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Vaccination drive: Nine Maharashtra districts record over 100% turnout

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:01 AM IST
A total of 24,282 healthcare workers (HCWs) in 290 centres across the state were inoculated on the fifth day of the drive, leading to its highest turnout of 83%
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Sushant Pawar, a computer engineer from the University of Nottingham and a Mumbai-based restaurateur constituted the ‘Yuva Gram Vikas’ with six others which won the recently held gram panchayat polls in the state.
Sushant Pawar, a computer engineer from the University of Nottingham and a Mumbai-based restaurateur constituted the ‘Yuva Gram Vikas’ with six others which won the recently held gram panchayat polls in the state.

Nottingham university graduate contests Maharashtra gram panchayat polls, wins

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:58 AM IST
It was almost a ‘Swades’ moment for 30-year-old Sushant Pawar when he spent time at his native village in Gadadewadi in the Beed district of Aurangabad
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There were 10 people in the van at the time of the accident. (HT photo)
There were 10 people in the van at the time of the accident. (HT photo)

Woman, her baby killed in Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway mishap

By Ram Parmar, Palghar
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:50 AM IST
The mishap took place after the four-wheeler’s tyre burst and it collided with a truck moving ahead it after the driver of the van, Ayan Shaikh, lost control over the vehicle
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Spread on over 500 acres, Yerawada jail is historic, as several freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, have been jailed there, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said. (File photo)
Spread on over 500 acres, Yerawada jail is historic, as several freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, have been jailed there, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said. (File photo)

Maharashtra government to open Pune’s Yerawada prison for jail tourism

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:38 AM IST
School students will be charged Rs5, while college students will have to pay Rs10. For the general public, the fare will be Rs50
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Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seems to be taking time before finally allowing 737 Max to operate in the country to fly the planes again. (AP pic for representation)
Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seems to be taking time before finally allowing 737 Max to operate in the country to fly the planes again. (AP pic for representation)

Boeing 737 Max unlikely to resume flights soon in India

By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:29 AM IST
Budget carrier SpiceJet is the only airline having this fleet. It has 13 such aircraft which currently continue to be grounded
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Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)(HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra to start jail tourism from Jan 26: State home minister Anil Deshmukh

PTI, Nagpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will inaugurate the jail tourism initiative at Yerawada Central Jail on the Republic Day, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said in a press conference.
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: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

PMC Bank case: ED raids five locations, arrests 2 top officials of Viva Group

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:26 AM IST
The premises included a registered office of Viva Group in Virar, a residential premise of the concerned person in Virar, one associated office premise in Andheri and two residential premises of two financial consultants of Viva Group in Juhu, Chembur.
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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray pays tributes to Netaji on birth anniversary

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Thackeray paid floral tributes to the founder of the Indian National Army at 'Matoshree', his private residence in suburban Bandra here.
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The state government has approved <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)
The state government has approved 1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)

732 more bird deaths in Maharashtra, toll touches 14K

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:32 AM IST
Till Friday, the state has culled a total of 39,483 poultry birds and eight ducks and destroyed 35,515 eggs and 53,046 kg of poultry feed
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The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)
The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)

Arriving soon in Mumbai: Better Bandra Terminus

By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:26 AM IST
The IRSDC is looking at providing road connectivity to the terminus from SV Road. Currently, only one narrow road from the east of the railway station connects to the terminus.
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 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai sees record 92% turnout on Day 4 of Covid vaccination drive

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The Covid vaccination drive in Mumbai saw a record high turnout on Friday, with 3,539 (92%) of the 3,852 healthcare workers (HCW) getting the shots
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The veteran leader also reiterated that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government – comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – would complete its five-year term and attempts to dislodge it won’t succeed. (HT FILE)
The veteran leader also reiterated that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government – comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – would complete its five-year term and attempts to dislodge it won’t succeed. (HT FILE)

Law and order state subject: Sharad Pawar on Centre providing Y security to Maharashtra MP Narayan Rane

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:21 AM IST
The state government had recently scaled down or completely scrapped the security cover of many leaders. Rane’s security cover was completely removed. He was earlier being provided the Y-plus category
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Shops being sealed after the order at Lalbaug. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
Shops being sealed after the order at Lalbaug. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

