An album photo of the Beriwalas with Vajpayee. (Express photo/Partha Paul)
August 17, 2018 3:51:36 am

While Beriwala House had hosted numerous leaders such as L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others, the family was of the opinion that no one was quite like the former PM.

An FIR under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) has been registered at Narkeldanga police station. (Representational)
August 17, 2018 3:42:20 am

The incident has triggered anger among residents, who demanded a permanent police picket in the area.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis pays his tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday.
August 17, 2018 3:38:18 am

After college, Fadnavis stepped in to electoral politics to become an MLA. It was during those days that a close friend urged him to be a model for his shirts. But without Fadnavis’ knowledge, the friend made the pictures public.

The cement bust is kept at Sathe’s house in Kalyan. (Express photo/Deepak Joshi)
August 17, 2018 3:16:40 am

The life-like bust of cement adorns a proud corner of the Sathe house in Kalyan, a far suburb of Mumbai. “He wasn’t just a great leader. I am one of the fortunate ones who can say we were friends first,” says Sathe.

Not only in 1980, from the formation of the BJP to Vajpayee becoming the Prime Minister, Mumbai has always played an important part in his journey.
August 17, 2018 3:09:22 am

Senior BJP leader Mukundrao Kulkarni said: “I still visualise the huge shobha yatra from Bandra Reclamation to Shivaji Park. Atalji was the centre of attraction... Vajpayee’s speech, in which he declared, ‘we are embarking on a mission to fulfill the dreams of Jay Prakash Narayan’, instilled fire in every delegate.”

Sahjwani (42) and Siddhesh Tamhankar (28) were arrested in May this year, nearly two months after Vyas went missing on March 16.
August 17, 2018 2:56:40 am

Opposing the bail plea, special public prosecutor Raja Thakare submitted that though the body has not been found, there is circumstantial evidence that shows Sahjwani’s involvement, including the call records and CCTV footage of the day when Vyas went missing.

“The accused confessed to his crime,” said an officer. (Representational)
August 17, 2018 2:46:42 am

“The accused, Babu Gargade, was known to the complainant. So, on the basis of his location obtained from his call data record, a team was sent to Karnataka. On reaching, we were informed that the accused has left for Mumbai,” said an officer.

August 17, 2018 2:34:15 am

On the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stopped by to see one of his party’s tallest statesmen. Then came other ministers — Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan — and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu early Thursday morning.

Apurva Sanade, 12, underwent bone marrow transplant. (Express photo)
August 17, 2018 2:31:00 am

Vihan, a nursery student, was donated stem cells by his elder sister Jiya (11), who is a thalassemia minor. Both his parents are carriers of the disease.

The court observed that the online mechanism was “ridiculous” as it was granting permission “without any verification and application of mind” and directed it to take corrective steps.
August 17, 2018 2:25:52 am

The court also said that the way permissions are granted, the earlier applications should also be scrutinised and reviewed.

August 17, 2018 2:24:27 am

Police expect over 5 lakh people, including VVIPs, politicians and dignitaries, at the BJP party office as well as the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal near Rajghat Friday.

Around 700 children from classes V and VIII were served midday meal in the morning session of the school. (Representational)
August 17, 2018 2:19:11 am

For the last 12 years, Sahyadri Vidyamandir has been receiving its midday meal from the Sri Lingeshwar Mahila Mandal, a women’s self-help group.

August 17, 2018 2:17:24 am

Following the loss of one of India’s tallest leaders, nurses and doctors at AIIMS who were treating him said that though the pressure over the last few days was intense, they were also fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve him.

The defence also claimed that a couple had filed a police complaint against Mekhail for harassing their daughter.
August 17, 2018 2:13:27 am

Mekhail was also asked if he was accompanied by Sohail Buddha while leaving the school to come to Mumbai. Mekhail denied this and claimed that he had come to Mumbai alone.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has recorded 415 malaria cases this month, more than a 50 per cent drop from the 1,048 cases in 2017.
August 17, 2018 2:06:50 am

So far this year, nine cholera cases have been recorded in the city with most from E ward where water pipelines are one of the oldest.

The court observed that the online mechanism was “ridiculous” as it was granting permission “without any verification and application of mind” and directed it to take corrective steps.
August 17, 2018 1:52:39 am

Senior counsel Anil Sakhare and advocate Rohan Mirpury argued that since the land belongs to the collector, it should be handed over to the BMC without any cost.

August 17, 2018 1:51:07 am

He was speaking at a protest at Parliament Street called by United Against Hate — whose event he had gone to attend when he was attacked on Monday — and the All India Students’ Association.

The newborn penguin is yet to be named. (Express photo)
August 17, 2018 1:45:15 am

Vets monitored egg through CCTV since July 5; chick’s gender to be ascertained by DNA test.

August 17, 2018 1:40:51 am

Pointing out that names of lakes in Tamil Nadu were mentioned in the EIA report for Nauroji Nagar, amicus curiae Bhan said it clearly showed “non-application of mind”.

The session would be just three days, with no business on weekend — August 25 and 26.
August 17, 2018 1:38:43 am

Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema said a five-day session was needed to discuss issues like desecration of Guru Granth Sahib. Cheema said a special session needed to be called.