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The cleaning personnel at Mantralaya are employees of a private firm that has been appointed for housekeeping activities.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai’s Mantralaya to be disinfected after 4 cleaning staff test positive for Covid-19

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 05:33 PM IST
According to BMC officials, four employees from the cleaning team of Mantralaya have tested positive in the last two days. One staffer tested positive on Sunday while the other three tested positive on Monday.
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The state government has been functioning on five per cent workpower since the last two weeks following the coronavirus outbreak in the state.(HT File Photo)
The state government has been functioning on five per cent workpower since the last two weeks following the coronavirus outbreak in the state.(HT File Photo)

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra bans entry of people without masks to Mantralaya

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The decision is also applicable to all the employees of the state government who are currently asked to come to office, said an official.
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Antulay had to resign a month before his appointment with Queen Elizabeth to negotiate terms for the return of the Bhavani Talwar.(HT Photo)
Antulay had to resign a month before his appointment with Queen Elizabeth to negotiate terms for the return of the Bhavani Talwar.(HT Photo)

Why Shivaji was an incomparable king

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
The large portrait of the Maratha warrior king at the entrance of Mantralaya was set up by Antulay when he was the chief minister in the early 1980s.
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The woman, along with her sister, visited Mantralaya to approach certain ministers or officials for help.(HT File)
The woman, along with her sister, visited Mantralaya to approach certain ministers or officials for help.(HT File)

23-yr-old attempts suicide at Maharashtra secretariat; saved by safety net

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The woman landed in the safety net installed on the second floor. She suffered minor injuries and is undergoing treatment at St George Hospital in Fort.
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Uddhav Thackeray wants to be known as a good administrator.(HT FIle)
Uddhav Thackeray wants to be known as a good administrator.(HT FIle)

Are we going to witness Uddhav Thackeray 2.0?

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:18 AM IST
It could be too early to say this, but it appears now that Thackeray wants his government to deliver. He wants to deliver results
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The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)
The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)

Act against NHAI for excavation work inside bird sanctuary: Mumbai HC

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Based on previous HC directives, Vijay Hinge, then divisional forest officer (wildlife) Pune, Maharashtra forest department, had confirmed through an affidavit before the HC on October 30, 2014, that quarrying work was in fact carried out by NHAI and its concessionaire inside GIB Sanctuary.
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According to MSRTC officials, it will take another six months to install VTS and PIS systems on all the buses in its fleet.(HT image)
According to MSRTC officials, it will take another six months to install VTS and PIS systems on all the buses in its fleet.(HT image)

Maharashtra state transport buses get vehicle trackers and info system

By Kailash Korde | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 03:21 AM IST
Raote said that the systems will increase MSRTC’s passengers by 10-12%. “The system will be helpful for passengers. It will also make state transport staffs more disciplined,” said Raote.
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The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)
The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)

Tungareshwar ashram: State seeks extension for demolition till after Ganpati, elections

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:52 AM IST
This is the second time that the state has requested an extension for demolishing the ashram.
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Raj Thackeray-led Shiv Udyog Sena (SUS) organised a Michael Jackson concert in Mumbai on November 1, 1996.(HT FILE)
Raj Thackeray-led Shiv Udyog Sena (SUS) organised a Michael Jackson concert in Mumbai on November 1, 1996.(HT FILE)

23 years after Michael Jackson’s Mumbai concert, Maharashtra government may settle accounts

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The state cabinet is expected to take a decision on the waiver given to the show and release the profit of Rs. 3.40 crore, earned from the show, along with the interest for all the years, to the organisers.
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Residents at the inauguration of the first electricity meters at Naushacha Pada, Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)
Residents at the inauguration of the first electricity meters at Naushacha Pada, Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)

Residents of Naushachapada in Aarey Colony get electricity connection for the first time

