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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Mumbai

NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar
Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Thursday said past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls.

Politicians clean up wiki profiles ahead of state polls

Devendra Fadnavis
With many voters going online to get details on candidates before Maharashtra assembly polls, politicians and their supporters are sanitising their profiles on Wikipedia.

Maharashtra: Emergency landing for navy chopper

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An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter made an emergency unscheduled landing at Uran village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning after its engine developed a technical problem.

Battle for Maharashtra
Congress-NCP stalemate on seat sharing continues

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar

The seat-sharing talks between the ruling Congress-NCP alliance seem to be going nowhere with both parties on Wednesday claiming the other was playing truant.

Sena mouthpiece mocks BJP, Shah in city for talks

Amit Shah
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national president Amit Shah landed in Mumbai on Wednesday to resolve the dispute with the Shiv Sena over seat-sharing amid signs that neither side was willing to budge.

Locked out by landlord, 53-yr-old still homeless 2 months after filing FIR

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When Nita Chotalal, 53, returned to her Santacruz home on July 20, she was in for a shock — the door locks had been changed by her landlord.

Mumbai: Schools rejig exam dates to avoid clash with state polls

12th standard students
With Maharashtra assembly elections falling during exam period, many city schools have had to schedule their oral and practical exams after the vacation. Exam results will also be delayed by a few weeks.

Battle for Maharashtra
‘Six Sigma’ dabbawalla of Mumbai wants to be a candidate this election

Dabbawallahs
The legendary dabbawallas of Mumbai want their party of choice, the Shiv Sena, to give a ticket to at least one of their nearly 5,000 members to contest the upcoming state assembly election.

Mumbai: BMC plans state-of-the-art sports complex at Borivli

Moga sports complex
According to the initial plan, the stadium and the sports complex will be developed at a cost of Rs. 200 crore, spread over a 53,886-sqm plot located off SV Road, and easily accessible from the Borivli station.

Mumbai: Constable suspended for taking police jeep for 24-hr joyride

Mumbai police
A 26-year-old constable from the motor transport department of the Mumbai police took his wife and children for a picnic around the city and Thane. His mistake: he took a police jeep that too without informing anyone.

Xi Jinping is open-minded and realistic: Dalai Lama

 Dalai Lama
Amid protests in New Delhi by Tibetans against the government for according a red carpet welcome to Chinese president, the community's spiritual leader Dalai Lama called the Sino-Indian relationship as 'important to Asia'.

Hoardings should not be banned, says Mumbai's new mayor

Hoardings
Toeing the line of former mayor Sunil Prabhu, the new mayor Snehal Ambekar has said there is no need for a ban on banners and hoardings in the city.

NCP sticks to anti-Brahmin agenda

BCCI meeting
After a poor show in the Lok Sabha polls, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is back with its tried-and-tested formula: stir up the anti-Brahmin sentiment to consolidate the Bahujan votebank in western Maharashtra.

Mumbai: 19-year-old held for molesting minor

child abuse minor rape
A 19-year-old Dahisar resident, who allegedly molested a minor girl on two separate occasions over the past four days, was arrested on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Man slits minor’s throat, stabs her to death outside her house

Murder
Upset that she spurned his advances, the man dragged the teenager out of her house, slit her throat and stabbed her in the stomach, outside her house in a slum in Bhiwandi, on Wednesday.
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