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No more borrowing, says Jaitley and talks of cuts in spending

Finance minister Arun Jaitley does not believe in living on borrowed money. This means the government will not overshoot limits imposed on fiscal deficit. However, to maintain 4.1% f

Mumbai will be transformed into global financial hub

More space, more funds and a time-bound programme will turn Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, into global financial hub. Speaking at Mumbai Next, an ideas exchange platfo

Mumbai`s coastal road project: An end to traffic woes?

A   city is like a human body. The roads are its arteries. The moment one of them gets clogged up the urban  flow starts to choke slowly.   Mumbai’s arteries

Call records help cops catch Bengal nun rape case suspect in Mumbai

After some intelligent tracking and investigation based on mobile phone call records, the West Bengal police on Thursday made the first breakthrough in the Ranaghat nun gang rape case by arresting

Panagariya for job creation by industries and hiring firm sees positive growth

In his first blog published on the newly launched portal of NITI Aayog on Monday, vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya had said that due to limited potential of the agriculture sector in bringing prospe

Mumbai stores keep out Maggi as Delhi puts others brands under scrutiny

Even while Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was taking credit for suo moto action of the government (for the first time after independence) in a matter like Maggi noodles, one Mumbai retailers` organ

Maharashtra to have regulator for real estate sector

Recognising the unique needs of Maharashtra, especially that of Mumbai, the centre has approved formation of a regulatory body to safeguard interests of home buyers. The regulatory a

Maharashtra’s Bhujbal, raided by ACB, has house with helipad

Maharashtra’s former minister Chhagan Bhujbal is facing corruption heat. Maharashtra’s anti-corruption bureau conducted searches on Tuesday at 6 properties belonging to Bhujbal and his

Why bring Dawood in Lalit Modi debate?

As the cacophony over Lalit Modi hits unbearable decibels, the arguments and comments are becoming irrational or say childishly pedestrian. Gurudas Kamat, AICC general secretary and

DeitY gets home ministry’s desperate call on national intelligence grid

Eight years after the Mumbai terrorist attack where 164 people were killed and over 300 injured, Indian government is struggling to integrate databases of intelligence agencies with those of railwa

Mumbai marooned in monsoon rains, social media helps people connect

Mumbai weathers it every monsoon with bit of help from the administration. Friday was no different. Suburban trains are lifelines of India’s commercial hub Mumbai and they stood still on trac

Mumbai let down by civic authorities and politicians

Even though Mumbai’s municipal corporation claims to have completed more than 95% of the desilting work and removed more than 3.40 lakh cubic metre of silt from major nullahs (storm water dra

Modi-Sharif meeting sets stage for NSA-level talks

It was a cold and chilly morning in Ufa, Russia. And, India and Pakistan took a baby step in thawing the bilateral relations. Prime minister Narendra Modi while raising the issue of terror, agreed

Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon to be hanged as SC rejects his curative petition

The supreme court has rejected  the curative petition filed by death row convict Yakub Memon who is currently lodged in the Nagpur central jail.Memon has been sentenced to death in the March 1

Yakub Memon’s death sentence becomes politics, SC to hear plea on Monday

While the lawmakers indulge in unnecessary politics, the supreme court will hear on Monday the plea by 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon`s fresh plea. It challenges the death warra

Evening digest: Mumbai terror attack planned in Pak, confirms Pak sleuth

Tariq Khosa, former DG of Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan, has said that 2008 Mumbai attack was planned and launched from Pakistani soil. In an article published in Pakistani newspaper Daw

Ports, many state capitals in India’s smart cities project

The government has included 24 state capitals in the list of 98 cities, which are to be developed as smart cities.  The list of smart cities was unveiled by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu today

Morning briefing: Indirect tax mopup surges 36.7% in August to Rs 54,396 crore

Indirect tax collection maintained its bumper pace in August, supporting the view that the economy can do better than the below expectation 7 per cent growth recorded in the first quarter of the cu

Railways taps unreserved seats with booking app

Bringing smart solutions that deliver convenience, railway ministry introduced mobile-based application for booking unreserved tickets for travelling on New Delhi - Palwal section of northern railw

Meat ban spreads: After Mumbai, Rajasthan says no and J&K court bans beef

India is witnessing food politics. When more than 30% of the population cannot afford one full meal a day, communities are out to ban food items. Amid the controversy in Mumbai over

Meat ban leaves bad taste and tweets pour

An avalanche of ban on meat lead to a deluge of protest and outrage.  And as expected, this was was mainly vented on Twitter, the outraged`s favorite social media platform. Some of it was funn

