• Vinod Tawde
    Jun 30, 2015 11:28 IST

    Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde accused of scam, denies charges

    Education minister Vinod Tawde has become the second minister in the Maharashtra government to be accused of irregularities in awarding contracts, with authorities seeking a probe into allegations that his department finalised a Rs 191-crore contract without mandatory e-tendering.

  • Arthur Road Jail
    Jun 30, 2015 00:52 IST

    Probe Arthur Road jail rate card claims: State

    The state government has ordered a high-level probe into the irregularities in Arthur Road jail, which Hindustan Times reported about on Monday (June 29). The HT report, based on what a management graduate said he experienced for two years inside the prison, had highlighted an alleged illegal rate card that exists within the jail, where inmates are charged money even for basic amenities by the staff.

  • Churchgate, 3
    Jun 30, 2015 00:54 IST

    Rlys looks at advanced tech for safer travel

    To reduce the possibility of accidents such as the Sunday incident at Churchgate station and to provide more trains for commuters, the railways is looking at installing more advanced controlling systems in suburban trains.

  • SSC results
    Jun 29, 2015 22:53 IST

    Students pin hopes on FYJC second merit list Tuesday

    Aspirants expect drop in cut-offs to get seats in the college of their choice.

  • Mumbai University
    Jun 29, 2015 22:58 IST

    Zoology textbook created by MU faculty, students launched

    The first-ever textbook for first-year BSc students, created by the faculty and students of Mumbai university’s zoology department, was launched by Ravindra Waikar, minister of state for higher and technical education at the varsity’s Kalina campus on Monday.

  • Ramdas Kadam
    Jun 29, 2015 23:01 IST

    Maharashtra: Ramdas Kadam allows green panels to meet

    After putting nearly 400-odd proposals on hold for two months by staying meetings of three green panels set up under the ministry of environment and forests to review mega projects in Maharashtra, environment minister Ramdas Kadam has now asked the committees to meet in the first week of July.

  • Baby Patankar
    Jun 29, 2015 23:04 IST

    Conviction of cops in Patankar drugs case unlikely, say experts

    All five policemen arrested in the drugs case involving Shashikala ‘Baby’ Patankar were released on bail recently, and legal experts say that in the current circumstances, the possibility of their conviction appears bleak.

  • churchgate, 1
    Jun 29, 2015 23:07 IST

    Churchgate train crash: Suresh Prabhu panned for ‘late’ probe order

    Suburban services on the Western Railway were restored on Monday morning, almost 24 hours after a freak accident in which a train hit the buffer at Churchgate station and ran onto the platform.

  • Toll plaza
    Jun 29, 2015 22:49 IST

    Heavy vehicles will have to pay toll on Sion-Panvel highway for 6 more months

    The Maharashtra government has allowed the Sion-Panvel Tollways Private Limited, which has done major improvements on the highway, to continue collecting the charge.

  • weather
    Jun 29, 2015 22:45 IST

    Temperatures rise in Mumbai as rain plays truant

    After two days of scanty rainfall in Mumbai and suburbs, the city witnessed a rise in temperatures. Further, officials from the IMD on Monday said there would be scanty rainfall for the next seven days.

  • School Bus-N
    Jun 29, 2015 22:44 IST

    Mumbai too cramped to follow RTE norms, say school principals

    Boundary walls and student-teacher ratios are just two of the RTE norms schools must conform to if they are to conduct classes this year, but many institutions have asked the state government to come up with a feasible alternative.

  • Monorail
    Jun 29, 2015 22:48 IST

    Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail: three girders launched

    Three beams or girders were laid between MbPT Yard and Wadala on Sunday, as part of the work on the phase two of the monorail on the Wadala-Jacob Circle stretch, an exercise which took more than four hours.

  • teachers' day
    Jun 29, 2015 22:40 IST

    Relax RTE rules in cramped Mumbai, BMC asks Maharashtra

    Around 200 of Mumbai's 1,703 schools have been banned from conducting classes this academic year after they were found to be flouting rules under the Right to Education (RTE) Act that relate to campus safety and student-teacher ratios.

  • ganesh visarjan
    Jun 29, 2015 22:42 IST

    BJP, Shiv Sena oppose HC decision on pandals

    The Maharashtra government may have to take a stand against the high court’s decision not to allow setting up of pandals for Ganpati, Dahi handi and Navratri in Mumbai.

  • Abu Salem
    Jun 29, 2015 20:06 IST

    Yes, I do: Abu Salem agrees to marry Mumbra woman

    Fifteen days after a 25-year-old woman from Mumbra moved court seeking to marry Abu Salem, the gangster has agreed to wed her to “rescue her from the defamation and social trauma”.