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A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a resident in Mumbai. (HT Photo)

Covid-19 check-ups helping in early diagnosis of cancer

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:03 AM IST
Compulsory CT scan for Covid-19 patients helps city doctors detect early-stage cancers, allowing for timely treatments.
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A student of TISS, Mumbai, Anand Gupta is currently stuck with patchy internet connectivity in his village in UP.(HT Photo)
A student of TISS, Mumbai, Anand Gupta is currently stuck with patchy internet connectivity in his village in UP.(HT Photo)

‘Want govt to focus on education sector’, says Anand Gupta

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Anand Gupta wants to continue higher studies, and claimed that in the last few months, money paid by the government to doctoral students has been irregular, and that many students in the higher education sector were also suffering from erratic payment of money from central or state government.
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 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra to inoculate its citizens four days a week

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:01 AM IST
A day after the vaccination drive kicked off in the state and the country , the Maharashtra government on Sunday sought resolution of the technical glitches in the CoWIN app, while saying its next vaccination session will start from Tuesday
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Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )
Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )

Mumbai: Principals worry about Class 10 students as schools remain closed

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:29 AM IST
As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) order issued on Friday, schools in the city will remain closed and only board exams can be conducted as per the schedules of respective boards. Schools, however, said that students want to write their prelim exams in the offline format.
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An overall AQI of 252 was measured on Sunday, which was in the poor category after two days of moderate quality air. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
An overall AQI of 252 was measured on Sunday, which was in the poor category after two days of moderate quality air. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Bad air days are back for Mumbai after two days of respite

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:53 PM IST
After two days of relatively cleaner air, the city saw air quality worsen significantly on Sunday
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Representational picture (Hindustan Times)
Representational picture (Hindustan Times)

Night curfew in Mumbai impacted liquor sale in December

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:52 PM IST
The night curfew imposed by the state government in December-January impacted the sale of liquor in Mumbai in December, which normally records high sales annually
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Bombay high court. (HT FILE)
Bombay high court. (HT FILE)

Explain why disabled student not admitted for medical course: Bombay HC

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:31 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) has directed the Union of India (UoI), National Medical Commission (NMC) and the state, to respond to a petition filed by a student with a non-dominant amputated upper limb, alleging discrimination after she was not allowed to pursue a medical science course on the grounds of her disability.
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The E-Seva Kendra would be inaugurated by the justice Sadhana Jadhav and justice Prakash Naik of the Bombay high court, in the presence of many dignitaries. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The E-Seva Kendra would be inaugurated by the justice Sadhana Jadhav and justice Prakash Naik of the Bombay high court, in the presence of many dignitaries. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai: E-Seva Kendra to be launched on Monday to help people with court case information

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:48 PM IST
To guide the citizens about the court number and the next date of hearing in their case, the metropolitan court at Azad Maidan, also known as the Quila court, has initiated an E-Seva Kendra which will be inaugurated on Monday
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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Madhura Patil in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at BKC. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Madhura Patil in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at BKC. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

No major side effects after Covid-19 vaccine says Maharashtra health minister

By Swapnil Rawal and Mehul Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:47 PM IST
No major adverse effects have been reported from Maharashtra following the vaccination of 18,562 healthcare workers on Sunday, state health minister Rajesh Tope said
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The court held that as the two had not indulged in obscene acts, nor had they abetted the same, mere presence in the place could not be considered a crime. (HT Photo)
The court held that as the two had not indulged in obscene acts, nor had they abetted the same, mere presence in the place could not be considered a crime. (HT Photo)

Presence at crime scene not liable for punishment: Bombay HC

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:42 PM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) in a recent order held that merely being present at the place of a crime which falls under the purview of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women (Working Therein) Act, 2016 cannot be considered a crime, and quashed a first information report (FIR) against two applicants who were arrested by Santacruz police in a raid at a dance bar in 2017
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Raj (right), who is a bitter rival of Sena chief and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, has already instructed his leaders to go on an attack spree against the Sena. (Hindustan Times)
Raj (right), who is a bitter rival of Sena chief and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, has already instructed his leaders to go on an attack spree against the Sena. (Hindustan Times)

