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Many Ganpati mandals in the city voluntarily decided to contain Ganesh festivities this year, keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation in the city and state.(AP)

Social distancing, virtual darshan: Many changes in this year’s Ganpati festival

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Most smaller mandals and residential complexes have built artificial ponds within their society premises in order to ensure that people don’t crowd near larger water bodies for immersion (visarjan).
Maniesh will be taking precautions and has not invited any friends for the Ganeshostav celebrations at his house for two days.
Maniesh will be taking precautions and has not invited any friends for the Ganeshostav celebrations at his house for two days.

It will be a virtual celebration this year, says Maniesh Paul

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Maniesh Paul talks about Ganeshostav celebration this year which will be via video calls as the pandemic keeps family at bay
So far no sector has been confirmed for land pooling policy in Delhi as the law requires at least 70% of land owners to give their consent for participation before the license for construction is given.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
So far no sector has been confirmed for land pooling policy in Delhi as the law requires at least 70% of land owners to give their consent for participation before the license for construction is given.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Office bearers of housing societies arrested for duping 350 investors of 40 crore

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 02:53 PM IST
While the land pooling policy is yet to be finalised, the builders allegedly took advantage of potential home buyers’ anticipation to start various fake schemes
The concrete slab fell on Meena Solanki (30) and Praveen Solanki ( 16) at around 5 am on Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo (Representative Image))
The concrete slab fell on Meena Solanki (30) and Praveen Solanki ( 16) at around 5 am on Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo (Representative Image))

Mumbai: Two persons injured after concrete slab falls down from residential building

Thane | By Ankita G Menon
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Several incidents were also reported of the uprooting of trees and a metal shed of a housing society blown away due to gust of winds that accompanied the monsoon rains. However, nobody was injured after the shed had blown away.
An illegal hoarding at Kharar, Mohali. The hoardings are being sold to advertisers for an estimated Rs 60,000 per month, causing huge losses to the government exchequer.(HT Photo)
An illegal hoarding at Kharar, Mohali. The hoardings are being sold to advertisers for an estimated Rs 60,000 per month, causing huge losses to the government exchequer.(HT Photo)

MC Kharar drive to remove illegal hoardings on July 20

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:40 AM IST
The MC is losing lakhs of rupees in advertising revenues because of the hoardings installed illegally, with housing societies the main offenders.
Social worker Baba Adhav(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Social worker Baba Adhav(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Baba Adhav: Ensure food, employment for low income groups

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Lockdown always has an adverse impact on people working in unorganised sectors, says Baba Adhav
The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Sunday announced more relaxations for the fifth phase of the lockdown.(AP)
The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Sunday announced more relaxations for the fifth phase of the lockdown.(AP)

Containment zone rules for societies changed; shops allowed to open from 9am to 9pm

Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The district magistrate’s order comes after the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday issued new guidelines that will come into effect from June 1
A housing society resident using the MyGate app.
A housing society resident using the MyGate app.

MyGate launches lifetime free plan to help housing societies cope with post-lockdown realities

UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Available pan-India, the new offering will enable societies to go completely digital in two hours.
The government will need to ramp up security presence both in medical facilities and outside as they conduct screening operations. But at the end, this is not just a question of legal safeguards; it is a moral imperative that we respect and protect those who are saving lives at great risk to their own(ANI)
The government will need to ramp up security presence both in medical facilities and outside as they conduct screening operations. But at the end, this is not just a question of legal safeguards; it is a moral imperative that we respect and protect those who are saving lives at great risk to their own(ANI)

Prejudice versus humanity

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Protecting health workers is a legal and moral imperative
Skyline Oasis, a society in Vidyavihar West, takes precautionary measures.(AALOK SONI/HT)
Skyline Oasis, a society in Vidyavihar West, takes precautionary measures.(AALOK SONI/HT)

Vidyavihar society puts up a united fight against the coronavirus

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Over 15 years, the housing federation of eight residential societies (408 flats) has been celebrating all festivals together, but over the past few days, they are refraining from even gathering at one spot.
Media Interaction at HSMS 2020 Inauguration(Digpu)
Media Interaction at HSMS 2020 Inauguration(Digpu)

