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Woman whose headless body was found at Bhayandar beach had big-city dreams

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:49 AM IST

Naigaon police have arrested Mintu Singh, a native of Bihar who worked in Bhayandar, for allegedly killing her by banging her head on wall in their house.

She was soft spoken but curt with those who remarked on her lifestyle.
ByMegha Sood

CBI books two Customs officials in corruption case

CBI registers two corruption cases against two deputy commissioners of Mumbai Customs and two clearing agents for clearing dutiable goods without payment of customs duty. The accused allegedly committed irregularities by using passports of people who lived abroad for more than two years to avail of exemptions.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:12 AM IST
ByAbhishek Sharan

Former BPCL official issued 7 e-challans for traffic violations he didn’t commit

A former executive director at BPCL was shocked to find out that someone had faked his car's registration number and used it on an identical car to receive seven e-challans. Ravi Pratap Suryanath Singh found out about the fake e-challans while on a work-related trip in Bhubaneshwar. When he rang up his son to ask if he had taken the car out, he replied in the negative. Singh is worried that if the car was misused, he would be held responsible. The Nhava Sheva police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the accused.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:12 AM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Salt pan land may make way for ‘Customs Enclave’

Proposed to be built at a cost of ?2003 crore, the total residential and commercial population of the project is 6,948 individuals. The project will also create parking space for a total of 1,483 vehicles, both four and two-wheelers. Around 51 acres of the 55-acre plot will be developed.

According to documents submitted to the state environment department for consideration of EC, the land under question -- CTS No. 146, Salt Pan Division -- falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)-II category, which refers to areas which have already been developed up till the shoreline of the coast, and where building restrictions have been recently lifted under the provisions of CRZ Notification, 2019.) (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:11 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Shiv Sena-BJP will fight all polls together, says Shinde after meeting Shah in Delhi

Shinde and Fadnavis had called on Shah at Delhi on Sunday. Shinde on Monday tweeted that all polls, including parliamentary, assembly and local self-government, will be contested by the two ruling parties in alliance

Shiv Sena-BJP will fight all polls together, says Shinde after meeting Shah in Delhi
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:10 AM IST

Two days after FIR, Amruta Fadnavis assured bookie Anil Jaisinghani of help: Chargesheet

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra's deputy chief minister, had promised a bookie she would speak to her husband to help him out if the cases registered against him were false, according to a police chargesheet. The document, submitted before the sessions court on May 18, claims Fadnavis blocked the bookie's daughter after she threatened to release recordings of the two women. The bookie was arrested on bribery and blackmail charges, alongside his daughter and cousin, after Fadnavis filed a complaint against them.

Kalyan, India - March 16, 2023: Anil Jaisinghani and Akshan Anil Jaisinghani - The Malabar Hill police reached the residence of Aniksha Jaisinghani around 8 am, after an interrogation of about 6 hours she was taken to Mumbai, while her brother Akshan who was also present complained of illness followed by which he was taken to a nearby hospital, in Kalyan, India, on Thursday, March 16, 2023. (Photo by Pramod Tambe/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:09 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Overcrowding leads to malfunctioning AC in locals: Railways

This is not the first time an AC local suffered a lapse. There have been at least three breakdowns in a month.

Officers of Central and Western railways put down the reason of failed air conditioning to overcrowding. Each coach of a local has two 15 tonne AC units inside, which are not enough in capacity to hold up against the summer heat. Monday’s breakdowns generated much social media buzz from frustrated commuters. (Bhushan Koyande)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Three arrested for fleeing with ?76 lakh of an imitation jewellery firm

Three men posing as angadia have been arrested for stealing ?76 lakh from an imitation jewellery firm. The money was recovered when the suspects were arrested.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:06 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Pydhonie residents receive contaminated water

The locals said that despite multiple complaints to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), its water works department has not been able to resolve the problem. On Saturday, they gifted a bottle of contaminated water to BMC’s C ward officials requesting them to fix the problem at the earliest

Mumbai, India - June 05, 2023: Residents of Wadi Manzil show the 'stinky and dirty' drinking water they receive, at 96/102, Ghoghari Mohalla, Pydhonie, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 05, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:06 AM IST

