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Pre-order Burger King feast before restaurant launch in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 18 : A day prior to the Burger King restaurant launch here, burger lovers can pre-order their feast, courtesy online food ordering platform foodpanda.in.


Parties condemn bail to 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Politicians, cutting across party lines, Thursday condemned a Pakistani court's decision to grant bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead.


Shraddha, Shivam win i-genius Young Singing Stars competition

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Delhi-based Shraddha Shree and Shivam Ahuja won Max Life Insurance's "i-genius Young Singing Stars" competition and bagged an album contract each with Universal Music Group.


SC dismisses Maharashtra plea on reservation

New Delhi, Dec 18 : The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a Maharashtra government plea challenging a Bombay High Court order staying operation of an ordinance providing for reservation to Marathas and Muslims in education and government jobs.


Lakhvi's release 'unfortunate and pathetic': Ujjwal Nikam

Mumbai, Dec. 18 : Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Thursday termed the bail granted to top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and 26/11 accused Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi as 'most unfortunate and pathetic'.


Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2019: Maharashtra CM

Nagpur, Dec 18 : The decks have been cleared for starting work on the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) and it will be operational by 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here Thursday.


Maharashtra to launch web portal, app for e-governance

Mumbai, Dec 18 : The Maharashtra government will launch a web portal and a mobile application called 'Aaple Sarkar' (our government) to encourage people to participate in e-governance and address public grievances, an official said here Thursday.


Navi Mumbai to get a World Trade Centre

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Navi Mumbai, spread across Thane and Raigad districts on the mainland in Maharashtra, will get its own independent World Trade Centre, a top official announced here Thursday.


SC dismisses Maharashtra plea on reservation

New Delhi, Dec 18 : The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a Maharashtra government plea challenging a Bombay High Court order staying the operation of an ordinance providing for reservation to Marathas and Muslims in education and jobs.


France betting big on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link: Envoy

Kolkata, Dec 17 : Calling for enhanced cooperation between the Indian and the French railways, French Ambassador to India Francois Richier Wednesday exuded confidence of his country's partnership in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link.


Drought-affected Maharashtra demands water, food and fodder from Centre

Nagpur, Dec. 17 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday stated that he has asked the Centre to provide drinking water, food and fodder for the drought-affected areas in the state, adding that the government has assured all help in this regard.


Maharashtra drought worse than expected, rues Fadnavis

Mumbai, Dec 17 : The drought situation in Maharashtra has turned out to be worse than earlier calculations, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Wednesday.


Drone, a major draw at Mumbai's engineering expo

Mumbai, Dec 17 : A drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by Thane-based Idea Forge Technologies (IFT), is the star attraction at the ongoing 4th India Engineering Sourcing Show, officials said here Wednesday.


Muslim activist alleges plot to kill him

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Social activist and Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind Legal Cell secretary Gulzar A. Azmi has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai police alleging death threats from the mafia, here Monday.


Northerly cold winds chill Maharashtra

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Cold northerly winds blowing in north India hit Maharashtra too Monday, accompanied by rains in some areas including Mumbai, leading to a sudden dip in temperatures.


Ground-breaking for Shivaji sea memorial Feb 19

Nagpur/Mumbai, Dec 15 : The ground-breaking ceremony for the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai will be performed Feb 19, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Monday told the Maharashtra assembly.


Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar says govt. free to do whatever it wants

New Delhi, Dec. 12 : Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday avoided commenting on the Devendra Fadnavis-led government's decision to order an inquiry against him in connection with the irrigation scam, saying the latter is free to do whatever it wants.


Irrigation scam: NCP leaders' role to be probed

Mumbai, Dec 12 : In a major setback to the Nationalist Congress Party, the Maharashtra government cleared the decks for an open Anti-Corruption Bureau probe against three top leaders allegedly involved in the multi-crore irrigation scam, here Friday.


Natural for UP governor to call for Ram Mandir as his name has 'Ram' in it: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Dec. 12 : Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said it is natural for Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik to be active on the issue of the Ram Mandir movement as his first name is 'Ram'.


PM Modi extends birthday wishes to Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, Dec. 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended warm greetings on the 74th birthday of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar.


