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At these nine wards, cases are doubling faster, by anywhere between 0.9 days to 11.4 days.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

9 wards witness spike in doubling rate of Covid-19 cases; slowdown in 2 south Mumbai wards

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:59 AM IST
Two wards in south Mumbai, A ward and B ward, have contributed to a decrease in the average doubling rate in the city.
The doubling rate is the amount of time or the number of days required for the coronavirus cases to double.(ANI)
The doubling rate is the amount of time or the number of days required for the coronavirus cases to double.(ANI)

Covid-19 doubling rate in Mumbai rises to 10 days; mortality rate dips to 3.9%

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:52 AM IST
The city’s Covid-19 fatality rate too has decreased to 3.9% on April 26 from the earlier 6.3% recorded on April 11. This means that there are now four deaths recorded for every 100 cases, as opposed to the earlier six deaths for the same number of cases.
Jaya Bachchan may look strict but she loves cuddles like any other mom.
Jaya Bachchan may look strict but she loves cuddles like any other mom.

Happy birthday Jaya Bachchan: Check out her best family pics with Amitabh, Aishwarya, Abhishek, Aaradhya and Shweta

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 08:00 PM IST
On Jaya Bachchan’s 72nd birthday, we bring you her 10 best pictures with Amitabh, Aishwarya, Abhishek, Aaradhya and Shweta.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Lost and found

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:00 PM IST
A friend chanced upon a nameless diary at a busy Mumbai junction last week and helpfully posted the contents of its first page on social media to provide clues that could lead to its rightful owner.
Arrest-handcuffs.
Arrest-handcuffs.

27-year-old man from Pune held for raping lawyer in inebriated state

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:59 AM IST
The accused and survivor met at a party organised by a common friend. According to the police, the woman got drunk at the party and the accused offered to drop her home. He then took her to a flat in Kanjurmarg , where he raped her, said police.
Shireen Mody with daughter Saffron Wiehl outside their studio; Green Mansions, one of Mody’s canvasses.
Shireen Mody with daughter Saffron Wiehl outside their studio; Green Mansions, one of Mody’s canvasses.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Lovely as a tree

By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 06:55 AM IST
Described as ‘endlessly fun, wise, courageous, talented, funny and strong, strong like an ox’ and a woman with a ‘beautiful generous and sunny personality’, the 65-year-old, who’d given up the rat race to live and paint in Goa, almost 40 years ago, was a pioneer and icon of the Goa spirit
The president also underwent an audio-visual session, detailing the history of Raj Bhavan, at a virtual reality booth at the museum.(HT image)
The president also underwent an audio-visual session, detailing the history of Raj Bhavan, at a virtual reality booth at the museum.(HT image)

At Raj Bhavan: President unveils 15,000-sq-ft bunker museum

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:27 AM IST
The museum is likely to be opened for public in October. Raj Bhavan officials will start an online booking facility for the museum.
The committee also decided to amend the Essential Commodities Act.(HT image)
The committee also decided to amend the Essential Commodities Act.(HT image)

Agriculture panel mulls use of genetically modified oilseeds in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 01:19 AM IST
Maharashtra chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis, who is heading the committee, said they are looking at restricted use of the technology for specific crops.
File photo of Malabar Hill, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
File photo of Malabar Hill, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

Firm gets 1,387-sqm plot in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill for Rs14.8 crore

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Maharashtra government has decided to grant ownership rights to plots allotted on leasehold and occupancy class II (conditional ownership) basis for residential, commercial, agriculture and industrial use to individuals and cooperative housing societies.
On Sunday, coordinators of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai staged a symbolic protest at Azad Maidan.(Ht Photo)
On Sunday, coordinators of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai staged a symbolic protest at Azad Maidan.(Ht Photo)

Maratha rally today at Mumbai to demand quota for PG med students

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Following the Apex court’s decision, the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell had issued a notice of cancellation of admissions under the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) quota. Around 290 students from the state have been affected by it.
Mumbai saw a 3.7% higher turnout than five years ago — from 2014’s 51.59% to 55.29% this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Mumbai saw a 3.7% higher turnout than five years ago — from 2014’s 51.59% to 55.29% this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- Voter turnout higher in city’s affluent areas than slums; Gadchiroli tops state

