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MGL slashes CNG price by ₹8, PNG by ₹5 in city
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:08 AM IST
Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) has reduced the retail price of compressed natural gas (CNG) by ?8/kg and domestic PNG by ?5/SCM in and around Mumbai. This will benefit the four-lakh four-wheelers private cars running on CNG in the region, which has risen by 13% in the past year. The total CNG vehicular population has now gone over nine lakh.
Man arrested from Gujarat for stealing electronic goods worth ₹21.6 lakh
On March 30, Aniket Pawar, who is in the transport business, approached the police and said that he had parked a tempo carrying a consignment of mobile phones and accessories to be delivered to an electronics showroom in Bhayandar.
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:06 AM IST
Vashi residents oppose proposal to chop 28 trees
avi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s proposal to cut a total of 28 full grown trees along the interior road in Sector 1 of Vashi has been strongly opposed by the local residents. Backing off, the NMMC hs extended the deadline for suggestions, objections by a week
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 11:46 PM IST
Why Sharad Pawar doesn't agree with Congress's JPC demand
Sharad Pawar strongly backed the Adani Group and said he did not share the views of Congress on the demand for a JPC probe into Hindenburg's allegations.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 11:20 PM IST
Congress reacts to ally Sharad Pawar's remarks on Adani-Hindenburg
Sharad Pawar stated that the Adani Group was seemingly targeted by Hindenburg Research.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 08:59 PM IST
Party supports Shivaji's ‘inclusive’ Hindutva: Maharashtra Congress chief
There have been tensions between the Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT) over Rahul Gandhi's repeated outbursts against Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar.
Published on Apr 07, 2023 08:37 PM IST
HT News Desk, New Delhi
Vashi police bust interstate gang, open eight house break-ins
he accused used a novel modus operandi after their arrest each time. They immediately confessed to the crime when produced before the magistrates and would get minimum punishment of two years’ imprisonment. They would serve their sentence and resume their crime career
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 05:20 PM IST
BMC razes three chimneys in crackdown on polluting units
The BMC has demolished three illegal chimneys emitting toxic fumes near the Nahar Amrit Shakti township in Kurla and issued notices with a 48-hour deadline to close down to 15 factories in a drive to tackle air pollution in Mumbai. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had directed the BMC to shut down the unauthorised aluminium-melting factories operating without pollution controls. The BMC has initiated action under the Factories Act and has prosecuted eight cases so far. If the factories do not close within 48 hours, further action will be taken.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:57 AM IST
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IIT-B students voice against paying for opting out of mess food
As per an RTI based on three dormitories which were submitted by a student group at IIT-B, approximately 60% who pay for the mess service avoid eating there. IIT-B charges every student ₹1,260 per month to opt out of the service, which comes to ₹7,560 every semester.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:52 AM IST
Undertrial tries to flee from Cooper Hospital in vain
The accused – identified as Taufiq Islam Sheikh, 29 – was in the hospital since Monday due to seizures and was being taken for an MRI on Wednesday. He was in the custody of the Vile Parle Police Station for a property-related offence.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:49 AM IST
8-year-old girl crushed under dumper at Dahisar
“The incident occurred at 12.35pm on Rawalpada Road, Dahisar, when the victim – Vidya Santosh Bansode – was walking along the road with her mother,” said sub-inspector Sandeep Yasane of Dahisar Police Station.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:47 AM IST
The fight for smart TV audience
India’s smart TV homes are in the spotlight as the broadcaster has been aggressively marketing this universe, though small, to advertisers
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:58 PM IST
20 deadly traffic junctions to be redesigned to make them safer
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will redesign 20 of the deadliest traffic intersections in Mumbai with technical assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) partners to make them safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The junctions include Amar Mahal, Sion Circle, Kings Circle, National Park, and Priyadarshini, all of which are considered black spots for the high number of accidents reported. The BMC will utilize infrastructure interventions such as widening pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, adding new refuge areas, and implementing traffic calming measures.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:45 AM IST
The untutored but versatile all-round scholar who guided many
With his passing on Thursday, Virchand Dharamsey leaves behind a great legacy of rigorous scholarship for our young students. His scholastic accomplishments were not backed by formal training, and yet leading scholars of the world looked up to him for reliable information, fresh interpretations and guidance.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:43 AM IST
After dharna by Golibar women, Siddique assures Bandra East residents of water supply from Friday
Nearly 100 women staged a protest outside the BMC's H/East Ward office in Mumbai's Golibar area, citing irregular water supply over the past few months. The BMC has announced a month-long 15% water cut for the city, adding to the residents' woes. Local MLA Zeeshan Siddique met with the protestors and subsequently held a meeting with officials from the hydraulic department to address the issue. Siddique stated that the situation in Golibar and other parts of Bandra East would improve by the following day.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:42 AM IST
Bandra stn revamp eliminates rickshaw menace outside
The autorickshaw stands are aligned and disciplined, leaving unruly auto drivers close to no space to rush their three-wheelers close to the station premises. “We have left a space of 10-15 meters from the station onto the road where people can walk carefree,” said a Western Railway (WR) official
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:41 AM IST
Four ex-executives booked for causing loss of ₹1.50-crore to employer
Four former sales executives of Omicron Sensing Pvt Ltd have been accused of violating their contracts, stealing company data and attracting customers by offering discounts from their own start-up. The Parksite police in Mumbai have booked Vishal Bhadkoliya, Nilesh Kansodiya, Pradeep Rathod and Tushar Rathod over allegations that they cost Omicron Sensing INR15m ($204,000) by selling products in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka markets. The four were recruited between April 2015 and April 2017 to handle sales in the three regions, but under their service contract they were not supposed to work elsewhere.
