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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

Mumbai

Centrally dislocated, but still growing

On paper, this is one central business district (CBD) that makes sense. Central Mumbai is connected to both the western and central railway lines and has many major roads connecting it to both the island city and the suburbs.

32% Mumbaiites feel unsafe in city

A survey has revealed that 32% Mumbaiites do not feel safe in the city, while 37% feel insecure while travelling in Mumbai. Praja Foundation, a NGO that conducted the survey, spoke to 22,580 people — around 100 each from the 227 BMC-demarcated wards. They released a white paper on “state of policing and law and order in Mumbai” on Tuesday.

Mumbai: HC questions no review of weapons policy even after 26/11

Bombay high court
It is unfortunate that despite the 26/11 attacks and a few other bomb blasts, the weapons policy has not been reviewed by the state government, the Bombay high court said on Tuesday.

Agent, aide cheat Mahim post office investors of Rs. 91 lakh

Indian Rupee
Six people, who had invested their money under different schemes at the Mahim post office, were cheated of Rs. 91.14 lakh collectively by an investment agent who fraudulently withdrew their money.

Maharashtra: Eknath Khadse announces relief measures for farmers

Eknath Khadse
With nearly half the state with 19,000 villages reeling under drought, the BJP government is likely to face a stormy winter session especially with both former ally Shiv Sena and Congress getting aggressive on the issue.

HC grants conditional custody to woman who abandoned her kids

Bombay high court
The HC recently passed an order for the custody of two minors to be handed back to their biological mother who had earlier abandoned them, on the condition that the woman shows love and affection towards the children.

7 naval officers found guilty in Sindhuratna mishap

INS Sindhuratna
Disciplinary action against these officers has been initiated at the Western Naval Command headquarters, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

Leopards know how to share space with humans: Study

A leopard resting in the Dachigam
A leopard spotted close to a human settlement is likely to be a ‘resident’ animal and may not have necessarily strayed as is commonly thought, revealed an international study of the first-ever GPS-collared leopards in India.

A leader who charmed one and all

Murli Deora
In 1985, even as the nation was celebrating a young Prime Minister (Rajiv Gandhi) and the Congress its centenary in Mumbai, Murli Deora, who had begun his long stint as the city’s Congress president a few years earlier, found himself on the wrong end of the stick from the PM.

Maximum city, minimum safety?

The city is becoming increasingly unsafe, especially for women, according to the findings of the survey carried out by not-for-profit Praja Foundation, released on Tuesday.

Six years after 26/11, Mumbai's coastline is still as porous as ever

Taj Hotel
With the change of guard at both the Centre and the state, the proposed state academy to train coastal police, which was upgraded to a national one, is now being planned in Gujarat instead of Maharashtra.

26/11 attacks: Six years on
CCTV network in Mumbai: Top on CM Fadnavis’s agenda

CST
For Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who played an active role in highlighting the lacunae in the security measures when he was in the Opposition, addressing those very issues is now his top priority.

RTE Act may be modified to suit Maharashtra’s needs: Tawde

Vinod Tawde, Eknath Khadse and Devendra Fadnavis
The state government is mulling over making changes to Maharashtra’s rules for implementation of the Right to Education Act (RTE) 2009 on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat.

Mumbai shows better results in SSC, HSC Oct exams this year

SSC students
Only 25.88 % students passed the SSC and around 28% passed the HSC September-October examination from the Mumbai division, including Thane and Raigad.

Maharashtra ex-CM Antulay in Breach Candy for kidney ailment

Minority Affairs Minister AR Antulay
Former chief minister of Maharashtra and veteran Congress leader AR Antulay has been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital around a month ago for severe kidney ailment.
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