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Vijay Singhal appointed as CIDCO’s new managing director

Published on Feb 25, 2024 02:01 PM IST

He holds a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT-Roorkee, an M.Tech in ‘Building Science & Construction Management’ from IIT-Delhi, and a master’s degree from King’s College, London

Singhal is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the 1997 batch. (CIDCO Ltd | Official X account)

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates BITS Pilani in Kalyan

Referring to the latest budget announcement, where ₹1 lakh crore was allocated for a special purpose vehicle dedicated to funding research and development activities, she stated that this funding is intended to support research initiatives, including those in the private sector

Sitharaman was speaking at the inauguration of a 60-acre permanent Mumbai campus set up by BITS Pilani in Kalyan, which will house a School of Management, a law school and a school of design.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Dhirubhai Ambani International School ranked first among the top IB schools worldwide

DAIS Mumbai named top world IB school with 11 toppers scoring maximum of 45 points. IB website recognizes 22 schools with top students globally.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Navi Mumbai civic body submits its first draft development plan to govt

A total of 625 plot reservations were proposed in the draft DP which have now been reduced to 537 plots. This was done by de-reserving 88 plots, kept for playgrounds, schools, hospitals, gardens, community centres, parking and other such public amenities

Navi Mumbai, India - Aug. 14, 2023:Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) Headquarters lit up with tricolor on the eve of 77th Independence Day celebration, at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 14, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Pawar unveils new NCP symbol at Raigad Fort

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on February 22 allotted the new symbol to the Pawar faction of the NCP. It will have this symbol till the Supreme Court decides on the ongoing petition filed by the Pawar faction, challenging the ECI verdict that the Ajit Pawar-led faction was the real NCP and thus had the right to use the party’s clock symbol

Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) chief Sharad Pawar during launch of party’s new symbol at Raigad Fort in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Maharashtra expands medical services for sickle cell disease prevention

Maharashtra broadens medical care for sickle cell disease patients, introducing 'genetic card' to register and guide partner selection for prevention.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Edu body mandates teacher training sessions amid exams

SCERT faces criticism for scheduling teacher training during Class 10 exams in Maharashtra, drawing objections from educators.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Gokhale Bridge ready but awaiting CM inauguration: Aaditya Thackeray

However, BMC commissioner and administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal said the stress test for the bridge was underway, and the fitness certificate was expected only on Monday. “We cannot open a flyover without the crucial stress test,” he said

Mumbai, India - Feb. 24, 2024: A evening view of the Gokhale Bridge in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:48 AM IST

Dharavi residents won’t get ownership of houses: Gaikwad

Dharavi MLA Varsha Gaikwad alleges Dharavi residents won't get full ownership of houses in Adani Realty's redevelopment due to railway land issue.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:44 AM IST

55 corporators in Nanded quit Cong, join BJP under Ashok Chavan’s leadership

Former Congress CM Ashok Chavan joined BJP, taking 55 ex-Corporators from Nanded-Waghala with him. Remaining Congress members claim he's not the sole leader.

55 corporators in Nanded quit Cong, join BJP under Ashok Chavan’s leadership
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:42 AM IST

Builder duo booked for 78 cr fraud

Police in Khar book father-son builder duo for ₹78 crore fraud, diverting funds, violating RERA rules, and failing to deliver flats on time.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:36 AM IST

Response to Jarange-Patil’s call for rasta roko ‘lukewarm’

Protestors in Maharashtra demand Maratha reservation within OBC quota, leading to 'rasta roko' agitation. Activist plans meeting to decide next steps.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:32 AM IST

Crime branch busts fake call centre in Aarey Colony, arrests 7

Mumbai Crime Branch busts fake call centre at Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, arresting 7 employees in scams targeting US and Canadian residents.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:30 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Two dead, one injured in wall collapse inside Film City

The wall in question was that of an under-renovation studio inside Film City. BMC officials said that a retaining wall was being built, which had collapsed. A senior BMC official said that no permission had been given by the BMC to build a retaining wall

Mumbai, India - Feb. 24, 2024: 60 ft long and 20 ft height wall near the Filmcity gate no.2 had collapsed, Out of 03 persons, one male person removed to trauma care center in private vehicle before arrival of fire brigade and 02 male persons declared dead in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:28 AM IST

