HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014


Hospitals get new fire extinguishers and plan fire drills after HT report

KEM Hospital in Parel and VN Desai Hospital in Santacruz have started replacing expired fire extinguishers and have planned regular fire drills  after a HT report showed how unprepared some city hospitals are for a major fire.

Singapore world's costliest city, Mumbai at the bottom: survey

The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world's most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey. Mumbai was ranked the world's least expensive city, joining Karachi, New Delhi and Kathmandu in the bottom of the pile.

Mumbai: Gold worth Rs. 1.30 crore looted from jewellery shop

In daylight robbery, two unidentified men robbed a jewellery shop of gold and cash collectively valued at Rs. 1.31 crore after injuring the shop-owner with sharp objects at suburban Malad, police said on Saturday.

Mumbai's wetlands continue to be threatened

Wetlands across the city continue to be threatened, even four months after the Bombay high court directed civic authorities to ensure that no reclamation or construction be allowed in wetlands across the state.

KEM opposes euthanasia for Aruna Shanbaug

Three months ago Aruna Shanbaug, 65, was shifted back to her newly furbished room at the municipal corporation-run KEM Hospital in Parel after a week-long stay in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Kala Ghoda fest was an eco-friendly event: NGO

The Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival that was organised between February 1 and 9 was more than just a cultural extravaganza; it also turned out to be a ‘green’ event, with an environmental organisation giving the festival a thumbs-up for its eco-friendly initiatives.

Rapes in Mumbai up by 71% in one year

There has been a consistent rise in crimes against women, between 2012 and 2013, according to figures on crimes against women from the Mumbai police. This highlights an urgent need to take cognisance of the frequency of crimes against women.

Dyslexic Mumbai girl forced to leave school can now sit for SSC exams

A 15-year-old dyslexic girl in Mumbai, who was issued a leaving certificate by her school on grounds that she was "unable to cope", will now be able to write her senior secondary certificate (SSC) exams beginning March 3.

Cong-NCP divided on how to handle Raj Thackeray

Are the ruling allies soft-pedaling action against Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over its toll agitation? There may be no clear answer, as there is difference of opinion between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on how to handle the MNS chief.

Has Raj Thackeray's MNS lost appeal in Mumbai?

Maharashtra's opposition parties say lacklustre response to agitation signals dwindling support base for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. The MNS denies its anti-toll agitation has failed. Cong-NCP divided on how to handle Raj Thackeray

Threat to Mumbai's coastal security, say fishermen

A random security check on fishing vessels by Coast Guards has found that several fishing vessels were operating under a single name and licence said the Akhil Maharashtra Machhimar Kriti Samiti, a fishermen's organisation, raising concerns over Mumbai's coastal security.

Mahagenco, Ajit Pawar wasted over Rs. 22K cr: AAP

In a media conference, AAP activist Satish Jain alleged the scam perpetrated by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco) was why people were paying more for power.

Shakti Mills gang-rape: All accused deny charges

All the accused in the Shakti Mill gang-rape case in which a telephone operator was the victim on Friday denied the charges against them before the sessions court in Mumbai.

Arrest me if you can, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray vowed to intensify the party's ongoing protests against toll charges with him personally leading them by blocking roads across the state starting February 12.

Mumbai airport Terminal 2 open for public

The much-awaited Terminal 2 of the Mumbai international airport and the Sahar elevated road corridor was opened for the public on Wednesday.
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