Mumbai drivers want to retain old taxis, go on strike

New Delhi: The Mumbai Autorickshaw-Taximen's Union went on one-day strike on Thursday protesting the state government’s move to phase out old taxis in a bid to tackle pollution.

Taxis, autorickshaws stay off roads in Mumbai

Thousands of taxis and auto rickshaws stayed off the roads here today in response to a day-long strike to protest the government's decision to phase out taxis over 25-years old.

Mumbai police bank on alert citizens

Mumbai: The Mumbai police seem to have taken a cue from the role played by locals in investigations into blasts. With Mumbai being proclaimed as the next target after Saturday’s Delhi blasts, the police have planned a communication campaign called...

Mumbai crime rate drops 40% in twenty years

Viju B The Times of India 02.09.2008
Mumbai crime rate drops 40% in twenty years

MUMBAI: This is one open secret that police officers in the city refuse to acknowledge till date. They try to maintain the number of criminal complaints filed at their respective police stations constant every year.

'Cops must not misuse license to tap'

Swati Deshpande The Times of India 02.09.2008
'Cops must not misuse license to tap'

MUMBAI: For the police, it is a thumping victory, but lawyers are warning that the license to tap must not be misused. By upholding the validity of the four crucial sections dealing with phone tapping in the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organi...

Deadline for Marathi signboards not extended: Raj

MUMBAI: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that he has rejected an appeal from shopkeepers for a three-month extension to the deadline to paint name boards in Marathi.

Mumbai ‘Dirty Harry’ fired

Calcutta Telegraph 01.09.2008
Mumbai ‘Dirty Harry’ fired

Mumbai, Aug. 31: This was a midnight knock Mumbai’s “Dirty Harry” could have done without. Pradeep Sharma, the encounter specialist said to have gunned down 107 gangsters and inspired Bollywood in the process, was fired from the force today.

Mumbai lends a helping hand to Bihar flood victims

MUMBAI: Alarmed by the images of floodravaged Bihar that have constantly been playing on TV, voluntary organisations, doctors and citizens from Mumbai are going all out to help in relief efforts.

Indian political party campaigns against English

Rajanish Kakade The Southern Ledger 29.08.2008
Indian political party campaigns against English

A regional political party has threatened to attack stores in Mumbai that place English-language signs more prominently than ones in the local Marathi language or refuse to use Marathi signs.

9 die, 30 hurt in Mumbai building collapse

Nine people died and at least 30 others were injured when a section of a three-storeyed building collapsed in south Mumbai.

Doctor injured in hospital roof collapse

Sumitra Deb Roy Daily News & Analysis 12.08.2008

Early Monday morning, one of the resident doctors of the BMC-run Sion Hospital woke up with a jolt as a portion of the roof of the hostel room caved in. He was sleeping on the floor just inches away from where the roof tiles fell.

Mumbai airport main runaway shut after rain

Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) The main runway of the Mumbai airport was shut Monday afternoon as its surface was damaged by heavy rain, an official said.

Mumbai may soon be country's first wi-fi enabled city

Mumbai: It’s a city on the fast lane and if the BMC has its way, Mumbai will soon be the country's first wi-fi enabled city, which means wireless Internet in any part of the metropolis.

Monsoon-related ailments claim two lives in Mumbai

Mumbai (PTI): Two persons died due to monsoon- related ailments in Mumbai hospitals, civic authorities said on Friday.

Land Reclamation : Ideal solution for Mumbai

MUMBAI : Since Mumbai city is surrounded by sea on three sides, and since its configuration is linear, there is scarcity of land, compared to any other metropolitan areas in India.

BMC's Rs 50 cr plan to make Mumbai WiFi-enabled

MUMBAI: The metropolis will go WiFi in a few months from now if a public-private partnership initiated by the BMC fructifies. WiFi or Wireless Fidelity enables anyone with a PC or a laptop to access internet without having to plug in. Someone trav...

J Kumar Infra bags skywalk project from MMRDA

Mumbai-based infrastructure company, J Kumar Infraprojects has bagged the contract to build two skywalks in the city totalling to Rs 20 crore.

Go Mumbai is in a no-go fix

Shwetaa Karnik Daily News & Analysis 23.07.2008
Go Mumbai is in a no-go fix

The multi-utility card which was supposed to revolutionise the ticketing system on Mumbai’s suburban railway network has failed to cut down on queues for tickets.

MTNL advertisement sees humour in BMC’s monsoon worries

SHWETA DESAI 21.07.2008
MTNL advertisement sees humour in BMC’s monsoon worries

Mumbai, July 20 Despite the continuing dry spell and elected representatives’ demand for the state to be declared drought-prone, flooding in Mumbai continues to be in news.

MUMBAI: Mumbai, which tops the list in generating the highest amount of electronic waste in the country, is all set to have an exclusive site for dumping e-waste. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Developmen...

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