Female reproductive organs removed from man’s body

Mumbai: In an extremely rare case, a 29-year-old man, who had sought a cure for infertility, was found to have non-functioning female reproductive o...

Rains return to Mumbai after hiatus; airport ops hit briefly

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After poll defeat, Milind Deora resigns as Mumbai Congress president

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Maharashtra MLA remanded to police custody till Jul 9 in assault case

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Maha minister blames crabs for Tiware dam breach

Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant has attributed the breach in Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district, which claimed the lives of 18 people, to the weakening of wall by crabs. Calling the dam breach incident a "natural calamity", the newly-appointed Water Conservation Minister also said whatever is destined to happen, will happen. Talking to reporter...

Dam breach in Maharashtra: 23 feared dead, 11 bodies recovered

Mumbai: Twenty three persons are feared dead after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said on Wednesday (July 3). Bodies of 11 persons have been recovered so far, a police official said. The total toll would be 23, he added. The Tiware dam in R...

Mumbai limps back to normalcy as rains subside

Mumbai: India's financial capital limped back to normalcy on Wednesday (July 3) morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday (June 30) subsided. At 375.2 mm, the rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am on Tuesday (July 2) was the highest since the July 26, 2005, deluge in Mumbai. It had ...

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Maharashtra, 15 killed in Pune, Mumbai besieged

Pune: Maharashtra, specifically Pune and Mumbai, has been witnessing heavy rains over the past few days. At least 15 people, including four children, were killed when a portion of the compound wall of a housing society collapsed on shanties adjacent to it in Kondhwa, Pune, in the early hours of Saturday (June 29). The shanties were set up for labou...

Those imprisoned during Emergency to get pension: Fadnavis

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday (June 25) said those who were imprisoned during the Emergency will be provided pension and a citation. Speaking in the state Assembly during the Question hour, Fadnavis said "pension was an honour more than money" for those who served jail term during the Emergency. "Many people refused ...

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Veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, who also participated in the Goa liberation movement, died at a Pune-based hospital in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning (June 25), a family source said. He was 90. Ranade had been ailing since some time and undergoing treatment at the hospital where he breathed his last around 5:30 am, his friend and Goa-based...

Fire breaks out at under-construction Navy warship, one worker dead

Mumbai: A fire broke out at an under-construction warship of the Navy at Mazgaon Dockyard here on Friday evening in which one worker was killed and another injured, an official said. A Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDSL) spokesperson, in a statement said “a broke out in yard 12704 in the dock in south Mumbai at 4 pm, in which a contractual worker died due ...

Fadnavis expands cabinet, inducts ex-Cong leader Vikhe Patil

Mumbai: Former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar were among the eight who were sworn in as ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra cabinet on Sunday (June 16). Apart from the eight ministers, five were inducted as junior ministers as part of a cabinet expansion which took place a day before the beginn...

Teenager shot dead while posing with pistol for TikTok video

Mumbai: A teenager was shot dead 'accidentally' when he and his relatives were posing for a TikTok video in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, police said on Thursday (June 13). Pratik Wadekar (17) died on the spot during the incident which took place in the temple town of Shirdi Wednesday evening. Pratik and his relatives Sunny Pawar (20), Nitin Wa...

Cyclone Vayu turns severe, advances towards Gujarat

Mumbai: Mumbai and some neighbouring coastal areas of Maharashtra witnessed a windy Wednesday morning as cyclone Vayu turned into a "very severe  storm", the weather department said. As the cyclone continued to progress towards Saurashtra and Kutch regions of neighbouring Gujarat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgraded its severity condition...

Another exodus? Maha minister claims 25 Oppn MLAs in touch with BJP

Mumbai: Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan on Saturday (June 8) claimed that at least 25 MLAs of the Congress and the NCP are in touch with the BJP. Hinting at multiple defections to the BJP, he said the Opposition is likely to receive a major jolt ahead of the state Assembly elections, due in September-October this year. "At least 2...

Vikhe Patil resigns as MLA; talk of him becoming BJP minister

Mumbai: Senior Congress leader in Maharashtra and former leader of opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Tuesday (June 4) resigned as an MLA, amid speculation that he may join the BJP and the state cabinet. The Congress leader submitted his resignation as an MLA to Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade at his office here. Bagade accepted...

