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With the onset of westerly winds, the air has cleared up by the weekend but became poor on Sunday when an AQI of 252 was measured.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai breathes cleanest air this year, AQI at 156

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:45 PM IST
This beats the lowest AQI recorded this year of 162 on January 16.
The Colaba station of IMD recorded a maximum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, which was 3.1 degrees below normal. This was a marginal drop from Saturday’s 28.8 degrees.(HT PHOTO.)
The Colaba station of IMD recorded a maximum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, which was 3.1 degrees below normal. This was a marginal drop from Saturday’s 28.8 degrees.(HT PHOTO.)

Maximum temp dips in Mumbai and suburbs, minimum to remain low for next 3-4 days

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:37 AM IST
The drop in temperature has been attributed to an active western disturbance owing to cyclonic circulation over Central Pakistan and neighbouring areas.
There’s something about winter that makes one seek out the old-world charms of the southern end of Mumbai(Parth Garg)
There’s something about winter that makes one seek out the old-world charms of the southern end of Mumbai(Parth Garg)

Humour: A hazy shade of winter

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Those fleeting Mumbai days of underused woollens and overindulgent meals
SAFAR had predicted AQI to worsen after a change in wind direction(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
SAFAR had predicted AQI to worsen after a change in wind direction(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai records its worst air quality of the past eight months

PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:14 AM IST
On Thursday, five of 10 locations —Malad (311), Bandra-Kurla Complex (308), Mazgaon (314), Colaba (303), and Chembur (303) — all recorded very poor AQI.
Due to intermittent spells of heavy rain, Mumbai recorded its second highest monthly rainfall (144.8mm) in a decade. The highest was in 2012 when 197.7mm of rainfall was recorded in October.(HT PHOTO)
Due to intermittent spells of heavy rain, Mumbai recorded its second highest monthly rainfall (144.8mm) in a decade. The highest was in 2012 when 197.7mm of rainfall was recorded in October.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbai records decade’s highest 24-hour October rain, 2nd highest monthly rain in 10 years

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The weather bureau has said the entire Konkan coast, including Mumbai, is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain with the possibility of extremely heavy rain on Thursday
Sara Ali Khan arrives at NCB office for questioning.(Varinder Chawla)
Sara Ali Khan arrives at NCB office for questioning.(Varinder Chawla)

Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor leave NCB office after questioning. See pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone arrived at the office of Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai’s Colaba area. Deepika arrived at 9.45 am on Saturday. They were questioned about an alleged WhatsApp group where exchanges of narcotics substances was discussed.
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Billionaire Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry’s daughter loses money in cyber fraud

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:53 PM IST
According to Colaba police station, Laila Rustom Jehangir, who resides in Dubai, had authorised her father Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry to manage the account on her behalf.
Between 8.30 am and 10.30 am Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded 0.5 mm of rain and the suburbs recorded 6.6 mm.(PTI)
Between 8.30 am and 10.30 am Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded 0.5 mm of rain and the suburbs recorded 6.6 mm.(PTI)

Moderate rain over 24 hours in Mumbai, suburbs

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Over the past 24 hours, the maximum amount of rainfall in Maharashtra was recorded at Mahabaleshwar (79.8 mm), followed by Dahanu (60.8 mm). Mahabaleshwar surpassed its monthly rain average on Sunday with 1,861 mm rain against the mean for the month at 1784.3 mm.
A motorist rides through a waterlogged road near the swollen Masunda Lake following incessant rains, in Thane on August 6, 2020.(PTI Photo)
A motorist rides through a waterlogged road near the swollen Masunda Lake following incessant rains, in Thane on August 6, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Mumbai crosses August average rainfall in first 7 days of the month

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The rain tally for August for south Mumbai now stands at 675.4 mm, against the average for the month of 493.8 mm.
Water logged at Byculla area due to heavy rain in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Water logged at Byculla area due to heavy rain in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Colaba battered by heaviest one-day rain in August since 1974

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Authorities asked residents to stay indoors even as several offices are shut with employees working from home due to coronavirus-related lockdowns. As many as three cranes collapsed at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust on Wednesday, but no one was injured.
The chief minister asked civic agency-- the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to coordinate with the police and railway authorities, health machinery and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to ensure that people do not face any problems due to the inclement weather.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister asked civic agency-- the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to coordinate with the police and railway authorities, health machinery and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to ensure that people do not face any problems due to the inclement weather.(HT PHOTO.)

