• Jan 30, 2015 00:24 IST

    Kin of underworld don questioned in kidnapping case

    The police had questioned the relative of a gangster in connection with the kidnapping and extortion of the 17-year-old son of a city-based hotelier. However, he was let off later, as the police found he had no role to play in the case.

  • BMC
    Jan 30, 2015 00:26 IST

    After stay, experts unsure if civic body will implement parking policy

    With the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government (BJP) staying the implementation of the revised parking policy, which is aimed at promoting use of public transport, experts are unsure whether the policy will ever be implemented. They, however, feel the civic body should make amendments to make the policy suitable for citizens.

  • Jan 30, 2015 00:30 IST

    Navi Mumbai airport clears land roadblock

    All decks have been cleared for the construction of the Navi Mumbai international airport, as the major hurdle of land acquisition has been resolved.

  • Jan 30, 2015 00:34 IST

    Cops start drive against porn, 20 video theatres lose licences

    The police believe easy access to pornography is partly responsible for rise in crimes against women in slum pockets, which account for over 60% of such cases reported across the metropolis over the years.

  • IIT Bombay
    Jan 30, 2015 00:37 IST

    Students to probe causes of shrinking green cover at IIT-B

    Students at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, (IIT-B) have taken it upon themselves to highlight the fast-depleting green cover in their campus and the lack of measures to tackle the menace. They have compared photographs of the campus taken in 1968 with that of 2008 and 2014 to show the loss of green cover in the 566-acre campus.

  • Jan 30, 2015 00:41 IST

    Ashok Chavan leads race for Cong state chief

    Former chief minister Ashok Chavan is reportedly a frontrunner for the post of Congress state unit chief. The party leadership is expected to appoint a new state unit chief in a few days, to replace the incumbent Manikrao Thakre and boost the morale of the party.

  • Jan 30, 2015 00:45 IST

    HC asks for emergency medical rooms at stations

    The Bombay high court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure that Government Railway Police personnel are present at suburban railway stations round the clock, so that people injured in railway accidents can be shifted to hospitals without any delay. The bench also directed the Central and Western Railways to provide an emergency medical room at every suburban railway station where 100 or more accidents were reported in 2014.

  • A woman rests on a bed
    Jan 29, 2015 00:30 IST

    Dengue cases doubled since 2012

    There has been a 50% rise in dengue cases between 2012 and 2014, according to state health department data. Dengue cases in the state increased from 4,305 in 2012 to 5,610 in 2013 and to 8,425 in 2014. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of dengue cases across all states in India. Urban pockets, including Mumbai, Pune and rural areas of Chandrapur and Bhandara, had majority of the dengue cases, said state health officials.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Jan 29, 2015 00:35 IST

    Microsoft, global forum roped in to boost farming, create jobs in state

    Software giant Microsoft and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are joining hands with the state government to improve the lives of farmers and ensure better implementation of welfare schemes, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Jan 28, 2015 21:51 IST

    CM Fadnavis missed Obama dinner as invite sent by speed post

    CM Devendra Fadnavis missed the dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee for US President on January 25 because senior state officials in New Delhi decided to send the Rashtrapati Bhawan invite by speed post to the CMO and failed to inform the CM’s staff.

  • Vinod Tawde
    Jan 28, 2015 22:19 IST

    Mumbai: CCTVs to keep an eye on govt officials

    The initiative will start at the collector’s office. CCTV footage of waiting areas and meeting rooms be recorded and later analysed, in a bid ensure that officials honour their commitments.

  • Baya Weaver
    Jan 28, 2015 22:21 IST

    Where have all the birds gone from Mumbai?

    An analysis of bird sightings logged during the Mumbai bird races held between 2005 and 2014 has revealed a decline in their numbers across various habitats.

    Jan 28, 2015 22:10 IST

    A happy new year for Mumbai’s grim realty sector?

    A new report remained optimistic when it revealed the realty sector in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will recover from its slump because of the new government’s emphasis on manufacturing and the service industry.

  • Mumbai local
    Jan 28, 2015 22:12 IST

    Mumbai: CR puts work on raising height of 17 platforms on fast track

    Boarding or alighting at nine suburban stations on the Central Railway may soon get easier, as the administration has expedited the work of raising the height of the 17 platforms at these stations to 900mm to complete it by March 31.

  • BMC
    Jan 28, 2015 22:14 IST

    Mumbai: BMC rushes to clear contentious proposals worth Rs 650 crore

    An attempt by BMC’s ruling parties — the Shiv Sena and BJP — to get controversial contracts worth Rs 650 crore cleared in the civic standing committee meeting on Wednesday was foiled by Opposition parties.