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In a first, CIDCO to use AI, satellite imagery to detect illegal structures

Updated on Sep 27, 2023 03:35 PM IST

A total of 1,159 illegal structures were identified in areas like Nerul, Koparkhairane, Vashi, Ghansoli,Sanpada, Airoli, Belapur, Kharghar, Kamothe, Kalambloli, Uran, Ulwe, Taloja, Pushpak, Karanjade and Dronagiri in a CIDCO report

A file photo of CIDCO Bhavan, CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, India (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

Reservation Row: The political, legal imperatives before approving Maratha quota

In Maharashtra, we are seeing the growing pauperisation of the peasantry. Thus, after a caste census, removing the 50% reservation cap is an attractive solution

Thane, India - September , 04, 2023: Activists of the Maratha community in Thane staged a protest outside the Thane Collector office on Monday to protest against the police lathicharge (beating ) on the protestors protesting for Maratha reservation in Jalna Maharashtra ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Monday, September, 04, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Published on Sep 27, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Waheeda Rehman: Actor who broke barriers and transcended the silver screen

The veteran actor will be conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the government’s highest recognition in the field of cinema

. In her 60-year-long career, she made several bold professional choices that have shaped her histrionic legacy. (Prodip Guha)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:26 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

Education department seeks explanation from National College for conducting online classes for class 12

On September 25, HT reported that the National College has been conducting online lectures for Class 12 due to space constraints. Following the report, Sandeep Sangve, deputy director of school education, Mumbai, sent a letter to Neha Jagtiani, principal, and directed her to provide a written explanation on the matter

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:20 AM IST

Goyal, Pawar meet with onion traders fail to break deadlock

In the meeting, both Pawar and Goyal appealed to farmers and traders to start the auction so that the consumers are not affected. Goyal has now decided to hold a meeting on September 29 when he will take a final call on the matter

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:16 AM IST

Piyush Pandey who bridged India-Bharat divide steps down as Ogilvy India boss

“David Ogilvy our founder used to say, ‘Hire giants if you want to create a company of immortals.’ And, among our 15,000 employees, there is one giant who is the most legendary of them all, and that is Piyush Pandey,” she extolled before adding that Pandey,68, would continue in an advisory capacity

Pandey, who grew up in Jaipur and played cricket for Rajasthan at Ranji level, started his career in advertising at Ogilvy as a client servicing executive. This was the late 80s television was booming in India. Doordarshan was creating a slate of exciting Hindi programmes—Hum Log, Buniyaad, Ramayan, Tamas-- and ad agencies needed writers who could think and express in Hindi for their television commercials (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:14 AM IST
ByEkta Mohta

No entry in Mantralaya with more than 10k cash

A 30-point order was released containing various measures to be undertaken to upgrade the security and restrict unnecessary crowds in Mantralaya.One of them being there will be no entry for visitors in Mantralaya carrying more than ₹10,000 cash

The home department led by Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday issued a 30-point order containing various measures to be undertaken to upgrade the security and restrict unnecessary crowds in Mantralaya. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:12 AM IST

Employee siphons off 1.45 Cr from architect’s account

According to the police, Parab, a resident of Dombivli, was hired by Rathod in 2008. Initially, she was doing her work properly. Later, her employer started receiving complaints about Parab from clients as well as from her chartered accountants. She even paid a penalty for not filing income tax returns on time due to purported delay on the part of the employee

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:08 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Spelling mistake in university name lands student in police net at airport

Around 3 am on Monday, Jenil Kankotiya from Surat in Gujarat was getting his documents screened at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminus (CSMIA) before taking an early morning flight to London

“When checking the marksheets and degree certificate that the student had provided to the British consulate to get his visa, we found a discrepancy in the spelling of the institution. During subsequent questioning, he admitted that the degree certificate was forged,” said an official from Sahar police (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:06 AM IST

Upset Malabar Hill residents suggest alternative sites for reservoir to save green cover

The BMC plans to reconstruct the dilapidated 140-year-old Malabar Hill reservoir below Hanging Garden. Before this is done, a 90MLD tank will be constructed at a site behind the garden so that water supply to South Mumbai is not disrupted during reconstruction

