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Shinde to launch state tour later this month

Published on Jul 24, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Last month, in the culmination of a power struggle, Shinde walked out of the MVA with 39 other party legislators and formed a government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Following suit, Shinde is expected to begin his campaign across Maharashtra to “explain his position to the people.” (PTI)
Following suit, Shinde is expected to begin his campaign across Maharashtra to “explain his position to the people.” (PTI)

‘Get rid of the coterie’: Rebel Sena MLA's 'suggestion' to Uddhav Thackeray

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Gulabrao Patil said there were some leaders in Uddhav Thackeray's coterie who never won an election, yet they didn't treat others with respect. 

For Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(PTI file)
For Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(PTI file)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 06:10 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Dharavi: Locals stage protest demanding justice for murdered kabbadi player  

The youth was bludgeoned to death with a cricket stamp early on Saturday in the Kamraj Nagar locality of Dharavi.

Crowd gathers outside Dharavi Police Station on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)
Crowd gathers outside Dharavi Police Station on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 03:56 PM IST

Mumbai cops arrest seven for theft of 78 mobile phones

The gang was involved in robbing mobile phones and selling them in Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata and Nepal through agents

All the seven accused were booked under sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and other charges of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (Pic for representation)
All the seven accused were booked under sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and other charges of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (Pic for representation)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 02:07 AM IST
PTI |

Swapping CEO’s hat for devotee’s

I stepped out of the workforce, I had also worked on my fitness during the lockdown, so I decided to embark on the 250-kilometer walk to Padharpur, viewing it more as an adventure than a pilgrimage

Nandini Dias walking with the flag bearers leading the Yatra, followed by chanters, dholak players and cymbal players.
Nandini Dias walking with the flag bearers leading the Yatra, followed by chanters, dholak players and cymbal players.
Published on Jul 24, 2022 01:04 AM IST
ByNandini Dias

Key Metro-3 ramp ready to connect car shed in Aarey

Work on a connecting ramp at Aarey’s Prajapurpada village has continued in full swing over the past year and a half.

A bird's eye view of Mumbai Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Colony, Goregaon (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
A bird's eye view of Mumbai Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Colony, Goregaon (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:55 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Mumbai:

Nationwide protests in solidarity with Save Aarey today

The protests have been endorsed by former environment minister and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, who himself visited the protest site on Sunday, June 10

Mumbai, India - July 10, 2022:Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray joins the Protesters during 'Save Aarey' protest against cutting the trees and building a metro car shed in Aarey forest. The government wants to shift the metro car shed construction back to Aarey forest from Kanjurmarg as the cost of the metro project escalated. in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, July 10, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - July 10, 2022:Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray joins the Protesters during 'Save Aarey' protest against cutting the trees and building a metro car shed in Aarey forest. The government wants to shift the metro car shed construction back to Aarey forest from Kanjurmarg as the cost of the metro project escalated. in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, July 10, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Thane prison inmates lack proper sleeping spcae: CMO informs Court

A special anti-corruption bureau (ACB) court on Friday rejected Nationalist Congress Party MLA Ramesh Kadam’s plea for a cot, mattress and pillow after jail officials stated that Thane central prison, where Kadam is lodged, is overcrowded and currently accommodating over four times its maximum capacity

NCP MLA Ramesh Kadam’s request for cot, mattress, and pillow in Thane jail rejected (Kunal Patil/HT PHOTO)
NCP MLA Ramesh Kadam’s request for cot, mattress, and pillow in Thane jail rejected (Kunal Patil/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:42 AM IST
By, Mumbai:

On trial for murder, man steals lawyer’s phone from courtroom, arrested

He flicked the female lawyer’s mobile handset from her purse, while she was presenting an argument before the court.

The police said, Shaikh, along with two others, were accused of killing Dharma Chauhan in October, 2018, at Transit Camp on Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road in Govandi, following a dispute over a mobile phone.(file image)
The police said, Shaikh, along with two others, were accused of killing Dharma Chauhan in October, 2018, at Transit Camp on Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road in Govandi, following a dispute over a mobile phone.(file image)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 04:31 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai:

Trust chairman collected 65.70 cr from 350 medical aspirants: ED

The charge sheet or the prosecution complaint filed by ED before the special PMLA court stated that the college, Institute of Medical Science and Research, did not have permission to admit students

ED claimed that the Admissions Regulatory Authority had refused to renew permission to the medical college to admit students for MBBS course for want of infrastructure (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
ED claimed that the Admissions Regulatory Authority had refused to renew permission to the medical college to admit students for MBBS course for want of infrastructure (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:17 AM IST

MoEFCC gives nod to undersea telecom cable connecting Singapore-Mumbai to land at Versova beach

The cable system will terminate in Mumbai at Versova beach and will boost telecom connectivity between India and other Asian countries, namely Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore

The project is officially known as the Myanmar/Malaysia-India-Singapore Transit (MIST) Submarine Cable System and is being executed by the global technology provider NEC Corp (HT Photo)
The project is officially known as the Myanmar/Malaysia-India-Singapore Transit (MIST) Submarine Cable System and is being executed by the global technology provider NEC Corp (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:13 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

3 arrested in Maha for duping builder of 3 cr by giving him fake gold coins

The transaction took place in a hut near a hotel on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway.

