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Mumbai: Megacity in Maharashtra, India
Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second most populous city in India after Delhi and the seventh most populous city in the world with a population of 19.98 million. As per Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million living under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Mumbai is the centre of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 23.64 million. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

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Opposition accuses BJP of receiving money from firm under probe for 'terror funding'

The Opposition on Friday accused the BJP of receiving crores in donation from a company being probed by the ED for allegedly buying properties from Iqbal Mirchi, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb..
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Shiv Sena's Kishori Pednekar elected new Mayor of Mumbai, Suhas Wadkar as Deputy Mayor

They were elected to their posts unopposed since the other parties, i.e. the BJP, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not contest the BMC polls this year.
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Videos for Mumbai


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Charles enjoys birthday celebrations in Mumbai [Video]Charles enjoys birthday celebrations in Mumbai

School children in Mumbai sing Happy Birthday to the Prince of Wales as he celebrates his 71st birthday on day two of the royal visit to India. The youngsters are supported in their education by a..

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Maharashtra govt formation: Ahmed Patel, Kharge, KC Venugopal to leave for Mumbai today

BJP and Shiv Sena fought elections together and have a comfortable majority to form the government but the two parties didn't reach any consensus on the '50-50 formula' that led to the break-up of..
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Final decision on Maharashtra government in a day or two: Sanjay Raut

Raut said he will meet NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday. To further discuss the modalities of government formation, another round of meeting among the three parties will be held in Mumbai, he..
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Amid Maharashtra turmoil, BMC relief for Shiv Sena

The term of incumbent Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and deputy mayor Hemangi Worlikar ends on Dec 7 and election for new office bearers will be held on Nov 22.
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Fadnavis faces Shiv Sena jeers, Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by slogan-shouting Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in Mumbai after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his seventh..
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Delhi’s tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai’s best: BIS

Tap water in Mumbai is the safest for drinking while Delhi’s water is the worst among 21 big cities, according to a report based on sample tests done by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Of greater..
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Mumbai tops ranking for tap water quality; Delhi finishes at bottom

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that tap water in Delhi and several other cities did not comply with the requirements according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. "Mumbai tops..
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BIS study: Mumbai tops ranking for quality of tap water, Delhi lowest

Kolkata ranked the second-lowest with 9/9 samples failing
DNA - Published

BJP-Sena break-up could impact Mumbai mayor polls on November 22

In the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls, the Sena had won 84 corporator seats while the its then ally BJP was a close second with 82 seats in the 227-member civic house. The BJP had then..
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Mumbai: IT dept raids BMC's civil contractors, uncovers irregularities worth Rs 735 crore

The IT department officials added that the BMC officials were involved in 'large scale tax evasion' and 'money laundering'.
DNA - Published

SC upholds Bombay HC's shield from arrest for Indira Jaising & Anand Grover

The Supreme Court on Thursday continued the Bombay high court order protecting senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover from arrest in connection with alleged Foreign Contribution Regulation..
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'We will ultimately form govt in Maharashtra': Fadnavis tells BJP MLAs

A meeting of all the newly-elected BJP MLAs of Maharashtra was held in Mumbai on Thursday.
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1962 conflict with China significantly damaged India's standing at world stage: Jaishankar

India's position at world stage seemed assured but the 1962 conflict with China significantly damaged the country's standing, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. Highlighting..
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Mumbai, Kolkata worst cities for driving around: Report

When it comes to driving experience, not all cities fare equally. Two Indian cities-Mumbai and Kolkata are world’s worst cities to drive in, according to the 2019 Driving Cities Index by .
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Lata Mangeshkar's condition critical, slowly improving: Hospital sources

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of breathing difficulty, is still in a "critical" condition but is "slowly..
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Maharashtra logjam: Senior Cong leaders defer Mumbai visit

The two leaders postponed their visit after NCP chief Sharad Pawar conveyed that state leaders of both the parties will first discuss the "terms and conditions" of government formation, former..
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Uncertainty over Bombay high court judge Akil Kureshi’s Tripura move


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Maharashtra political impasse: Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

Amid the stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar here on Monday, sources said. The Sena chief was accompanied by his son..
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Mumbai: 10-year-old girl raped, killed; body found by railway tracks

The autopsy report confirmed that the girl was sexually assaulted before being strangulated.
DNA - Published

Ayodhya verdict: 40,000 cops deployed in Mumbai

At east 40,000 police personnel have been deployed in Mumbai in view of the Supreme Court's verdict on the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid suit, which will be delivered on Saturday, officials..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ashok Gehlot blames BJP's 'false promises' for Maharashtra standoff

Deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said "personal ambitions" were the reason for the rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, accusing both the parties of making fun of the mandate given..
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Shiv Sena seeks police protection for newly-elected MLAs

The Shiv Sena on Friday sought police protection in Mumbai for its newly-elected MLAs, who will be shifted to a resort, till November 15, apparently fearing defection from its legislative rank.
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Yamraj to save lives? Western Railway finds a quirky way to discipline people walking on tracks in Mumbai

What an idea!
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Aditya Thackeray meets Shiv Sena MLAs at Mumbai hotel as uncertainty continues over govt formation


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Sanjay Raut meets Sharad Pawar amid logjam over government formation in Maharashtra

