• May 25, 2015 00:55 IST

    Have an empty house? You may have to pay double tax

    If you own a house and it is unoccupied, you may soon have to pay a new tax—the vacant apartment tax— which will be double the amount levied on the property at present.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    May 25, 2015 00:59 IST

    Split helped BJP, but it is not end of ties with Sena: Fadnavis

    A day after he said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had gained from its split with the Shiv Sena before the Assembly elections, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis sought to soften the blow saying this did not mean the saffron alliance would break up.

  • Kalbadevi
    May 25, 2015 01:01 IST

    Fire chief hurt in Kalbadevi blaze dies

    Chief fire officer of the Mumbai fire brigade, Sunil Nesarikar, died of multi-organ failure at the National Burns Centre on Sunday.

  • Amit Shah
    May 24, 2015 00:27 IST

    Split with Sena helped BJP learn its true strength: CM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first state convention since it came to power in Maharashtra – and completed one year at the Centre – kicked off on Saturday at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, once a bastion of the Congress and NCP. It began on an expansionist note, with a rallying call from party president Amit Shah, who urged party workers not to leave a single seat, block or village in the state without a BJP flag.

  • MBA graduate Mumbai Zeshan Ali Khan
    May 24, 2015 00:13 IST

    Punish firm for discrimination against Zeshan Ali Khan, NGO tells PM

    The All India Milli Council (AIMC), an NGO, on Saturday demanded that the license of the diamond firm that allegedly denied a job to a Muslim man on the basis of his religion be impounded.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    May 23, 2015 21:07 IST

    Mumbai: Car with Maharashtra CM's wife meets with accident

    The Worli police on Friday registered a Traffic Accidental Report after a car in which Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife was travelling met with a minor accident.

  • May 24, 2015 00:03 IST

    Spread word of victories, Shah tells workers

    Wary of the counterattack launched by the opposition, and criticism from its own troublesome ally, the Shiv Sena, the BJP top brass is looking to use its two-day state convention in Kolhapur, which kicked off on Saturday, to respond to its critics and set its house in order.

  • Areeb Majeed
    May 23, 2015 20:52 IST

    Kuwait national gave $1K to ISIS recruit Areeb Majeeb

    A Kuwait national helped Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who joined the outlawed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with 1,000 US dollars while he was in Baghdad.

  • TB patient
    May 23, 2015 20:45 IST

    Mumbai: Since 2010, 40% rise in maternal deaths; TB top killer

    Maternal deaths in Mumbai have increased 40% over the past five years. Data from the civic body, which records these deaths every month, revealed that the top cause of maternal deaths in Mumbai is tuberculosis, an infectious disease that is curable.

  • Air India1
    May 23, 2015 20:48 IST

    Frequent fliers say new unbundling plan not helping fares

    Frequent fliers have opposed the civil aviation ministry’s recent revision of the airfare unbundling policy, saying the revision was not discussed with passengers.

  • Film City shooting
    May 23, 2015 20:50 IST

    Film City shootout: Police track down owner of motorbike

    A day after the shootout at Film City in Goregaon (East), the police tracked down the owner of the motorbike on which two shooters had come to execute the shootout on Friday afternoon.

  • Beef ban
    May 23, 2015 17:15 IST

    Maharashtra: Cop shunted for asking cleric to be mum on cow slaughter

    A police inspector in Nanded town of Maharashtra has been transferred after he issued a notice to a 'maulvi' of a local mosque, allegedly asking him to ensure that no one speaks against cow slaughter ban during a protest rally planned over the issue.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    May 23, 2015 15:44 IST

    Poll-eve split with Sena helped BJP realise its might: Fadnavis

    Defending Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) decision to part ways with long time partner Shiv Sena ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls last year, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the split of the saffron allies brought out the true strength of the BJP.

  • Kalbadevi
    May 23, 2015 19:55 IST

    Kalbadevi blaze fallout: Online fire audit plan to be revived?

    The deaths of three senior fire officers in the recent Kalbadevi fire has prompted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to bring the project back on track.

  • Aruna Shanbaug
    May 23, 2015 19:56 IST

    Maharashtra textbooks could get chapter on Aruna Shanbaug’s nurses

    Education minister Vinod Tawde said he will suggest to the board of studies that a chapter be added on the nurses’ work and of the care they took of Shanbaug till her death on May 18.