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Activists have highlighted the case of a 31-year-old man who got admitted at the hospital on April 11 after testing positive(Hindustan Times)

Nanavati hospital under BMC radar following plaints of overcharging patients

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 03:56 AM IST
BMC health officials have received several complaints regarding the matter. Bills issued by the hospital, made available to HT, show several discrepancies, including charging over 8,000 for one unit of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Jitendra Awhad has tested negative in the first report.(Jitendta Awhad/Twitter)
Jitendra Awhad has tested negative in the first report.(Jitendta Awhad/Twitter)

Maharashtra minister tweets negative Covid-19 test report, slams rumours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The state housing minister had gone into home quarantine on Monday after he had come in contact with a senior police officer, who tested positive for Covid-19 two days ago.
A three-time corporator from Mulund, the BJP’s Manoj Kotak, defeated NCP’s Sanjay Dina Patil by 2.26 lakh votes. Of the 9.08 lakh votes polled in the constituency, Kotak got 5.14 lakh votes (56.61%).(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A three-time corporator from Mulund, the BJP’s Manoj Kotak, defeated NCP’s Sanjay Dina Patil by 2.26 lakh votes. Of the 9.08 lakh votes polled in the constituency, Kotak got 5.14 lakh votes (56.61%).(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 3-time corporator Manoj Kotak steps up in place of Kirit Somaiya

Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:34 AM IST
NCP’s Patil, who had represented the constituency from 2009-2014, got 2.88 lakh votes (31.7%). In 2014 too, he had got just 2.08 lakh votes.
Sena-BJP candidate Manoj Kotak(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Sena-BJP candidate Manoj Kotak(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Marathi manoos key factor in Mumbai North East

UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 12:50 AM IST
While the BJP has taken a chance by replacing Somaiya with a lesser known face (Manoj Kotak), former MP Sanjay Patil’s campaign is centered around the Marathi manoos.
There are more than 60,000 voters in Ramabai Nagar and Kannamwar Nagar, two major Dalit pockets in the constituency.(Sunny Shende)
There are more than 60,000 voters in Ramabai Nagar and Kannamwar Nagar, two major Dalit pockets in the constituency.(Sunny Shende)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ramabai Nagar hears its own voice in Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Apart from agrarian crises and unemployment, the BJP government is also battling Dalit resentment owing to incidents such as the Rohit Vemula case, issues with the probe into the Bhima-Koregaon violence and confusion over reservation.
NCP candidate Sanjay Patil campaigns in Bhandup on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
NCP candidate Sanjay Patil campaigns in Bhandup on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sobha polls: On the campaign trail with Sanjay Dina Patil in Mumbai

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 08:03 AM IST
On Tuesday, accompanied by local MNS workers on his ‘rath’, Patil says he is banking on MNS to get him Maharashtrian votes. The Marathi voters account for the largest [46%] vote-share in the constituency.
Manoj Kotak campaigning in Bhandup on Thursday
Manoj Kotak campaigning in Bhandup on Thursday

2019 Lok Sabha polls: On the campaign trail in Mumbai with BJP’s Manoj Kotak

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:57 AM IST
The three-time corporator from Mulund, who is contesting in the Mumbai North East constituency, has replaced veteran BJP leader Kirit Somaiya as the candidate
Kotak has replaced senior parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya as the candidate from the constituency, which includes Mulund, Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Mankhurd.(HT Correspondent)
Kotak has replaced senior parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya as the candidate from the constituency, which includes Mulund, Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Mankhurd.(HT Correspondent)

Lok Sabha elections 2019:No reason to fear in Mumbai North East, says BJP’s Kotak

