Yogesh Naik
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State body allows ONGC to drill oil wells close to Mumbai coast

The proposal was cleared in a meeting of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) on August 10 and the minutes were finalised last week. Ten exploratory oil wells are also to be drilled off the Gujarat coast, according to information

FILE - This April 10, 2011, file photo, shows a rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Biden administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years — and none in Alaska — as it tries to navigate between energy companies that have pressed for greater oil and gas production and environmental activists who have urged President Joe Biden to shut down new offshore drilling in the fight against climate change. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) (AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 11:01 PM IST

Oppn reacts, holds BJP responsible for the incident

Opposition leaders in Mumbai react sharply to Trupti Deorukhkar's allegation of being denied office space in a housing society, demanding action from the government. MNS chief Raj Thackeray warns of consequences if such incidents happen again, while Shiv Sena leaders blame the CM and BJP for weakening the party. Congress leader Ashok Chavan calls it a serious incident, and NCP leader Rupali Chakankar seeks action from the government and police. Shiv Sena leader Uday Samant meets Deorukhkar and extends his support.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:04 AM IST

Tussle again over Shivaji Park to hold annual Dussehra rally

This year, the competition to snag Shivaji Park as their venue is especially keen as other option, the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground which can accommodate substantial crowds, is not available. Nearly the entire ground has been taken over by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited for the bullet train terminal depot construction

Tussle again over Shivaji Park to hold annual Dussehra rally
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:52 AM IST

Mantralaya beefs up anti-suicide measures

The move to create the rule book has been in the works for some time now, fast-tracked after two women died by suicide at the state headquarters by consuming poison on March 27. On Tuesday a person jumped from the first floor of the building on the safety net in protest when his grievance was not addressed

DCP Prashant Pardeshi, who heads a 200-strong Mantralaya security team, said, “While the invisible steel wires on each floor will stave off any thought of suicide by jumping, we have also stopped entry to the terrace and frisk people before they enter.”
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:16 AM IST

Shiv Sena to act against four Thackeray MPs for violating party whip

Shiv Sena to take action against four MPs for not attending debate on women's reservation bill. Whip issued to MPs and legal counsel sought for suspension.

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Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:46 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Goyal, Pawar meet with onion traders fail to break deadlock

In the meeting, both Pawar and Goyal appealed to farmers and traders to start the auction so that the consumers are not affected. Goyal has now decided to hold a meeting on September 29 when he will take a final call on the matter

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:16 AM IST

SRA takes action against builders, squatters to acquire 2,033 flats meant for PAPs

Following this, the state housing department - MHADA (Maharashtra Area and Housing Development Authority), ordered the SRA to take action against the squatters. Ten flying squads have been formed by the SRA, and so far, they have checked 925 houses and the process of removing encroachers has begun

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:04 AM IST

Hunt on for airport plumber who tried to smuggle 2.5 kg gold

Plumber at Mumbai airport booked for trying to smuggle 2.5 kg of gold, escapes after being confronted by CISF officers. Investigation underway.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 08:06 AM IST

Shahnawaz Hussain rushed to hospital during Mumbai visit, undergoes angioplasty

Shahnawaz Hussain complained of high blood pressure and acidity, and was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital.

BJP national spokesperson and former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain.
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 07:34 PM IST

Police visit must for passport verification

The Mumbai state home department has issued a Government Resolution (GR) requiring police officials to visit the homes of Indian passport applicants to verify their identity and prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining Aadhaar and PAN cards. The move comes in response to concerns over organised gangs involved in anti-India activities.

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Updated on Sep 26, 2023 12:38 AM IST

BMC to take stringent measures to reduce air pollution at construction sites

The development plan department of the BMC has issued a circular outlining an air pollution mitigation plan for construction sites in Mumbai. The plan includes measures such as erecting dust- or wind-breaking sheets, covering floors and scaffolding, and regular cleaning. It also prohibits dumping of construction material and debris on roads and footpaths, and mandates the use of dust extraction systems and appropriate air pollution control technology. However, activists have called for stricter enforcement of the plan and citizen engagement.

