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Social media has become a ‘weapon of mass distraction’: Bombay HC judge

Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:28 PM IST

Justice Mahesh Sonak of the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court says social media and mass media are weapons of mass distraction.

Justice Sonak said that he prefers to remain "uninformed" about several issues by not reading or seeing the news, which he thinks is "better than being misinformed". (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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British-era Kalyan railway station set for a 900-crore makeover

Central Railway (CR) is planning to upgrade the 169-year-old Kalyan railway station in Mumbai, India with a long-distance train terminus and other facilities. The upgrade, estimated to cost ₹900 crore ($121m), will help segregate tracks for suburban local trains and express trains, improving punctuality and reducing inconvenience for passengers. The project is expected to be completed by 2025-26. The redevelopment will also include a railway office building, retail and commercial buildings, and a multi-level car parking.

Kalyan India - September 29 2023 Pics.For the first time since 1854 Kalyan station will undergo an upgrade. A long-distance train terminal has been planned on the east at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>900 crore which will segregate the existing system where suburban local trains and long-distance trains share platforms. Moreover, this suburban station will also see a transformation as another plan is in the making for its overhaul. September 29 2023.Pramod Tambe /HT . in India 29 2023 (Photo by Pramod Tambe HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:20 AM IST
By, Mumbai

From Saturday night, no local trains between Kharghar and Panvel stations for 38 hours

Central Railway will enforce a 38-hour mega block on the Kharghar-Panvel route starting 11pm on Saturday, resulting in 170 cancelled services and 700 trains being short terminated at Belapur. The block is necessary for the construction of two new lines for a western dedicated freight corridor.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

NCP leader Rohit Pawar alleges political vendetta in MPCB action against his factory

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board shuts down NCP MLA Rohit Pawar's factory for violating environmental rules, but high court grants relief until October 6.

Mumbai, India - January 6, 2020: NCP MLA Rohit Pawar comes to talk to the protesters at Gateway of India in Mumbai, India, on Monday, January 6, 2020. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:16 AM IST

HC closes arguments on challenge to amended IT rules; verdict on Dec 1

The Bombay High Court concluded arguments on challenges to the constitutional validity of India's amended IT rules, which empower the government to set up a fact-checking unit to filter social media for fake news. The court will announce its verdict on December 1. The petitions claim that the rules infringe on freedom of speech and expression. The government argues that the objective is to create a balancing mechanism to tackle uncontrollable and uncontrolled social media.

12 March 2018, Mumbai: Kunal Kamra - Stand-up comedian . Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:14 AM IST
By, Mumbai

2,50,000 idols immersed, floral offerings turned into agarbattis

Over 39,000 idol immersions took place on the final day of Ganeshotsav in Mumbai, with a total of over 205,000 immersions over the ten-day festival. Natural water bodies were still the preferred choice for immersions, but artificial ponds are becoming more popular. The BMC collected 500 metric tonnes of flower remains, which will be converted into compost for use in the gardens department. In G North ward, the remains are made into incense sticks. The NGO Shiva Sneha Samajik Pratistik has developed a process to turn the flowers into incense sticks, with 70% of the flower remains usable.

Mumbai, India - Sept. 28, 2023: Huge idol of Lord Ganesha, during procession for immersion at Girgoan, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, September 28, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:12 AM IST
BySabah Virani, Mumbai

Covid centres case: Accused made 21 crore, bribed BMC officials with gold biscuits: ED

The ED had on September 15 submitted a chargesheet against Patkar and his other partners Hemant Gupta, Sanjay Shah and Rajiv Salunkhe. The chargesheet also includes BMC health official Dr Kishore Bisure and Dr Arvind Singh, dean and centre head respectively of the Dahisar Jumbo Covid Centre

Mumbai, India – July 20, 2023: ED has arrested 2 people in the BMC Covid Center scam case. Sujit Patkar ( White Shirt) , a close aide of Sanjay Raut and one Dr Kishor Bisure have been arrested, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, July 20, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:46 AM IST