Four arrested for ‘planning’ to attack Jarange-Patil’s critic

Four Maratha Kranti Morcha activists arrested for planning to attack critic of community leader. No weapons found, booked under various sections.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:24 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

From Madh to flower

Chef Niyati Rao's culinary journey from Madh Island to Copenhagen culminates in Ekaa, Mumbai's fine dining gem. Unconventional, ingredient-first, and globally acclaimed.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:20 AM IST
ByMalavika Sangghvi

HC orders CIDCO to hand over Sanpada plots to Godrej Properties, Shelton Infra

Bombay High Court nullifies CIDCO's cancellation of plots allotted to Godrej Properties and Shelton Infrastructure, directs acceptance of payment and possession.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Man sneaks into airport from departure gate, dodging six security points

Man caught sneaking into Mumbai airport for second time in a week, dodging six security points before arrest while trying to board Dubai-bound flight.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:12 AM IST

MACT grants 97 lakh to 43-year-old accident victim’s family

MACT directs van owner to pay ₹97 lakh with interest to family of Thane resident who died in accident. Tribunal finds van driver majorly responsible.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:06 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

HC grants bail to rape and murder case accused due to long pre-trial incarceration

Bombay HC grants bail to Akshay Walode in rape-murder case after 6.5 years, citing delays in trial. Justice emphasizes no steps taken to proceed with trial.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:04 AM IST

55 passengers stranded after new RoRo in Vasai-Bhyander gets stuck for 3 hours

The passengers claimed that a fishing boat was then called in to pull the ferry off the passageway, and it took three hours to complete the task

A fishing boat pulled the ferry out of the concrete passageway.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:02 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Court starts criminal proceedings against Simpy Bhardwaj, Nikhil Mahajan in Bitcoin-based Ponzi scam case

PMLA court issues process against Simpy Bhardwaj, Nikhil Mahajan, and others in a ₹6,606 crore bitcoin ponzi scam involving 80,000 bitcoins.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 06:50 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

Acquaintance clones actress’ FB account, distributes her number to fans

30-year-old actress's Facebook account cloned by acquaintance after she labeled him a cheater for not repaying borrowed money, leading to disclosure of her phone number. FIR filed.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 06:46 AM IST

Giving voice to the voiceless

Sarfaraz Arzu, a college student turned editor, saved twice from death, revolutionized Urdu newspaper digitization, faces challenges in ads, circulation, and community reporting.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 06:48 AM IST
ByJyoti Punwani

Raj Thackeray's 'minority' dig at Sharad Pawar for remembering Shivaji Maharaj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray claimed that Sharad Pawar never took the name of Shivaji Maharaj in speeches and rallies.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray (left) and Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) chief Sharad Pawar.(PTI)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 07:26 PM IST

Granting software patents is fundamentally a bad idea

The Linux Foundation, a leading FOSS organisation hosts 300+ FOSS projects. The most recent estimates have valued the projects it has created using 1.15 billion lines of code at $54 billion

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Published on Feb 24, 2024 03:26 PM IST
ByCharles Asisi

Class 10, 12 teachers to be excluded from election duty

Mumbai CEO instructs BMC to avoid assigning election duties to teachers, especially during exams, suggesting retired government employees instead.

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Updated on Feb 24, 2024 08:08 AM IST

Manohar Joshi, a Shiv Sena loyalist who excelled at consensus building

A soft-spoken skilled political manager, Manohar Joshi was the perfect foil for the more charismatic and aggressive Bal Thackeray

Family and Relatives, with others, pay last respect to the mortal remains of the late former chief minister of Maharashtra Manohar Joshi, on Friday. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 08:02 AM IST

17-year-old boy, who went ‘missing’ on HSC exam day, returns

On Wednesday, he left home for his exam centre at St Mary College in Vashi and did not return home. He later contacted his parents by sending a WhatsApp message saying he was safe and would return soon

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Updated on Feb 24, 2024 07:54 AM IST

20-year-old biker dies after speeding tempo rams into him

According to the police, around 3pm, Sumit and Ritesh Ingle were heading towards Kanjur Marg railway station on bikes from their residence. A speeding tempo coming from the opposite direction hit Sumit’s bike on Veer Savarkar Marg in Kanjurmarg

20-year-old biker dies after speeding tempo rams into him
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 07:50 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak
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