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On Wednesday, the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, was 18.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 7.8 degrees Celsius.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Strong winds clear the air, western disturbance all set to bring back the chill

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:14 AM IST
Just a day after Delhi reported “severe” air quality, for the sixth time since New Year, strong winds came to the rescue and dispersed the accumulated pollutants, thereby allowing the air quality index to touch the considerably better ”poor“category
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Mumbai Police personnel posted outside Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan's residence in Bandra on Wednesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai Police personnel posted outside Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan's residence in Bandra on Wednesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Case filed against Tandav makers, actors at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:13 AM IST
Police have booked Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and Aparna Purohit, head of India Original Contents at Amazon. Besides, actor Saif Ali Khan and other actors featuring in the series are also mentioned in the first information report (FIR).
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Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra Police will probe case against Tandav: Home minister Anil Deshmukh

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:10 AM IST
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said the Maharashtra Police have received complaint against Amazon Prime Video’s controversial web series Tandav and will conduct an investigation. The minister has also demanded regulatory mechanism by the Central government for over-the-top (OTT) platform contents to avoid any communal tension in the country.
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Last week, students of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) took to Twitter to share screenshots of messages sent by four proctors to some female students. (HT FILE)
Last week, students of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) took to Twitter to share screenshots of messages sent by four proctors to some female students. (HT FILE)

After NMIMS row, colleges in Mumbai bring changes to online exam process

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:07 AM IST
After four proctors who allegedly harassed female students were fired by the online exam-conducting firm of a city-based management institute, several colleges have decided to include in-house teachers for online exams along with other proctors. In some cases, proctoring will only be done by college teachers along with software proctoring, said college principals.
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For representation only. (HT FILE)
For representation only. (HT FILE)

Mumbai man falls prey to online sextortion

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:02 AM IST
A 40-year-old man from Byculla was blackmailed by a woman on a popular social media site. Agripada police has started probe in the case.
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IIT-Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee and Kanpur have been identified as nodal coordinating institutes. (HT File Photo)
IIT-Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee and Kanpur have been identified as nodal coordinating institutes. (HT File Photo)

Mumbai: 120 institutes identified to form network to measures cities’ performance under NCAP

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:00 AM IST
Institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Science (IIScs) and labs of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have been identified as Institutes of Repute (IoRs) to aid and measure NCAP.
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NCB Chief Sameer Wankhede has confirmed the development. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
NCB Chief Sameer Wankhede has confirmed the development. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai: NCB apprehends notorious drug supplier, seizes drugs worth crores

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Continuing it crackdown on drugs peddlers and suppliers, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday apprehended drug supplier Parvez Khan alias Chinku Pathan from Navi Mumbai. The agency said search operations were going on till late in the evening and it had seized drugs worth crores from the drug supplier.
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According to government estimates, a full six acres will be needed for setting a 1 MW [or, 1000 kW] solar plant, which would be capable of generating over 1.2 million units of electricity annually, under the scheme.(Representative image)
According to government estimates, a full six acres will be needed for setting a 1 MW [or, 1000 kW] solar plant, which would be capable of generating over 1.2 million units of electricity annually, under the scheme.(Representative image)

Delhi govt gets farmers’ consent to set up solar power plant in 9 villages

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:50 AM IST
In July 2018, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi had announced the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotri Yojana – a scheme to increase income of farmers by setting up solar plants in their agriculture land, which would also enhance power production in the Capital.
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While the Delhi Metro station is located on Aurobindo Marg, INA-RRTS station will be located near DDA’s headquarters on Barapullah road.(REUTERS)
While the Delhi Metro station is located on Aurobindo Marg, INA-RRTS station will be located near DDA’s headquarters on Barapullah road.(REUTERS)

INA to become a major hub with RRTS, Metro stations

By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:42 AM IST
Last year, the NCRTC had changed location of its station on the RRTS corridor from Jangpura to INA to provide seamless connectivity with two of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) corridors -- Yellow line (Huda City Centre to Samayapur Badli) and Pink line (Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar).
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Municipal officials said as per Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, waste segregation should be done at the source both in commercial and residential areas(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)
Municipal officials said as per Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, waste segregation should be done at the source both in commercial and residential areas(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)

South corp to award 10 Lakh to RWAs segregating 100% waste at source

By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:33 AM IST
The civic body on Tuesday moved a proposal to carry out development works up to 10 lakh in the colony or society where 100% waste segregation is done at source.
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