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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Mumbai

Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs

An alert of 'very heavy' rainfall in Mumbai has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) regional centre on Tuesday, with the rains expected to intensify in the next 24 hours.

Mumbai on alert over ‘Gaza threat’

Security has been tightened across Mumbai after the city police received a letter threatening to attack Jewish places of worship in retaliation for the Israeli attack on Gaza.

Leopard strays into IIT-Bombay campus, efforts to rescue on

A stray leopard entered into the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in (IIT) Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said.

Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane resigns

Congress is headed for further trouble in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly elections as its senior minister Narayan Rane resigned as minister for Industries on Monday.

18-year-old girl raped in Thane

An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a married man after being threatened in Kalyan area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Mumbai: Gas leak at ONGC oil rig, workers evacuated

A gas leak occurred on an offshore oil rig, Sagar Uday, at Bombay High on Saturday, around 160km away from the city. Officials confirmed there were no casualties in the mishap.

Mumbai: 'Hoax call may have caused fireman's death'

A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building here, a top fire official said on Saturday.

Life is hell for women inmates of two Mumbai jails

Some 1,000 women jailed in a space meant for 150, each making do with one bar of soap to bathe and to wash clothes for a whole month. Their children grow up knowing little about the outside world, unable to recognise even cats and dogs.

For kids of inmates, barbed wires replace jump ropes

Children below six can accompany their mothers to prison, and they often do because families abandon them.

Radical sect may have brainwashed men into joining ISIS

The four men from Kalyan, who have been missing since last month, may have allegedly been indoctrinated into jihad online as well as by a radical sect active in the Thane-Raigad corridor.

How innovative use of acres of Port land can dramatically transform Mumbai

Hindustan Times opens the debate on how the innovative use of  land liberated along on the eastern seafront — equivalent to 7 Marine Drives — can dramatically transform your city. So do you want theaters, parks, a lovely beach, schools and colleges? You can pick now.

Mumbai gets second chance to transform

After the misadventure of the textile mills land, sprawled across central Mumbai adding up to nearly 600 acres, which was re- developed as private commercial and residential space, the eastern waterfront would be the city’s second chance to secure land for public purposes.

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.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, local trains running late

Water logging due to heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for a second consecutive day causing major traffic snarls and also disrupted the suburban train services.

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.
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