Mumbai

  • weather balloons
    May 25, 2015 14:03 IST

    5 parachute-like objects at Mumbai airport could be weather balloons

    The aerial objects that created a flutter at the Mumbai airport on Saturday when two Jet Airways flights were asked to abort take-off and landing could be weather balloons, officials of the aviation safety regulator said on Monday.

  • Anil Desai
    May 25, 2015 15:54 IST

    Sena mocks Fadnavis' comments on poll-eve split in Maharashtra

    Taking a jibe at Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that the split of saffron allies ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections brought out the true strength of the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Monday said such comments are needed to boost the morale of party workers.

  • rafting
    May 25, 2015 16:03 IST

    This 'No TV Weekend', all fun and games in Mumbai

    Turn off the box and take to the skies. You can fly a Boeing simulator this weekend, join a gaming group, head to Mumbai’s indoor football fields or shoot at friends with lasers.

  • Lohumi
    May 25, 2015 17:05 IST

    Versova residents take fight to save Mumbai’s declining green cover online

    To save Mumbai’s shrinking green cover, two Versova residents, Neha Singh and Dhruv Lohumi, have taken matters into their own hands by starting a petition asking civic chief Ajoy Mehta to stop the hacking of trees.

  • campuscalling
    May 25, 2015 16:41 IST

    Mumbai students delve deep into field before studying it

    While interning is becoming mandatory in some courses, the practice of interning before pursuing a degree is catching on among Mumbai youth.

  • Facebook
    May 25, 2015 17:04 IST

    Mumbai: Obscene comments posted on social media against govt officer

    An officer from the rural development department in Mantralaya has registered a complaint with the Azad Maidan police station, alleging that a public page has been created on a social networking site, where obscene comments about her have been posted. The 41-year-officer said someone has been deliberately trying to defame her.

  • MHADA
    May 25, 2015 00:55 IST

    Maharashtra: Have an empty house? You may have to pay double tax

    If you own a house and it is unoccupied, you may soon have to pay a new tax—the vacant apartment tax— which will be double the amount levied on the property at present.

  • LPG cylinder blast
    May 25, 2015 16:37 IST

    Truck with LPG cylinders catches fire on Mumbai-Goa highway

    A truck carrying around 300 LPG cylinders caught fire near Pen on the Mumbai-Goa highway after it collided with another truck, on Sunday morning. The road was shut for almost four hours after the accident.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    May 25, 2015 00:59 IST

    Split helped BJP, but it is not end of ties with Sena: Fadnavis

    A day after he said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had gained from its split with the Shiv Sena before the Assembly elections, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis sought to soften the blow saying this did not mean the saffron alliance would break up.

  • Mumbai fire chief Sunil Nesarikar
    May 25, 2015 01:01 IST

    Mumbai fire chief hurt in Kalbadevi blaze dies

    Chief fire officer of the Mumbai fire brigade, Sunil Nesarikar, died of multi-organ failure at the National Burns Centre on Sunday.

  • Amit Shah
    May 24, 2015 00:27 IST

    Split with Sena helped BJP learn its true strength: CM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first state convention since it came to power in Maharashtra – and completed one year at the Centre – kicked off on Saturday at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, once a bastion of the Congress and NCP. It began on an expansionist note, with a rallying call from party president Amit Shah, who urged party workers not to leave a single seat, block or village in the state without a BJP flag.

  • MBA graduate Mumbai Zeshan Ali Khan
    May 24, 2015 00:13 IST

    Punish firm for discrimination against Zeshan Ali Khan, NGO tells PM

    The All India Milli Council (AIMC), an NGO, on Saturday demanded that the license of the diamond firm that allegedly denied a job to a Muslim man on the basis of his religion be impounded.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    May 23, 2015 21:07 IST

    Mumbai: Car with Maharashtra CM's wife meets with accident

    The Worli police on Friday registered a Traffic Accidental Report after a car in which Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife was travelling met with a minor accident.

  • May 24, 2015 00:03 IST

    Spread word of victories, Shah tells workers

    Wary of the counterattack launched by the opposition, and criticism from its own troublesome ally, the Shiv Sena, the BJP top brass is looking to use its two-day state convention in Kolhapur, which kicked off on Saturday, to respond to its critics and set its house in order.

  • Areeb Majeed
    May 23, 2015 20:52 IST

    Kuwait national gave $1K to ISIS recruit Areeb Majeeb

    A Kuwait national helped Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who joined the outlawed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with 1,000 US dollars while he was in Baghdad.