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Advocate also files case against Nitesh Rane for using ‘Dalit’ nomenclature

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:52 AM IST

A case has been registered against a politician, an editor, and an anchor for using the term 'Dalit' and broadcasting a statement deemed legally banned. Investigations are ongoing.

Mumbai, India - July 18, 2016: Narayan Rane and Nitesh Rane at Monsoon Assembly in Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 18, 2016. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

Best global practices key to solving BEST’s woes

BEST Mumbai has two arms: electricity and transportation. The former subsidises losses incurred by the latter, with its Transport Department Loss Recovery (TDLR) surcharge

A range of technological and policy solutions practiced by successful transport providers globally needs to be studied, and solutions must be tailored to serve Mumbai’s unique needs. Globally, all public transportation incurs losses, which are offset by viability gap funding (Vijay Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByParesh Rawal

Wife tries to kill jeweller hubby by mixing ‘black magic’ herbs in food

Based on the complaint, the RAK Marg police have registered a case against the woman and her siblings, under Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013

At least eight states in India have enacted laws to deal with the crimes of witch hunting, performing black magic or witchcraft and other superstitious actions that take shape of usual but brutal crimes. Representational image
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

MUHS nod to 1,000 UG medical seats

The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has approved 1,000 additional seats in eight medical colleges after the seats were initially missing from the first round of selection list for the state Common Entrance Test (CET). These seats will now be available in the second round, raising hopes for students to get into their preferred colleges. Some students are demanding a reallocation of seats from the first round.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Adani Energy Solutions secures $1bn financing for HVDC link project in Mumbai

Adani Energy Solutions Limited (AESL) has secured financing for its $1 billion green High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link project in Mumbai. The project aims to supply more renewable power to the city while supporting its rising electricity demand. AESL has achieved $700 million financial closure with nine international banks for the HVDC transmission link between Kudus and Aarey in Mumbai. Construction is set to begin in October 2023. The link will ensure uninterrupted supply of renewable power to Mumbai, which is facing transmission capacity constraints and a fast-rising energy demand.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:44 AM IST

50-yr-old killed, two injured in Santacruz hit-and-run, driver arrested

A cyclist was killed and two car occupants were injured after a speeding SUV crashed into them in Santacruz. The driver has been arrested.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

Virar police bust major fake document racket in construction

Police officials said they had arrested five persons—four of them in the construction business—and recovered a huge stock of fake rubber stamps and letterheads of revenue officials from Thane and Palghar districts, MMRDA, CIDCO and the Vasai-Virar City municipal corporation (VVCMC)

Virar police bust major fake document racket in construction
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Ulhasnagar furniture foam factory gutted in fire, no casualties

According to fire brigade officials, the fire was noticed when workers were doing welding work in the factory around 2.30 pm. Furniture foam and other furniture materials were stored in the warehouse above the factory, and the fire spread across the factory in no time

Kalyan, India - Aug. 7, 2023: Fierce fire broke out in Ulhasnagar number 3 area.Fierce fire broke out in a chemical company next to Pinto Park Hotel. The fire balloon is so huge that it is visible from many kilometers.Three vehicles of the fire department reached the spot. Firefighters work hard to extinguish the fire, in Kalyan, India, on Monday, August 7, 2023. (Photo by Pramod Tambe/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:43 AM IST

GRP slaps additional hate-crime charge against arrested RPF constable

On July 31, Chetan Singh shot dead his senior officer Tikaram Meena and three Muslim passengers on the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express.

Mumbai: Undated photo of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable Chetan Kumar Choudhary who fired from his automatic weapon, killing an RPF Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and three other passengers of the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express on Monday, July 31, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_31_2023_000102B) (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:39 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Authorities know about menace of share autos but don’t act: Students, office-goers

Both groups have said that the authorities know everything about the flouting of rules by share auto drivers but do not want to act. Helpless due to insufficient BEST buses from Kurla West, the commuters are forced to stand in long queues and are at the mercy of share auto drivers

At the exit of Bandra East station, auto rickshaws have blocked the road and footpath. Drivers stand at the end of foot over bridge, trying to coax passengers into traveling in their autos, thereby blocking the easy movement of people. (VIJAY BATE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Car driver held for crashing into several vehicles, injuring traffic cop