South Mumbai gets season’s heaviest rain in 9 hours, CM Uddhav Thackeray asks people to stay home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The Mumbai Police has requested people to stay indoors and not to venture out in the stormy weather which is also likely to continue on Thursday, according to the weather forecast.
Mumbai, and adjoining Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts are most prone to receive extreme rains for the next 18 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai, and adjoining Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts are most prone to receive extreme rains for the next 18 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai and north Konkan on red warning for extreme rains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumba | By Jayashree Nandi & Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Mumbai has received around 150 millimetres (mm) of rainfall in two spells on Wednesday morning between 2 and 5 am and the previous evening.
On Saturday, water-logging and traffic jams were reported from some areas in Mumbai(ANI/Twitter)
On Saturday, water-logging and traffic jams were reported from some areas in Mumbai(ANI/Twitter)

Heavy rains continue in Mumbai; low-lying areas waterlogged

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Heavy rainfall inundated some low-lying areas of the city, including Hindmata in Central Mumbai, and Chembur in eastern suburbs.
Interior Maharashtra received fairly widespread rainfall, IMD said.(Pratik Chorge/ HT Photo)
Interior Maharashtra received fairly widespread rainfall, IMD said.(Pratik Chorge/ HT Photo)

Rains continue to lash Mumbai, North Konkan

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The Colaba weather station in south Mumbai reported 66 mm rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm while the Santacruz weather station recorded 111.4 mm rainfall, said IMD.
Mumbai police personnel petrol outside Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Ht photo by Anshuman poyrekar.
Mumbai police personnel petrol outside Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Ht photo by Anshuman poyrekar.

2 Taj hotels in Mumbai get threat calls from ‘LeT operative in Pak’, cops step up vigil

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 04:31 PM IST
A Mumbai Police official, requesting anonymity, said that the hotel authorities received the threat calls and security has been intensified at the properties.
A visitor poses for a photograph outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File Photo)
A visitor poses for a photograph outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File Photo)

After Pak stock exchange attack, security tightened outside Mumbai’s Taj hotel

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 12:50 PM IST
There has been no confirmation from police so far about reports that a caller from Pakistan had threatened to blow up the luxury Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.
The arrested accused, Vishal Sadafule, works as a cleaner in the hospital.(Representational Image)
The arrested accused, Vishal Sadafule, works as a cleaner in the hospital.(Representational Image)

Mumbai’s Nair hospital staff films doctor while changing, held

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Suraj Ojha
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 06:44 AM IST
After the complainant doctor found a mobile phone with the camera facing towards her in the changing room, she alerted her superiors and reported the incident to the police,
The protest in Mumbai on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The protest in Mumbai on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Listen to people’s power, in the voices of the young

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Conversations in public transport, educational institutions, workplaces, drawing rooms in homes — just about everywhere — have revolved around the Citizenship (Amendment) Act-National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Mumbai, India - November 20, 2019: A huge layer of fog at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - November 20, 2019: A huge layer of fog at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s minimum temperature falls below 20 degrees Celsius, a first this season

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 07:10 AM IST
The Santacruz weather observatory, representative of Mumbai and its suburbs, recorded 19.5 degrees Celsius, almost a degree above normal. Colaba, the representative of south Mumbai, recorded 22 degrees Celsius, 1 degree above normal.
For five decades, Sudhir Patwardhan has captured city life, its everyday tensions, and the burden of surviving the metropolis they help operate. Accident on May Day is a work from the ’80s, which depicts a crowded train at a busy station, passengers and passersby carrying on, as an injured man is carried away on a stretcher.(Courtesy: The Guild)
For five decades, Sudhir Patwardhan has captured city life, its everyday tensions, and the burden of surviving the metropolis they help operate. Accident on May Day is a work from the ’80s, which depicts a crowded train at a busy station, passengers and passersby carrying on, as an injured man is carried away on a stretcher.(Courtesy: The Guild)

