HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014


Maharashtra: BJP govt promises modernisation of police force

The BJP government has assured to modernize the Maharashtra state police force to enhance its preparedness in preventing and fighting terror attacks in future.

Society should provide parking spaces to members: consumer forum

If a cooperative housing society levies and recovers parking charges from a member, it must provide parking space to him, the South Mumbai district consumer forum recently held.

'Staff crunch to be blamed for botched probes, fewer convictions'

The poor conviction rate in serious offences such as murder and rape (a minuscule 8%) could be a direct consequence of the shortage of staff responsible for investigation in most cases, states Praja report.

BJP sets 1.5 cr membership target in Maharashtra by April 2015

The BJP on Wednesday said it has set itself a target of enrolling more than 1.5 crore members by March 31, 2015 under its plan to expand the party's footprint in Maharashtra.

Music schools blossom to cater to rising demand of music producers, engineers

A growing number of institutes — including the Mumbai and Delhi universities — are introducing specialised courses for musicians, producers and music managers, to meet rising industry demand? Deeksha Gautam writes.

135 outbreaks of dengue in Maharashtra: health department

There have been 135 outbreaks of dengue between January and November 15 in Maharashtra, the state health department has said.

'Rape cases go up by 47%, chain snatchings record 66% rise in Mumbai'

The city is becoming increasingly unsafe, especially for women, according to the findings of the survey carried out by not-for-profit Praja Foundation, released on Tuesday.

Purdue is making US education more affordable: Mitch Daniels

The Purdue University’s president spoke to HT Education about plans to make Purdue education more affordable to international students, flipped-classrooms at the university and more.

Central Mumbai: Centrally dislocated, but still growing

On paper, this is one central business district that makes sense. Central Mumbai is connected to both the western and central railway lines and has many major roads connecting it to both the island city and the suburbs.

32% Mumbaiites feel unsafe in city

A survey has revealed that 32% Mumbaiites do not feel safe in the city, while 37% feel insecure while travelling in Mumbai. Praja Foundation, a NGO that conducted the survey, spoke to 22,580 people — around 100 each from the 227 BMC-demarcated wards. They released a white paper on “state of policing and law and order in Mumbai” on Tuesday.

Six years after 26/11, Mumbai's coastline is still as porous as ever

With the change of guard at both the Centre and Maharashtra, the proposed state academy to train coastal police, which was upgraded to a national one, is now being planned in Gujarat.

Mumbai: HC questions no review of weapons policy even after 26/11

It is unfortunate that despite the 26/11 attacks and a few other bomb blasts, the weapons policy has not been reviewed by the state government, the Bombay high court said on Tuesday.

CCTV network in Mumbai: Top on CM Fadnavis’s agenda

For Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who played an active role in highlighting the lacunae in the security measures when he was in the Opposition, addressing those very issues is now his top priority.

Agent, aide cheat Mahim post office investors of Rs. 91 lakh

Six people, who had invested their money under different schemes at the Mahim post office, were cheated of Rs. 91.14 lakh collectively by an investment agent who fraudulently withdrew their money.

RTE Act may be modified to suit Maharashtra’s needs: Tawde

The state government is mulling over making changes to Maharashtra’s rules for implementation of the Right to Education Act (RTE) 2009 on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat.
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