Strike hits 60,000 Maharashtra aided schools

Mumbai/Nagpur, Dec 12 : Over 60,000 government aided schools across Maharashtra remained shut Friday as around 700,000 teachers and non-teaching staff went on a strike to press for their demands, an official said here.


Mumbai varsity VC appointment violated eligibility criteria: HC

Mumbai, Dec 11 : The Bombay High Court Thursday ruled that the appointment of academician Rajan Welukar as the vice chancellor of University of Mumbai was "without application of mind" and violated the stipulated eligibility criteria for the post.


'If Godse is in your heart, then he should be on your lips', says Tushar Gandhi

Mumbai, Dec. 11 : Reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj's remark that Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the Father of the Nation,was a nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Tushar Gandhi on Thursday said that it was not a controversial statement and appreciated the former's honesty.


Mumbai to get world's third largest metro rail network

Mumbai, Dec 11 : In a move that could revolutionise transportation in India's business capital, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has planned a 450 km long network of metro rail corridors for the city and surroundings - the third largest in the world, a top official said here Thursday.


Devendra Fadnavis announces Rs.7,000 crore aid for drought-hit farmers

Nagpur, Dec 11 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday announced a total aid package of Rs.7,000 crore for the state's debt-hit farmers.


Isle of Man court stays order against Hiranandani

Mumbai, Dec 11 : Realty developer Niranjan Hiranandani Thursday said an Isle of Man court has granted him a stay from holding any further proceedings in a case filed against him by a London-listed investment fund till such time another court adjudicates on the matter.


Rare large ovarian tumour removed from 14-year-old girl

Mumbai, Dec 10 : In a rare medical case, doctors at a government hospital successfully extricated a large ovarian cyst from a 14-year-old girl, said a medical officer here Wednesday.


BJP, Shiv Sena call for Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi, Dec. 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena leaders on Wednesday called for conferring the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


Opposition targets Fadnavis on Mumbai development panel issue

Nagpur/Mumbai, Dec 9 : After ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena, the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party Tuesday criticized Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his plans to entrust Mumbai development to a special committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


UKIBC opens third business centre in India at Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 9 : Lord Mayor Of London Alan Yarrow Tuesday inaugurated the UK-India Business Council's new Business Centre in Mumbai, its third in India.


Why put Mumbai development under PM panel, asks Sena

Mumbai, Dec 9 : Maharashtra's ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena Tuesday expressed reservations over Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' reported proposal to entrust Mumbai's development to a special committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Tussle for posts of leader of opposition in Maharashtra

Nagpur, Dec 8 : A tussle broke out between former allies of 15 years, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), over the post of leader of opposition in the upper and lower houses of the Maharashtra legislature as the winter session of the assembly started here Monday.


NIA custody extended for Thane IS activist

Mumbai, Dec 8 : A Mumbai court Monday extended till Dec 22 the NIA custody of arrested Thane youth Arif Majeed, accused of being an Islamic State activist.


BJP-Shiv Sena led Govt's first regular assembly session to commence today in Maharashtra

Nagpur, Dec. 8 : With the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislature commencing from today, the first regular session of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena led Government, after the assembly elections earlier this year will begin in Nagpur.


Hurdle cleared for Navi Mumbai International Airport

Thane, Dec. Dec 8 : The central government has cleared a major hurdle in the development of the country's largest greenfield airport coming up here, an official said Monday.


Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: 12 Shiv Sena leaders take oath as ministers

Mumbai, Dec. 5 : Twelve Shiv Sena leaders on Friday took oath as ministers in the first cabinet expansion of the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra.


Shiv Sena formally joins Fadnavis government

Mumbai, Dec 5 : The Shiv Sena Friday formally joined the BJP government in Maharashtra led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.


Senior Mumbai airport official held for smuggling gold

Mumbai, Dec 5 : A senior official of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) here was nabbed early Friday while trying to smuggle in 14 gold bars worth nearly Rs.4 million, officials said.


Mumbai airport official held for gold smuggling

Mumbai, Dec 5 : An official of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) here was nabbed early Friday while trying to smuggle in 14 gold bars, worth nearly Rs.4 million, officials said.


BJP-Shiv Sena to re-unite in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Mumbai, Dec. 4 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday confirmed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena have decided to re-forge their alliance in the state.


