August 17, 2017 3:06 am

The Marathas constitute 33 per cent of the state’s population and Muslims 10 to 12 per cent.

August 17, 2017 2:35 am

When the light from this crescent sun passes through the atmosphere of the Earth, it manifests itself as rapidly changing bright and dark bands. These are called shadow bands. Paranjpye will try to video record these bands,” stated an official release issued on Wednesday.

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August 17, 2017 2:30 am

Despite taking up several measures, including composting pits, the BMC was unable to meet the deadline and was given an extension until September 30.  Civic officials, however, said that they will not be able to meet the extended deadline as well.

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August 17, 2017 2:07 am

The man had allegedly strangulated the girl and tried to project the death as an accident case by attempting to throw the child under a car.

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August 17, 2017 1:57 am

The TMT denied that the accident occurred due to rash and negligent driving.

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August 17, 2017 1:51 am

"The Airport Metro, connecting the international airport with the Navi Mumbai airport, and the Metro 7 extension till the airport will be constructed underground,” said Additional Metropolitan Commissioner Pravin Darade.

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August 17, 2017 1:44 am

Talking about her agenda for the polls, Shehnaz said she wants the twin-city to be declared drug-free, ensure 24-hour water supply and spread awareness about women’s rights.

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August 17, 2017 1:28 am

While I was reading the address, someone gagged me with a handkerchief and pushed me in a waiting auto rickshaw,” the girl has told the police.

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August 17, 2017 1:24 am

The police suspect Chandrashekhar Gupta and his accomplices sold the stolen tomatoes, which have commanded a high price in the recent weeks, at cheaper rates.

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August 17, 2017 1:13 am

Pradeep Sharma, who has done 113 encounters, was dismissed in August 2008 for his alleged links with the underworld. His dismissal was in accordance to the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution, which allows summary dismal without an inquiry.

August 17, 2017 12:54 am

The state BJP president said that the government has also failed to curb sale of fake pesticides.

August 17, 2017 12:50 am

“In every other state, the central government official communications like forms, notices etc are in English, Hindi and the regional language of that state, but Punjab is not following it,” he said.

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August 16, 2017 6:03 pm

"The corporators of all 150 wards have given an undertaking that their wards are open defecation free and requested (the civic body) to declare so," the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) said in a statement. 

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August 16, 2017 7:37 pm

"The deceased has been identified as Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai. Preliminary investigations have revealed that she was the lead cabin attendant of Indigo airlines. It is too early to ascertain how the incident took place," said a police official.

August 16, 2017 5:35 am

For the 33-year constable posted at the Kherwadi police station, making a video or a professional recording meant spending his own hard-earned money.

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August 16, 2017 5:02 am

Say reclamation of such large scale for Central Park will destroy their livelihood; may file a case with NGT.

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August 16, 2017 5:01 am

Fadnavis said the government would build 12 lakh houses in rural and 10 lakh houses in urban areas under affordable housing project by 2019. “We have started work on 3 lakh houses,” he said.

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August 16, 2017 4:56 am

So far, police have arrested 14 people and named five persons as wanted accused in the case. The five include Kulkarni and Goswami. According to the police, Goswami was the mastermind of the racket. Kulkarni assisted him, they claimed.

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August 16, 2017 4:57 am

While the state Public Works Department (PWD) spends crores of rupees every year to repair potholes, most resurface soon after. To resolve this problem, the government has now decided to award annual maintenance contracts for 50,000 kilometres of roads in the state.

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August 16, 2017 4:51 am

The accident had taken place when Purnekar and two other Congress leaders — Sanjay Chauphane and Ramakant Mhatre — were returning to Thane after attending a Congress party function in Aurangabad.

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August 16, 2017 4:48 am

The proposal is to permit irrigation development corporations to raise resources through such bonds, with the state government issuing guarantees for them.

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August 16, 2017 4:44 am

The Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan at Thane witnessed a 30-90 percent dip in cash prize. The team that formed nine tiers was given a cash prize of 25 lakh earlier. The prize money was more than halved as this year, they took home Rs 11 lakh.

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August 16, 2017 4:44 am

Reshma Dhavale, 23, whose husband Sepoy Kisan Ganesh Dhavale was martyred in January, said, “I wanted to become a police officer but now I’m going to do all I can to make my husband’s dream come true, of making my son, who is a year old, an army officer.”

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August 16, 2017 4:40 am

The patients with head injuries are most likely to be admitted.

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August 16, 2017 4:39 am

The department of tourism and information technology worked on the project, and the CM said it would be run on a trial basis for 15 days. "This can be further enriched with modifications based on suggestions from experts and people,” he said.

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August 16, 2017 4:34 am

Many organisers preferred using the banjos to retain the musical element of the festival. “With the banjo groups, the excitement and fervour of the festival could be maintained,” Abhishek Gupta, organiser of MNS Dahi Handi in Dadar said. Dhol tasha pathaks contributed to the festive fervour.

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August 16, 2017 4:27 am

The cash prizes varied from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5,000 depending on the time and the number of tiers.

August 16, 2017 4:21 am

According to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, noise levels at residential and silence zones cannot exceed 50-55 dB during the day and 40-45 dB at night.

August 16, 2017 4:15 am

Political parties backed pathaks willing to go higher. In the handis staged by Shiv Sena, MNS and Congress around Dadar and Andheri, 9-10 layers were formed.

August 16, 2017 4:04 am

Last year, the Delhi government had banned glass- or metal-coated strings, popularly called Chinese manjha. In July, NGT banned sale of synthetic strings, saying the strings are known to cut deep into flesh.

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August 16, 2017 3:41 am

As the PM took the dais, security personnel meticulously frisked people arriving at the closest Metro stations — Lal Qila and Chandni Chowk.

August 16, 2017 3:43 am

Kejriwal pushes for permanent status for security, sanitation workers; stresses on women safety.

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August 16, 2017 3:24 am

Monu was driving the bike while Lal was riding pillion. When they reached near C Block of East of Kailash, a speeding silver-coloured car came from behind and hit the motor cycle, police said.

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August 16, 2017 2:51 am

"If the immersion takes place at one particular spot, then not only will the problem be contained, it can also be countered more effectively”, said a government official.

August 16, 2017 10:20 am

Police have registered a case under Section 279 (rash driving), and 304 (a) (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Barkhamba Road police station.

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August 15, 2017 2:12 pm

In his 15 minute speech, Parrikar linked unemployment to reports of drug abuse in the state. Connecting the two issues, he said, “I have given instruction to police, but I believe the reason for increase in drugs is frustration.