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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Mumbai

Subhash Desai, Vinod Tawde appointed as Mumbai's guardians

Guardian ministers are appointed to ensure the development plans of the districts are implemented. This is monitored through the district planning and development council (DPDC) meetings chaired by the minister.

Where’s the party tonight? In a rented villa, farmhouse

This year, youngsters are renting out party pads within Mumbai for New Year’s Eve bashes, to avoid exorbitant last-minute air fares, pricey party passes, and the hassle of coordinating time off between friends.

Courses at IIMs to get costlier as Ahmedabad hikes PG prog fees

While IIM Ahmedabad hiked its fees for the flagship post graduate programme in November by over 11%, it has been learnt that IIM Bangalore, Udaipur, Rohtak and Trichy may soon follow suit.

Mumbai: Drug peddlers and buyers change tactics

With a recent string of raids resulting in the seizure of Meth in the Malwani area, drug peddlers and buyers and treading with caution to avoid getting caught.

‘Excessive growth of weeds major cause of pollution in Thane lakes’

Excessive growth of weeds, which reduces the oxygen level in water, is one the reasons behind the pollution in most lakes in Thane, according to the research carried out by the IIT-B, in collaboration with the TMC.

Jet Airways offers discounted fares in flash sale

Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline by the number of travellers flown, on Friday launched a flash sale of tickets for travel next year, the second such sale in less than a week.

Take off on time or make way for the next flight: Mumbai ATC

The Mumbai ATC department plans to tighten the noose on pilots failing to clear the runway in time. The move is aimed at reducing the time taken by each flight to free the runway for the subsequent flight.

Drug racket busted, Malad call centre employees ‘main clients’

The arrest of a drug peddler in the Malwani area of Malad (West) late last month has helped police bust a meth racket, in which most of the buyers are allegedly employees of call centres in the area, a hub for BPOs.

Govt to take in IIT, IIM grads as interns: CM Fadnavis

The intention, Fadnavis explained, is to bring in fresh ideas and a third party perspective to policies and technical and management systems that have been running for decades in Mantralaya.

Mumbai beware, cops with handy cams to patrol roads on new years' eve

With more than 200 traffic policemen armed with handy cameras and mobile phones with cameras, getting away with a traffic violation such as drink driving or speeding might not be easy this New Year’s Eve.

Coastal security beefed up, Mumbai cops to get help from central agencies'

Continuing with the norm which has been in place since the 26/11 terror attacks, the Mumbai police have beefed up the coastal security and will not allow boat parties this year too.

Mood Indigo: Vintage cars, mono planes and Amish Tripathi rule day 1

Students from over 1500 colleges across the country flocked to the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay on Friday for its annual four-day cultural festival 'Mood Indigo'. The festival is in its 44th year.

Maharashtra govt to probe actor Sanjay Dutt's furlough

Maharashtra government on Friday ordered a probe into grant of repeated leave of furlough to Sanjay Dutt following 'information' about preferential treatment being extended to the actor by the authorities.

CBSE extends deadline for Good Governance Day essay competition by a day

The board issued a circular on Wednesday after the Central government informed the Delhi high court that entries to the competition will be accepted on December 25 and 26.

Mumbai: Dabbawallahs to begin clean-up drive at Lower Parel station

A wave of joy spread among the dabbawallahs in Mumbai, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated the world-famous lot among nine people and organisations to take forward the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
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