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  • End Of Voyage: INS Viraat To Be Decommissioned Next Monday
    A glorious era of the flagship of the Indian Navy, the INS Viraat, will end on March 6, next Monday, with her decommissioning after 57 years of service, including 27 with the Royal Navy, a top official said here.
  • BJP Has Become 'A Version Of Congress', Says Shiv Sena
    The Shiv Sena today stepped up its attack on the BJP, saying its partner in Maharashtra and the central government has become "a version of Congress". "Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said BJP won't align with the Congress, but has made his party 'Congress' by inducting many from Congress-NCP into the BJP fold," it said. "That is why, Congress is preferable, but the question is where will this BJP-turned-Congress take Maharashtra and the country," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.
  • Mumbai Is The Richest Indian City With Total Wealth Of $820 Billion: Report
    India's financial capital Mumbai, which is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, says a report.
  • Bombay High Court Forms Task Force To Remove Encroachments From Haji Ali Road
    The Bombay High Court has ordered formation of a joint task force comprising Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the Collector to remove illegal encroachments on the approach road leading to Haji Ali Dargah.
  • BMC Elections: Cracks In Congress Over Propping Up Shiv Sena
    Differences in the Congress over considering the option of supporting a Shiv Sena candidate to become mayor of Mumbai emerged today as a senior party leader strongly opposed the idea.
  • BMC Election 2017: In Harshad Karkar, 23, MBA Student, Mumbai Gets Its Youngest Corporator
    Harshad Karkar is not the typical contender to sail through the elections for India's richest civic body. An MBA student, the 23-year-old Shiv Sena candidate won the Ambawadi - Ovari Pada seat for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai, beating rival Neela Rathod from the BJP by more than 11,000 votes. He is all set to be the city's youngest corporator.
  • BMC Election 2017: This 5-Year-Old Decided Fate Of 2 Mumbai Candidates Locked In Tie
    The fate of two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC candidates, who were locked in a tie when the votes were counted on Thursday, was decided by a five-year-old girl in southern Mumbai's Girgaum.
  • Shiv Sena-BJP Reunion? Uddhav Thackeray Is Coy, Nitin Gadkari Far More Direct
    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray refused to talk on Friday about who will be Mumbai's new mayor as he celebrated his party being number 1 again in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC with 84 seats. The BJP has just two less at 82, and none of them is close to the majority they need to get the Mayor's post. Majority or halfway of the 227-seat Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC is 114.
  • BMC Election 2017 Result: In Key Clashes, The Luckiest And Richest Contestants Won
    The results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, or BMC election announced on Thursday threw up some surprises with a number of prominent names biting the dust, while quite a few candidates from political families made it to the country's richest civic body. Several relatives of established politicians made it to BMC, which went to polls on February 21. Neil Somaiya, son of BJP lawmaker from North-East Mumbai Kirit Somaiya, Akash Purohit, son of BJP lawmaker Raj Purohit, Deepak Thakur, son of Maharashtra Minister and BJP leader Vidya Thakur, and Geeta Gawli, daughter of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, managed to make entry into the cash rich civic body which has a budget of over Rs 37,000 crore.
  • Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM Gains Foothold In Mumbai Civic Body BMC
    Hyderabad lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM won three seats in the BMC polls in Mumbai today, getting a foot in India's richest civic body.
  • BMC Election 2017 Live: Devendra Fadnavis Credits PM Modi's 'Transparent Politics' For Big Win
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is emerging as the clear winner of the day as the BJP is narrowing Shiv Shena's lead in the Brihanmumbai Municial Corporation or BMC elections setting it up for a nail-biting finish. The BJP is now ahead in 81 of the 227 seats, marginally behind the Shiv Sena's 84 (till 5 pm), which has ruled the cash rich corporation for years. The Congress is at a distant third leading in 31 seats. The BJP workers have gathered at the party office where the star campaigner of the BMC elections is speaking amid jubilation in anticipation of the big win. Here are the highlights of Mr Fadnavis's speech.
  • BMC Election Results 2017: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's 46-Year-Old Sena Slayer
    Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, spent much of Thursday at his home "Varsha" in Mumbai's Malabar Hill, getting minute by minute reports from the 23 counting centres for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC elections. By evening, when it was clear that his party, the BJP, would end no more than three seats behind the Shiv Sena, Mr Fadnavis arrived at the party's office and thanked the people of Maharashtra for the "unprecedented victory" which he credited to "our transparent politics and the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • BMC Election Result 2017: Why Everyone Wants A Share In BMC, India's Richest Civic Body
    The BMC or Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation election is more than civic body polls for parties in India's financial capital. The Shiv Sena and the BJP, long-time allies, contested separately and fought bitterly against each other. Some 21,620 candidates contested the 5,777 seats up for grabs in the 10 municipal corporations including BMC, for which the elections were held in two phases. Apart from Mumbai, the municipal corporations which went to the polls were Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur. But the focus was on the BMC, which has a gigantic budget to beat that of many other civic bodies and even states.
  • BMC Election Result 2017: Now, Mumbai's Turn To Spurn Congress, Wipe-Out In City Election
    The Congress today was unable to cut short its trend of losing important elections - it downsized its share considerably in the municipal corporation that runs Mumbai, accruing 31 seats (according to leads at 6 pm), down from 52. Sanjay Nirupam, the head of the party in Mumbai, offered to resign, accepting responsibility for the skimpy result.
  • BMC Election Result 2017 - 'Tight Slap for Critics,' Says BJP On Best Showing In Mumbai
    The Shiv Sena's lead in the Mumbai civic polls has narrowed now and the BJP is a close number 2. The junior partner of the Shiv Sena in the city for the last two decades, the party contested separately this year and says it has given a fitting answer to its detractors with its performance. At about 4.30 pm, the BJP was leading in 81 seats, just three behind the Sena ahead in 84.

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