HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014


Strong Action
Errant schools get a second chance to admit RTE students

Narendra Modi
Deferring its decision to recommend de-recognition of those schools which refused admissions to RTE students, the education department has now given them a second chance to admit students.

Bullied on a train? Log on to Facebook to complain

Taking Social Media too seriously?
The page was recently launched by the GRP, who say that it can be a useful tool for those who want to report incidents of bullying, using videos or photos of bullying incidents.

Foreigners entering India to be screened for Ebola

E bola 6
Until now, travellers from five West African countries, which have reported an outbreak of Ebola, were being screened. The decision has been taken in accordance with the government of India’s nine-point guideline for EVD preparedness.

EC notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray over hate speech

Big B
The national BJP legal cell chief Vinod Tiwari on Friday demanded the Election Commission (EC) of India immediately derecognise the MNS for making hate speeches during the Assembly election campaign.

Are security forces responsible for Gadchiroli’s high turnout?


While travelling through the district, the HT found although there was genuine interest among the people of the conflict zone to be part of the electoral democracy, there are a few unsavoury practices employed by security forces to boost the turnout.

Chavan draws flak for Adarsh remarks

 Congress leaders have attacked former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan for his controversial remarks about his predecessors and the Adarsh scam.

Mumbai: Taxi registrations down after new CNG kit norms

A taxi driver in Mumbai
The registration of new taxis with retrofitted CNG kits at RTO has reduced in the last fortnight after it was made mandatory to fit the vehicles with advanced ‘on-board diagnosis’ sensor-based kits CNG kits.

Mumbai may soon get 5 flyovers for smoother movement on link road

Barapullah flyover
Five flyovers or an elevated road seems to be the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) solution to the traffic woes on the link road between Andheri and Borivli.

Hawkers’ registration drive: BMC to soon get software to upload data

BMC building
Under fire from corporators and activists, the BMC may get the software for the scrutiny of forms submitted by hawkers as part of the registration drive by the end of the month.

Growing green
Mumbai: Organic is the way to grow for these urban farmers

Organic farming
For the past five years, Urban Leaves India – a group of amateur organic farmers – has been spreading awareness about urban farming in Mumbai.

Another IM operative granted bail in terror emails case

Farooque Tarkash, an accountant from Pune, was granted bail on grounds of parity, as another accused in the case who was arrested on the same charges had been granted bail earlier by Bombay HC.

Give ACB free hand to probe cases against babus: PIL

Bombay high court
A Mumbai activist has approached the Bombay HC seeking to quash a circular requiring the anti-corruption bureau to seek the state’s approval before starting any inquiry against an IAS/IPS officer or a minister.

Mumbai reported most dengue deaths in Maharashtra in 2014

Of all districts in Maharashtra, Mumbai has recorded the maximum number of dengue deaths this year, according to the state health department.

Following in father’s footsteps, Pankaja may play peacemaker

Pankaja Munde
Pankaja Munde, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state core committee member, is willing to bridge the gap between her party and former ally, the Shiv Sena, in case the two parties need to form a government together in the state.

Mumbai: 19-yr-old abused, pushed in Churchgate-bound suburban train

overcrowded train
A 19-year-old was allegedly abused and pushed by a group of four to five people in a Churchgate-bound train on Friday, because he was standing on ‘their spot’ in the train.
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