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Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine at Jantar Mantar to demand agricultural relief

Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine at Jantar Mantar to demand agricultural relief

A Mariyam Alavi and Viju Cherian New Delhi: Farmers from Tamil Nadu drank urine collected in bottles as part of an agitation aimed at pressurising the Centre to waive agricultural loans and provide drought relief funds, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. The farmers promised to go a step further by eating faeces […]

Mercury shoots up 37 degrees in Delhi, March 23 hottest day in 7 years

New Delhi: It was a hot day in the national capital on Thursday as the maximum temperature rose to settle at 37.4 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest day in March since the past seven years. Delhi’s maximum temperature rose to settle at 37.4 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest day in March since the […]

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‘You’re our role model’: AI staffer pleaded with MP Gaikwad after flight fracas

New Delhi: A new video has emerged purportedly showing Air India staffers pleading with Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad to de-board a plane at Delhi airport, minutes after he allegedly assaulted an elderly airline security officer. The 56-year-old Gaikwad is no stranger to controversy and has charges of voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant […]

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35-year-old kills nephew in Pune out of ‘jealousy’

Pune: Police arrested a 35-year-old woman, who allegedly killed her five-year-old nephew as she had no son and was jealous of her sister-in-law, on Friday. Five-year-old Mauli was strangled to death.(HT Photo)   Anita Sham Khandekar, a resident of Sasane Nagar, allegedly strangled Mauli to death on Thursday night and kept his body under a […]

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World TB Day: 21% hike in drug-resistant cases in Mumbai

Aayushi Pratap: As today is marked as World Tuberculosis Day , the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations’s (BMC) public health department released a report on the growing health problem in the city that showed a 21% rise in the number of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB cases in 2016 compared to 2015. Among fresh cases, there was an […]

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Man shot dead near east Delhi’s V3S Mall, killer on the run

New Delhi Shiv Sunny: A 29-year-old man was gunned down inside a car outside V3S Mall in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar around 2 am on Friday. Police officials arrive at the crime scene in Preet Vihar, East Delhi.(HT Photo) The deceased, Vishal Suri, had arrived near the mall with two friends in a white Swift […]

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Mumbai civic body blacklists 11 road contractors

Chetna Yerunkar: The civic body on Thursday issued show-cause notices to 11 of the 16 contractors named in the second report of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) internal inquiry into the 2015 roads scam. They won’t be allowed to take up any new civic contract, an official said. The civic body on Thursday issued show-cause […]

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Investigate construction of Lalbaug flyover: High court to Mumbai civic chief

Kanchan Chaudhari: The Bombay high court on Thursday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner to find out, by appointing a senior officer, whether any lapses have been committed in construction of the Lalbaug flyover, and take appropriate action, if he finds any lapses having been committed by the contractor. Last November , BMC conducted […]

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University of Mumbai may put off LLB, LLM repeat examinations on students’ demand

Musab Qazi: The University of Mumbai (MU) may postpone first semester repeat examination for bachelor of law (LLB) and master of law (LLM) courses, after students complained that they were unable to prepare for the test as the results were declared late. The first semester law examination, which are usually held in October, were pushed […]

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University of Mumbai may get chopper services on campus

Shreya Bhandary: If all permissions come through, students of University of Mumbai might soon see choppers flying in and out of its Kalina campus. The university on Thursday announced their plan to start chopper services in partnership with Pawan Hans from MU’s Kalina campus. However, officials from Pawan Hans said permissions are not yet in […]

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