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BEST to roll out first AC double decker electric bus this month

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 09:36 AM IST

India’s first AC double decker electric buses are all set to join the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) fleet by mid-February, more than five months after union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the service

Mumbai, India - August 18, 2022: India's first AC BEST Double Decker Electric Bus unveiled at NCPA, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, August 18, 2022. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
ByShashank Rao, Mumbai

Fatal crash on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway claims 4

The speeding car jumped over the divider and crashed into the bus, which was on its way towards Mumbai

Fatal crash on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway claims 4
Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:58 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

24-yr-old Taloja man impregnates minor, booked for rape

Navi Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Crime Branch Unit III has arrested a 24-year-old man for raping and impregnating a 16-year-old girl from Diwale village in CBD Belapur

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Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:57 AM IST

Matunga police arrest Jharkhand school principal for cyber fraud

Manjit Kumar Arya is also accused of training local youth in cyber-crimes. In his phone, the police have found banking details of over seven lakh customers of the State Bank of India and the HDFC Bank.

Matunga police arrest Jharkhand school principal for cyber fraud
Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Fake jewellery gang from Meerut busted in Virar

The gang approached senior citizens and sought help to sell their gold and offered hefty commissions for it

As per the police, the gang travelled from Virar to South Mumbai and conned senior citizens. The entire heist took around four days from showing the target real gold to conning him with a bag of fake gold. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

HC seeks state’s reply to Sena (UBT) MP’s plea for restoration of police protection

The Bombay high court on Tuesday asked the state government to produce the report of threat perception based on which the police security provided to Thane MP and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, Rajan Vichare, was brought down

Thane, India - May 23, 2019: Shivsena candidate Rajan Vichare win election Thane loksabha election ,India, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Koshyari sets up search committees to select Mumbai, Pune VCs

The search committee for the selection of the MU vice-chancellor will be headed by former University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Dr D P Singh

Professor Pramod Kumar Jain, director, Indian Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Anand Limaye, additional chief secretary (home) and Prof Suresh Kumar, vice-chancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (UGC nominee), are on the search committee for the selection of the MU vice-chancellor. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 01:07 AM IST

Last nass, not first one, is valid: defence counsel

Senior defence advocate Fredun Di’Vitre, while commencing arguments on the issue of whether a nass could be revoked, changed or superseded, informed Justice Gautam Patel that it was accepted in the community, and there was historical evidence to show that nass had been changed in the past

Last nass, not first one, is valid: defence counsel
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 01:02 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

200 architects present Chahal a ‘beautiful Mumbai’ road map

About 200 architects and urban-planning experts have written to BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, urging him to make allocations in the upcoming budget for making the city “vibrant, healthy and happy”

July 14, 2020: Iqbal Singh Chahal, takes charge as the New BMC Commissioner on May 8, 2020.
Published on Jan 31, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga, Mumbai

Matunga East residents up in arms over BMC’s proposal to cut 30 trees for road widening

Mumbai: The residents of Matunga East are up in arms over the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) proposal to fell 30 trees for road widening of M Madhavan Marg and Bhartiben Rameshchandra Shah Marg, just outside the Indian Gymkhana playground, which many describe as one of the last remaining green spaces in the island city

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:59 AM IST

New MPSC rules could knock most candidates out at prelim stage

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has announced its largest-ever recruitment drive, but certain changes in the eligibility criteria could dash the hopes of unemployed youth looking for government jobs

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:59 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit

HC asks petitioner to deposit 1L for PIL on Marathi signboards at airport

The petitioner merely seeks recognition towards the official and regional language of the state of Maharashtra as language is a highly emotional issue for the citizens of any nation. It has a great unifying force and is a powerful instrument for national integration,” the petition stated

HC asks petitioner to deposit <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1L for PIL on Marathi signboards at airport
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Fake certificate case: Court issues proclamation against Navneet Rana’s father

Rana’s father Harbhajan failed to appear before the court despite the issuance of a non-bailable warrant and summons against him. Rana was booked on a complaint filed by one Jayant Vanjari who alleged that she used a forged caste certificate to contest the election from Amravati as the seat was reserved for a scheduled caste candidate

Navneet Kaur Rana, actor and Lok Sabha candidate of NCP from Amravati constituency in western Vidarbha. HT Photo 25.03.2104
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:57 AM IST

Two more arrested in Audi murder case

The two are accused of hiding the gun used in the murder of Karle, which was allegedly committed by their relative

The bullet-riddled body of 45-year-old businessman identified as Sanjay Karle was found in an Audi car parked along the Mumbai-Goa highway, at Karnala, near Panvel on November 18, 2022. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 12:56 AM IST

1,250 trees to go for new sewage treatment plant in Worli

P Velrasu, additional municipal commissioner (projects), said, “There are a total of 1,286 trees in the area. As per the conditions of our tender, we have asked the agency to work on a design that will result in a minimum number of tree cuttings. We have also issued a letter to the winning bidder to design it in a way that minimum trees are affected

1,250 trees to go for new sewage treatment plant in Worli
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai and Jeet Mashru

Ball in ECI court as both factions submit replies over ‘real Shiv Sena’ claim

The battle over the original name and election symbol of Shiv Sena reached a decisive stage on Monday with both factions submitting their replies to the Election Commission of India (ECI)

Bal Tahckeray statue at Regal Cinema, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 04:55 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha, Mumbai

Healthcare sector poised for transformation in post-pandemic world

The public sector is now focused on preventive healthcare, disease surveillance and better diagnostic facilities. The private sector is working on strengthening its critical care infrastructure, upskilling their staffers and changing hospital designs to suit the needs of infectious disease patients.

