Alibaug: Now, dolphin gets stranded in Amba river
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

8-foot Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin stuck in shallow water at Nagothane; rescue efforts on.

Rs 6,000 investment and 15 months later, 10 women reap huge dividends from oysters
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

These women are among the first oyster farmers in the state.

A language lost, in race for future
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Mix of Portuguese and Marathi getting discarded by younger generations.

Women in slums forced to defecate in open, say community toilets are unsafe at night
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

12.5% women defecate in open despite BMC making a provision of Rs 5.25 crore for pay-and-use toilets.

Blue whale dies after being stranded on land for ten long hours
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Despite efforts to move the 20-tonne marine animal by local fishermen, Alibaug forest department for more than 10 hours, the whale died ashore around 4am Thursday, said officials from the forest department.

No field test kits for mephedrone
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Identifying the contraband before seizure tough for agencies.

River Pollution: MPCB issues closure notices to 100 industrial units along Mithi
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

In October 2013, the Nation Green Tribunal had ordered all 239 ‘polluting’ industries on the banks to be shut.

Mumbai hooch tragedy: Every third house in Malvani is in mourning
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Malvani reached 64 on Friday evening, with 30 others still in a critical condition.

Hooch Tragedy: Malvani women say had enough, declare war against alcohol
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

On Friday, as news of more men dying reached the Lakshmi Nagar slums, women began sending their ‘alcoholic’ husbands who drank from the same shack the previous night for blood tests.

Hooch Tragedy: Cops suspended for ‘negligence’, probe traces liquor supply chain
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked the crime branch to submit a report within two days. Three people have been arrested so far.

Dolphin Deaths: Forest dept seeks help of Goa institute to unravel mystery
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Interestingly, the forest department has also written to the Mumbai police commissioner to look into the matter.

Once a celebrated project, Artists’ Village slowly crumbles
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

A spokesperson for CIDCO, which provides amenities in the region, confirmed that only 10 per cent of the current occupants would actually be artistes.

Mumbai Customs’ biggest score: 74 kgs of drugs seized at airport
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Officials intercepted the passenger Chambo Fatma Basil, who travelled from Dar es Salaam to Mumbai via Doha using Qatar Airways.

Ambedkar artefacts to be displayed in college library
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The Siddharth college was founded by an education trust run by Ambedkar, where the artefacts will be soon showcased.

Banning Victorias: Putting the horse before the cart
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Bombay High Court tells state govt to frame rehabilitation scheme for horses and 700 families operating the business.

Beef in a petri dish: A day in the life of Shrikant Lade
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

The Mumbai lab has got exclusive kits to determine the origin of seized bovine meat — whether cow, buffalo, or bullock — to see if the samples fall foul of the Maharashtra beef ban

VIDEO: Seven die in Mumbai high-rise fire, four inside lifts
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Fire officials have also said that the fire was reported at 5.32 pm and is a Grade 2 call, with more fire engines being rushed to the spot.

Customs officials at Mumbai airport seize gold worth Rs 1.99 cr from aircraft toilets
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Since January, Customs officials have seized 250 kgs of gold at Mumbai airport.

World Environment Day- RSPM biggest pollutant: TERI Report
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

In 2014-15, MPCB monitored pollutants such as RSPM, SOx and NOx across 71 active AAQMS in Maharashtra.

Air India cabin crew detained in Jeddah on charges of smuggling gold, currency
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

There was no official word from Air India.

IIT-Kharagpur alumnus enters Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport with fake e-ticket
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Kumar has been booked under sections of the IPC and IT Act.

In a Mumbai cemetery, a caretaker and a tomb engraver help families search for lost graves
Sun, May 31, 2015

Since 1927, all those buried at the Jewish cemetery have their names entered into the record book, but the increasing difference between the records and the actual location of the grave prompted Bamnolkar, who took over as the caretaker in 2002, to compile the situation book.

RPI leader Ramdas Athawale denied boarding by Jet Airways for arriving ‘late’
Tue, May 26, 2015

Ramdas Athawale was allegedly late to board the flight to Aurangabad from Mumbai. According to protocol, passengers are expected to reach the boarding gate at least 45 minutes in advance.

Cops yet to identify flying objects spotted at airport
Tue, May 26, 2015

The source added that there was little chance of the flying objects being parachutes or paragliders.

Beef Ban: Bombay Veterinary College ‘ill-equipped’ to test meat samples
Mon, May 25, 2015

After the police conducted raids in Worli and Mumbai a fortnight ago, the meat samples were sent for testing to Parel.

Blue whale returns to Maharashtra waters, last sighting was in 1914
Thu, May 21, 2015

Blue whales tend to be open-ocean species, but they do come close to the shores to feed and are either resident or migratory.

Autopsy inconclusive, BMC gets forest conservator rap
Wed, May 20, 2015

The dolphins, identified to be humpback dolphins, are protected under Schedule 2 under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Yemen Airspace Closure: Overworked Mumbai ATC dials ICAO for help
Tue, May 19, 2015

ATC has to now handle 60 additional flights daily; it coordinated a record 851 flight movements on May 14.

Rejected pilots find Air India recruitment test flawed
Sat, May 16, 2015

Following the Germanwings flight crash, Air India had made psychometric tests mandatory for induction of pilots and cabin crew and had a psychologist from the Indian Air Force (IAF) to check mental fitness of candidates

From labourer to airlines insider, the changing face of the gold smuggler
Fri, May 15, 2015

In 2014-15, Customs officials at airports across India detained at least 753 people carrying undeclared gold.

Why the Gold rush: Record $150mn seized in 10 months
Fri, May 15, 2015

10% import duty, annual demand pegged at 840 tonnes, low prosecution rate make gold smuggling a lucrative option once again.

BMC plans Rs 32-crore Shilpgram in Jogeshwari
Thu, May 14, 2015

Traditional village scenes and occupations will come alive through life-size clay models.

Beef ban: In three hours, cops file two FIRs for ‘illegal slaughter’ of cattle
Wed, May 13, 2015

Action taken after ‘raids’ on two butcher shops in Worli and Mumbra.

Monkey menace in city: Rampaging monkeys keep residents, forest officials on their toes
Tue, May 12, 2015

A call to the forest department will get you phone numbers of ‘monkey catchers’.

Ruins of 436-year-old Condita church spring to life for annual Mass
Mon, May 11, 2015

Nearly 3,000 Catholics take part in feast of the church's patron saint St John the Baptist.

A letter from a pavement dweller in Mumbai
Sun, May 10, 2015

In a letter to her sister-in-law, Mumbai's Heena writes about the hardships and horrors of living off the road.