HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


Mumbai: Cops form 93 squads to curb harassment of women on Dec 31

With a number of incidents of harassment and molestation reported across several parts of the city on New Year’s Eve last year, the city police have formed 93 squads to ensure women’s safety.

World headed towards digitisation of media: Rajdeep Sardesai at IIT-B

Day two of Mood Indigo, the four-day-long annual festival of the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay saw a turnout of around 34,000 students on Saturday.

Bhiwandi fire: Don’t know who is at fault, say kin

As the news of the warehouse fire spread, relatives and neighbours of the workers, belonging to the Kapil Bast village in Nepal, gathered outside the Indira Gandhi Hospital at Bhiwandi on Saturday.

Bhiwandi fire: ‘We are alive because we jumped off in time’

For the three workers who were sleeping on the makeshift first floor of the godown in Bhiwandi, where eight people died in a blaze early Saturday morning, it was a close escape.

Bhiwandi blaze: Warehouse owner ignored basic fire safety norms

Wooden logs spread across the godown, trucks on the premises and the absence of fire extinguishers ensured the blaze at the warehouse in Bhiwandi, which could have been a minor mishap, claimed eight lives.

Security of students is school’s responsibility: Mumbai cops

Insisting that safety of children was of utmost importance, the Mumbai police put the onus of security on the school management and advised them to comply with its directives.

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots?

Jet Airways pilots have warned the airline management to stop poaching pilots from SpiceJet Airlines, which was recently forced to cut operations by more than 100 flights in a day owing to a cash crunch.

Services at Ojhar airport near Nashik will start within a month: Fadnavis

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that air services at the newly developed Ojhar airport, about 21 kms from Nashik, will commence within a month.

Remove illegal banners on SV Road, Linking Road: BMC to cops

Residents have complained about the advertisements and banners on almost every street pole on Sundays displayed illegally as part of events organised under the Equal Streets Movement.

Cops crack down on bars, pubs across Mumbai

The social service branch of the Mumbai police raided four commercial establishments on Friday night, rounding up the managers and owners for violating rules.

Mumbai: Safety directives confuse heritage schools

Security directives issued by the Mumbai police, in the wake of the deadly attack on a school in Peshawar, have left schools housed in heritage structures in a fix.

Panvel: Minor girl raped by two security guards

Two security guards of a Panvel-based housing society were arrested by the police on Friday for the rape of a 5-year-old girl. The minor had come to the city from Solapur only two weeks ago.

Maharashtra: 8 dead, 3 hurt in warehouse fire

At least eight people died and three others injured in a major fire that broke out at a warehouse in Thane district of Maharashtra early Saturday.

Maharashtra: No stay on allopathy training for ayurvedic, homoeopathic docs

The Bombay HC has rejected a plea filed by the IMA, which sought an interim stay on the state government’s decision to introduce a one-year course on modern pharmacology for homoeopathic and Ayurveda doctors.

Check drug use, women harassment or lose licences: Mumbai cops tell pubs

Mumbai police commissioner said the licence of establishments such as pubs, discotheques and night clubs will be cancelled permanently, if they come across instances of peddling or consumption of drugs.
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