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BMC has shortlisted 5 companies for pothole repairs, HC told

After facing flak from the Bombay High Court for using sub-standard materials for repairing pothole-ridden roads, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday said it has shortlisted five companies whose material will be used on a trial basis to repair potholes.

15 HCs recommend 223 candidates for appointment as judges

Against the backdrop of 470 vacancies in the high courts, 15 HCs have recommended names of 223 candidates for appointment as judges.

Bombay HC urged to allow `atheists` to swear in name of Constitution

Two petitions have been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking liberty to people who practise "atheism" to take oath in the name of Constitution in the courts, instead of swearing in the name of God.

'Mumbai becomes Bombay as Sena renamed it, Kolkata not to return to Calcutta as renaming was by Left'

'Mumbai becomes Bombay as Sena renamed it, Kolkata not to return to Calcutta as renaming was by Left'

Questioning British newspaper The Independent's secular credentials over its decision to switch back to using Bombay in place of Mumbai when referring to India's financial capital, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday asked why the decision was not taken to refer Istanbul as Constantinople?

UK newspaper 'The Independent' to use 'Bombay' instead of Mumbai as stand against 'Hindu nationalism'

UK newspaper 'The Independent' to use 'Bombay' instead of Mumbai as stand against 'Hindu nationalism'

British newspaper The Independent will switch back to using Bombay rather than Mumbai when referring to India's financial capital.

'Mumbai' must replace 'Bombay' in all institutions: Sena leader

 Claiming the name of the city was changed from 'Mumbai' to 'Bombay' by the British for ease of pronunciation, a Shiv Sena leader today said all institutions still bearing the colonial-era name must undergo change in their nomenclature.

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Want to pursue Ph.D from IIT Bombay? Apply now!

Want to pursue Ph.D from IIT Bombay? Apply now!

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has invited applications from eligible candidates aspiring to enroll for its Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs for the academic year 2015-16.

Yakub Memon's mercy petition must be reconsidered: KTS Tulsi

Senior lawyer KTS Tulsi on Sunday said that the government should reconsider Yakub Memon's mercy petition in connection with the 1993 Bombay blasts case, adding that he has helped us in collecting some valuable evidence against Pakistan.

Yakub Memon's death penalty sends message 'India is not soft on terror': BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Sunday said that the death penalty for 1993 Bombay blasts accused Yakub Memon would send a message to the terrorists' world over that India is not soft on terror.

Bomb detected on railway track in Kolkata

 A bomb was found on the rail track between Park Circus and Sealdah South up main line in the city on Saturday, disrupting train services in the section for sometime.

21-year-old IIT-Bombay student commits suicide in hostel

A chemical engineering student at IIT, Powai, here allegedly committed suicide, police said on Sunday.

Bollywood film 'Bombay' taught me about love: Zayn Malik

Bollywood film 'Bombay' taught me about love: Zayn Malik

Pop star Zayn Malik has revealed he learnt lessons of love as a child after watching 1995 Bollywood romantic drama "Bombay".

Alumni throng Ramlila as IITian takes oath as Delhi CM

A number of former IITians, including batchmates of Arvind Kejriwal at the IIT Kharagpur, were at the Ramlila Maidan to witness his swearing-in ceremony as the Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday.

Why 'Bombay' in 'Bombay Velvet' can be retained?

Why 'Bombay' in 'Bombay Velvet' can be retained?

After the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) beeped out the word ‘Bombay’ from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi, one wonders if filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be asked to change the title of his film "Bombay Velvet". But Pahlaj Nihalani, chairperson of the censorship body, has some good news for Kashyap.

Jaipur girl Astha Agarwal gets Rs 2.1 cr job offer from Facebook

Jaipur girl Astha Agarwal gets Rs 2.1-crore job offer from Facebook. She is doing her eighth semester of engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B).

Pankaj Advani wants Ranbir Kapoor to star in a biopic on him

Pankaj Advani wants Ranbir Kapoor to star in a biopic on him

At a time when sports biopics seem to be the flavour of Bollywood, ace cueist Pankaj Advani said he would like to see one on his life as well starring current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor as the rising actor is very "intense" and has played the sport himself.

ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig

The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation.

Madhav Mantri, doyen of Indian cricket – Obituary

Former India wicket-keeper, Madhav Mantri passed away on Friday morning at the Lilavati Hospital following a heart attack. He was 92. He was a contemporary of legendary cricketers like Polly Umrigar, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar, Subhash Gupte and Lala Amarnath.

Arvind Swami set to return to Bollywood

Arvind Swami is set to return to Bollywood with Mahesh Manjrekar`s untitled bilingual project.