Bitter rivalry between estranged cousins Uddhav, Raj Thackeray set to revive ahead of 2022 Mumbai civic polls

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:36 PM IST
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is all geared to attack the Shiv Sena-led state government after it reduced the security of its chief Raj Thackeray
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A worker disinfects the poultry farm in Shivapur village to protect chickens from bird flu decease. Vilas Dhonde, owner of the poultry said he disinfects the poultry everyday in Pune, on Sunday, January 17, 2021. (HT Photo)
A worker disinfects the poultry farm in Shivapur village to protect chickens from bird flu decease. Vilas Dhonde, owner of the poultry said he disinfects the poultry everyday in Pune, on Sunday, January 17, 2021. (HT Photo)

Bird flu outbreak: 836 more birds dead; over 25,000 poultry birds culled across Maharashtra

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:31 PM IST
The count of bird flu deaths in the state has soared to 5,987 in the last 10 days
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BJP leader Ram Kadam said that he has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police against the web series. (AP)
BJP leader Ram Kadam said that he has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police against the web series. (AP)

Maharashtra BJP leaders want ban on Tandav web series

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:27 PM IST
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have accused the latest web series Tandav of hurting the sentiments of Hindus, and want it to be banned
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For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)
For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)

Acting in golden hours, Mumbai cyber police saved 15 crore from criminals in 2020

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:25 PM IST
According to an officer of the cyber wing, city cyber police has strengthened and enhanced their cyber fraud money prevention mechanism, under the guidance of joint commissioner of police (crime) Milind Bharambhe, wherein victims’ money can be saved before fraudsters can withdraw it or misuse it.
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For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)
For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)

Cyber police arrests Gujarat man for duping 22,000 people via fake shopping website

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:21 PM IST
The head of the gang, Ashish Ahire, a 32-year-old technology expert who studied in London, has been arrested from Gujarat. Police have also identified 11 more such fake websites that similarly dupe people on social media sites.
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For representation purpose only. (HT FILE)
For representation purpose only. (HT FILE)

Mumbai: Foreign national arrested with MD and charas worth 25 lakh

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:18 PM IST
On Saturday, NCB officers arrested a Nigerian national, Paul Chigbata Onuoroh, from Navi Mumbai after a half-kilometre chase and seized 475 grams of mephedrone and 38 grams of charas worth 25 lakh from his possession. This is the second arrest of foreign nationals involved in the drugs supply chain, in two days.
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Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Condition of ex-CEO of BARC Partho Dasgupta stable: Doctors

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:34 PM IST
Partho Dasgupta was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.
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Image for representation. (AP)
Image for representation. (AP)

No fine for not wearing masks in private vehicles in Mumbai

By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:09 PM IST
The decision has been taken following several complaints by the citizens.
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This will be the "true tribute" to martyrs of the cause, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a tweet.(HT File)
This will be the "true tribute" to martyrs of the cause, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a tweet.(HT File)

Uddhav Thackeray vows to incorporate 'Karnataka-occupied areas' into Maharashtra

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Maharashtra claims Belgaum and some other areas, part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency but currently in Karnataka, on linguistic grounds.
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Commuters have suggested lowering of fares for senior citizens, women and students in AC local train to increase ridership.(HT FILE)
Commuters have suggested lowering of fares for senior citizens, women and students in AC local train to increase ridership.(HT FILE)

Only 843 passengers travelled in Mumbai AC local train in 1 month

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:41 PM IST
  • The Central Railway introduced 10 AC local trains between CSMT and Kalyan railway stations on the slow railway line corridor. They are operated from Monday to Saturday.
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Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi Government which comprises Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress had completed one year in office last year.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi Government which comprises Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress had completed one year in office last year.(HT Photo)

