HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014


Campa Cola residents up for fight, BMC talks peace

The Campa Cola compound residents protested on Friday in an attempt to block the BMC officials from entering the premises. The BMC officials had to return after they were stopped from entering the premises.

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.

Mumbai cop aspirant dies during recruitment test

Rahul Sakpal, 21, whose second attempt at the police recruitment test led to his death on Saturday, had given up eating rice to stay fit and had dedicated practice sessions every morning and evening since months, his friend and fellow runner told HT.

Homi Bhabha's bungalow sold for Rs. 372 crore at auction

In the face of protests and demands for converting it into a museum, ‘Mehrangir’, the iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha in Malabar Hill, was on Wednesday sold at an auction for Rs. 372 crore.

Maharashtra assembly bans dance bars

The decision is a blow to thousands of bar girls and others associated with such establishments who had hoped to regain their livelihood following a Supreme Court order last year.

Mumbai issues high tide alert, flooding in few areas

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued an alert for tidal waves higher than 4.5 metre likely to hit Mumbai shoreline this week.

BMC sends eviction notices to Campa Cola residents

The civic body on Monday evening finally served eviction notices to the owners of illegal Campa Cola flats. Residents now have 72 hours to hand over their keys, starting Tuesday.

Mumbai's metro gets on track after an 8-year wait

The wait of Mumbaikars for metro services in the city came to an end when Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan flagged off the first service from Versova Station in the western suburb on Sunday.

Mumbai Metro's 2nd, 3rd lines nowhere in sight

While Mumbaiites will rejoice the opening of the city’s first Metro line, uncertainty looms over the other two proposed lines. It could be another six to seven years before the city gets another operational Metro line.

Mumbai Metro: Fare hike row could mar public-private projects

The Mumbai Metro’s Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line is the state’s first public-private project, but the row over fares could mean it may not set the right precedent for more such partnerships.

Mumbai Metro: 10 deadlines missed, what caused delay?

When former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for Metro One project in June 2006, Mumbaiites had expected to ride on the Metro in the next two-three years.

Mumbai: Auto driver arrested for raping 19-yr-old

The Trombay police have arrested the accused, a 20-year-old auto driver, along with Khan and two other men from Chembur for allegedly helping him.

Woman raped at gun-point in Thane

A 29-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man at gun-point near Bhayandar railway station in Thane district, police said on Sunday.

Mumbai eatery delivers pizza using a drone

The financial capital, notorious for its traffic snarls, has achieved a first in the country after a city-based pizza outlet used an unmanned drone to execute a delivery by taking the aerial route recently.

Jilted lover stabs girl to death; kills himself

A jilted lover allegedly killed a 21-year-old girl and later committed suicide in Subash Tekdi locality at Ulhasnagar town, police said on Tuesday.

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