Sporadic violence paralyses normal life in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Jan 3 : Sporadic incidents of violence paralysed parts of Maharashtra in a day-long state-wide shutdown called by various Dalit parties on Wednesday amid tight security. Dalit activists jumped on railway tracks, shouting slogans and waved flags to attempt rail-blockades at various stations in Thane and Palghar districts, but were prevented by the security […]

Mumbai commuters get AC local trains

Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said. The Christmas and the pre-New Year bonanza saw the first AC local’s maiden run for the media, […]

Ex-top cop, UK NRI, Dabbawalas set up ‘Mumbai Roti Bank’

Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) A former police commissioner, an NRI businessman from London and the famed Dabbawalas joined hands here on Saturday to “wage a fight against hunger” through the “Mumbai Roti Bank” platform. While IPS officer and former city police chief and Maharashtra DGP D. Sivanandan has launched the non-profit initiative, UK-based businessman Nittin […]