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Maharashtra: Hoteliers face an uphill task as govt allows reopening of hotels, restaurants

Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity, as the state government has insisted on compliance with social distancing
Hoteliers plan to petition the state government to allow their employees to travel by suburban trains and treat them as part of essential services.(Representational Photo/Kunal Bhatia)
Hoteliers plan to petition the state government to allow their employees to travel by suburban trains and treat them as part of essential services.(Representational Photo/Kunal Bhatia)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 08:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNaresh R Kamath

BMC issues notice to Railways after Matunga resident highlights ‘indiscriminate’ tree felling

The Western Railway authorities have denied allegations of felling of trees
Trees felled over the year in Matunga Railway Colony and area converted into parking spaces.(Deepak Chattopadhyay)
Trees felled over the year in Matunga Railway Colony and area converted into parking spaces.(Deepak Chattopadhyay)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Covid-19: 15 new cases emerge in Mumbai’s Dharavi; total count at slum is 101

According to latest data that came in on Friday evening, 10 Covid-19 patients have died in Dharavi so far. Of the total number of cases, 21 cases were recorded in Muslim Nagar, followed by 18 in Mukund Nagar and 10 in Social Nagar.
The first case in Dharavi was reported on April 1, following which there has been a rapid surge in the number of positive cases, which may soon pose a grim challenge for civic authorities in Mumbai.(PRATIK CHORGE /HT PHOTO.)
The first case in Dharavi was reported on April 1, following which there has been a rapid surge in the number of positive cases, which may soon pose a grim challenge for civic authorities in Mumbai.(PRATIK CHORGE /HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByShrinivas Deshpande

This Indian Life by Shoba Narayan: What colour is your chocolate?

White or dark, it’s all normal. All chocolate. And love is love.
Normal is an outdated concept. These days anything goes...(Shutterstock)
Normal is an outdated concept. These days anything goes...(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShoba Narayan

Mumbaiwale: The 20 coolest city chroniclers on Instagram

Landscapes in puddles, the fisherman’s life, window art, baobabs, buses and Bambaiyya style. Check out these handles run by dedicated city lovers who dig deep into their subjects of interest.
Zake’s art is all over the city. Check out his most iconic walls, on his Insta page.
Zake’s art is all over the city. Check out his most iconic walls, on his Insta page.
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRachel Lopez

Fraudster poses as CISF officer, dupes man of Rs 6L, held in Rajasthan

The accused, Asif Khan, posted a fraudulent advertisement on an online shopping website, stating that he wants to sell a four-wheeler, in June
hen a Matunga resident contacted him, Khan posed as a CISF officer and even sent him fake images in uniform to gain trust.
hen a Matunga resident contacted him, Khan posed as a CISF officer and even sent him fake images in uniform to gain trust.
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 05:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Dharavi man booked for assaulting his 3 minor kids

On returning to school, her teacher noticed the injuries. and The 11-year-old also revealed that because of the harassment and regular assault, their mother had left home about 18 months ago.
The teacher contacted an NGO and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and filed a complaint against the father.(HT image)
The teacher contacted an NGO and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and filed a complaint against the father.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 06:09 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByFaisal Tandel

Kashmiri students find support from Mumbai colleges

HT contacted several Kashmiri students living in Mumbai, but they refused to speak, citing concern for their safety.
The management of Vile Parle’s Mithibai College recently launched an initiative ‘Home away from Home’ at their institute.(HT image)
The management of Vile Parle’s Mithibai College recently launched an initiative ‘Home away from Home’ at their institute.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 03:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByShreya Bhandary

1.87L FYJC seats in Mumbai Metropolitan Region still vacant, but few in prominent colleges

Edu dept data shows Arts has least vacant seats, followed by Science
Students check the first merit list of FYJC, put up outside H R College at Churchgate in Mumbai on July 12.(HT FILE)
Students check the first merit list of FYJC, put up outside H R College at Churchgate in Mumbai on July 12.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

FYJC 2nd merit list:Science cut offs dip further, commerce, arts only see a marginal change in Mumbai

