Yogesh Naik
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Farmers call off march after 4-day halt at city’s doorstep

Late on Friday night, Pundalik Jadhav, a farmer from Dindori in Nashik district, died after he was admitted to a hospital with complaint of vomiting. Sources at Mantralaya said the death was also a reason behind the organisers’ decision to wind up the protest as they did not want further criticism

Thane, India - March, 18, 2023: Agitating farmers leave for their villages by train after Thane Collector assures them of their demands, in Thane, India, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Maritime Board ignores CRZ rules, issues ad to ‘monetise’ Mandwa jetty land

Inviting e-tenders from interested bidders, the work in the ad is termed ‘monetisation of land adjoining Mandwa Ro-Pax Jetty’. Amit Saini, chief officer of MMB, when questioned, said, “Commercialisation can happen subject to CRZ rules. Anything beyond that will not be allowed

Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules, in fact, do not permit commercialisation on lands that are reclaimed, on account of which many proposals for the Bandra promenade at Bandra Reclamation have not come through. Despite this, MMB has decided to commercially exploit the land near the Ro-Pax jetty. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:20 AM IST

MHADA to link lease rent to ready reckoner rates

Mumbai: In a move that is likely to affect thousands of tenants paying nominal lease rent, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has proposed to link lease rent on its plots to the ready reckoner (RR) rate of the locality concerned

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Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Satish Nandgaonkar

State announces two new jails in Thane, Yerawada

Mumbai: The state home department has said that two more jails with a capacity of 3,000 each will be bilt in Thane and Yerawada in Pune to tackle the overcrowding of prisons

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Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:47 AM IST

On a half world tour, Aussie trio in a four-seater lands in Mumbai

A stoppage in Mumbai was in their tour plan and they landed here on March 12 and took off on Thursday morning for the UAE. They had started their tour on March 6 from Brisbane, Australia.

On a half world tour, Aussie trio in a four-seater lands in Mumbai
Published on Mar 17, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Another blow to UBT as Sawant joins Shinde

Sawant also thanked Thackeray for giving him ministership. He said, “I wanted to use my skills and got a chance and hence I have decided to work with Shiv Sena. I don’t want ministership. I only want to work but I don’t know why no work was assigned to me by Uddhavji. I want to take Sena to its grassroots

Welcoming him into his party at Balsaheb Bhavan, Shiv Sena’s headquarters in south Mumbai, Shinde showered praise on Sawant and said that he, like him, is influenced by Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray. “Sawant had started the concept of telemedicine and also brought out the lacunae in the system. I welcome him to Shiv Sena and I am impressed by his work,” Shinde said. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 01:08 AM IST

In setback to Uddhav, ex-minister Deepak Sawant joins Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena

Deepak Sawant, a three-time member of the state legislative council, was welcomed by chief minister Eknath Shinde at the event.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde said Deepak Sawant was influenced by Sena founder Bal Thackeray and complimented Sawant for working extensively to reduce malnutrition in tribal areas of Maharashtra (Twitter/ANI)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 08:01 PM IST

State govt seeks CPS’s explanation on anomalies in affiliated hospitals

Sources at Mantralaya said the notice followed union minister Nitin Gadkari’s complaint to chief secretary Manukumar Srivastava on March 9 against medical education secretary Ashwini Joshi, accusing her of creating impediment to CPS work. Gadkari also said she had a reputation of creating hurdles in the departments she had worked with

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Published on Mar 15, 2023 06:30 PM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Somita Pal, Mumbai

Two infra bodies headed by CM Shinde spar over toll collection in city

However, the MSRDC has pointed out that it is also constructing a new bridge on Thane creek at a cost of ₹800 crore which is expected to be ready by 2024. It will be the third bridge on Thane creek and will be an important connector, especially to the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport. The MSRDC would also need funds for the project

Mumbai, India - November 18, 2016: Dahisar Check naka in Mumbai, India, on Friday, November 18, 2016. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:52 AM IST

March 12, 1993, Mumbai serial bomb blasts: 30 years on, the cut still runs deep

The then Inspector of Mumbai police’s Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad recalls how the fateful day of March 12, 1993 unfolded and how the city has never remained the same after the explosions that killed 257 people and wounded 1,400.

Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Mumbai airport records 8.44 million passenger movements in Jan, Fab

Mumbai: With more routes and airports opening up, seven airports run by Adani Group have reported an increase of 92% in domestic and 133% in international travellers

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Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Dadar firing: Police gives clean chit to Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar

During the immersion procession last year, there was a clash between the two Sena factions led by Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray in Prabhadevi and later, outside the Dadar police station during which there was an alleged firing from the Shinde faction

Mumbai, India - July 18, 2022: CM Eknath Shinde interacts with media along with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs Dada Bhuse, Sada Sarvankar and Pratap Sarnaik after casting their votes for the Presidential elections, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:37 AM IST

No respite from toll as MMRDA gets rights post 2027

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by chief minister Eknath Shinde, who is also chairman of MMRDA, on Friday with an aim to provide a revenue source for MMRDA to fund its infrastructure projects. Funding for several infrastructure projects was approved in the ₹28,704 crore annual budget of the MMRDA

No respite from toll as MMRDA gets rights post 2027
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 12:34 AM IST