250 VHP workers in Maha booked for flashing guns, swords in procession

Around 250 Vishwa Hindu Parishad functionaries were booked for allegedly brandishing air guns and swords during a procession Sunday in Nigdi in Pimpri Chinchwad area, police said. Among those booked included VHP local president Sharad Inamdar, district president Dhanaji Shinde under relevant sections of the Arms Act and Bombay Police Act, an off...

‘BJP, Sena to fight Maharashtra Assembly polls in 135 seats each’

Mumbai: Saffron allies BJP and Shiv Sena will share equal number of seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, a senior BJP leader has said. Talking to reporters here on June 1 (Saturday), Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil also said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was the "natural choice" of the people, the BJP and the Sena...

Tweet of Mumbai IAS officer calling for removal of Gandhi statues sparks row

Mumbai: A Mumbai woman IAS officer's tweet has triggered a row by calling the removal of Mahatma Gandhi's statues from across the world, including his images from the Indian currency notes. She deleted the controversial tweet after facing heavy backlash on social media. Demanding that institutions and roads named after the Father of the Nation be rename...

3 doctors held for colleague suicide sent to judicial custody

Mumbai: A special court on May 31 (Friday) sent three doctors of a state-run hospital, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a junior colleague, to judicial custody till June 10. The accused — Bhakti Mehere, Hema Ahuja and Ankita Khandelwal — were arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of doctor Payal Tadvi by tormenting her with casteist ...

Mumbai doc suicide: Three accused held, college panel confirms charges

The three doctors who allegedly abetted the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi, a second year postgraduate student of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics department of Mumbai-based BYL Nair Hospital, have been arrested. Also, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has suspended the three doctors. An FIR has been filed against the three seni...

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Mumbai: The family of Dr Payal Tadvi, a postgraduate student of gynaecology who committed suicide after she allegedly was ragged by three senior doctors of Mumbai based BYL Nair Hospital, on Tuesday (May 28) staged a sit-in outside the hospital demanding justice for the deceased. Twenty-three-old Payal, a second-year resident doctor had committed suicid...

Shiv Sena’s Hindutva different from BJP’s Hindutva: Aaditya Thackeray

New Delhi: Hindutva is one of the ideologies of Shiv Sena, but it is different from “BJP's Hindutva”, argues Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray in a new book. The book, ‘The Young and the Restless’, authored by student-activist Gurmehar Kaur, is a series of interviews of the country’s young politicians which include the likes of Omar Abdullah, Sachin Pilot,...

Manual scavenging claims 3 lives in Maharashtra

Thane: Three labourers died of suffocation while cleaning the sewage treatment plant (STP) of a housing complex here shortly after midnight Friday (May 10), civic officials said. A total of eight labourers were involved in the STP cleaning operation in the complex in Kapurbawdi when they got stuck inside the plant, said Santosh Kadam, chief of the Regi...

Inter-caste marriage: Pregnant woman burnt to death by kin including father

A woman, two-months pregnant, died and her husband sustained severe burns at a village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, district after the couple were set ablaze on May 1 reportedly by the woman’s family members, Indian Express reported on Tuesday. The attackers included the girl’s father too and the family was reportedly against the couple’s inter-c...

116 candidates in fray for first phase of LS polls in Maha

As many as 116 candidates are left in the fray for seven Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra where polling will be held on April 11, in the first phase, election officials said. Prominent among them are Union ministers Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur) and Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur). March 28 was the last date of withdrawal of nominations. A total of 184 candi...

Actor Urmila Matondkar joins Congress; may get Mumbai North seat

Mumbai: 45-year old Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress on March 27. She was welcomed to the party by president Rahul Gandhi. Speculations suggest that Congress will nominate her as the candidate for Mumbai North constituency. If Congress nominates her, she will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) incumbent MP Gopal Shetty. The s...

Bombay HC concludes hearing on petitions on Maratha quota

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday concluded the hearing on a bunch of petitions filed both in opposition and support of the Maharashtra government's decision to grant 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in jobs and education in the state. A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre, which heard the petitions, reserved its ver...

Collapsed FOB to be dismantled, first probe report in 24 hrs, 6 dead in Mumbai

Mumbai: A day after a foot overbridge connected to CSMT railway station collapsed, killing six persons and injuring 31, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to dismantle the structure. In a meeting chaired by BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta on March 15 morning, it was also decided that the civic body's Chief Engineer (Vigilance) would conduct ...