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BEST resumes bus services, brings relief for lakhs of Mumbai commuters

BEST resumes bus services, brings relief for lakhs of Mumbai commuters

The strike, which caused inconvenience to about 25 lakh bus commuters, was the longest-ever in BEST's history.

Jan 16, 2019, 19:51 PM IST
Mumbai teen commits suicide in attempt to astral travel, family says she watched videos on YouTube

Mumbai teen commits suicide in attempt to astral travel, family says she watched videos on YouTube

Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation. Videos related to Astral Travel have also been found on the victim's mobile phone.

Jan 16, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
Pulled up by Bombay High Court, BEST employees call off bus strike in Mumbai

Pulled up by Bombay High Court, BEST employees call off bus strike in Mumbai

The BEST union withdrew the strike after the High Court appointed a retired judge as a mediator to negotiate the issues.

Jan 16, 2019, 13:08 PM IST
Man gropes minor at a station while boarding Mumbai local, teen friend thrashes him up

Man gropes minor at a station while boarding Mumbai local, teen friend thrashes him up

After the girl raised an alarm, he left hurriedly by taking advantage of the crowd. 

Jan 16, 2019, 09:18 AM IST
Kolkata: 2 arrested for killing 16 puppies at hospital premises

Kolkata: 2 arrested for killing 16 puppies at hospital premises

Preliminary reports had said the puppies were beaten to death.

Jan 15, 2019, 21:32 PM IST
BEST strike: Bombay HC seeks response from all stakeholders on ending agitation

BEST strike: Bombay HC seeks response from all stakeholders on ending agitation

Around 38,000 BEST employees have been on strike since the last eight days now.

Jan 15, 2019, 19:44 PM IST
Jadavpur Univ prof's 'Virgin Bride' post triggers protests, students demand expulsion

Jadavpur Univ prof's 'Virgin Bride' post triggers protests, students demand expulsion

A professor of International Relations, Sarkar also stressed on celibacy and virginity as part of ethics and morality in a Facebook post.

Jan 15, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Fire breaks out in 6 industrial godowns at Mumbra's Shilphata

Fire breaks out in 6 industrial godowns at Mumbra's Shilphata

The blaze erupted at around 01:45 am at AK Industrial Estate near Shilphata-Mahape Road.

Jan 15, 2019, 07:31 AM IST
NCP, AAP attack BJP-Shiv Sena as BEST bus strike enters 7th day

NCP, AAP attack BJP-Shiv Sena as BEST bus strike enters 7th day

The indefinite strike by BEST workers entered 7th day on Monday.

Jan 14, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
BEST buses strike in Mumbai enters 7th day; Uddhav Thackeray says ‘will fulfil promise’

BEST buses strike in Mumbai enters 7th day; Uddhav Thackeray says ‘will fulfil promise’

The MNS has threatened to join the protest if the government and BMC administration fail to resolve the strike by Monday.

Jan 14, 2019, 08:22 AM IST
Six days on, Mumbai BEST strike continues as meet with striking unions fails to break deadlock

Six days on, Mumbai BEST strike continues as meet with striking unions fails to break deadlock

The meeting chaired by Maharashtra chief secretary DK Jain was held after the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the union leaders to talk with a state government committee.

Jan 13, 2019, 10:13 AM IST
Mortal remains of Major Shashi Dharan V Nair, who lost his life in IED blast in Nowshera, brought home

Mortal remains of Major Shashi Dharan V Nair, who lost his life in IED blast in Nowshera, brought home

Major Nair lost his life in an IED blast in Nowshera on January 11.

Jan 13, 2019, 09:09 AM IST
Caught on camera: 1 dead, 3 injured as bus runs over pedestrians, hits car, auto and two-wheeler in Secunderabad

Caught on camera: 1 dead, 3 injured as bus runs over pedestrians, hits car, auto and two-wheeler in Secunderabad

The incident took place near the Clock Tower in Secunderabad on Saturday after its driver lost control of the bus.

Jan 13, 2019, 08:07 AM IST
Ex-NASA astronaut to join Purdue University's Mumbai fest

Ex-NASA astronaut to join Purdue University's Mumbai fest

Other prominent speakers at the festival include Ambarish Kenghe of Google Play who will speak on "What if AI is the New Electricity?", and Vijay Chandru of Yantri Labs Inc. on "What if you could

Jan 11, 2019, 12:14 PM IST
Mumbai commuters to face harrowing time as BEST employees' strike continues after talks fail

Mumbai commuters to face harrowing time as BEST employees' strike continues after talks fail

Nearly 32,000 BEST employees are on indefinite strike since Tuesday over various demand

Jan 11, 2019, 07:34 AM IST
HR manager held for killing nephew

HR manager held for killing nephew

The DCP said Maharana on February 12, 2016 had filed a missing report of Jai Prakash at Dabri Police Station.

Jan 10, 2019, 23:58 PM IST
Mumbai: Defence Security Corps guard commits suicide while on duty

Mumbai: Defence Security Corps guard commits suicide while on duty

A senior guard of Defence Security Corps (DSC) committed suicide on Thursday by shooting himself on duty. 

Jan 10, 2019, 16:26 PM IST
Sena union withdraws from Mumbai bus strike; stir to continue

Sena union withdraws from Mumbai bus strike; stir to continue

The strike, declared illegal by the industrial court here, affected nearly 25 lakh daily commuters, who take BEST buses to reach their destinations.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:25 PM IST
Worker dies in explosion near stone unit in Siddipet

Worker dies in explosion near stone unit in Siddipet

The exact cause of the explosion which occurred in a room near the unit in Chinnakodur mandal was immediately not known.

Jan 09, 2019, 15:25 PM IST
Thousands of commuters hit hard in Mumbai as BEST employees go on indefinite strike

Thousands of commuters hit hard in Mumbai as BEST employees go on indefinite strike

The strike by BEST workers has been called against the alleged inaction of the authorities towards fulfilling their demands.

Jan 08, 2019, 12:52 PM IST