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Cinema, cinema halls at crossroads

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Struggling to get back on their feet, cinemas are now reviewing their costs. For instance, the country’s largest chain PVR- INOX Ltd plans to shut down nearly 50 cinema screens in the next six months. Mukta Arts is also in the process of closing 11 of the 65 screens they operate, Puri told Hindustan Times

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ByShuchi Bansal

‘Renaming of Ahmednagar is to woo politically significant Dhangar community’

Shinde attended the birth anniversary event of Ahilya Devi Holkar at her birthplace, Chondi village in Ahmednagar, where he announced the renaming.

Shinde attended the birth anniversary event of Ahilya Devi Holkar at her birthplace, Chondi village in Ahmednagar, where he announced the renaming. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:55 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

After five years, BMC partially opens Delisle ROB for traffic

The Delisle ROB is a crucial link connecting Lower Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi and Currey Road in the west with Lalbaug and Byculla in the east. Traffic in the region had for years been affected, especially in Parel, Dadar TT and Mahalaxmi due to the closure of the bridge on July 24, 2018, after it was declared unsafe by IIT Bombay

Mumbai, India - June 01, 2023: One arm of Delisle Bridge opened for traffic after five years. The bridge which serves as a major link connecting Lower Parel, Worli and Prabhadevi, in the West, with Currey Road, Lalbaug and Byculla, in the East, was shut down in 2018, after IIT-Bombay, which studied the structure in the wake of the Gokhale Bridge collapse, said it was corroded, at Lower Parel, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Kharghar housing society residents in grip of stray dog terror

Residents of Jal Vayu Vihar, a housing society in Kharghar, are facing attacks from stray dogs living in the compound. Animal lovers are demanding more feeding points to control the animals? aggression. The society management claims it is abiding by the Animal Welfare Board of India rules, as directed by the civic body.

Navi Mumbai, India - June 01, 2023: Stray dogs with Alka Wanikar in the wake of the animal feeding controversy at Jalyavu Vihar CHS, Kharghar, in Navi Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:55 AM IST
By, Panvel

Chhota Rajan moves HC, seeks to stop release of Netflix series ‘Scoop’

In his suit, Rajan has objected to his picture and voice being used by the filmmaker. He learnt about it from his wife after she saw the trailer of the series.

The Netflix series is based on the story of journalist Jigna Vora who was accused of murdering a fellow journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (J Dey). Dey was killed near his residence in Powai on July 11, 2011. The series is inspired by Vora’s biographical book ‘Behind the Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison’. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:20 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Man ‘kidnaps’ self to clear debt

The 27-year-old man had not been paying the monthly instalments due to which he had accumulated debt and was receiving threatening calls from loan recovery agents, which is what led him to plot the ‘kidnapping’

Man ‘kidnaps’ self to clear debt
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

51 open spaces in city are under private control

Over 50 parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreational grounds in Mumbai and its suburbs are under private control despite the absence of a set guideline, some controlled by politicians and former sportsmen. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is currently in the process of creating a draft policy on open spaces, but activists fear that the policy will allow private parties to take control of Mumbai's remaining open spaces. A proposed bill by MLA Ashish Shelar demands that the BMC be in charge of maintaining open spaces to prevent commercial exploitation by private parties.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Posing as Delhi cops, four abduct Hyderabad jeweller, flee with cash, valuables worth 2.62 cr

Hyderabad-based jeweller and an employee were allegedly abducted by four people posing as Delhi police officers in Mumbai. The duo was assaulted and robbed of cash, gold biscuits, and diamond and gold jewelry worth around ?2.62 crore. The police have launched a manhunt for the accused, suspecting insider involvement.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Man assaults cop, MSF officer for answering wife’s distress call

The accused has been identified as Arvind Jayarayan Kushwaha. According to the police, the incident took place at 11.36pm on Wednesday at Horizon Lodha building on Bangli Road, Vasai West.

After the call, Patil and Tidke went to the address and noticed an angry man assaulting and abusing his wife, the officer said, adding, “The two men in uniform intervened and tried to stop Kushwaha, who then began abusing the policeman and the MSF officer. When the officers told Kushwaha to come to the police station, he started assaulting the two.” (Image for representation)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:49 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Woman pulls off fake bomb stunt at airport after tiff over check-in baggage

The woman got into a heated argument with the airline staff over extra baggage charges while checking in on a Mumbai-Kolkata flight, the police said.

