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Festive bonanza: Airlines start fare war with flash sales and discounts
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Last week, GoAir had announced a discounted ticket scheme for travel between October 21 and 30.

Shelar wrests Bandra West seat from Baba Siddique
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Once it was clear that Shelar had a lead of around 25,000 votes by round 12, cheers erupted in the BJP camp along with firecrackers.

Officials finetune plans for ‘cageless’ zoo at SGNP
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The SGNP zoo’s 'naturalness' will set it apart from the Byculla zoo.

Team to inspect site for proposed international zoo at Goregaon
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The visiting team comprises P C Tyagi from the Wildlife Institute of India, and wildlife curator Dr A K Malhotra.

Owaisi: ‘Could I have tweeted Indian identity is Islam?
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Owaisi said the country is turning a Hindu Rashtra and he wants to be the voice of ignored Muslims in the state and protect their freedom.

9 years after HC order, state mangroves yet to get ‘reserve forests’ tag
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

With mangrove cell having no jurisdiction until mangrove areas on government land are notified and transferred to the forest department.

In its Bandra West bastion, Cong faces a tough fight
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Traditional voter base of Congress, Catholics, residents of gaothans as well as Muslims are now vocal in their opposition.

A relic of Raj, the ‘queen’ of Raj Bhavans still sits pretty by sea
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Nestled in forest where peacocks stroll, Raj Bhavan comprises a cluster of seven 19th and 20th century bungalows and a private beach.

Residents allege excavation by builder at BMC’s Worli hill reservoir
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Ward officials claimed that despite complaints, they are helpless as SRA has approved the project.

Dilli Haat-like handicraft village to come up in city soon
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Will be a part of the BMC’s open space development project.

Water from Banganga plant goes down the drain into sea
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Water supply and sewerage operations departments have been passing the buck over a distribution network.

Sewage treatment plant turns into city’s largest garden
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The park houses a cafeteria overlooking one of the ponds. Around 200 benches line the jogging tracks.

Post-visarjan, BMC starts composting ‘nirmalya’ waste
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

G/ North ward (Dadar) ward has converted a 2,000-sqm defunct sewerage operation plot at Dharavi for the project

Camera trappings show SGNP leopards frequent Thane, Mulund region
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The study, funded by National Geographic Society and supported by the state forest department, tracked movements from Sept to Dec 2013

From Jan to June, two trees felled daily for development projects
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The report also states that 519 trees were transplanted, of which 53 were found to be dead after transplantation

Green panel non-functional for two months, 400-odd projects on hold awaiting appraisal
Thu, Sep 11, 2014

According to the environment department, 170 new proposals are awaiting appraisal.

South Mumbai beats Doppler effect, hits a high
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

The HC had ruled that the municipal corporation could commence the process of approving plans.

Diverting nullah not practical, UMC tells NGT
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Suggests new project to stop discharge of sewage water from Khemani nullah into Ulhas river.

Within six months, Mumbai harbour to have facilities to combat oil spills of up to 700 tonnes
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Mumbai will be the first port to have an operational tier-1 OSR facility in the country, said MbPT officials.

Expert panel to visit site, check feasibility of zoo plan at Aarey Colony
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The SGNP had in June employed an agency to conduct the contour survey for the Aarey site.

A dying zoo eyeing the exotic
Wed, Sep 03, 2014

As per records procured from the zoo authorities, 39 mammals, 22 birds and 10 reptiles died at the zoo in 2010-11.

Pope praying for Christians in Pak, says family of slain minister
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Peter said that the family was grateful to the Vatican for arranging a personal audience with the Pope at a short notice.

SGNP offers ‘greener’ pastures to its spotted deer
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Indigenous grass is being transplanted in the sanjay gandhi national park to increase the number of herbivores.

Forest dept seeks IIT-B tech toys for animal rescue ops
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

For leopard search on campus last week, forest officials were helped by IITians with robots.

Monsoon Mayhem: At 1547.5 mm, Mumbai breaks 55-year record for highest rainfall in July
Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Heavy rain also led to five instances of minor ceiling, wall and slab collapses in various parts of Mumbai.

Flagrant abuse of wetlands in and around Mumbai: Mangrove cell
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Due to illegal dumping, wetlands in the coastal belt near Mumbai and surrounding areas are dying.

Thane, Vasai creeks on wildlife body list for conservation
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Thane creek is in the list for its woody mangroves and identity as an Important Bird Area.

The leopard that never was
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

After three days of hi-tech search inside IIT-B workshop, forest officials find that the big cat has bolted, leaving behind pugmarks.

Leopard trapped in IIT-B, rescue team sent
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

According to authorities, the leopard is trapped near the mechanical department block of the institution.

‘5,482 hectares of mangroves on govt land in Thane will soon be reserved forests’
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

This move comes after senior officials from the forest department pressed for speedy notification.

Effluent treatment plant to Ulhas, Waldhuni rivers violating oceanography institute norms: MPCB
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

The CETPs are used by industries that belong to the MIDC industrial belt from Dombivli to Ambernath

No action on NGT order, effluents still enter Ulhas river: MPCB
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

The tribunal had directed the UMC in May to divert the Khemani nullah within three months.

Enclosure for injured black kites to open at Karnala Bird Sanctuary next week
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Touted as a recuperating centre for the birds, around 15 birds will be shifted there from Thane Society.

Battery-operated vehicles for tourists at SGNP from 2015
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

15 vehicles will take tourists from the entrance to safari and boating counters and Kanheri caves inside the park.

MPCB washes its hands of ‘mangrove destruction’ by Esselworld
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The Board said that the forest department’s mangrove cell was constituted to take cognisance of complaints regarding mangrove destruction.

‘Heatwave will get more intense, longer and fatal in future’
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Heatwave are projected to be more intense, of longer duration and occur at a higher frequency from 2070, stated the paper.

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