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Why citizens in Mumbai will keep dying due to potholes

The basic problem—construction of poor quality roads--remains unaddressed
Most of the civic bodies across MMR have become known for building poor roads.(HT FILE)
Most of the civic bodies across MMR have become known for building poor roads.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad

Junior college admissions in Mumbai: Second merit list delayed to July 19

The announcement came following a July 12 Bombay high court ruling in connection with a litigation on the surrender of quota seats.
The second merit list for admissions to junior colleges in the city was scheduled to be out at 11am on Monday.(HT Photo)
The second merit list for admissions to junior colleges in the city was scheduled to be out at 11am on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 03:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Mumbai junior college admissions: Second merit list out today

Principals said the cut-offs would go down only marginally, with very few seats remaining.
Students checking the first merit list at HR college in Churchgate last week.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Students checking the first merit list at HR college in Churchgate last week.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Stem concrete rot to end flooding in Mumbai

Not once has any authority studied the likely cumulative environmental impact of this large-scale developer-led concretisation of Mumbai and eradication of its open spaces
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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By Pankaj Joshi

No cure for Mumbai’s pothole plague?

Every year, in the monsoon, outrage erupts over the poor condition of roads in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, but authorities are yet to find a concrete solution.
Many point fingers at the whole tendering process and say it requires an overhaul.(HT Photo)
Many point fingers at the whole tendering process and say it requires an overhaul.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 11:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai

50,000 students in Mumbai confirm FYJC seats in first round; second merit list on July 16

The deadline for confirmation of seats were postponed twice by the state education department, owing to heavy rains.
This has left 2.5 lakh seats up for grabs in the upcoming admission rounds.(Representational photo)
This has left 2.5 lakh seats up for grabs in the upcoming admission rounds.(Representational photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Heavy rainfall in Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai; central line trains delayed

Water-logging, tree falls, rising river levels reported as heavy rains lash Mumbai Metropolitan Region; relatively less rain in Mumbai city.
The Kalyan-Badlapur highway was closed to traffic because of water-logging on Saturday.(Rishikesh Choudhary)
The Kalyan-Badlapur highway was closed to traffic because of water-logging on Saturday.(Rishikesh Choudhary)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Priyanka Dhomse and G. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Kalyan/thane/navi Mumbai

Fewer flamingos visited Mumbai this year, shows BNHS report

Study is first attempt made to document flamingo population in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
BNHS officials said the study suggests 30,000 to 35,000 birds wintered in Mumbai the past winter, compared to 40,000 to 45,000 in the earlier seasons.(HT File Photo)
BNHS officials said the study suggests 30,000 to 35,000 birds wintered in Mumbai the past winter, compared to 40,000 to 45,000 in the earlier seasons.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Small cabs not suitable for Mumbai now, says state’s think tank director

‘Mumbai already has conventional taxis and autorickshaws, and the introduction of a new class of cabs having a different fare structure will result in conflict’
A panel report suggesting the introduction of a new class of taxis having an engine capacity between 600cc and 980cc in cities with a population of over a million people is under consideration by the Maharashtra government.(HT Photo)
A panel report suggesting the introduction of a new class of taxis having an engine capacity between 600cc and 980cc in cities with a population of over a million people is under consideration by the Maharashtra government.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board shuts down 19 plastic bag manufacturing units

The units were located in Pune and in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) – Kalyan, Ambernath, Thane and Dombivli.
The units that have been closed have been fined Rs5,000 each as a preliminary offence for continuing to manufacture plastic bags.(HT FILE)
The units that have been closed have been fined Rs5,000 each as a preliminary offence for continuing to manufacture plastic bags.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 20, 2018 01:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Ford to invest $50 million on centre for integrated mobility in Maharashtra

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweets details after meeting top Ford officials in Washington DC
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is on an 8-day foreign tour.(HT FILE)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is on an 8-day foreign tour.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 16, 2018 01:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai

India must build on the decline in maternal mortality

While the decline is good news, the nation still lags behind many developing countries in maternal health and survival
The special bulletin on MMR for the period 2011-13, released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), shows that the combined MMR in MP/Chhattisgarh has gone down to 221 from 230 in 2010-12(HT Photo)
The special bulletin on MMR for the period 2011-13, released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), shows that the combined MMR in MP/Chhattisgarh has gone down to 221 from 230 in 2010-12(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Maternal mortality rate in Rajasthan declines by 45 points: SRS data

Data states that in India MMR has reduced by 37 points.
A mother with her twin daughters at a government hospital in Ganganagar.(HT File Photo/Representative Photo)
A mother with her twin daughters at a government hospital in Ganganagar.(HT File Photo/Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

