HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


'Will frame special policy for redevelopment in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai'

The state government will frame a comprehensive redevelopment policy, especially for Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, to ensure affordable housing, chief minister said in the state assembly on Wednesday.

Mumbai: HC clears way for Kala Ghoda

The HC on Wednesday cleared the way for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival by disposing of a petition seeking a direction to the organisers to shift the venue from Kala Ghoda in Fort to Cross Maidan near Churchgate station.

Maharashtra govt allows online filing of RTI applications

The Maharashtra government will introduce online RTI in departments of the Mantralaya from January 1. This will be replicated in all offices across the state by April 1, 2015.

Lights, cameras, more cops for a safe New Year in Mumbai

Heavy security has been deployed at areas traditionally thronged by revellers, with emphasis on Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Juhu and Marve beaches.

Dutt home for new year, plans quiet celebration

Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been granted furlough for 14 days, is planning a quiet Christmas and New Year with his family and friends, sources said.

CM unwraps goodies for city

The city got a Christmas gift from the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Wednesday in the form of major project announcements.On the last day of the winter session, the government announced it would start the pending CCTV camera network by March, fix automatic doors for Mumbai local trains, complete the second phase of the metro by September 2015 and map encroachments using satellite imagery.

Cops’ blunder ruined Borivli family’s vacation plan

A case of mistaken identity and blunders by the police turned into a 30-hour ordeal for the Borivli-based Pujari family.

Borivli family mistaken for  gangster’s wants cops to pay

“Will you please meet me next morning? I am absolutely exhausted after being with the police for more than 24 hours.” This is what the 42-year-old husband of Sridevi Pujari told an HT reporter on Wednesday, at 1am, outside the Sahar police station.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis okays ACB probe against babus

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis gave his nod to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to conduct probes against bureaucrats against whom graft inquiries are pending.

Maharashtra tables fresh bill for Maratha reservation only

The Maharashtra government tabled a fresh bill on Maratha reservations, which was cleared by the assembly on Tuesday, while putting the bill on Muslim reservations on the backburner.

Celebrities should not endorse junk food: British Medical Journal

Film celebrities should refrain from endorsing junk food, says a paper published in the British Medical Journal. However, it said celebrity endorsement cannot be banned.

Need more breath analysers to nail offenders: Mumbai traffic cops

While the traffic police ín Mumbai are set to hold a special drive against drink driving, senior officials say they do not have adequate equipment to nail those flouting the law.

Mumbai: Cops to keep eye on drunk drivers

The police have added checkpoints across Mumbai, mostly in western suburbs and south Mumbai. The punishment for drink driving is a fine of Rs. 2,500 or a jail term, according to the Motor Vehicles Act.

Mumbai: Fadnavis to frame guidelines for revamp of dilapidated buildings

Special guidelines will be framed for redevelopment of old heritage buildings, including dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, CM Fadnavis announced in the state legislative council on Tuesday.

Mumbai: E-waste not, want not

In April, a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Frost & Sullivan revealed Mumbai generates 96,000 tonnes of the total 12.5 lakh tonnes of e-waste generated in the country every year.
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