It is a day after Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray's cremation and his city, Mumbai is limping back to normalcy albeit with a few hurdles. While Zaveri Bazar has decided to stay shut, most markets and offices are open for business.
The school bus owners' association too has decided not to operate on Monday. The move, however, will affect only a few schools as a majority are shut for Diwali vacations. Taxis, autos and public buses are back on the roads, providing commuters much relief.
The Shiv Sena had on Sunday rejected calls for a statewide bandh as a mark of respect for the party supremo. However, Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) called upon its constituents and the trading community to observe a bandh in Maharashtra on Monday as a mark of respect to the Shiv Sena supremo.
In a statement, FAM appealed to all its constituents to observe Monday as the 'Shradhanjali Day'. Various organisations of traders and dealers are affiliated to FAM, including Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) and markets dealing in grains, sugar, dry fruits, metal, iron and steel and chemicals.
Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Kamduni village, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said she was now "scared" to enter a village in the state.
A sex racket was busted in Delhi after two Uzbek women who were held hostage for five months in a house and were repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police on Tuesday said.
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Senior IPS officer Sadanand Date, who was injured in the gun battle with Pakistani terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail during the 26/11 attacks, has approached a local court seeking getting back his uniform.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said.
The latest sting operation by the online magazine exposes how some employees in two foreign banks in India have also been involved in accepting black money and agreeing to launder it.