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POCSO court sentences transgender person to death for rape, murder of girl child

Published on Feb 28, 2024 03:28 PM IST

The court held that the barbaric and inhuman way the offence was committed has made it a ‘rarest of rare case’

A three-month-old girl was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by a transgender person in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade in 2021. (Representative Image)
ByRutuja Gaidhani

1 dead in major fire in slum near Mumbai; 24 fire tenders deployed

The fire broke out in the densely populated slum area of Bhayandar East in the Thane district near Mumbai.

A major fire broke out in Azad Nagar in Bhayander East.(Azim Tamboli)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 08:01 AM IST

24-year-old Thane B.Pharm student dies by suicide

According to officials, the incident occurred late Tuesday evening when he was alone at home. The parents reached home around 8pm and were shocked to see him hanging. He was rushed to a local hospital but was declared dead on arrival

24-year-old Thane B.Pharm student dies by suicide
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Panvel civic body serves 108 attachment notices to property tax defaulters

The civic body had published a list of 101 industrial, 107 non-residential and 100 residential defaulters in newspapers earlier this month. It has identified 3.5 lakh properties in all the four wards in its jurisdiction, of which 77,000 property owners have paid their taxes. The remaining 2.80 lakh defaulters are now on the PMC radar

Navi Mumbai, India - 07 April, 2016 : Panvel Municipal Corporation establishment speeds up – final study meet on April 11 in Navi Mumbai India, on Thursday, April 07, 2016. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Bachchan Kumar)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:26 AM IST

State orders SIT probe into Jarange-Patil’s agitation

Reacting to the development, Jarange-Patil said he was ready to face the probe but apologised to chief minister Eknath Shinde and Fadnavis for accusing the latter of hatching a conspiracy to kill him and using abusive words against the deputy CM on Sunday

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Ajit Pawar presents interim budget, state debt reaches 7.82 lakh crore

Budget an announcement of centrally financed schemes and a jugglery of figures, say experts and opposition

DyCM Ajit Pawar and Deepak Kerserkar pay respect to statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj before presenting the budget at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:20 AM IST

A teenage crush that led to stalking, hazing, suicide and the arrest of 5 collegians

The family of the student has demanded the harshest punishment for the 6 people involved-- including 3 of his classmates at a college at Tokawade, 95 km from Mumbai-- who had lured the deceased to a farmhouse, hazed him before stripping him and filming him

The deceased 17-year-old student. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:14 PM IST
ByAnamika Gharat

ECI rejects state’s plea to exempt transfers of municipal commissioners

The EC had told the state on February 22 that commissioners and additional commissioners were also covered in the transfer policy. As a result, municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, additional commissioners Ashwini Bhide and P Velrasu, and Pune commissioner Vikram Kumar are due for transfer

Mumbai, India - July 21, 2023 : Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visiting Andheri subway, at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, July 21, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:12 AM IST

ED records witness statement of Abdu Rozik in money laundering case

Rozik came under the ED’s notice owing to his alleged association with a hospitality management and consultancy firm, which is under its scanner owing to suspected ties with Shirazi

Bigg Boss 16 participant Abdu Rozik at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office to record his statement in a money laundering case on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:08 AM IST

MERC pulls up Tata Power over proposed tariff

MERC criticizes Tata Power for favoring high-end consumers in tariff hike to recover arrears, questions rate changes without approval.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Paid for 3 surgeries, Bombay Hosp doctor only performs two

While Sapna was discharged from the hospital on February 12, it was on February 16 that the couple, on the basis of self-examination again, had doubts about the third surgery not being performed and decided to consult another doctor to get a confirmation

Bombay Hospital HT photo by Hemant Padalkar. 24.01.08
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:04 AM IST

City to face 15% water cut till March 5

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said while work on repairing the transformer has started, the repair works will lead to water cuts in Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi and other MMR corporations receiving water through ‘Mumbai 2’ and ‘Mumbai 3 ‘ water system

City to face 15% water cut till March 5
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:48 AM IST

Firing in Goregaon flat: Bizman remanded to two days police custody

Head of operations at eBullion company, Rajiv M Ranjan, remanded in police custody for firing rounds from licensed revolver at family in Mumbai.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:46 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Rashmi Shukla to have 2-year tenure as DGP; will hold the post till Jan 2026

The proposal was moved by the home department on Monday and was granted a final okay on Tuesday. The state wanted to appoint Shukla as DGP in September last year and had created a vacancy by appointing then DGP Rajnish Seth as chairperson of Maharashtra Public Service Commission

Mumbai, India - Jan. 9, 2024: IPS officer Rashmi Shukla of 1988 batch took over as the first female Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra on Tuesday. She took the charge from Mumbai police commissioner, Vivek Phansalkar who was holding additional charge as DGP, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:42 AM IST