In infra boost, state proposes Nagpur-Goa expressway

“To increase the state’s share from 14.2% to 20% in national gross domestic product, our emphasis is to boost infrastructure, which will result in comprehensive development,” Fadnavis said in his budget speech. The total provision for infrastructure development for 2023-24 financial year is ₹53,058.55 crore

About 88% work of the ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur expressway (picture) is already complete while the state has sanctioned <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>162 crore for building a jetty between Radio Club and Gateway of India to decongest the iconic monument, deputy CM and finance minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday. (HT Archives)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 01:10 AM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Survey shines light on delays in key infra projects

Mumbai: The Economic Survey of Maharashtra, tabled by the state government on Wednesday has shone light on several key infrastructure projects, which will overshoot their deadline compounding problems being faced by residents of the city

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Published on Mar 09, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Navy helicopter makes emergency landing off Mumbai coast; crew rescued

A naval officer said they can see the aircraft floating in water and a salvage team is on the site to recover it

People familiar with the matter said there were two ALHs flying in the area of which one ditched and the second one rescued others. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 05:40 PM IST

E-rickshaws go off road in Matheran

E-rickshaws which were a hit in Matheran have suddenly gone off the roads as the administration is yet to take a call on the way forward after the three-month pilot project ended recently

E-rickshaws go off road in Matheran
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 01:27 AM IST

4 masked men attack MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande at Shivaji Park

“I will not get cowed down by such attacks. I will continue to do my work. I am not scared of anyone,” said Deshpande after coming out of the hospital.

MNS corporator Sandeep Deshpande. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT file)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:39 AM IST

Anti-national remark was for Nawab Malik, says CM Shinde

Mumbai: Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday made a statement that when he talked about anti-nationals, he was referring to former minister Nawab Malik who was arrested by ED and CBI and not other MLAs

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Published on Mar 03, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Chaos in legislature over Sanjay Raut’s ‘house of thieves’ remark

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut’s ‘house of thieves’ remark sparked an uproar in both houses of legislature on the third of a stormy budget session on Wednesday

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Published on Mar 02, 2023 01:28 AM IST
BySurendra P Gangan and Yogesh Naik, Mumbai

New facility at Mumbai airport to save time for passengers with domestic connecting flights

Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has introduced a new facility that will allow ease in the transfer of passengers with connecting domestic flights from Terminal (T2)

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Published on Mar 01, 2023 02:48 AM IST

MoD reimposes restrictions on redevelopment, residents shocked

Mumbai: In a blow to redevelopment projects, the ministry of defence (MoD) has stayed the “landmark” December 23, 2022 circular which had lifted restrictions on constructions within 500 m of defence establishments

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Updated on Mar 01, 2023 01:09 AM IST
ByYogesh Naik and Satish Nandgaonkar

BMC aims to open coastal road by November

Zore said that people could enter the promenade via the pedestrian underpass. “We have four giant car parks under the coastal road, which can accommodate 1,800 cars,” he said. “There is also a cycling track, which will be on the landward side

Mumbai, India - November 13, 2022: Coastal Road Project construction site near Haji Ali, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, November 13, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Marine Drive police station to make way for swanky highrise for IAS/IPS officers

With over two dozen retired bureaucrats being posted on various government commissions and organisations, the Maharashtra government is facing a shortage of official quarters. Thus the decision to build Yashodhan-2, a seven-storey building with 24 apartments behind Yashodhan in Churchgate

Marine Drive police station to make way for swanky highrise for IAS/IPS officers
Published on Feb 25, 2023 12:40 AM IST

SIT to probe obnoxious gases at Taloja MIDC

Mumbai: The state constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the complaint of the release of obnoxious gases and pollutants by chemical industries in the Taloja MIDC area

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Published on Feb 25, 2023 12:20 AM IST

SCLR to now be connected to LBS Marg

The SCLR will be completed shortly. Two bridges on it were inaugurated recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SCLR was a project developed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and then commissioner T Chandrashekhar, along with the state, had removed scores of hutments to create the bridge over the railway line. It was inaugurated in 2014 by the then chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 03:10 AM IST

Woman detained for attempting self-immolation outside Mantralaya

Mumbai: The police on Thursday detained a woman outside the state secretariat Mantralaya where she had allegedly planned to set herself ablaze

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Published on Feb 24, 2023 02:41 AM IST

Despite ECI ruling, Shinde wary of taking Uddhav Thackeray’s title

Though the Election Commission of India (ECI) has recognised his faction as the real Shiv Sena, chief minister Eknath Shinde has refrained from taking up the position of Shiv Sena party chief, currently held by Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde speaks to the media after Election Commission ordered that the party name “Shiv Sena” and the party symbol “Bow and Arrow” will be retained by the Eknath Shinde faction, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 12:53 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Unrest in Uddhav camp: Who will make the switch?

The grassroots party workers and former corporators from the Uddhav Thackeray camp are a worried lot, since the Election Commission of India conveyed the party name, Shiv Sena, and the ‘bow and arrow’ symbol to the faction led by chief minister Eknath Shinde last week

Mumbai, India - February 20, 2023: Uddhav Thackeray meets his party workers outside Sena Bhavan, Dadar, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, February 20, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 01:40 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga and Yogesh Naik

New Sena reiterates old commitments at first executive meet

Mumbai: Within a week of the Election Commission of India granting his faction the name and the symbol of the Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde held its executive body meeting at a 5-star hotel in south Mumbai

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Published on Feb 22, 2023 01:28 AM IST
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