Mumbai

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    Apr 01, 2015 00:41 IST

    Soon, free Wi-Fi services at CST

    Suburban commuters will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). The project undertaken by Rail Tel, a public sector subsidiary of the railways, is close to completion. The company has already installed 24-25 routers on the CST premises.

  • BMC
    Apr 01, 2015 00:45 IST

    Reducing project cost raises doubts

    The city might soon get more than 400 developed open and green spaces, but how good their condition will be remains to be seen.

  • Girish Mahajan
    Apr 01, 2015 00:49 IST

    Girish Mahajan not new to controversies

    Although reports of water resources minister Girish Mahajan carrying a gun to a school programme in Jalgaon led to an uproar in the legislature and criticism from across the state, people from his home district were not very surprised. The minister is known for courting trouble.

  • Apr 01, 2015 00:52 IST

    More commercial, less housing space on Linking and SV Rds

    The 4.5-km stretch of Linking and SV Roads from Bandra to Santacruz could become an even more congested maze and squeeze long-time residents out of their homes if the draft development plan for Mumbai goes through unchanged.

  • A farmer surveys his crop damaged by rain and hailstorm in Bhilwara on Sunday
    Mar 31, 2015 22:47 IST

    Maharashtra govt gives nod to probe 3 Vidarbha irrigations projects

    The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said a nod had been given for an open inquiry into the allegations of irregularities in three irrigation projects in Vidarbha. Water resources minister Girish Mahajan said the government had given permission after the ACB decided to inquire into the projects.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Mar 31, 2015 22:37 IST

    Maharashtra govt may levy taxes on sugar meant for commercial use

    You may soon have to pay more for chocolates, cold drinks and sweets. With the Maharashtra government mulling dual pricing of sugar to make up the difference between the cost of production and selling price, the prices of all these items will go up.

  • School kid
    Mar 31, 2015 22:41 IST

    Mumbai: Lottery for 11k RTE seats on April 2

    Lottery for online admissions to seats reserved under the Right to Education (RTE) will finally be held on April 2 after much delay, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is in charge of primary education in Mumbai, announced on Tuesday.

  • Bombay high court
    Mar 31, 2015 22:42 IST

    Special students to be allowed writers: NIOS

    Even as the Bombay high court decided to hear the issue of differently-abled students not being allowed writers for their Class 10 and 12 exams conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), the institute, in a relief to students, said that candidates will be allowed to use writers during the exam.

  • Swine flu
    Mar 31, 2015 22:44 IST

    Mumbai: H1N1 claims 2 senior citizens, toll rises to 17

    Two senior citizens from Mumbai became the latest victims of swine flu on Tuesday. The city also reported 12 new cases, in addition to three patients who were brought from outside the city for treatment.

  • Gujarat Police
    Mar 31, 2015 22:19 IST

    Mumbai: 1 held for cheating MBA graduates with job promise

    The Mumbai crime branch bust a fake job racket after at least eight MBA graduates were cheated of Rs 20 lakh on the pretext of getting them jobs in Canada and Singapore.

  • Air India1
    Mar 31, 2015 22:23 IST

    40% jump in bookings: Mumbaiites to take off for mini vacations

    According to travel operators, flight and hotel bookings this Easter — starting from Thursday (April 2 being a public holiday on account of Mahavir Jayanti) — rose by more than 40% over the same period last year.

  • Students of Class 12
    Mar 31, 2015 22:29 IST

    Bombay HC to decide on issue of writers in board exam for learning-disabled

    Taking note of a decision by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to stop providing writers for Class 10 and Class 12 students with learning disabilities, the Bombay high court converted a letter it received to a suo motu public interest litigation.

  • Sex education
    Mar 31, 2015 22:31 IST

    Sex education, info on pregnancy needed in villages: Bombay HC

    The Bombay high court on Tuesday said early information about pregnancy and sex education in villages can avoid incidents like the one in Yavatmal district where 400 girls under 18 have had children with contract workers.

  • Snehal Ambekar
    Mar 31, 2015 22:33 IST

    BMC fund row: MNS asks Mumbai mayor to quit; Opposition demands inquiry

    A day after the MNS released controversial audio clips of mayor Snehal Ambekar’s telephonic conversation over the distribution of development funds, the opposition parties on Tuesday demanded a criminal investigation into the matter in the legislature.

  • BMC
    Mar 31, 2015 22:34 IST

    BMC fund row: MNS leaders to submit proofs to ACB

    The two Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leaders have been asked by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to verify the allegations they levelled against the mayor on Wednesday.