Green tribunal notice to builder over serious Tree Act violations
The National Green Tribunal in Pune has admitted an application alleging that Skylark Buildcon, the developer of luxury project Oberoi Three Sixty West, has violated the Maharashtra Urban Areas Preservation of Trees Act (MUAPT), 1975, by not planting any trees in open spaces. The tribunal has sought replies from the respondents and listed the case for hearing on July 4, 2023.
Catering bills at CM, DCM bungalows expected to be ₹5 crore per year
State government issued a government resolution on Thursday announcing the appointment of Sukh Sagar Hospitality and Chhatradhari Caterers at Varsha and Sagar. The appointment is for the next two years beginning April 10. The government has also appointed a committee of officials to monitor the quality, quantity and the price of food.
Sharad Pawar cautions Centre against import of milk products
The letter was written in response to the central government’s plan to import milk products such as butter and ghee and do away with low stocks. The animal husbandry secretary Rajesh Kumar has recently said that the country’s milk product has remained stagnant in the last fiscal year owing to lumpy skin disease
Aaditya Thackeray to take on Narayan Rane, tour his home turf
The conflict between the Shinde-Fadnavis government and Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) intensified recently after a woman worker from the Sena (UBT) was attacked by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s party workers
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:37 AM IST
₹8.98 crore granted for conservation of Gateway of India
The cultural affairs department has allocated the purse for the renovation from the state budget. The Directorate of Archaeology and Museums will float the tenders in the near future, said the director Tejas Garge. The details of the survey were presented to the minister of cultural affairs, Sudhir Mungantiwar, last month
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:36 AM IST
Five film studios to be demolished in Madh-Marve
In its order, the NGT stated they found the permission, which was granted in the present case by the BMC in conjunction with the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority, was only for setting up temporary structure for the purpose in question. However, the film studios had set up huge structures in which a lot of steel and concrete material was used.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:36 AM IST
KEM gets city’s first dedicated casualty service for children
“We have created a four-bed emergency facility within our existing casualty department which will be taken care of by paediatricians,” Dr Sangeeta Ravat, dean, KEM Hospital, said.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:34 AM IST
Cyber fraud arrested for duping Telangana woman of ₹72 lakh
Dhaval Mahendra Shah, the alleged mastermind of a job fraud racket in India, has been arrested for cheating people with fake job offers from top companies. Shah was wanted in several states and handed over to the Telangana police for a case in which he duped a woman of ?72 lakh ($98,000) by promising her a job with Microsoft. Shah was a member of a gang that cheated people online by sending emails about high paying positions, conducting fake interviews, and asking for payment.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:31 AM IST
MMR reports two Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
While one of the deaths was reported in Mumbai, a 36-year-old male with tuberculosis, another death was reported in Thane.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:31 AM IST
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RBI repo rate pause brings relief to home buyers, real estate sector
The repo rate is the rate of interest at which the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lends money to commercial banks.
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 08:23 PM IST
Man held for capturing videos of women in Sinhagad Express
Passengers on the Sinhagad Express helped the Kalyan GRP arrest a 26-year-old man who had been filming female commuters for three days. Mohammad Ashraf, a teacher at a madrasa, was caught by male passengers, and after an argument, he was handed over to the GRP. The case was subsequently passed to Karjat Railway Police.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:28 AM IST
HC asks NTA to explain the purpose behind 75% marks in HSC for JEE
The Bombay High Court has asked the National Testing Agency to respond to a PIL challenging the requirement of getting 75% marks in HSC exams for appearing for the JEE-Main and explain the purpose of setting the criteria. The PIL claims that the marks scored by the students were not a true reflection of their capabilities and hence sought relaxation of the criterion. The NTA has been asked to file the affidavit within a week, and the hearing has been posted for next week.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:27 AM IST
Elgar Parishad case: NIA court rejects Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea
The Bombay high court had last month directed the special court to hear Navlakha’s bail plea again after noticing that the previous order, rejecting his bail plea, did not contain proper reasoning and the analysis for the rejection of the plea.
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 11:10 PM IST