Aurangabad is Sambhajinagar for us and will remain so, says Sanjay Raut

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:02 PM IST
An editorial in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece "Saamana" said that the renaming of Aurangabad might affect the vote bank of "secular parties" as the renaming will upset the Muslim society.
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(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

1,926 health workers in Mumbai vaccinated

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:17 AM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday launched the state’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination drive from Mumbai, at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) Covid-19 Jumbo facility, at 11
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A BMC medical staffer takes a selfie while receiving the a Covid-19 vaccine shot at KEM Hospital. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A BMC medical staffer takes a selfie while receiving the a Covid-19 vaccine shot at KEM Hospital. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Covid-19 vaccine drive Day 1: 50 vaccinators inoculate hundreds in Mumbai

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:58 AM IST
On Day One of the nationwide mass Covid-19 immunisation programme, around 50 vaccinators inoculated hundreds of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the city
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An overall AQI of 162 (moderate), was recorded on Saturday morning. This is better than Friday’s 190.
An overall AQI of 162 (moderate), was recorded on Saturday morning. This is better than Friday’s 190.

Mumbai records lowest temperature of the year, breathes cleanest air

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:54 AM IST
The city woke up to a chilly Saturday morning as temperatures dropped to 16
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The artificial lungs, called the lung billboard, was installed to demonstrate the effect of pollution levels on the lungs by the Waatavaran Foundation, a non-government organisation.
The artificial lungs, called the lung billboard, was installed to demonstrate the effect of pollution levels on the lungs by the Waatavaran Foundation, a non-government organisation.

High pollution levels turn giant lung billboard at Kharghar, near Mumbai black in a day

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:52 AM IST
A giant pair of artificial lungs fitted with filters and fans to mimic the human lungs, which was fitted in Kharghar by an environmental organisation on Friday, has started turning black within a day
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Dhananjay Munde. (Hindustan Times)
Dhananjay Munde. (Hindustan Times)

Rape charge against Dhananjay Munde: Mumbai Police records statement of woman

By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:48 AM IST
The assistant commissioner of police (ACP) of Oshiwara division on Saturday recorded the statement of the woman who has accused social justice minister Dhananjay Munde of sexually exploiting her
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A medic administers a dose of Covishield vaccine to 87-year-old Dr. Asha Singhal at Nair Hospital. (Bhushan Koyande/HT)
A medic administers a dose of Covishield vaccine to 87-year-old Dr. Asha Singhal at Nair Hospital. (Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Senior doctors in Mumbai receive vaccine shots, motivate healthcare staff

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:46 AM IST
On the first day of the mass vaccination drive, senior doctors got vaccinated to boost the morale of hundreds of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the city
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Seema Saini, chief executive officer and administrative head of NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, was unavailable for a comment. (HT FILE)
Seema Saini, chief executive officer and administrative head of NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, was unavailable for a comment. (HT FILE)

FRA gives temporary relief to students of Mira Road management institute regarding fees

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:45 AM IST
In a temporary relief to management studies students of NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mira Road who had alleged illegal collection of fee by the institute, the FRA issued a notification on Thursday stating, “It is clarified that students in 2019-20 batch are not required to pay any amount, on any count, more than whatever approved by the FRA till the issue is decided by the FRA.”
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Protests staged in Mumbai to oppose Centre’s farm laws

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:43 AM IST
The Kisan Alliance Morcha (KAM) organised a rally in Mumbai to support the protesting farmers at Delhi, demanding to repeal the farm laws
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Health workers take a selfie during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the first day of a pan-India Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Health workers take a selfie during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the first day of a pan-India Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

CoWIN loses: Maharashtra Covid vaccination drive on halt for 2 days

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:40 AM IST
State officials say many could not come to get vaccinated as server slowed down, messages went late; will fix problems in 2 days; may resume drive on Tuesday.
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