The woman was granted bail on the same day.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

City’s peak power demand clocks 3,971 MW

Mumbai recorded an all-time high demand for electricity on Thursday, with a peak of 3,971 MW, due to soaring temperatures and increased use of air conditioning. Despite the rise in demand, power distribution companies reported no power cuts. The state has purchased an average of 300-400 MW of electricity from March to May to meet the additional demand during summer.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:49 AM IST

3 of family killed, 4 injured after autorickshaw falls into nullah in Bhiwandi

The incident took place at around 11.30pm near Bhumi World when autorickshaw driver Rakesh Chauhan realised that the brakes of the vehicle failed. He was ferrying his family home to Titwala after spending time at Juhu Chowpatty

3 of family killed, 4 injured after autorickshaw falls into nullah in Bhiwandi
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByN K Gupta

JJ Hospital ex-dean, ophthalmology HoD resign, indefinite strike of residents continues

Even as the indefinite strike by resident doctors at JJ Hospital entered its second day, dean Dr Pallavi Saple, in a bid to address the ongoing crisis in the ophthalmology department, summoned seven honorary doctors from the department who had submitted their resignations citing ‘personal reasons’

Mumbai, India - June 01, 2023: Resident doctors of JJ Hospital on an indefinite strike have been dealing with several major issues, including a lack of surgical hands-on experience, academic and research activities, everyday unpleasant and obscene language directed towards resident doctors, and much more, at Byculla, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:47 AM IST

Projects through tiger corridors approved; 14,241 trees to be cut

The GAIL pipeline passes through the tiger corridor of the Bor and Pench tiger reserves. Of the total 320 km that it passes through, 24 km is forest area.

The SBWL also cleared the 220-KV Thane-Salcette line for Mumbai power augmentation, which will pass through 62 metres inside the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary. The proposal says that 439 trees will be cut in non-forest areas, and that the project has already received clearance from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. (Yogesh Naik/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Despite complaints, police, BMC ignore illegal parking at Tejpal Road

Jaimini Patel emailed the DGP and CP with evidence of how the vehicles continued to be parked on the street despite such a heavy challan amount pending and how the traffic police was not impounding the vehicles

Mumbai, India - June 01, 2023: Cars parked on the roadside on Tejpal Road, Gowalia Tank, Grant Road, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:45 AM IST

State plans mega celebrations for 350th anniversary of Shivaji’s coronation

The Maharashtra government is planning a week-long celebration to mark the 350th anniversary of the coronation ceremony of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in an attempt to woo Maratha voters. The ceremony will take place on 2 and 6 June, with the government holding two celebrations at Raigad Fort, where the ceremony took place in 1674. The district administration is also organising a week-long programme at Pachad from 1 to 6 June. The celebrations will include live demonstrations of over 500 arms used during the Maratha period and a special chariot carrying a thousand water urn.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:45 AM IST

HC allows Solapur girl to reappear for NEET-UG

Bombay High Court allows medical aspirant from Solapur district to reappear for NEET-UG at Bengaluru on June 6, after missing her exam due to a wrist injury.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:45 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Ketamine smuggling racket linked to D-Gang, terror funding

In its plea before the metropolitan magistrate court for an extension of Shiraji’s custody remand, the AEC has stated that Shirazi, who was arrested on May 23 while fleeing to Dubai, is considered the main associate of drug lord Kailash Rajput

The police said that Shirazi had deleted all the data from his mobile and laptop. He had allegedly sent 30 consignments of contraband mixed with banned medicines to the UK, USA and Australia with the help of Rajput this year. The police have been trying to extract mobile data to know his past records of drug consignments, as he was active in drug trafficking since 2012, said a police officer. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

CR to enhance operational capacity of CSMT, LTT

In a major relief for long-distance travellers, the Central Railway (CR) has unveiled plans to increase the capacity of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), two of the most crucial terminal stations in the city

Mumbai, India - April 18, 2020: CSMT wears a deserted look on the occassion of World Heritage Day during Lockdown due to Corona virus, Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 18 2020. (Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times) (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Man tries to kill girlfriend at Bandstand, caught by people

