Rohit Alok

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Maharashtra govt steps up efforts to save freshwater tiger
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

The endemic fish can only be found in clean waters. But rapid urbanisation and destruction of habitats have led to a sharp decline in Mahseer’s number, say experts.

At Gateway of India, first-time visitors raise security concerns
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Indore-based duo draws parallels with such sites in Udaipur

NEERI, IIT-Bombay: Air pollution at key traffic junctions alarming, says study
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Contamination up to 27 times permissible levels, air purifiers to be installed soon

In 2016, 39 ‘green corridors’ executed in snarl-hit Mumbai city
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Ambulance covered 19-km stretch from airport to Fortis Hospital in 14 minutes

Coastal tourism: To reduce pressure on Malvan, 12 tourist-friendly areas identified
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

This exploration of new sites was funded by the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and an interim report submitted to the state on October 30, 2016.

Body of 12-year-old boy found stuffed in a suitcase in Mumbai
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The police are on the lookout for an unidentified middle-aged man who has been caught on two CCTV cameras near the station, carrying the suitcase.

Hoardings business in Mumbai forecast likely to go wrong post noteban
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The business has been in a crisis since the demonetisation of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations on November 8, 2016.

Work on to rid sea of ‘ghost nets’, save marine life
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

The nets that have been discarded or lost at sea during fishing operations are referred to as ghost nets.

For tourists in city, chance to live like a Mumbaikar
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation will soon ink a deal with international portal Airbnb, popular among international tourists looking for affordable accommodation and genuine local experiences.

50 days of cash crunch: For some on Lamington Road, business still badly hit
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Mapuskar and other shopkeepers along Lamington Road, a popular hub for electronics goods and lighting fixtures, have been somewhat idle ever since the Prime Minister announced the demonetisation.

Customers wary after December 11 helicopter crash: Govt, Pawan Hans look to revive chopper services by cutting rates
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Officials are in talk with a privately run helipad at Mahalaxmi Racecourse

Tourist Spot: 114-year-old cathedral in Colaba still mesmerises tourists with architecture
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Built in 1902, the Holy Name Cathedral holds an important place among the Roman Catholic community in Mumbai and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Mumbai.

Boat race to start in Mumbai from next year
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) officials said the race would be of 45 minutes, covering 94 km.

Boat capsizes in Powai lake: Rasool was swimming to the shore, probably went back for nephew, says victim
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Sitting next to Dinesh and Rasool Khan on the boat, Patil remembers hearing the quietness interrupted by a thud that came from the bottom of their speeding boat before it capsized.

Marine eco-system conservation: Maharashtra forest officers get scuba diving lessons
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The Indian Institute of Scuba Diving and Aquatic Sports, in Tarkarli, Sindhudurg, which is run by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, is the centre for these training sessions.

Maharashtra to auction water sports firm’s boats to recover rent dues
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

H2O owner says the government will face legal consequences if it goes ahead with the ‘illegal act’

A cage museum at SGNP from next year
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The museum will display the evolution of cages — from the material they were made and their purposes.

No bidders yet for project to fence the Gateway of India
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

BMC officials claim it was because of the “specificity” of the project that no success has been achieved in the three rounds of tender process.

Mumbai: Borivli national park to take up restoration of meadows to balance food chain
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Disturbance of food chain one of the reasons for animals to leave the park, stray into the city.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park to get ‘advance traps’ to capture, transport wild animals
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Forest officials said that instances have occurred across Maharashtra when trapped animals inside the cage were found either dead or in an extremely dehydrated condition.

Sagar Upavan: a serene green getaway for all age groups
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

This botanical garden was converted from a dumping ground and has visitors reading the English and Hindi names of the plant species that fascinate them.

Mumbai: Install STPs along Mithi river or face legal action, BMC warned
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

A New Delhi bench of the NGT on May 31 had passed several orders related to the Mithi river including, asking the MMRDA to pay Rs 25 lakh as environmental compensation pertaining to the construction of a retaining wall.

MoEF declares 4-km area around SGNP as eco-sensitive zone
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

According to the notification, the ESZ extends from a minimum of up to 100 metres and maximum of up to 4 km from the boundary of the SGNP.

Onset of winter, road dust worsen air quality in Mumbai
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

According to Dr Arjun Ahuja, head of the ophthalmology department at KEM hospital, the onset of winter has resulted in several such cases.

Maharashtra government to review property cards to ensure mention of mangroves
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Konkan Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh said property cards would be updated “on priority” to reflect the presence of mangroves as there was “misuse of such land”.

Temperatures a few notches above normal in Mumbai: IMD
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

South-easterly winds obstructing sea breeze, causing maximum and minimum temperatures to go up: officials

‘Very poor’ air, thick haze envelop Mumbai city
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The air quality index (AQI) of Mumbai rose from 225 on Monday to 272 on Tuesday as recorded by SAFAR.

Mumbai tourist spot: Land’s end in day, lover’s point at night
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Located near Nariman point, this sightseers’ stop offers a unique panoramic view.

Coldplay venue more polluted than Delhi
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

A day before the concert, Air Quality Index at BKC was 329, more than Delhi’s at 325.

Wind purification units installed at traffic junctions across Mumbai
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

With traffic conditions worsening in the city, officials said that the level of carbon monoxide was at its highest during peak hour traffic.

Maharashtra: Now digital tab on polluting vehicles
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

According to transport department officials, pollution from vehicles, has been increasing rapidly across the state, especially in major cities such as Pune and Mumbai.

Tourist spot: Exploring Mumbai on a ride with glorious tales from past
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Nilambari, a large blue attraction that generates reactions from the streets, has paraded the Indian cricket team when they won the World Cup and most recently Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medalist P V Sindhu.

Currency demonetisation: Took us less than 15 mins at ATM; impressed by composed crowd, says Mumbai resident
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

"It was nothing like we had anticipated,” said Vijayakar who withdrew money from a Syndicate Bank ATM in Matunga.

Demonetisation effect: At Zaveri Bazaar, civilians rush to convert cash into gold
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

A buyer who didn’t wish to disclose his name said that moments after the announcement on Tuesday night, scores of people made a beeline to the market, but their efforts were “futile”.

Maharashtra government to promote beach tourism in Sindhudurg
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Features like house boats, floating cottages, glass-bottomed boats and resorts in royal palaces are proposed to develop Sindhudurg as a tourist hub.

Tourist spot: Wealth of history at museum of money
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

With each banknote have a unique anecdote, one of the most intriguing is when paper money was often posted separately in two halves to prevent theft.