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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

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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.

Fire breaks out in Mumbai CST building, no injuries

A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station on Friday evening. No casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said.

Maharashtra's Maratha, Muslim quota: Will it cross legal hurdle?

The proposal can be challenged on two grounds. The Constitution doesn't allow reservation on basis of race, religion and caste, and second it exceeds the 50% reservation cap fixed by the Supreme Court.

Campa Cola: Did residents, CM reach an agreement?

For more than 18 months, residents of Campa Cola had been fighting tooth and nail to save their homes. But a meeting with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday made them change their stance, and they allowed the civic staff to disconnect essential utilities.

Mumbai: Short circuit causes fire in Mantralaya

Two years and three days after Mantralaya was gutted in a major fire, the state headquarters’ annex building relived the horror on Monday when a short circuit caused panic among the employees.

BMC cuts off utility supplies at Campa Cola society

After a three day struggle, the BMC demolition squad entered the Campa Cola compound. The civic body formed 12 teams comprising of workers from electricity board, gas supply agency and BMC's water supply department that will disconnect utility services.

Mumbai: Local fare hiked; auto, taxi fare may rise

Local trains, considered the city’s lifeline, are used by 75 lakh people on a daily basis. The steep hike is expected to hit season ticket buyers, 80% of those using the suburban trains, the most, with the rates of monthly and quarterly passes rising by almost 100%.

Medha Patkar doesn't want to join AAP's national panel?

In what could spell fresh trouble for the Aam Admi Party (AAP), activist Medha Patkar has reportedly expressed unhappiness about the party’s affairs and has refused to be part of its national executive committee.
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