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Who is Raghunathdada Patil and why does KCR want him?

Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:48 AM IST

KCR has inducted the farmer leader in his attempt to expand his party's footprint in Maharashtra. Will it give Patil's political career a shot in the arm?

While inducting Patil, KCR said that BRS has got a fighter leader in the form of Raghunath Patil, and his entry will help strengthen BRS in Maharashtra.(BRSMaharashtra Twitter)

Auctioning of khatara cars fetches BMC 4.23 crore

The BMC in Mumbai has auctioned 4,533 abandoned vehicles to scrap dealers, earning ₹4.23 crore. The vehicles were melted, recycled, and sold as scrap. The auction process has been changed to speed up the process, with pictures of abandoned vehicles being uploaded to an eAuction portal. After a notice is issued, the vehicles are towed to scrapyards and depots. The entire process takes three months, and the vehicles are auctioned to make space for other abandoned vehicles. There have been no cases of luxury cars being abandoned.

Mumbai, India - Aug. 8, 2023:Abandoned vehicle kept at Mahalaxmi, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:08 AM IST
By, Mumbai

5 years later, fruit vendor gets 10-year jail term for sexually assaulting minor

As per the prosecution case, on April 20, 2018, when the child was playing on a ground outside her house, the 49-year-old man - father of her friend - took her towards a tunnel behind some parked vehicles, and began touching her inappropriately, and later sexually assaulted her

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Mumbai

BMC doubles down on addressing shortage of medicines at hospitals

BMC hospitals in Mumbai face an artificial shortage of medicines, leading to patients having to buy them elsewhere. Doctors and nurses are now being assigned to monitor the stock and cleanliness to address the issue. A CAG report also highlighted delays in finalizing contracts for medicines.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:59 AM IST
By, Mumbai

61-year-old ‘mentally disturbed’ man held for threat call to Mantralaya

A mentally disturbed man has been arrested in Mumbai for making a hoax call claiming there would be a terror attack on Mantralaya.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:58 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

I will never join hands with BJP, Pawar Sr tells party workers

Sharad Pawar, chief of the Nationalist Congress Party, has stated that he will never join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and there should not be any confusion about his stand on this matter. Pawar made the comment while interacting with a delegation of NCP leaders from Pune who went to meet him in Delhi. Pawar's comment is significant amid rumors of factions and loyalty shifts within the party. He also emphasized the need to fight against the BJP in upcoming elections and asked party workers to start preparations.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Four ECL Finance officials depose before Khalapur police

The MD of ECL Finance Ltd along with three employees visited a police station in Navi Mumbai for questioning regarding a loan taken by Nitin Desai.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:53 AM IST

MSRDC collected 120.84 crore in toll on two highways in six months

Car owners in Mumbai and surrounding areas have paid ₹120.84 crore in toll for using the Eastern and Western Express Highways in the first half of 2023, according to data from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. The toll is for the flyovers and bridges across the city, not the highways themselves, said Radheshyam Mopalwar, managing director of MSRDC, in response to a demand from a local politician to stop charging motorists for using the highways. Toll rates for cars are ₹40 for one way.

Thane, India - August, 08, 2023: Toll naka at Mulund on Eastern express highway, Aditya Thackeray demanded to close the toll naka at the entry point of Mumbai due to the bad condition of the roads and potholes , in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Tuesday, August, 08, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo ) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:52 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha, Mumbai

Jaipur Express firing: Voice samples, photos of killer cop sent to forensic lab

GRP officials said they would pitch the samples against RPF constable’s voice in the videos to ascertain genuineness of the clips based on which the police have added the charge of inciting religious hatred against the accused.

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 09, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Stay united, take NDA performance to voters, Modi exhorts Maharashtra MPs

Almost all MPs from Maharashtra's ruling NDA coalition – BJP, Shinde Sena, and the NCP's Ajit Pawar faction – attended the meeting on Tuesday evening.

The meeting was attended by union home minister Amit Shah, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari and minister of state for social justice Ramdas Athawale. Gadkari spoke about the performance of the Modi government and the projects implemented in Maharashtra and in the country. Sunil Tatkare and Praful Patel from the Ajit Pawar faction of the NCP also attended the meeting. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:50 AM IST

12 goats die after consuming polluted water from Taloja river

On August 3, livestock farmer Buddha Mahtre had taken his goats for feeding in the adjacent pasture. En route, a 1km trip from his village, the goats passed the river. “Due to rainfall, there is ample water in the river. My goats drank from the river, and in a few minutes, four collapsed and perished”

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:48 AM IST

JSW Steel general manager duped of 50,000 by fraud posing as CEO

The deputy general manager of JSW Steel Ltd was tricked out of ₹50,000 by a fraudster who posed as the CEO of the company. The police suspect that this is a part of a larger scam targeting employees of the company.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:46 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

70-year-old robbed of jewellery worth 50k while chanting Om Namah Shivay

A 70-year-old man in Thane was robbed of ₹53,000 worth of ornaments after being hypnotized and made to chant Om Namah Shivay by an accused. Police are searching for the accused through CCTV footage.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByAnamika Gharat

Mahim Causeway to be widened from 6 lanes to 10 lanes

Mumbai commuters will face a difficult journey between the city and suburbs for the next 36 months as a key bridge is taken down for renovation. The bridge over River Mithi, part of Mahim Causeway, will be replaced with a wider and longer path. The bridge is a critical junction connecting Mahim with SV Road and is used by office workers and those travelling to the airport. The renovation is necessary as the bridge is almost 60 years old, and the work will be carried out in phases over the next three years.