Toppers picking other streams seen as reason for dip in cut-offs for Science
Toppers picking other streams seen as reason for dip in cut-offs for Science(HT Photo)
Toppers picking other streams seen as reason for dip in cut-offs for Science(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Sunday spoiler: Mega block, tech snag lead to delays, cancellations on WR, CR

On the CR’s main line, suburban services were hit owing to a mega block on the Kalyan-bound fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations, while on the harbour line, there was a block between Wadala Road and Mankhurd stations.
Commuters travelling on Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) were hassled on Sunday as multiple suburban and outstation services were delayed by 15 to 30 minutes or cancelled owing to a mega block and technical snags.(HT PHOTO)
Commuters travelling on Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) were hassled on Sunday as multiple suburban and outstation services were delayed by 15 to 30 minutes or cancelled owing to a mega block and technical snags.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 02:49 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Degree college admissions: Cut-offs for SEBC, EWS much lower than other categories

According to colleges, many students who belonged to the two categories couldn’t avail the reservation, as they didn’t have valid certificates
DG Ruparel College’s BSc cut-off for EWS and SEBC quotas was 45.23%.(Hindustan Times)
DG Ruparel College’s BSc cut-off for EWS and SEBC quotas was 45.23%.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi, Mumbai

First merit lists of Mumbai University colleges: Arts cut-off touches 98%

Experts attributed the rise in cut-offs in humanities programmes to the growing popularity of the Arts discipline.
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Mumbai civic body looks to create ‘urban squares’ to promote art and culture

This move comes a year after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis cleared a proposal, allowing the BMC to create a Mumbai arts commission.
Children play with soap bubbles made by a street artist in Rome’s historical Piazza Navona square. Urban squares are a popular concept in many European countries, where lakes, beaches, historical places double up as cultural centres or performance venues.(AP)
Children play with soap bubbles made by a street artist in Rome’s historical Piazza Navona square. Urban squares are a popular concept in many European countries, where lakes, beaches, historical places double up as cultural centres or performance venues.(AP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

41 years after teacher died, HC lets kin sell her properties

After hearing the petition, justice Gautam Patel held, “With repair costs and taxes, today these costs leave a negative balance. To permit the Matunga property’s sale is necessary.”
The Bombay high court (HC) permitted the sale of properties of a deceased teacher by her nephew, grand nephew’s wife and daughter, provided the money is used to fund a dog shelter as mentioned in her will.(FilePhoto)
The Bombay high court (HC) permitted the sale of properties of a deceased teacher by her nephew, grand nephew’s wife and daughter, provided the money is used to fund a dog shelter as mentioned in her will.(FilePhoto)
Published on May 21, 2019 04:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya

Why you should vote: A chapter colleges teach

At Bandra’s RD National College, a three-day inter-collegiate festival was organised by the political science department in which participating students formed a political party, designed its symbol and also wrote a manifesto.
Higher education institutes in the city have started organising workshops and awareness programmes for students to understand the importance of voting, as most of them are first-time voters.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Higher education institutes in the city have started organising workshops and awareness programmes for students to understand the importance of voting, as most of them are first-time voters.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 03:54 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai colleges teach students importance of voting

Colleges organised workshops and awareness programmes for students as most of them are first-time voters
Students of RD National College, Bandra, promote voter registration drive during an event last month.(HT PHOTO)
Students of RD National College, Bandra, promote voter registration drive during an event last month.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

A week on, not even 50,000 use Mumbai Monorail daily

Authorities had estimated around 1 lakh would use the monorail each day
The Maharashtra government recently inaugurated the second phase of the Mumbai Monorail.(HT FILE)
The Maharashtra government recently inaugurated the second phase of the Mumbai Monorail.(HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 07:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Missing Mumbai man found after uploading photo on Facebook

Police were able to track Ashish Vichare to Miraj railway station in Karnataka after he logged onto his Facebook account
Ashish Vichare was tracked after he logged onto his old Facebook account(HT Photo)
Ashish Vichare was tracked after he logged onto his old Facebook account(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFaisal Tandel, Mumbai

Robber sets eyes on crores, settles for Rs 16,700 in coins in Mumbai

The thief cut open the bathroom window grilles to enter the branch around 2am, said the police, who are going through the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage to identify him.
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Mumbai, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

