india

PMC Bank case: former MLA’s son arrested

Rajneet Singh, a former director, is the fourth official of the bank to be taken in custody The Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested Rajneet Singh, son of former BJP MLA Sardar Tara Singh, in connection with the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank case. Mr. Rajneet Singh is a former […]

india

Maratha group threatens agitation over employment

Also demands education fee waiver to farmers’ children The Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha, an organisation formed by members of the Maratha community, on Friday declared that it would hold State-wide protests if thousands of students from their community, who have already passed competitive exams, were not given immediate employment. Aabasaheb Patil, chief coordinator of the […]

india

Katy Perry to bring ‘fireworks’ to event in city

American singer will headline at OnePlus Music Festival alongside British pop star Dua Lipa American singer Katy Perry arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, three days ahead of her performance as the headlining act of the first edition of the OnePlus Music Festival. The concert will take place on Saturday November 16 at the D […]

india

Infosys gets whistleblower plaint against CEO

Weeks after IT major Infosys faced a whistleblower complaint alleging unethical practices by its top officials, another such letter has surfaced accusing the company’s chief executive officer Salil Parekh of indulging in misdeeds and urging its board to initiate action against him. The whistleblower, claiming to be an employee working in the finance department, said […]

sport

Prithvi set to return for Mumbai after serving doping ban

Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw is likely to return to Mumbai’s squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament after serving his eight-month suspension for a doping violation. Milind Rege, chairman of Mumbai’s ad-hoc selection panel said that Shaw’s selection will certainly be discussed. “He will be free to play from (November 16), so of […]

cities

1969, the year of political turmoil, cricket upheavals

A couple of days ago, on the website of The Guardian (UK), was an extensive feature on the 1969 Test series between India and Australia in their special cricket section, The Spin. The piece highlighted the riots that took place in the first match at the Brabourne Stadium (exactly 50 years ago, on November 8, […]

india

Guns impounded from 34 licensed holders during polls

Chief Electoral Office cancels permits for another 166; 90% firearms deposited State Chief Electoral Officer Baldev Singh and his deputy Dilip Shinde had revoked scores of gun licences and impounded weapons while the model code of conduct for elections was in force in the State. While licences for 166 pistols, revolvers and rifles were cancelled, […]

lifestyle

Aaditya Thackeray leads saffron surge in city

Mumbai Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray led the surge of his party and ally BJP in Mumbai, with the saffron combine winning 30 of 36 assembly seats, one more than in 2014. Thackeray won his debut assembly election (from Worli) by a margin of 67,427 votes. The 29-year-old is the first member from the Thackeray […]