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Naziya Alvi Rahman

  • Green tribunal asks MoEF to form compliance standards on coal supply

    Coming down heavily on the environment ministry, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked it to prepare a scheme on compliance of standards of coal supply in the country. Besides directions to frame the mechanism, the tribunal has imposed a "litigation cost" running into a few lakhs on...

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:25am
  • Upset with police probe, Anmol Chandan kin moves HC

    Our doubts come from the fact that Chandan had visited his parents in Lokhandwala barely three hours before the suicide.

    Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 5:30am
  • Yet another attempt at developing marina in Navi Mumbai sinks

    The latest attempt to develop a marina – a harbour to park boats and yachts – at Navi Mumbai, to cut short the travelling time to South Mumbai, seems to have taken a back seat. Sources in the government claim the proposal is likely to be scrapped due to land issues between CIDCO and...

    Friday, 17 April 2015 - 5:50am
  • Information Technology firms to audit prisons

    In the wake of recent Nagpur jail break, government's home department has hired a private Information Technology (IT) company to audit nine central jails of Maharashtra for security lapses. The company has been asked to give innovative ideas to enhance jail security. The company is expected to...

    Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 5:30am
  • Come May, rights panel will reach out to masses across Maharashtra

    "As per the Protection of Human Rights Act this institution is created to give speedy and cost free remedies to the victims of violation of human rights by the public servant. As such the MHRC has decided to hold one sitting at each revenue district of the state," said a senior officer. The...

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • Maharashtra human rights body orders Akola municipality to release senior citizens' pensions

    A delay in releasing pension can now amount to a violation of human rights. In a landmark judgment, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has directed the municipality of Akola to release an interim payment of Rs 2 crore (approx) to 370-odd retired teachers after they moved the...

    Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 5:20am
  • LGBT community brings out media guide for improved reporting

    Busting myths: The document, Sanchar Media Guide, discusses glossary of terms often used in connection with the sexual minorities

    Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • 243 resolutions pending with MCGM chief over 13 yrs: RTI reply

    A reply to an RTI application has revealed that 243 resolutions passed by various committees of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) are awaiting the commissioner's nod over the past 13 years.

    Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 5:35am
  • Set up effluent treatment plant in 6 months, errant slaughterhouse told

    Bhiwandi civic chief takes personal responsibility before nat'l green tribunal to fix the problem

    Monday, 30 March 2015 - 6:45am
  • Taking care of history better

    After initial neglect, mainly due lack of manpower, state taking steps to preserve documents, letters from as far back as 14th century

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:35am