2 Class 9 boys save 7-year-old as she tries to alight moving train in Mumbai

The girl had panicked after seeing her mother jump off the train at Dadar because her husband had been left behind
The Class 9 boys with the family of the girl they saved.(HT)
The Class 9 boys with the family of the girl they saved.(HT)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Visually-challenged teen pins down man who molested her on Mumbai local train

A 15-year-old visually-challenged girl got a man, who molested her on a local train, arrested. But, this was no plain arrest.
(Hindustan Times)
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Updated on Dec 19, 2018 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMegha Sood

Colleges take a stroll down the memory lane

Several colleges, which reached landmark anniversaries this year, are reliving past at their respective annual day
St Xavier’s College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, titled its annual cultural festival Malhar, held in August, ‘A Time Turner’.(HT FILE PHOTO)
St Xavier’s College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, titled its annual cultural festival Malhar, held in August, ‘A Time Turner’.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi, Mumbai

Ganeshotsav kicks off festive offers’ season for realty

The response has not been overwhelmingly positive, but it has boosted sales in the affordable and mid-segment categories.
The response has not been overwhelmingly positive, but it has boosted sales in the affordable and mid-segment categories.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The response has not been overwhelmingly positive, but it has boosted sales in the affordable and mid-segment categories.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2018 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNaresh Kamath, Mumbai

Matunga residents to pay Rs 15 lakh fine for not vacating old buildings

72 residents say while BMC termed structures run-down, VJTI claimed otherwise.
The civic body issued eviction notices to the buildings, which had been constructed on a BMC plot, in 2017.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
The civic body issued eviction notices to the buildings, which had been constructed on a BMC plot, in 2017.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 05:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK.A.Y. Dodhiya

Mumbai college crowns transgender student ‘Rose Queen’

Anjali Siroya won this year’s title of ‘Rose Queen’ at Matunga’s Ramnarain Ruia College earlier this month. But, the 20-year-old mass media student is no ordinary ‘Rose Queen’. Siroya identifies herself as a transgender
Anjali Siroya won this year’s title of ‘Rose Queen’ at Matunga’s Ramnarain Ruia College.(HT Photo)
Anjali Siroya won this year’s title of ‘Rose Queen’ at Matunga’s Ramnarain Ruia College.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 09:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

Matunga society sends zero organic waste to dumping grounds

The society took to the project from Republic Day and from then on, has treated over 5,000kg of organic waste and produced 500 kg of manure, which is used to nurture over 300 plants and a 1,500 square-feet garden.
The Lokmanya Nagar Co-operative Housing Society in Mumbai’s Matunga treats its daily output of 25kg of organic waste in automatic tumbler machines and has processed over 5,000 kg of organic waste since January 26 this year.(HT Photo)
The Lokmanya Nagar Co-operative Housing Society in Mumbai’s Matunga treats its daily output of 25kg of organic waste in automatic tumbler machines and has processed over 5,000 kg of organic waste since January 26 this year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

MU, colleges join hands to help flood-ravaged Kerala

While the university is encouraging colleges to initiate drive to raise funds, several colleges have already sent clothes, food grains and sanitary products to Kerala
Students of Jai Hind pack essentials for distribution at a relief campo in Kerala(HT Photo)
Students of Jai Hind pack essentials for distribution at a relief campo in Kerala(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Alumni’s return gift to Mumbai colleges: Scholarships, funds, guidance

A growing number of alumni are offering financial assistance, mentoring and guidance to students from their alma mater.
Grenville Solomon, a hedge-fund manager, has promised to give Rs1 lakh each to three meritorious students from his alma mater, Bandra’s St Andrew’s College, college every year.(HT File Photo)
Grenville Solomon, a hedge-fund manager, has promised to give Rs1 lakh each to three meritorious students from his alma mater, Bandra’s St Andrew’s College, college every year.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 12:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi, Mumbai

BMC to fine Mumbai road contractor Rs2 lakh a day if road is not repaired in time

The bad patch on the road had been noticed during a BMC inspection before the monsoon.
The decision came after the contractor, despite being informed two weeks ago, failed to repair the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR).(HT File)
The decision came after the contractor, despite being informed two weeks ago, failed to repair the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR).(HT File)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 02:04 AM IST
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