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31 kids hurt in slab collapse

The injured children at MGM Hospital in Bhiwandi 	—Firdos Shaikh

A slab collapsed in a classroom of a school belonging to the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNCMC), injuring 31 students on Tuesday morning.

PIL seeking CBI probe dismissed

The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a CBI probe into the communal riots in Sangli and Miraj in 2009 with an observation that the petition was politica

National Human Rights Commission issues notice to state

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on reports of a tribal teenager’s death due to alleged police torture in Bhiwandi.

Pledge to behave: Central Railway prints 2.5 crore forms

In a first, the Central Railway (CR) has printed 2.5 crore forms meant for commuters to undertake not to break any railway rule else be prepared for their season tickets to be cancelled permanently.

High Court seeks state reply on banning tomb visit

Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking revocation of the decade-old ban on the entry into the premises housing the tomb of Afzal Khan at Pratapgadh Fort in the Satara district, the Bombay

Efforts on to bring down road mishaps

The Mumbai traffic police will step up its deployment and enforcement activities in specific areas in Mumbai where fatal accidents have almost doubled in the first half of the year as compared to last

Narayan Rane vs Chief Minister: No results yet

 Prithviraj Chavan

There was no solution in sight on Tuesday to the current standoff between the state industries minister Narayan Rane and chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Now, call 1064 to trap corrupt officials

The state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) that doubled the number of arrests of government servants this year has now come out with a toll free number 1064, which was launched across the state on Tuesday

Dismissed encounter cop likely to join Shiv Sena

Pradeep Sharma

Dismissed encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma is likely to join active politics. A Shiv Sena insider said that the party was considering Mr Sharma’s candidature for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.