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:57 AM IST
Malabar Hill, Matunga, Ghatkopar, Kandivli (West) and Borivli recorded most voting on Monday, while Assembly segments in Dharavi, Shivaji Nagar, Chandivli, Magathane, Byculla and Mumbadevi saw comparatively lower turnouts.
Home to wealthy merchant and business families, the Malabar Hill Assembly constituency is known to traditionally support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and had come out to vote in large numbers in 2014 as well, when the Modi wave swept the country.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Home to wealthy merchant and business families, the Malabar Hill Assembly constituency is known to traditionally support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and had come out to vote in large numbers in 2014 as well, when the Modi wave swept the country.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- South Mumbai reaches Malabar Hill-top; will Shiv Sena flag stay there?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 06:39 AM IST
The Congress may not be left far behind in the competition, with Muslim dominated area of Byculla seeing 53.01% turnout. However, Mumbadevi Assembly constituency that has a Congress MLA at present and is considered the party’s stronghold saw only 46.90% turnout.
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: In Mumbai South, it is Deora versus Sawant

By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 12:35 AM IST
While Sawant’s appeal lies in his Marathi manoos charm, a motif echoed by most Marathi voters from the constituency, Deora has managed to woo voters on the basis of his suave and urbane ways
Tata Power released a statement saying, “At 10:50 hrs, there was a shutdown in Parel and adjoining areas due to a fault at Tata Power’s Parel receiving station.”(Hindustan Times)
Tata Power released a statement saying, “At 10:50 hrs, there was a shutdown in Parel and adjoining areas due to a fault at Tata Power’s Parel receiving station.”(Hindustan Times)

South Bombay goes without power for 2 hrs after snag at Tata station

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 08:38 AM IST
“Power supply was first restored in the south Mumbai zone within 20 minutes, and in the remaining areas by 12.50pm,” said another BEST official. BEST did not reveal how many consumers were hit by the outage.
A 150m-long passageway, part of an underground colonial-era bunker, was found in 2016 right under the governor’s official residence at Raj Bhavan in Malabar Hill.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
A 150m-long passageway, part of an underground colonial-era bunker, was found in 2016 right under the governor’s official residence at Raj Bhavan in Malabar Hill.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Mumbaiwale: What secrets lie beneath the surface of your city?

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:54 AM IST
There’s a lot going on if you dig deep enough. See how low can you go with a few major finds from recent times
Parsi celebrating Jamsheid Nawroz by visiting the fire temple and offering prayers, at Tardeo, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, 21 Mar, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT File Photo)
Parsi celebrating Jamsheid Nawroz by visiting the fire temple and offering prayers, at Tardeo, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, 21 Mar, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT File Photo)

Parsi body chairman files plaint to stop circulation of newsletter

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Last week, the Bombay Parsi Punchayet decided to ban the newsletter in its colonies from Sunday onwards, alleging that it was publishing “defamatory stories.”
Even in a dismal real-estate market, there have traditionally been takers for resale or pre-used homes. If you’re buying one to sell, or planning to sell yours, it helps to keep track of current trends.(Hindustan Times)
Even in a dismal real-estate market, there have traditionally been takers for resale or pre-used homes. If you’re buying one to sell, or planning to sell yours, it helps to keep track of current trends.(Hindustan Times)

To sell or not to sell

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Pre-used homes have been a steady segment, even in recent years. But that may not mean it is time to sell. Calculate your timelines and returns with precision
A 30-year-old Napean Sea Road resident was arrested by Malabar Hill police on Saturday for allegedly abetting his wife’s suicide.(HT File)
A 30-year-old Napean Sea Road resident was arrested by Malabar Hill police on Saturday for allegedly abetting his wife’s suicide.(HT File)

SoBo man arrested for abetting wife’s suicide

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 05:07 AM IST
According to police, the incident came to light when the victim’s cousin went to visit her and found her hanging from the ceiling fan on Saturday morning. He then filed a complaint against the accused.
Mangal Prasad Lodha(Malavika Sangghvi)
Mangal Prasad Lodha(Malavika Sangghvi)

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Coast Is Not Clear

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 12:58 AM IST
The citizens’ group claimed the land reclamation that was happening was illegal and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was reclaiming land that was not part of the coastal road.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The citizens’ group claimed the land reclamation that was happening was illegal and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was reclaiming land that was not part of the coastal road.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mumbai police halt protest march against Coastal Road

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2019 12:11 AM IST
The protest was aimed against land reclamation happening for the coastal road
Traditional Zoroastrian funerals, which are called Dokhmenashini - a system of sky burials that relies on the sun and carrion birds to dispose of bodies - is in peril because of the near-extinction of India’s vulture species.(AFP)
Traditional Zoroastrian funerals, which are called Dokhmenashini - a system of sky burials that relies on the sun and carrion birds to dispose of bodies - is in peril because of the near-extinction of India’s vulture species.(AFP)

Parsi prayer hall at Mumbai crematorium: Success or failure?