Kavas Petigara, an engineer by profession, suggested that a geological survey be conducted on Malabar Hill. “That will give us an idea of how strong the hill is and if it can take the weight of two reservoirs for water,” he said. P Velrasu, additional municipal commissioner, said this was a valid suggestion (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:02 AM IST

SRA takes action against builders, squatters to acquire 2,033 flats meant for PAPs

Following this, the state housing department - MHADA (Maharashtra Area and Housing Development Authority), ordered the SRA to take action against the squatters. Ten flying squads have been formed by the SRA, and so far, they have checked 925 houses and the process of removing encroachers has begun

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:04 AM IST

IIM-Mumbai director appointed as in-charge TISS vice chancellor

Professor Manoj Tiwari will hold the additional charge of TISS until a new full-time VC is appointed. His appointment marks a significant change in the selection process due to amendments in the regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC)

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:58 AM IST

Pawar slams Modi, says Congress govt in Maharashtra was first to offer quota to women

NCP chief Sharad Pawar criticizes PM Modi for claiming Congress supported women's reservation bill reluctantly, says they were in favor of it. Pawar also supports Indian government in tension with Canada and clarifies his visit to Ahmedabad.

Mumbai, India – Sept 26, 2023: National President of Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar addressing media at the Y B Chavan Center, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Sept 26, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:00 AM IST
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Japanese firm inks 80-yr lease with MMRDA for BKC plots

This plot is close to Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed train and Metro rail stations. The group through its subsidiary Goisu Realty Pvt Ltd had bid successfully for two commercial plots C-69C and C-69D in G Block in October 2022

The plots span 11,885.20 sq meters and according to sources in the MMRDA, a formal agreement for the transaction was inked on September 3. According to real estate analytics firm CRE Matrix, who accessed the deal documents, the company Goisu Realty paid a stamp duty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>111.61 crore on the transaction (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Amended IT rules not meant to curb free speech, criticism: Centre to HC

India's Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, assured the Bombay High Court that new IT rules enabling the government to filter social media for fake news were not meant to curb free speech, criticism, humour or satire targeting even the prime minister. The court questioned the lack of guidelines to determine what is considered fake and misleading. Mehta argued that the rules only apply to fake and false facts, not opinion or criticism. The court noted that the term 'information' in the rules is not limited to facts, but includes opinion, criticism, and parody.

12 March 2018, Mumbai: Kunal Kamra - Stand-up comedian . Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:48 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Pawar’s panel routed in Garware Club poll

Sharad Pawar loses control of prestigious Garware Club after his panel is defeated in managing committee election.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:38 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Ahead of ECI hearing, both NCP factions engage in war of words

Both factions of the NCP are preparing arguments to support their claim as the 'real' party ahead of the fight over the party name and symbol at the ECI on October 6. One faction questions the legitimacy of the rebel faction's election of Ajit Pawar as national president, while the other faction claims to have elected Pawar in November last year. Rebel leader Praful Patel has accused the NCP of joining the BJP-led NDPP-BJP government in Nagaland. However, Pawar denies this and states that the NCP only supported the NDPP CM, Neiphiu Rio.

Pune, Sep 10 (ANI): Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar holds a roadshow, in Pune on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:34 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Citizens reject BMC’s claim of over 69K potholes fixed

Citizens allege that despite spending hundreds of crores on new technologies to deal with the issue, BMC has been using paver blocks to fill potholes as a stop-gap measure. Advocate Trivankumar Karnani, a member of Mumbai North Central District Forum, called attention to the civic body’s “criminal waste of tax payers’ money”

The entire stretch of LBS Road from Bhandup to Mulund has potholes on several patches and ongoing metro work has led to the road becoming narrow. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:26 AM IST

Illegal marriage hall in Nalasopara razed after labourer dies of electrocution

The incident occurred at 8.30pm on September 14, and a case was registered for causing death due to negligence as well as destroying evidence against the Singhs, an officer from Tulinj police station said, adding, “No arrest has been made so far as the couple has applied for anticipatory bail”

Illegal marriage hall in Nalasopara razed after labourer dies of electrocution
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:20 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Four arrested in Nanavare couple suicide get bail

Four persons accused of abetting the suicide of a couple have been granted bail due to the failure of the police to provide evidence.

