Yogesh Naik
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Two women consume poison outside Mantralaya, one dead

Mumbai: Mantralaya, the administrative headquarters of the Maharashtra government, saw a shocking incident on Monday, as two women who had been agitating against police inaction consumed pesticide outside its premises

The police said that though the women belonged to different districts—Gadekar was from Dhule and Davare from Navi Mumbai—they came by the same taxi to Mantralaya at around 1.30 pm on Monday. They were stopped at the gates by the police but had already consumed the poison by then. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Savarkar issue snowballs, Sena (UBT) skips Congress dinner

The Maharashtra Congress, meanwhile, struck a conciliatory tone, saying that Gandhi and Thackeray would discuss the contentious issue, as both parties had their own stand on it.

Mumbai, India - March 27, 2023: CM Eknath Shinde along with Dy. CM Devendra Fadnavis, addressing the media during a press conference, at Sahyadri Guest House, Malabar Hill, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Manora MLA hostel redevelopment cost escalates to 1,266 crore

Te state government on Friday selected Larsen and Toubro to construct the Manora MLA hostel at Nariman Point. However, the cost of the project has shot up from ₹853 crore to ₹1,266 crore in five years following a delay in the construction

Manora MLA hostel redevelopment cost escalates to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,266 crore
Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Gokhale bridge: CAG slams BMC’s bridges department

Audit body slams civic authority over various shortcomings in projects with focus on Gokhale bridge connecting Andheri East and West, closure of which has affected many residents. It includes awarding contracts without tenders, cost escalation due to delay in permissions for design changes and undue favour to contractor.

Mumbai, India - March 13, 2023: Gokhale Bridge, a major connector between Andheri East and West, completely dismantled in the morning, at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 13, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 12:27 AM IST

Shinde-led Shiv Sena removes Sanjay Raut as parliamentary party leader

Gajanan Kirtikar has been appointed the new Parliamentary party leader. He had crossed over to the Shinde faction after the latter split Shiv Sena, which was being led by Uddhav Thackeray. Thirteen Members of Parliament from the party had jumped over to Shinde’s side.

Mumbai.... Sanjay Raut, Gajanan Kirtikar and Ramdas kadam at Matoshree for meeting with uddhav thackery decide on Support to Govt on Wednesday evening in Mumbai. HT Photo by Satish Bate
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Saunik Vs Saunik: Who will be the next chief secretary?

Mumbai: In a first in the history of state administration, an IAS couple is in the race for the top bureaucratic post

A retired bureaucrat mulled on the issue and said, “The government can keep all contenders in the race happy by appointing Manoj now, followed by Kareer, who retires in March 2024, and then pass the baton to Sujata who can remain in office till the middle of 2025.” (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:49 AM IST

‘Illegal’ religious structure razed in Mahim coastal area

During his speech at the party’s Gudi Padwa rally, Thackeray played a video showing a religious structure that came up in the sea off Mahim Dargah and demanded that the authorities should take action.

On Thursday morning, the BMC’s G North ward staff and the collectorate staff went to Mahim and demolished the makeshift structure in the sea. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Hold assembly elections to end political crisis, says Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said it pained him to see the fight for the name of Shiv Sena and the symbol between the two factions, and the solution to the current political crisis arising out of it would be to hold assembly polls immediately

Mumbai, India - March 22, 2023: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray addressing massive gathering of party workers and supporters at the
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Malvani slums to be redeveloped like Dharavi Project

The 1,200-acre land mass of Malvani, known for its large slum colonies, will be developed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the lines of the Dharavi redevelopment project

Mumbai, India - February 04, 2023: BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal addresses a press conference after presenting the BMC Budget 2023-24 at BMC Headquarters, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 04, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Opposition slams Center’s move to shift textile office; Fadnavis says only some officers being relocated

Mumbai: The Opposition parties have come down heavily on the central government over its plan to shift the office of the textile commissioner from Mumbai to New Delhi

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Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Centre to shift textile commissioner office from Mumbai to Delhi

The central government has decided to shift the office of the textile commissioner to New Delhi. Jayashree Sivakumar, under secretary in the ministry of textiles, has written to textile commissioner Roop Rashi informing about the decision

Centre to shift textile commissioner office from Mumbai to Delhi
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:52 AM IST

Farmers call off march after 4-day halt at city’s doorstep

Late on Friday night, Pundalik Jadhav, a farmer from Dindori in Nashik district, died after he was admitted to a hospital with complaint of vomiting. Sources at Mantralaya said the death was also a reason behind the organisers’ decision to wind up the protest as they did not want further criticism

Thane, India - March, 18, 2023: Agitating farmers leave for their villages by train after Thane Collector assures them of their demands, in Thane, India, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Maritime Board ignores CRZ rules, issues ad to ‘monetise’ Mandwa jetty land

Inviting e-tenders from interested bidders, the work in the ad is termed ‘monetisation of land adjoining Mandwa Ro-Pax Jetty’. Amit Saini, chief officer of MMB, when questioned, said, “Commercialisation can happen subject to CRZ rules. Anything beyond that will not be allowed

Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules, in fact, do not permit commercialisation on lands that are reclaimed, on account of which many proposals for the Bandra promenade at Bandra Reclamation have not come through. Despite this, MMB has decided to commercially exploit the land near the Ro-Pax jetty. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:20 AM IST

MHADA to link lease rent to ready reckoner rates

Mumbai: In a move that is likely to affect thousands of tenants paying nominal lease rent, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has proposed to link lease rent on its plots to the ready reckoner (RR) rate of the locality concerned

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Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Satish Nandgaonkar

State announces two new jails in Thane, Yerawada

Mumbai: The state home department has said that two more jails with a capacity of 3,000 each will be bilt in Thane and Yerawada in Pune to tackle the overcrowding of prisons

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Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:47 AM IST

On a half world tour, Aussie trio in a four-seater lands in Mumbai

A stoppage in Mumbai was in their tour plan and they landed here on March 12 and took off on Thursday morning for the UAE. They had started their tour on March 6 from Brisbane, Australia.

