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MPCB forms squads to enforce ban on plastics
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

According to MPCB officials, there are 414 registered manufacturers of plastic bags in the state, of which 84 are in Mumbai.

‘Bhagwat’s statement stems from lack of knowledge’
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Bombay Archbishop has slammed the statement stating that it stems from lack of knowledge of her work.

Bird-man may soon meet up along Mulund mangrove
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Mangrove park proposal gets a boost after Union minister Prakash Javadekar’s visit last week.

After 130 fish deaths and a Rs 3-crore budget escalation, aquarium to reopen
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The aquarium was shut in March 2013 and was scheduled to reopen by August last year.

Gold bars worth Rs 1.49 crore retrieved from aircraft toilet in Mumbai
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The gold was intercepted by customs officials from the ‘scheduled to depart’ Indigo flight 6E 81.

This Lent, city believers shift from fasting to ‘carbon fasting’
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The Bombay Archdiocese has also encouraged new versions of ‘abstinence’ by encouraging Catholics to practice ‘carbon fasting’.

BMC’s ‘open spaces’ plan fuels turf war
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Over 30 institutions exhibited ignorance about BMC 'development plan' and said they won’t give up.

Shivaji memorial: World’s ‘tallest’ statue seems a tall order for city
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

A study has also found that the project will increase congestion on roads, air pollution and solid waste generation.

Minister raises a stink: Solid waste management solutions not tech-driven
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar visits Mulund, Kanjurmarg and Deonar dumping grounds Monday along with BJP MP Kirit Somaiya.

In a first, city to get app that provides update on ‘good’ to ‘critical’ air quality
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The app has been developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).

Apology after offence won’t do, Catholic groups tell AIB
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The community is hurt by Bollywood’s repeated wrong, distasteful depiction of the community and its faith.

Over 100 Air India passengers suffer luggage delays, find articles missing
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Ankur Patel has set up a website, www.airindialostmybags.com to compile a list of passengers who suffered a similar fate.

‘Govt silence allowing attacks on Christians to continue’
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The Bishop was addressing a crowd of nearly 1,500 people at Azad Maidan for the ‘solidarity rally’.

AIB team meets city Christian clergy, says sorry
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Earlier, AIB had said on social media it stood by its belief in the ‘right to absolute freedom of expression’.

Metro car shed: Rooted in grave, replanted trees await survival
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Fate of another 2,298 trees hangs in suspense.

67 suspected bird strikes at airport last year, shows DGCA data
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

In 2014, around 67 suspected bird strikes at the Mumbai airport were reported to the DGCA.

Now, state BJP secy asks BMC chief to cancel club’s lease
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

Letter alleges NSCI violated lease conditions by permitting a commercial event at venue.

4-yr-old tigress dies at SGNP, death toll at national park rises to 6 since Oct
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Since October, four leopards and a lioness have died at the national park.

Roads, traffic, bridges get the lion’s share in BMC budget
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

For a smooth ride in the city, civic body allocates Rs 3,857.53 cr for 2015-16, up by 36.25% from last year.

Devendra ​Fadnavis backs draft policy on crab farming in mangrove forests
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Considered one of the tastiest crab species, the mangrove crab in their natural habitats can grow up to 800 gm

Only 7% fund utilised by BMC gardens department
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Of the Rs 363.17 crore allocated for 2014-15, only Rs 27.77 crore was spent.

40% rise in property tax rates soon, Mumbaikars start feeling the pinch
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

KV Satyamurty razed his bungalow in 2001 to make way for a seven-storey building.

New hawking policy: Vendors, ‘on the move’ Mumbaikars count their losses
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Around Rs 3 crore likely to be set aside to scrutinise hawker forms and provide them ID cards.

CCTV network soon to watch 18.8-km airport perimeter
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

“We are looking at installing 111 cameras along the perimeter," said a MIAL officer.

BMC could allocate Rs 3,000 cr for roads, but no new project on cards
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Here’s what to watch out for in the coming BMC budget.

In Chembur, dead rain tree gets new life with ‘giraffe family’
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

A dead rain tree and its tall branches have now become a ‘giraffe family’ within a week

Mobile towers in gardens: Corporator gives notice to bring up issue in BMC
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

BMC has given the go-ahead for installing telecom towers across 400 gardens in the city.

Civic chief orders inspection of telecom towers coming up in gardens across city
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

The gardens dept said that the proposals to erect the towers were sanctioned by the standing committee.

NGT wants CCTV cameras along Ulhas river to spot effluent-laden trucks
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Orders MPCB to erect checkposts manned by appropriate agency or an NGO outside each industrial area.

To keep noise levels in check, CSIA initiates mapping measures
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

CAR mandates carrying out a noise mapping study around airports, including the areas directly under the flight paths.

In a first on western coast, Airoli to get a marine interpretation centre
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

The centre will provide a glimpse into the marine and coastal biodiversity around Mumbai.

Tree census: 40 per cent rise in number of trees in 12 wards; report includes dead trees
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

The tree census will cost the BMC Rs 2.7 crore and is likely to end by October.

Fencing on cards to protect mangroves in Versova from garbage spilling over
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Mangrove cell has asked civic ward to clean the mangroves at the earliest.

Mumbai: Custom officials seize 2kg gold metal plate worth Rs 51.51 lakh
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The gold metal plate was seized from a Srilankan national who had arrived from Madagascar via Mauritius, said Customs officials.

Indian Science Congress: Scientists differ on causes behind climate change
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The session saw different voices, some who blamed human interference and others who blamed natural causes.

Experts call for govt push for GM trials
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The gathering had no speakers to point out the possible side-effects of using GM crops on the soil.