With his face covered, one of the alleged plotters in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks is seen in Indian police custody. FILE - With his face covered, one of the alleged plotters in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks is seen in Indian police custody.
Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines. he past four years have seen a steady stream of talent from the aviation sector leaving for industries such as hospitality, financial services, travel and infrastructure companies like GMR and GVK even as promoters of airline companies have been scrambling to bring in chief executives from overseas.
The trio would harass builders who wanted to redevelop buildings in Dadar, Sion and Matunga and wouldn't give the vital Intimation For Disapproval unless the developers paid up huge sums Three Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation engineers were arrested for taking R15 lakh in bribes from builders in lieu of providing a document required for redevelopment projects. The Anti-Corruption Bureau nabbed the trio on Monday, along with a private architect and another person, after receiving a complaint from a builder in Dadar.
The visit of Rajnath Singh, who was to attend a crucial Bharatiya Janata Party meeting here was deferred on Monday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.
After their victory in Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party today moved forward towards government formation in both states with party chief Amit Shah holding parleys with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for charting out further strategy. Shah spent some 45 minutes at Gadkari's residence and the two worked out their further strategy on government formation in Maharashtra where the party fell short of a majority.
Supporters of the Shiv Sena party celebrate after learning of initial results of Maharashtra state election outside their party office in Mumbai. Reuters However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha , won from the Malabar Hill constituency.
Police on Monday morning rescued 12-year-old Mohammad Faizan, allegedly kidnapped for ransom from Murgiachak village in the Patna rural area about a week ago, from Mumbai. One of the kidnappers was also arrested.
MUMBAI: At least 10 people were killed in a fireworks factory explosion Monday in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, local media reported. The accident took place in a building in Vakatippa village in the coastal district,about 160 km from the port city of Visakhapatnam.
While the one-year loss on 2012 Diwali gold purchase was 4 per cent, the loss till date from the 2013 Diwali gold purchase is 10 per cent. A stylish MPV or a butch compact SUV, which one should you go for? We pitch the two against each other to find out which is the more juicier fruit... The Modi administration put some decisions on the backburner in the run-up to the crucial assembly elections in which BJP fared well.
Chandivli constituency, where Congress candidate Arif Khan won for the fourth time, registered the highest 'None of the Above' voters, with 4,653 votes Over 50,000 voters decided to go for the 'None of the Above' option that was introduced by the Election Commission after the SC judgement last year, in the 26 constituencies of Mumbai suburbs. According to the figures made available by the poll body, Chandivli constituency registered the highest NOTA votes, with 4,653, followed by 3,894 in Chembur and 3,266 in Versova constituency.
MUMBAI: You need to look at the fine print-the blank-outs, the defeats and the smaller victories-to get a sense of how Mumbai actually voted last Wednesday. Just looking at how well the winners have done will not reveal how the city's political contours have changed over the last five years.
Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, Bharatiya Janata Party is emerging as the clear winner in Maharashtra leading in 109 seats while the Shiv Sena was ahead in 58 and Congress in 48 as result trends of all 288 Assembly constituencies of state poured in. Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is leading by over 4,000 votes in south Karad in western Maharashtra, over his nearest rival Vilaskaka Undalkar.
At least two father-son pairs won in different parts of the state and in two instances, while fathers lost, their sons scored victories. Senior Congressman and former chief minister Narayan Rane lost from Kudal, while his son Nitesh Rane won from Kankavali, both in Sindhudurg district of coastal Konkan.
The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad has arrested a Kurla resident on suspicion of planning an attack on an American school in the Bandra Kurla Complex. ATS sources confirmed that the suspect, identified as Anis Ansari , was a resident of Kurla.
In a surprising turn of events, Hyderabad-based MIM on Sunday made its maiden entry into the Maharashtra Assembly pocketing two seats, while pro-Marathi MNS of Raj Thackeray was all but wiped out winning just one. Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi's Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's candidates won Aurangabad Central and Byculla seat in Mumbai defeating Shiv Sena and BJP nominees respectively.
Officials began counting tens of millions of ballots at 8.00 am in the western state of Maharashtra. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was leading in 110 seats in Maharashtra in tallies shown on the election commission's website.
Veterans at the wheel What does one do when one turns 95? Look for a new set of dentures? Hope that one hits a century? Maybe. The Western India Automobile Association , which marked its 95th year in 2014, will hold a Time Speed and Distance motor car rally for veterans between Mumbai to Mahableshwar on November 29. The veterans have to be above 50 years or age and not have participated in a motor car rally for 15 years.
As I write this in Mumbai, the exit polls for the Maharashtra elections are already showing BJP in theIt should emerge as the single largest party, with even a shot at clear majority. The reason for this, when one cuts to the chase, is one - Modi.
According to a state intelligence report, the BJP is not likely to cross the 110 mark; the document suggests there is a possibility of a non-BJP front forming the government, with outside support, like with the AAP in Delhi While the Bharatiya Janata Party may have readied the celebratory fireworks in anticipation of a resounding victory, a report prepared by the State Intelligence Department , a wing of the Maharashtra Police, will sour the upbeat mood in the camp. If the NCP decides to support the Shiv Sena, with outside support from the Congress to this new 'alliance', the BJP may find itself in the opposition.
Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after the Lok Sabha polls, will be held tomorrow. The vote counting for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly will start at 8 AM in the two states which went to polls on October 15. Haryana recorded its highest-ever turnout of 76.54 per cent while Maharashtra recorded 63.13 per cent polling.
MUMBAI: The knives are out in the Congress for Prithviraj Chavan. Ignoring the former chief minister's apology for recent controversial comments against his predecessors and ally-turned-rival, several party leaders from the state have urged the Congress high command to sack him from the party.
On the eve of assembly election results, Shiv Sena on Saturday exuded confidence that the party will get majority on its own in Maharashtra to form the government headed by Uddhav Thackeray and hoped its long-time ally BJP will extend support in case it falls short of numbers. A family shows their ink stained fingers after casting their votes for Maharashtra assembly polls at Bandra in Mumbai.
Two days after exit polls predicted that the BJP would become the largest party in Maharashtra, and with the assembly election results out Sunday, the daughter of the man who was once the party's face in the state has staked her claim for the chief minister's post. Providing a clear indication of the power struggle that is set to break out within the state BJP, the late Gopinath Munde's daughter, Pankaja Munde-Palwe, told The Indian Express: Yes, I am the nominee for the CM post.
Who is Kailash Satyarthi? That is the question most Indians asked when he won the Nobel Peace prize along with Malala Yousafzai earlier this month. Many of us were ashamed that we did not know who this man was even while we knew about Malala.
New Delhi, Oct 17: Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates , fancy cookies, cakes, and muffins on every Diwali , branded traditional Indian sweets - a market estimated at Rs 49,000 crore - have not only managed to hold on to their own but have witnessed a steady rise in sales due to an expanding market, rising incomes and, most importantly, the emotional value associated with them, outlet owners say. Sweets like kaju katli , patisa , mysore pak , badam halwa and gulab jamun are high on the preference list of Indians this festive season.