HC orders inspection of TMC hosp, thanks to citizens’ petition

The APCR first sent a representation to the TMC commissioner, and followed it up with a request for a meeting, which was denied. Three reminders later, when there was still no response, they filed a petition in HC in February 2022

HC orders inspection of TMC hosp, thanks to citizens’ petition
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:38 AM IST
ByJyoti Punwani

15,000 dogs in 6 ‘risk zones’ to be vaccinated in 10 days

The BMC in Mumbai will vaccinate around 15,000 stray dogs in six wards with high rates of dog bites. The annual vaccination drive will then extend citywide.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Home department proposes to hire 98,000 police personnel

The home department in Maharashtra has proposed recruiting 98,000 police personnel to improve the police-public ratio. Currently, the state has 136.45 personnel per one lakh people, and they aim to increase it to 225 policemen. The decision will be taken by the deputy chief minister and home minister Devendra Fadnavis soon.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Five arrested with charas, heroin, and MDMA worth 1.10 crore

The Mumbai police have seized drugs worth ₹1.10 crore and arrested five suppliers in three separate cases. The seized drugs include charas, heroin, and MDMA.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:16 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Court grants bail to Sachin Waze in Goregaon extortion case

Dismissed police officer Sachin Waze has been granted bail in an extortion case involving former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The case has been transferred to the CBI. Waze was arrested in November 2021 and had sought bail claiming he had served half of the maximum sentence. Others accused in the case include Alpesh Patel and Sumit Singh. Waze was previously arrested by the NIA for his alleged involvement in the Antilia bomb scare case and the murder of Mansukh Hiran. He was dismissed from service in May 2021.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Father, son arrested over ‘no-Marathi’ stance in soc

A 35-year-old Maharashtrian woman was allegedly denied office space and manhandled in a Mulund West housing society in Mumbai.

Father, son arrested over ‘no-Marathi’ stance in soc
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:08 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Oppn reacts, holds BJP responsible for the incident

Opposition leaders in Mumbai react sharply to Trupti Deorukhkar's allegation of being denied office space in a housing society, demanding action from the government. MNS chief Raj Thackeray warns of consequences if such incidents happen again, while Shiv Sena leaders blame the CM and BJP for weakening the party. Congress leader Ashok Chavan calls it a serious incident, and NCP leader Rupali Chakankar seeks action from the government and police. Shiv Sena leader Uday Samant meets Deorukhkar and extends his support.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:04 AM IST

Accused arrested by DRI flees from Churchgate office with docs

A 27-year-old accused arrested by the DRI fled their office in Churchgate, Mumbai, along with documents of his case. A case has been registered.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:00 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Speaker cancels Ghana tour after Raut slams him for delaying disqualification hearing

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar cancels his visit to Ghana for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference following criticism by Sena-UBT MP Sanjay Raut. Raut accused Narwekar of delaying the hearing of Sena MLAs disqualification pleas. The Shiv Sena plans to object to Narwekar's schedule of procedure and will highlight his Ghana tour in their submission to the Supreme Court. Narwekar's office confirmed the cancellation of the Ghana tour.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:02 AM IST

IIT-B students launch civil disobedience over exclusive veg tables on canteen

Claiming the practice is rooted in a casteist mentality, the students are peacefully protesting by taking non-veg food into the veg-only designated spaces.

The students posted a ‘personal civil code’ on a social media platform, leading to a flurry of comments and posts.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:32 AM IST

Tussle again over Shivaji Park to hold annual Dussehra rally

This year, the competition to snag Shivaji Park as their venue is especially keen as other option, the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground which can accommodate substantial crowds, is not available. Nearly the entire ground has been taken over by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited for the bullet train terminal depot construction

Tussle again over Shivaji Park to hold annual Dussehra rally
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:52 AM IST

Mother of two girls kidnaps 18-month-old boy

Police officers said that after scanning the CCTV of the locality, they noticed Sahu walking away with the boy. The police then alerted their informers who led them straight to Sahu’s house in Malwani. Within 12 hours of the alleged kidnapping, the police rescued the boy and arrested Sahu

