HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014


Mumbai: MESMA invoked against striking employees

The Maharashtra government invoked Maharashtra State Essential Services Act, 2011 (MESMA) on Wednesday against 26,000 employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), who remained absent on duty for second consecutive day, inconveniencing lakhs of city commuters.

BEST drivers flash strike hits Mumbai commuters

Lakhs of commuters in Mumbai were affected on Tuesday by a flash strike called by the drivers and conductors of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to protest against the new computerised scheduling system.

One dead as local train derails near Mumbai

One passenger died and several others were injured as a suburban train running between Titwala and Ambivili in Maharashtra derailed on Thursday. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound Kasara local went off the tracks at 2.49pm.

7 killed, 4 injured in Mumbai building collapse

Seven persons, including a family of four, were killed and four severely injured when an unoccupied seven-storey building collapsed in Santacruz here on Friday and the debris fell on an adjoining chawl.

Kejriwal in a jam, Mumbai cops file FIR against him

The Mumbai Police have filed an FIR against Aam Addmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal for disrupting traffic during his local train and autorickshaw ride in the city on Wednesday.

Rahul casts the net to catch fisherfolk votes

Interacting informally with around 250 fishermen and fisherwomen at the Versova Beach under a blazing sun, Gandhi was blessed by an elderly fisherwoman, while others expressed their desire to see him as India's prime minister.

Hospitals get new fire extinguishers and plan fire drills after HT report

KEM Hospital in Parel and VN Desai Hospital in Santacruz have started replacing expired fire extinguishers and have planned regular fire drills  after a HT report showed how unprepared some city hospitals are for a major fire.

KEM opposes euthanasia for Aruna Shanbaug

Three months ago Aruna Shanbaug, 65, was shifted back to her newly furbished room at the municipal corporation-run KEM Hospital in Parel after a week-long stay in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Mumbai's wetlands continue to be threatened

Wetlands across the city continue to be threatened, even four months after the Bombay high court directed civic authorities to ensure that no reclamation or construction be allowed in wetlands across the state.

Has Raj Thackeray's MNS lost appeal in Mumbai?

Maharashtra's opposition parties say lacklustre response to agitation signals dwindling support base for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. The MNS denies its anti-toll agitation has failed. Cong-NCP divided on how to handle Raj Thackeray

Mahagenco, Ajit Pawar wasted over Rs. 22K cr: AAP

In a media conference, AAP activist Satish Jain alleged the scam perpetrated by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco) was why people were paying more for power.

Threat to Mumbai's coastal security, say fishermen

A random security check on fishing vessels by Coast Guards has found that several fishing vessels were operating under a single name and licence said the Akhil Maharashtra Machhimar Kriti Samiti, a fishermen's organisation, raising concerns over Mumbai's coastal security.

Mumbai airport Terminal 2 open for public

The much-awaited Terminal 2 of the Mumbai international airport and the Sahar elevated road corridor was opened for the public on Wednesday.

Arrest me if you can, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray vowed to intensify the party's ongoing protests against toll charges with him personally leading them by blocking roads across the state starting February 12.

Was mistaken for a Sindhi in college: Anil Ambani

Reliance ADAG group Chairman Anil Ambani today regaled President Pranab Mukherjee and others at his alma mater's diamond jubilee celebrations by relating an anecdote on how he was mistaken for a Sindhi at the college, thanks to the 'ni' ending in his surname.
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