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Fed’s Williams still sees 2015 rate hike after ‘close call’

By Jonathan Spicer ARMONK, NY (Reuters) – An interest rate hike will likely be appropriate this year given the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision last week to stand pat was a “close call,” a top Fed policymaker said on Saturday. John Wil Full News here – Sify.com

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Fed’s Williams still sees 2015 rate hike after ‘close call’

By Jonathan Spicer ARMONK, NY (Reuters) – An interest rate hike will likely be appropriate this year given the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision last week to stand pat was a “close call,” a top Fed policymaker said on Saturday. John Wil Full News here – Sify.com

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Dombivli mandal urges devotees to give dakshinas for the drought-hit in Maharashtra

With Bappa arriving on Thursday, celebration is in the air. It's also that time of the year when people feast the most on laddoos, modaks and other special preparations. Full News here – Mumbai News

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Activist seeks criminal probe into wealth amassed by Lalbaugh Raja committee

The mandal, most famous and one of the richest on Maharashtra is been alleged by Vengurlekar of having siphoning away funds and donations made by devotees every year. Full News here – Mumbai News

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9/13/2015: FRONT PAGE: Maharashtra to double registration kits for complete Aadhaar coverage

To take Aadhaar enrolment to 100% and cover the almost 1.40 crore population, which has not yet been tapped for the national unique identity number programme, the state government is planning to double the number of re gistration kits in… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: Like it or not, FB plans an ‘empathy’ button

They won’t call it “dislike”, but Facebook has finally taken note of repeated requests for a button that can come in handy when the thumbs-up sign does not fit. “People have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because… Full News here – The Times of India (Mumbai edition)

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UPDATE 1-India raises import taxes on vegetable oils -sources

* Tax on crude vegetable oil imports set at 12.5 pct * Refined oils import tax set at 20 pct (Adds context, industry quote) By Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – India has raised import taxeson crude and refine Full News here – Sify.com

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9/13/2015: FRONT PAGE: Finance department gives nod to cost hike in subway widening project, work to start soon

Two subways on Western Express Highway will soon be widened for the state government finally gave its nod to increase the project cost, which had been pending for a long time. The two subways are in Andheri and Jogeshwari. Last week, a government… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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9/13/2015: FRONT PAGE: Govt to organise Tadoba festival in city

The state government is all set to hold a three- day ‘ Tadoba festival’ during November in Mumbai, in which it will showcase its grand plans of making the tiger sanctuary in Chandrapur district a worldclass entity. An official from the state forest… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: Thane residents find novel ways to save water this festival

As a severe water crisis looms large over the state, Thane residents have joined hands to celebrate Ganpati in a way that espouses this cause. People are being urged to not immerse the idol in water. Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: ‘Call me Harsh’, RPG chairman tells staff

Mumbai: RPG Enterprises chairman Harsh Goenka is now just Harsh to his 20,000 employees. When Goenka, recently received an internal mail that formally addressed him as ‘Mr Goenka’, he quickly reverted with “Call me Harsh’, breaking down the… Full News here – The Times of India (Mumbai edition)

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SC doesn’t interfere with Bombay HC order lifting meat ban sale in Mumbai

The Supreme court on Thursday declined to hear a challenge to the Bombay HC order lifting a ban on sale of meat on September 17 on the occasion of Paryushan, a period of fasting observed by Jains. Full News here – Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News – Times of […]

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: Fest overlap keeps cops on toes

The Mumbai traffic department has a challenging task ahead, with respect to maintaining vehicular traffic in the light of Mount Mary Fair of Bandra and Ganesh Chaturthi coinciding. The department which has done elaborate planning for the festival will… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: Rationalist Pansare’s murder: Right-wing activist held in Sangli

Kolhapur: The first suspect in the Govind Pansaremurder case was arrested on Wednesday, exactly seven months after the veteran rationalist was shot in Kolhapur. The police on Tuesday night detained Samir Vishnu Gaikwad (32), a member of the right-wing… Full News here – The Times of India (Mumbai edition)

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9/17/2015: FRONT PAGE: Thanekars irked by pandals blocking main roads, want TMC to take action

This festival too pedestrians as well as motorists will have to brace for traffic chaos, all because of some mandals flouting norms. A number of pavements have already been lost to pandals as the respective mandals have used more than one-fourth of the… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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