A 22-year-old son of a Nagpur-based businessman has been arrested on Sunday for allegedly ramming his car into several vehicles and injuring a traffic police constable who tried to stop him. The police said the car of the accused was chased from Marine Drive till Byculla and he was nabbed at the end of the JJ Flyover

Mumbai, India –Aug 07,2023: Accident car outside Byculla Police Station, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, Aug 07, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Facing financial crisis, Thane Man dies by suicide

According to the police officials, the man left a suicide note in which he wrote about his struggle with health issues and financial crisis wading heavily on him. “He did not have a job and was suffering from a financial crisis and health issues”

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Labourer held for killing co-worker, dumping body in septic tank

A labourer in Mumbai was arrested for killing his co-worker in a fit of rage and dumping the body in a septic tank. The body was found on August 3.

Labourer held for killing co-worker, dumping body in septic tank
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:38 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

21-year-old biker injured in road rage in Jogeshwari

A 21-year-old biker was injured after crashing into a divider in Mumbai when a car abruptly cut him off following an argument with the driver.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByPayal Gwalani

Private bus operators unwilling to accept BEST fares

According to sources among private bus owners, BEST has been rigid about paying BEST rates to private bus operators who are willing to help out in the crisis. The Undertaking is paying ₹45 to ₹56 per kilometre, depending on whether the bus is air-conditioned or not. Sources said that some private bus operators were charging as much as ₹20 to ₹30 per seat on a few routes that they were operating

Mumbai, India - Aug. 7, 2023: Commuters wait for buses at a stop during a strike called by drivers of private bus operators, at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 7, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:37 AM IST

The whistle-blower architect who exposed 65 illegal housing projects in Kalyan

Architect Sandeep Patil exposed 65 real estate projects in Kalyan-Dombivli where developers had produced fake commencement certificates to get projects registered with MahaRERA. Patil filed a PIL in the Bombay high court and the Enforcement Directorate has asked for his assistance. The case is still pending in court. Patil has called for stricter regulations and personal site visits by RERA officials to curb illegal constructions.

The whistle-blower architect who exposed 65 illegal housing projects in Kalyan
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Mumbai

No evidence to prove split: Sharad Pawar’s NCP tells EC

The party has also sought documents from the poll body based on which the Ajit-led faction made the claim. Senior NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad reiterated that the party was still united

On July 3, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP moved a disqualification motion against nine MLAs, including Ajit Pawar, who were inducted as ministers into the coalition government. A copy of this was sent to the EC. On July 6, the Pawar faction decided to expel all the nine MLAs, along with working president Praful Patel and general secretary Sunil Tatkare. The decision was taken in the working committee of the party held in Delhi. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Feeling fatigued? Stand in the queue

Since 2020, fatigue has been a theme that consistently makes it to therapy sessions. Earlier, it seemed that uncertainty, having to work from home due to Covid -19 and then a consistent anxiety about health was leading to hypervigilance, feeling wired and in turn fatigued

What’s contributing to this state is the fact that we are living at a time when the economy is volatile and unsteady, there is a constant hypervigilance and fear about layoffs and pay cuts across sectors. The climate crisis, increased cost of living, the lack of physical and psychological safety that people are facing given the global events, is adding to our feeling of being emotionally tired which is impacting our overall sense of optimism (StockPic)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:39 AM IST
BySonali Gupta

Criminal case against Sambhaji Bhide for insulting reformer Jotiba Phule

Bhide is facing similar cases elsewhere in the state for his offensive remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, Saibaba of Shirdi and other social reformers in his speeches over the last two weeks. On August 1, an FIR was registered against him in Nashik for his speech in Amravati in the last week of July

Pune, India - July 7, 2018: Sambhaji Bhide was present at Shiajinagar to take blessing of Paalkhi Procession at Shivajinagar in Pune, India, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Yemeni fishing vessel found adrift 160 km from state coast

Authorities in Yemen and the owner of the boat confirmed that the boat Al Azher-1 was on passage from Socotra Port to Al Shihir Port in Yemen and suffered propulsion failure off Socotra. Five crew onboard were rescued by another fishing boat on June 30

An investigation by the ICG ship revealed that the fishing vessel was found with ropes and fishing nets and was adrift at Sea for a longer duration due to rough weather. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Protestors forcefully stop Best-owned bus on road, garland driver

For the first five days, the drivers used to arrive at Azad Maidan and protest peacefully till the evening. However, wet lease drivers said that some of them have now lost their patience

Mumbai, India - Aug. 7, 2023: Commuters wait for buses at a stop during a strike called by drivers of private bus operators, at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 7, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Disproportionate assets: ED starts scanning benami assets, firms of IRS officer

The accused was working as an additional commissioner of customs in Lucknow, and the ED arrested him after the agency searched his premises, including in Mumbai. The agency is also verifying transactions related to cash deposits, purchase of land and flow/trail of proceeds of crime in the case, sources said.

