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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

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Dialysis solution infects 15 kidney patients in 3 months in Mumbai

More than a dozen kidney patients in Mumbai have reported severe infections and related complications, possibly from the use of contaminated dialysis solution made by a multinational drug firm.

Sena mouthpiece mocks BJP, Shah in city for talks

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national president Amit Shah landed in Mumbai on Wednesday to resolve the dispute with the Shiv Sena over seat-sharing amid signs that neither side was willing to budge.

Mumbai: 19-year-old held for molesting minor

A 19-year-old Dahisar resident, who allegedly molested a minor girl on two separate occasions over the past four days, was arrested on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Man slits minor’s throat, stabs her to death outside her house

Upset that she spurned his advances, the man dragged the teenager out of her house, slit her throat and stabbed her in the stomach, outside her house in a slum in Bhiwandi, on Wednesday.

Locked out by landlord, 53-yr-old still homeless 2 months after filing FIR

When Nita Chotalal, 53, returned to her Santacruz home on July 20, she was in for a shock — the door locks had been changed by her landlord.

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.
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