See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Indians light crackers to celebrate diwali, the festival of light on a busy road in Allahabad on October 23, 2014.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets newly appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra state Devendra Fadnavis after the swearing in ceremony in Mumbai. MUMBAI: The Indian state of Maharashtra, of which commercial hub Mumbai is the capital, has sworn in a new chief minister.
With a BJP government assuming office in Maharashtra, the new state government and the Centre are set to unveil one of the biggest showcase projects for the country's financial capital Mumbai with plans for developing 1800 acres of defunct port trust land along the city's eastern coastline. The political expediency, to set in motion these ambitious plans as soon as the new government gets down to business in the state, is apparent from the fact that this week Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping and Transport, held a meeting relating to this with the head of the expert land development committee appointed by him three months ago as well as with the Mumbai Post Trust chairman, according to people with direct knowledge of the issue.
Fighting shy of facing Shiv Sena and covetous ministerial aspirants in Mumbai, the senior BJP leaders decide to stay holed up in the Capital until today Shrinking back from the Shiv Sena impasse and fierce lobbying for cabinet berths from NCP and Congress rebels now in the BJP fold, the saffron party's chief, Amit Shah, and Union minister Nitin Gadkari hemmed themselves in Delhi limits until today. They called off their trip to Mumbai yesterday, deciding instead to appear only at the last minute for the swearing in of their party's first government in the state.
TED, a non-profit initiative supports and nurtures a community of those who think, ideate and create the future. Under its aegis, TEDxGateway in Mumbai returns for the fifth time hosting roboticist Vijay Kumar and journalist Graham Hill among others while focussing on Indian women professionals as a key aim Roboticist Vijay Kumar is known for 'robots that can fly' and had presented a TED talk in 2012.
Former Commissioner of PCMC, Ashish Sharma issued a clarification statement yesterday, denying any involvement in the suicide of hotelier Ajay Chordia, after a section of the media reported his alleged role in pushing the prominent businessman to take the drastic step. Chordia , group chairman of Panchshil Hotels, was found hanging in the smoking lobby on the 11th floor of the hotel DoubleTree by Hilton in Chinchwad on Monday.
When a big tree fell: Thirty years since 1984 anti-Sikh riots, we still need to learn lessons on political accountability Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most infamous dates in modern Indian history, the day the Republic turned its back on an entire section of its people, abandoning them to genocidal mobs for four days of mass killing, rape, arson and loot. The massacre of around 5,000 Indians of Sikh faith in the nights and days that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984 was not just a tragedy for Sikhs, a deep wound that may in the fullness of time close but will always cause them pain.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena is unlikely to join the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra to be sworn in tomorrow as talks for a possible tie-up are on with it in an amicable atmosphere, BJP general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said today. It seems unlikely that any Shiv Sena minister will be sworn in tomorrow.
In March this year, a play on crimes against women had the performers - known faces such as hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani and actor Poorna Jagannathan among others - shun their veil of shame and narrated the horrors they went through. Titled Nirbhaya - after the moniker given to the Delhi gang rape victim whose courage was the inspiration for the play - it focused on sexual crimes.
Thousands of school teachers rushed to submit their forms between October 27 and 30 for the Teacher Eligibility Test , made mandatory by the Centre School teachers found themselves in a soup when the state education department called for applications for the Teacher Eligibility Test between October 21 to 30, as the Diwali holidays stretched from 22 to 26. Teachers from across the state rushed to the application centres in order to finish the process in just four days from October 27 to 30. Most ended up waiting in queues for seven to eight hours before their application form was accepted. The situation was worse for teachers from the Mumbai division, as there are only two centres in the city to accept the forms.
The Western Railway is set to run a local train in 2015 with doors that shut automatically, on one of its coaches. It will be the first local train wherein the system will be used, though on a trial basis.
The file, signed by minister of state for relief and rehabilitation in the previous government, with an order in the complainant's favour was lying in the former minister's official bungalow. The ex-minister's possible role in the case is also under the scanner.
