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.
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 citys hospitals has found that patients in major healthcare institutions are at a serious risk in the eventuality of an emergency.
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.
NDA job scam Court cancels A K Singhs anticipatory bail,says CBI proof seems to have substance
Party accuses Moghe of anti-backward decisions; activists vandalise meeting venue
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.
A 12-year-old boy died after falling into a 200-ft-deep valley close to Kanheri caves on Sunday evening.
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.
The Bombay High Court has asked the BMC and NGOs to give wide publicity about availability of such shelter homes.
Those who need to know,know the truth,says Purohit.
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 Marys School in Mazgaon for not refunding capitation fees collected from parents.
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.
Bombay High Court has quashed an order of Mumbai University cancelling appointment of a physically handicapped person
Archaeologists have restored the 11th century temples dating back to the Kalyani-Chalukya era at Hottal in Nanded district of Maharashtra.
The maximum rainfall was observed in the suburbs,with Kandivili and Malad receiving around 45 mm rainfall.
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.
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.
Pune received only 34.5 mm rainfall this month
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.
BJP MLA from Charkop Yogesh Sagar was ranked the best MLA by Praja NGO as part of its annual rating exercise for elected representatives.
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.
State reacted after The Indian Express reports of Oct 2007