HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014


Leopard strays into IIT-Bombay campus, efforts to rescue on

A leopard resting in the Dachigam
A stray leopard entered into the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in (IIT) Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said.

18-year-old girl raped in Thane


An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a married man after being threatened in Kalyan area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Mumbai: 'Hoax call may have caused fireman's death'

Mumbai fire
A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building here, a top fire official said on Saturday.

For kids of inmates, barbed wires replace jump ropes

Children below six can accompany their mothers to prison, and they often do because families abandon them.

HT Talking Point
How innovative use of acres of Port land can dramatically transform Mumbai

Hindustan Times opens the debate on how the innovative use of  land liberated along on the eastern seafront — equivalent to 7 Marine Drives — can dramatically transform your city. So do you want theaters, parks, a lovely beach, schools and colleges? You can pick now.

Playtime for Kalki Koechlin

Cyrus Sahukar, Richa Chadda
Cyrus Sahukar and Richa Chadda rehearse for their forthcoming play Trivial Disasters directed by Atul Kumar in Mumbai on July 18, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Shah Rukh Khan shakes a leg

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan looks on during a promotional event in Mumbai on late July 19, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Three killed as two Mumbai buildings collapse

Two pavement dwellers were killed and another injured when a portion of a building fell on them while they were sleeping in Jai Bhim Nagar, an official with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster control cell said.

Book sketches many shades of Bal Thackeray

Sujata Anandan, Kumar Ketkar
A complex, nuanced portrait of Thackeray emerged during a panel discussion around Hindustan Times political editor (west), Sujata Anandan’s book, at the NCPA. The book profiles the rise of the Sena in the city and the life and times of its leader.

Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane resigns

Ajit Pawar, Narayan Rane, Nilesh Rane
Congress is headed for further trouble in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly elections as its senior minister Narayan Rane resigned as minister for Industries on Monday.

Mumbai: Gas leak at ONGC oil rig, workers evacuated

Oil rig
A gas leak occurred on an offshore oil rig, Sagar Uday, at Bombay High on Saturday, around 160km away from the city. Officials confirmed there were no casualties in the mishap.

Life is hell for women inmates of two Mumbai jails

Some 1,000 women jailed in a space meant for 150, each making do with one bar of soap to bathe and to wash clothes for a whole month. Their children grow up knowing little about the outside world, unable to recognise even cats and dogs.

Radical sect may have brainwashed men into joining ISIS

Iraq militants
The four men from Kalyan, who have been missing since last month, may have allegedly been indoctrinated into jihad online as well as by a radical sect active in the Thane-Raigad corridor.

Mumbai gets second chance to transform

After the misadventure of the textile mills land, sprawled across central Mumbai adding up to nearly 600 acres, which was re- developed as private commercial and residential space, the eastern waterfront would be the city’s second chance to secure land for public purposes.

Playtime for Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin poses for a photograph during a rehearsal for their forthcoming play Trivial Disasters directed by Atul Kumar in Mumbai on July 18, 2014. (AFP Photo)
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