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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.

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.