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Ex-attorney general Vahanvati dead

Mumbai, Sep 2 : Legal luminary and former attorney general of India Goolamhoossein Essaji Vahanvati died following cardiac arrest at a private hospital here Tuesday evening, official sources said. He was 65.


Power failure cripples Mumbai, supply still not normal

Mumbai, Sep 2 : A sudden power crisis gripped India's commercial capital Tuesday with several areas facing power blackouts and load-shedding as a key power generating station developed problems. Normal power supply was only likely to be restored by late night.


Blackouts, load-shedding hits parts of Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 2 : A sudden power crisis gripped Mumbai Tuesday with several areas in the city and suburbs experiencing temporary blackouts and rotational load-shedding.


Congress launches campaign for Maharashtra polls, attacks Centre

Mumbai, Sep 1 : Launching its election campaign for the Maharashtra assembly polls, the Congress Monday attacked the NDA central government on various issues including denying power to the state and having a secret agenda to divide it.


C.V. Rao is new Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 30 : Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, a veteran BJP leader from Telangana, was Saturday evening sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra.


C. V. Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 30 : C.V. Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan here.


Pakistan expo in Mumbai cancelled at last minute

Mumbai, Aug 29 : The second 'Made In Pakistan Expo Mumbai', scheduled to start Aug 31, was abruptly cancelled at the last minute by the organisers Friday.


Pakistan expo in Mumbai cancelled at last minute

Mumbai, Aug 29 : The second 'Made In Pakistan Expo Mumbai', scheduled to start Aug 31, was abruptly cancelled at the last minute by organizers Friday.


Maharashtra extends proposal date for Navi Mumbai airport

Mumbai, Aug 29 : The Maharashtra government has extended the last date for submission of 'Request For Proposal' (RFP) for the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport till Oct 30, an official said Friday.


Mumbai to get water-party destination

Mumbai, Aug 29 : Adlabs Imagica Friday announced the launch of a new youth hangout water destination Aquamagica, promising thrilling and never before seen water park experiences.


Mumbai film fest faces fund crunch, organisers hopeful

Mumbai, Aug 29 : The future of the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival, one of the country's key international movie extravaganzas, seems bleak due to lack of sponsors and funds. However, organisers are hoping to bail it out and said the final call will be taken Monday.


Ganpati Bappa Morya - B-Town chants on Ganesh Chaturthi

Mumbai, Aug 29 : On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Friday, a string of celebrities including Akshay Kumar and Priyanka have wished that the lord brings love and peace in everyone's lives.


With heavy investment, Maharashtra set to become global auto-hub

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Maharashtra is on way to become the global auto-hub with four companies investing Rs.11,510 crore in Pune, officials said Thursday.


Vidyasagar Rao's swearing-in as Maharashtra governor Saturday

Mumbai, Aug 28 : C. Vidyasagar Rao will be sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra Saturday, an official said.


PM Jan Dhan Yojana launched in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the national mission for financial inclusion, here.


Mumbai glitters as it welcomes Lord Ganesh

By Quaid Najmi, Mumbai, Aug 28 : Glittering decorations on roads and bylanes, rows of fairy lights, magnificent patriotic and social themes and an infectious religious fervour mark the start of the annual 11-day Ganeshotsav festival that begins here Friday.


Jaitley calls on Lalu Prasad in Mumbai hospital

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Union Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday called on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad who underwent heart surgeries Wednesday, an official said.


Lalu Yadav undergoes heart surgery in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug. 27 : Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai today.


Former Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan receives Guard of Honour

Mumbai, Aug. 27 : The former Maharashtra Governor, K Sankaranarayanan today received a Guard of Honour after he resigned from his post yesterday upon being transferred to Mizoram.


Mystery shrouds death of three missing schoolboys

Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 27 : Mystery shrouds the death of three missing students of a prominent residential school here whose bodies were found floating in a flooded drain Wednesday.


Chabad Centre reopens six years after Mumbai attack

Mumbai, Aug 26 : Jewish outreach centre Chabad-Lubavitch, which was bloodied and brutalised in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, reopened to normal activities in its renovated avatar Tuesday.


Deccan Odyssey relaunched with private partner

Mumbai, Aug 26 : Maharashtra's luxury train, the Deccan Odyssey, was relaunched here Tuesday with a private partner to make it commercially viable, an official said.


Mere suspension of Maharashtra DIG is not a remedy: Mamata Sharma

New Delhi, Aug.26 : Mamta Sharma , former chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) today said that mere suspension of an accused is not a remedy, further measures need to be taken.


Mumbai gets first mainland seaplane service

Mumbai, Aug 25 : The first seaplane service on mainland was launched with an aircraft taking off from Juhu Airport here and touching down on the waters of the Pawana Dam Monday.


Mumbai gets first mainland seaplane service

Mumbai, Aug 25 : The first seaplane service on mainland was launched with an aircraft taking off from Juhu Airport here and touching down on the waters of Pawana Dam Monday.


Attack Pakistan, Uddhav tells Modi

Mumbai, Aug. Aug 25 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders.


Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan shifted to Mizoram

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has been transferred to Mizoram. This move comes after former Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal was recently relieved of her duties due to allegations of corruption.


Om Prakash Kohli takes oath as Maharashtra Governor

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was today sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned from the post earlier today.


Another governor goes: Maharashtra's Sankaranarayanan quits post-transfer

Mumbai, Aug 24 : In another instance of a UPA-appointed governor quitting, Maharashtra's K. Sankaranarayanan resigned Sunday after he was abruptly transferred to Mizoram in the middle of the night. Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli has taken over additional charge of the state.


