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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Mumbai

Women’s safety: A million mutinies still to be fought

Women’s safety cannot be only about stringent laws, their time-bound implementation, enhanced policing, plugging the gaps in the criminal justice system. It must necessarily address values, beliefs and notions that men hold.

Bombay police are inspiring confidence

My column this week is an unusual one — I wish to salute Rakesh Maria and his exemplary force of police officers, both men and women. I salute the Bombay Police once again.

Mumbai schools don thinking caps to make maths fun for students

To change the approach towards Maths, schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are observing Maths Week from December 16 to 22.

Amit Shah was in touch with police officers: lawyer

Contesting the discharge application filed by BJP president in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, counsel for the complainant on Tuesday made a series of accusations against him before the special CBI court trying the case here.

Mumbai: BKC’s dedicated bus lane plan put on hold

According to MMRDA, the traffic police have informed them that traffic congestion has reduced due to effective traffic signal management and segregation of traffic flow at BKC junction.

Ragpickers suffer in silence for Rs. 50 a day in Mumbai

The Deonar dumping ground has become a source of daily income for approximately 20,000 other Rafi Nagar residents. But there is no drinking water facility or toilets for them.

City’s tragic waste site story

The city roughly sends around 2,700 tonnes of recyclable, reusable dry waste to the dumping grounds of Deonar and Mulund where no mechanism to process and the waste has been put in place.

Mumbai schools not fully equipped to tackle Peshawar-like attack

Reviewing Mumbai schools' security measures in light of the Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, HT found that most schools in Mumbai have ignored the security measures.

Banned gutkha is still consumed by 15% users: report

Close to 15% of the population in seven Indian states that have banned gutkha continue to consume the product, according to a report released by the WHO and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

First phase of IIT-Bombay placement to hire 1,000

As the first phase of placements at the IIT-B is about to end, placement managers expect a 10% rise in the total number of students getting hired as compared to last year.

Maharashtra: Oppn demands relief for sugar coops, stages walkout

Raising the issue in a calling-attention motion, senior NCP leaders pointed out the exports are less lucrative, following a crash in the international market and the fair remunerative price of sugarcane announced by the Centre.

Open spaces policy for Mumbai to be cleared soon: Fadnavis

The Maharashtra government wants to clear the long-pending open spaces policy for Mumbai, to ensure norms which will increase the open space accessible to each citizen, in the city’s new development plan.

Maharashtra: Police corporation to take over housing for staff

The Maharashtra police housing corporation will now have to take up the renovation and construction of houses for police officers instead of the PWD, CM Fadnavis said in the state assembly on Tuesday.

HC denies mother son’s custody; appoints uncle, aunt guardians

The court on Monday rejected a woman’s plea, seeking permanent custody of her 7-year-old biological son. Instead, it appointed the boy’s uncle and aunt as his guardians, who have been taking care of him since he was seven days old.

'Are security measures in place for Nashik Kumbh Mela?'

The Bombay HC has sought to know from state government whether it planned to put in place adequate safety measures to combat terror attacks or stampede during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik to be held in July-August 2015.
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