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Shiv Sena likely to win BMC mayor elections as BJP opts-out of race

Shiv Sena likely to win BMC mayor elections as BJP opts-out of race
The Shiv Sena is set to win the upcoming mayoral elections in Mumbai with the BJP deciding to opt-out of the race citing lack of numbers and NCP poised to support Sena's candidate.The Shiv Sena has 94 corporators, while the BJP, Congress, and NCP have 83, 29 and eight, respectively, in the 227-member Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).The Sena recently...

Decongest Mumbai: 14 malls may soon allow motorists to use their parking lots during weekdays, nights

Decongest Mumbai: 14 malls may soon allow motorists to use their parking lots during weekdays, nights
In a bid to decongest city roads, at least 14 malls in Mumbai may soon allow non-visiting motorists to park their private vehicles in their parking lots at subsidised rates.The decision to approach the management of the 14 malls was taken during a meeting of the Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA) on Saturday. The MPA was formed with the sole...

Shiv Sena workers heckle, raise slogans against Fadnavis at Bal Thackeray memorial

Shiv Sena workers heckle, raise slogans against Fadnavis at Bal Thackeray memorial
Shiv Sena workers heckled and raised slogans against former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis as he was leaving Shivaji Park on Sunday after paying tributes to Balasaheb Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary.Some Sena workers standing close to the former CM's convoy shouted slogans like "Sarkar kunauchi? Shiv Sena chi" (Whose government? Shiv Sena's), along with the traditional "Chhatrapati...

Day after arrest, cops search Rajneet Singh’s home in connection with PMC bank case

Day after arrest, cops search Rajneet Singh's home in connection with PMC bank case
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police on Sunday conducted a search at the residence of Rajneet Singh, son of former BJP MLA Sardar Tara Singh, in connection with the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam.The search comes a day after Rajneet was arrested and produced before a court, which remanded him in police custody till November...

BEST starts first bus service on new BKC-Chunabhatti flyover

BEST starts first bus service on new BKC-Chunabhatti flyover
In welcome news for commuters, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) launched its first bus service on the recently inaugurated BKC-Chunabhatti flyover from Friday.BEST has changed the path of route number 473, which runs from Mahul Village to Bandra Bus Station (West). Till now, buses on the route would travel via Sion and Dharavi - both of which...

Vodafone Idea at risk of ‘imminent bankruptcy’: ICICI Securities

Vodafone Idea at risk of 'imminent bankruptcy': ICICI Securities
Without relief from the government, telecom giant Vodafone Idea runs the risk of "imminent bankruptcy", brokerage firm ICICI Securities said on Friday.The statement comes in the backdrop of Vodafone Idea reporting a net loss of Rs 50,922 crore for the September quarter, the highest ever net loss by a company in India's corporate history."We continue to believe that Vodafone...

Not just 5 years, Sena will lead government in Maharashtra for next 25 years: Sanjay Raut

Not just 5 years, Sena will lead government in Maharashtra for next 25 years: Sanjay Raut
The Shiv Sena will lead the government in Maharashtra for the next 25 years instead of just five years, party spokesman Sanjay Raut said on Friday.Raut made the remark while responding to questions on the ongoing scenario and whether his party will share the chief minister's post with the NCP and the Congress, its allies in the prospective three-party...

Never agreed to rotational CM, says Amit Shah. ‘Liar’, retorts Sanjay Raut

Never agreed to rotational CM, says Amit Shah. 'Liar', retorts Sanjay Raut
Amid the ongoing logjam in Maharashtra, BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah made his first public statement on the present political scenario and on severing ties with its three-decade-old ally, Shiv Sena.In the Assembly elections held last month, the BJP won 105 seats, followed by the Shiv Sena (56), the NCP (54) and the Congress (48) in the...

Fake TC nabbed at Dadar station

Fake TC nabbed at Dadar station
An alert Chief Ticket Inspector helped identify and apprehend a man impersonating a ticket examiner at Mumbai's Dadar station on Wednesday.Central Railway's (CR) Chief Ticket Inspector N B Sakpal was supervising his team of ticket examiners at Dadar station when he spotted an unidentified man posing as a TC."Sakpal noticed one person checking tickets and immediately recognised him to...

Water Cut: All of Mumbai to face 10% water cut, low-pressure today

Water Cut: All of Mumbai to face 10% water cut, low-pressure today
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has imposed a 10 percent water cut with low-pressure supply across all city wards on Thursday to undertake scheduled maintenance work.The civic body's hydraulic department will replace the valves of the water pipeline during the affected period."The department will carry out the replacement of 1,200 mm diameter butterfly valve and 700 mm diameter butterfly...

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