 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.18 crore has been recovered from the accused. (Representational image/Stock photo)
2.18 crore has been recovered from the accused. (Representational image/Stock photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 11:33 PM IST
PTI |

BMC ropes in JBIMS to train educators in management

The three-month course kicked off on Friday at the JBIMS institute campus and initially, 120 principals will participate in two phases.

BMC was in talks with JBIMS which is under Mumbai University and yet an independent body.
BMC was in talks with JBIMS which is under Mumbai University and yet an independent body.
Published on Jul 23, 2022 11:23 PM IST
ByLinah Baliga

‘To see Shinde as CM upsetting,’ says Maharashtra BJP chief in leaked video

Mumbai, July 23, 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party state unit chief Chandrakant Patil on Saturday created a political flutter when he told party workers that it was with a heavy heart that the BJP had accepted Eknath Shinde as their chief minister

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with Chandrakant Patil during BJP State Executive meeting at Vasudev Balwant Phadke Auditorium, Panvel, in Navi Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with Chandrakant Patil during BJP State Executive meeting at Vasudev Balwant Phadke Auditorium, Panvel, in Navi Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 01:02 AM IST

CM Shinde says Uddhav denied him ‘Z plus’ security; NCP defends former ally

Interestingly, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) rushed to defend the Shiv Sena president and said that no such directives were issued by Thackeray.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde addresses a press conference, at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde addresses a press conference, at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 11:22 PM IST

Activists demand removal of nets surrounding wetlands in Kharghar

Activists in Kharghar are looking forward to some concrete action from the City Industrial Development Corporation towards the removal of nets laid down by local fishermen at the Kharghar Sector 16 wetlands to prevent birds’ entry into the area used for prawn farming

The wetlands of Kharghar Sector 16 covered with nets so as to prevent birds from entering the area and feeding. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
The wetlands of Kharghar Sector 16 covered with nets so as to prevent birds from entering the area and feeding. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 10:17 PM IST
BySameera Kapoor Munshi, Navi Mumbai

9-year-old boy dead due to electrocution in Ulhasnagar

A nine-year-old boy who went to swim in a fountain in Ulhasnagar with his friends was dead due to electrocution after his hand touched an electric pole on Friday evening

Vinod Parivar, the nine-year-old boy who was declared dead due to electrocution in Ulhasnagar on Friday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Vinod Parivar, the nine-year-old boy who was declared dead due to electrocution in Ulhasnagar on Friday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 09:50 PM IST
ByAnamika Gharat, Thane

Photographer seeks funds to repair bad condition of road in Kalyan

Irked with the bad condition of the Ashele Manere Road in Kalyan, a photographer has put up a huge banner on the roadside asking people to contribute money for road repair works as the authorities are not spending any money on it despite several complaints by the residents

The pothole-ridden Ashele Manere road in Kalyan that is in need of repair. (PRAMOD TAMBE/HT PHOTO)
The pothole-ridden Ashele Manere road in Kalyan that is in need of repair. (PRAMOD TAMBE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 08:42 PM IST
By, Kalyan

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation to supply treated sewage water to industrial units in MIDC

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will supply treated sewage water from its tertiary treatment plants to the industrial units located in the MIDC region; Abhijit Bangar, NMMC commissioner, has assured that the plan would be implemented in a month; this initiative will help save drinking water

STP in Koparkhairane. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will supply treated sewage water to industrial units in MIDC. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
STP in Koparkhairane. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will supply treated sewage water to industrial units in MIDC. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 09:45 PM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation makes special offers to attract people to take booster doses against Covid

In order to attract youth to get their booster dose, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has planned to introduce some freebies at the new Covid vaccination centres; starting Saturday, the corporation will have centres at malls and supermarkets in Navi Mumbai wherein the ones who go for booster dose will be given a coupon for lucky draws

A beneficiary gets his booster dose against Covid in Navi Mumbai. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
A beneficiary gets his booster dose against Covid in Navi Mumbai. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 08:36 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

BMC spends 3 lakh a day on beach cleaning, expenditure up 144% in five years

Data available from the solid waste management department also shows that the corporation’s expenditure on this task has escalated exponentially, rising by 144% in five years between 2017 and 2021

