HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Cops to keep eye on drunk drivers

To keep an eye on revellers indulging in drink driving, the Mumbai traffic police have started a special campaign in the city, starting Tuesday night.

Fadnavis to frame guidelines for revamp of dilapidated buildings

Special guidelines will be framed for redevelopment of old heritage buildings, including dilapidated buildings in the city, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the state legislative council on Tuesday.

E-waste not, want not

Scenario 1: The batteries in your remote control are dead. Mobile phone chargers and CDs lie unused around the house and the compact florescent lamp (CFL) is not working. Not sure what to do, you throw the toxic items into the dustbin.

Maharashtra: Cong's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in assembly

CM Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena group leader and minister Eknath Shinde, NCP leader and former deputy chief minister, Ajit Pawar and senior most member Ganparao Deshmukh escorted Vikhe Patil to his chair.

Prez nod opens doors for 50 new townships, CM gives boost to biz

The decks have been cleared for developing 50 new townships in the state and for building high-rise hotels and tourist amenities along highways and setting up  industrial areas.

Can’t be tight-lipped about sex education: Teachers

With the NCTE planning to introduce gender studies in teacher training modules so that students learn about gender equality, teachers have demanded they should also be trained to provide sex education classes.

Staff negligence: Swiss airline to pay flier Rs. 50,000

The central Mumbai district consumer forum has directed Swiss International Air Lines to pay a sum of Rs. 50,000 as compensation to a Tardeo resident after the airline delayed the delivery of his check-in luggage in Dublin by a day.

Railways can't charge 'golden hour' cess: Bombay HC

The HC on Tuesday rapped the railways for taking an adamant stand on levying golden hour cess on suburban tickets and said that the railway administrations cannot force suburban commuters to finance emergency medical care at stations.

No lights out at parties on Dec 31 midnight: Mumbai cops

The police are not taking any chances with women’s safety this New Year’s Eve. They have instructed party organisers, especially in the western suburbs, to make sure the venue is lit sufficiently in a bid to avoid any untoward incidents.

Mumbai's debris: All piled up, nowhere to dump it

Construction and demolition debris constitutes 20% of the total waste generated in Mumbai. It can be seen dumped on footpaths, roads, boundaries of highways, creeks and mangroves in the city and the outskirts.

Mumbai: In financial capital, no special focus on waste in business hubs

Mumbai long ago established its status as India’s financial capital, but the country’s richest civic body still has no separate mechanism in place to collect the waste generated by business hubs.

Maharashtra: NCP's Dhananjay Munde new LoP in legislative council

Dhananjay Munde of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was appointed as the leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra legislative council on Monday.

Mumbai: BMC wakes up to recycling waste, designs revenue model

By March 2016, it plans to come up with a system to sell dry waste for recycling, with help from ragpicker organisations. The money earned will be shared equally by the BMC and the ragpickers.

Maharashtra: Mhada to offer 4,800 flats for sale in May next year

There is good news for those wishing to buy houses in the coming year. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s (Mhada) will offer 4,800 houses for sale in May next year.

Festive fever: Mumbai gears up for Christmas

One of the few churches that continue to hold the mass at midnight, the Basilica of Mount Mary in Bandra has also put up giant screens outside so visitors do not miss the prayer service.
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