A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to kill his girlfriend at Bandstand in Mumbai after onlookers caught him. The woman is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani, Mumbai

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari - on a push cycle - in 94 days

For Khandekar, an avid cyclist since 1990, this ride was a special one. For the first time, he rode a pedal-less cycle (push cycle), that too, built by him in 45 days at his workshop. Notwithstanding extreme weather conditions like snow, rain, heat and dust, Khandekar started his journey on August 9

Thane, India - June, 01, 2023: Thane-based cyclist Rajesh Khandekar travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on a foot-pushed bicycle with a message to save the environment, in Thane, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Waze, Sharma decided to kill Hiran in Malabar Hill meeting: NIA

On February 25, 2021, a Mahindra Scorpio was found abandoned outside Antilia – the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani – with 20 gelatine sticks kept in a backpack and a note threatening the members of the Ambani family. The body of the vehicle owner, Hiran, was found in the creek near Mumbra on March 5

The NIA claimed that when they first called Waze for the probe, he denied his role and also misled the probe. “Sachin Waze since has misled the investigation, credible evidence could not be collected as the same was destroyed by him and co-accused during the investigation of the case,” NIA claimed. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Property tax relaxation for flats up to 500 sq ft in Navi Mumbai on the cards

Maharashtra CM directs officials to prepare proposal for removal of property tax on flats below 500 sq ft in Navi Mumbai ahead of civic body polls.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Antilia bomb scare: Pradeep Sharma again in hospital for 43 days; NIA seeks health status report

The NIA also informed the court that Sharma is allowed to meet his family members, people who are convicted in the Lakhkhan Bhaiya fake encounter killing case and some others wanted in other cases inside the hospital. The special NIA court is likely to pass orders on the agency’s plea on June 5

The NIA on Thursday drew the court’s attention towards Sharma and said that he was in the hospital for the last 43 days. Special public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves submitted that a report must be called for on the health status of the accused and why he has been admitted to the hospital. Besides, he said, the court should also call for details of the people who all visited Sharma in the hospital. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Fifth cheating case registered against Sion hospital’s suspended deputy dean

Dr Rakesh Verma and two others have been accused of cheating a Shahapur resident of INR 65 lakh ($88,000) by promising to secure a medical college seat for his daughter. This is the fifth case against Dr Verma.

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Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Pawar meets Shinde at Varsha for 30 mins

Shinde said that it was a courtesy call for an invitation to an upcoming function. “Pawar saheb heads an organisation called ‘Maratha Mandir’ and had come to invite me for its 75th anniversary event. It was not a political meeting,” CM Shinde said

Pawar meets Shinde at Varsha for 30 mins
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Nanded MLA’s driver who fled with 25-lakh cash arrested

According to the police, they are yet to recover the stolen booty. MLA Shyamsunder Shinde, who belongs to the Peasants and Workers Party of India and represents the Kandhar assembly constituency in Nanded district, owns a flat in Lodha Bellissimo, a high-rise in Lower Parel, where his driver and a relative resided

“After stealing the cash from Shinde’s house in Lower Parel, More had threatened to defame him by publishing adverse information that he had on social media and demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 lakh more from him for not sharing the information with the public,” said an officer from NM Joshi Marg Police Station. (Image for representation)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Uddhav Thackeray abroad, NCP's Sharad Pawar meets Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

Sharad Pawar met Eknath Shinde at Varsha in Mumbai. This was their first meeting since the transfer of power in Maharashtra.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar meets Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde at his residence on Thursday evening.
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 08:56 PM IST

Panic grips Mumbai airport after woman claims of carrying bomb in luggage

The incident took place when a woman passenger travelling from Mumbai to Kolkata was asked to pay extra for her luggage.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. (File/ ANI)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Facing sexual abuse allegations, man permitted to virtually meet daughters

A man accused of sexually abusing his minor daughters has been allowed by a Mumbai court to virtually meet the girls, who reside in the US with his estranged wife. The court has instructed counsellors to be present at both ends during videoconferencing and asked the man to adopt a slow and patient approach. The court also noted that there is no concrete evidence confirming sexual abuse and that the allegations surfaced only after the wife went back to the US and hired a lawyer to fight her case.

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Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:56 AM IST
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