Anjali Lukose


Breathless in Mumbai- Part II- Construction activity has direct correlation with particulate matter concentration: Study
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

According to Knightfrank, a real estate consultancy firm, at present, there are 3,17,898 units under construction in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Breathless in Mumbai-Part I-What experts say: ‘Evidence shows link between TB & pollution — both indoor and outdoor ’
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The cost related to dealing with air pollution-related diseases is only set to go up, especially for the city’s poor, say scientists.

Breathless in Mumbai-Part I: Gasping for fresh air
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

MPCB’s air quality data collected from Sion and Bandra in the past decade shows annual nitrogen oxide concentrations in the range of 60-80µg/m3

Green tribunal asks MoEF to explain CRZ dilution
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

The tribunal had earlier ordered an expert bird survey of the area.

Aarey Colony: Don’t give nod to construction in eco-sensitive area, NGT tells civic body
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

BMC’s draft DP released in February had, however, proposed new development on the 1,009 hectares of Aarey land, leaving only 232 hectares of the pristine green cover intact.

Sindhudurg : Green crab cultivation yields rich harvest
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Green crab species requires around eight months for achieving marketable size to earn maximum profit.

India’s Great Barrier Reef?
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

An NIO expedition has unearthed rich, diverse marine life beneath Angria Bank off Maharashtra coast.

‘Made in India’ visibility device to be installed at Mumbai airport soon
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Drishti is far more accurate than the current imported systems being used, said IMD officials.

Rains elusive, Marathwada stares at grave farm crisis
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Departments to meet over the next couple of days to take decisions on relief.

A flash sale in Mumbai means war! Four shoppers talk about their battle scars
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

A flash sale is a war. The victims are the clothes thrown on the floor, stepped on, dragged beneath greedy shoppers.

Taraporevala Aquarium : 700 fish dead in 5 months, heat on officials
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Fisheries department will now invite e-tenders for a contractor for fish feed and upkeep of the tanks.

NGT asks BMC to act against those dumping garbage around trees
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Waste dumped by locals has taken up the space created after removing concrete around tree trunks following another NGT order.

Whale carcass washes up at Maharashtra beach
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

"It was emanating a terrible smell and we buried it at the beach itself. It was a whale," said Range Forest Officer RH Patil.

Mumbai Customs seize 18 gold bars worth Rs 47.81 lakh from airport washroom
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The gold bars were recovered from dustbins at the first and last toilet cubicles of the washroom near the immigration arrival hall.

Leopard caught on CCTV stealing pet dog in Thane
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Residents claim this is the fourth instance of a leopard snatching a pet dog from the neighbourhood since the past two months.

Committee lists steps to sensitise people, avoid man-animal conflicts
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

In the last two years, an annual loss of about 300 livestock has been reported from the Junnar forest division.

Dirty Mumbai: 6,400 tonnes of solid waste, 40 pc sewage go untreated
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Richest corporation of the country still has pockets where open defecation is the only choice.

No beef, SGNP to float fresh tenders for buffalo meat
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

At present, the animals are dependent on frozen meat from the animal husbandry department’s Quality Control Laboratory at Goregaon. The Laboratory tests the legal carabeef meat before it is exported.

350 projects await green nod in MMR
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Environment clearance committees working overtime to appraise projects to be sent for approval.

IIT-Bombay team ready with a natural system to treat Powai lake water
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

BMC engineers visited the campus and were keen on creating a constructed wetland near the main gate entrance to treat water from Powai village that flows through the IIT campus into the lake.

The secret life of the Cloister nuns
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Tucked away in Andheri is a 3-acre monastery that gets prayer requests from across the world; inside, eight Carmelite nuns who almost never step out go about their chores baking the Holy Bread for parishes across Mumbai and praying.

For victims, justice ‘delayed, not denied’
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

'A good thing has happened,' said Vinduri Mirchandani, who has just celebrated her 100th birthday. She was injured in the blast at Century Bazaar.

Crocodile in Bhandup: Reptile out on a walk
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The marsh crocodile was first spotted by policemen patrolling inside the BMC’s largest water treatment plant complex.

Noise pollution: NGT raps state for failing to mark silence zones in Mumbai
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The tribunal passed the order while hearing an by Right To Information (RTI) activist Mohammed Ishtiaque Bagban.

15 years on, a little planning helps a pond reappear
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The 5,500-sq-m water body will be surrounded by walkways, seating arrangements; construction debris hitherto covering the pond will be used to build hillock-like structures around it.

Everyone Loves a Good Rain: The many places from where Mumbai watches the rains
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The city that gets deluged by the monsoon also loves its showers.

Those people hurt the innocent, they don’t deserve mercy, says 100-yr-old blast survivor
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

And she points to the man, whose face is splashed across the newspapers in front of her for that misery.

Man-Animal Conflict: SOP in a month to reduce injuries, fatalities
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

In Maharashtra, 294 cases of animal-related deaths and injuries were reported in 2014, according to the NCRB.

SpiceJet faces passengers’ ire for delayed flight operations
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

In June, SpiceJet operated 521 flights from Mumbai, while Air India operated 1,248 departing flights.

Cargo movement on hold as Jet Airways staff protest at Mumbai airport
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Protestors allege that the company has not given them any raises since two years and have 'tricked' new employees into forming another union to dilute the simmering discontent.

Mumbai: High particulate matter during monsoon ring alarm bells
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Studies show PM1 is the cause of pollution-linked cardiovascular disease.

A blue whale that lost its way: The story of a heroic struggle on a beach near Mumbai
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

A blue whale that lost its way. Villagers who did everything they could to save their devmasa. The story of a heroic struggle on a beach near Mumbai.

Aerobridge hits GoAir flight at Chennai Airport
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

"The flight hit while aligning with the aerobridge damaging the fuselage close to the front door of the aircraft," a DGCA source said.

NGT seeks govt’s response on relaxed CRZ norms
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

An area of about 20 hectares along the stretch is being reclaimed for the project, according to NGO Paryavaran Dakshata Manch, which has filed the petition.

Radio-collared Great Indian Bustard ‘Chotu’ travels 103 km to reach Karnataka border
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

For the first time, forest department officials knew exactly where Chotu, the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) went.

Stranded humpbacked dolphin rescued at Nagothane
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

After confirming the dolphin at the spot at 7.30 pm, a stretcher to carry the 200-kg dolphin was made by 11pm to the tempo to transport it to Dharmantar creek, 20 km away.