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After residents refuse, BMC to bear the cost of illuminating Marine Drive buildings

Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:42 AM IST
The civic body has earmarked a R50 lakh-budget to illuminate 28 private buildings in the heritage precinct.
Apart from residential buildings, commercial establishments and hotels on the promenade will also be illuminating their properties at their own cost. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Apart from residential buildings, commercial establishments and hotels on the promenade will also be illuminating their properties at their own cost. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

In gory drug bust, milk of human kindness

The local anti-narcotic cell proved that it not just nabs people but also rescues them occasionally
The rescued children, aged one-and-a-half and three, were locked in their home for 20 hours HT Photo
The rescued children, aged one-and-a-half and three, were locked in their home for 20 hours HT Photo
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 12:41 AM IST
ByAnamika Gharat, Thane

Bandra fort walkers fear landslide

Mumbai: The craggy hillside adjoining the walkway built behind Castella De Aguada, popularly known as the Bandra Fort, has left walkers worried about the possibility of landslide during the monsoon
Bandra fort (HT PHOTO)
Bandra fort (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:40 AM IST

Two constables facing murder charges during riot dismissed from force

Mumbai: Two police constables of the Mumbai police, facing departmental inquiry for their alleged involvement in a murder, attempt to murder and rioting case in Hingoli in 2017 have been dismissed from their services
The said incident had taken place over organising dahi handi celebration and the accused policemen were part of one group that attacked members of the opposite group with swords and iron rods. (HT Photo)
The said incident had taken place over organising dahi handi celebration and the accused policemen were part of one group that attacked members of the opposite group with swords and iron rods. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:40 AM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Big eviction drive in SoBo begins; 800 hawkers to go

Mumbai: In preparation of the demolition of the British-era Carnac Bunder bridge in South Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will undertake one of the biggest hawker eviction drives in the city starting today
Mumbai, India - August 10, 2022: A view of Mohammad Ali Road, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - August 10, 2022: A view of Mohammad Ali Road, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:37 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga

Coastal Road, MTHL bypassed critical environmental scrutiny: CAG audit

Mumbai: Two major infrastructure projects in the city, namely the Coastal Road and the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), bypassed critical scrutiny under the Centre’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) rules, a new report by India’s apex public expenditure auditing body, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), has found
Mumbai, India - February 12, 2022: Aerial view of Coastal Road Project work in progress at Marine Drive, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - February 12, 2022: Aerial view of Coastal Road Project work in progress at Marine Drive, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:34 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

HC asks state to compensate foreign national detained illegally

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday granted bail to a foreign national arrested in October 2020 for alleged possession of drugs and directed the home department to find a way to compensate the man who was kept behind bars based on an erroneous report by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Kalina
Bombay High Court (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Bombay High Court (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:34 AM IST

Cabinet approves cost escalation of over 10,000 cr for Metro 3 project

Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the cost of the project has increased to 33,000 crore from 23,000 crore.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (Bhushan Koyande/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (Bhushan Koyande/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:33 AM IST

Disquiet in BJP over induction of ‘tainted’ MLAs in Maharashtra cabinet

Sources close to the negotiations over cabinet formation have revealed that the inclusion of Sanjay Rathod and Abdul Sattar, both from the Shinde camp, became a big bone of contention between the CM and his deputy.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the newly-sworn in ceremony of the state cabinet held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the newly-sworn in ceremony of the state cabinet held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 05:01 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Enraged over late delivery, man breaks beer bottles on wine shop owner’s head

Mumbai: A 62-year-old wine shop owner in Khar suffered injuries after a customer broke beer bottles on his head for allegedly delivering his order late
 (Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 12:31 AM IST

BMC to build FOB at Hindmata Junction

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to build a foot-over bridge (FOB) at the Hindmata Junction in Central Mumbai to further ease people’s woes during waterlogging incidents
Traffic stuck at Hindmata during heavy rains in Mumbai.(File image) (Kunal Patil/HT)
Traffic stuck at Hindmata during heavy rains in Mumbai.(File image) (Kunal Patil/HT)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:29 AM IST

HC refuses to interfere with special court order granting bail to accused in Yes Bank case

The interim bail was granted after the police had closed its investigation in a scheduled offence based on which the PMLA was invoked.
Omkar Developers’ chairman Kamal Kishore Gupta (right) and managing director Babulal Verma (left) (Hindustan Times)
Omkar Developers’ chairman Kamal Kishore Gupta (right) and managing director Babulal Verma (left) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:28 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

City logs 852 new Covid cases, highest single-day spike since July 2

Of the 852 new cases, 96% (816) were asymptomatic and 36 were hospitalised. While there has been a 79% surge in Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, doctors said there is nothing to panic.
Around 7500 citizens along with members of Ekata Manch and other NGOs participate in a huge rally celebrating Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, commemorating the 75th anniversary of India's Independence and also felicitating the Covid-19 warriors, the unsung heroes, and from various essential sectors for their services during the pandemic, at Children Welfare Centre High School, Yari Road, Versova, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Around 7500 citizens along with members of Ekata Manch and other NGOs participate in a huge rally celebrating Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, commemorating the 75th anniversary of India's Independence and also felicitating the Covid-19 warriors, the unsung heroes, and from various essential sectors for their services during the pandemic, at Children Welfare Centre High School, Yari Road, Versova, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 11:23 PM IST
BySomita Pal

Best Bakery case: Sessions court rejects plea for transfer of trial

The city sessions court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking transfer of the Best Bakery case of Gujarat to some other additional sessions judge
Image for representation
Image for representation
Published on Aug 10, 2022 11:13 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Ambadas Danve – A grassroots leader from Aurangabad and the voice of opposition in council

