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Seaplane service between Mumbai-Lonavala to begin on Aug 25

Amphibian seaplane
The first commercial flight of the much-awaited seaplane services will take off for Pawana dam in Lonavala from Mumbai on August 25, Maharashtra tourism and public works minister Chhagan Bhujbal announced on Thursday.

63% rise in molestation cases on Mumbai local trains

local train
The city’s local trains continue to be unsafe for women commuters, with a 63% rise in cases of molestation and misbehaviour in 2014 (between January and July), as compared with the same period last year. Even with the alarming rise, however, the Government Railway Police (GRP) said many cases were still going unreported.

Mumbai: ACB to upload photos of corrupt on FB

In a bid to check corruption and embarrass the offenders, the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is planning to launch a page on a popular social networking site where it would upload the pictures of those caught for taking bribes.

Willing to settle for few less than 144 seats: Pawar

Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday hinted that his party would take a flexible stand in seat- sharing talks with the Congress for the coming assembly elections.

Mumbai: 47 docs fall ill after eating I-Day sweets

Forty-seven resident doctors at the Sion hospital were admitted to the casualty ward after they fell ill after consuming sweets served at the hospital canteen on Friday.

Pawar says willing to settle for few less than 144 seats

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday hinted that his party would take a flexible stand in seat- sharing talks with the Congress for the coming assembly elections.

National School of Drama plans to open a centre in Mumbai

Students of National School of Drama
Theatre aspirants in the state have a reason to rejoice as the National School of Drama (NSD), the theatre training institute in Delhi, is planning a Mumbai centre in few months.

1 killed, 30 injured in Navi Mumbai hotel fire

One person was killed and 30 others were injured in a major fire at a hotel in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area early Friday morning, civic officials said.

Campa Cola: SC asks Maharashtra govt if flat owners should get a chance

A policeman stands

The Supreme Court sought on Monday a response from the Maharashtra government and BMC on whether owners of the illegal flats at Worli’s Campa Cola housing society could be given another chance to save their homes.

Mumbai: Man jumps from Bandra-Worli sea link

Bandra-Worli sea link
A 65-year-old man, suffering from prolonged illness and depression, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the sea in Mumbai on Tuesday, police said.

Maharashtra: Narayan Rane no show at Cong meet to screen assembly poll candidates

Ajit Pawar, Narayan Rane, Nilesh Rane
One of Congress' senior leaders, Narayan Rane, stayed away from the first meeting, on Sunday, of the poll panel to screen candidates for the assembly elections, barely two months away.

Maharashtra: PM chides Chavan, flags off campaign

Modi INS Kolkata
With his sights set on ending the Congress- NCP’s 15-year rule in Maharashtra, PM Narendra Modi, on Saturday, launched the BJP’s assembly polls campaign by outlining the development agenda at functions in Raigad and Solapur districts.

Trouble for NCP as leaders criticise Ajit Pawar’s ‘dictatorial’ style

Ajit Pawar
 Two leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) attacked deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s style of leadership on Wednesday, with one of them having already joined Shiv Sena, sending out the signal that the party has a lot to think about before Maharashtra goes to the polls late this year.

Culprits of 66% juvenile crimes in India last year were over 16


Juvenile criminals between 16 and 18 years accounted for more than 60% of the crimes registered against minors in India last year, recently released figures of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) have revealed.

Being left-handed no more a taboo

For generations, cultural biases have encouraged the notion that left means bad or inauspicious. However, with an increased awareness, this is not the case anymore.
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