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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

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

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

Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane resigns

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.

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: Gas leak at ONGC oil rig, workers evacuated

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mumbai: Dawood’s sister dies of heart attack

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, died on Sunday following a massive heart attack, police said.

Navi Mumbai Metro misses deadline, may start ops by 2017

The first phase of the ambitious 23.4-km Belapur CBD to Khandeshwar Metro project in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai is now expected to begin operations only by 2017 after missing the original deadline of 2014.

Mumbai: hearing-impaired girl molested by principal

A 13-year-old hearing-and-speech-impaired girl was allegedly molested by the principal and a teacher of her school in Mumbai, reports said.

Mumbai 'dabbawalas' hike delivery charges

The iconic Mumbai 'dabbawalas' orlunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs. 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.

Mumbai no longer safe for women, indicates HC; spotlight on web

The ease of access to offensive content on the internet is probably the reason behind increasing crimes against women, Bombay HC said, suggesting a ban on such material.

How a PR spin made Campa Cola residents' fight more effective

Residents standing at the gates with their hands folded and some carrying out pujas evoked strong reactions. This was all part of a carefully planned strategy by a public relations firm.
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