Central Maharashtra or Marathwada may be staring at its worst water crisis in a decade, with just 8% water stock available in the region’s 814 dams and reservoirs. Worse: Just about a month of rains is left.
After skyrocketing for over a month, the prices of onions finally started falling on Friday, as fresh produce from Karnataka and Egypt landed at the wholesale APMC markets at Vashi and Lasalgaon.
Citing staff shortage during Ganeshotsav, the city’s school bus operators have asked the education department to allow them not to ply on the first few days of the festival.
Arrested media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver, accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, are likely to be jointly interrogated on Friday even as police widened the probe into the high-profile murder case.
Former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea has said slain Sheena Bora had told him she was his step-daughter but he had no reason to doubt his wife Indrani's denial of that claim though he found it “difficult to digest”.
Onions that have landed in Mumbai from Egypt – with a view to help lower the rates of the essential vegetable that had touched the Rs 80 a kg mark last week – bring no relief. According to traders, the imports are too little to have an impact.
Meet, Chandigarh-born Arshee Khosla whose happiness knows no bounds as she has secured the second spot in the Indian Economic Service Examination, the results of which were declared on Wednesday evening.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis approved several big-ticket infrastructure projects and the big bucks required to execute them at a meeting of the government authority of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Wednesday.
While actor Sanjay Dutt has been granted a 30-day parole, the reason why he got the emergency leave — for his daughter Iqra’s nose surgery — does not exist anymore, thanks to the five-month delay by the authorities.
Students found misusing additional exam rule; MU scraps exams.
With insufficient water stock even after almost three months of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday announced a 20% cut in the amount of water supplied to households and 50% cut for hotels, industries, soft drink or water bottling units, swimming pools and other bulk water consumers, starting midnight.
With the monsoon playing truant in seven catchment areas that supply water to the city, the civic body is likely to impose a 20% or less water cut on both commercial and residential areas across the city.
The Indian rupee taking a hit against the US dollar in the past week raised concerns of foreign vacations becoming dearer, especially to America or Europe, but travel operators said the fluctuation in global currencies means holidaying at certain popular international destinations could actually become cheaper.
Some other restaurants in Mumbai are mulling raising the rates of dishes on their menu. The costly onion may make eating out more expensive.
Actor and 1993 bomb blast convict Sanjay Dutt has been granted a 30-day parole.