With India ranked 142nd in the new Doing Business report released Tuesday, foreign investors are likely to need more than just an invitation to come and Make in India. Just ahead of the troubled Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, India continues to languish among the world's worst because of poor showing on all but three parameters.
I went through a article in Pakistan's popular and well circulated newspaper THE DAWN dated 25th Oct. 2014, 'A dangerous credo,' - Hindutva is altogether different from Hinduism' by A.G.Noorani, a Mumbai based advocate. I know Hon'ble A.G. Noorani is a good writer and has a vast experience after reading the article , I wrote a counter- view, - Give a dog a bad name and then hang him! Noorani has quoted Nehru's correspondence with Guru Golwalkar on lifting the ban of the RSS which was imposed post the Gandhi assassination.
Naveen Chawla, VP Aeromarketing for Mumbai International Airport, flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith and flydubai's SVP Sudhir Sreedharan 2 Dubai-based flydubai today celebrated the arrival of its inaugural service to Mumbai. The route will further strengthen the relationship between India and the United Arab Emirates , while offering passengers greater choice and flexibility.
Over a lakh of the organisation's followers had arrived in Mumbai for a clean up drive in collaboration with BMC under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, but in many places, heaps of garbage they gathered remained uncollected by the civic body Efforts by Dera Sacha Sauda followers on Tuesday, to clean streets in Churchgate and Fort as part of their cleanliness drive in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, were in vain due to the insufficient staff and machinery of the civic body, as the heaps of garbage they gathered remained uncollected.
In land of Kama Sutra, teaching a billion people about sex After the infamous Delhi gang rape, some brave advocates think it's time. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1u78O9e A woman takes pictures of a sculpture as she visits the exhibition The Kama-Sutra: Spirituality and erotism in Indian art, at the Paris' pinacotheque on Oct. 1, 2014 in Paris.
Police detain one of the members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and All India Democratic Women's Association at a protest against Tamil Nadu Government's decision to hike retail price of milk, near the Central Railway station in Chennai. - An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket explodes shortly after takeoff at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
Pritam Munde , who won the Lok Sabha bypoll from Beed with a record margin, along with newly elected BJP MLAs at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday. Shortly after being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Tuesday, Chief Minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis said his government would be transparent and follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's model of development in the state.
Four months after the city's first Metro rolled out and a bitter tussle ensued between the Maharashtra government and the Reliance Infrastructure-led Metro operator over the tariff structure, the Ministry of Urban Development at the Centre finalised a fare fixation committee under the Metro Act. With the conflict between the state and the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd under litigation, the Bombay High Court had, last month, set November 30 as the deadline for the Central government to form an FFC.
Lupin shares were down 0.8 percent at 1,382.70 rupees in Mumbai at 0811 GMT on Tuesday. Indian generic drugmaker Lupin Ltd reported a 54 percent jump in second-quarter profit beating analysts estimates, helped by robust sales in its domestic business and the United States, its largest market.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the party praised the PM and Amit Shah for winning in Maharashtra, and also indicated that Shiv Sena would support the new CM, no matter who it is, for the betterment of the state After weeks of belligerence and dilly-dallying, the Shiv Sena finally seems to have given way in the state. Indications of the surrender emerged after the party mouthpiece, Saamana, published an editorial yesterday stating they would support the CM of the state, whoever it is.
The Union government on Monday named three prominent businesspersA ons and their associates against whom it has started prosecution for allegedly holding illegal bank accounts abroad. They include Pradip Burman of Dabur group; Goa-based miner Timblo and its five directors, including Radha S Timblo; and Rajkot-based realty and bullion trader Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhya.
The Supreme Court on Monday gave new hope to the residents of Campa Cola Housing Society's unauthorised flats as it observed that it was not averse to the new government in Maharashtra coming to their aid. A bench headed by justice SK Mukopadhyaya said: The new government will now come in the state.