Mumbai...23rd March 2011... An under construction RNA building site near Ram mandir road Goregaon - HT Photo by Puneet Chandhok (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 12:38 AM IST

18 stranded Indian sailors in Yemen brought back home

They had sent distress signals and were able to reach Mumbai after efforts from embassies in Riyadh and Djibouti. The Indian embassy in Riyadh said on X (formerly Twitter) that the sailors reached Aden on Friday after weeks of relentless efforts by India.

18 stranded Indian sailors in Yemen brought back home
Published on Sep 24, 2023 01:05 AM IST

Video on Somaiya: Marathi channel back on air after Delhi HC order

Kamlesh Sutar, editor-in-chief of Lokshahi, posted on X (formerly Twitter) that after the order by the I&B ministry, the channel was put under suspension for 72 hours. This was challenged in the Delhi high court and after a lengthy hearing, the high court suspended the ministry’s directions and said that the channel could resume from 7 pm on Saturday till further orders, Sutar said

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Published on Sep 24, 2023 12:59 AM IST

State sees acute shortage of IFS officers

Maharashtra is facing a shortage of Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers at senior levels, with three tiger reserves and three territorial ranges lacking directors and chief officers respectively. Forest officials attribute the scarcity to low IFS officer intake in the 1990s. The current sanctioned strength of IFS officers is 206, but there are only around 150 officers in the state. This shortage is affecting the functioning of the forest department and the management of tiger reserves.

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Updated on Sep 24, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Marathi channel that aired Kirit Somaiya’s video goes blank after I&B notice

The Ministry of I&B has ordered the closure of a Marathi news channel for 72 hours after it aired a video showing a compromising situation involving Somaiya.

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya(HT File)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 06:41 AM IST
By, Mumbai

TRP manipulation case: Maha govt seeks details of FIR against Arnab Goswami

The state home department in Mumbai has requested more details from the Mumbai police regarding the alleged manipulation of Television Ratings Points (TRP) after Arnab Goswami, the managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network, sought closure of the case. The department is seeking information on the chargesheet, a questionnaire on why the cases should be closed, and any potential impact. The state home department had referred the matter to the law and judiciary department, which deemed the details provided by the police insufficient.

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Updated on Sep 22, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Luxury train Deccan Odyssey back on the rails in brand-new avatar

The uber-luxury train Deccan Odyssey is set to be relaunched by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways after a five-year hiatus. The train has been completely refurbished and will feature new amenities, including wooden flooring, glass bottles, and a fire-fighting system. It will be run by technology MNC Ebix and will cost ₹6.5 lakh per couple for a seven-night and eight-day journey. The train will run on six routes, including new destinations like Varanasi and Delhi. The Deccan Odyssey is one of India's five luxury trains.

Luxury train Deccan Odyssey back on the rails in brand-new avatar
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Verdict in due time but I will not succumb to pressure, says Narwekar after SC remarks

The Supreme Court has directed the assembly speaker to begin hearings on disqualification petitions against Shiv Sena MLAs next week. The speaker had been given two weeks to obtain copies of the Thackeray faction's documents before the hearings, but failed to submit a status report as ordered by the court. The delay prompted the Thackeray faction to file a petition with the Supreme Court. The court recognized the speaker as a constitutional post and emphasized that no other institution can intervene. The hearings will now proceed in a reasonable time.

Mumbai, India - July 20, 2023: Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rahul Narwekar, during monsoon assembly session at Vidhan Bavanin Mumbai, India, on Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:37 AM IST

The power of non-political players on state leaders

On April 17, 14 people died from heatstroke at an event where the Maharashtra Bhushan award was conferred on the spiritual leader Appasaheb Dharmadhikari in Navi Mumbai. Over 20 lakh followers had turned up at the event. A probe was ordered after the incident, which is progressing at a snail’s pace

Navi Mumbai, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and State Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis felicitates the 'Maharashtra Bhushan Award' to social worker Dattatreya Narayan Dharmadhikari alias Appasaheb Dharmadhikari during a ceremony, in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Amit Shah Twitter)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Probe into flight accident at airport begins; co-pilot undergoes surgery

A team from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has arrived in Mumbai to probe an accident involving a private charter aircraft. The aircraft veered off the runway during touchdown, leaving eight people injured. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has also begun an investigation. Four of the injured have been discharged from hospital, while the co-pilot underwent surgery for a spinal injury. The aircraft, a Learjet 45, was hired by a Mumbai-based shipping firm and was carrying eight people when the accident occurred.

