Monday, May 25, 2015



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.

Evaluation Season: School teachers sweat it out for a ‘pittance’
Sun, May 03, 2015

Just 5,000 examiners are correcting over 33 lakh Class X answer papers.

Mumbai-bound passengers left in lurch after AI flight delayed for 15 hrs
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

The aircraft halted and the pilot announced that the flight had to return to the parking bay due to a snag.

Soon, one-stop portal to combat sexual crimes
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Trish Shetty has sought help from advocates, research teams and policemen to put together the website.

In college set up by Ambedkar, principal ‘forced by goons’ to suspend himself
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Accuses RPI activists of keeping him hostage, vandalising his office and assaulting his peon.

Mumbai airport runway shut for 4.5 hours for crash landing drill, days after Khajuraho incident
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

This exercise comes days after a Jet Airways flight had to be evacuated from the runway at Khajuraho airport.

Rebecca undergoes 1st chemotherapy cycle
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The lone white tigress at SGNP was diagnosed with cancer last month.

NGT raps MPCB for not collecting Chembur air sample despite complaints of pollution
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Residents of Mahul had filed a case in the NGT against a container and chemicals firm for allegedly causing pollution.

Lone white tigress at SGNP to undergo chemotherapy today
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Rebecca will be tranquilised and operated upon for at least 2-3 hours at SGNP.

At his alma mater, B R Ambedkar’s name finds no place in list of ‘illustrious’ alumni
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

On the eve of Ambedkar’s 124th birth anniversary, Newsline traces the places in Mumbai where he lived and worked.

BMC extends deadline to remove concrete enclosures around trees
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

A NGO Vanashakti is now planning to move a contempt petition against the BMC lagging behind.

‘Frivolous to say I’d be a better Maharashtrian by eating dahi misal’
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Any political party interested in true development, in progress, would concentrate on actual issues, says Shobhaa De.

Post beef ban, VHP men man a helpline, keep cops busy
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Thrice earlier, police had conducted raids based on their tip-offs but had to return empty-handed.

Leave mangrove forests, squatters told
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

A majority of these encroachments are in Colaba and Cheetah Camp reserved mangrove forests.

Gold seizure at int’l airport sees 173pc jump last fiscal
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

The last seizure by the Customs sleuths for fiscal 2014-15 was from a man travelling from Dubai.

Shut to protest beef ban, Deonar abattoir resumes business
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Before the beef ban, the average number of buffaloes slaughtered at the abattoir in a day stood at 450.

Butchers refuse to budge, wait for carabeef dishes gets longer
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Fear job cuts, to continue to boycott slaughtering of water buffaloes

At ATC tower, high stress, half the manpower
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

City airport works with just 225 Air Traffic Control Officers-half the sanctioned 450 posts.

‘Persecution of Christians’ theme this Good Friday
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Devotees will carry posters and placards calling for awareness on the instances of attacks on churches and the clergy.

KEM report points to high toluene levels in Chembur-Mahul belt
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The report was based on the emission inventory report by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board.

Women waiters, bar singers, pin hopes on extended nightlife
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Hospitality industry says a vibrant nightlife means better pay for 5 lakh-strong workforce dependent on them.

MNS posters on ‘plight of Marathi Manoos’ leave Christians fuming
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The posters, which depict a man crucified against the backdrop of highrises, were put up to protest the city’s new development plan.

At Asia’s largest abattoir, butchers fear livelihood loss as beef ban sets in
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Maharashtra’s beef trade is controlled by Muslims of Qureshi community, who work as butchers and dealers.

Express Impact : Rock crushing units at Thakur Village get MPCB notice
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

There were 11 stone crushers and two functional bitumen plants along the hills at Thakur Village.

Bombay Archdiocese to implement gender policy
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

This is a first-of-its-kind policy in the universal Catholic Church.