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Book launch marks 150 years of Dr Bhau Daji Lad museum

The book launched on Tuesday — Mumbai: A City Through Objects, edited by honorary director of the museum Tasneem Zakaria Mehta — is a showcase of 101 artefacts from the museum’s collection
The artefacts include old maps from the 17th century, made with watercolour and ink, and coloured postcards of Bombay from the 18th and 19th century. (Hindustan Times)
The artefacts include old maps from the 17th century, made with watercolour and ink, and coloured postcards of Bombay from the 18th and 19th century. (Hindustan Times)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:15 PM IST
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ByCherylann Mollan

Maharashtra to get central museum tracking the state from pre-historic era

This will be a state-level museum and the largest such facility run by the directorate in Maharashtra.
Work on the museum may start in a year. (Representational image) (AP)
Work on the museum may start in a year. (Representational image) (AP)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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BMC plans 280 crore bridge to unclog Worli junction

The 571-metre bridge, at a cost of 280 crore, will be constructed over the nullah adjoining Nehru Science Centre, and will not have any project affected persons, or clogged traffic due to construction
Along with this vehicular bridge, BMC will construct a pedestrian underpass between the two buildings, which are roughly 500 metre apart and are popular among school children, and families (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Along with this vehicular bridge, BMC will construct a pedestrian underpass between the two buildings, which are roughly 500 metre apart and are popular among school children, and families (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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ByEeshanpriya MS

Borivali law college refunds 57.6 lakh excess fees charged from students

Mumbai: Nearly six months after the state Fee Regulatory Authority (FRA) directed a law college in Borivali to refund excess fees they charged from students, the institute last week deposited 57,59,750 with the fee authority
The FRA agreed to bring down the deposit money to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>57.6 lakh to refund affected students. (HT PHOTO)
The FRA agreed to bring down the deposit money to 57.6 lakh to refund affected students. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:11 PM IST
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FYJC mock registrations to begin on May 23

Following a week of the mock form filling process, the process of registration for admissions will likely begin on May 28.
Admissions to FYJC in Maharashtra depend on pre-admission registrations, which is a two-part form. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Admissions to FYJC in Maharashtra depend on pre-admission registrations, which is a two-part form. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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BEST bus drivers go on flash strike

MUMBAI: Scores of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus drivers of wet-leased buses went on the third flash strike on Tuesday, causing a major inconvenience for passengers
The strike was called due to the non-payment of salaries. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The strike was called due to the non-payment of salaries. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:09 PM IST
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ByAroosa Ahmed

State announces grant for cooperative sugar mills

Sugar mills have also been directed to extend their crushing season, which began on October 15, 2021, till the end of May.
The state will also provide an additional grant of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 per tonne per kilometre for transportation of cane from the fields to the mills (AFP)
The state will also provide an additional grant of 5 per tonne per kilometre for transportation of cane from the fields to the mills (AFP)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:09 PM IST
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RS polls: Sena unlikely to back Sambhaji Raje, to field second candidate

Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced that the party would field two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections which are slated to be held for six seats from Maharashtra on June 10
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje HT File Photo
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje HT File Photo
Updated on May 17, 2022 10:53 PM IST
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Ugandan arrested for smuggling cocaine worth 7 cr

The zonal officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 690 gram of cocaine worth 7 crore, stuffed in 70 capsules, from the man identified as Brandon Sulpisious Migadde
DRI had specific intelligence that a foreigner would come to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) airport via flight ET610 on May 13, carrying some contraband material (HT File)
DRI had specific intelligence that a foreigner would come to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) airport via flight ET610 on May 13, carrying some contraband material (HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 09:25 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

11 years later, PMLA court frames charges against Hasan Ali Khan

Over 11 years after his arrest on money-laundering charges, a special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court on Tuesday framed charges against Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and set the stage for starting his trial, at a time when the 70-year-old is critically ill and hospitalised
Hasan Ali Khan HT File Photo
Hasan Ali Khan HT File Photo
Published on May 17, 2022 08:23 PM IST
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HC refuses pre-arrest bail to school chairman accused of abetting student’s suicide

The chairman was booked after the student took the drastic step, as he was berated and abused by the applicant in front of a teacher
The grandfather was told by the applicant that his grandson had caused injury to a girl and that the youngster was ill-cultured and there were no chances of reformation as he was from the slums (HT File)
The grandfather was told by the applicant that his grandson had caused injury to a girl and that the youngster was ill-cultured and there were no chances of reformation as he was from the slums (HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:36 PM IST
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ByK A Y Dodhiya

Sena likens Fadnavis to Vibhishan, calls his Ram bhakti superficial; are you Ravana, asks BJP

