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Violence in Kolhapur over Whatsapp messages ‘glorifying’ Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:19 AM IST

Opposition alleges deliberate stirring up of communal passions, Fadnavis defends Hindutva aggression. The Rapid Action Force and State Reserve Police Force were called in to bring the situation under control

Kolhapur, India - June 07, 2023: Police resort to lathicharge as clashes erupt between two groups over alleged controversial and objectionable social media post on Tipu Sultan and Aurangzeb, in Kolhapur, India, on Wednesday, June 07, 2023. (Photo by Anil Velhal/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
By, Nadeem Inamdar

Kunal Kamra’s plea: No notification on fact checking unit till July 10, Centre tells HC

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has said it will not establish a fact-checking unit until 10 July. The announcement came during a hearing of a case brought by satirist Kunal Kamra, who argued that the unit would curtail his freedom of speech and violate the constitution. Kamra has challenged a recent amendment to IT rules which allows the government to create the unit to identify fake or misleading news about the government on social media. The next hearing in the case will take place on 6 July.

Comedian - Kunal Kamra
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:20 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

Videocon loans fraud case: ICICI Bank grants CBI sanction to prosecute Chanda Kochhar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday informed a special court that ICICI Bank had granted the agency sanction to prosecute its former managing director and chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in granting loans to six of Videocon Group firms promoted by Venugopal Dhoot.

Chanda Kochchar, managing director and CEO of ICICI, photographed at her office in Mumbai on January 2, 2013. Photograph: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:26 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Govt appoints body to frame rules to check crowdfunding websites

The medical education and drugs department in Mumbai has appointed a committee to draw up rules for crowdfunding companies before they ask for donations. The move comes after reports of malpractices being shared by doctors on social media. The government wants control over crowdfunding platforms and to enhance the trust of donors. The committee has been asked to submit its report in two months.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:14 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Auto drivers ignore meter, fleece flyers

Autorickshaw unions in Mumbai complain of drivers fleecing passengers with arbitrary fares for prepaid services at the airport. A meeting has been scheduled to address the issue.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:12 AM IST

27,99,970 sq mt dump sites in MMR to transform into green spaces

Old garbage dumping sites in 28 urban local bodies in Maharashtra will be transformed into green zones, freeing up nearly 27.99 million sq m of space. The initiative aims to convert the areas into gardens and playgrounds, with municipal bodies tasked with converting accumulated waste using biomining techniques. The eight municipal bodies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will receive funds to clear out the waste, which has accumulated over decades, with the state government approving INR1,661 crore ($223m) for the initiative.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:11 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

100 acres of Wadala salt pan land encroached upon: NGT committee

The land includes existing salt pans run by a private operator and around 55-acre of erstwhile salt pans, where the Customs Department has proposed to develop a sprawling residential and commercial establishment—Customs Enclave

Mumbai, India - June 07, 2023: Illegal structures encroach the salt pan area, at Wadala, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 07, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:09 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Builder, contractor held for 3 labourers’ deaths in Virar

Builder and contractor of a construction site in Virar East have been arrested after three women labourers were killed and two others injured when a recently constructed brick wall collapsed on them. The architect is currently absconding.

Builder, contractor held for 3 labourers’ deaths in Virar
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:10 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Hostel rape-and-murder: Victim’s family wants action against wardens

Why was my daughter staying alone on fourth floor, asks father; killer spent over 5 hours on the floor, reveals CCTV footage

Mumbai, India - June 07, 2023: Police personnel deployed outside Savitri Devi Phule Mahila Chhatralaya, after 18-year-old student who was sexually assaulted and found dead on Tuesday in her hostel room, at Marine Drive, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 07, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:08 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Sena (UBT) launches podcast to reach out to voters, cadres

Shiv Sena (UBT) has launched a podcast called ?Awaaj Kunacha?? in a bid to reach out and explain its stand on various issues to party cadres and supporters. The first episode deals with the disqualification of the Sena?s rebel MLAs and the Supreme Court order to counter the narrative that the Shinde-Fadnavis government was stable. The podcast is seen as an attempt to retain party workers even as CM Shinde reportedly tries to lure them away. The frequency and format of future podcasts will be decided by Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:08 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Indrani urges CBI court to complete trial in six months

The plea was moved through her lawyer Ranjeet Sangle, stating that because of the inordinate delay in concluding the trial, her fundamental right to work in the country of her nationality (UK) and residence as also freedom to travel freely outside India was curtailed

18th April'2008. Founder & CEO, INX Media Pvt Ltd and Chairperson, INX News Pvt Ltd (Hindustan Times Media)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:06 AM IST

MA exam marred by chaotic management

Mumbai University's MA exams were marred by late starts, delayed question papers, and some staff at centers being unaware of the exams.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:05 AM IST

56-year-old man kills live-in partner, chops her body in Mumbai's Mira Road

The decomposing body parts found in his house led to suspicion that the murder could have occurred two-three days ago, an officer said.

56-year-old man kills live-in partner, chops her body in Mira Road
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 02:43 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Lack of parks, open spaces frustrate residents of sector 50 E, Seawoods

Residents of sector 50 E in Navi Mumbai are complaining about the lack of public amenities, including playgrounds, markets and gardens, in the area. Despite repeated complaints, authorities have not allocated any of the 10 vacant plots in the sector for such facilities. Youngsters are forced to play in the streets, while fitness enthusiasts must travel to other sectors to exercise. Women also have to travel for recreational purposes, as no open spaces are available in the sector.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:02 AM IST

Dhokla supplier kills lover’s husband, buries body in mangroves

On June 1, Kumawat called Prajapati to a house in Borivali, where he clobbered the businessman to death using a hammer. He then buried the body in a spot he had earmarked. He then sent a video message to the victim’s family and friends claiming to be Prajapati and that he was killing himself to repent for a mistake he had committed.

