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  • BJP in Maharashtra preparing report card ahead of Amit Shah visit

    Maharashtra unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party is gearing up to prepare a cursory note on the state's ground level situation, before party's national president Amit Shah comes to the city. On September 4, Amit Shah will visit the city to meet the state core committee members apart from addressing...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 6:50am
  • Last (minute) impression? Health minister starts civic work sans order

    Politicians trying to impress voters just before elections by doing those small civic works pending for years is nothing new. The latest neta to do this, alleged Andheri (East) residents, is MLA and state health minister Suresh Shetty. Shetty, it seems, has started work of laying paver blocks at...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • 7 plum seats stuck in BJP-Shiv Sena tug of war

    Already struggling with seat-sharing, the Shiv Sena and BJP are now caught in a tussle over 7 seats that each does not want to part with. Both parties are refusing to let go of the seats, some of which their candidates have failed to win in the past. At least seven seats in Mumbai are caught in...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 7:25am
  • With Rs2,000 fine for hole on road, mandals start digging up footpaths in Mumbai

    City's Ganpati mandals have become smarter, but not in a good way. With the civic body levying heavy penalty on digging holes in roads to erect pandals and poles for displaying decorative lights and ad banners, this year on, mandals have started digging up footpaths.

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • BMC working to finalise cut-off date for regularisation of existing hawkers

    As the civic body prepares to implement the hawker policy, it has begun discussions to finalise the cut-off date for regularising the existing roadside vendors. Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte has asked his law officers to seek the legal opinion from the advocate general on the issue. Kunte...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 6:25am
  • BJP tells spokespersons to brush up media etiquette

    With just two months to go for assembly elections, the state BJP on Wednesday summoned 18 of its spokespersons for a meeting to instruct them on keeping their facts straight and up to date while interacting with the media. The aim, they said, was to project their candidates and party policies well...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • BJP to announce first list of candidates on Aug 15 for Maharashtra assembly elections

    The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will declare on August 15 it's first list of candidates for the assembly elections, to be held in October 2014. While many aspirants are expecting tickets, party sources said the first list will mostly have either all the sitting MLAs or those having no competitors...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 6:28am
  • After night stalls, BMC set to allot more stalls for Mount Mary Fair

    Residents have started widespread protest campaigns against authorities

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Corporators with MLA dreams start lobbying for seats, as Maharashtra assembly elections gets closer

    With the state assembly elections just around the corner, several senior corporators dreaming of becoming MLAs have started lobbying for seats. Many seats have more than one corporator competing for them, and party leaders have started already getting representations. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Emergency phones on section of NH8 yet to be connected

    The emergency call boxes (ECBs) along both sides of a section of national highway no. 8 (connecting Virar to Surat), are currently playing the role of showpieces instead of helping stranded commuters contact the relevant authorities in case of a breakdown or accident. Kandivali resident Mehul...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 4:11am