Shiv Sena on Tuesday took on leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis over his recent address to north Indians, saying his Ram bhakti was superficial and that he behaved like Vibhishan (younger brother of Ravana)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis HT File Photo
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis HT File Photo
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:58 PM IST
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Cyber fraudster dupes naval official

Since the complainant was out working on a ship, he was unavailable to record his statement for five months
 (HT PHOTO)
(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:20 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

CIDCO MD assures to resolve water woes in Kharghar, Taloja by May 31

CIDCO MD chose to address the issue of water scarcity in Kharghar, Taloja on Sunday through his 20-odd tweets; he also informed that a series of actions are being taken to not only end the water supply issue but also augment the overall supply to 484MLD by 2025 end
CIDCO MD assures to resolve water woes in Kharghar, Taloja by May 31. Due to water shortage, residents end up spending on water tankers. (for representational purposes) (HT FILE PHOTO)
CIDCO MD assures to resolve water woes in Kharghar, Taloja by May 31. Due to water shortage, residents end up spending on water tankers. (for representational purposes) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 01:15 AM IST
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BySameera Kapoor Munshi, Navi Mumbai

At least 4 detained on suspicion of killing buffaloes in Bhiwandi

Bhiwandi Nizampura police have detained a few suspects in the killing of seven buffaloes and injuring 15 others at a cattle shed in Bhiwandi on Saturday; the accused allegedly slit the throats of the buffaloes and cut the veins of their legs
Four to five persons have been detained by Bhiwandi Nizampura police on suspicion of killing seven buffaloes and injuring 15 others in Bhiwandi. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Four to five persons have been detained by Bhiwandi Nizampura police on suspicion of killing seven buffaloes and injuring 15 others in Bhiwandi. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 01:09 AM IST
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BJP ally Sadabhau Khot praises Ketaki Chitale for ‘bravery’

Sadabhau Khot, former minister and chief of Rayat Kranti Sanghatana, who supported the erstwhile Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Maharashtra, praised Ketaki Chitale on Monday, saying the Marathi actor was a brave woman and did not need anyone’s support
Sadabhau Khot HT File Photo
Sadabhau Khot HT File Photo
Updated on May 16, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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Two brothers arrested for gang-raping 20-year-old woman

Police officers said while one of them raped the woman, the other filmed a video and threatened to circulate it if she revealed the incident to anyone
Two brothers arrested for gang-raping 20-year-old woman
Two brothers arrested for gang-raping 20-year-old woman
Published on May 16, 2022 11:30 PM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi

Ravi Pujari’s confession offers a glimpse of the gangster’s descent into Mumbai’s underworld

Pujari’s statement also revealed that Guru Satam, a wanted criminal, was in Durban in South Africa while gangster Prasad Pujari was in China. Prasad Pujari is wanted in several extortion cases and attempt to murder cases
Mumbai, India - March 09, 2021: Mumbai Crime Branch's anti-extortion cell arrested gangster Ravi Pujari and was produced at MCOCA court, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, March 09, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - March 09, 2021: Mumbai Crime Branch's anti-extortion cell arrested gangster Ravi Pujari and was produced at MCOCA court, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, March 09, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:26 PM IST
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BMC to restore 200-year-old Khotachiwadi neighbourhood with its heritage charm

With this project, the civic body hopes to revive a sense of community among the residents of the gaothan (hamlet) dwarfed by high-rises in the heart of South Mumbai
Khotachiwadi, once fondly called ‘Old Goa in Mumbai’ or ‘Mini-Portugal’ due to its colourful homes with beautiful verandas and gardens, has lost its lustre with time, according to its residents. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Khotachiwadi, once fondly called ‘Old Goa in Mumbai’ or ‘Mini-Portugal’ due to its colourful homes with beautiful verandas and gardens, has lost its lustre with time, according to its residents. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:22 PM IST
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ByEeshanpriya MS

BMC yet to complete even 50% of desilting works: Opposition

The leaders have said that with only two weeks left this month, the BMC administration has not been able to finish even 50% of the pre-monsoon desilting works
Meanwhile, civic officials of the Storm Water Drains (SWD) department maintained that as of May 16, they have already achieved 60% of the proposed target (Vijay Bate)
Meanwhile, civic officials of the Storm Water Drains (SWD) department maintained that as of May 16, they have already achieved 60% of the proposed target (Vijay Bate)
Updated on May 16, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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ByPratip Acharya

