Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: MHADA

After 14 years, ED case & Raut arrest, work finally underway on Mumbai’s Patra Chawl project

Last month, MHADA called for bids to complete pending work on buildings on its share of plot. It's also started constructing buildings for rehabilitation of 672 Patra Chawl residents. 

Rs 17,000 cr revamp for Mumbai’s British-era BDD chawls: Residents hopeful, planners have doubts

High-rises will soon replace 195 Bombay Development Directorate chawls and residents will get free 500-sq-ft apartments, but some urban planners cite ventilation, lighting, crowding issues.

‘Marks tampering, leaks, confusion’ — series of controversies hits Maharashtra govt job exams

Paper leaks and malpractices in three government recruitment exams in Maharashtra have led to several arrests and a political slugfest. Students, meanwhile, are bearing the brunt.

35 people rescued after ceiling of Mumbai building collapses, no injuries reported

Rescue operation is still underway in the site where the third floor ceiling of the five-storey building under repair collapsed and blocked the staircase.

Mumbai residents win govt housing lottery and spend more on kids’ education, jobs: Study

A study of a subsidised housing programme in Mumbai also shows evidence of lottery winners becoming motivated to improve local governance.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.