A fire broke out on the seventh floor of the 13-storey Maker Chambers at Nariman Point in south Mumbai this evening, fire officials said.
It is nowhere near the best figures of the day. But Mumbai seems to have run a good last lap today to register a voter turnout of 52 per cent in its six seats, as polling ended in the sixth phase of the general elections today.
In the last phase of voting in Maharashtra, 19 constituencies go to the polls including 6 seats in Mumbai, India's financial capital. In 2009, UPA allies Congress and NCP swept through the city winning all six seats. For the BJP and Shiv Sena it is now also a prestige battle to regain some lost political honour.
The Bombay High Court today asked the Railway authorities to come out with a scheme to reserve seats for senior citizens in suburban trains as the existing facility was not sufficient to accommodate the elders.
A day after a television actress Monaz Mevawala filed a complaint against an auto rickshaw driver who damaged her car and abused her during a road rage incident, police officials identified the accused and arrested him yesterday.
Various parties have been promising them better amenities and offering cash hand-outs for attendance at rallies.
Campaigning in Mumbai and for the nineteen seats in Maharashtra that goes to polls in the third and final phase of voting in the state has come to an end.
Narendra Modi accused the Congress of ganging up with allies to stop him from becoming the Prime Minister and hiding in "bunker" of secularism to avoid accountability of ten-year UPA rule as he wrapped his campaign today in Maharashtra, which goes to the polls in third and last phase on April 24.