For more than a year, Manisha Ravindra Kohli, a mother of two, has been driving her saffron- coloured auto through the chaotic streets of Thane, an eastern suburb of Mumbai. She lucked out when she was selected for a government scheme that reserves 5% of rickshaw permits for women.
In order to put a full stop to open defecation in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has proposed to construct public toilets every few kilometres across the state. The inspiration came from actor Akshay Kumar, who addressed a gathering of over 5,000 students at the annual 'Transform Maharashtra' meet in Mumbai yesterday.
Mumbaikars may no longer have to face the problem of overcharging at parking lots across the city as the BMC plans to come up with an app, which will help motorists in locating the nearest empty slot with real time status. It would also make the process more transparent and solve the problem of illegal parking.
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was being treated in Mumbai for obesity, would be shifted to a hospital in UAE's Abu Dhabi soon. However, Ms Ahmed, who had arrived in Mumbai on a chartered cargo plane, would leave as a business class passenger on a regular flight.
Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari was today acquitted of raping a woman. A sessions court in Mumbai acquitted Mr Tiwari today after the complaint, allegedly his former girlfriend, turned hostile and failed to support the prosecution version during the trial.
The Maharashtra police today lodged a criminal case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra in a Thane police station for allegedly duping a textile firm owner of Rs 24 lakhs.
Every Sunday, Zsuzsanna Ferrao, a Hungarian woman, trods up to the Rangaon beach near Vasai in adjoining Palghar district and goes about cleaning it. Giving her company in the beach cleanliness drive are her husband and Vasai resident Lisbon, with three-year-old son Lucius and 19-month-old daughter Nascha.
The story of the worlds heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abdulati, miraculously shedding weight at a Mumbai hospital is not at all what it seems, alleges her 32-year-old sister in a shocking video in which she accuses a renowned Mumbai doctor and hospital of lying for publicity. -Everything was a lie. God forgive them for what they have done Eman did not lose 240 kg or 260 kg,- Shimaa says, speaking softly in the video.
App-based car aggregator Uber India has filed a case in the Bombay High Court seeking Rs 12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers associations for damaging its reputation and 'hampering' the livelihood of drivers by protesting against the company.
A Bank of India building today caught fire near Mumbai's fort area. Four fire engines have been rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. The bank building is located near the Bombay High Court in South Mumbai.