Kohli sworn in as Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli was sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra here Sunday evening.


Veteran sports journalist Sarathy dies

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Veteran sports journalist A.T.P. Sarathy, 93, died of a lung infection and cardiac arrest at a hospital late here Saturday.


Transferred from Maharashtra to Mizoram, Sankaranarayanan quits

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, who was early Sunday abruptly transferred to Mizoram for the rest of his term, has announced his resignation.


Did Chavan's boycott of PM hasten governor's transfer?

Mumbai, Aug 24 : In an early Sunday operation, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was suddenly transferred to Mizoram, raising protests from the Congress.


Congress slams government over Maharashtra governor's transfer

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Congress Sunday said the government was exercising its power in an "extremely arbitrary manner" over the transfer of Maharashtra governor K. Sankaranarayanan to Mizoram.


Maharashtra governor transferred

New Delhi, Aug 24 : K. Sankaranarayanan, the governor of Maharashtra, was Sunday transferred and appointed as the Mizoram governor for the remainder of his term, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.


Seven wagons of Konkan Railway train derail

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Aug 24 : Seven wagons of a goods train of the Konkan Railway jumped off the tracks here early Sunday, an official said.


'Government to help school dropouts complete education'

Mumbai, Aug 23 : The centre will introduce a new programme this year to enable financially weak school dropouts to return and complete their education right up to doctorate level, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said here Saturday.


Ink attack on Maharashtra minister

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Aug 23 : Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted Saturday in an ink attack here by an alleged Shiv Sena activist, an aide said.


Police misplace case diaries in Salman Khan hit-and-run case

Mumbai, Aug.22 : Actor Salman Khan's trial in his hit-and-run case has been delayed yet again, after the police informed the Sessions Court that the case diaries have gone missing. This comes after the original statements of the witnesses also went missing.


Asia-Pacific robot contest in Pune Sunday

New Delhi, Aug 22 : Doordarshan will Aug 24 host the 13th International Asia Pacific Robot Contest (ABU-ROBOCON) that aims to encourage scientific temperament of under-graduate engineering students in the Asia-Pacific region.


Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Mumbai will get its second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, with Japanese assistance, union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.


Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Mumbai will get the second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.


NSEL scam accused Jignesh Shah gets bail

Mumbai, Aug 22 : The Bombay High Court Friday granted conditional bail to FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah, who was arrested in the Rs.5,574 crore National Stock Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam.


NSEL scam accused Jignesh Shah gets bail

Mumbai, Aug 22 : The Bombay High Court Friday granted conditional bail to FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah, who was arrested in the Rs.5,574 crore National Stock Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam.


ISL's Mumbai franchise sign former German international Friedrich

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Former German international Manuel Friedrich, who has played for Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Mainz 05, was Friday signed up by the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) for the inaugural edition of the football league Oct 12-Dec 20.


PM Modi prioritises the spread of electricity across the nation

Mouda (Maharashtra), August 21 : Inaugurating the super thermal power project in Mouda, Maharashtra today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prioritised the spread of electricity across the nation.


Maharashtra CM right not to share stage at public function with PM : Tewari

New Delhi, Aug.21 : Congress leader Manish Tewari today justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision not to share the stage at public functions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Mumbai seaplane service to begin Aug 25

Mumbai, Aug 21 : The much-awaited seaplane services connecting Mumbai and Lonavala will be launched Aug 25, officials said Thursday.


Villages need power supply to stop farmer suicides: PM

Nagpur, Aug 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said India's rural areas need adequate electricity supply to increase productivity and in turn prevent farmer suicides.


Windfall for Maoists surrendering in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 21 : Maharashtra is luring Maoists with incentives if they lay down arms and surrender to bring down violence in the some of the worst-hit districts.


Chavan to skip Modi events in Nagpur?

Mumbai, Aug 20 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan may avoid sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at functions scheduled in Nagpur Thursday, official sources indicated Wednesday.


Metro rail to be developed in Nagpur

New Delhi, Aug 20 : The union cabinet Wednesday approved the development of metro rail project in the central Indian city of Nagpur with a proposed outlay of Rs.8,680 crore.


World famous yoga guru B K S Iyengar passes away in Pune

Pune, Aug. 20 : One of the world's best-known yoga gurus, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, passed away here early this morning. He was 95 and was reportedly suffering from kidney-related problems.


PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation Thursday

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project-Phase I in the district to the nation during his brief visit here Thursday, an official said Wednesday.


Uddhav endorses RSS chief's view on Hindu nation

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Aug 19 : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation which had come in for criticism from several parties including the Congress.


Censor board CEO Rakesh Kumar produced in court

Mumbai, Aug.19, : The CEO of the Censor Board, Rakesh Kumar, who was arrested on Monday by CBI for allegedly taking bribes, was produced in court today.


Uddhav endorses RSS chief's view on Hindu nation

Mumbai, Aug 19 : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation, contending it is a reiteration of the ideology of the late Bal Thackeray.


3 days' police custody for censor board CEO

New Delhi, Aug 19 : A Mumbai district court Tuesday sent Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar, arrested Monday in a bribery case, to three days' police custody, the CBI said.


Court seeks police reply on complaint against Shiv Sena MP

New Delhi, Aug 19 : A court here Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to file a report on a complaint seeking registration of a case against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare for allegedly force-feeding a railway employee, on fast during Ramadan, at the Maharashtra Sadan here.


Dabholkar murder: A year on, mystery continues

Pune (Maharashtra), Aug 19 : The mystery about the killers of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar continues as thousands of social activists gather here Wednesday to mark his first death anniversary.


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