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Maha guv yet to announce nominee for Mumbai University VC search committee

Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:30 PM IST

Mumbai university officials alleged that all important posts at the university are currently being held by ad-hoc members

A spokesperson for the Maharashtra governor’s office said the process is on and the governor will soon announce the chairman for the Mumbai University VC search committee. (File Photo)
A spokesperson for the Maharashtra governor’s office said the process is on and the governor will soon announce the chairman for the Mumbai University VC search committee. (File Photo)

No I-T action against Anil Ambani under Black Money Act till Nov 17: Bombay HC

Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani challenged the income tax (I-T) department’s prosecution notices issued to him on August 8.

Anil Ambani was issued I-T notices for the alleged evasion of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>420 crore towards taxes on transactions done by him in 2006 and 2012. (File Photo/Mint)
Anil Ambani was issued I-T notices for the alleged evasion of 420 crore towards taxes on transactions done by him in 2006 and 2012. (File Photo/Mint)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 05:59 PM IST

SC nixes Narayan Rane's plea against demolition of parts of his Mumbai bungalow

Bombay HC had ordered demolition of Rane's eight-floor family bungalow over violation of CRZ and other municipal laws.

Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narayan Rane. (Kunal Patil/ HT File Photo)
Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narayan Rane. (Kunal Patil/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 03:10 PM IST

Collapse of Mumbai huts caught on camera, locals vacated

After the incident, two fire engines were rushed to the spot. At least 24 adjoining shanties were vacated and the residents were shifted to a civic-run school.

Screenshot from the video shows the moment when the huts collapsed on Sunday night.(ANI)
Screenshot from the video shows the moment when the huts collapsed on Sunday night.(ANI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 06:50 AM IST

Security guard accidentally shoots self, booked for negligence

The market is the hub of the gold and silver jewellery trade in the city, with jewellery worth crores stored there. As a result, it is also a significant target for robbers

Pistol firing with bullet fire and smoke isolated on black side view (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Pistol firing with bullet fire and smoke isolated on black side view (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:41 PM IST

BNHS-tagged bird returns to city’s warmer climes after five-month winter break in Siberia

NAVI MUMBAI: A Black-tailed Godwit migratory bird which was tagged with a GPS device in Mumbai in March was traced in the cold climes of South-Western Siberia by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in June

BNHS-tagged bird returns to city’s warmer climes after five-month winter break in Siberia
BNHS-tagged bird returns to city’s warmer climes after five-month winter break in Siberia
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 11:33 PM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Unknown men steal 1 crore cash from Angadia residence in SoBo

Investigators suspect that person privy to the information that ₹1 crore cash was home was involved in the burglary. Angadia is a specialised courier services for transporting gold, diamonds, and cash

Investigators suspect that person privy to the information that <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore cash was home was involved in the burglary. Angadia is a specialised courier services for transporting gold, diamonds, and cash. (StockPic)
Investigators suspect that person privy to the information that 1 crore cash was home was involved in the burglary. Angadia is a specialised courier services for transporting gold, diamonds, and cash. (StockPic)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:31 PM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Minority report: Why juvenile crime is on the rise

Shaikh and his friends stole a bike last year to fund their habit; he got caught and a criminal case was registered against him

After detaining him, when assistant police inspector Nanvnath Kale, from Shivaji Nagar police station, learnt about his story and mother’s struggle, he counselled the teen and educated him about the consequence of going on the wrong side of the law. Shaikh was remorseful, and after spending a week at Dongri Children’s Home (also known as Observation Centre), released on bail (HT File)
After detaining him, when assistant police inspector Nanvnath Kale, from Shivaji Nagar police station, learnt about his story and mother’s struggle, he counselled the teen and educated him about the consequence of going on the wrong side of the law. Shaikh was remorseful, and after spending a week at Dongri Children’s Home (also known as Observation Centre), released on bail (HT File)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:27 PM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Three injured, nine vehicles damaged after being hit by speeding dumper truck

Following the accident, the Vashi Creek Bridge saw major traffic jams with several vehicles stuck for at least two hours

Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 25, 2022:An Over speeding dumper vehicle heading towards Navi Mumbai hits 12 cars, A Maharashtra State Transport bus and a biker at Vashi Toll Plaza causing heavy traffic jam, biker riding pillion admitted to hospital in critical condition at Vashi Toll Plazain Navi Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 25, 2022:An Over speeding dumper vehicle heading towards Navi Mumbai hits 12 cars, A Maharashtra State Transport bus and a biker at Vashi Toll Plaza causing heavy traffic jam, biker riding pillion admitted to hospital in critical condition at Vashi Toll Plazain Navi Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:26 PM IST