Mother of two girls kidnaps 18-month-old boy
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:50 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Lightning kills teen at Juhu beach during Visarjan

A 16-year-old boy died after being struck by lightning while helping with immersions at Juhu beach in Mumbai. The city has been experiencing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:48 AM IST

Several women fall prey to online scam promising them room at Colaba hostel

According to the Cuffe Parade police the case was registered based on a complaint lodged by Chitra Dhareshwar who manages the women’s hostel at Queen’s Barrack no 1 in Colaba. According to the police, Dhareshwar received a call from a man enquiring about one Anil Gupta and sought to know if he worked with their organisation

Mumbai, India - Sept. 29, 2023: A view of Build Mahila Vikas Mandal, International Hostel, Colaba, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 29, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:46 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

No certificates for all Marathas as Kunbis, govt assures OBC leaders

Chief minister Eknath Shinde, his deputies Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, and senior cabinet ministers held a meeting with several OBC outfits in Mumbai. After accepting all their demands, Shinde announced that DCM Devendra Fadnavis will visit Chandrapur and Nagpur, where relay protests are on

Thane, India - November 07, 2022: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde speaks during the Konkan Festival event, at Savarkar Nagar, Wagle Estate, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Monday, November 07, 2022. (Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:40 AM IST

38-hour block for Panvel station. Check impact on Mumbai local train services

38-hour traffic block between Belapur and Panvel stations from September 30 to October 2, impacting local train services on Harbour and Trans-Harbour lines.

The block will impact the local train services on the Harbour Line. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Ganpati Visarjan: Mumbai traffic police issues advisory, over 19K cops on duty

Thousands of household and public Ganesh idols will be immersed at 73 places across Mumbai on Thursday.

Devotees carry Ganpati for immersion on Ganesh Festival at Girgoan Chowphatty, in Mumbai. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Panvel civic body to build first shelter home for the homeless

The corporation has invited bids for the construction of the first shelter for the homeless in its jurisdiction which can accommodate 100 persons on permanent basis.

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Updated on Sep 28, 2023 09:54 AM IST

NGT asks TMC to ensure immersion waste does not end up in Thane creek

Forest Department’s management plan recorded that the continued immersion of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in the creek will have serious impact on the aquatic life

An artificial lake built by the Thane Municipal Corporation for ganesh immersion scheduled on Thursday, Seotember 28, 2023 (Praful Gangurde?HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 09:52 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

55-year-old school van driver hangs self in Vashi garden

the deceased was depressed about his health condition and was also stressed about loan that he had taken, the police said

55-year-old school van driver hangs self in Vashi garden
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Amended IT rules offer remedy to victims of fake news: Centre to HC

The recent amendment to India's information technology rules provides a grievance redressal mechanism for victims of fake news and false information on social media, according to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The amendment is being challenged by satirist Kunal Kamra and media organizations, who argue that it infringes on freedom of speech and expression. The Bombay High Court expressed concerns about the lack of recourse for individuals whose posts are removed or accounts suspended based on the fact-checking unit's assessment.

12 March 2018, Mumbai: Kunal Kamra - Stand-up comedian . Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:56 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Drunk man rams bike into divider; pillion run over by vehicle

The incident occurred around 11.30pm, on the Koparkhairane flyover when Pravin Chandorkar, 34, along with his friend Ganesh Borude, 43, who was also drunk and driving, were traveling from Koparkhairane to Talvali. While driving, Borude lost control of the vehicle and hit the plastic booth at the roadside junction, and rammed his bike into the divider

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Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:46 AM IST

Minor on joyride rams car into footpath in Malad West, one dead

A 17-year-old college student crashed a car into a footpath, killing one person and injuring another in Malad West. The minor and his friend who lent him the car have been booked by the police.

Mumbai, India - Sep 27, 2023 : An 18-year-old booked for killing a 21-year-old in a car accident and the friend of the accused also booked for giving him his car knowing that he did not possess a licence. The accident took place on the Malad link road on Tuesday when the accused wasÊonÊaÊjoyride, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:40 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Mumbai
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