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Villagers oppose CIDCO land acquisition plan in Uran

Updated on Dec 28, 2023 04:53 PM IST

Villagers in Uran, India are protesting against CIDCO's plans to acquire land in the region, stating that 40,000 people will be displaced from their residences and questioning CIDCO's motives. CIDCO has issued a revised notification for land acquisition, offering 22.5% developed land as compensation. The villagers have formed a committee to oppose the notification and plan to submit written objections to CIDCO. Investors, however, see the acquisition as an opportunity to acquire developed land in a prime area.

Navi Mumbai, India - May 26, 2023:Villagers oppose CIDCO land acquisition plan in Uran in Navi Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 26, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)

Godrej & Boyce builds 500 sq ft office in 40 hours using 3D printing technology

Godrej Construction, a subsidiary of Godrej & Boyce, has used 3D Construction Printing technology to build a fully functional office in just 40 hours. The 500 sq ft office, named 'The Cocoon', was constructed using prefabricated modules and sustainable materials, including up to 20% recycled concrete aggregates. The project also incorporated lean construction methods and Building Information Modelling. The company aims to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for the built environment.

Godrej & Boyce builds 500 sq ft office in 40 hours using 3D printing technology
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 04:46 PM IST

UBT Sena says it won't attend Ram Mandir consecration ceremony, Congress' Shashi Tharoor says individual should make choice

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut in his statement said that his party workers are not going to attend the Ayodhya Ram Mandir opening ceremony. Raut takes a jibe at the BJP government "They have an advertising system according to which they work. They are extremely good at advertising things.

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Published on Dec 28, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Complaint against Ranbir Kapoor for allegedly hurting religious sentiments over viral video

In the viral video, wine and liquor are poured over a cake and then Ranbir Kapoor sets it on fire saying, 'Jai Mata Di'. The rest of the family members also chanted the same.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:02 AM IST

TMC razes illegal constructions in Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation demolishes seven illegal structures in Diva, Kalwa, and Thane wards as part of its drive against illegal constructions.

Thane, India - December,27, 2023: photo of khan compound mumbra , second day Action by Thane Municipal Corporation against illegal constructions in Diva, Kalwa and Majiwada-Manpada Ward Committee Areas ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Wednesday, December ,27, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:26 PM IST

Power loom worker dies in hit-and-run in Bhiwandi

Power loom worker killed in hit-and-run accident in Bhiwandi. Driver fled the scene, leaving victim in a pool of blood. Case filed against driver.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 08:14 AM IST
ByN K Gupta

Nearly seven years on, MACT grants 11.80L to a 21-year-old accident victim’s family

Gaurav’s father worked as a cleaner at the railway station, however, left the job after his son’s sudden demise. “I still remember that day; Gaurav was so happy that morning. He reassured me in the morning that once he started earning, we would soon buy our own house and he would get me new sarees

Nearly seven years on, MACT grants <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11.80L to a 21-year-old accident victim’s family
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 08:12 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

Crackdown on nylon manja intensifies, police booksellers, stockists

Indian police have intensified their crackdown on the sale of illegal Chinese manja, or nylon kite strings, which have caused injuries and deaths. The manja, which is coated in crushed glass or metallic elements, is lethal for birds and has been banned by the Maharashtra government. Police have arrested four people for selling or stocking the banned string, following the death of a police officer whose throat was slit by a manja string. The Animal Welfare Board of India has praised the police efforts, but said that 10-15 birds are still injured every month.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 08:08 AM IST

BMC to turn Trombay jetty into a flamingo gallery

The project will be spread over the area from Essel Studio in Mankhurd up to the jetty. While parking space has been planned on the left side, with an electrical buggy to take people inside, on the right side towards Trombay jetty there will be natural trails where people can walk

Mumbai’s citizens are currently unaware of the beautiful scenic location of Trombay Jetty.
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 08:02 AM IST

ED arrests Viraj Patil in illegal forex trading case

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Viraj Patil in Mumbai in connection with a money laundering probe against a firm involved in illegal forex trading. Patil is accused of staying in Dubai since 2021 and has allegedly been involved in promoting TP Global FX, a firm not registered with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for forex trading. The investigation has revealed that the accused used dummy companies to defraud the public and used illegally acquired funds for personal gains. The ED has frozen assets worth ₹121.23 crore in the case.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:50 AM IST

Doctors root for new guidelines to gauge and manage obesity

Eight doctors in Mumbai have prescribed new obesity guidelines based on associated functional, psychological, and metabolic conditions, challenging the previous guidelines that only considered Body Mass Index (BMI). The new guidelines emphasize the importance of treating obesity in individuals with moderate obesity and co-morbidities. The doctors have graded obesity into four stages for preventive action, taking into account the impact on physical, mental, and metabolic well-being. The guidelines aim to provide expert recommendations and an adaptable algorithm for obesity management in India, considering factors such as patient psychology and long-term outcomes.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:52 AM IST

MTHL likely to be opened on January 12

The bridge has passed the load carrying capacity tests held over the last fortnight and is ready to be opened for vehicular traffic. The project is now operationally completed, though ancillary work outside the vehicular corridor is expected to be completed in the next few days, according to officials

The bridge passed its Christmas deadline but is now ready to be opened for vehicular traffic. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:46 AM IST

Fire at Malad shopping mall, 11 rescued, no injuries

Fire breaks out at Acme Shopping Centre in Mumbai's Malad West. 11 people rescued, no injuries reported. Fire extinguished in 3 hours.