NIFR overall category ranking: IIT-B is now in 4th position

IIT-Bombay drops to fourth place in overall category of NIRF Ranking 2023 with a score of 81.28. University of Mumbai drops to 96th due to lack of leadership.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:04 AM IST

HC restrains 2 influencers from posting defamatory content against SII, Covishield

The Bombay High Court has restrained two social media influencers from posting defamatory content about Serum Institute of India, its CEO and their Covishield product in an interim application filed by SII in a defamation suit against the influencers. The court directed Yohan Tengra and Ambar Kori to remove the content from Twitter and YouTube. The SII claims the content posted by the duo about multiple deaths being due to the side effects of the vaccine was not only targeted at SII but also its CEO, and sought directions to Twitter and YouTube to take down defamatory content.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:03 AM IST

ED attaches bookie Anil Jaisinghani’s Shirdi hotel

The Enforcement Directorate has attached a hotel in Shirdi allegedly owned by bookie Anil Jaisinghani as part of its 2015 money-laundering case probe.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByAbhishek Sharan, Mumbai

Mumbaiites blow a fuse over power cuts

Mumbaiites are facing power cuts due to a rise in demand for electricity, leading to disruptions in power supply in parts of the city affecting thousands of consumers. The power distribution companies are unable to meet the rise in load, especially during evening hours when contributions from solar power drops. The disruptions have been caused by multiple faults occurring at the 11KV sub-station. The ongoing infrastructure works as the city undergoes a grand makeover have also led to damaged electric cables during digging and excavation.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:56 AM IST

JJ Hospital ophthalmology department limps back to normalcy

The ophthalmology department of Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai has appointed Dr Ajay Chandanwale to streamline the department after the resignation of Dr Ragini Parekh and seven honorary doctors. Dr Ravi Chavan has been appointed to take charge of the department, with five candidates shortlisted for honorary posts. The department will also fill four permanent vacant posts, while ophthalmology resident doctors have met with the new HoD to discuss thesis allocation. The resignations followed accusations of a dictatorial management style and a lack of practical surgical experience and research opportunities.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:55 AM IST

MU goofs up again while releasing hall tickets, results

On Monday, a commotion erupted after thousands of students rushed to the MU campus to get hall tickets for their semester 6 examinations. According to students, they were losing sleep until they received their hall tickets, which had not been dispatched until at least 6pm in the college. The distribution of the hall tickets went as late as 9pm.

While the undergraduate students ran from pillar to post to receive their hall tickets, the scenario for students of Master of Commerce (M.Com) was even worse as they are yet to receive their semester 1 and 3 results. Students are in a dilemma whether to appear for the examinations or not. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Six killed within 24 hrs in separate accidents across the city

Six people, including a 27-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy, died in six separate accidents in Mumbai in the last 24 hours. Three of the accidents occurred in Ghatkopar East, with the others taking place in Mulund, Mankhurd, and Jogeshwari. Cases have been registered in Pant Nagar police station.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:52 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

5 years on, Digha railway station yet to be commissioned; commuters fume

The work for the Digha railway station began in 2018. “We have long been waiting for this station as we are in the middle of Airoli and Thane. There is a large population residing in Digha. The residents have to travel all the way to Airoli or Thane to take a train,” said Krishna Patil, 27, a resident of Digha

Thane MP Rajan Vichare, who had inspected the station work in February and declared that the station will be commissioned in a month based on inputs from the railway officials, has now written to railway minister Ashwini Vaishnav and MoS Railway Raosaheb Danve, on the delay. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:52 AM IST

Bike hits taxi in overtaking bid, 3-year-old girl dies

A three-year-old girl died in Mumbai after her father's attempt to overtake a taxi on a flyover resulted in a bike accident that left her with fatal head injuries. The father, Umesh Dhanaji Taak, escaped with minor injuries, but his wife suffered severe injuries and is under observation. Taak has been charged with rash driving, causing grievous hurt, and causing death by negligence.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:52 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

People’s environment movements from across Konkan find common cause

The occasion was also used to vent frustrations against national policies which pose adverse consequences for locals in the Konkan, particularly adivasis, farmers and fishermen. For example, it was earlier mandatory to obtain consent of the regional gram sabha prior to diversion of forest land for a project

