Special needs child leaves school after being ‘bullied’

A six-year-old student with special needs from south Mumbai had to change schools after allegedly being constantly bullied by his class teacher. The minor was born with a cleft palate. According to the child’s father, the boy was constantly targeted and discriminated against by the teacher. When HT tried contacting the school officials, the principal […]


Murbad residents trudge miles for a bucket of water

Lilla Balu Wagh, 60, has been standing in the scorching sun for five hours. She, along with women from Rampur village in Murbad taluka, located 80 km away from Mumbai, is waiting for their turn to draw water from a well. All she can manage is less than half a can of water. “The well […]


Shootout at Saki Naka: elderly man held for killing relative

Victim had come from U.P. to spend Ramzan with family The Saki Naka police arrested Imanullah Khan (60) for allegedly shooting his relative dead at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday. The shootout took place outside Nahar Amrit Shakti apartment, where the deceased, Ibne Hassan (55), was staying with his family. The police said that Hassan’s daughter […]


Highest number of NOTA votes in Palghar

As many as 4,83,459 NOTA (none of the above) votes had been counted in Maharashtra Till 1 p.m., as many as 4,83,459 NOTA (none of the above) votes had been counted in Maharashtra. Palghar was leading with the highest number of 17,808 NOTA votes, followed by Nandurbar with 14,069 votes. In Mumbai city, Mumbai North […]


Equities trade strong as initial trends give BJP the lead

Equity markets opened strong on Thursday as initial trends showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heading towards a strong majority – in line with most exit polls. At 9.55 a.m. on Thursday, the benchmark Sensex was trading at 39,833, up 722 points or 1.85%. The broader Nifty gained 214 points or 1.82% to touch 11,952. […]


Ninth CNS Admiral Jal Cursetji remembered on birth centenary

Many may remember Cursetji as the CNS in whose tenure the Coast Guard was formed and the Navy took over the responsibility of maritime air reconnaissance and operations from the Air Force. Among the many things remembered about Admiral Jal Cursetji, independent India’s ninth Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), were his humility, awry sense […]