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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has approved a Rs 4,000-crore project aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture, to be partially funded by the World Bank.
Published 18-Jan-2018 17:31 IST
Mumbai: The foot over-bridges (FOB) being constructed by the Army at the Elphinstone Road and Currey Road railway stations will miss the January 31 deadline due to some technical issues, railway officials said on Wednesday. It may take another fortnight to complete the FOB construction work at theseMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 16:28 IST | Updated 16:30 IST
Mumbai: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here from Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said. He was received at the airport by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and senior officials. On Thursday, Netanyahu will have a packed schedule. He will interact withMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 21:44 IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet approved one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs under general category on Wednesday. "The decision will help orphans overcome problems faced by them while applying for jobs since they don't know their caste," an official said.
Published 17-Jan-2018 20:22 IST
Mumbai: The Congress on Wednesday held a silent sit-in protest at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai demanding a detailed probe into the 2014 death of special CBI judge B H Loya who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh "fake encounter" case.
Published 17-Jan-2018 19:56 IST
Mumbai: A fire broke out in a coach of an empty suburban train in the wee hours of on Wednesday, the Central Railway (CR) said. The CR has instituted an inquiry into the incident in which the coach was gutted. The 12-car train was parked in a stabling point near the Thane station and one of itsMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 16:29 IST | Updated 16:58 IST
Mumbai: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a packed schedule during the Mumbai leg of his visit on Thursday, as he will breakfast with business leaders, pay tributes to the Mumbai terror attack victims and attend a 'Shalom Bollywood' event among other engagements. Netanyahu willMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 15:48 IST
Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body has set up 34 cells to monitor fire compliance norms at commercial establishments and other buildings, and act against them if they violate safety rules, a senior official said on Wednesday. The setting up of the fire compliance cells by the Brihanmumbai MunicipalMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 13:51 IST
New Delhi: In a bid to attract investments to the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to hold a "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" conclave in Mumbai from February 18 to 20 and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Conversion rate for memorandums of understandingMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 09:44 IST
Mumbai: Renowned cinematographer W B Rao passed away on Tuesday at a suburban hospital. Rao, known for his works in Bollywood hits like "Rangeela", "Hum" and "Khuda Gawah", breathed his last at the Bhartiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital, sources close to the family said. In a career spanning four decades,More
Published 17-Jan-2018 08:00 IST | Updated 08:03 IST
Mumbai: The Congress will take out `Save Constitution' rallies in every district of the state on Republic Day, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of senior party leaders here, Chavan said his party will participate in the `SaveMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 07:06 IST
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday termed the violence near Koregaon Bhima village earlier this month a result of "conspiracy". Fadnavis was speaking at a meeting of state BJP office-bearers here. The party's state unit chief Raosaheb Danve was also present.
Published 16-Jan-2018 21:52 IST
Mumbai: A letter to students of a hostel at IIT-Bombay with the suggestion that they use separate plates in their mess for non-vegetarian food has kicked up a row in the institute. The email, sent by the mess council of the hostel in the Indian Institute of Technology, said there were demands fromMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 21:20 IST
Mumbai: A citizens' body has urged the Bombay High Court to decide whether providing yoga and meditation classes was taxable under the law. The Malabar Hill Citizens' Forum wanted the court to clarify whether these classes are covered under the 'health and fitness services' category of the FinanceMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 18:51 IST
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Pune police commissioner if a case pertaining to alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds of the Osho Rajneesh Trust can be transferred to the Economic Offences Wing. A division bench headed by Justice B R Gavai was hearing a petition filed byMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 16:39 IST
Mumbai: Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday demanded a probe into VHP leader Pravin Togadia's allegation that there was a plot to kill him. Nirupam said though his party has ideological differences with Togadia, it sympathises with him on humanitarian grounds.
Published 16-Jan-2018 16:19 IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has directed all the civic bodies in the state to use energy efficient LED bulbs for street lighting. According to a Government Resolution issued by the Urban Development Department (UDD) recently, civic bodies have been banned from raising capital expenditure forMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 16:06 IST
Mumbai: Top NCP leaders from Maharashtra on Monday took to the streets as part of the second phase of their agitation against the Devendra Fadnavis government. The Sharad Pawar-led opposition party has started an agitation, 'halla bol' (attack), against the BJP-led government for its "anti-peopleMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 15:21 IST
Mumbai: The mortal remains of Lance Naik Yogesh Bhadane, killed in firing during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir, were consigned to flames at his native place in Maharashtra's Dhule district.
Published 16-Jan-2018 14:17 IST
Pune: Senior BJP leader and former MLC Prof Narayan Sadashiv Pharande passed away in a private hospital here on Tuesday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest, an official said. He was 78. Pharande was admitted to the city-based MJM Hospital about a fortnight ago after he suffered fromMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 12:49 IST

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