CM Uddhav Thackeray lauds BMC over Covid-19 management

The handling of Covid-19 in Mumbai is expected to be a major part of Sena’s campaign for the BMC election, which is expected to be held in a few months.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi Thackeray, his son and State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray and other dignitaries releases a book titled 'Iqbal Singh Chahal-Covid Warrior' authored by Minhaz Merchant (2L) during an event in Mumbai on Monday. (Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi Thackeray, his son and State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray and other dignitaries releases a book titled 'Iqbal Singh Chahal-Covid Warrior' authored by Minhaz Merchant (2L) during an event in Mumbai on Monday. (Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:58 PM IST
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207 bodies lying unclaimed in 10 mortuaries since Feb 2021

Mumbai On February 17, Parmeshwar Kotake allegedly killed his 30-year-old neighbour in Dahisar’s Shankarwadi
However, there are at least 207 bodies lying unclaimed in the 10 mortuaries of civic and police surgeon-run hospitals across Mumbai (HT File)
However, there are at least 207 bodies lying unclaimed in the 10 mortuaries of civic and police surgeon-run hospitals across Mumbai (HT File)
Updated on May 16, 2022 10:52 PM IST
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ByMegha Sood

Post on Pawar: Police seize actor Ketaki Chitale’s phone, laptop; three FIRs in Mumbai

A crime branch team on Monday took Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale to her residence in Navi Mumbai and seized her mobile phone and laptop
Thane crime branch officials take Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale to her house in Navi Mumbai on Monday. Praful Gangurde/HT Photo
Thane crime branch officials take Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale to her house in Navi Mumbai on Monday. Praful Gangurde/HT Photo
Updated on May 16, 2022 11:37 PM IST
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State gives approval to Adani’s new transmission line

State government has given approvals to Adani Electricity Mumbai Infra Limited for the 1,000 MW HVDC Kudus-Aarey Transmission line project
The project will cost an estimated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,000 crore, and is expected to be completed by 2026 (Praful Gangurde)
The project will cost an estimated 7,000 crore, and is expected to be completed by 2026 (Praful Gangurde)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:16 PM IST
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Fraudsters use Tata Hospital director’s name to dupe patients, second cyber attack in a month

For the second time in less than a month, cyber fraudsters created a fake account of Tata Memorial Centre’s director Dr Rajendra Badwe
Similarly, on April 19, fraudsters created a fake email id under his name and sent emails to his colleagues across the centre, seeking their WhatsApp numbers in order to secure favours from them (Tata Memorial Centre)
Similarly, on April 19, fraudsters created a fake email id under his name and sent emails to his colleagues across the centre, seeking their WhatsApp numbers in order to secure favours from them (Tata Memorial Centre)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:06 PM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi

Shiv Sena, Congress hit back at Devendra Fadnavis over Hindutva attack

A day after leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis launched a frontal attack on the Shiv Sena and accused it of diluting its commitment to Hindutva for the sake of power, the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has responded with a similar offensive
BJP opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis attacked chief minister Uddhav Thackeray over cases filed against independent lawmakers Navneet and Ravi Rana for threatening to chant the Hanuman Chalisa outside Uddhav’s residence (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
BJP opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis attacked chief minister Uddhav Thackeray over cases filed against independent lawmakers Navneet and Ravi Rana for threatening to chant the Hanuman Chalisa outside Uddhav’s residence (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:48 PM IST
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27 years on, homebuyers to get 7 times the price of undelivered flats

Mumbai: About 27 years after they booked flats in a residential project at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, two residents of Lokhandwala will receive amounts equal to seven times the price of the flats as the builder failed to complete the project and handover over ready flats
Eventually, in 2012, the flat buyers moved the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Eventually, in 2012, the flat buyers moved the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2022 09:48 PM IST
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Covid cases will rise but no need to panic yet, say officials

According to authorities, cases will keep slightly increasing due to various factors, but there is yet no reason to panic as hospitalisations are still under control
After a marginal rise in cases over the last week, the state reported a drop in daily infections on Monday and recorded 129 fresh cases, mostly due to the drop in the number of tests over the weekend (Praful Gangurde)
After a marginal rise in cases over the last week, the state reported a drop in daily infections on Monday and recorded 129 fresh cases, mostly due to the drop in the number of tests over the weekend (Praful Gangurde)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:22 PM IST
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Panvel-Uran coastal road to subsume 75 hectares of mangroves

The first phase of the project will connect Amra Marg to MTHL across 7.02 km, including a 1.2 km Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) link
These roads are envisioned to provide better connectivity between Belapur, Kharghar and Nerul in the north and the JNPA special economic zone (SEZ) and upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) in the south. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
These roads are envisioned to provide better connectivity between Belapur, Kharghar and Nerul in the north and the JNPA special economic zone (SEZ) and upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) in the south. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:17 PM IST
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