On a half world tour, Aussie trio in a four-seater lands in Mumbai
Published on Mar 17, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Another blow to UBT as Sawant joins Shinde

Sawant also thanked Thackeray for giving him ministership. He said, “I wanted to use my skills and got a chance and hence I have decided to work with Shiv Sena. I don’t want ministership. I only want to work but I don’t know why no work was assigned to me by Uddhavji. I want to take Sena to its grassroots

Welcoming him into his party at Balsaheb Bhavan, Shiv Sena’s headquarters in south Mumbai, Shinde showered praise on Sawant and said that he, like him, is influenced by Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray. “Sawant had started the concept of telemedicine and also brought out the lacunae in the system. I welcome him to Shiv Sena and I am impressed by his work,” Shinde said. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 01:08 AM IST

In setback to Uddhav, ex-minister Deepak Sawant joins Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena

Deepak Sawant, a three-time member of the state legislative council, was welcomed by chief minister Eknath Shinde at the event.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde said Deepak Sawant was influenced by Sena founder Bal Thackeray and complimented Sawant for working extensively to reduce malnutrition in tribal areas of Maharashtra (Twitter/ANI)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 08:01 PM IST

State govt seeks CPS’s explanation on anomalies in affiliated hospitals

Sources at Mantralaya said the notice followed union minister Nitin Gadkari’s complaint to chief secretary Manukumar Srivastava on March 9 against medical education secretary Ashwini Joshi, accusing her of creating impediment to CPS work. Gadkari also said she had a reputation of creating hurdles in the departments she had worked with

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Published on Mar 15, 2023 06:30 PM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Somita Pal, Mumbai

Two infra bodies headed by CM Shinde spar over toll collection in city

However, the MSRDC has pointed out that it is also constructing a new bridge on Thane creek at a cost of ₹800 crore which is expected to be ready by 2024. It will be the third bridge on Thane creek and will be an important connector, especially to the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport. The MSRDC would also need funds for the project

Mumbai, India - November 18, 2016: Dahisar Check naka in Mumbai, India, on Friday, November 18, 2016. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:52 AM IST

March 12, 1993, Mumbai serial bomb blasts: 30 years on, the cut still runs deep

The then Inspector of Mumbai police’s Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad recalls how the fateful day of March 12, 1993 unfolded and how the city has never remained the same after the explosions that killed 257 people and wounded 1,400.

Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Mumbai airport records 8.44 million passenger movements in Jan, Fab

Mumbai: With more routes and airports opening up, seven airports run by Adani Group have reported an increase of 92% in domestic and 133% in international travellers

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Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Dadar firing: Police gives clean chit to Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar

During the immersion procession last year, there was a clash between the two Sena factions led by Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray in Prabhadevi and later, outside the Dadar police station during which there was an alleged firing from the Shinde faction

Mumbai, India - July 18, 2022: CM Eknath Shinde interacts with media along with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs Dada Bhuse, Sada Sarvankar and Pratap Sarnaik after casting their votes for the Presidential elections, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:37 AM IST

No respite from toll as MMRDA gets rights post 2027

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by chief minister Eknath Shinde, who is also chairman of MMRDA, on Friday with an aim to provide a revenue source for MMRDA to fund its infrastructure projects. Funding for several infrastructure projects was approved in the ₹28,704 crore annual budget of the MMRDA

No respite from toll as MMRDA gets rights post 2027
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 12:34 AM IST

In infra boost, state proposes Nagpur-Goa expressway

“To increase the state’s share from 14.2% to 20% in national gross domestic product, our emphasis is to boost infrastructure, which will result in comprehensive development,” Fadnavis said in his budget speech. The total provision for infrastructure development for 2023-24 financial year is ₹53,058.55 crore

About 88% work of the ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur expressway (picture) is already complete while the state has sanctioned <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>162 crore for building a jetty between Radio Club and Gateway of India to decongest the iconic monument, deputy CM and finance minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday. (HT Archives)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 01:10 AM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Survey shines light on delays in key infra projects

Mumbai: The Economic Survey of Maharashtra, tabled by the state government on Wednesday has shone light on several key infrastructure projects, which will overshoot their deadline compounding problems being faced by residents of the city

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Published on Mar 09, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Navy helicopter makes emergency landing off Mumbai coast; crew rescued

A naval officer said they can see the aircraft floating in water and a salvage team is on the site to recover it

People familiar with the matter said there were two ALHs flying in the area of which one ditched and the second one rescued others. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 05:40 PM IST

E-rickshaws go off road in Matheran

E-rickshaws which were a hit in Matheran have suddenly gone off the roads as the administration is yet to take a call on the way forward after the three-month pilot project ended recently

E-rickshaws go off road in Matheran
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 01:27 AM IST

4 masked men attack MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande at Shivaji Park

“I will not get cowed down by such attacks. I will continue to do my work. I am not scared of anyone,” said Deshpande after coming out of the hospital.

MNS corporator Sandeep Deshpande. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT file)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:39 AM IST

Anti-national remark was for Nawab Malik, says CM Shinde

Mumbai: Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday made a statement that when he talked about anti-nationals, he was referring to former minister Nawab Malik who was arrested by ED and CBI and not other MLAs

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Published on Mar 03, 2023 01:01 AM IST
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