HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014


Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday took potshots at the BJP for the reverses suffered by it in the bypolls, saying it should learn a lesson and keep its 'feet on the ground'.

Services hit after coach of train derails at CST

A coach of a Panvel-CST train derailed on its arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Sunday. No injuries have been reported.

Kalyan youth in Iraq tells family he, friends will be home ‘soon​’

Three weeks after receiving news about the death of Arif Majeed, one of the four youths from Kalyan alleged to have joined the ISIS in Iraq, another of the youths, Shaheen Tanki, called up his family on Friday telling them he and two others would be returning home soon.

Anti-noise campaigners get Mumbai to turn down the volume

If Ganeshotsav and Navratri have become less noisy over the past few years, Mumbai should thank Dr Oke and the fellow doctors and environmentalists who began the city’s anti-noise campaign in 1985.

Auto driver by day, acting coach at night

In the day, Shailesh Shinde is one of the many autorickshaw drivers negotiating the city’s sweaty, hustling traffic. Come evening, the 39-year-old retires to his one-room tenement in Dharavi, only to transform into an actor and mentor to a bunch of theatre enthusiasts.

Poor response to UGC's complaint portal in state colleges

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, SNDT University and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) are among the state educational institutes that have not responded to the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s plan to set up an online portal to address students’ grievances.

Devotion, festivity, nostalgia bring thousands to Bandra fair on Day 1

The Bandra fair is back. Braving the sun beating down on them, thousands of pilgrims made their way to the Basilica of Mount Mary, Bandra (West), on the first day of Octave, the eight-day fair that started on Sunday.

Santacruz murder: Woman killed constable over Rs. 20,000, say police

A day after the Santacruz police arrested a commercial sex worker on charges of brutally killing a constable in Santacruz, the cops learnt that the woman had killed him over a paltry Rs. 20,000.

Kalyan youth stole Rs. 37,000 from mother before leaving for Iraq

One of the four young men from Kalyan, who left in the last week of May to join the ISIS, stole Rs37,000 from his mother, investigation by the anti-terrorism squad (ATS) has revealed. A second would constantly talk to his friends about leaving the state, but was never taken seriously, officials said.

Maharashtra government withdraws SC petition on forest land issue

In January this year, the SC set aside a Bombay high court ruling that had declared these residents as “encroachers” as their homes were built on private forest land. But the state filed a review petition against before the SC.

BJP snaps ties with MNS at Nashik as state polls near

The high-stakes Maharashtra assembly polls may have just worsened ties between the BJP and the MNS, with the former refusing to support the latter in the Nashik Municipal Corporation.

Borivli murder: Daughter’s friend picked up for questioning

The Borivli police late on Sunday night picked up a close friend of the daughter of the 45-year-old housewife, who was killed after allegedly being robbed at her house in a Borivli highrise on Friday.

Mumbai: state forms 7-member team for school drop-outs

A seven-member task force has been formed by the Maharashtra school education department to enrol out-of-school children back into schools.

CM or not, Uddhav Thackeray wants to run Maharashtra govt

Uddhav Thackeray wants to run the next government in Maharashtra, even if he isn’t chief minister. That is assuming the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance comes to power.

218 cameras across city to keep eye on you during Ganeshotsav

The police have rounded up 2,773 people with previous criminal records as a preventive measure before immersion day on Monday, to help ensure a trouble-free Anant Chaturdashi.
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