HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


Campa Cola case: BMC calls off action on day two

In the face of increasing resistance to eviction from Campa Cola compound residents, the civic body filed a police complaint against those preventing officials from implementing the SCorder even as its team has decided to try again to convince the occupants to leave the illegal flats on Saturday before opting for use of force.

Maharashtra CM Chavan under pressure to quit, digs in his heels

It is learnt Chavan has conveyed to the party top brass that the NCP’s opposition to him centred on him not clearing two to three files of vested interests that were problematic.

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%.

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.
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