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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.

‘Going to toilet should be made into an enticing proposition’
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Indian Science Congress tried to suggest ways to turn the ‘awful’ toilet experience into 'awesome.'

Airport’s intrusion detection system spots its 1st offender
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

An alarm went off and the patch of the PIDS “wall” began to blink inside the monitoring room at airport.

Environmentalists and their to-do list
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Environmentalists are ready with their list of ‘must fight’ issues for a more habitable city.

In Aarey, battle-ready for the new year
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Various proposed projects involve felling of trees and eating up some of this green lung’s open expanse.

Study shows urbanisation behind rise in ‘extreme rainfall’ instances in city
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The researchers took up a specific urban case study— comparing Mumbai and Alibaug.

CISF’s ‘side job’ — tracking fliers to return lost belongings
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The emails are from passengers who wanted to thank CISF for returning items such as laptops, keys, iPads, etc.

HC permits BMC to begin waste processing at Kanjurmarg landfill
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Order has upset environmentalists who oppose the change in processing technology.

On Christmas Eve, catch the old city charm
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Anjali Lukose gives you an off-the-beaten-track itinerary for X’mas mass at some of Mumbai’s oldest churches, laden with history and festive cheer.

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.