Four arrested in Nanavare couple suicide get bail
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:14 AM IST
ByAnamika Gharat, Thane

Installation of high-speed rail line to be completed by October: CR

The leap in train speeds will save travel time and provide buffer space to add more services in the future, a CR official said, adding, “We are working on improving the condition of rail tracks and eliminating speed restrictions. Once this is complete by October end, it will benefit the train operations”

There are 10 to 12 lakh daily commuters travelling on the Harbour line, and two to three lakh commuters ply on the Trans-harbour line that connects newly developed business hubs in Airoli, Ghansoli on the Thane-Vashi route. For years, people residing in the satellite town have been complaining about the poor services of trains in the area (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Hunt on for airport plumber who tried to smuggle 2.5 kg gold

Plumber at Mumbai airport booked for trying to smuggle 2.5 kg of gold, escapes after being confronted by CISF officers. Investigation underway.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:06 AM IST

Ketamine, viagra case: Drug lord Kailash Rajput’s brother arrested in Vasai

“The call detail record and technical evidence showed that Kamal was in touch with other arrested accused and his brother who has fled abroad,” a police officer from the anti-extortion cell (ACE), said. He was produced before a court and remanded in police custody till September 30

According to the police, the contraband material and the banned medicine were being smuggled to Australia and the United Kingdom through couriers. The police have issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against Danish Mulla, another accused, and Kailash who have several cases registered against them related to drug peddling (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:00 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Father, son die as their bike collides with divider on GMLR

The father, Ramashraya Maurya, was riding as a pillion, while his son Mukesh Kumar was driving the Royal Enfield Bullet when the accident occurred at 6pm on a flyover in the Chheda Nagar area opposite the area of Jai Ambe slums on GMLR. The deceased persons were residents of Diva

Father, son die as their bike collides with divider on GMLR
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:56 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Dhangar activists call off hunger strike after 21 days

Activists from the Dhangar community in Maharashtra ended their 21-day hunger strike after the government agreed to fulfill their demands for inclusion in the Scheduled Tribes category. The government has agreed to form a commission and withdraw all cases against protestors. The community has been seeking increased reservation in government jobs and education.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:54 AM IST

Speaker’s decision on disqualification of CM Shinde, Sena MLAs in three months

The apex court on September 19 had slammed the speaker, remarking that he had done nothing since its May 11 order, and could not keep dragging his feet on the hearing

Mumbai, India - November 24, 2022: Girish Mahajan , Minister for Rural Development, CM Eknath Shinde and Dy. CM Devendra Fadnavis and Rahul Narwekar, Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly during the inaugural workshop and award ceremony of
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:52 AM IST

63-year-old shopkeeper held for molesting 13-year-old girl in Turbhe

A 63-year-old man has been arrested for molesting a 13-year-old girl at his shop in Turbhe. The victim spoke up about the incident to her mother, leading to the man's arrest. It is believed that the man may have committed similar crimes in the past.

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Updated on Sep 26, 2023 09:58 PM IST

Panvel civic body allocates 421 crore for concretisation

The civic body will for the first time start concretising the roads constructed by CIDCO in Kharghar, Kalamboli and New Panvel that have been handed over to it, apart from roads in Panvel

Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 26, 2023: Panvel nodes to get concrete roads, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>421 cr approved for developmental work ( little world to uttsav chowk ) at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:44 PM IST

33-year-old man killed in slab collapse in Shahapur

The man was cleaning his house when the slab of a balcony extension of his neighbour’s house collapsed on him

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Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:34 PM IST

Khadakpada truck driver murder detected, two arrested

The duo were identified using CCTV footage, and nabbed at Bandra railway station when they were trying to flee to Ajmer

The CCTV footage of the two killers who stabbed a truck driver and were trying to flee to Ajmer after the murder on Tuesday (Pramod Tambe/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:29 PM IST
ByAnamika Gharat
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