Mahim Causeway to be widened from 6 lanes to 10 lanes
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:45 AM IST

Dapoli resort case: Lokayukta disposes of Somaiya’s complaint against Parab

Citing Lokayukta order, Parab on Tuesday said this has exposed Somaiya and proved that the complaint was politically motivated. Parab said that he has got a clean chit in the complaints filed by BJP leader Kirit Somaiya

Mumbai, India - Aug 08, 2023 : Shivsena ( Uddhav Balasaheb Thackrey ) & Adv Anil Parab taking a Press Conference at Bandra, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug 08, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:45 AM IST

BEST’s wet lease drivers call off strike after meeting with CM

Drivers with wet lease operators on contract with BEST have ended their strike after a meeting with the chief minister, who agreed to some of their demands. 90% of the wet lease buses were back on the road by Tuesday evening. The drivers' demands included a salary hike, paid leaves, annual bonuses, and free bus passes. The government also agreed to discuss the possibility of making the drivers permanent BEST employees. BEST authorities reported a drop in daily passenger numbers and revenues during the strike.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Man’s ‘missing father’ plea draws extortionist

The complainant also posted messages on social media about his father’s disappearance and appealed to people to inform him if anyone notices his missing father somewhere. He had given contact details and pictures of his father

The caller told the complainant that they had kidnapped his father, and if he wanted to get him released, he has to pay a sum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh. (Stock Pic)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Khwaja Yunus custodial death case: Prosecution asks to examine cop initially named as accused in case

The prosecution in the Khwaja Yunus custodial death case on Tuesday filed an application before the trial court, seeking to examine retired police officer Ambadas Pote as its witness. Pote was initially made an accused in the case, but the state government had refused sanction to prosecute him

Press confrence at Crime Branch office in Mumbai. HT photo (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:42 AM IST

State Congress to undertake padyatra from August 16, bus yatra in September

Patole will kick off the state-wide foot march in north Vidarbha, while leader of opposition Vijay Wadettiwar will lead the walk from western Vidarbha

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Desire to have a son leads father of 4 daughters to kidnap 4-year-old boy

According to the Kalyan Government Railway Police (GRP), the boy, Atharva, lived with his parents, daily wage labourers, and a two-year-old sister near the Vithalwadi station area, however, as their hutment was demolished recently, the family would come to the waiting room of Kalyan railway station to take shelter

M Dhage, GRP inspector, said, “The family came to us and told us about their missing child. A GRP team, including a crime unit, were formed to search for them. The Waghmare family wanted to catch a train for Nashik, but on Monday, they left the station, and in the morning, they returned to catch the train.” (Pramod Tambe/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:41 AM IST
ByAnamika Gharat

Thane college fined 1.1 lakh for delaying marksheets by three years

The University of Mumbai has fined the Institute of Management and Computer Studies ₹1.1 lakh for administrative mismanagement that caused two students to wait three years for their graduation marksheets. The university discovered infractions committed by the college, and the fine has been paid. The students are now hoping to receive their marksheets soon.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Soon, students of government-run schools will be served multigrain foods

The eight-member committee headed by celebrity chef Vishnu Manohar submitted a report to the state education minister. “To get good quality of food, the government must increase the remuneration of the person or organisations appointed to prepare midday meals,” the report stated

This is the first time the school education department constituted such a committee whose main aim was to incorporate millet and other nutrients in a child’s diet. The committee also suggested that food items be prepared in sunflower oil instead of soybean oil, and four types of grains must be included in the multigrain parathas. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Shared autorickshaws have stranglehold over Andheri and Kandivali

As is typical of the suburbs, Andheri and Kandivali are filled with routes that are essentially monopolised by shared rickshaws. “They ply with many more passengers than is legal,” explained Dhaval Shah, member of the Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizens Association

The unregulated rickshaws at Andheri have several standard routes—D N Nagar Metro station to Infiniti Mall or Mega Mall, Versova Jetty to Versova, Versova Metro to Versova and others. They use their license to charge twice the regulated fare, increase rates at peak hours. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

ED summons MBMC chief to record statement in land rules violation case

The agency had initiated its probe after the Thane police detected the alleged scam in November 2016 in which several builders, in violation of the Urban Land Ceiling Regulation (ULCR) Act avoided surrendering excess land to the government through bribery and using fake documents

The accused builder, who was meant to surrender his excess land holding to the government under the ULC Act or get an exemption from the state authorities under section 20 of the Act, had allegedly wrongly impressed upon the people and the authorities that he had the exemption to carry out construction on a plot in Mira Bhayander. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:37 AM IST

BMC revokes 10% water cut from Wednesday

The BMC has decided to withdraw the 10% water cut in Mumbai starting August 9 due to increased lake levels. However, citizens are still urged to use water judiciously.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Body of third fisherman found at Versova Chowpatty

The body of a third fisherman who went missing after a boat capsized off the Versova coast in Mumbai was found dead at Versova Chowpatty.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:35 AM IST

4, including constable, arrested for robbing 20 lakh from businessman

The accused – identified as Vinod Narayan Pute, the constable, Ajay Singh, Ajit Singh and Bahadur Singh – were arrested on Monday. According to the police, the accused had promised the businessman a loan of ₹2 crore in return for ₹20 lakh as commission, however, they robbed the commission money and fled

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:33 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

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

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)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:52 AM IST

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
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