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Wider pavements & a London touch: Mumbai biz hub Bandra-Kurla Complex ready for facelift

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has drawn up a slew of plans for Bandra Kurla Complex ahead of assembly polls this year.
A Boeing 737 MAX operated by SpiceJet

2 SpiceJet planes suffer mid-air glitches, pilots terminate journeys

The SpiceJet flights, one from Mumbai to Chennai and the other from Bengaluru to New Delhi, faced mid-air glitches, resulting in the planes being diverted.

Study finds multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria in chicken meat, eggs in Mumbai

The study published in Acta Scientific Microbiology says chicken liver meat and egg yolk samples showed resistance to commonly used antibiotics.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple picks Mumbai for its first exclusive retail store in India

Apple was earlier prohibited from opening its stores in India because it didn't meet local sourcing requirements.
Gauhar Jaan recording in a makeshift studio | Picture courtesy Vikram Sampath | My Name is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician

Gauhar Jaan, India’s first record artist, took Rs 3,000 a session & threw parties for her cat

Gramophone’s search for ‘native’ voices in 1900s brought it to India’s Gauhar Jaan, who would go on to have 600 records to her name.
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Burqa controversy shows Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana not always Uddhav Thackeray’s voice

Under Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena never publicly disowned Saamana’s editorials. Experts say party’s image suffers if the leadership distances itself from its mouthpiece.

Bandra is the new South Mumbai, and it’s nothing to be proud of

Mumbai North Central constituency has been recording low polling percentages for the past several elections. They are even worse than Mumbai South.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Mumbai

Mumbai breaks jinx of low voter turnout as four of six seats cross 50% mark

Mumbai North clocked 54.72 per cent turnout, the highest among the six seats, followed by Mumbai North East at 52.3 per cent and Mumbai South Central at 51.53 per cent.

Modi’s Trinamool MLA claim belittles post of PM

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A singer records his song in Ambey Studio, East Delhi | Rajat Mishra

Move over Mumbai, Delhi is the new centre of the burgeoning Bhojpuri music industry

Delhi’s proximity to UP and Bihar, coupled with the earning opportunities in the city, has made it a fertile ground for the ambitious Bhojpuri singers.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.