Saturday, Nov 22, 2014



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.

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.