‘Too soon to say Thackerays will lose Sena’

Academic Dr Sanjay Patil writes in response to our Sunday’s story ‘How Shinde is planning to take over Shiv Sena’

Dr Sanjay Patil (HT Photo)
Dr Sanjay Patil (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:25 PM IST
BySanjay Patil

Hunt on for employee who fled with SoBo businessman’s 50 lakh

The accused identified as Malamsingh Rathod was working at MK Corporation stationary wholesale shop situated at Chakala Street in Pydhonie area for several years

Instead of coming into the shop he turned back and went towards Musafirkhana while Vikram went to his residence, added the official (Bloomberg)
Instead of coming into the shop he turned back and went towards Musafirkhana while Vikram went to his residence, added the official (Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:14 PM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Anant Ambani meets CM Shinde at his official residence

Mumbai Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant Ambani, who was named the leader for new energy business in succession plan at Reliance just about a month ago, met chief minister Eknath Shinde at Varsha, the official residence of the chief minister, late Saturday night

The details of the meeting are still not known (REUTERS)
The details of the meeting are still not known (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Cops disguise as tempo, auto drivers to nab jewellery thief

According to Crime Branch officers, the accused, Naushad Ali Jaffri (40), has at least 36 cases registered against him all over Mumbai, and more in cities like Thane, Surat and Ahmedabad

The police said that he started with chain snatching and later moved on to stealing jewellery from senior citizens by posing as a police officer (HT Photo)
The police said that he started with chain snatching and later moved on to stealing jewellery from senior citizens by posing as a police officer (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 09:00 PM IST
ByGautam S Mengle

BMC to rope in religious leaders to keep the litterbugs away at Dharavi

The civic body’s G(north) ward has decided to keep the streets of Dharavi clean on war-footing, hence, not just religious leaders, they have decided to rope in shopkeepers, traders, community health volunteers

As Dharavi comprises of 500 masjids, temples and churches, BMC will deploy maulanas, pujaris and priests to make the drive a success (HT Photo)
As Dharavi comprises of 500 masjids, temples and churches, BMC will deploy maulanas, pujaris and priests to make the drive a success (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 11:33 PM IST
ByLinah Baliga

Clear police escort dues of 24L before arguing bail plea: Court to Dheeraj Wadhawan

Abhijeet Shivthare, deputy commissioner of Navi Mumbai police, had approached the special PMLA court on September 16, informing it that Wadhawan had not cleared the police escort dues

The DCP submitted that Wadhawan, who was lodged at the Taloja central prison, was allowed to take treatment in a private hospital in Mumbai on the condition that he will have to bear the police escort charges (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The DCP submitted that Wadhawan, who was lodged at the Taloja central prison, was allowed to take treatment in a private hospital in Mumbai on the condition that he will have to bear the police escort charges (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:53 PM IST

Man who groped 21-year-old lawyer on local train arrested

The woman in her tweet also stated that the Andheri GRP officials passed insensitive remarks when she approached them for help, which also added to her trauma. Commissioner of GRP Quaiser Khalid initiated an enquiry against the officials as well

The depression woman sit on the floor with sexual harassment concept (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The depression woman sit on the floor with sexual harassment concept (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:38 PM IST

Amid row over slogans at PFI rally, RJD leader says ‘Pak Zindabad doesn't mean…'

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said sedition charges have been slapped in the case.

PFI activists hold a rally in protest against the nationwide arrest of its leaders by NIA and ED.(PTI)
PFI activists hold a rally in protest against the nationwide arrest of its leaders by NIA and ED.(PTI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:15 PM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

Aaditya Thackeray attacks Shinde govt over alleged Pro-Pak slogans: 'Failure...'

A video of protestors allegedly raising “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans surfaced on social media, inviting sharp criticism.