ED’s money laundering case against Sawant is based on a case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in June 2022 on charges of allegedly amassing disproportionate assets. The CBI probe investigated allegations that the accused had amassed huge assets in his name and those of his family members (his wife and his parents), and incurred huge expenditures, which were disproportionate to their legal sources of income by around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.45 crore. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:33 AM IST
ByAbhishek Sharan

State warns Aarey tabela owners to clear 24-crore dues or lose licences

The state government in Mumbai has warned cattle farm owners in Aarey Colony that their licenses will be cancelled for not paying dues of ₹24 crore ($3.4 million). The farm owners have requested concession in interest and penalty amounts, claiming the government made errors in calculating the total amount. There are currently 505 license holders with over 16,000 animals in 32 cattle farms on 240 acres of land in Aarey. The government levies license fees and water charges to these farm owners.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Aaditya demands end to toll collection on Eastern and Western Express Highway

Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray has called on the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to stop collecting toll on the Eastern and Western Express Highways, as their maintenance has been handed over to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Thackeray argues that it is unfair to charge toll when the BMC is already responsible for repairs and maintenance. He has written a letter to the BMC chief on the matter. Thackeray also claims that MSRDC is still collecting revenue from advertising hoardings along the highways, which should now go to the BMC.

Mumbai, India - Aug. 7, 2023:Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aditya Thackeray ineracts with media during the press conference at Matoshree, Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 7, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha, Mumbai

Woman pushed off running train for resisting robber

A man was arrested for attempting to rob and push a woman off a running train at Dadar station in Mumbai. The woman was hospitalized and the police are investigating the case.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:22 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Vasai college students await results even 25 days after MU’s declaration

Thirty-eight students from a Vasai-based college are still awaiting results for one subject, despite the University of Mumbai declaring results 25 days ago. The students are approaching the deadline to apply for postgraduate courses. The university claims it has not received the answer sheets, while the examination center insists they have already been submitted. The university says it is possible the answer sheets were not scanned due to errors and will manually find them if provided with the students' attendance sheet.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Foundation stone laid for multi-crore makeover of Parel, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli stations

According to the CR authorities, the cost of redeveloping the three stations is expected to be around ₹65 crore. Across the country, 508 stations, out of a total of 1,309 stations nominated, will be redeveloped in the first phase under this Amrit Bharat scheme

Mumbai, India - March 2, 2019: Ongoing construction work at Parel Station in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Photo by Samson Tupdal/Hindustan Times) (Samson Tupdal/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:39 AM IST
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Different parties, Sainiks in key positions

Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar was Shiv Sena spokesperson. He quit the party to join the NCP and later switched to the BJP and contested assembly elections. Wadettiwar was in Shiv Sena and quit the party alongwith Nayaran Rane when the latter walked out with a bunch of MLAs to join the Congress in 2005. Though Rane later shifted to the BJP, Wadettiwar stayed on in the Congress.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:35 AM IST

State govt spends 20L per day on ads, says Rohit Pawar

NCP MLA Rohit Pawar criticized the Maharashtra government for spending over ₹53 crore on advertisements in the first seven months of this year. He questioned the need for such high expenditure when the schemes could have been implemented effectively. The government defended the advertisements, stating that they are necessary for creating awareness among the people.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:31 AM IST

Mumbai police arrests teen from Puducherry over threat to airport

The accused, Jatin Prajapati, is a YouTuber and native of Madhya Pradesh but had settled in Puducherry a few years ago. Police officers said that the call appeared to be a mischief as Prajapati is a Class 12 dropout and is not linked to any criminal gang or terrorist group

The police have informed the man’s family about the case and the arrest. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Mumbai
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