Dhokla supplier kills lover’s husband, buries body in mangroves
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

2 runaway minor girls rescued; one of them found sleeping with pavement dwellers

Mumbai police use synchronised collaboration, on-ground sources and quick action to track and rescue two minor girls who ran away from home after being scolded by their parents. The girls were found within hours and referred to child welfare for counselling.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

Reversing SUV mows down 4-year-old girl

The incident happened near Baghe Yusuf building in Chavindra, when the girl, identified as Alina Akram Mansuri, came to Bhiwandi along with her parents to attend a relative’s wedding. Alina was playing behind an SUV when the driver tried to reverse it

Reversing SUV mows down 4-year-old girl
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByN K Gupta

2, including a Bangladeshi national, get 10-year jail term for circulating fake notes

A Bangladeshi national and a Thane resident were sentenced to ten years imprisonment for circulating high-quality fake Indian currency notes.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:00 AM IST

Reshuffle: Aseem Gupta is new urban development secretary

Maharashtra government transfers 10 more senior IAS officers in its ongoing reshuffle, including Aseemkumar Gupta as the head of the urban development department.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2023 12:59 AM IST

90ft road is now a single lane, thanks to illegal parking: Bandra residents

The residents said this is due to a heavy influx of cabs, auto rickshaws and tempos, who park haphazardly on these roads to save from having to pay parking charges in Bandra Kurla Complex

Mumbai, India - June 07, 2023: Vehiles parked on both the roadsides, at Bandra (East), in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 07, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Cruise drug bust case: CBI seeks recall of protection to Sameer Wankhede

The CBI in its affidavit to the petition filed by the IRS officer stated that the investigation has been undertaken based on a written complaint filed by NCB.

The HC on May 22 had extended interim protection to Wankhede till June 8. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 02:54 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

TB Road jams to ease, Mumbra bypass nears completion

The completion of the Mumbra bypass work in a week is expected to provide relief to motorists facing heavy traffic jams on the Thane-Belapur road in Navi Mumbai. The bypass work began in April and led to the diversion of traffic to the Thane-Belapur and Sion-Panvel highways. The heavy vehicles are permitted to ply from 10 pm, adding to the traffic woes. The resumption of the Mumbra bypass route is expected to reduce traffic on the Vashi creek bridge and benefit the Rabale and Mahape regions of Thane Belapur road.

Navi Mumbai, India - June 6, 2023:Thane-Belapur heavy traffic jams expected to ease soon as Mumbra by pass work nears completion at Mahape in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Partial cave-in of concrete road in Thane

A cement concrete road in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality partly caved in on Wednesday noon, raising concerns over the quality of the ongoing road works initiated by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) under CM’s Changing Thane initiative

Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO Partial cave-in of concrete road in Panchpakhadi, Thane
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Sanpada police book man for attack on brother

Nearly four days after a 28-year-old man attempted to murder his elder brother, the Sanpada police have been unable to arrest him. His phone remains switched off and the police struggle to trace the younger brother who stabbed his brother with a knife

Sanpada police book man for attack on brother
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 09:05 PM IST

Replica of Tirupati Tirumala temple in Ulwe soon

The bhoomipujan of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari temple was performed at Ulwe by chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devenra Fadnavis on Wednesday. The 10 acre land was allotted by MVA government last year

Navi MumMaharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis perform Bhumi Pujan of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam at Ulwe in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Bush fire near Nerul station delays trains

Train services were disrupted on the central railway harbor line in Navi Mumbai due to a fire in the bushes near Nerul station, causing delays and overcrowding on platforms. The section was closed for 20 minutes as a precautionary measure.

Bush fire near Nerul station delays trains
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 08:41 PM IST

Stone-pelting, clashes in Maharashtra's Kolhapur over posts on Tipu Sultan

Some right-wing organisations had called for ‘Kolhapur bandh’ over ‘objectionable’ social media post featuring 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

Security personnel disperse people protesting against the alleged use of Tipu Sultan's image in objectionable social media posts, in Kolhapur district.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 04:45 PM IST
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Shinde, Fadnavis inspect Navi Mumbai airport, say it will be operational in 2024

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that it will be a multi-model airport with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde with his deputy Devendra Fadnavis in Navi Mumbai. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Court rejects NCB’s plea challenging bail granted to Bharti Singh, husband

Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa did not violate any bail conditions, according to a special NDPS court which rejected the Narcotics Control Bureau's plea to cancel their bail. The couple had been arrested in November 2020 after cannabis was allegedly found at their home and office. The NCB argued that bail had been granted without hearing its counsel, but the court said it was the agency's fault for not appearing at the hearing and there were no grounds to cancel the bail.

Comedian Bharti Singh with husband, Harsh Limbachiyaa
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Mumbai

PMLA court allows Rana Kapoor’s daughter to pursue course in US

Roshni Kapoor, daughter of former Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor, has been allowed to travel to the US for higher studies by a special PMLA court. The court criticised the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for not suspending the look-out circular issued against Roshni, even after granting her permission to travel abroad. Despite the court allowing Roshni to travel, she was detained at the airport on the basis of the circular. Rana Kapoor is accused of misusing his position as CEO and allegedly received kickbacks for himself and his family members through companies held by Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan of DHFL.

Mumbai, India - March 11, 2020: Roshini Kapoor daughter of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor outside Enforcement Directorate office, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday 11 Mar, 2020.
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Mumbai
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