Shiv Sena buries hatchet, to join BJP government in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Dec 4 : Burying the bitterness of the recent past, the opposition Shiv Sena has decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here Thursday.


Shiv Sena to join BJP government in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Dec 4 : Burying the bitterness of the recent past, the opposition Shiv Sena has decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here Thursday.


Shiv Sena to join Maharashtra government

Mumbai, Dec 4 : The opposition Shiv Sena will now join the BJP government in Maharashtra, Chief Minister D. Fadnavis announced here Thursday.


Indian business tycoon to participate in Ferrari Challenge

Mumbai, Dec 3 : Indian business tycoon and car enthusiast Gautam H. Singhania has qualified for the finals of the Finali Mondiali, the world's biggest event for Ferrari luxury car owners, an official said here Wednesday.


Maharashtra bids tearful adieu to Antulay

Raigad (Maharashtra), Dec 3 : Thousands of people Wednesday bade a tearful adieu to former union minister and Maharashtra's first Muslim chief minister Abdul Rehman Antulay, whose last rites were performed in his native village Ambet in Raigad district.


Sharad Pawar fractures leg, admitted to Mumbai Breach Candy Hospital

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Dec. 3 : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday slipped and fractured his leg during a morning walk at his Janpath bungalow here.


Sharad Pawar falls, fractures leg

Mumbai, Dec 3 : Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar fractured his leg after falling at his New Delhi residence ahead of his 75th birthday next week, a party official said here Wednesday.


Journalist Allwyn Fernandes is dead

Mumbai, Dec 3 : Media personality Allwyn Fernandes, a former chief reporter of The Times Of India in Mumbai, is dead, a family member said here Wednesday.


A.R. Antulay, Maharashtra's first Muslim CM, is dead

Mumbai, Dec 2 : Congress veteran Abdul Rahman Antulay, Maharashtra's first Muslim chief minister and a former central minister, died here Tuesday following prolonged illness, his nephew said. He was 85.


Mumbai to host first edition of Japan Film Festival India

Mumbai, Dec 2 : The first edition of three-day Japan Film Festival India (JFFI) 2014 is all set to start here from Dec 12. It will showcase 10 Japanese films along with a variety of cultural activities and programmes.


President Mukherjee condoles passing away of former Maharashtra CM Antulay

New Delhi, Dec. 2 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condoled the passing away of former Maharashtra chief minister A. R. Antulay.


Former Maharashtra CM A.R. Antulay passes away

New Delhi, Dec. 2 : Former Maharashtra chief minister A.R. Antulay breathed his last on Tuesday after battling a prolonged illness.


BJP, Shiv Sena finalize power sharing formula in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Dec.2 : Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena have reportedly finalized a power sharing formula that could see the latter joining the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government as also the government at the Centre.


Three-day mourning in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Dec 2 : The Maharashtra government Tuesday announced a three-day state mourning for former chief minister A.R. Antulay, who died here following prolonged illness.


A.R. Antulay, Maharashtra's first Muslim CM, is dead

Mumbai, Dec 2 : Congress veteran Abdul Rahman Antulay, Maharashtra's first Muslim chief minister and a former central minister, died here Tuesday following prolonged illness, his nephew said. He was 85.


Former union minister A.R. Antulay is dead

Mumbai, Dec 2 : Former union minister and Maharashtra's first Muslim chief minister A.R. Antulay died Tuesday following prolonged illness, his nephew said. He was 85.


Fadnavis unveils slum redevelopment plans for Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 1 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Monday unveiled a slew of proposals designed to rid Mumbai of its sprawling slums, where 46 percent of the city's population lives.


Talks with Shiv Sena positive, says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Mumbai, Dec.1 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that interlocutory talks with Shiv Sena leaders were heading in the right direction insofar as the latter's inclusion in the state government was concerned.


'Record 120 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra in November'

Nagpur, Dec 1 : A record 120 debt-ridden farmers are reported to have committed suicide in November in the drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, an activist said here Monday.


Bombay HC condemns police dept for filing incomplete charge sheets

Mumbai, Nov. 30 : The Bombay High Court condemned the police department for filing incomplete charge sheets in criminal cases.


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