HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014


Bandra-Worli sea link to get 80 new CCTVs in 60 days

Bandra-Worli sea link
The work order for the installation has already been issued, and a cost of Rs. 2 crore will be incurred on safety measures, including payment to 30 security guards and six ‘riders’ to monitor traffic, the affidavit said.

HC to govt: How many cops does state need to investigate crimes?

Bombay high court
Observing that the conviction rate in Maharashtra is now at an all-time low, the HC on Monday directed the state government to find the proportion of police personnel required to only carry out criminal investigations.

NCP begins its poll campaign from Kolhapur

Sharad Pawar
A day after the NCP inducted six sitting independent MLAs into its partyfold ahead of the assembly polls, the party kickstarted its first leg of campaign by holding a public rally at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Lost innocence
Hundreds of Mumbai kids go missing every day

child labour
Every month, hundreds of children go missing in Mumbai. Some run away from homes to escape problems, while others are kidnapped by organised gangs that force the children into begging, reports Debasish Panigrahi.

Battle for Maharashtra
Maharashtra polls: Owaisi's MIM thorn in Cong-NCP’s side?

Akbaruddin Owaisi
The All Indian Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s decision to contest the assembly polls in Maharashtra could prove to be a headache for the Congress-NCP combine, which is already dealing with anti-incumbency.

State approves 45 new colleges, 2 from Mumbai to start innovative courses

Mumbai University
The State Department of Higher and Technical Education has given the go-ahead to 45 new colleges in Maharashtra, which will offer various courses, including the innovative ones framed by the Mumbai university.

Mumbai: Poll office says wrongly deleted 1,000 names from rolls

The Mumbai city district election office has admitted to at least 1,000 names being wrongly deleted. These voters have now had to re-register so as to vote in the assembly election to be held in the state on October 15.

Battle for Maharashtra
Saffron allies see red, Uddhav snubs BJP, over to Amit Shah

Bal Thackeray
Pre-election posturing or not, the rival political coalitions in Maharashtra were grappling with differences between the major allies on Monday as the countdown began for the October 15 assembly elections.

Mumbai: Sanjay Gandhi National Park to start leopard count in Nov

A leopard resting in the Dachigam
The SGNP authorities are finalising plans for a comprehensive leopard population and density estimation exercise. The park authorities are zeroing in on camera trapping methodology for the census project.

Uddhav Thackeray should show more spine

Uddhav Thackeray
I wish the Shiv Sena chief would show more spine in the wake of the bypoll results. Now is the time to shed his politeness and let the BJP know who needs who the more, writes Sujata Anandan.

Mumbai schools hold sessions to teach children about good, bad touch

Children at a School listening to speech
The growing concern among parents and teachers about the safety of children has forced Mumbai schools to drop their tight-lipped approach towards sex education.

Kids need to know it all to describe abuse: experts

child abuse minor rape
The conservative attitudes of teachers or parents proscribing the mention of genitals make it difficult for children to report sexual abuse, said experts.

Cyber crime
Mumbai: IT professional loses Rs. 64k to online transactions in Beijing

Cyber crimes
The police are clueless about how the accused had obtained details of his debit card – such as his card number, or his CVV number – and suspect they could have hacked into his bank’s data to access the information.

4 minor girls went missing in Mumbai every day in 2014

girl students
From January to July this year, 922 minor girls went missing, compared to 600 boys. In the case of women over 18 years, 2,547 went missing in the same period, compared to 2,527 men.

Battle for Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, politics is hereditary

Uddhav Thackeray
Politicians’ kin have made careers out of the state’s political system. And the upcoming assembly polls will again bring to the fore the dynastic politics where generations have rocked in the lap of power for decades.
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