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HC relief for Raj Thackeray in 2008 Sangli protest case

Updated on Mar 23, 2023 10:02 PM IST

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday quashed an order passed by a sessions court at Islampur in Sangli district refusing discharge to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a 2008 case arising out of a protest initiated by his party

Maharashtra, Apr 04 (ANI): MNS Chief Raj Thackeray addresses a press conference at his Residence in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Mumbai to get a grand fest similar to Dubai Shopping Festival

Mumbai: The state government on Thursday announced plans to organise a festival in the city similar to the Dubai Shopping Festival

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Anitlia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case: NIA says no to Sunil Mane’s plea to become approver

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has refused “to support” dismissed police inspector Sunil Mane’s plea seeking to become an approver in the Antilia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case

Mumbai, India - April 23, 2021: Mumbai Police Inspector Sunil Mane, arrested in the Mansukh Hiren murder case. (HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Anil Jaisinghani calls his arrest illegal, urges HC to quash police remand order

Bookie Anil Jaisinghani and his cousin Nirmal on Thursday filed a petition in the Bombay high court claiming that the Malabar Hill police arrested them without following the procedure laid down in section 41 and 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code

Mumbai: Alleged bookie Anil Jaisinghani being taken to custody after a court remanded him to police custody till March 27 in a case related to alleged attempt to blackmail and bribe Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, in Mumbai, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_21_2023_000344A) (PTI)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 08:11 PM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

NIA raids four places in Nagpur over suspected links with terrorists

According to officials, a WhatsApp group ‘Ghazwa-E-Hind’ was created by a Pakistani national and had added several persons from India as well as other countries, including Pakistan and Yemen

The NIA raids were carried out in the wee hours of Thursday at Satranjipura and Gawlipura. (Representative file image)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Fadnavis and Thackeray exchange pleasantries at assembly complex

The two have been at loggerheads since Thackeray parted ways with the BJP in 2019 and formed the government with the help of the Nationalist Congress Party and Congress

Fadnavis waited for a few minutes for Thackeray to alight from his car and greeted him. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 03:54 PM IST

2 arrested for getting drunk, causing commotion on Mumbai-Dubai flight

According to the police complaint in the case, John George D’Souza, 49, and Dattatray Anand Bapardekar, 47, drank liquor bought before boarding the flight

The two continued drinking and moving on the plane despite repeated warnings. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:39 PM IST

Residents of Dombivli project protest over lack of promised amenities

Angry residents of Runwal My city housing complex, who had been raising their grievances with the builder over several emails and meetings for the last four years, took to the streets after their demands were not met. They held placards criticising the developer. Their complaints ranged from lack of proper roads, non-availability of water, to lack of access to the club house, lack of boundary wall and unpaid property tax by the developer.

Kalyan, India - March 22, 2023: At least 250 residents of Runwal My City Housing Complex took the streets protesting against the builder for not fulfilling the promises made to them during flat purchase, at Dombivli (East), India, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Photo by Pramod Tambe/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Despite new Metro lines, RTOs see 23% increase in vehicle registration on Gudi Padwa

Mumbai: Despite the two new metro lines — Metro-2A and Metro-7 connecting the western suburbs, there has been an almost 23% increase in the number of vehicles registered at the three Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) — Borivali, Andheri and Wadala — on the day of Gudi Padwa

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

Pakistan not responding to queries on film producer’s minor children: MEA to HC

The petition by the film maker was filed against the brother and parents of his wife and stated that as the visas of his children have expired, he is seeking direction to the ministry and police to facilitate the return of his family to India from Lahore, Pakistan, with the assistance of Interpol, if required.

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Nerul plot attracts record bid of 6.72 lakh per sq m

In an unprecedented bid that has sent shock waves through the real estate industry in Navi Mumbai, a CIDCO plot in Nerul close to Palm Beach Road has received a record bid of ₹6,72,651 per square metre. The bid is around 6.5 times the base price of ₹1,04,301 per sq m

Navi Mumbai...29th July 2011... Palm Beach Road at Navi Mumbai - Photo by Bachchan Kumar (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Asia’s first underwater crocodile viewing gallery being built in Byculla Zoo

The highlight of this gallery is that the reptile can be seen underwater through glass window and if the reptile is on land, one can go to the upper deck and view it. Theme-based landscape and interiors are being developed with a good aesthetic view

Mumbai, India - October 18, 2022: Asia's first underwater viewing gallery of crocodiles and alligators under construction. Around 10 of both reptiles would be exhibited through lower viewing gallery where one can see them swimming under water and basking from the upper deck. The gallery is around 3000 sq.mts. out of which 1500 sq.mts. is allocated to both reptiles and it will be open for the public next year, at Veermata Jijamata Bhosale Udyan & Zoo, Byculla, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga

Former driver booked for stealing 72 lakh from Sonu Nigam’s father

Popular singer Sonu Nigam’s father Agamkumar Nigam registered a complaint with Oshiwara police on Wednesday claiming that ₹72 lakh was missing from his home. Based on circumstantial evidence, the police have booked a former driver of senior Nigam for the crime

Agam Kumar Nigam father of Sonu Nigam
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:51 AM IST

Major shake-up on cards for Maharashtra Congress

According to party insiders, the Maharashtra Congress is looking at a major shake-up in its state executive committee