Amid the stand-off over government formation in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut met NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Wednesday. "This was a courtesy call," Raut told reporters..
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Amid BJP-Sena deadlock, Nitin Gadkari tasked with convincing Uddhav Thackeray

Gadkari will soon arrive in Mumbai with the express purpose of convincing Thackeray to join a BJP-led govt in Maharashtra.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court to consider audio clip of CM Yediyurappa in Karnataka MLAs disqualification case

Supreme Court said it would consider the fresh audio clip in which Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa is purportedly referring to 17 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs, who had been disqualified. In the audio, he is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi remains road fatalities’ capital, 3 metros show slide

Kolkata, Chennai & Mumbai saw minor decline in road deaths in 2018 as compared to the previous year but Delhi recorded an increase of 106 fatalities in the same period, accident data received from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Have received message from Sanjay Raut, says Ajit Pawar fuelling speculations in Maharashtra politics

While speaking to media in Mumbai, he said, "I have received a message from Sanjay Raut a while ago. I was in a meeting so could not respond. This is the first time after elections that he has..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Will take a positive view if Shiv Sena...': NCP leader hints of supporting Uddhav's party

NCP's Mumbai president and chief spokesperson Nawab Malik has said that his party might take a positive view if Shiv Sena tries to form a non-BJP government in Maharashtra.
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Was told getting wet in rain augurs well in politics: Gadkari

A sudden shower at an event in Mumbai prompted Union minister Nitin Gadkari to take a veiled dig at political opponents of the BJP against the backdrop of the recent poll outcome in his home state of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Devendra Fadnavis may take oath as Maharashtra CM on November 5: Sources

Fadnavis may take oath at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, sources said.
DNA - Published

Mumbai: 68-year-old Mulund resident dies, 'was stressed due to PMC bank crisis', says deceased's daughter

Ever since a withdrawal limit has been imposed on PMC bank account holders, at least 7 people have lost their lives.
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Justice Bobde is 8th Bombay HC judge to become CJI

"It's for the first time that a judge from the Nagpur bar of Bombay high court will become the CJI," said former SC Judge, Justice H L Gokhale. He also said that though Justice Bobde initially..
IndiaTimes - Published

Parts of Mumbai could disappear in next 30 years due to rising sea levels: Report

Mumbai is at the risk of being ''wiped out''.
DNA - Published

'Super Cyclonic Storm' Kyarr moves away from Mumbai, closer to Oman coast

It is very likely to maintain the intensity of a Super Cyclonic Storm till Monday evening and weaken gradually thereafter.
DNA - Published

'Super Cyclonic Storm' Kyarr moves away from Mumbai; IMD warns of heavy rainfall in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

It is very likely to maintain the intensity of a Super Cyclonic Storm till Monday evening and weaken gradually thereafter.
DNA - Published

Mumbai pharma company gets licence for breakthrough TB drug

A global non-profit drug developer TB Alliance has tied up with domestic company Macleods Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialise its ‘breakthrough’ drug Pretomanid in high-burden countries,..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM to take longer route to Saudi as Pakistan again denies airspace use

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Air India One will take the longer route to Saudi Arabi on Monday as the Boeing 747 will not overfly Pakistan. The aircraft will now fly from Delhi to near Mumbai from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sena MLAs meet in Mumbai, root for Aaditya Thackeray as next Maharashtra CM

The newly-elected MLAs of Shiv Sena on Saturday demanded that Aaditya Thackeray be made the chief minister in the next government. "We want to see Aaditya Thackeray as the next chief minister. But..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Young soch wins': Posters of Aaditya Thackeray seen in Mumbai's Prabhadevi after Worli seat victory

BJP-Shiv Sena are set to form the government once again in the state as the alliance combined seat tally is 161 with the former winning 105 seats and its alliance partner claimed victory on 56 seats...
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Poster calling Aaditya Thackeray as next Maharashtra CM comes up in Worli

A poster calling Aaditya Thackeray as future CM on Friday came up in Worli, the constituency from which he has been elected in Maharashtra assembly elections. Aaditya Thackeray, the 29-year-old son of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra polls: How turncoats fared

MUMBAI: It is a mixed bag of results for turncoats in Maharashtra polls. While Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Nitesh Rane who dumped the Congress for the BJP emerged victorious, Harshvardhan Patil lost...
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BJP gallops to bigger win than Shiv Sena in Mumbai city


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Aaditya Thackeray wins Worli by over 70,000 votes

Making his political debut, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday won from the Worli Assembly constituency in Mumbai, an election official said. The 29-year-old Yuva Sena chief, who is the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bombay high court nixes government's phone-tap orders as they ‘violate right to privacy’

The Bombay high court on Tuesday quashed three orders passed by the Union home ministry to intercept phone calls of a businessman. Quoting a Supreme Court order the court court said tapping can be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hawala operator arrested in Iqbal Mirchi land deal case

Earlier on Tuesday, Humayun Merchant, a close aid of Mirchi, was also arrested in Mumbai.
DNA - Published

Railways to implement Rs 18000cr project to run trains at 160 kmph

The railways' target is to operate high speed trains in two categories — at 160 kmph on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes, and up to 320 kmph under the ongoing bullet train project between..
IndiaTimes - Published

60.46% voting in Maharashtra assembly polls

Maharashtra assembly elections held on Monday saw a voter turnout of 60.46 per cent till the closing hour of 6 pm, election officials said here. The final figure of polling could increase and it will..
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