SC orders ‘forceful eviction’ of 3 tenants on National Textile Corporation property in Mumbai

By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The occupants of three shops at Jam Mill in Lalbaug were evicted by officials of the National Textile Corporation (NTC), the owner of the land, after the Supreme Court (SC) order allowed the central government-owned entity to “take forcible possession with the help of police force”
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Anna Hazare has asked the government to repeal the three farm laws. (HT FILE)
Anna Hazare has asked the government to repeal the three farm laws. (HT FILE)

Farm laws:Firm on indefinite hunger strike from Jan 30, says Anna Hazare after meeting former CM Devendra Fadnavis

By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:45 AM IST
After social activist Anna Hazare announced that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike from January 30 in support of the farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders, leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly and former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis met him to convince him against the decision
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The new Patripool Rail Over Bridge (ROB) will be inaugurated by CM Uddhav Thackeray through a video conference. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT photo)
The new Patripool Rail Over Bridge (ROB) will be inaugurated by CM Uddhav Thackeray through a video conference. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT photo)

Commuters’ woes to end on Jan 25 as Kalyan’s Patripool ROB is ready to be opened

By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:02 AM IST
The news of its opening has created a buzz in the city with the photos of the new, aesthetically and technically-advanced bridge going viral since Thursday night
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A circular stated that the list of degree/diploma certificates with convocation numbers of candidates will be made available on the university website and candidates must note down these numbers and produce the same at their department or institutes at the time of collecting their certificates. (HT FILE)
A circular stated that the list of degree/diploma certificates with convocation numbers of candidates will be made available on the university website and candidates must note down these numbers and produce the same at their department or institutes at the time of collecting their certificates. (HT FILE)

University of Mumbai to conduct annual convocation ceremony virtually this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 28 and will be telecast live through the MU website, www.mu.ac.in
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The Thane Municipal Transport budget being presented on Friday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
The Thane Municipal Transport budget being presented on Friday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Thane Municipal Transport to get 350 new buses this year

By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:52 AM IST
Apart from the promise of new buses, which will take the total number of buses in Thane city to 700, the budget has nothing new to offer this year
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Congress workers take part in a march against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami at Worli on Friday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Congress workers take part in a march against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami at Worli on Friday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Congress holds protests in Maharashtra, seeks action against Arnab Goswami

By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:50 AM IST
The party called for action against Republic TV’s editor-in-chief over the alleged leaked WhatsApp chats related to the 2019 Balakot airstrike and other sensitive national issues
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The north-bound route from Airoli junction to Eastern Express Highway (EEH) towards Thane and LBS Marg will be closed for all types of heavy vehicles on January 23 and 24 from 9pm to ease the peak-hour congestion. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
The north-bound route from Airoli junction to Eastern Express Highway (EEH) towards Thane and LBS Marg will be closed for all types of heavy vehicles on January 23 and 24 from 9pm to ease the peak-hour congestion. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Thane: Take diversion as Kopri bridge will close this weekend for girders

By Ankita G Menon, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:45 AM IST
Commuters taking the Kopri bridge after 9pm this weekend will have to take a diversion as it will be closed for laying of six more girders by the central railway over the railway lines
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A medic administers Covid-19 vaccine at Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivli in Mumbai on Friday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A medic administers Covid-19 vaccine at Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivli in Mumbai on Friday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

At 76%, Maharashtra sees its highest turnout for Covid vaccine so far

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:42 AM IST
Maharashtra on Friday inoculated 21,610 healthcare workers (HCWs) across 282 centres in the state’s fourth vaccination drive so far. The state achieved its highest percentage of turnout on Friday at 76%, owing to the decision to allow walk-ins for HCWs at the centres to get the vaccine.
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Singer and musician Shankar Mahadevan himself became a traffic cop and took to the streets in Vashi to regulate traffic, on Friday morning. (Bachchan Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Singer and musician Shankar Mahadevan himself became a traffic cop and took to the streets in Vashi to regulate traffic, on Friday morning. (Bachchan Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Shankar Mahadevan turns traffic cop for a day in Navi Mumbai