Housing Society Management Show 2020 concludes on a high note

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:15 PM IST
It beat earlier records in scale, number of exhibitors and visitors.
HT Image
HT Image

Chandigarh co-op housing: Jan 31 new deadline for registration of conveyance deed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:44 AM IST
After deadline, transfer of ownership will cost applicants more than administrative rates

No one killed Suraj Bhan! Two Mohali men let off in New Year party firing case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Suraj Bhan, 25, was shot dead after an argument during a party at his housing society past midnight on January 1, 2019.
Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)
Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)

Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Societies Federation members meet CM to discuss woes, say ‘no water, no vote’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Archana Dahiwal
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Several housing societies have also put up hoardings in front of their gates stating that they won’t vote, till the water issues are resolved
The Bombay high court said a co-operative housing society cannot be forced to participate in any development project.(HT photo)
The Bombay high court said a co-operative housing society cannot be forced to participate in any development project.(HT photo)

Housing society can’t be forced to participate in cluster development: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 01:36 PM IST
The bench was hearing a petition filed by Jawahar Jyoti co-operative housing society at Panchpakhadi in Thane challenging resolution passed Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in its general body meeting on December 10, 2018.
A Conveyance Deed transfers land ownership from the developer or previous land holder to the cooperative housing society. However, many CHS in Mumbai haven’t applied for it.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
A Conveyance Deed transfers land ownership from the developer or previous land holder to the cooperative housing society. However, many CHS in Mumbai haven’t applied for it.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Housing societies still find it difficult to get land ownership

Hindustan Times | By Janaki Krishnamoorthi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:00 PM IST
It’s been 2 years since policy reforms made transfer of land ownership from developers to housing societies easier. The impact, however, is negligible.
To protect residents from delays, the government has also mandated that the project needs to be completed within three years after approvals are issued.(Ht image)
To protect residents from delays, the government has also mandated that the project needs to be completed within three years after approvals are issued.(Ht image)

Extra FSI, loan rebate: Mumbai’s sops to boost self-revamp of societies

Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:16 AM IST
Through self-redevelopment, residents come together to undertake the revamp instead of the builder. They appoint a contractor and share the benefits which would have otherwise been cornered by the builder.
Kirankumar Chavan, 42, a lecturer at a junior college in Thane, said, “Kartiki is very active. She is good at drawing and manages to bag a prize every time she participates in a competition.”(HT image)
Kirankumar Chavan, 42, a lecturer at a junior college in Thane, said, “Kartiki is very active. She is good at drawing and manages to bag a prize every time she participates in a competition.”(HT image)

8-yr-old donates savings to help flood-hit kids ‘buy books, toys’

Thane | By Ankita G Menon
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:38 AM IST
The money was submitted to the Thane district collector.
After a first failed attempt to make residential societies treat their own waste, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is now giving it a second shot.(HT Photo)
After a first failed attempt to make residential societies treat their own waste, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is now giving it a second shot.(HT Photo)

Waste management: Thane civic body will assist residents to set up compost pits

Thane | By Megha Pol, Thane
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:59 AM IST
The assistant sanitation inspector of every area will visit the residential societies and tell them of the importance of waste treatment plants.
The idol at a Seawoods home in Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar/ht)
The idol at a Seawoods home in Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar/ht)

Ganesha has a green message for visitors in Navi Mumbai

Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:43 AM IST
Cloth and jute bags were distributed to 87 families in the society. A banner has been put at the gates of the housing society, appealing residents to carry their own cloth and jute bags.
As per the current law, Mhada can forcibly acquire cessed buildings by paying an amount 100 times of the monthly rent collected by the landlord from tenants.(HT image)
As per the current law, Mhada can forcibly acquire cessed buildings by paying an amount 100 times of the monthly rent collected by the landlord from tenants.(HT image)

More compensation for landlords of cessed, non-cessed buildings

Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:24 AM IST
After the collapse of Kesarbai building in Dongri last month, which killed 13 people, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced the government would tweak the Mhada Act empowering it to make compulsory acquisition of cessed and non-cessed buildings.
Project Mumbai has tied up with the SEC for the drive.
Project Mumbai has tied up with the SEC for the drive.

