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CS asks officers to reserve 3pm to 4pm daily to meet visitors

Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST

Mumbai: In what is being seen as a corrective action following three suicide attempts in a day outside Mantralaya by people, who reportedly failed to present their problems in front of authorities, chief secretary Manu Kumar Srivastava has issued a government resolution (GR) asking officers to keep the time between 3pm to 4 pm daily reserved for citizens, who visit the state government headquarters with their grievances

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Urban planners collectively slam Navi Mumbai draft DP

NAVI MUMBAI: In a searing critique of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s maiden attempt to draft Development Plan 2038, a group of 35 urban professionals and planners, who have formed a Navi Mumbai Collective, have dubbed the DP as “unsound” and “myopic”

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Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST
BySameera Kapoor Munshi

HC relief for AAP leader in atrocities case

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday granted interim protection from coercive action to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Mumbai president Preeti Sharma Menon and another party worker in connection with a case filed against them under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act

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Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Thane city areas to face 15% water cut from Mar 31

The Thane Municipal Corporation on Wednesday announced a 15% water cut for 30 days from March 31 due to repair work on a leakage in the water tunnel supplying water to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). As a result, Thane city areas will also face a water cut

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Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:30 AM IST

NMMC erects five watch towers for flamingos views

Work on all the watch towers has been completed and thrown open to the public. Each tower has cost NMC around ₹8 to 10 lakh. The watch towers for the citizens and bird enthusiasts tare aimed at getting a good view of the migratory birds without disturbing them

NMMChas erected five watch towers for bird lovers to view flamingos and the creek in Navi Mumbai .umbai, India, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:27 AM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Dombivli station turns hawker-free after MNS ultimatum

Dombivli A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raju Patil warned of MNS style eviction of hawkers at Dombivli through banners, the Dombivli East station was free of hawkers on Wednesday morning

Dombivli station turns hawker-free after MNS ultimatum
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Anushka Sharma liable to pay VAT, sales tax officer tells HC

The joint sales tax commissioner told the Bombay high court on Wednesday that actor Anushka Sharma was the first owner of copyright in all her artistic performances for which she had received fees and hence, the demands for dues towards the value added tax (VAT) for the assessment year 2012-13 and 2013-14 were valid

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (L) and his wife Anushka Sharma pose during the 'Indian Sports Honours' in Mumbai on March 23, 2023. (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL / AFP) (AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:56 PM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

As catch dwindles, Kolis struggle to stay afloat

Parag Tandel, artist and ethnographer, spoke angrily about the way his community had become a tourist attraction. “Those who come for `Koliwada walks’, do they ever join us in our protests? Are they willing to eat dried fish? All you get in Koliwada food festivals is fast food. We’ve been living near the sea for centuries. How did we cook fish before oil and frying were introduced?”

(From left) Gayatri Nair, Ganesh Nakhawa, Naresh Fernandes (moderator), Anita Yewale, and Parag Tandel participating in a discussion on Kolis, Mumbai’s original inhabitants, held at Asiatic Library. This was part of the “Uncovering Urban Legacies” series conducted by Avid Learning, Tarq and the Asiatic Society.
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 10:20 PM IST
ByJyoti Punwani, Mumbai

Maharashtra logs 450 new covid-19 cases, 3 fatalities; active tally at 2,343

Mumbai city saw 135 new cases, taking its tally to 11,55,662, which includes 19,747 deaths.

The daily count of infections has doubled since Monday, when the state reported 205 cases.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 05:45 AM IST

Savarkar controversy: Opposition in damage control mode

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut spoke to Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, while Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, architect of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra, told the Congress not to unnecessarily rake up the Savarkar issue since it was tricky for the MVA, and contentious issues needed to be kept aside in the interest of opposition unity

Mumbai, India - November 26, 2019: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar during meeting of Shiv Sena , NCP and Congress alliance at Trident hotel, BKC in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:04 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Worli accident: Sumer Merchant moves sessions court for bail

Mumbai: Twenty-three-year-old Sumer Merchant, arrested for running over a jogger at Worli sea face on March 19, on Tuesday approached the sessions court for bail claiming that he did not see the woman as it was a blind spot and she was running in the opposite direction – against the flow of traffic on the stretch

“The breath analyser did not reflect that he was under the influence of liquor. There was nothing to show that he was inebriated and driving under the influence of liquor. After the alleged incident, the occupants of the car immediately rushed to the woman’s aid to help her and rushed her in an ambulance,” adds the bail plea. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:03 AM IST

MahaRERA denies relief to Palais Royale flat buyers

The Palais Royale project, promoted by Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Ltd (SRUIL), was stalled due to multiple PILs. The promoter mortgaged the land to Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IHFL); subsequently, IHFL e-auctioned the land and under-construction building to Honest Shelters Pvt Ltd on June 26, 2019.

Two flat purchasers, who had booked flats in 2011 and 2013 after paying <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12.61 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>27.50 crore, had approached MahaRERA in 2022 seeking multiple reliefs. Their advocates had sought withdrawal of demand letters by Honest Shelters and possession of their apartments. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:01 AM IST
BySatish N

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

CR’s men in black rake in 300 crore from ticketless travellers in 2022-23

The ticket checking staff of Central Railway (CR) have collected ₹300 crore from such travellers in 2022-23, on both outstation as well as suburban trains. It is a sharp rise from last year’s kitty of ₹214 crore. The other routes on the suburban system – the Western and Harbour lines – have added ₹100 crore as fines

CR’s men in black rake in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 crore from ticketless travellers in 2022-23
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:57 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

BJP announces ‘Savarkar Gaurav Yatra’ from March 30

After its announcement, the BJP did not spend more than a day to ready its plan. State president Chandrashekhar Bawankule announced the schedule on Tuesday, claiming that at least 10 million people would participate in the Yatra, which will be held in at least two key towns of every constituency.