Mumbai, India - February 10, 2023: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Nana Patole, at Tilak Bhavan, Prabhadevi, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, February 10, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Buildings above 22 floors must have fire safety officer

STRAP: Bi-annual audit system will also be made mandatory for buildings as state prepares to make city more fire-safeMumbai: Major fires in recent months in city high-rises—Kurla, Dadar and Malad to name only three—have led to the state government moving a new fire safety bill that has stringent regulations and a legal framework to punish violators

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Pedestrians victims of 46% crashes

It isn’t just the growing number of automobiles that impede pedestrian access. The growth in numbers doesn’t just manifest in congestion everywhere. If that were the case, we should have had traffic jams with no impact on pedestrian network. Automobile dependency leads to several externalities that eventually impede the safety of pedestrians

Mumbai, India - March 20, 2023: Citizens walk on the roadside from Hutatma Chowk to Fort area, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 20, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST
ByDhawal Ashar

61-year-old run over by speeding dumper after dropping grandson off at school

The biker sustained minor injuries in the accident, which was the result of a speeding dumper hitting the bike from behind while trying to overtake it near Sambhaji Garden in Mulund East. The biker lost his balance and fell to his left whereas, the pillion rider fell to his right and on the road, came under the rear wheel of the dumper and was crushed to death. The driver of the dumper has been arrested.

61-year-old run over by speeding dumper after dropping grandson off at school
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Hold assembly elections to end political crisis, says Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said it pained him to see the fight for the name of Shiv Sena and the symbol between the two factions, and the solution to the current political crisis arising out of it would be to hold assembly polls immediately

Mumbai, India - March 22, 2023: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray addressing massive gathering of party workers and supporters at the
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST
By, Mumbai

‘Four-year degree programme can start in colleges with a research centre’

Mumbai: While the state government announced the implementation of a four-year degree programme - in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) - from the coming academic year, not all colleges will be able to implement the same due to a lack of resources

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Parking attendant outside Bandra station assaulted with iron rod

MUMBAI: A parking attendant at the pay-and-park outside Bandra station was allegedly beaten up with an iron rod by a commuter on Tuesday following an argument over parking spots

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Bachchu Kadu apologises over ‘stray dog’ remark

After Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conveyed his anguish to chief minister Eknath Shinde over MLA Bachchu Kadu’s ‘send stray dogs to Assam’ remark, the Prahar Janashakti Party leader has withdrawn his statement and apologised

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 31, 2016 : MLA Bachchu Kadu coming out of Kila Court after he was granted bail by court in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Malvani slums to be redeveloped like Dharavi Project

The 1,200-acre land mass of Malvani, known for its large slum colonies, will be developed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the lines of the Dharavi redevelopment project

Mumbai, India - February 04, 2023: BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal addresses a press conference after presenting the BMC Budget 2023-24 at BMC Headquarters, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 04, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:42 AM IST
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Worli jogger accident: Driver claims he was not under influence of alcohol at the time of accident

Meanwhile, Merchant was produced before the Dadar Metropolitan Magistrate court on Wednesday. The court remanded the 23-year-old Tardeo resident to judicial custody for 14 days after which the accused filed for bail. The court posted his plea for hearing on Thursday

Accused Sumer Dharmesh Merchant (23) (Black T-shirt) produced before the Bhoiwada Court by Mumbai police, in the accident case that hit 58-year-old Rajalakshmi Vijay, CEO of a tech firm by his speeding car while jogging along Worli sea face early on Sunday, killing her on the spot, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 20, 2023. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Touts use ‘Covid’ to book railway tickets

Mumbai: Following the rise in demand for long-distance train tickets in view of summer vacations, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the commercial department of the Western Railway (WR) have intensified crackdown on touts and agents selling illegal tickets

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:36 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

Fraud dupes gym owner of 1.75 lakh by promising supplements at low rates

MUMBAI: A gym owner was allegedly duped of ₹1

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:35 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Oppo senior executive arrested in 19-crore tax fraud

MUMBAI: The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) department on Tuesday arrested a senior executive of a Chinese smartphone maker for purportedly availing input tax credit (ITC) of ₹19 crore on fake invoices

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Eknath Shinde mulls Ambernath-Badlapur corporation; BJP MLA wants separate local bodies

Chief minister Eknath Shinde is contemplating forming a new municipal corporation for the Ambernath-Badlapur area which is currently governed by two municipal councils

Thane, India - March 22, 2023: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde participates in the Swagat Yatra rally on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year, in Thane, India, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:33 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha, Mumbai

TISS permits Bhagat Singh Memorial Lecture with rider

Mumbai: Following a midnight protest by the students, the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) has given permission to the Bhagat Singh Memorial Lecture (BSML) scheduled for March 23

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Updated on Mar 23, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit

Bandra U-bridge accident: 17-year-old biker booked for negligent driving

MUMBAI: The minor biker who fell from a height of around 40 feet from the U-bridge in Bandra on March 8, which killed the pillion rider, has been booked for causing death by negligence

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Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Bizman, aide booked for trying to extort 1.50 cr from Wadala resident

MUMBAI: The police on Monday registered an FIR based on a complaint by a 56-year-old businessman from Wadala, alleging that a Mira Road-based businessman along with his associate allegedly threatened to kill him and his family and demanded an amount of ₹1

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Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:46 PM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav
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