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:41 AM IST
The Navi Mumbai traffic police has asked the residents to man traffic for two hours a day at any junction of their choice
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Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) president and MLA Hirendra Thakur. (HT FILE)
Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) president and MLA Hirendra Thakur. (HT FILE)

PMC Bank case: ED raids MLA Hitendra Thakur’s office, premises of Viva Group

By Vijay Kumar Yadav and Ram Parmar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Five premises belonging to Viva Group, owned by Hitendra Thakur’s family, and its associates were searched on Friday.
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Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of BARC. (HT FILE)
Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of BARC. (HT FILE)

Bombay HC refuses interim relief to ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, to hear bail plea on Monday

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:32 AM IST
The court, while refusing to grant any urgent relief, directed the state government to place the Dasgupta’s discharge papers of Sir JJ Hospital and the medical report of the jail hospital before it on Monday. It also permitted the interim plea to be heard urgently on Monday.
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The fire fighters took four hours to douse the fire while cooling operations went on till late in the night. However, no one was injured. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
The fire fighters took four hours to douse the fire while cooling operations went on till late in the night. However, no one was injured. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Major fire at Thane’s Wagle Estate, none injured

By Ankita Gopakumar, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:29 AM IST
The fire was caught in a medical equipment supply company and spread to a diagnostic centre and the godown of Prashant Corner, a popular sweet meat shop in Thane
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Health workers at Civil hospital, Thane. The Thane Municipal Corporation has immunised only 57.75 per cent beneficiaries. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
Health workers at Civil hospital, Thane. The Thane Municipal Corporation has immunised only 57.75 per cent beneficiaries. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Covid vaccination drive Day 4: 78.48% turnout in Thane district

By Ankita G Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:23 AM IST
On the first day of the vaccination drive, KDMC had immunised 100 per cent beneficiaries who had registered
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Maharashtra government appealed to the Supreme Court against the high court’s decision and filed a caveat in the apex court seeking exclusion of the 18 villages from KDMC. (HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra government appealed to the Supreme Court against the high court’s decision and filed a caveat in the apex court seeking exclusion of the 18 villages from KDMC. (HT PHOTO)

SC accepts intervention petition by Kalyan-Dombivli citizens on 18 villages

By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:15 AM IST
On March 14, 2020, the state government, in a notification, had decided to remove the 18 villages out of the 27 villages from KDMC and form a separate civic body, while the remaining 9 villages shall remain in KDMC
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The crime branch had on Tuesday arrested seven members of the gang and seized 19 cars including two Mercedes Benz, two Audi, one Mini Cooper and others, totally worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7 crore. (HT Photo)
The crime branch had on Tuesday arrested seven members of the gang and seized 19 cars including two Mercedes Benz, two Audi, one Mini Cooper and others, totally worth 7 crore. (HT Photo)

Bombay HC seeks details of levying penalty on illegal constructions in MMR

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:05 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) last week directed all municipal corporations within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to furnish details as regards statutory levying of penalties on illegal constructions
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In September 18, 2018, the HC had reiterated its previous directions to declare mangrove areas as forests and transfer them to the forest department. (Hindustan Times)
In September 18, 2018, the HC had reiterated its previous directions to declare mangrove areas as forests and transfer them to the forest department. (Hindustan Times)

Bombay HC seeks explanation from collectors on non-transfer of mangrove areas to Maharashtra forest department

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:03 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) has directed collectors of all coastal districts, City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to submit affidavits explaining why they have not complied with the September 2018 order of the HC, directing to declare all mangrove areas as forests, and transfer the areas to the forest department
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Parents held a silent protest march over the fee hike in November 2020. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Parents held a silent protest march over the fee hike in November 2020. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra: Parent write to NCPCR over fee hike issues

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to fee hike in private schools in the state
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Health officials credit the widespread screening conducted by health workers at Dharavi to the fall in cases of Covid-19 in the area. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)
Health officials credit the widespread screening conducted by health workers at Dharavi to the fall in cases of Covid-19 in the area. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)

Zero daily Covid-19 cases in Mumbai’s slum area of Dharavi for second time since pandemic started

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:01 AM IST
For the second time since the first Covid-19 case was reported in Dharavi in April last year, no case was reported in the area on Friday
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