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:26 AM IST
The three-time corporator from Mulund said he would ensure that all permissions for the 3,000 crore Goregaon-Mulund Link Road are received on-time.
Kotak’s biggest challenge, the political observers say, is to establish his credentials and image in a short time across eastern suburbs of Mankhurd, Ghatkopar, Vikroli, Bhandup and Mulund that make up this constituency.(HT Photo)
Kotak’s biggest challenge, the political observers say, is to establish his credentials and image in a short time across eastern suburbs of Mankhurd, Ghatkopar, Vikroli, Bhandup and Mulund that make up this constituency.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A tough fight, not really a Kotak moment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Somaiya, one of BJP’s well-known parliamentarians from the state, is being replaced by a civic corporator, Manoj Kotak. Although Kotak is a three-term corporator and a well-known Gujarati face, his influence is limited to Mulund, unlike Somaiya, who was a known name across the constituency.
Somaiya had been at the forefront of making allegations of money-laundering against NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in the Maharashtra Sadan scam as well as NCP leaders Sunil Tatkare and Ajit Pawar in the irrigation scam.(HT File Photo)
Somaiya had been at the forefront of making allegations of money-laundering against NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in the Maharashtra Sadan scam as well as NCP leaders Sunil Tatkare and Ajit Pawar in the irrigation scam.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP toes Shiv Sena line, drops Kirit Somaiya

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 07:47 AM IST
There has been speculation about Somaiya being dropped for a while now. On Wednesday, a senior BJP leader admitted that Somaiya’s attacks against the Thackeray family, in the run up to a bitterly-contested Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in 2017, had cost him the party ticket.
Kirit Somaiya has not been re-nominated by the BJP in the Lok Sabha general elections (Photo by Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)
Kirit Somaiya has not been re-nominated by the BJP in the Lok Sabha general elections (Photo by Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

In BJP-Shiv Sena’s partnership, lawmaker Kirit Somaiya is a casualty

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Shiv Sena had been bitterly opposed to Kirit Somaiya’s candidature. And the BJP’s decision to replace him with Manoj Kotal underscores its keenness to keep its ally in good humour.
Kirit Somaiya
Kirit Somaiya

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Shiv Sena toughens stance against Kirit Somaiya

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The Shiv Sena is mounting pressure on its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), over the candidature of sitting MP Kirit Somaiya
Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP, Congress in a spot over Madha, Pune, Mumbai North East Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP, Congress in a spot over Madha, Pune, Mumbai North East Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP, Congress in a spot over Madha, Pune, Mumbai North East

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 05:39 AM IST
Madha constituency in Solapur has become a headache for the BJP. The NCP lost Ranjitsinh, son of its sitting MP Vijaysinh Mohite Patil, who was keen on contesting the elections.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis welcomes Pravin Chheda from the Congress and Bharati Pawar from the NCP into the BJP, at Churchgate on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis welcomes Pravin Chheda from the Congress and Bharati Pawar from the NCP into the BJP, at Churchgate on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Party hopping continues, BJP inducts a NCP leader and ex-Cong corporator

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 12:49 AM IST
There is speculation that Chheda may be asked to contest from Mumbai North East instead of sitting MP Kirit Somaiya
An Indian election official shows an opened Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to political agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad.(AFP)
An Indian election official shows an opened Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to political agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad.(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP looks to retain Mumbai North East in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
In the coming week, BJP’s Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya is expected to interact with citizens on the Mumbai local trains, starting from Kanjurmarg on Friday, March 15, 2019, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT FIle Photo)
In the coming week, BJP’s Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya is expected to interact with citizens on the Mumbai local trains, starting from Kanjurmarg on Friday, March 15, 2019, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT FIle Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP MP Kirit Somaiya begins campaign amidst speculations on his seat

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:56 AM IST
A chartered accountant and a two-time MP, BJP’s Kirit Somaiya’s candidature is being objected by local Shiv Sena workers. Before the 2017 civic elections, Somaiya was a major critic of the Sena, attacking the party over issues of corruption in the Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
(HT PHOTO)
(HT PHOTO)

Activist locks horns with Anjali Damania, files defamation case

Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 12:46 AM IST
Damania had alleged that Inamdar met her at her home and tried to bribe her to take back her case against the now arrested NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal.
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