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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.

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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.

“We have registered a case under section 461 (dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property) and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code against the accused, who has been remanded to custody. We are now trying to trace Mandal,” said Kadam. (Image for representation)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:06 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

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

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 11:46 PM IST
BySameera Kapoor Munshi

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.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar(File)
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.

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar. (Kunal Patil/HT file)
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.

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)
Published on Apr 07, 2023 08:37 PM IST
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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

Inter state house break accused nabbed by Vashi cops , DCP Zone 1 Vivek Pansare shows the recovered valuables during a Press Conference, at DCP Zone 1 Office APMC in Navi Mumbai, India, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
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.

Mumbai, India - April 06, 2023: Smoke emanating from a small chimney of one of the many small scale manufacturing units in the slums amid smoggy weather in the background, at Khairani Road, Chandivali, Andheri (East), in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, April 06, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:57 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga, Mumbai

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.

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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.

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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.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:47 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

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

The fight for smart TV audience
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:58 PM IST
ByShuchi Bansal

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.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

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.

The untutored but versatile all-round scholar who guided many
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.

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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

Bandra stn revamp eliminates rickshaw menace outside
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:41 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

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.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

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.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:39 AM IST

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.

Mumbai, India - November 15, 2022: A view of CM Eknath Shinde's government bungalow Varsha, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:39 AM IST

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

“Any decision by the Centre in this regard will be totally unacceptable because the import of these products will directly affect the income of the domestic milk producers,” Pawar said, adding, “The dairy farmers have recently come out of the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:39 AM IST

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

Thane, India - April 05, 2023: Aaditya Thackeray speaks during the Janprakshobh Morcha, a protest rally by MVA activists from Shivsena (UBT), NCP and Congress, against Thane Police for its failure to take action against the culprits who assaulted UBT woman activist Roshni Shinde, from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ground to Thane Police Commissionerate Office, at Kharkar Ali Ground, in Thane, India, on Wednesday, April 05, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:37 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

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

 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8.98 crore granted for conservation of Gateway of India
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.

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, whistle blower in this case, visited film studios in Madh-Marve last year. (HT PHOTO)
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.

The hospital has also inaugurated an 8-bedded emergency orthopaedic facility along with the paediatric service. “In the casualty, we see many poly-trauma cases which do not require surgery immediately but require doctors trained to handle trauma patients who will stabilise them before shifting them to the ward,” said Dr Ravat. (HT PHOTO)
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.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

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.

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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.

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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.

“The accused claimed that it is his mobile and he can take pictures and videos of whatever he wants. This led to the argument,” added the officer. “Further, as the angry passengers caught him red-handed, they dropped him at Kalyan station and handed him over to the railway police.” (HT PHOTO)
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.

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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.

Navlakha was arrested on August 28, 2018, for his alleged involvement in the case. He was released after an order from the Delhi high court on October 1, 2018. He was again arrested on April 14, 2020, after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by all courts, including the Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 11:10 PM IST
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