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Gadchiroli encounter: 86 lakh reward for this villager for tip-off on Maoists

The encounter with Maoists near the Chhattisgarh border began on Wednesday after a tip-off and lasted for around six hours.

Security officials in a Maoist affected area. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2024 11:53 AM IST

Disability justice crisis in Maharashtra, Bombay HC pulls up the state govt

The Maharashtra state government's implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 has been inconsistent.

The history of recognising disability as a distinct identity in law and policy-making in India has been marked by a progression of interventions, from local advocacy efforts to global initiatives. (File photo for representation)
Published on Jul 19, 2024 08:00 AM IST

'When Puja Khedkar's mother was set to pull gun trigger…': What cops told court

The Pune Police described Manorama Khedkar, her husband Dilip and three others, as “influential and politically active” persons.

Manorama Khedkar being brought to Paud Police station. (Mahendra Kolhe/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 08:59 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Puja Khedkar's mother used fake ID card to hide in a lodge: Report

Manorama reached the lodge in a private cab and was living there with the cab driver, whom she introduced as her son.

Probationary IAS officer Puja Khedkar's mother, Manorama Khedkar, has been arrested in connection with a viral video in which she is seen brandishing a gun and threatening some people, reportedly over a land dispute.
Published on Jul 18, 2024 11:19 PM IST

BJP to concentrate on Mumbai metropolitan region for assembly polls

The core committee reviewed the constituencies where the Mahayuti alliance candidates trailed in the Lok Sabha elections and discussed measures to improve its performance during the state elections

Mumbai, India - June 13, 2024: Kiran Shelar has announced BJP's candidate for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections to be held on June 26. Devendra Fadnavis, Ashish Shelar and other leaders gathered at Rangsharada for the Vijay Sankalp Mela. in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 13, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 07:28 AM IST

Maharashtra reports, highest ever 28 cases of Zika virus this year

The three new Zika virus cases reported in Pune city include: a woman, 27, from Kothrud; a man, 49, from Lohegaon

The man from Lohegaon also complained of symptoms such as fever, rash and body ache and his samples were sent to NIV on July 7. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 06:20 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Aqua Line: Mumbai’s first underground Metro from July 24 | Check route, cost

BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde said Mumbai's first underground Metro - the Aqua Line – will be operational from July 24.

Mumbai's first underground metro - the Aqua Line will cover a 33.5 km route from Aarey Colony to Cuffe Parade (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 03:36 PM IST

Puja Khedkar used fake ration card, address for disability certificate: Report

IAS probationary officer, Puja Khedkar, who has been facing scrutiny for misusing a reservation quota, used a fake ration card to get a disability certificate

Trainee IAS officer Puja Khedkar.
Published on Jul 17, 2024 01:19 PM IST

Ajit Pawar suffers blow, 25 leaders quit NCP ahead of polls, join Sharad Pawar

NCP city unit chief Ajit Gavhane and 24 other leaders, including 20 former corporators, joined the Sharad Pawar-led NCP in the senior politician's presence

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar during the party's foundation day program. (ANI Photo) (Deepak Salvi)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 01:08 PM IST

Big jolt to Ajit Pawar as 4 leaders quit NCP after Lok Sabha election drubbing

Ajit Pawar's party suffered a major setback when four of its top leaders from Pimpri-Chinchwad resigned and are set to join the NCP (SP).

Maharashtra Deputy CM and NCP (Ajit) leader Ajit Pawar.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Amid Puja Khedkar controversy, a look at rules governing IAS officers, trainees

Puja Khedkar is facing several allegations including faking certificates to clear the civil services exam and misconduct.

Trainee IAS officer Puja Khedkar
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Subhash Dandekar, founder of Camlin, is no more

Subhash Dandekar was serving as the chairman emeritus of Kokuyo Camlin after selling the brand to Japanese giant Kokuyo.

Under Subhash Dandekar, the company was renamed as Camlin and diversified from stationary items to art products
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 10:45 PM IST

Puja Khedkar files harassment complaint against Pune collector

Puja Khedkar, 34, is facing accusations of using fraudulent means to clear her civil services exam

Trainee IAS officer Puja Khedkar
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 04:48 AM IST

SC seeks response from four states on illegal sand mining, warns of 20 K fine

SC seeks response from four states on illegal sand mining, warns of ₹20 K fine

SC seeks response from four states on illegal sand mining, warns of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 K fine
Published on Jul 16, 2024 01:51 PM IST

Rain updates: IMD issues red alert for Maharashtra, Goa; showers likely in Delhi

Weather updates: IMD issued a red alert in parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala for Tuesday, predicted heavy rainfall and thunderstorm throughout the day.