the central as well as state governments are working are now ensuring that the initiatives remain more community-centric rather than hospital-centric (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani and Somita Pal

CR’s new Digha station likely to open in Feb

This will decongest Thane station as well. The second phase covers the land acquisition and resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected households that are being done by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority

The pending works include drain connections, lighting and other peripheral works. Sources said that the Commissioner of Railway Safety had asked for a few changes, which are also being incorporated wherever possible. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

2019 adoption racket: Court tells adoptive parents to make biological mother of the child a party to their plea

Mumbai: It is important to hear the biological mother in a case dealing with the transfer of custody of a child to adoptive parents, the Bombay City Civil Court observed on Monday

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:47 AM IST

State Congress failed to reap benefits of Bharat Jodo Yatra, say leaders

Tambe is the nephew of prominent Congress leader from western Maharashtra, Balasaheb Thorat, who himself is now under the party’s scanner

The biggest problem of the Congress in the state where it ruled consistently till 1990 is that it has failed to create an impression that it could be an alternative to the BJP. Even now, it is the only party which has a presence in each of the 288 assembly constituencies—however, its local leadership has failed to revive the party’s state units and also to make its presence felt as a strong opposition party by raising issues of mass concern. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Council polls see 72% turnout

Amravati and Nashik graduates’ constituencies recorded 49.67% (out of 1,85,335) and 49.28% (out of 2,60,429) turnouts respectively. Meanwhile, teachers’ constituencies in Aurangabad, Nagpur and Konkan recorded 86% (out of 61,528), 86.23% (out of 39,413) and 91.02% (out of 37,731) respectively.

The election for the five council seats was in limelight because of various factors, including a rebellion by a Congress candidate, demand for the old pension schemes by various teachers’ organisations and the lack of coordination within Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA). (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:42 AM IST

In a first, cop to be part of Organ Transplant committee to sniff out crime

The move comes in the wake of a letter written by the committee to the Azad Maidan police around a month ago

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByGautam S. Mengle

With no water connection, MU girls’ hostel depends on tankers

The university has to spend around ₹5,000 every other day towards tanker water. Also, many claim that due to insufficient water supply, the university has admitted only half the capacity of the students in the hostel

Many organisations have alleged that because the hostel has not yet got the water connection, the university is not giving new admissions despite students demanding it. (ht Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Old neighbourhoods get new names on metro stations

These names, more than 100 years old, are but points on the map. For instance, Valnai, in Malad West, on Line 2A, is an area that original inhabitants named after a river. Valnai translates to the turning of a river - the water body has turned into one of the creeks in Malad

Aerial view of Mumbai Metro 2A and 7 lines in Gundavali, in Andheri, which used to be a vast swathe of farmland. Social media is abuzz with names of stations on these routes that commuters are straining to understand – Mandpeshwar, Kandarpada, Gundavali are but a few (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:38 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

Measles: Death review committee to confirm number of victims this week

Consisting of municipal officials, paediatricians and other experts, the committee had last met in the first week of January

“While all these deaths may have happened while the child was suffering from measles, we still need to assess whether the disease was the primary cause of death,” Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) executive health officer Dr Mangala Gomare said, adding that a few of the children, who passed away while suffering from the viral infection were younger than 6 months, which meant they were not eligible for the vaccine. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

Couple assaults woman after her dog charges towards their son; husband arrested

Mumbai: A couple allegedly assaulted a 24-year-old woman after her dog charged towards their 10-year-old boy

“The duo claimed that our dog Simmba attacked their 10-year-old child after which he fell and suffered injuries. They came to attack the dog. However, my sister locked it inside and came out of the house to face the couple,” said Sneha Yadav, the sister of Simran, 24, who works as an officer in a pharma company. (Image for representation)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Woman abuses crew, walks semi-nude on Abu Dhabi-Mumbai flight

Police received the complaint from the cabin crew on board Air Vistara flight UK 256, where the incident occurred, after it landed in Mumbai in the early hours on Monday.

The flight took off from Abu Dhabi at 2.03 am IST on Monday.(File)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 07:22 AM IST
ByGautam S. Mengle

Cops return bag with valuables worth 5.5 lakh to owner

Mumbai: The Dadar police on Sunday recovered a handbag, which contained valuables of around ₹5

As per the police, the bag contained cash of around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh, two diamond bangles, 4 gold bangles and a gold ring – worth around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4.5 lakh. The police said they searched the bag for over 12 hours and through CCTV cameras and technical analysis along with some help from Regional Transport Office (RTO) managed to trace the driver to Nallasopara. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:23 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Man beats up state bus driver, arrested

The man – identified as Saraf Ali Malik – was travelling with his wife on a two-wheeler when the incident happened near the Nalasopara East-West connector bridge

The couple was returning to their house and when their vehicle reached the foot of the bridge, the accused noticed an ST bus was overtaking them, assistant police inspector Shyam Apet said, adding, “Malik told us that just after the vehicle went past them, the driver peeped outside of his window and had spit outside. The spit landed on his wife’s feet and her saree,” he said. “Seeing this, Mailk got agitated and intercepted the vehicle at the other end of the bridge.” (Image for representation)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByMegha Sood

Court directs prison authorities to readmit industrialist Nihal Garware to KEM hospital

The special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court on Monday asked the Arthur Road jail authorities to immediately shift industrialist Nihal Garware to KEM hospital for kidney-related treatment

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Updated on Jan 30, 2023 07:49 PM IST
By, Mumbai
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