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Pawar says willing to settle for few less than 144 seats

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday hinted that his party would take a flexible stand in seat- sharing talks with the Congress for the coming assembly elections.

Being left-handed no more a taboo

For generations, cultural biases have encouraged the notion that left means bad or inauspicious. However, with an increased awareness, this is not the case anymore.

National School of Drama plans to open a centre in Mumbai

Theatre aspirants in the state have a reason to rejoice as the National School of Drama (NSD), the theatre training institute in Delhi, is planning a Mumbai centre in few months.

Petrol pumps in Maharashtra go on strike

Around 4,100 retail petrol-diesel outlets in Maharashtra went on a day-long strike Monday to protest against multiple taxes in the state, an official said.

1 killed, 30 injured in Navi Mumbai hotel fire

One person was killed and 30 others were injured in a major fire at a hotel in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area early Friday morning, civic officials said.

Thane: Techie in coma, cops look for auto driver

The police said Swapnali Nitin Laud, 24, a software engineer who works in an IT firm at Wagle Estate, Thane, was on her way home around 9:30pm on Tuesday when the incident took place.

Campa Cola: SC asks Maharashtra govt if flat owners should get a chance

The Supreme Court sought on Monday a response from the Maharashtra government and BMC on whether owners of the illegal flats at Worli’s Campa Cola housing society could be given another chance to save their homes.

Three students drown at sea near Juhu

An outing to Juhu beach to celebrate a birthday turned into tragedy for 11 college students from Thane as three of them are feared to have drowned after they ventured into the sea on Friday afternoon. This is second incident in past 24 hours after a 17-year-old boy was feared to have drowned at Versova on Thursday.

Landslide in Chembur leaves 6-year-old boy dead in shanty

As incessant rains hit the city, a six-year-old died on Thursday morning at Vashi Naka in Chembur when a boulder fell on the shanty he used to live in.

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.

Indore boy walks into Mumbai police cell to meet CID actors

When a 13-year-old boy walked into the office of Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell recently, the police thought he may have some information that would lead to seizure of drugs.

Pune tragedy: Chavan says focus is on saving maximum lives

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, who rushed to Malin village after hearing the news of the landslide said that the state government would compensate all the families and if required even rehabilitate the entire village.

People in village near Pune slept as landslide buried them; 21 bodies found, many trapped

Nearly 167 residents, majority of them said to be sleeping, were trapped when a portion of a nearby hill fell on them after heavy rains. The catastrophe occurred in the wee hours on Wednesday morning.

Mumbai: Heavy rain adds 34 days of water stock for city

After three days of heavy rainfall, the seven lakes that supply water to the city are showing significant signs of recovery. In the last 24 hours, the city has got an additional 34 days of water stock.

Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs

An alert of 'very heavy' rainfall in Mumbai has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) regional centre on Tuesday, with the rains expected to intensify in the next 24 hours.
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