Meat ban order stayed in Mumbai, no curbs on individual choice

There will be no ban on sale of meat in Mumbai. This morning the Bombay high court stayed the ban on sale of meat in Maharashtra on September 17. However, the court refused to interfere with the ba

India fails to gain due to messy urbanization, says World Bank

Analyzing the patterns of India’s urbanisation, World Bank says that while India added seven multicity agglomerations between 1999 and 2010 for a total of 30 cities, Indian cities are not abl

Morning briefing: Modi tweets to `vote in large numbers` as Bihar polls begin

Voting for the first phase of assembly elections  in 49 constituencies is underway in Bihar today. Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday tweeted "Urging all those voting today in Bihar t

Shiv Sena rally allowed in Mumbai, told to keep noise level low

“Political parties should make an earnest endeavour to keep enthusiasm low and ensure residents are not troubled by noise,” observed Bombay high court while allowing the ruling alliance

Housing regulator for Maharashtra by year-end

Maharashtra will soon have a housing regulatory authority. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the housing regulator would be established within a month. The housing regulator will be a

Morning briefing: Two-day special sitting of parliament from today

In a tribute to BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution, the parliament is having a special sitting today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday), marking Constitution Day. The two-day eve

The way to a clean city starts with a single citizen

As I walk across the thickly crowded lanes of Malad East in P North ward with Subhash Rane, I notice that unlike the rest of Mumbai, streets here are devoid of any dumping sites, garbage heaps or s

Maharashtra’s development pattern alien to Vidarbha and Marathwada: Shrihari Aney

There is conflict of duty and absolute absence of clarity on the powers of an advocate general’s post. Government has enough lawyers called government pleaders. Advocate general is a constitu

Delhi, Mumbai may contribute in global urban consumption growth

Two Indian cities – Delhi and Mumbai – will likely be contributing significantly to global urban consumption during a course of 15 years, as per a

Over 14,000 malaria cases in Maharashtra in 2015

Maharashtra state reported 14,209 cases of malaria, including five fatal ones, in the year 2015, but Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation [BMC] says malaria rate is now coming down. Dr

Mumbai: Citizens join hands to oppose Coast Road project

Some 15 citizen organisations and resident associations have come together on a common platform called Apna Mumbai Abhiyan to protest against big infrastructure projects in the city approved withou

No car depot for Metro line at “eco-sensitive” Aarey, demand residents

Alleging that the state government has misrepresented facts on alternative sites for constructing a car deport at Metro line 3 of Mumbai, citizen groups and NGOs have expressed strong opposition ag

MTNL performs worst in Mumbai, registers 42.92 percent of call drop

Telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI), in its quality test drive in Mumbai, has found that users of state-run telecom operator MTNL are experiencing worst telecom service in the area. During

Mumbai’s draft development plan inconsistent, say activists

 A revised draft development plan (DP) for Mumbai has come in for criticism, with experts pointing out inconsistencies and anomalies. The two month window provided by the BMC for sug

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, records above normal rainfall

Heavy rains in the Mumbai since morning disrupted routine life as the suburbs recorded 126.6 mm rain from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm while Colaba recorded 21.4 mm rainfall during the same time.

Women can enter inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah: Bombay HC

Women now have the right to enter the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, the Bombay high court said on Friday. However, the women cannot enter the shrine as per the orders of the high cour

Maharashtra Information Commission: Quick turnaround

Anyone else would have thrown up their hands in despair on seeing over seven lakh right to information (RTI) applications at Maharashtra’s exceedingly busy information commission, but

Mumbai’s iconic Dhobi Ghat to be slum free

 Mumbai`s Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open air laundry, will  be redeveloped. The British era laundromat, a popular tourist spot has rows of open air,  concrete wash pens &

Mumbai chopper crash report within a week

 A two member team from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau is conducting an investigation into a helicopter crash in Mumbai. A senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviat

When dhandho leaves Mumbai

Mumbai is a proud city. There are two kinds of pride. The first kind is fairly common, more so in India. It’s inherited from one generation to another, it’s transmitted by mere associat

Dream city Delhi

Anand Kumar, from Palwal, a small town in Haryana, had gone to bustling Bombay in the late 1980s as a teenager in search of work. “I had thought I’d drive a taxi or something, it would

The mind, the heart, and two great cities

I am made of both Delhi and Mumbai.  Intellect will tell you sharply that Mumbai and Del

Mumbai: Digi Dhan Mela held to promote cashless payment

To promote and generate awareness for digital payments for citizens Maharashtra government organised Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai on Tuesday. Headed by NITI Aayog and the department of e

Humans of Delhi: Dilwalon ki Dilli

I came to Delhi from Kanpur in 2003 for higher studies. Since

Humans of Mumbai: Bombay meri jaan

I came to Mumbai from Sikar [in Rajasthan] to make a living. Mumbai gives me better work opportunities as compared to other cities. Here, I manage to save about Rs 40,000 per month, whereas in my h

