HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


How innovative use of acres of Port land can dramatically transform Mumbai

Hindustan Times opens the debate on how the innovative use of  land liberated along on the eastern seafront — equivalent to 7 Marine Drives — can dramatically transform your city. So do you want theaters, parks, a lovely beach, schools and colleges? You can pick now.

Mumbai gets second chance to transform

After the misadventure of the textile mills land, sprawled across central Mumbai adding up to nearly 600 acres, which was re- developed as private commercial and residential space, the eastern waterfront would be the city’s second chance to secure land for public purposes.

Three killed as two Mumbai buildings collapse

Two pavement dwellers were killed and another injured when a portion of a building fell on them while they were sleeping in Jai Bhim Nagar, an official with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster control cell said.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, local trains running late

Water logging due to heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for a second consecutive day causing major traffic snarls and also disrupted the suburban train services.

Book sketches many shades of Bal Thackeray

A complex, nuanced portrait of Thackeray emerged during a panel discussion around Hindustan Times political editor (west), Sujata Anandan’s book, at the NCPA. The book profiles the rise of the Sena in the city and the life and times of its leader.

Mumbai lawyer Pallavi's killer gets life imprisonment

A Mumbai sessions court on Monday handed life sentence to Sajjad Mogul, the security guard found guilty of killing 25-year-old lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha at her Wadala residence in August 2012.

Mumbai: Dawood’s sister dies of heart attack

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, died on Sunday following a massive heart attack, police said.

Navi Mumbai Metro misses deadline, may start ops by 2017

The first phase of the ambitious 23.4-km Belapur CBD to Khandeshwar Metro project in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai is now expected to begin operations only by 2017 after missing the original deadline of 2014.

Mumbai: hearing-impaired girl molested by principal

A 13-year-old hearing-and-speech-impaired girl was allegedly molested by the principal and a teacher of her school in Mumbai, reports said.

3,063 rapes in 2013 in Maharashtra: NCRB

Of the 3,063 rape cases in Maharashtra in 2013, 3,057 were committed by those who were known to the victims. These figures from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) are disturbing, but do not tell the whole story. Policemen and legal experts worry that many more cases go unreported.

Mumbai no longer safe for women, indicates HC; spotlight on web

The ease of access to offensive content on the internet is probably the reason behind increasing crimes against women, Bombay HC said, suggesting a ban on such material.

Mumbai 'dabbawalas' hike delivery charges

The iconic Mumbai 'dabbawalas' orlunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs. 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.

How a PR spin made Campa Cola residents' fight more effective

Residents standing at the gates with their hands folded and some carrying out pujas evoked strong reactions. This was all part of a carefully planned strategy by a public relations firm.

BMC cuts off utility supplies at Campa Cola society

After a three day struggle, the BMC demolition squad entered the Campa Cola compound. The civic body formed 12 teams comprising of workers from electricity board, gas supply agency and BMC's water supply department that will disconnect utility services.

Mumbai: Short circuit causes fire in Mantralaya

Two years and three days after Mantralaya was gutted in a major fire, the state headquarters’ annex building relived the horror on Monday when a short circuit caused panic among the employees.
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