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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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Shave your head, pierce ears to look like Yogi, Lalu tells Sushil Modi

Anirban Guha Roy: RJD chief Lalu Prasad (HT file photo) PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has asked senior Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi to wear a saffron robe, pierce his ears and shave his head to look like Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath so that he could derive […]

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Govt to crack the whip on 1,000 polluting industries along Ganga

Moushumi Das Gupta New Delhi: Union water resources ministry figures show that approximately 500 million litres a day of effluents are discharged into the Ganga daily.(HT file photo) The government has decided to crack the whip on 1,000 industrial units across five states along the Ganga that are continuing to empty untreated waste into the […]

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MP couple ties knot with child on lap as ‘bribe demand’ delays their marriage

The physically challenged couple had to run from pillar to post to solemnise their wedding.(HT Photo) Five-month-old Suvesh was the youngest guest at the mass marriage for physically challenged couples in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district on Sunday. Elegantly dressed, he was there to attend the marriage of his parents Bheem Chandelkar and Meena Yadav, blissfully […]

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Australia: Indian-origin priest stabbed by Italian in apparent ‘hate crime’

In an apparent racist attack, a Catholic priest of Indian-origin was stabbed in the neck at a church in Melbourne by a man who called him unqualified to say mass because of his nationality. A man armed with a knife approached Tomy Kalathoor Mathew, 48, in the church foyer moments before the Italian- language mass […]

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India can join BRI project or just watch China’s influence growing: State media

Sutirtho Patranobis: India has raised concerns over the BRI project passing through PoK. (HT File Photo) India cannot prevent the growth of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and would end up watching China’s expanding international influence by not joining the connectivity project, state media said on Monday. “It should also be noted that New […]

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Na baithunga, na baithne dunga: With new challenge, PM Modi keeps BJP MPs on their toes

Kumar Uttam: BJP president Amit Shah (second from right) offers sweets from the Tirupati temple to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as home minister Rajnath Singh (left) looks, on during the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is challenging BJP leaders to spread the party’s ideology to the […]

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