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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“We are already facing competition from app-based cabs and in the future, more Metro lines will come up. Even BEST has proposed fare cut, which will adversely affect our business,” said Quadros.(HT Photo)
“We are already facing competition from app-based cabs and in the future, more Metro lines will come up. Even BEST has proposed fare cut, which will adversely affect our business,” said Quadros.(HT Photo)

‘Happy hour scheme’: Taxi union and consumer forum meeting turns bitter

By Kailash Korde | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 01:51 AM IST
The state then asked both the parties to submit their written submissions by Monday.
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The state government on Monday transferred her to the water supply and sanitation department in Mantralaya, where she will serve as deputy secretary. She has also been served a show cause notice.(HT Photo)
The state government on Monday transferred her to the water supply and sanitation department in Mantralaya, where she will serve as deputy secretary. She has also been served a show cause notice.(HT Photo)

After Twitter row, state transfers IAS officer to water supply department

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:43 AM IST
Chaudhari had said her tweet was a satirical reaction to the glorification of Nathuram Godse.
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Adivasis of Nausachapada celebrate after getting NOC from Bombay Veterinary College.(HT Photo)
Adivasis of Nausachapada celebrate after getting NOC from Bombay Veterinary College.(HT Photo)

This tribal hamlet at Aarey may get electricity for first time since Independence

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Residents of Naushachapada have not applied for community forest rights under the Forest Rights Act
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In December 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued a directive that the Union environment ministry should declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries which do not have buffer zones.(HT Photo)
In December 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued a directive that the Union environment ministry should declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries which do not have buffer zones.(HT Photo)

Mumbai draws the line around flamingo haven

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 07:45 AM IST
The state has proposed a buffer zone of 3,405.99 ha, extending from 0 to 3.5 km around the sanctuary’s area, which has been designated an ESZ.
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters in Mumbai(HT FILE)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters in Mumbai(HT FILE)

Two striking examples of BMC inefficiency in 1 day

By Ayaz Memon | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 12:19 AM IST
This week, the newly restored Flora Fountain developed a leak within a couple of days of its inauguration and a short distance away large chunk of Marine Drive caved in
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T1 tigress before she was killed on November 2.(HT FILE)
T1 tigress before she was killed on November 2.(HT FILE)

What rules were violated while killing T1 tigress, Maharashtra government asks probe panel

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Panel, in its Dec 2018 report, had sought action against hunters Asghar and Shafath Ali Khan
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The last official tiger census in 2016 had found 202 individuals, but forest officials estimate the current population in Maharashtra to be between 240-250 tigers.(Pic for representation/HT)
The last official tiger census in 2016 had found 202 individuals, but forest officials estimate the current population in Maharashtra to be between 240-250 tigers.(Pic for representation/HT)

Government approves Rs19.17cr plan to reduce man-animal conflict in Maharashtra

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 07:41 AM IST
On Tuesday, the state directed the forest department to sign a memorandum of understanding with Wildlife Institute of India, which has proposed a three-pronged approach
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Pankaja Munde
Pankaja Munde

Pankaja Munde backtracks after saying she won’t go to Mantralaya till Dhangars get quota

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 08:21 AM IST
From “I won’t enter Mantralya till Dhangars get reservation”, to “I was referring to the next term”, senior BJP leader and state’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde found herself in a tight spot on Tuesday after a colleague reminded her of her promise two days earlier
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NThe committee will oversee directions passed by the Bombay high court (HC) in its landmark order from September 17, directing a total freeze towards mangrove destruction and to safeguarding mangrove trees across Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)
NThe committee will oversee directions passed by the Bombay high court (HC) in its landmark order from September 17, directing a total freeze towards mangrove destruction and to safeguarding mangrove trees across Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Top bureaucrats of Maharashtra government to check the ground reality of mangroves

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 12:44 AM IST
The primary responsibility of the committee will be to monitor the functioning of the state mangroves committee constituted by the state on October 16
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Mahul residents’ protest at Vidyavihar last month.(HT)
Mahul residents’ protest at Vidyavihar last month.(HT)

Mumbai residents to march for escape from toxic air

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2018 12:45 AM IST
Almost 45 days after residents of Mahul started their protest on a pavement in Vidyavihar near a slum from where they were evicted, they will be marching to the Mantralaya on Saturday to reach out to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over their rehabilitation.
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The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.
The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.