Ambadas Danve, a little-known leader from Aurangabad, is Shiv Sena’s surprise pick for the position of leader of opposition (LoP) in the legislative council
Ambadas Danve Facebook
Ambadas Danve Facebook
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 09:37 PM IST
By, Mumbai

16-year-old boy from Navi Mumbai acts as sleuth; helps find friend’s stolen mobile phone

The boy from Navi Mumbai heard about how the stolen phones are often sold at websites that sell second-hand goods; he decided to start sleuthing on these sites and in two months not only found his friend’s mobile phone but also the thief with the help of the police
Deepanshu Ghosalkar, the 16-year-old boy from Navi Mumbai, who acted as sleuth and helped in recovering his friend’s stolen mobile phone. (HT PHOTO)
Deepanshu Ghosalkar, the 16-year-old boy from Navi Mumbai, who acted as sleuth and helped in recovering his friend’s stolen mobile phone. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:16 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Mumbai sees 79% spike in Covid cases in a day with 852 fresh infections, 1 death

  • With 433 people being discharged from hospitals after Covid-19 treatment, Mumbai's tally of recoveries rose to 11,06,079 on Wednesday.
This spike can also be attributed to a rise in Covid testing. (HT FILE PHOTO)
This spike can also be attributed to a rise in Covid testing. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:13 PM IST

Bombs to explode in 5 railway stations; drunk man makes hoax call for fun

A similar incident took place on July 18, when a drunken chef called the police control room and informed them that bombs would go off at Mahalaxmi Race Course
“When we questioned the accused, he said that he made the hoax calls for fun and wanted to scare the police,” said police officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
“When we questioned the accused, he said that he made the hoax calls for fun and wanted to scare the police,” said police officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 08:20 PM IST
ByMegha Sood

Woman clicks link on PAN card update, frauds debit 1.24L

Police officer said that as she entered the OTPs, three transactions were made from her bank accounts withdrawing 1.24 lakh within five minutes of receiving the SMS.
Woman clicks link on PAN card update, frauds debit <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.24L
Woman clicks link on PAN card update, frauds debit 1.24L
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 08:26 PM IST

ICG airlifts 10 fishermen from stranded boat off Murud-Janjira coast

The fishing boat had started drifting due to rough weather. The fishermen contacted the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Mumbai for help around 6pm on Tuesday
ICG airlifts 10 fishermen from stranded boat off Murud-Janjira coast
ICG airlifts 10 fishermen from stranded boat off Murud-Janjira coast
Published on Aug 10, 2022 08:12 PM IST
ByManish K Pathak

NIA court allows ED to question Nagpur lawyer Surendra Gadling

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling in a money-laundering case
Surendra Gadling HT Archives
Surendra Gadling HT Archives
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 09:48 PM IST
By, Mumbai

No evidence against Kirit Somaiya, son in INS Vikrant fund misappropriation case: Police to HC

The Bombay high court on Wednesday confirmed the interim protection from arrest granted earlier to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil after police said that they did not have any evidence of misappropriation of funds by the duo in the INS Vikrant case
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya PTI
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya PTI
Published on Aug 10, 2022 06:22 PM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

‘Murder of democracy’: Shiv Sena slams Maharashtra govt expansion in ‘Saamana’

The Saamana editorial pointed out that disqualification petitions against some of the Eknath Shinde-camp legislators are in the Supreme Court, with the top court set to hear a bunch of them on Thursday
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (HT File Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 01:29 PM IST

Man cleared of drug peddling charges over discrepancies in seals

Bandra resident Salim Shaikh alias Salim Langda, 43, was arrested by Bandra police on December 25, 2017, for alleged possession of MD weighing 110 grams
The police had claimed that Langda was caught based on tip-off that he was selling drugs for new year parties. (Shutterstock)
The police had claimed that Langda was caught based on tip-off that he was selling drugs for new year parties. (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Chhota Shakeel’s kin Salim Fruit booked in cheating, forgery case

According to the police, the case was registered based on a complaint lodged by one Mohammed Rafique Ibrahim Tambe
Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruitwala, a relative of Chhota Shakeel (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruitwala, a relative of Chhota Shakeel (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Extortionists blackmail director of realty group with morphed videos

Mumbai: The police has registered a first information report based on a complaint lodged by a 26-year-old director of a realty and infrastructure firm alleging that he was being blackmailed by extortion racketeers using his morphed photographs and video with a woman he befriended on social media
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Muslims skip Muharram procession in favour of serving people

The community puts up kiosks on roads to serve sherbets to passersby to commemorate the thirsty martyrs who died in the battle of Karbala.
 (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:28 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga

Heavy rain throws life out of gear for fisherfolks in Uttan

Thane: Following heavy rains through the night and early morning on Tuesday, fisherfolk and their families in Mira-Bhayandar, Vasai, Palghar and Mumbai were caught in a bind
After a bout of rought weather on Monday night, life was thrown out of gear for several fisherman in and around Uttan Village in Bhayandar taluka, Thane district (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
After a bout of rought weather on Monday night, life was thrown out of gear for several fisherman in and around Uttan Village in Bhayandar taluka, Thane district (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:26 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

BJP, Shiv Sena get 9 berths each in Maharashtra cabinet

The 18 MLAs, nine each from the Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party, were administered the oath as state cabinet ministers by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the newly-sworn in ceremony of the state cabinet held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the newly-sworn in ceremony of the state cabinet held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 03:54 AM IST
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