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Heavy rains lash Mumbai


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) After a week's lull, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas again since early Tuesday, disrupting normal vehicular movement during the peak hours, officials said.The downpour, ... Read more...

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Now, geraniums that won’t make you sneeze


August 31st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a strain of geraniums that would be completely harmless to allergy sufferers and pose no risk to natural varieties of the plant because ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications bags Rs.150 crore government orders


August 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Reliance Communications Thursday said it has bagged multiple orders worth Rs.150 crore from the central and state governments, including the municipal corporation of Mumbai."With government ... Read more...

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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains


August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Zeenat Aman asks for ban on horse-drawn carriages


July 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Yesteryear's glamour girl Zeenat Aman has written to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) calling for a total ban on horse-drawn carriages within the city.The 60-year-old ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces serious water shortage


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Mumbai is likely to see a serious water shortage with poor monsoon rains rapidly bringing down water levels in the six lakes that feed the city.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water cuts to stay in Mumbai till Aug 1


July 16th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As a fall out of the scanty rainfall season, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday announced that the water cuts will be extended till Aug 1, ... Read more...

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PETA for banning horse drawn carriages in Mumbai (With Images)


June 13th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Animal rights group PETA Wednesday strongly pitched for banning horse drawn carriages in Mumbai, citing cruelty to the animal, and suggested it be replaced with battery-operated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two-day water cut in Mumbai from Monday


May 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Mumbai will face water cuts for two days starting Monday owing to the repairing of pipelines along the Eastern Express Highway, a civic official said."Work is ... Read more...

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Activist raises query on Sachin’s penalty


May 5th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A right to information activist Saturday raised questions whether cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had paid the penalty imposed on him last year for illegally occupying his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerala to participate in world’s biggest biodiversity event


March 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala has made huge strides in the field of biodiversity, and is now set to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Peon and fisherwoman among winners in Mumbai


February 18th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) A peon, a fisherwoman and a resident of the Dharavi slum township are among the winners in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).Anusha Kodam, 21, an engineering ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls; MNS gains (Intro Roundup)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance Friday came up trumps in elections to the Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations, while the Raj ... Read more...

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Sena-BJP combine triumph in Mumbai, Thane civic polls, MNS gains (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance came up trumps in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporation elections, results of which were announced here Friday.Though the alliance fell short ... Read more...

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Mixed trends in Maharashtra civic poll count


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Counting of votes for the 10 Maharashtra civic corporations indicated mixed early trends Friday, giving anxious moments to the main contending parties.The initial leads and ... Read more...

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45 percent voting in Mumbai civic polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In a show of voter apathy, Mumbai Thursday marked a turnout of 45 percent in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In all the 10 ... Read more...

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45 percent voting in Mumbai civic elections


February 16th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In a show of voter apathy, Mumbai marked a turnout of 45 percent in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the richest civic body in ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena indestructible, says Bal Thackeray


February 14th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday asserted that his party was "indestructible" and the Congress could not finish it off even if it had "seven ... Read more...

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Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MNS names candidates - with marks!


January 29th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Sunday announced the party's first list of candidates for the 10 municipal corporation elections Feb 16 - along with the ... Read more...

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Arun Gawli’s party to contest 25 seats in BMC polls


January 26th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Jailed mafia don Arun Gawli's party Akhil Bharatiya Sena (ABS) will contest 25 of the 227 seats of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the Feb ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray’s birthday passes as a low-key affair


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's 86th birthday Monday was a low-key affair due to the code of conduct in place ahead of the Mumbai civic ... Read more...

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Thackeray’s birthday gift - two rallies


January 12th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) In what is described as a 'birthday gift' by his partymen, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray will address two election rallies during the forthcoming Zilla ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP ally to dislodge saffron combine from BMC


January 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Posing a potentially tough challenge to the ruling Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Congress and the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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Finalise poll pact by Monday, Pawar tells Congress


January 9th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party president and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday served an ultimatum on its Congress ally to finalise its plans for an ... Read more...

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Peeved Dalit leader quits Maharashtra opposition alliance


January 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Dalit leader and litterateur Namdeo Dhasal Thursday announced he was disassociating from the "grand alliance" of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and his ... Read more...

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Why all parties covet the BMC?


January 4th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) The announcement of civic polls for Feb 16 in Maharashtra virtually heralds the battle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - the country's biggest and ... Read more...

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Election expenses for Maharashtra civic polls hiked


January 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's state Election Commission Tuesday significantly enhanced the expense limits for the forthcoming civic, zila parishad and gram panchayat elections.The decision was announced by state election ... Read more...

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Polls in BMC, 9 other municipal corporations Feb 16 (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Elections to 10 major municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, will be held Feb 16, an election official said Tuesday.State Election Commissioner Neela ... Read more...

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Polls in BMC, 9 other municipal corporations Feb 16


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Elections to 10 major municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, will be held Feb 16, an election official said Tuesday.State Election Commissioner Neela ... Read more...

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Kerala to streamline medicinal plants production


December 19th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) With the international market for medicinal plants estimated to be around $60 billion and their exports from India crossing Rs.3,000 crore ($567 million), Kerala -- home ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate bug protein to trap viruses


December 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With the help of a bug protein isolated from sewage, scientists have successfully trapped and neutralised enteric viruses -- which, surviving for a long time in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mumbai’s dabbawalas now want to be civic fathers


December 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The city's legendary dabbawallas (lunch-box carriers) have now decided to join politics, starting with the forthcoming elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an ... Read more...

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Silverfish steal ants’ scent as well food


December 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Silverfish co-exist peacefully with army ants by tricking them into believing that they are one of their own. Silverfish persuade the ants to believe that they ... Read more...

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MNS exam plan makes civic candidates jittery


November 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Cynicism marks Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's decision to make all aspirants for the upcoming Mumbai civic elections sit for an examination here ... Read more...

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