Premium Khadi lounge opens in Mumbai

 The government is committed to put Khadi on the global map, said minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary while inaugurating the first and exclu

Digital literacy awareness programme for senior citizens in Mumbai

A digital education and awareness programme was organised by Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC) under union ministry of social justice and empowerment. Principal Advisor,

India’s richest civic body heads to polls

Elections to the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is the country’s richest civic body, will be held in February and political observers are expecting a split verdict. The reas

Mumbai’s changing campaign colours

Demonetisation was a factor as candidates in the fray for the Mumbai civic polls wooed people. Though the election commission doubled the expenditure limits from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, some candi

At 55.28% BMC sees highest voter turnout in 25 years

Mumbai recorded its highest ever turnout in the civic elections on Tuesday with 55.28% voters exercising their franchise.

BMC polls throw up fractured mandate

 It’s a hung verdict in the elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, which is India’s richest civic body. Shiv Sena bagged 84 seats closely followed by BJP th

Shiv Sena may again ally with BJP

The civic election results could well have long term implications in Maharashtra’s politics, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doing dramatically well and the Shiv Sena failing to get a

Demonetisation: Requests to change scrapped notes still pour in at RBI

 It’s been four months since demonetization took place, yet requests to change the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes are still coming at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Tata Trusts, PFA to build state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

Tata Trusts and People For Animals (PFA) announced their collaboration to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic at Navi Mumbai to serve the needs of a

Political parties show scant concern for poll manifestoes, says report

Political parties have failed to keep the promises that were made in the election manifestoes, noted a Praja Foundation report. The report has pointed towards scant concern of pol

Stripped of sand

Sand mining was once an activity that provided an alternative source of livelihood to the fisherfolk living on the outskirts of Mumbai. Today, relentless, mechanical sand mining has not only snatch

Tejas Express: Not so tej

Tejas Express, a semi-high speed train, is supposed to run at 200 kmph. But, on its inaugural run between Mumbai to Karmali (Goa), it touched a maximum speed of 110 kmph. A few days befor

Nearly half of the elderly have been mistreated: Report

 Nearly 1 out of 2 elderly people have been mistreated in India, said a report. HelpAge India’s latest report ‘How India treats its Elderly’ is a national survey of

Spike in dengue, TB cases in Mumbai: Report

 Dengue cases in Mumbai have increased by a whopping 265% from 2013-2017, said a report which added that almost 18 people have died every day from tuberculosis (TB) in 2016-17. Accor

Must empower trafficking victims: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that human trafficking is a crime against humanity and “the victims lose their dignity and die every day”.  Sp

It’s now up to Pakistan to claim Dujana’s body

In what is a clear shift in handling Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir by the Narendra Modi government, the Jammu and Kashmir police, has, for the first time, refused to hand over the body of

It’s now up to Pakistan to claim Dujana’s body

 In what is a clear shift in handling Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir by the Narendra Modi government, the Jammu and Kashmir police, has, for the first time, refused to hand over the b

Land swap proposal between AAI and MMRDA approved

 The government on Wednesday gave its approval for transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) land at Dahisar to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

Duranto train derails, no one seriously injured

An express train headed to Mumbai derailed on Tuesday. Railways said that no one sustained serious injuries. The derailment took place barely six days after an express train derailed near

Lohani lays emphasis on highest level of safety

Chairman railway board (CRB) Ashwani Lohani wrote a letter to railwaymen to ensure highest level of safety, just hours after the derailment of Nagpur-Mumbai CST Duranto express on Tuesday.

Rains bring Mumbai to its knees

Torrential rains on Tuesday wreaked havoc in Mumbai and a day later, all government offices, schools and colleges will remain closed. Only employees providing emergency services will be on duty.

Can India’s bullet train meet the new deadline?

 Will you be able to take a bullet train in 2022? New railway minister Piyush Goyal is confident that the new deadline will be met, but experts are not so sure. The national high spe

Foundation stone laid for India’s first bullet train project

 Foundation stone of the 508 km long Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project was jointly laid by prime minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday at Sabarmati

22 killed in stampede on narrow Mumbai foot over bridge

 The poor state of railway infrastructure stood exposed on Friday when a stampede broke out on a poorly maintained and narrow foot over bridge in Mumbai, killing 22 people and leaving scores i

Mumbai FOB was a disaster waiting to happen

 In 2010, a group of people had sought improvement of facilities at the Elphinstone railway station, where tragedy struck on Friday with 22 people being killed in a stampede. The FOB



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