Artworks of Sudhir Patwardhan, Reena Kallat on display in Mumbai

Hindustan Tiems | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The shows, which open on Saturday, will take place the NGMA at Colaba, and Chemould Prescott Road gallery at Fort
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Not eating out of the palm of her hand

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Lawson was in India on the invitation of a credit card company, which we are informed had shelled out almost 1 crore as an appearance fee for her to “curate” dinners for the company’s premium clients, with a small selection of seats open to the public at 25,000 each.
The mini buses will be introduced in Mumbai city after registration.(HT PHOTO.)
The mini buses will be introduced in Mumbai city after registration.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai gets 21-seater BEST mini buses today, to ply on city feeder routes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:34 PM IST
The buses will be operated on diesel and are likely to ply from the Colaba bus depot. The buses have been acquired on wet lease for a period of seven years.
Last Wednesday, Colaba police had detained Emrah Igdi, 33, and Abdul Halik Yurgan, 42, from a hotel following a request from Assam Police. A laptop had also been seized.(HT image)
Last Wednesday, Colaba police had detained Emrah Igdi, 33, and Abdul Halik Yurgan, 42, from a hotel following a request from Assam Police. A laptop had also been seized.(HT image)

Turkish fraudsters withdrew Rs 16 lakh using cloned cards

Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:46 AM IST
The two are part of a card cloning gang and their two associates had already escaped to Istanbul, Assam police officers have said.
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)

Now, track your bus with BEST’s new app

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:10 AM IST
According to BEST officials, it will help passengers know the estimated arrival time of buses and journey time.
Anil Vishu Chugani, the 43-year-old man who flung Shanaya, a three-year-old girl from the bedroom window of his seventh-floor house at Radio Club Marg in Colaba, wanted to also kill the child’s twin sibling, revealed Colaba police officers.(HT Photo)
Anil Vishu Chugani, the 43-year-old man who flung Shanaya, a three-year-old girl from the bedroom window of his seventh-floor house at Radio Club Marg in Colaba, wanted to also kill the child’s twin sibling, revealed Colaba police officers.(HT Photo)

Man flung 3-yr-old from Colaba building to get rid of black magic, also wanted to kill kid’s twin: Police

Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Police discovered three of Chugani’s diaries in which he mentioned that a 50-year-old woman, whom he used to work with while living in Morocco, had performed black magic on him.
This monsoon, the city may soon break its 2010 record for the highest seasonal rainfall.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
This monsoon, the city may soon break its 2010 record for the highest seasonal rainfall.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Rain supreme in Mumbai, set to break record

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 01:22 AM IST
This year’s monsoon onset was delayed by 15 days, as the season was officially declared on June 25 against the official onset date of June 10.
The police have ruled out accidental fall, as the window was higher and the three-year-old couldn’t have reached it. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
The police have ruled out accidental fall, as the window was higher and the three-year-old couldn’t have reached it. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)

No motive behind crime, says man who flung 3-year-old from 7th floor in Mumbai

Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:17 AM IST
The police have ruled out accidental fall, as the window was higher and the three-year-old couldn’t have reached it. The body being recovered 20ft away from the window confirmed the suspicion that she was flung from the seventh floor, said police.
The exact sequence of events is being probed, the police said.(HT image)
The exact sequence of events is being probed, the police said.(HT image)

Man throws friend’s 3-yr-old daughter from his 7th floor apartment in Mumbai: Cops

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 05:50 AM IST
The incident occurred at A block in Ashoka apartment near Radio Club at around 7.30 pm.
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