Versova and Juhu beaches in K-West ward, the data shows, are by a long margin the most expensive beaches to keep clean, as they also generate the largest amounts of trash among the city’s public beaches, accumulating as much as 45 to 130 metric tonnes of garbage every single day. (AFP)
Versova and Juhu beaches in K-West ward, the data shows, are by a long margin the most expensive beaches to keep clean, as they also generate the largest amounts of trash among the city’s public beaches, accumulating as much as 45 to 130 metric tonnes of garbage every single day. (AFP)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 08:33 PM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Houses damaged, elderly woman injured as water tank bursts in Thane

An elderly woman was injured and six houses were destroyed while 15 others were damaged after an overhead water tank burst in a hillock in Wagale Estate, Thane, on Saturday morning; the storage capacity of the tank, which had been installed in an open space by the Thane Municipal Corporation in 2009, was 75,000 litres

The spot where the 75,000-litre capacity water tank burst in Wagale Estate, Thane, on Saturday morning. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
The spot where the 75,000-litre capacity water tank burst in Wagale Estate, Thane, on Saturday morning. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 07:32 PM IST
ByAnkita G Menon, Thane

1 dead, 18 injured as ST bus rams into stationary trailer on Mumbai Pune Expressway

The Panvel Taluka police have booked the deceased Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation bus driver and a trailer driver following an accident that killed one and injured 18 – four of them with serious injuries – on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the wee hours of Saturday

The mishap involving a stationary trailer and a ST bus on the Mumbai Pune Expressway in the wee hours of Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
The mishap involving a stationary trailer and a ST bus on the Mumbai Pune Expressway in the wee hours of Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 07:09 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Delhi wants to destroy our party: Sanjay Raut on EC letter to Sena factions 

Snjay Raut said it is shocking that the EC is raising questions on the Sena founded by Balasaheb Thackeray 56 years ago for the cause of Hindutva, adding that Uddhav Thackeray is the only leader of the party.

File photo of Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(PTI)
File photo of Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(PTI)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 03:36 PM IST

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Hope and Heartbreak

For a long time, I have wondered why the word ‘schadenfreude’, borrowed from German, meaning to experience joy obtained from the troubles of others, does not have an English translation

In fact, I only bring this up because the actress in question happens to be Sushmita Sen, the same woman who is being cruelly dismissed as a gold digger by people who don’t know her. (HT)
In fact, I only bring this up because the actress in question happens to be Sushmita Sen, the same woman who is being cruelly dismissed as a gold digger by people who don’t know her. (HT)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByMalavika Sangghvi

State mandates installing fire evacuation lifts in all high-rises

Mumbai: In order to speed up the evacuation process during fire incidents and emergencies in high-rise buildings, the energy department of the state government has issued an advisory that all high-rises in the state that are equal to or taller than 70 metres need to have a Fire Evacuation Lift (FEL) installed in the building for safety purposes

Mumbai, India - October. 22, 2021: Fire brigade trying to douse the fire in a high rise tower One Avighna Park at Curryroad in Mumbai, India, on Friday, October 22, 2021. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - October. 22, 2021: Fire brigade trying to douse the fire in a high rise tower One Avighna Park at Curryroad in Mumbai, India, on Friday, October 22, 2021. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Shinde-Fadnavis coalition’s claim for 200 votes in the prez poll falls flat

Mumbai: The claim made by the ruling Shinde-Fadnavis coalition to get 200 votes for Droupadi Murmu in the presidential election fell flat as they could gather 181 votes, according to the figures declared by the Election Commission of India on Thursday

New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu, who is set to be the first tribal woman President of India, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI07_21_2022_000404A) (PTI)
New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu, who is set to be the first tribal woman President of India, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI07_21_2022_000404A) (PTI)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 12:18 AM IST

Rebel Shiv Sena leaders target Uddhav, Aaditya

The Shiv Sena leaders led by chief minister Eknath Shinde have hardened their stance towards the first family of the party and have openly taken on them for the first time since their rebellion last month

Eknath Shinde faction’s spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar (C) addresses a press conference on Friday. Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo
Eknath Shinde faction’s spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar (C) addresses a press conference on Friday. Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo
Published on Jul 23, 2022 12:13 AM IST
By, Mumbai

HT journalist Ram Parmar passes away

Hindustan Times journalist and the go-to man for stories in Palghar district, Ram Parmar, died on Thursday following a heart attack

Hindustan Times journalist Ram Parmar, died on Thursday following a heart attack (HT PHOTO)
Hindustan Times journalist Ram Parmar, died on Thursday following a heart attack (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 12:12 AM IST
By, Mumbai:
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