Bohra initiative helps 1,100 entrepreneurs turn dreams into reality

Qardan Hasana initiative supports Bohra entrepreneurs with interest-free loans to start or revive businesses, like BatC Patisserie and Diamond Samosa.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:40 AM IST

Fraud allegations emerge in Malabar Hill Reservoir Reconstruction project

Controversy surrounds Malabar Hill Reservoir project as BMC accused of fraudulent practices. Committee recommends demolition over retrofitting.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Man found with scissors in stomach after minor tiff

Man found with scissors in stomach in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Attack linked to previous tiff. Victim rushed to hospital, accused in police custody.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:18 AM IST

With Ajit posing challenge in Baramati, Sharad Pawar holds day-long meeting with workers

The Nationalist Congress Party (SGP) president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday conducted a day-long meeting with key party workers and representatives of cooperative and other institutions from Baramati Lok Sabha constituency at Nisarg Hall in Gultekdi

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:04 AM IST

EOW begins probe in Shinde faction’s allegations against UBT over I-T login

Mumbai police probe Sena faction for misusing login credentials, filing I-T return. EOW registers enquiry after complaint by Shinde-led Sena.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:02 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

28-year-old labourer dies as cement brick falls from under-construction building

28-year-old labourer Kamal Hassan Shaikh died in Mankhurd after a cement brick fell on his head from the 15th floor. Case registered under IPC 304A against construction site personnel.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:00 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

FM announces makeover for Mantralaya precinct

A few days ago, architect P K Das made a presentation on the makeover to the state cabinet. Chief minister Eknath Shinde was of the view that more opinions were needed and global tenders should be called for better options. The state government will now do so

Mumbai, India - Jan. 22, 2024: Mantralaya illuminated in tri colour, on occasion of Lord Shri Ram Temple inauguration by PM Narendra Modi at Ayodhya, at Malabar Hills in Mumbai, India, on Monday, January 22, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 06:58 AM IST

Kalyan man put out fake property listings on websites, conned customers

A Kalyan-based marketing executive and his roommate have been arrested for conning people into paying advance or fee for showing properties for rent

Swapnil Jadhav was a victim of a con two years ago and saw that the accused didn’t get caught (FILE Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 05:34 PM IST

Shinde says false charges will not be tolerated amid calls for action against Patil

Patil on Sunday accused Fadnavis of trying to eliminate him and end his movement demanding reservation for Marathas under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category

Maharshtra chief minister Eknath Shinde. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 01:44 PM IST

Two killed after temporary bridge collapses in Maharashtra’s Uran town

The deceased have been identified as Avinash Suresh Mirkute (22) from Pimpalgaon in Pen, and Rajesh Lakhsman Waghmare (30) from Varsai, Pen

The bridge is over 30 years old and was commonly used by locals to cross the area. (G Mohiuddin Jeddy)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 03:07 PM IST

Businessman locks family out of flat, fires 3 shots in the air

Businessman Rajiv Ranjan locked himself in his 30th floor flat in Goregaon, fired 3 shots in the air, and was arrested. Police suspect he was drunk.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:26 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Joined govt for the people, not to backstab anyone: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar clarifies his decision to join the Shiv Sena-BJP government, stating he aims to work for the people and not betray or disrespect anyone, amid criticism.

Mumbai, India – Feb 26, 2024: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar arrives during the first day of the Maharashtra Budget Session, at Vidhan Bhavan, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, Feb 26, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Tata Memorial study identifies toxicity-reducing agent, holds out hope for cancer patients

Tata Memorial Hospital researchers find dying cancer cells release chromatin particles post-chemo, using resveratrol-copper combo to reduce toxicity in patients.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:10 AM IST

BMC begins work on Kandivali Lokhandwala to Goregaon East connectivity

This 2.1-kilometer road aims to connect Kandivali Lokhandwala to the Western Express Highway in Goregaon East and is a further link to GMLR for connectivity to the eastern suburbs, categorised as a ‘Vital project.’

BMC begins work on Kandivali Lokhandwala to Goregaon East connectivity
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:58 AM IST

Diamond trader booked for duping Malabar Hill resident of 2.83 crore

Diamond trader and wife booked for cheating senior citizen of ₹2.83 crore in Mumbai. Accused has history of posing as public officials and cheating.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:54 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Default in payment of monthly maintenance: Magistrate can’t sentence defaulter beyond 12 months’ imprisonment: HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday held that a metropolitan magistrate cannot sentence a person to imprisonment beyond a period of 12 months at a stretch for default in payment of maintenance under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:52 AM IST
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