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Glitch in Mantralaya fire evacuation drill

July 3, 2012 5:18:52 am

A fire drill at Mantralaya was marred by a glaring glitch on Monday afternoon as over 4,000 employees were evacuated in a planned manner only to wait in the lawns following a delay in informing the BMC control room. While the fire hooter went off at 4 pm,the control room was informed only at 4.07 pm.

Fire audit at 67 hospitals: 43 found wanting,three have ‘major deficiencies’

July 3, 2012 5:14:15 am

Even as the state government ordered a fire safety audit of all government-owned buildings in the aftermath of the fire that claimed five lives in Mantralaya,an inspection of the city’s hospitals has found that patients in major healthcare institutions are at a serious risk in the eventuality of an emergency.

Illegal wealth: Court quashes PIL against minister

July 3, 2012 5:02:20 am

In a relief for Maharashtra water resources minister Sunil Tatkare,the Bombay High Court on Monday refused to entertain a public interest litigation demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged amassing of wealth by the minister through his relatives.

Colonel held; CBI tapped phones of exam officer,seven other accused

July 3, 2012 2:46:11 am

NDA job scam Court cancels A K Singh’s anticipatory bail,says CBI proof seems to have substance

RPI protest against Minister’s decisions

July 3, 2012 2:28:07 am

Party accuses Moghe of ‘anti-backward’ decisions; activists vandalise meeting venue

2 killed,9 injured in clash over sewer line

July 2, 2012 4:44:38 am

Two members of a political party were shot dead and nine injured in a clash between two rival groups of the party in Kagal taluk of Kolhapur district on Sunday.

12-year-old falls into valley near Kanheri caves,dies

July 2, 2012 4:39:48 am

A 12-year-old boy died after falling into a 200-ft-deep valley close to Kanheri caves on Sunday evening.

Engg,medical admission racket busted,four arrested

July 2, 2012 4:37:20 am

An engineering and medical admission racket was busted here on Saturday,with four persons being arrested and some incriminating material and cash worth lakhs seized.

Shelters for homeless lying vacant as people are not aware: HC

July 1, 2012 10:45:44 am

The Bombay High Court has asked the BMC and NGOs to give wide publicity about availability of such shelter homes.

I infiltrated Abhinav Bharat,kept bosses in loop: Purohit

June 30, 2012 10:04:02 am

Those who need to know,know the truth,says Purohit.

Christian groups threaten to shut Catholic schools across state

June 30, 2012 2:29:49 am

Christian organisations across the state have threatened to close down Catholic schools in Maharashtra as a sign of protest after the Education department ordered a First Information Report (FIR) against the management of St Mary’s School in Mazgaon for not refunding capitation fees collected from parents.

Sting unearths abortion racket in Kolhapur

June 29, 2012 7:28:02 am

Health officials at the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation have been on their toes after a recent sting operation led to unearthing of a sex-selective abortion racket and the arrest of thee ‘agents’ who brought pregnant women to radiologists.

HC tells University to appoint handicapped as clerk-cum-typist

June 28, 2012 3:07:55 pm

Bombay High Court has quashed an order of Mumbai University cancelling appointment of a physically handicapped person

Archaeologists restore 11th century temples at Hottal

June 28, 2012 1:17:37 pm

Archaeologists have restored the 11th century temples dating back to the Kalyani-Chalukya era at Hottal in Nanded district of Maharashtra.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai,rail traffic hit

June 28, 2012 1:04:05 pm

The maximum rainfall was observed in the suburbs,with Kandivili and Malad receiving around 45 mm rainfall.

Only 13% water stock in dams,CM calls for urgent measures

June 28, 2012 4:25:59 am

With the water scarcity in the state threatening to worsen owing to poor rainfall through June,Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday directed all district collectors,municipal commissioners and chief officers of municipal councils to prepare a detailed plan to use water judiciously and to reserve water in lakes for drinking water supply.

On Day II,Deshmukh lays blame at Ashok Chavan’s door

June 28, 2012 4:24:18 am

Former Maharashtra chief minister and Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Wednesday put the blame for the Adarsh housing scam at the door of the state revenue department,then headed by Ashok Chavan.

July rain should make up for June shortfall: IMD

June 28, 2012 12:53:36 am

Pune received only 34.5 mm rainfall this month

Maneka writes to CM over illegal construction near bird sanctuary

June 28, 2012 12:02:27 am

Member of Parliament and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan alleging that a company has started illegal construction near Karnala bird sanctuary in Panvel.

Yogesh Sagar ranked best MLA

June 27, 2012 2:27:20 am

BJP MLA from Charkop Yogesh Sagar was ranked the best MLA by Praja NGO as part of its annual rating exercise for elected representatives.

Deshmukh deposes,blames bureaucrats for not bringing issues to his notice

June 27, 2012 2:26:02 am

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday began his deposition before the two- member judicial commission appointed to study various alleged irregularities in the Adarsh Housing Society.

Free homes for civic conservancy staff

June 27, 2012 1:36:09 am

State reacted after The Indian Express reports of Oct 2007

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