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CM Fadnavis inaugurates Town Hall: Refurbished Central Library opens to public
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Year-long restoration work costing Rs 3 crore carried out on 184-year-old heritage structure originally designed by Colonel Thomas Cowper.

BMC Elections 2017: ‘Marathi manoos is behind the Shiv Sena, non-Marathis from suburbs powered BJP’
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The large presence of Sainiks had forced the police to restrict vehicular movement on Pandhurang Budhkar Marg. The hundreds who came out cheered loudly each time the Sena took the lead in wards 193-199.

World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed loses 50 kg, can lift herself up
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Doctors use Google Translate to communicate with her

BMC elections 2017: Full-page newspaper advertisement on polling day, EC gets complaints
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The complaints pertained to the use of the words ‘transparency’ and ‘change’, key elements of BJP’s campaign for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation section.

Animal cruelty cases don’t compel offenders to even come to court, suggests BSPCA data
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Between 2011 and 2016, BSPCA has registered over 20,000 cases of animal cruelty at various police stations

Mumbai sweats it out at a high of 38.8 degrees C
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Mumbai is currently one of the five hottest big cities in the country and the hottest in Maharashtra.

Eman’s journey: The story till now
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

At 500 kg, she could be the world’s heaviest woman. Countless workers, engineers, logistics firms, hospital staff and others have collaborated across continents to bring her to Mumbai, where she will eventually shed 200 kg this year

30 kg down in 5 days, world’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed can now move limbs better
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Doctors say the Egyptian is on a strict 1,200-calorie per day diet regime.

Mumbai: 15 days before global event, motorboat race hits roadblock
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Procam International are the organisers of the international powerboat race in Mumbai.

IMD maps ‘human discomfort’ as temperatures soar across India
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

With a Heat Index of 30, Mumbai is currently comfortable, says the experiential map

BMC polls 2017: Mumbai’s rivers of neglect
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Another election, same issues — residents of localities along Dahisar, Poisar, Oshiwara and Mithi rivers have little or no hope of a clean-up despite tall promises by various leaders and political parties

East-West divide in Mulund clearly visible
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The Mulund dumping ground has left people gasping for breath.

BJP gives ticket to brother of murder convict
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The convict, Sunil Bhosale, senior police inspector, Chunnabhatti police station, confirmed Sumeet is a “historysheeter” and has several cases lodged against him.

Mumbai: Road repairs hit WiFi project
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Digging of roads hit optic fibre cables too rendering 300 CCTV units defective.

Grappling with traffic bottlenecks, inadequate basic amenities in slums
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

A trip around the S Ward reveals that besides the affluent Hiranandani complex near Powai lake, the rest of the ward is mainly “work in progress”.

Haji Ali: In the sea, island of calmness beckons
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The Dargah has been in the news recently over women’s protests, seeking the right to enter the shrine’s sanctum sanctorum.

Moments before kick-off, bulldozer stops Mumbai boat race
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The Shiv Sena-led corporation had denied permission to the organisers of the international powerboat race, the ‘Grand Prix of the Sea’, citing dues of Rs 2.74 crore.

Mumbai: 2014 case of flamingo hunting drags on
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Two persons, Mahendra Gharat and Vidyadhar Kini, were caught by locals and handed over to officials.

Byculla zoo: Few facilities, fewer animals, say most
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

A regular to the zoo, Tandel claims it is filled with children “less than two feet”, but hardly has facilities for them.

Mumbai: Slums corner lion’s share of free WiFi at hotspots
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Government has launched free WiFi access connecting 510 hotspots across Mumbai.

Third flamingo death in three days in Mumbai
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Femur bone broken at several points, main wing bone broken too: Doctor

Mumbai: Selfie deaths, lack of security hit footfall at Bandra Fort
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

In September last year, a teenage girl, along with her classmates, fell into the sea while clicking selfies during high tide.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation grants TDR for Birla House in South Mumbai
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The decision comes less than two months after Yash Birla’s properties, including Birla House, were attached by the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police after investigations revealed that over Rs 300 crore raised from investors.

Mumbai: Central Zoo Authority cancels recognition of Kharghar circus
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The report further revealed that the circus failed to screen the elephants against infectious and contagious diseases as prescribed by the CZA and even failed to procure the tranquilizing equipment and essential drugs to meet emergency.

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.