Aaditya Thackeray attacked the government and called the incident a
Aaditya Thackeray attacked the government and called the incident a "failure" of law and order in the state.(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Fisherfolk call for black flag protest against Vadhavan Port on Oct 2

With the intensity of protests against the port intensifying, earlier this month, thousands of villagers decorated their Ganesh pandals with messages to ‘Boycott Vadhavan Port

Some fishing villages even further south, in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, have pledged their support to us. Households in Palghar that depend on fishing will put up a black flag to mark their opposition to this project. (HT Archives)
Some fishing villages even further south, in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, have pledged their support to us. Households in Palghar that depend on fishing will put up a black flag to mark their opposition to this project. (HT Archives)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:35 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Ketaki Sheth brings the photo studio to the gallery

The photograph as a digital document has made a comeback like never before, not leaving far behind the performative power of the self-portrait and its transition to the “selfie

Ketaki Sheth brings the photo studio to the gallery
Ketaki Sheth brings the photo studio to the gallery
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 12:25 AM IST
ByParoma Mukherjee

Indian art world is booming, and so are the fakes

Two months ago, a dealer referred a Manjit Bawa painting for sale to billionaire business leader and art aficionado Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:18 AM IST
ByPavan Lall

Three months after teen drowns in Vikhroli well, four friends arrested

The four allegedly knew that the victim did not know swimming properly, and also did not tell anyone about the incident

After sometime, his father, Gautam Jadhav, looked for his son, but did not find him (HT Photo)
After sometime, his father, Gautam Jadhav, looked for his son, but did not find him (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:16 AM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

MCOCA court acquits gangster Ejaz Lakdawala’s brother, 6 others

According to prosecution, the complainant had been working as a manager at a saw mill owned by one Zakir Chunawala for 10 years

On the afternoon of July 26, 2011, the manager – Mohammed Iqbal Isaq Lakdawala - was standing outside his cabin while an electrician was working inside (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On the afternoon of July 26, 2011, the manager – Mohammed Iqbal Isaq Lakdawala - was standing outside his cabin while an electrician was working inside (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 12:14 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Mumbai to get more electricity supply to meet rising demand

Mumbai: In a relief to the greater Mumbai region, the state electricity generation utility will expand the capacity of the Uran gas turbine power station to 850 MW

Mumbai, India - June 29, 2016 : Mumbai Skyline in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/ Hindustan Times) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - June 29, 2016 : Mumbai Skyline in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/ Hindustan Times) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:13 AM IST

How Eknath Shinde is planning to take over Shiv Sena

About three months after he pulled down the Uddhav Thackeray-led three-party government to form a government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Eknath Shinde has moved on to his next task – a complete takeover of the Shiv Sena, legally as well as in public perception; the visit to Worli setting a precedent.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde.(HT file photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 05:40 AM IST
ByShailesh Gaikwad and Dhaval Kulkarni

Man caught with girlfriend’s body on the way to Karnataka

A 30-year-old-man en route to Vijayapura, Karnataka, travelling with the body of a 24-year-old woman in ambulance was apprehended by the Bhiwandi police

The accused who was reportedly in a relationship with the deceased, identified as Kavita Madar, strangled her after a fight on Friday afternoon (HT File)
The accused who was reportedly in a relationship with the deceased, identified as Kavita Madar, strangled her after a fight on Friday afternoon (HT File)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:10 AM IST

On evacuation-day deadline, 500 families remain in Air India colony

Mumbai: The Air India’s staff colonies in Kalina bore a deserted look on Saturday, the day that the Bombay high court (HC) had set as a deadline for nearly 1,600 resident families to vacate their homes

Mumbai, India - September 23, 2022: General view of the Air India Colony, at Kalina, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 23, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - September 23, 2022: General view of the Air India Colony, at Kalina, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 23, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 12:10 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

BJP to focus on 96 constituencies it never won to achieve its Mission 200

Some of the seats identified are currently held by bigwigs from opposition parties including Ajit Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan, Aaditya Thackeray, Jayant Patil, Vishwajeet Kadam among others

The party has set the target of winning 200 of 288 Assembly seats with the help of its ruling partner Shinde camp in the 2024 polls (Twitter)
The party has set the target of winning 200 of 288 Assembly seats with the help of its ruling partner Shinde camp in the 2024 polls (Twitter)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:07 AM IST

A year after assurances, Khar, Santacruz citizens demand ROB

Citizens are demanding a ROB at Khar which sees heavy traffic jams in the area throughout the day, especially in monsoons due to potholes

Back in 2016, then railway minister Suresh Prabhu had also raised this issue and asked Western Railway (WR) to widen the subway (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Back in 2016, then railway minister Suresh Prabhu had also raised this issue and asked Western Railway (WR) to widen the subway (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:05 AM IST
ByJeet Mashru
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