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 29, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Soon, Tata Memorial Hospital’s dharamshala to house patients

Tata Memorial Hospital on Tuesday announced that its dharmashala, a hostel for outstation patients, would be ready within a month

Mumbai, India - March 28, 2023: Tata Hospital starts 100-bedded well-furnished Dharmashala for needy cancer patients and their relatives to provide a comfortable stay, at MHADA Building, Bhoiwada, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Mumbai

BMC identifies reasons for air pollution, sets SOPs to fix it

Mumbai: Poor air quality has been the bane of Mumbaikars lately

A three-level taskforce will be formed at every ward with six engineers each, who will be authorised to take timely action on builders by issuing warning and stop work notices on construction activities in case of non-compliance. It will also monitor construction sites, hotels and residential areas. Each team will report to the respective ward officer. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga

MCZMA nod to boost infra projects in Dronagiri

Mumbai: In a push to the infrastructure projects proposed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) in Dronagiri node, the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has recommended, subject to conditions, 23 works such as roads, sewage treatment plants, desilting etc

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy

State govt gives nod for reclaiming 19 hectares of land at Versova Beach

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has given its nod, under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, for reclaiming 19 hectares of land at Versova Beach for setting up a fishing harbour

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

HC restrains Kandivali society from hiring bouncers to drive away strays

The bench said, “In our opinion, considering the object and intention of the statutory Rules read with all the provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, it would be an obligation of all the members of the Society to follow the mandate of law and to prevent themselves from causing any cruelty and harassment to the animals, as also to those, who intend to take care for these animals.”

Mumbai, India - October 29, 2022: Residents of Castle Rock Complex feed stray dogs outside the building premises, at Powai, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, October 29, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Singer-social media influencer booked on wife’s complaint

According to the FIR, the singer has been booked under sections 376 (2) (n) (rape committed over a period of time on the same person), 377 (unnatural sex), 498(A) (harassment of a married woman) and 406 (breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code

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Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:59 AM IST

City reports 23 influenza cases in 2 weeks

“All the 14 patients are stable,” states the BMC in the report, adding that A, D, FS and GS are the wards having the maximum number of influenza cases.

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Police make fifth arrest in builder murder case

The police have arrested one more person in connection with the murder of builder Savji Manjeri at Nerul on March 15

Police make fifth arrest in builder murder case
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Bar Council suspends lawyer’s license for wearing band in public

Section 35 of Advocates Act, 1961, provides for punishment of advocates for misconduct. It states that, where on receipt of a complaint or otherwise a State Bar Council has reason to believe that any advocate its roll has been guilty of professional or other misconduct, it shall refer the case for disposal to its disciplinary committee.

Mumbai, India - November 25, 2021: Advocate Gunratan Sadavarte addresses the MSRTC workers by extending his support to their demands during their ongoing strike, at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 25, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Antilia explosives scare: NIA seeks info from Nepal on stay of 3 accused in Kathmandu

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday obtained a letter of request (LR) to be forwarded to the Nepal government seeking evidence regarding the stay of three accused in the neighbouring country in the case registered for allegedly planting an explosive-laden SUV outside Antilia, the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and the murder of Thane trader Mansukh Hiran

Antilla - Mukesh Ambani building - Residence - home- house - HT PHOTO BY Ansuman Poyrekar
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:45 AM IST

Belapur to Gateway: Response to water taxis hits rough waters

The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has decided to meet the operators to discuss ways to boost the footfall in the boats.

One of the primary reasons attributed to the route failing to take off is the high fare. Passengers had to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 to travel to Gateway on weekdays. “The fares charged are already at a subsidized rate. Nevertheless, we will get more clarity on the reasons only after the meeting with the operators concerned,” said Captain Praveen Khara, Chief Port Officer, MMB. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:44 AM IST
BySameera Kapoor Munshi

No pre-arrest bail for 3 women named in baby selling case

MUMBAI: The sessions court has rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of three women who allegedly played a crucial role in stealing and selling a two-month-old girl from the pavement outside St Xavier School in Sion

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Darshan Solanki suicide: Family meets VBA chief, seeks help in filing FIR

Mumbai: The family of Darshan Solanki, a chemical engineering student from IIT-Bombay, who died by suicide on February 12, met Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) president Prakash Ambedkar, seeking help in filing an FIR in the case

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:42 AM IST

3 ex-employees fraudulently sell firm’s 2,634 mobiles worth 3.30 crore

MUMBAI: Unit 11 of the crime branch on Monday night arrested three former employees of a Malad- based company for allegedly selling 2,634 expensive android mobile phones worth ₹3

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Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:41 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Relocation of Govandi biomedical waste plant delayed again

“This is not possible. The Raigad plant has not yet received environment clearance (EC) from the Centre. There is also a huge opposition to the plant by Khalapur residents, which is causing many issues with the relocation,” said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official from M/East Ward.

Amit Nilawar, co-founder, SMS Envoclean, said, “We have not committed to any deadline for shifting the plant. The government can answer those questions. What we have said is that we will decommission the Govandi plant within one year of getting EC for an alternative facility. I do not know why the EC for that is pending.” (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai
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