Man poses as RTI activist in Thane, extorts Rs 5,000 from grocer

By Arvind Walmiki | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 07:49 AM IST
Soni recently threatened said he would expose the grocer’s selling low-quality products and running a fake lottery, and extorted money from him.
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Sharan Arasa says he used the bullet-ridden car till 2013.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Sharan Arasa says he used the bullet-ridden car till 2013.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘Kasab put gun to my head’: Man whose car was hijacked by 26/11 attackers

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 12:06 PM IST
Restaurateur Sharan Arasa, whose car was hijacked by Kasab, Khan, says that fateful night made him ‘sensitive’
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Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Activists livid over tigress killing; officials launch hunt for cubs

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.
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Late on Thursday night, Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS) — that has been leading the strike — announced they would extend their strike because neither Ola nor Uber turned up to discuss their issues.)(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Late on Thursday night, Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS) — that has been leading the strike — announced they would extend their strike because neither Ola nor Uber turned up to discuss their issues.)(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Ola, Uber drivers in Mumbai to continue indefinite strike after failed talks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Entering the eleventh day of their strike, the cabbie unions say they might approach the police to file an official complaint
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The mangrove patch at Uran where debris is being dumped.(HT PHOTO)
The mangrove patch at Uran where debris is being dumped.(HT PHOTO)

Special 22 all set to save mangroves in Maharashtra

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:55 PM IST
HT had reported earlier this month that the number of mangrove destruction cases in Mumbai increased by 70% in the first nine months of 2018, compared to the past two years.
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In February this year, a 45-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya, after which the state government set up a safety net covering the open space on the first floor of the seven-storey building.(HT File Photo)
In February this year, a 45-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya, after which the state government set up a safety net covering the open space on the first floor of the seven-storey building.(HT File Photo)

Former government employee attempts suicide at Maharashtra administrative headquarters

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2018 08:44 PM IST
A former government employee allegedly tried to end his life by drinking a floor cleaner at Mantralaya, the headquarters of the Maharashtra government in Mumbai, on Friday to protest ‘forced’ retirement, police said.
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Potholes on the eastern express highway road near Jupiter Hospital continue to be a source of trouble for commuters.(HT Photo)
Potholes on the eastern express highway road near Jupiter Hospital continue to be a source of trouble for commuters.(HT Photo)

Chain of silence echoes Thane’s pothole problem

By Megha Pol | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:49 AM IST
As of Monday, the worst pothole-ridden stretch in Thane is the Majiwada-Manpada stretch with 24 unfilled potholes.
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With only 37.28% attendance of Grade C and D employees, Mantralaya wore a deserted look on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
With only 37.28% attendance of Grade C and D employees, Mantralaya wore a deserted look on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

State employees’ protest in Maharashtra hits health, revenue services; refuse to talk with govt

By Surendra Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Since there was no dialogue between the stirring employees and the government on the first day, the strike is expected to continue on Wednesday
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MNS workers dug up the pavement outside Mantralaya around 3am on Tuesday.(Photo: MNS)
MNS workers dug up the pavement outside Mantralaya around 3am on Tuesday.(Photo: MNS)

MNS digs up pavement outside Mantralaya to protest potholes on roads in Mumbai, rest of state

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 08:11 PM IST
The Marine Drive police have arrested six Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers for the damage.
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Motorists were stuck on the Sion-Panvel highway for five hours on Monday morning(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Motorists were stuck on the Sion-Panvel highway for five hours on Monday morning(Bachchan Kumar/HT)

Potholes on Sion-Panvel highway leave motorists stuck for five hours

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 12:12 AM IST
According to the traffic police, the problem began between CBD Belapur and Kopra bridge of Kamothe around 8am.
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