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The traditionalists, who are called the orthodox, say the facility has failed to convince community members to adopt unconventional funerals.
Queen’s Necklace in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Queen’s Necklace in Mumbai.(HT FILE)

Mumbai’s character must be preserved

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2018 12:45 AM IST
Times change, people change too. But this should not mitigate the need to make efforts to preserve those things that have embellished the city’s character, given it profile and identity, and pass it on
The work at these areas, chosen to avoid slowing down traffic in South Mumbai, is likely to begin from November 1.(Artist’s representation/HT)
The work at these areas, chosen to avoid slowing down traffic in South Mumbai, is likely to begin from November 1.(Artist’s representation/HT)

Civic body to reclaim 2 acres near Girgaum Chowpatty for Mumbai’s coastal road project

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Two acres near Girgaum Chowpatty, Priyadarshini Park to be reclaimed for underground tunnels
Last week, HT reported LiDAR had detected 33, 000 alterations to buildings across the city(Hindustan Times)
Last week, HT reported LiDAR had detected 33, 000 alterations to buildings across the city(Hindustan Times)

South Mumbai buildings found to have most deviations from their original plans

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2018 12:16 AM IST
C, D wards saw most alterations to original building plans, survey reveals; civic body to check if changes were illegal
Learning is a continuous process irrespective of age, time or year, says Vikram Mehta.(HT PHOTO)
Learning is a continuous process irrespective of age, time or year, says Vikram Mehta.(HT PHOTO)

Phd at 80: If you have a passion for learning, age is never a hindrance, says Pune’s oldest scholar Mehta

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 06:12 PM IST
A dedicated pupil, as according to his PhD guide C N Rawal, Mehta has been associated with the varsity for the past 63 years, having completed his bachelors in commerce in 1955 and masters in commerce in 1961.
Twenty-year-old Sarfaraz Shaikh (face covered), arrested for the murder of 39-year-old HDFC bank vice president Siddharth Sanghvi, was presented before the magistrate court in Mumbai, on Monday, September 10, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Twenty-year-old Sarfaraz Shaikh (face covered), arrested for the murder of 39-year-old HDFC bank vice president Siddharth Sanghvi, was presented before the magistrate court in Mumbai, on Monday, September 10, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Killed HDFC executive for money, was under pressure to pay bike EMI, says accused

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 11:43 AM IST
The heavily decomposed body of Sanghvi, a vice president of the HDFC bank, was found in Navi Mumbai on Monday morning. He was last seen on September 5, when he left his office at 7.30pm.
The construction for the new reservoir is expected to begin in the next three to four months(Wikimedia Commons)
The construction for the new reservoir is expected to begin in the next three to four months(Wikimedia Commons)

For uninterrupted water supply, south Mumbai to get extra reservoir at Malabar Hill

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:27 AM IST
The existing reservoir is 136 years old and is in dire need of repair
Though the ‘leave’ was limited for a day, the Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP), which manages the Doongerwadi, said they will seek legal help to act against the employees if they convert the leave to strike.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Though the ‘leave’ was limited for a day, the Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP), which manages the Doongerwadi, said they will seek legal help to act against the employees if they convert the leave to strike.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Tower of Silence workers in Mumbai go on ‘mass leave’, volunteers fill void

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 08:31 AM IST
The ground staff of the Parsi Tower of Silence at Malabar Hill, including the Khandias — the traditional corpse bearers who carry bodies into the towers — went on mass casual leave on Tuesday demanding bonus payments, forcing the Doongerwadi management to depend on volunteers for performing the last rites.
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

‘Jinxed’ official bungalow in south Mumbai scares away ministers

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 10:57 AM IST
A perceived jinx is scaring ministers from moving into a sprawling, sea-facing bungalow in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of south Mumbai — even two years after its previous occupant, former revenue minister Eknath Khadse, vacated it.
The 5,000sqft gallery will be able to accomodate over 250 people(HT Photo)
The 5,000sqft gallery will be able to accomodate over 250 people(HT Photo)

Gallery at Malabar Hill to give panoramic view of Marine Drive

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 12:45 AM IST
Officials said that minor work is pending, but the gallery can be opened to visitors.
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