HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014


Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign to be a part of CBSE 'open text exam'

Narendra Modi
Now, Class 9 and 11 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be tested on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

JJ flyover accident: Bike hit by vehicle, tossed into other lane

Road accident
The MRA Marg police have registered a case against an unidentified driver of a vehicle, which allegedly hit a Bajaj Pulsar bike on the JJ flyover on Sunday night, resulting in the death of two youngsters.

Speed breakers can slow down bikers: Mumbai traffic cops

The traffic police have been trying to restrict bikers from using the flyover after the Bombay high court put a ban on two-wheelers on the 'accident-prone' flyover in 2010.

Mumbai varsity postpones MSc exams 10 days before they were to begin

Mumbai University
The exams were to start from Dec 1. According to the new decision by the examination department, the first semester MSc exams for courses with mathematics, statistics and geography will start from Dec 11.

Salman exempted from appearance in hit-and-run case for a day

Salman Khan
The sessions court in Mumbai exempted Salman Khan from appearance on Monday in the 2002 hit-and-run case after his lawyer pleaded that he was busy shooting for a film.

Mumbai: Colleges wary of starting student elections again

Vinod Tawde, Eknath Khadse and Devendra Fadnavis
With the state education minister Vinod Tawde announcing that students’ council elections will be reintroduced in colleges, students and teacher share mixed opinions on the issue.

Home course: Helping senior citizens usher in the digital age

Taking Social Media too seriously?
Service is offered at the doorsteps of the senior citizens, and the course, lasting a week, includes switching a computer or laptop on and off, accessing emails, Skype, social media sites, surfing the web, and messaging applications.

Mumbai: 13% drop in people using ATVMs in 7 months

Central Railway services
Data from the Central Railway (CR) has shown a drastic shift of ticket sales from automatic ticket vending machines (ATVMs) to unreserved ticketing system (UTS), or the ticket counters.

Mumbai: Two bikers killed in accident on JJ flyover

Road accident
Two Bajaj Pulsars crashed into each other around 10.45pm near the CST-end of the flyover, resulting in other vehicles smashing into the bikes, the police said.

Goregaon-Malad: Redesigning existing roads to bring relief from traffic

Unclog mumbai
The Goregaon-Malad belt is a mess, that is bad news. However, the good news is all is not lost, and if authorities focus on improving the existing infrastructure, the stretch can transform itself to become a boon for commuters.

Mumbai: 36 yrs after accident disabled him, man gets more than Rs. 1.61cr

Bombay high court
Thirty six years after a speeding vehicle knocked him down and permanently changed the course of his life, a Napean Sea Road resident will finally get more than Rs. 1.61 crore as compensation from the owner of the vehicle.

After a two-decade lull, gold smuggling gets its sheen back

Gold biscuits
The air intelligence unit (AIU) of the Mumbai Customs Department states that gold seizures have nearly doubled this financial year in comparison to the previous year.

Changing with the times
Gold smuggling: Small gangs now do the dirty work of the big fish

A window of opportunity is all the Mumbai underworld needs to thrive and flourish. And the competitive international gold price has offered offered smugglers of days gone by to revert to the trade they knew best.

Illegal hoardings: FIR against local office bearers of parties, says HC

Hoardings installed in Bathinda, mentioning the state government’s efforts regarding the cancer treatment.
The court on Monday said that civic authorities across Maharashtra will have to initiate criminal action against local office bearers of political parties putting up illegal hoardings in case the name of the specific offender is missing from it.

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs. 27 cr for 300m flyover extension in Goregaon

Unclog mumbai
While civic officials said the cost of the project is high due to technical reasons, experts have slammed the idea saying it would not make much difference.
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