HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


Irrigation scam: Govt suspends four officials for irregularities

The state water resources department on Wednesday suspended four senior irrigation officials in connection with irregularities in the construction of Kondane dam in Raigad district.

Actor writes to who on its draft report on radiation risks

On behalf of city’s citizen groups, actor Juhi Chawla has written to the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to a draft report that it released on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and public health in October.

State shortlists 4 sites in central Mumbai for Thackeray memorial

The much-awaited memorial for late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is expected to become a reality very soon, as the state government has identified four sites in the central parts of the city, two of which are near Shivaji Park, where the leader’s mortal remains were consigned to flames two years ago.

Govt working with experts on new IT policy for Maharashtra

As part of his efforts to improve the state’s rating on the industrial front, CM Fadnavis on Monday said the government would soon formulate a new IT policy in consultation with experts from the industry.

At 16.8°C, Sunday was coldest day this season

Surprise December rain has brought down temperatures in the city, making Sunday the coldest day this season, according to the Met department.

Irrigation scam: ACB registers corruption case against official

In a sign that the countdown for those complicit in the multi-crore irrigation scam has started, the state’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Saturday filed a case against RD Shinde, superintending engineer of Thane irrigation circle.

Is the public’s money going down the drain?

The city’s civic body, in its past five annual budgets, set aside Rs8,879.88 crore of public funds to keep the city clean.

Maximum city, maximum garbage

If you were to dump the garbage the city produces every day (more than 10,000 metric tonnes) for four days at Oval Maidan, one of the city’s largest open spaces (it measures around 22 acres), the pile would rise to a height of three feet.

Oral cancer not the only risk for those who chew tobacco

A study that looked at different researches conducted in India has shown that smokeless tobacco can also cause oesophageal, throat and even stomach cancer.

Residents pull out all stops to preserve Byculla’s green lung

They visited Rani Bagh Botanical Garden in Byculla as children and so when it came to protecting it, they went all out to ensure the place from their childhood memories is preserved.

2,000 gather to make Mulund spotless

More than 2,000 residents participated in a mega clean-up drive in Mulund on Sunday morning.

A Sunday set aside for a swachh Mumbai

The weather was perfect to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning, but that did not stop more than residents of Ghodbunder Road, from taking to the streets to participate in HT's Clean My Mumbai movement.

TISS campus to be disabled friendly

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is all set to make its campus more accessible to its 34 differently-abled students. 

State wants rules eased for slum redevelopment near defence land

There’s some good news for residents of old structures and slums in the vicinity of defence establishments who have been awaiting redevelopment for years.

Mumbai: Blueprint ready on port land use

Open, green, connected: Development of the city’s port land will revolve around these concepts, said a report by the Mumbai Port Land Development Committee (MPLDC), appointed by the Centre.
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