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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

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BJP-Sena talks resume, no immediate breakthrough

The meeting between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena went on late into Friday and was more of an ice-breaker. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Maharashtra cooperation minister Chandrakant Patil met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence, Matoshree.

Tata Power consumers won’t have to pay extra to change network

Suburban consumers of Tata Power Company can continue to use Reliance Infrastructure’s network to get cheaper power supply from the former.

World-class gardens in city: Low bids raise questions on quality

The civic body’s plan to develop gardens across the city into world-class open spaces has hit a familiar roadblock— the amounts quoted by the contractors are nearly 70% lower than the Rs102-crore cost estimate.

State set to get single emergency helpline

On the lines of the well-known 911 service in the US, you may soon be able to dial a single helpline number for emergencies of any kind.

Session in mind, BJP wants Sena on board

With 10 days to go for the state legislature’s winter session at Nagpur, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to get former ally Shiv Sena to join its minority government.

DGCA restricts flights from Ebola-affected countries

Unhappy with Ebola screening measures in place at small airports, the Indian aviation regulator on Thursday directed airlines to restrict landings of flights from Ebola-affected regions to seven Indian airports.  

Kin of 13/7 blast victims have been compensated, state tells HC

Families of three victims from outside Maharashtra who died in the 13/7 blasts have been paid pending compensation, along with interest, the state government informed the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday.

NGO plans drive to make bus travel safe for women in the city

Aditi Verma (name changed) used to look forward to travelling by bus, till a year ago. Things changed for her the day she was touched inappropriately by a man on her way to work.

Camera traps at SGNP to learn more about leopards, their prey

For some years now, park officials have determined leopard prey-base density only on the basis of a water hole count. WII will use the line-transect method to estimate leopard prey density.

Fadnavis to sack non-BJP officials appointed by previous government

A day after sacking Cidco chairman Pramod Hindurao, a political appointee of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to remove all other office bearers not affiliated to the BJP, in a few days.

DGP Dayal top contender for CBI director’s post

Sanjeev Dayal, Maharashtra director general of police (DGP) has emerged as one of the top contenders for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director.

2 rallies today, brace for traffic jams

With two rallies to protest against Dalit atrocities, you can expect major traffic jams in the island city on Friday afternoon
Led by Ramdas Athawale, the Republican Party of India (RPI) will march from Chaityabhoomi in Dadar to Mantralaya.

Jolt to Cong: NCP wants Council head, leader of Oppn posts

The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has made it clear that it will stake claim on the post of chairman and leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council.

State seeks Rs. 4,500 cr from Centre, Sena meets guv

The state government on Thursday decided to ask the Centre for Rs4,500 crore relief package for drought-hit farmers.

Behave in meetings, CM tells ministers

The weekly Cabinet meeting took a dramatic turn on Thursday morning with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis having to rein in two senior ministers, Eknath Khadse and Prakash Mehta, who were passing remarks on bureaucrats.
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