Maharashtra bandh costs Fadnavis govt Rs 700 cr in last 48 hours: Dalit anger brings Mumbai to a halt
Mumbai

Maharashtra bandh costs Fadnavis govt Rs 700 cr in last 48 hours: Dalit anger brings Mumbai to a halt

The state-wide bandh (strike) called by Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar in Maharashtra on Wednesday, which saw huge backing by Bahujans, was subsequently withdrawn in evening on the same day.

Bhima-Koregaon caste clash spreads across Maharashtra; violence erupts in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pune
Mumbai

Bhima-Koregaon caste clash spreads across Maharashtra; violence erupts in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pune

Repercussions of Monday's violence in Pune that broke out at an event where the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle was being commemorated, spread across other districts in Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Kamala Mills compound fire kills 14, injures 21: Blatant violation of safety norms, claimed lives of young revelers
Mumbai

Kamala Mills compound fire kills 14, injures 21: Blatant violation of safety norms, claimed lives of young revelers

The Mumbai commissioner will submit a report and anybody found guilty in the incident will not be spared. All illegal construction would also be demolished at war footing," the chief minister said.

Under-repair building collapses in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar; two dead, two still missing
Mumbai

Under-repair building collapses in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar; two dead, two still missing

Two persons were killed and two more are feared trapped in the debris after a portion a building collapsed in Mumbai's iconic Zaveri Bazar area on Friday afternoon, media reports said.

Massive blaze destroys 16 godowns in Bhiwandi; 50 rescued, 12 fire tenders at spot
Mumbai

Massive blaze destroys 16 godowns in Bhiwandi; 50 rescued, 12 fire tenders at spot

Although, there were no reports of any casualty in the major fire that broke out in Bhiwandi, fire offcials said that over 50 people have been rescued safely so far.

Manjula Chellur retires as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice VK Tahilraman to take over as acting CJ
Mumbai

Manjula Chellur retires as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice VK Tahilraman to take over as acting CJ

Chellur was the second woman judge to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court

Fadnavis, Goyal, Sitharaman visit Elphinstone Road stampede site; say army will build foot-over bridge by 31 January
Mumbai

Fadnavis, Goyal, Sitharaman visit Elphinstone Road stampede site; say army will build foot-over bridge by 31 January

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced on Tuesday that a new bridge would be constructed at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambiwali stations within three months

Fire breaks out at Mechemco factory in Navi Mumbai's Turbhe; ten fire tenders rushed to spot
Mumbai

Fire breaks out at Mechemco factory in Navi Mumbai's Turbhe; ten fire tenders rushed to spot

Ten fire tenders are present at Mechemco company in Navi Mumbai's Turbhe to douse a massive fire which broke out on Tuesday morning.

The MNS effect: Soon after Raj Thackeray's protest march, railway stations across Mumbai are hawker-free
Mumbai

The MNS effect: Soon after Raj Thackeray's protest march, railway stations across Mumbai are hawker-free

After 23 innocent people lost their lives in a horrific stampede at Elphinstone Station bridge on 29 September, MNS chief Raj Thackeray took out a Santap Morcha (anger march) to protest the state of the city's railway station

Elphinstone Road stampede: Political parties play blame game as citizen discontent follows Mumbai tragedy
Mumbai

Elphinstone Road stampede: Political parties play blame game as citizen discontent follows Mumbai tragedy

After the Elphinstone Road stampede, accusations of apathy towards infrastructure have flown thick and fast. A slew of measures have been taken to help prevent dangerous overcrowding.

Elphinstone Road stampede: Visuals show ornaments stolen from victim's body; Mumbai Police launches probe
Mumbai

Elphinstone Road stampede: Visuals show ornaments stolen from victim's body; Mumbai Police launches probe

Mumbai Police has launched a probe after visuals emerged showing some people allegedly stealing ornaments from a victim of the Elphinstone Road stampede

Elphinstone-Parel Bridge stampede: Did Mumbai Police use its brains before putting 'branded' victims on display?
Mumbai

Elphinstone-Parel Bridge stampede: Did Mumbai Police use its brains before putting 'branded' victims on display?

If it was Indian Railways that was responsible for taking the lives of the deceased, it was the Bhoiwada Police that was responsible for taking away their dignity.

Elphinstone Road stampede: Commuters, urban governance experts lament poor transport infrastructure
Mumbai

Elphinstone Road stampede: Commuters, urban governance experts lament poor transport infrastructure

As can be seen from the reactions of several ordinary commuters, the stampede at Elphinstone Road was a tragedy waiting to happen.

Elphinstone Road stampede makes one wonder if authorities have any value for human life
Mumbai

Elphinstone Road stampede makes one wonder if authorities have any value for human life

The stampede at the Elphinstone Road station bridge makes one wonder if there is any value for human life in the country. In any other country, the rail minster and the concerned officers would immediately be taken to task.

India must end silence on sexual abuse of children, says Kailash Satyarthi
Mumbai

India must end silence on sexual abuse of children, says Kailash Satyarthi

Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday underlined the need for an effective judiciary to end sexual abuse of children

Watch: Mumbai's once iconic 'Padmini' taxis near the end of the road
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Watch: Mumbai's once iconic 'Padmini' taxis near the end of the road

Now, entering 2018, the number of Padminis on the streets of Mumbai couldn't be more than 200-300, and the number continues to drop at an increasingly fast pace. According to the government's rule, by 2020, no Padmini will be allowed to ply on the streets.

Bombay HC refuses to allow deployment of heavy machinery at night for Mumbai Metro construction
Mumbai

Bombay HC refuses to allow deployment of heavy machinery at night for Mumbai Metro construction

The MMRCL had sought the court's permission to bring heavy vehicles to the construction sites in South Mumbai during the night hours

No more rotten tomatoes: New start-up helps increase tomato shelf life
Mumbai

No more rotten tomatoes: New start-up helps increase tomato shelf life

ProVegie, the technology, taps into the fundamental knowledge behind how tomatoes respire, to create specially designed packaging that allows this respiration, while retaining nutrition, taste and aroma.

Fire at RK Films and Studio engulfs TV show Super Dancer's set in Mumbai's Chembur suburb; no casualties reported so far
Mumbai

Fire at RK Films and Studio engulfs TV show Super Dancer's set in Mumbai's Chembur suburb; no casualties reported so far

A level 2 fire reportedly broke out on the sets of dance reality show Super Dancer at the RK Films and Studios in Chembur on Saturday afternoon.

Ujjwal Nikam and death penalties: With Ankur Panwar's sentencing, SPP secures 6th death penalty of career
Mumbai

Ujjwal Nikam and death penalties: With Ankur Panwar's sentencing, SPP secures 6th death penalty of career

Nikam had termed the case fit for death sentence, saying that it falls in the 'rarest of rare' category.