Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to double the open space each Mumbaiite can access, but more than one-third of the city’s open spaces might be lost permanently to encroachments.
More than 250 students from Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Boys’ Hostel and Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve Girls’ Hostel at the Kalina campus have been asked to vacate the rooms by the wardens, putting many in a tight spot.
With several projects stuck because of problems in compensation to private land owners, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis has decided to form a committee that will come up with a formula and decide the minimum rate to pay.
The Mumbai police said prima facie, it appeared all five travelling in the car had consumed alcohol, but they have not invoked sections of drink driving, as they were awaiting their medical reports.
A 23-year-old woman was killed in an accident on the Western Express Highway, when she was on her way home from a Christmas party early on Thursday.
In New York, which generates more than 25,000 tonnes of waste the department of sanitation has set up more than a hundred drop-off sites where compost bins are operated. Most of these are operated by the department itself.
GTB hospital, which is already grappling with a shortage of specialist doctors, is now facing a major staff crunch with a psychiatrist and a chest medicine specialist quitting.
It has been a long battle for Anahita Pandole and her lawyers. The endless tracking of the case and trips to the HC are worth the outcome, which is to have a city free of hoardings, and have the BMC follow the law.
Nearly 8 out of 10 year-end vacationers in India bought their air tickets almost three months ahead of their date of travel, and this is one of the reasons why spot fares have skyrocketed, an analysis of this year’s air tickets bookings found.
A wave of joy spread among the dabbawallahs in Mumbai, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated the world-famous lot among nine people and organisations to take forward the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
The board issued a circular on Wednesday after the Central government informed the Delhi high court that entries to the competition will be accepted on December 25 and 26.
“Will you please meet me next morning? I am absolutely exhausted after being with the police for more than 24 hours.” This is what the 42-year-old husband of Sridevi Pujari told an HT reporter on Wednesday, at 1am, outside the Sahar police station.
A case of mistaken identity and blunders by the police turned into a 30-hour ordeal for the Borivli-based Pujari family.
The city got a Christmas gift from the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Wednesday in the form of major project announcements.On the last day of the winter session, the government announced it would start the pending CCTV camera network by March, fix automatic doors for Mumbai local trains, complete the second phase of the metro by September 2015 and map encroachments using satellite imagery.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been granted furlough for 14 days, is planning a quiet Christmas and New Year with his family and friends, sources said.