Mumbai, India - June 05, 2023: Citizens attend a public meeting organised by Civil Society and Environmental groups with the aim to save lives and livelihoods, save environment and to denounce destructive development, on the occasion of World Environment Day, at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Azad Maidan, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 05, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Will slap you if infighting over election tickets is found: Ajit Pawar

The development came in a meeting in Pune to review eight Lok Sabha constituencies for which several senior leaders were present

Mumbai, India - February 26, 2023: Leader of Opposition (Maharashtra Council) Ambadas Danve, Leader of Oppostion (Maharashtra Assembly) Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal addressing the media during a press conference ahead of Budget Session, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, February 26, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Railway experts: Faster trains will need robust infrastructure

All eyes will be on Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Delhi (1483 km) and Howrah-Delhi (1525 km) rail corridors which will be among the first on Indian Railways to support trains to run at 160 kmph. Experts say maintenance of tracks, signals, and other paraphernalia cannot be compromised after the deadly accident

Mumbai, India – August 12, 2018: Railway Gangman work on a track during the mega block between Churchgate to Mumbai Central, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, Aug 12, 2018. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Man hammers wife to death on busy road in Sewri

According to the police, Shaikh – a resident of Kaula Bunder, Sewri – saw his wife, Najrana Khatun, 41, walking near a bus stop in the Darukhana area on Sunday evening

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:46 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Water levels in 7 city lakes dip to 11.58%

Water levels in Mumbai's seven lakes, from where the city gets its supply, have dipped to 11.58%. BMC has not announced water cuts, but officials will monitor the situation for the next 15-20 days. The city gets water from seven different lakes, and the water levels in upper Vaitarna Lake have reached below the lower drawable level and marked it as 0% available in its daily reports. If a crisis arises, BMC can use 20% of the reserve stock this year. Monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai no earlier than June 14.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Navi Mumbai tops state in green contest, second overall

The city has ranked second overall among the big city municipal corporations of A, B and C category. The award carries a prize money of ?8 crore for Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Narvekar receiving the award from Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Bombay HC restrains activists from posting defamatory content on SII, Covishield

The order was passed in an interim application filed by SII in a defamation suit seeking ?100 crore in damages from social media influencers Yohan Tengra and Ambar Kori for allegedly posting objectionable content regarding Covishield

Serum Institute of India chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla. (File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:28 PM IST

A sound and light show called MVA

Over a dozen leaders of the three coalition partners have been publicly claiming how they can win particular seats and hence should get the same. Some senior MVA leaders are worried that the constant bickering between the three parties would create a negative image of the coalition

A sound and light show called MVA
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:50 AM IST

20-year-old woman who was set ablaze by her mother’s lover dies

A 20-year-old woman from Dharavi, Mumbai, who was set on fire by her mother's lover, has died from her injuries. The accused, Nandkishor Patel, has had a charge of attempted murder upgraded to murder by the police. The victim, Mohini Jaiswar, suffered burns to 70% of her body after the attack on May 30. Patel had been providing financial support to Mohini and her mother, Kajol Jaiswar, since Kajol's husband died three years ago, but tensions arose after Mohini got a job and began abusing Patel.

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Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:48 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

IIT-B experts guide TMC to rectify errors

The experts revealed that some of the works were satisfactory while others had some technical errors. Based on the suggestions by the experts, the rectification work is being undertaken. The review on road works was presented by IIT-B experts on Saturday to the engineers and contractors of TMC

Sajana story Thane, India - June, 04, 2023: IIT Mumbai reviews roads works in Thane, guides tmc to take up and finish those works which has technical issues ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,sunday, June, 04, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:48 AM IST

‘Bombay HC bench at Mumbai alone needs 50 judges to reduce pendency’

While ruing his inability to do much in the short time he had, the judge said that the contentious collegium system is the best method for appointing judges

Former chief justice of the Bombay high court R D Dhanuka retired on May 30 after a stint of just three days in the top post. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Over 2,500 NTC workers stop work for non-payment of salaries for 8 months

After the protest on June 2, a meeting was held among the workers and the officer in charge, who assured the workers he was doing his part to get the funds for their salary released, with the caveat that it would be only 50% of the total

Over 2,500 NTC workers stop work for non-payment of salaries for 8 months
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:43 AM IST
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