Project Mumbai, partnered by HT, aims to achieve 100% voter participation by 2022

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 02:19 AM IST
In the first phase, the group will set up camps in 100 colleges of Mumbai in August and early September to enrol all unregistered voters in the state as well as those who have migrated to Maharashtra, but not transferred their voter identity to the state.
A former talathi (village accountant), naib tehsildar and a resident of Chinchwad have been booked for cheating and conspiring against a man belonging to a community listed as backward under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Tuesday.(HT/PHOTO)
A former talathi (village accountant), naib tehsildar and a resident of Chinchwad have been booked for cheating and conspiring against a man belonging to a community listed as backward under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Tuesday.(HT/PHOTO)

Former talathi of Pune’s Hinjewadi, ex-naib tehsildar of Maval booked in cheating case

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:16 PM IST
The three men have been identified as Yashwant Bapu Sawant, resident of Sawant Villa, Bhoir colony, Chinchwad; SN Khirid, former talathi of Hinjewadi village in Maval and NB Dhangar, former naib tehsildar of Maval.  
The proposal was put forth to compensate for lack of space in high-density areas.(Representational photo)
The proposal was put forth to compensate for lack of space in high-density areas.(Representational photo)

Identify five private societies for public parking in each ward: Mumbai civic body

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 12:39 AM IST
As per the plan, the housing societies will lease their parking lots during the day when residents take out their cars. In exchange, payment for parking will add to the societies’ revenue.
Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think tank, has proposed a complete ban on all internal combustion engine powered two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India, starting 2025.(HT Photo)
Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think tank, has proposed a complete ban on all internal combustion engine powered two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India, starting 2025.(HT Photo)

Speed up adoption of EVs: Centre to states

New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:22 AM IST
It has also urged transport principal secretaries and transport commissioners of states/Union territories to reduce or waive road tax on EVs and to promote their use as shared mobility vehicles and public transport.
Shaileshkumar Mishra, 33, died in a drink driving accident at Goregaon (East) on June 17.(HT FILE)
Shaileshkumar Mishra, 33, died in a drink driving accident at Goregaon (East) on June 17.(HT FILE)

Wife of Mumbai’s drink driving victim says laws need to be stricter

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 12:48 AM IST
She feels hiking the fine will not help curb the menace of drink driving and the law needs to be harsher to keep offenders in jail for long
The decision is expected to benefit a chunk of societies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(HT File)
The decision is expected to benefit a chunk of societies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(HT File)

Nod of 51% housing society members enough for building revamp in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 03:21 PM IST
According to estimates, there are around one lakh registered housing societies in Maharashtra. Of that, around 60,000 societies are located in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.
Following incessant rains, a retaining wall of Sinhgad institute at Ambegaon area of Pune collapsed post midnight on shanties housing workers(HT Photo)
Following incessant rains, a retaining wall of Sinhgad institute at Ambegaon area of Pune collapsed post midnight on shanties housing workers(HT Photo)

Six killed in Pune as wall collapses in incessant rains

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:42 AM IST
Among the dead were construction labourers from Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, said Pune Municipal Corporation officials.
By Saturday afternoon, the police filed a first information report (FIR) against 15 persons, including the developer, site engineer and contractor of both sites (Alcon Stylus and the under-construction building), listing their offence as culpable homicide not amounting to murder.(HT Photo)
By Saturday afternoon, the police filed a first information report (FIR) against 15 persons, including the developer, site engineer and contractor of both sites (Alcon Stylus and the under-construction building), listing their offence as culpable homicide not amounting to murder.(HT Photo)

15 killed in Pune wall collapse, torrential rain lashes Mumbai

Pune | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:08 PM IST
The 15-feet-high compound wall of a housing society in the Kondhwa area of Pune toppled over and buried a cluster of adjoining tin-roofed shanties that housed migrant workers from Bihar and their families.
The retaining wall that collapsed was of Alcon Stylus housing society in Kondhwa area.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
The retaining wall that collapsed was of Alcon Stylus housing society in Kondhwa area.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)

15, including 4 children, crushed in midnight wall collapse in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:52 PM IST
As per initial reports, the wall collapsed on a slum where labourers were staying.
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