HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


4 minor girls went missing in Mumbai every day in 2014

From January to July this year, 922 minor girls went missing, compared to 600 boys. In the case of women over 18 years, 2,547 went missing in the same period, compared to 2,527 men.

State approves 45 new colleges, 2 from Mumbai to start innovative courses

The State Department of Higher and Technical Education has given the go-ahead to 45 new colleges in Maharashtra, which will offer various courses, including the innovative ones framed by the Mumbai university.

In Maharashtra, politics is hereditary

Politicians’ kin have made careers out of the state’s political system. And the upcoming assembly polls will again bring to the fore the dynastic politics where generations have rocked in the lap of power for decades.

Mumbai: Poll office says wrongly deleted 1,000 names from rolls

The Mumbai city district election office has admitted to at least 1,000 names being wrongly deleted. These voters have now had to re-register so as to vote in the assembly election to be held in the state on October 15.

News channels, radio stations to help keep tabs on campaigns

In an attempt to keep an eye on the money being spent by poll candidates in Mumbai, the local election authority will seek information about expenses from nine news channels and few radio stations on a daily basis.

Saffron allies see red, Uddhav snubs BJP, over to Amit Shah

Pre-election posturing or not, the rival political coalitions in Maharashtra were grappling with differences between the major allies on Monday as the countdown began for the October 15 assembly elections.

Talks stalled, Congress picks candidates for 114 NCP seats

The seat-sharing talks between the Congress and NCP for the Maharashtra assembly elections have hit a roadblock, with the former unwilling to accept the latter’s demand of 144 of the 288 seats.

Mumbai: Sanjay Gandhi National Park to start leopard count in Nov

The SGNP authorities are finalising plans for a comprehensive leopard population and density estimation exercise. The park authorities are zeroing in on camera trapping methodology for the census project.

Maharashtra govt asks for scanners to screen fliers for Ebola

The state government has also asked the Centre to provide thermal body scanning machines for airports at Pune and Nagpur, to check passengers for a rise in body temperature.

Mumbai: Man held for killing wife, injuring her ‘lover’

The Khar police arrested a man on Monday for allegedly killing his wife and seriously injuring another man, who he suspected was having an affair with his wife.

Bohra succession row: HC to judge if Qutbuddin can prove anointment

Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the 73-year-old half-brother of the late Syedna had in March filed a suit against the official successor seeking that the later be restrained from taking actions as the leader.

Cop chases duo who stole girl’s bag at Bandra fair

An alert police constable chased down two bikers who were fleeing after snatching a 16-year-old student’s purse at Bandra during the Mount Mary fair on Sunday night.

Mumbai: MMRDA plans to transform BKC into a 'smart city'

Authorities are contemplating to provide facilities like wi-fi in the BKC region, smart parkings, street lights with focus on energy efficiency, among others.

CBI probe ordered in Pune student's death after b'day bash

Sanam Hassan, 18, collapsed at a flat in Pune where she was celebrating her birthday with her friends and was declared dead when taken to the hospital in Pune.

Maharashtra: NCP gets 9 new MLAs, a few still shy away

Though the Nationalist Congress Party boasted of inducting nine independent MLAs on Monday, three legislators did not turn up for the event.
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