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Another leopard dies at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, fourth to die since October
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Fourteen-year-old Poman was suffering from a bacterial infection and was under medical care.

‘Malin-like tragedy waiting to happen in Thane’
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Rampant quarrying of hills without safeguards may lead to rockfall and even landslides.

Mumbai Customs sets record: Seizes 1000kg gold at CSIA in a calendar year
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

On Saturday, officials caught passenger Meraj Shaikh with the gold bars worth Rs 18 lakh.

Two units in Ambernath and Pune get closure notices for pollution
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Over 400 residents of Ambernath had taken ill after inhaling poisonous gas

Now, ‘Godse’ says he was a patriot
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Actor Sharad Ponkshe, who plays Gandhi’s assassin Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoy, says the play is a big draw

In past five months, 13 ‘insiders’ held for trying to smuggle gold
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

All 13 arrests have led to seizure of 36 kg gold and have included cabin crew members and ground handling staff.

Check food, vaccinate leopards, train vets: Experts to SGNP
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Three captive leopards have died at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the past two months.

GVK employee caught with 14 gold bars weighing 1.6 kg in Mumbai airport
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

A GVK duty manager was caught in possession of 14 gold bars. CISF arrest him and accomplice from UP.

With nature trails, photothons, bird watching, locals gear up to save Aarey
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Once the notices were put up, Whatsapp groups have sprung up, followed by regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.

50 firemen to receive the Municipal Commissioner’s Silver Medal for gallantry
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Newsline speaks to three of them who recount their trysts with danger.

Flamingos start coming, ‘stalkers’ have a plan
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The state forest department had in April approved the BNHS’ proposal to ring 15,000 lesser flamingos over three years.

Big Picture: This ship has sailed
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Anjali Lukose on INS Vikrant’s 69-yr journey, and its next 6 months to scrap.

Panel approves change in waste processing technology
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Despite getting land in 2003, the project had not been able to take off due to environmental concerns

6 years after 26/11: Firemen still await bulletproof jackets
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The Mumbai Fire Brigade then had only six Aerial Ladder Platforms (ALP) and just two bullet-proof jackets that day.

BMC asks MPCB to inspect Banganga to check fish mortality
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

To avoid pollution, the BMC had created two artificial ponds at the mouth of the tank earlier this year.

INS Vikrant, hero of ’71 war, reduced to heap of scrap
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

The Majestic-class aircraft carrier played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade of East Pakistan during 1971 war.

Relief for infra projects as CM okays new appraisal team
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Around 400 projects were stuck as the tenure of the State Expert Appraisal Committee-2 members concluded in July.

‘Concretised bases make rain trees less immune to infections’
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The gardens department that fails to look into the concretisation problem, is trying to save trees only using biopesticides.

Down, but not out, Baba Siddique is still ‘at your service’
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Vanquished three-time Cong MLA from Bandra West bombards constituents with ‘thank-you’ pamphlets

Posters fail to amuse all, fuming women say ‘not baby-making machines’
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

A ‘Jiyo Parsi’ advertisement campaign was launched to encourage young Parsis to marry early and urge couples to have more children.

Forest land issue: Residents pin hopes on new govt
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Sixty years ago, the ancestral home of the Pakistani refugees in Mulund was a gift from the then President of India.

A 68-acre artisan village set to come up on Malad beach
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

Kalagram, planned by MTDC, will look like a mini-Maharashtra, with landscape resembling different regions like Vidarbha, Marathwada and Konkan

Snag delays Air India flight to Newark, 150 fliers stuck for 24 hours
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

After waiting in the aircraft for 4 hours, passengers were asked to deboard. They have now been issued boarding passes to fly on Sunday

Tribunal orders probe into pollution in Mahul
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

The tribunal was hearing the application filed by residents, who had approached NGT this April.

Mumbai’s wishlist
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Newsline asks people across city about their expectations from the new goverment

BJP supporters, workers crash party office
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Dinkar Konde, 64, who was also waiting outside the party office, had reached the BJP office on Thursday afternoon.

From BJP office to Vidhan Bhavan 700m away, it was saffron all the way
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Supporters from across the state throng the stretch, most will camp in city and ‘continue to participate in festivities’ till swearing-in.

MPCB records lower air pollution, higher noise levels this Diwali
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Officials blamed the introduction of new “three series” crackers for the increase in noise pollution

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.