Mumbai

  • Dharavi
    Jul 30, 2015 16:16 IST

    Mumbai: Policy to revamp crumbling BDD chawls to be framed

    The Maharashtra government will frame a policy to revamp BDD (Bombay development department) chawls in the coming months. This was announced in the legislative council during the ongoing monsoon session on Wednesday.

  • Devandra Fadnavis interview
    Jul 30, 2015 16:17 IST

    Work in progress in Maharashtra: Law to root out corruption

    In a bid to rein in corrupt government officials, the Maharashtra government will enact an independent law to seize the properties of the accused.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 06:51 IST

    1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon hanged at Nagpur jail

    Yakub Memon, the lone convict sentenced to death in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was hanged at the Nagpur central jail on Thursday morning, less than two hours after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea in a dramatic legal tussle.

  • Malin village
    Jul 30, 2015 15:56 IST

    Pune: Year on, Malin mudslide victims still homeless

    The Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to make Malin village, where 151 people died in mudslide a year ago, a ‘model of rehabilitation’ is stuck in its own rules, forcing affected families to live in temporary sheds without basic amenities.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 14:49 IST

    Yakub Memon didn't sleep, broke down after meeting brother

    Yakub Memon’s last wish was to meet to his daughter after he was told he had exhausted all hope of stalling the execution but the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict had to be content with a telephone conversation, jail authorities said on Thursday.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:56 IST

    Yakub hanging: Sleepless night for Nagpur security officials

    It was not just the Supreme Court judges, lawyers and members of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s family who spent a sleepless night ahead of his Thursday execution. Jail and police authorities in Nagpur didn’t get any shut eye either.

  • Malin Photo 6
    Jul 30, 2015 15:58 IST

    Malin mudslide tragedy now a part of school curriculum

    Once year since, the Malin tragedy is now part of the syllabus to ensure schoolchildren develop a better understanding of natural calamities.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 08:14 IST

    Yakub Memon did not make a will

    Yakub Memon, the only convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case who was hanged to death on Thursday morning, did not make a will.

  • Malin Photo 5
    Jul 30, 2015 16:04 IST

    23 villages in Pune live in fear of Malin repeat: Survey

    Twenty-three villages in Pune district, mostly in the northern part, have been identified as vulnerable to landslides and mudslides like the one in Malin, a government survey has revealed.

  • 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
    Jul 30, 2015 01:10 IST

    'Hanging one culprit can’t compensate the deaths I saw that day'

    For victims of the blast and relatives of those who died, the execution of the only blast convict on death row gives them a sense of justice served albeit a bit late.

  • Jul 30, 2015 01:09 IST

    9 killed in Thakurli building collapse; owners booked

    After a 13-hour rescue operation in the pouring rain, authorities pulled out nine bodies from the debris of a two-storey building at Thakurli, which collapsed on Tuesday.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 17:05 IST

    Maharashtra governor rejects Yakub Memon's mercy plea

    Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.

  • Thane building collapse
    Jul 29, 2015 07:38 IST

    Thane building collapse: 9 found dead after 13 hrs of rescue ops

    After 13 hours of rescue operations in the rain by the of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF), Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Mumbai fire department, nine bodies were pulled out of the debris after a three-storey building collapsed at Thakurli, near Dombivli, on Tuesday night. Out of the 15 people rescued, 10 are severely injured

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 28, 2015 23:23 IST

    Memon may not hang soon as SC refers petition to larger bench

    Home dept officials say Yakub Memon’s execution will have to be postponed after Supreme Court defers its verdict on his petition for the 2nd straight day

  • A farmer
    Jul 28, 2015 23:34 IST

    Maharashtra: First rocket to cause rain may be fired soon

    In the next three to four days, Maharashtra is likely to see the first trial of a new technology to cause rain – by shooting rockets into the sky. A village in Nashik is being considered as the location for the trial.