12 new stations in Mumbai will monitor air quality now

MPCB and the environment department also launched a mobile application on the plastic ban, which will inform citizens about details of the ban.
While 10 air monitoring stations were inaugurated across Mumbai, one each was started in Navi Mumbai and another in Kalyan, said officials.(HT Photo)
While 10 air monitoring stations were inaugurated across Mumbai, one each was started in Navi Mumbai and another in Kalyan, said officials.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

The Union health ministry is attributing this improvement mainly to rise in institutional deliveries across the country
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 07:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Three killed, flights and traffic disrupted as pre-monsoon showers hit Mumbai

Pre-monsoon showers hit Mumbai on Saturday, with rain and thundershower lashing parts of Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath, Navi Mumbai, Vasai and Virar.
Lightning strikes Mumbai skyline on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Lightning strikes Mumbai skyline on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 01:35 AM IST
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Kalyan station to get 960-crore facelift

New platforms, separate lines to decongest station part of the project
The first phase of the project has begun. The survey is over and the railways is working on finalising the layout for the project.(Rishikesh Chaudhary/HT)
The first phase of the project has begun. The survey is over and the railways is working on finalising the layout for the project.(Rishikesh Chaudhary/HT)
Published on May 25, 2018 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar

App by Maha forest dept to give rescuers from MMR common platform

Thane territorial wing of state forest department will unveil mobile app Praani Mitra on Tuesday
App will connect and bring all stakeholders rescuing animal on record and will provide reference point in the future(Pic for representation)
App will connect and bring all stakeholders rescuing animal on record and will provide reference point in the future(Pic for representation)
Updated on May 22, 2018 12:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Traffic movement across Mumbai Metropolitan Region will be seamless soon, promises CM

At a public meeting in Airoli, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke about the plan for public transport, traffic reduction and metro projects.
Navi Mumbai, India - May 21, 2018: An Airel View of newly built Ghansoli Talavli Flyover in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Navi Mumbai, India - May 21, 2018: An Airel View of newly built Ghansoli Talavli Flyover in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 22, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

Four-fold rise in vehicles since 2001 worsens air, traffic jams in Mumbai

Experts attribute increase to poor public transport, growing per capita income and aspirational value
The number of vehicles touched almost the 80 lakh mark in MMR in March(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The number of vehicles touched almost the 80 lakh mark in MMR in March(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai

Mumbai infra: It’s time to end long queues, it’s time for one city, one ticket

The city needs an integrated transport authority, as the lack of a single command has made transportation planning piecemeal
Currently, commuters have to stand in queues to buy tickets or recharge smart cards from each operator.(Ht File Photo)
Currently, commuters have to stand in queues to buy tickets or recharge smart cards from each operator.(Ht File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2018 01:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

5-year-old leopard strays into old gym in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony, rescued within 2 hours

Rescue operation is being said to be the quickest in Mumbai Metropolitan Region so far
The leopard that was rescued from Aarey Colony on Sunday.(HT photo)
The leopard that was rescued from Aarey Colony on Sunday.(HT photo)
Updated on May 14, 2018 12:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

‘Development of metropolitan region will help reduce burden on Mumbai’

Sanjay Khandare, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, said growth centres and better infrastructure development is crucial to spur economic activities in MMR.
(Picture for representation)
(Picture for representation)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal

New draft CRZ rules protect builders’ interest, not coastal environment, say activists

Some of the significant changes as per the draft are that the applicability of CRZ distance to the land area or width of the creek from the high tide line is now 50 metres, reduced from 100 metres buffer zone
Environmentalists have already begun submitting suggestions and objections to the draft.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Environmentalists have already begun submitting suggestions and objections to the draft.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee

Here’s why parents and caregivers are against vaccination for their children

According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, a history of drug scandals, medical training practices, and a lack of political priority placed on disease prevention that started in the 1960s could be responsible for the immunisation apathy, also known as vaccine hesitancy, we’re seeing today.
A legacy of social and political factors is influencing people’s decisions not to vaccinate their children.(Shutterstock)
A legacy of social and political factors is influencing people’s decisions not to vaccinate their children.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 03:44 PM IST
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Mumbai is breathing a large amount of harmful pollutants, shows ministry report

Seven town and cities in Mumbai Metropolitan Region have topped the all-India list of harmful air pollutants for two years in a row
The report identified Nanded, Dombivli, Ambernath, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar, Thane and Bhiwandi as the most polluted cities, with the highest levels of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.(HT File Photo)
The report identified Nanded, Dombivli, Ambernath, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar, Thane and Bhiwandi as the most polluted cities, with the highest levels of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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