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  • Last-ditch efforts on to retain Narayan Rane as he may quit Congress too

    With the industries minister all set to resign from the Prithviraj Chavan government today, members of the Narayan Rane camp were making their last-ditch efforts to make him change his mind on Sunday. Though Rane had only announced his decision to quit the Cabinet, there are strong indications that...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 6:26am
  • Out to win Maharashtra polls, Amit Shah tests party strength with ground report

    With newly-appointed party president Amit Shah at the helm, the BJP has decided to tackle the Maharashtra assembly polls with all guns blazing. The 'dynamic' leader has given clear cut instructions to state party leaders to prepare a ground report on the political situation in each of the state's...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 8:00am
  • The sights and sounds of Mumbai

    Controversy's child It is rather unfortunate that the South Indian Education Society (SIES), which was once known as one of the better educational institutions of the city, is mired in one controversy after another. Sometime ago, it was raided by income tax authorities, and now, it says it has...

    Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 6:25am
  • No more speculation, Prithviraj Chavan's here to stay

    The Congress high command finally put an end to the political uncertainty in Maharashtra on Thursday by categorically stating that chief minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue in office and lead the party in the upcoming assembly elections.

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:30am
  • Congress MLAs to resign en masse if heritage buildings issue not resolved

    A major crisis is brewing within the city unit of Congress with several MLAs planning to resign as a mark of protest against their party government's failure to resolve the controversy over heritage buildings.

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:35am

    Mucky affairs

    Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 8:00am
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy calls for swift probe into Dombivli teen's gang rape

    The case of the alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old student of Model College, Dombivli, on June 23 has taken a new turn with the chief minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, and the director-general of police, Kerala, KS Balasubramanian, calling on the Thane police and asking them to solve the case...

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 6:05am
  • Suresh Shetty blasts doctors for greed, says they'll be hated

    "Doctors, you're going to be a hated lot. (Your) greed for money are leading to patients being overcharged." Health minister Suresh Shetty's fusillade caught the audience at Shanmukhananda hall by surprise on Sunday. "Like education barons, they (doctors) will become a hated community, if they don...

    Monday, 30 June 2014 - 9:41am
  • Mumbai at a glance: Water crisis, Assembly polls and non-veg food

    Water crisis is nearing, do your bit

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 8:00am
  • Meet Mumbai's Aabid Surti who tackled water wastage, drip by drip

    While most of us don't think twice when we notice a dripping tap or a leaking pipe, an 80-year-old is literally trying to save every drop of water. As a water crisis looms large with 650 million litres lost every day in the metropolis because of leaking pipes, Aabid Surti, a Mira Road resident, is...

    Friday, 27 June 2014 - 7:40am

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