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Mahayuti aims to win more than 45 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra: State BJP chief

Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Mahayuti aims to win more than 45 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra: State BJP chief

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70% drop in vegetable arrivals at APMC market

The truckers’ strike, called to protest against the new, more stringent law on hit-and-run accidents, has adversely affected arrivals at the wholesale APMC market in Vashi, which supplies vegetables and other agricultural produce to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

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Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Palm Beach Road plot fetches record price, but half of the CIDCO plots receive no bid

A recent auction in Navi Mumbai's Palm Beach Road area saw a record bid of ₹6.46 lakh per sqm, nearing rates in prime Mumbai locations. The demand for land in the area remains high, leading to increased prices. Developers are forming companies to bid for plots, and the competition is raising concerns about unrealistic bids and the impact on the market.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:20 AM IST

Structurally sound buildings can’t be declared dilapidated: HC to MHADA

The Bombay High Court rebuked the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) on Tuesday for hastily declaring several properties on Shuklaji Street in Tardeo as dangerous based solely on visual inspection, subsequently proposing their redevelopment without due process

Mumbai, India – Jan 02, 2024: Shukhlaji Street area, Nagpada , in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Jan 02, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:18 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

Avoid this pool in Dadar if you want to save your teeth and skin

Over 150 members of a swimming pool in Mumbai protested against poor water quality, which has led to dental and skin problems for swimmers.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Autorickshaws, app-based cabs likely to remain off roads on January 3

Autorickshaw and app-based cab drivers in Mumbai have decided to join the truckers' strike on 3 January. Inter-city tourist bus drivers have also joined the strike. The drivers and their unions are protesting against a new penalty for hit-and-run cases, which they consider to be too severe. They are also calling for better infrastructure and road quality. The strike is expected to cause significant disruption to transportation in the city.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:06 AM IST

IAS officer, brother thrash Airtel execs over router

An FIR has been registered against Aman Mittal, an IAS officer of the 2015 batch, and his brother Devesh.

The act was captured on CCTV, a copy of which is with the police.(REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:00 AM IST

Mumbai police start enquiry into Khalistani leader’s alleged voice clip

Mumbai police are investigating a voice clip from Sikh for Justice leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, who claimed to be planning to destroy the Indian economy starting on March 12.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:58 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

UDD to set up cemetery in Mankhurd following HC orders

The state Urban Development Department (UDD) has initiated the process of setting up a cemetery in Mankhurd, responding to directives from the High Court. The UDD has invited suggestions and objections, as per the notice issued last week

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:44 AM IST

KEM Hospital to resume liver transplant service with state-of-the-art facilities

Mumbai's King Edward Memorial Hospital is set to restart its liver transplant unit with five dedicated ICU units, after suspending the program during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hospital has a waiting list of 23 patients and has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The liver transplant program will be led by renowned surgeon Dr Ravi Mohanka and will offer surgeries at a significantly lower cost than private hospitals. The hospital has also implemented a "WhatsApp detection program" to identify brain-dead patients for potential organ donations.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:42 AM IST

Jarange-Patil firm on Mumbai agitation if Maratha quota not accorded by Jan 20

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil refuses to cancel foot march to Mumbai unless the state government declares reservation for the Maratha community by January 20.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:20 AM IST

Uptick in vehicle registrations in 2023

The total number of vehicles in Mumbai has exceeded 46 lakh, with over 2.54 lakh new vehicles registered in 2023. The Thane RTO had the highest number of registrations at 1.12 lakh. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region saw a total of 3.71 lakh registrations.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Visibility suffers due to pollutants, weather

Mumbai's air quality remains moderate but visibility is poor due to heavy concentration of pollutants, dust, and weather conditions. Haze likely to persist.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:10 AM IST
BySabah Virani

Raju Shetti, Thackeray join hands to counter Adani

Farmer leader Raju Shetti and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will work together to protest against alleged undue favors to the Adani group in Maharashtra. Shetti will hold protests in rural areas while Thackeray will focus on urban areas. They will also jointly address the issue of Adani's hydro power projects in Konkan and Kolhapur.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:04 AM IST

Rave party organisers were students looking for quick money

Two students arrested for organizing a pre-new year rave party in Thane are not drug suppliers but organize such parties to make money.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:02 AM IST
ByAnamika Gharat

Sharp drop in seized drugs in 2023-24

Agency sources said most seizures this financial year pertained to smuggling bids by passengers using the air route, often employing unique concealment methods. This marked a sharp departure from the two preceding financial years, when most seizures derived from smuggling of high-value narcotics in containers, via the sea route

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Palm Beach Road plot fetches record price, but 18 CIDCO plots receive no bid

A plot of land in the prime location of Palm Beach road in Navi Mumbai has been auctioned for a record bid of ₹6.46 lakh per sqm. This rate is close to that of prime land in Mumbai and highlights the unprecedented demand for land in the area. Despite the high bid, there were no bids for 18 other plots in the auction, which industry sources blame on the high base price set by CIDCO and current market conditions. CIDCO earned a total of ₹1,170.80 crore from the sale of the plots.

