HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


Congress’ core vote banks have deserted party

As the poll results revealed, the BJP replaced the Congress as the single-largest party in the state with 122 seats (a record of 20 years) and it became apparent the party had lost its 'core constituency'.

Maharashtra: Cong won’t support Shiv Sena-led state govt

The possibility of supporting a Shiv Sena-led government to pose an opposition to the BJP was ruled out by the Congress state leadership, when it met on Monday night.

Congress leaders blame Prithviraj Chavan for poll debacle

The senior leaders, as well as a majority of the newly-elected legislators, are up in arms against the idea of having Chavan as the leader of the Congress legislative party.

Errant schools get a second chance to admit RTE students

Deferring its decision to recommend de-recognition of those schools which refused admissions to RTE students, the education department has now given them a second chance to admit students.

Mumbai: Organic is the way to grow for these urban farmers

For the past five years, Urban Leaves India – a group of amateur organic farmers – has been spreading awareness about urban farming in Mumbai.

Bullied on a train? Log on to Facebook to complain

The page was recently launched by the GRP, who say that it can be a useful tool for those who want to report incidents of bullying, using videos or photos of bullying incidents.

Another IM operative granted bail in terror emails case

Farooque Tarkash, an accountant from Pune, was granted bail on grounds of parity, as another accused in the case who was arrested on the same charges had been granted bail earlier by Bombay HC.

Foreigners entering India to be screened for Ebola

Until now, travellers from five West African countries, which have reported an outbreak of Ebola, were being screened. The decision has been taken in accordance with the government of India’s nine-point guideline for EVD preparedness.

Give ACB free hand to probe cases against babus: PIL

A Mumbai activist has approached the Bombay HC seeking to quash a circular requiring the anti-corruption bureau to seek the state’s approval before starting any inquiry against an IAS/IPS officer or a minister.

EC notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray over hate speech

The national BJP legal cell chief Vinod Tiwari on Friday demanded the Election Commission (EC) of India immediately derecognise the MNS for making hate speeches during the Assembly election campaign.

Mumbai reported most dengue deaths in Maharashtra in 2014

Of all districts in Maharashtra, Mumbai has recorded the maximum number of dengue deaths this year, according to the state health department.

Are security forces responsible for Gadchiroli’s high turnout?

While travelling through the district, the HT found although there was genuine interest among the people of the conflict zone to be part of the electoral democracy, there are a few unsavoury practices employed by security forces to boost the turnout.

Following in father’s footsteps, Pankaja may play peacemaker

Pankaja Munde, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state core committee member, is willing to bridge the gap between her party and former ally, the Shiv Sena, in case the two parties need to form a government together in the state.

Chavan draws flak for Adarsh remarks

 Congress leaders have attacked former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan for his controversial remarks about his predecessors and the Adarsh scam.

Mumbai: 19-yr-old abused, pushed in Churchgate-bound suburban train

A 19-year-old was allegedly abused and pushed by a group of four to five people in a Churchgate-bound train on Friday, because he was standing on ‘their spot’ in the train.
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