The IMD predicted heavy rain across Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala. (PTI)
Published on Jul 16, 2024 06:31 AM IST

Why Bhujbal landed unannounced at Sharad Pawar’s home

A day after he suggested that Sharad Pawar was out to “set Maharashtra on fire” over the quota issue, Chhagan Bhujbal landed at his former boss’s Mumbai home

Mumbai, India – Feb 20, 2024: NCP MLA Chhagan Bhujbal addressing the media, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:15 AM IST

Shankaracharya says Uddhav Thackeray ‘victim of betrayal’: ‘…till he becomes CM’

Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the Jyotish Peeth, on Monday said Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray is a victim of betrayal.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray during a meeting with Swami Avimukteswaran Shankaracharya, in Mumbai, Monday, July 15, 2024.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 05:08 PM IST

Mumbai rain: Heavy showers lash parts of Mumbai, IMD predicts more downpour

Mumbai rain: The India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Mumbai on Monday, July 15, and an orange alert on Tuesday, July 16.

The average rainfall recorded in Mumbai from Sunday morning to Monday morning is 115.81 mm reported HT.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 02:24 PM IST

Day after veiled barb at Sharad Pawar, Bhujbal meets him in Mumbai

Bhujbal, who belongs to the rival NCP led by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, visited former Union minister Sharad Pawar's 'Silver Oak' residence in Mumbai.

Sources in the NCP suggested Bhujbal was having a feeling of not being heard in the party (HT Photo/Satish Bate)
Published on Jul 15, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Over 200 mm of rainfall in last 48 hours, water storage in Pune dams increases

As per the data, Shivajinagar received 37.6 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on July 14 whereas Tamhini, Lonavala and Dawdi (Junnar) received over 200 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours from 8.30 am on July 13 to 8.30 am on July 14

According to irrigation department data, the Khadakwasla dam cluster has recorded 10.12 TMC or 34.71% storage till 5.30 pm on July 14. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Bhujbal accuses Sharad Pawar of intending to set Maha on fire over reservation

Bhujbal said on a sensitive issue like reservation, it was expected that Sharad Pawar would attend the meeting called by the state government last week

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde had convened an all-party meeting on July 9 to discuss the OBC-Maratha reservation to maintain social harmony. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 04:59 AM IST
ByYogesh Joshi 

Ruling alliance Mahayuti shifts gears, leaders plan statewide campaign

Top leaders of the three parties will soon start criss-crossing the state as a massive campaign blitzkrieg is expected to be unveiled

Mumbai, India - July 12, 2024:CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis shows victory sign along with winning candidtes of Mahayuti Alliance, after winning the MLC election during monsoon session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Friday, July 12, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 09:29 AM IST

Maratha quota issue unresolved due to pressure from Fadnavis, Bhujbal: Jarange

Maratha quota issue unresolved due to pressure from Fadnavis, Bhujbal: Jarange

Maratha quota issue unresolved due to pressure from Fadnavis, Bhujbal: Jarange
Published on Jul 14, 2024 05:29 PM IST

PM Modi says 8 crore new jobs created in last 3-4 years: ‘Silenced those…’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his aim is to make Maharashtra world’s big financial powerhouse and to make Mumbai global fintech capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde along with deputy chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 09:44 PM IST

Maha police files case against YouTuber Dhruv Rathee over parody account's post

The state cyber department reported that the account falsely claimed that Om Birla’s daughter had passed the UPSC exam without taking it.

YouTuber Dhruv Rathee. (File)
Published on Jul 13, 2024 04:05 PM IST

MAH MBA 2024 registration begins at, get direct link

Candidates who wish to submit their online applications can visit the official website at

According to the official website, candidates can submit their online applications and upload the required documents by July 22, 2024, until 5 pm. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 13, 2024 01:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Tisha Jacob, New Delhi

Maharashtra: FIR against Puja Khedkar's mother Manorama after gun video

FIR against the parents of IAS officer Puja Khedkar was registered after a video showing Manorama Khedkar threatening some men with a gun has gone viral.

A video of her mother Manorama brandishing a firearm and purportedly threatening villagers in Mulshi taluka, Pune district, started doing the rounds on social media.
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 11:43 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for twin tunnel in Mumbai today | Check details

PM Narendra Modi will launch developmental projects worth over ₹29,000 crore in Mumbai, Maharashtra today. Here is all you need to know about his visit.

PM Modi will visit Mumbai on July 13 (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Experts focus on reducing viraemia to counter Zika threat in Pune

According to experts, a strict cycle to eliminate horizontal transmission from adult mosquitoes and vertical transmission in the larvae will help reduce the transmission of Zika virus

Zika virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and Aedes Albopictus, known to transmit infections like dengue and chikungunya. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 07:18 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

IAS probationer Puja Khedkar on govt probing her candidature: ‘I will…’

IAS probationer Puja Khedkar is under scrutiny over her selection in the administrative service.

Probationary IAS officer Puja Khedkar (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 04:31 PM IST
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