Mumbai, India - Sep 14, 2023 : Officials gather around a damaged aircraft after it veered off the runway with six passengers and two crew members on board at the Mumbai airport amid heavy rains, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sep 14, 2023. (Photo by /HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Mumbai accident: Probe begins, co-pilot undergoes surgery

A Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL owned by VSR Ventures coming from Visakhapatnam skidded off the runway while landing at Mumbai airport, resulting in injuries to seven of the eight people onboard

Officials gather around the damaged aircraft (PTI)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:33 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Mumbai jet mishap: Co-pilot underwent spine surgery at Kokilaben, say officials

A private chartered aircraft carrying eight people arriving from Vishakhapatnam on Thursday evening crash-landed in Mumbai.

Seven people were injured after a private chartered aircraft arriving from Vishakhapatnam skidded off the runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Thursday evening (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:38 PM IST

Mumbai jet mishap: 21-yr-old co-pilot Neil Diwan critical, paralysed below waist

Captain Sunil Kanjarbhat's vital signs remain stable. Co-pilot Neil Diwan suffered serious injuries after the private jet veered off the runway in Mumbai.

Mumbai airport crash: Screengrab of the video shows moments before the incident happened on Thursday.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Private charted flight veers off runway; seven injured

A private chartered aircraft skidded off the runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, injuring seven people. The co-pilot is in critical condition. The runway was closed for 90 minutes, resulting in diverted flights, cancellations, and delays. The flight, hired by J M Baxi and Co., had eight people on board. The cause of the accident is under investigation, but heavy rain and low visibility are suspected factors.

**EDS: IMAGE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA** Mumbai: Officials gather around a damaged aircraft after it veered off the runway with six passengers and two crew members on board at the Mumbai airport amid heavy rains, in Mumbai, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. No casualty has been reported as of now, sources said. (PTI Photo) (PTI09_14_2023_000242B) (PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 12:50 AM IST

MMRDA finalises contractor for corridor to connect Coastal Road with Eastern Freeway

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of a 9.23-km-long corridor connecting Coastal Road with Eastern Freeway. Larsen & Toubro has been chosen as the contractor for the project, which is estimated to cost ₹77.65 billion ($1.05 billion). The corridor will reduce travel time between Orange Gate and Marine Drive and connect the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link to Coastal Road and the Freeway. The project includes a 6.51-km underground tunnel and other auxiliary works.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:15 AM IST
By, Mumbai

IFS officer contests appointment of colleague

The hearing will be held on September 14 at the Mumbai bench of the CAT. Had Singh been appointed as PCCF, the department would have scripted history by appointing its first woman as chief of the forest force. Instead, she was put in charge of social forestry

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Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Metro 2B to be extended from Mandale to Cheetah Camp

Mumbai Metro 2B will be extended from Mandale to Cheetah Camp near Chembur, adding 1.02 km for an additional cost of ₹205 crore. The extension aims to provide interconnectivity among various transportation lines in the city and reduce travel time.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:10 AM IST

Mumbi’s Metro 2B to be extended from Mandale to Cheetah Camp

Maharashtra's urban development department has extended the Metro 2B from Mandale to Cheetah Camp, connecting a sprawling slum area. The extension will require an additional cost of ₹205 crore. The Metro 2B will provide rail-based connectivity between eastern and western suburban Mumbai, reducing commuting time.

MMRDA approved the metro’s extension to Cheetah Camp and the construction of a station in February 2021 (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 10:28 PM IST

Irshalwadi landslide: CIDCO issues tender for constructing 44 houses

CIDCO has started the process to build 44 houses for the residents of landslide-affected Irshalwadi village in Raigad district. The project will cost ₹25 crore and the houses need to be constructed within six months.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Byculla Jail to be redeveloped into vertical prison

Dinesh Waghmare, principal secretary of the home department who supervises the functioning of the prisons department, visited the jail on August 31. “It is old and has a smaller capacity,” he said. “I have told my officers to construct some vertical cells there so that we get more space

Byculla Jail to be redeveloped into vertical prison
Published on Sep 10, 2023 12:16 AM IST
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