Navi Mumbai, India - Jan. 2, 2024:Palm Beach Road plot fetches record price, but 18 of 36 CIDCO at Nerul in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 10:10 PM IST

After 20 yrs, Bhujbals pay 8.41 cr to Fernandes family

Doreen has faced many hardships in the interim. She lost her husband, Claude Fernandes, which left her as the sole caregiver for her three autistic sons. The family’s haplessness was recently brought to light by social activist and former Aam Aadmi Party leader Anjali Damania

After 20 yrs, Bhujbals pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8.41 cr to Fernandes family
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:30 AM IST

MSEDCL hikes power tariff from January

Power consumers in Maharashtra will have to pay more as the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) increases tariff by 25 paise to 65 paise per unit through a "fuel adjustment charge" (FAC). This will result in an extra burden of up to ₹300 per month for residential consumers starting from January. The decision was made following an order from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to recover the cost of expenditure on costly power purchase.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:26 AM IST

283 motorists booked for drunk driving in the city on New Year

Mumbai Traffic police booked 283 motorists for drink driving on New Year. A total of 9,025 motorists were booked for various traffic violations.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:22 AM IST

City breathes easier with improved AQI, thanks to wind reversal

Mumbai's air quality improved from 'poor' to 'moderate' due to a wind reversal mechanism that swept away pollutants and replaced them with clean air.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Instruct police officers to seek permissions for probing NC cases: HC to DGP

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has directed the Director General of Police to issue a circular instructing police to seek permission from judicial/metropolitan magistrates before investigating non-cognizable offences. The court emphasised the need for police to investigate such cases and bring them to a logical conclusion. The directions came in response to a writ petition filed by a college librarian who challenged a court order that quashed summons issued to a college principal for using abusive language against the librarian and other staff members.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:20 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

Int’l planners, designers to prepare master plan for Dharavi project

Adani group's Dharavi Redevelopment Project in Mumbai has appointed renowned planners and designers to create a master plan for the project. The project aims to improve the quality of life for Dharavi residents and serve as a model for urban redevelopment. Opposition parties have criticized the project for giving undue concessions to the Adani group.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Truck drivers protest against new provisition under hit and run

Over 70% of the estimated 1.20 lakh trucks, tempos and containers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) remained off the roads on Monday, and the three-day strike is likely to impact the distribution of fuel and hit fruits and vegetables supplies in the coming days

Navi Mumbai, India - Jan. 1, 2024:Drivers engaged in the transport sector proceeded on strike against the implementation of amended Motor Vehicle Act that provides for a 10-years jail or Rs. One lakh penalty in a case of a road mishap at kalamboli circle in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, January 1, 2024. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Five-year-old succumbs to injuries from Palghar bus-dumper collision

Five-year-old boy, Harshad Gavate, dies in a head-on collision between a dumper and a state transport bus in Mumbai. 19 others injured.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:10 AM IST
ByPankaj S Raut

Lokhandwala residents fight encroachments in BMC park

Residents in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, are campaigning for the removal of an alleged illegal gurdwara and open kitchen from a local park. They argue that the park is being used for religious purposes, which is depriving residents of open space and threatening the secular environment. Construction on the extension of a caretaker's cabin began in March 2022, and despite complaints, the gurdwara was inaugurated in October. The open kitchen, initially started during the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to operate. The park was developed in 2003 and is currently maintained by Celebration Sports Club.

Lokhandwala residents started an online signature Campaign against unauthorized activities at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Joggers Park, Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri, Mumbai India.Jan 01,2024 (Photo by ) (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:08 AM IST
BySabah Virani

State mulls mandatory internships for college students

Maharashtra’s undergraduate students may soon be mandated to participate in internships lasting from six to 12 weeks, which will form an integral part of their academic curriculum. A similar initiative has also been proposed for post-graduate students

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Actor Rakesh Bedi falls victim to cyber fraud, loses 85,000

Bollywood and TV actor, Rakesh Bedi, 69, found himself scammed by a cyber fraudster claiming to be an army personnel. The actor lost ₹85,000 in the process

Rakesh Bedi lost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>85,000 in the process, but his quick realisation prevented further financial damage
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:00 AM IST

UD allows conditional NDZ development, Aarey to remain green zone

The urban development department (UD) on December 28 approved the ‘Excluded Part’ (EP) of the Development Control and Promotion Regulations 2034. The EP refers to parts of the Development Plan that were not sanctioned and were open for public inspection

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Somaiya students’ amateur radio satellite takes to the skies

An amateur radio satellite created by students and named ‘Somaiya Beliefsat-0’ was successfully launched on New Year’s Eve at 9.10 am from Sriharikota’s premier launch pad. The satellite serves as a payload on the PSLV-C58 mission’s PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) platform

Somaiya students’ amateur radio satellite takes to the skies
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 07:50 AM IST
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