Fire at Malad shopping mall, 11 rescued, no injuries
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:48 AM IST

Delivery boy stabbed multiple times in Sanpada

Delivery boy stabbed multiple times in broad daylight in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai. Victim in critical condition, police investigating the matter.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:34 AM IST

HC denies bail to POCSO accused as he fails to produce evidence of Nikah

Bombay High Court denies bail to man accused of raping minor girlfriend, as he failed to produce evidence of marriage and victim's consistent statements of sexual assault.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:32 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

HC to State: Formulate guidelines for conducting identification parade in POCSO cases

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has ordered the state government to develop rules for test identification parades in cases registered under the POCSO Act. The court issued the directive after a minor survivor was made to appear on jail premises to identify the accused. The court expressed astonishment at the violation of the POCSO Act and ordered the state to frame guidelines for test identification parades in such cases.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:24 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

72-year-old retired ACP mowed down by cab

Retired police officer Mohammed Javed, 72, was killed by a taxi while taking a walk in Mumbai. The taxi driver has been arrested for negligent driving.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:20 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak,

Builder’s employee cheats One Avighna Park residents

Employee of Avighna realty group defrauds residents of One Avighna Park, Currey Road, stealing money and selling podium space. Fraud totals ₹55 lakh.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:14 AM IST

Celebrations and mourning mark the annual festival of transgender community

The festival is popular across Maharashtra and Karnataka, explained Vicky Shinde, particularly in Savadatti, Karnataka, where there is a temple for the goddess. In Worli on Tuesday, the rituals started at 9pm in the night and continued till 12 midnight

Mumbai, India - Dec. 26, 2023: The biggest celebration in the transgender community, The widowhood is performed in an elaborate bangle-braking ceremony at Worli in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:04 AM IST
BySabah Virani

Reliance Jio to partner with IIT-B for Bharat GPT

Reliance Jio has partnered with IIT Bombay to develop an indigenous GPT platform called Bharat GPT.

Mumbai, India - December,27, 2023: Aakash Ambani chairman Reliance Jio,(son of businessman Mukesh Ambani's) is seen attending For interview a three-day Tech-fest festival of Technology at Convocation hall Mumbai IIT ,in Mumbai, in Mumbai, India, on, Wednesday, December ,27, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 07:06 AM IST

State hopes for 700 cr GST from online gaming

The Maharashtra government aims to collect an additional ₹700 crore per year from online gaming and related industries through the recently passed GST amendment. This is expected to be achieved through a 28% tax rate on these industries and by bringing portals operating from outside the country under the law. The amendment is also expected to help tighten enforcement and recover taxes from evaders.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:54 AM IST

Over 10 families rescued from bonded labour in Bhiwandi

A group of families from the katkari community in Thane, India, were rescued from bonded labour at a brick kiln, where they were forced to work for meagre wages and subjected to physical abuse. The families were rescued with the help of a welfare organisation and local authorities, and a case has been registered against the kiln owner. The victims were confined to the kiln and survived on a diet of plain rice. The local authorities are now taking action against other brick kilns in the area to prevent further cases of bonded labour.

Over 10 families rescued from bonded labour in Bhiwandi
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:52 AM IST

Chunabhatti shootout: Newly arrested duo remanded to police custody

Two more accused have been remanded in police custody in connection with the shootout in Chunabhatti, Mumbai, which killed alleged gangster Sumit Yerunkar.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:48 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Independent board to regulate art edu in state

The Maharashtra government is establishing the Maharashtra State Board of Art Education to regulate diploma level art education in the state. The board will grant affiliation to institutions, regulate fees, and conduct examinations. It will also propose need-based and special courses, confer autonomy to deserving institutes, and provide for the regulation of fees. The board will coordinate between national and state policies, maintain uniform standards, and promote industry and institute interaction. A governing council will be formed to approve and implement the board's recommendations and decisions.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:40 AM IST

3 arrested for sending hoax bomb threat email to RBI

Mumbai police arrest three people from Gujarat for sending a hoax bomb threat email to the Reserve Bank of India demanding the resignation of top officials.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:36 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Mega rally in Nagpur today shows Maha central to Cong’s poll agenda

arlier in the day, Congress announced that Rahul Gandhi would commence the second leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra, titled Bharat Nyay Yatra, from Manipur on January 14. The yatra is slated to culminate in Mumbai on March 20

Nagpur: Maharashtra Congress in-charge Ramesh Chennithala with Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole and senior leaders inspect the preparation at the venue on the eve of the party's
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:30 AM IST

CIDCO plans 14,321 cr infra projects in NAINA in 2024

CIDCO has announced plans for infrastructure projects worth ₹14,321 crore in the NAINA region, which has faced delays for years. The BJP has expressed support for the project and assured villagers that their concerns will be addressed. CIDCO officials stated that the projects will include a road network, storm water management, water supply, sewer, and electrical works. The tendering process for immediate implementation will begin in January 2024. The BJP also promised to protect villagers' interests and ensure their involvement in the project. The opposition has been criticized for trying to derail the project for personal gain.

BJP MLA from Panvel Prashant Thakur addressing the meeting on December 24. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 06:00 PM IST

"If war breaks out with Pak or China, Kashmir will be affected": Farooq Abdullah reiterates for India-Pakistan dialogue

Notably, the relations between India and Pakistan have often been strained over the Kashmir issue and cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

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Updated on Dec 27, 2023 05:26 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi should deliver 'nyay' to people of northeast before embarking on his yatra: Assam Deputy Speaker

Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Numal Momin on Wednesday took a dig at Congress following its announcement of party leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Nyay Yatra and said that the Wayanad MP should first deliver 'nyay' (justice) to the people of the northeast who suffered during the regime of his party.

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Published on Dec 27, 2023 04:55 PM IST

Congress to sound poll bugle with mega rally in Nagpur on Dec 28; Kharge, Sonia to attend

Congress to sound poll bugle with mega rally in Nagpur on Dec 28; Kharge, Sonia to attend

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Published on Dec 27, 2023 01:40 PM IST
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