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Mumbai celebrates Ganesh festival


September 19th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Mumbai Wednesday welcomed its favourite elephant-headed Lord Ganesh as the 10-day Ganpati festival began here amid tight security.The 'aarti' and 'sthapan puja' (devotional worship) were held ... Read more...

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Heavy rains continue in Maharashtra


September 4th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to lash Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra for the second day Tuesday, disrupting road and rail traffic.Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban trains, were ... Read more...

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Peaceful Eid celebrations in Maharashtra


August 20th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated amid peace and religious fervour across Mumbai and Maharashtra Monday with Muslims offering special congregational prayers as thanksgiving to mark the end of ... Read more...

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Premature to call Pune blasts a terror attack, says Patil


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Minister R.R. Patil said it was "premature" to term the apparently-coordinated low-intensity explosions in Pune as an act of terror. "Investigations are still under way ... Read more...

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Maharashtra axes four SEZs after local opposition


July 31st, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Stiff opposition from local communities and changed economic scenario in the country has resulted in axing four proposed Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in different parts of ... Read more...

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One killed in Maharashtra train accident, probe ordered


July 20th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman has been killed, while 14 others have been injured after the speeding Vidarbha Express rammed into 11 derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban ... Read more...

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One killed, 20 injured in Thane train collision (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) At least one woman was killed and another 20 passengers injured when the Vidarbha Express rammed into four derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban train in ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray had chest pain since four days


July 17th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray had been suffering from chest pain since Friday before he was rushed to Bandra's Lilavati Hospital Monday, party mouthpiece ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, surrounding areas


July 4th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas, including Thane and Raigad, Wednesday, disrupting road and rail traffic, officials here said.Although the downpour offered respite from the ... Read more...

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Empowering villagers through turtle conservation (Feature) (With Images)


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 2 (IANS) Turtle conservation, mainly of the endangered Olive Ridley species, in Maharashtra's coastal regions has moved to a new level - of empowering village communities to ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces water cuts after July 15


June 26th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) It is monsoon time, and Mumbai, famous for its heavy showers and rainy season, is, ironically, about to face cuts in water supply.The warning of likely ... Read more...

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Three engineering students drown in Arabian Sea


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 10 (IANS) A weekend trip turned tragic for three engineering students, including a girl, who drowned off the Harihareshwar Beach on the Konkan coast here Sunday, a ... Read more...

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Chavan applies balm to angry realtors


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A week after the powerful realty industry's sharp criticism of the Maharashtra government for "inaction and policy paralysis", Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan attempted to soothe their ... Read more...

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Hazare to start Maharashtra tour for Lokayukta bill


April 30th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), April 30 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare is all set to launch his five-week long tour of Maharashtra from Tuesday to create awareness for a strong ... Read more...

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Dream of affordable homes gathers dust in Maharashtra


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An ambitious plan to construct 500,000 affordable homes in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra is gathering dust due to "inaction and policy paralysis" on ... Read more...

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NCP leader flashes pistol, suspended


April 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) politicians, including the city unit head of Maharashtra's Roha town, have been booked for allegedly threatening a local official who tried ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects in Maharashtra get vital thrust


March 26th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Infrastructure development in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will get a significant thrust with a series of mega-projects lined up as part of efforts to ... Read more...

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Fast rail corridor to ease Mumbai commuters’ woes


March 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai were offered a lot of goodies Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in the rail budget for 2012-13.One of the most ... Read more...

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‘Mumbai mega infra-projects to be completed by 2013′


March 7th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Focusing on completing mega-infrastructure projects in and around Mumbai, the state government has allocated Rs.4,825 crore for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for fiscal ... Read more...

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Feasibility study for new Mumbai suburban rail corridors


January 13th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) In a bid to ease the inhuman conditions of commuting for Mumbaikars, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Friday invited proposals to conduct a feasibility study for ... Read more...

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No tax hike for Maharashtra realty sector


December 22nd, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Reeling under severe inflationary pressures, Maharashtra's realty industry Thursday welcomed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's assurance that the ready reckoner rates would not be revised in 2012.Ready ... Read more...

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Realty body sceptical about proposed regulatory bill


December 8th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Apprehending a return to 'licence raj', a top realty body Thursday objected to several provisions in the proposed Real Estate Regulation & Development bill and sought ... Read more...

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Maharashtra takes step forward on Mumbai-Raigad sea bridge


November 24th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Wednesday invited request for qualification (RFQ) for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL), a bridge across the Arabian Sea which will link Mumbai island ... Read more...

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Uneasy first year in office for Prithviraj Chavan


November 10th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Prithviraj Chavan completes one year as Maharashtra chief minister Friday, but the going has not been easy, and the general perception is that the mild-mannered, ... Read more...

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Wanted, decent homes for Mumbai’s dabbawallas


October 6th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) For 120 years, they have ferried food for hundreds of thousands of Mumbaikars. Now, the city's famed dabbawallas (lunch box carriers) using their organisational skills to ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with fervour (Lead)


September 1st, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) With chants of 'Ganapati Bappa Moraya', lakhs of Mumbaikars Thursday welcomed Lord Ganesha on the first day of the 11-day festival that saw idols of ... Read more...

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Muslims urged to fight terror on Eid


August 31st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Muslims in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra Wednesday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long fasting period of Ramazan, by pledging to fight ... Read more...

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Local trains hit as rains lash Mumbai


August 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Four days of heavy downpour has hit the lifeline of Mumbai -- the local trains. Tens of thousands of passengers had a harrowing time getting to ... Read more...

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Mumbai NGO wants security checks on sand barges


July 15th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) In the wake of Wednesday's triple blasts, a Mumbai NGO Friday urged the central government to regulate sand barges plying through the city harbour and ... Read more...

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Nine killed as wall collapses on hutments


July 8th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), July 8 (IANS) At least nine people were crushed to death and several feared trapped in the debris after the boundary wall of a building crashed down on ... Read more...

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Murder accused MP Padamsinh Patil fined Rs.10,000


June 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 7 (IANS) A local Maharashtra court slapped a fine of Rs.10,000 on suspended Nationalist Congress Party parliament member Padamsinh Patil, who is an accused in a murder ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi begins three-day Maharashtra visit


January 27th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Thursday on a three-day whirlwind tour of Maharashtra to boost the party's membership drive among backward castes, minorities and women.After ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi begins 3-day Maharashtra visit Thursday


January 24th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Maharashtra on a three-day whirlwind tour Thursday in which he will have a packed schedule meeting people from backward castes, ... Read more...

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CBI unearths Rs.1400 crore scam by jewellery traders (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) A group of jewellery traders is the prime suspect in a Rs.1,400 crore-plus scam in which the state-owned Mineral Scrap Trading Corporation (MSTC) was defrauded, a Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Dacoits strike at Mumbai Jain temple, kill guard


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) A security guard was killed and another injured after dacoits attacked a Jain temple here and decamped with jewellery worth over Rs.300,000 early Sunday, police said. The incident took ... Read more...

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