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36 whales wash up on west coast in 2 years, global scientists worry
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The report cited 16 instances of whale mortality along the west coast in 2015, followed by 20 in 2016. This was hugely more than in any year between 2001 and 2014, when the number of whale deaths never exceeded four

Proposed sea plane services off Marine Drive: Bombay HC-appointed panel halts MTDC plans
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

In a meeting on May 24, the High Court-appointed panel said that no new intrusions should be allowed on the iconic promenade “in the interest of unfettered enjoyment of the spectacle”.  

Blue revolution schemes: Fishermen soon to get bikes with ice-boxes
Sun, May 28, 2017

According to official data, applications began coming in since March this year and so far, the state fisheries department has received 118 entries.

Water sports centre: Contractor takes state to court over licence delay
Sun, May 28, 2017

Firm offered state 49% of revenue, MTDC rejected offer fearing company will default on rent.

Fence comes up around Gateway of India
Fri, May 26, 2017

A bio-foldable fence 6-feet high and mounted on coaster wheels is being set up to secure the iconic landmark.

Mumbai Metro 3 construction: Man climbs tree to protest
Thu, May 25, 2017

Bavishi was later escorted down with help of a steel ladder by two police officers attached to Marine Drive police station.

Two halves of whale carcass wash ashore on 2 beaches
Tue, May 23, 2017

Both parts of the carcass will be buried where they were found and their tissue samples will be collected, officials said.

Rewind: Over a year after minors were stripped for not studying, police say case closed
Tue, May 23, 2017

The accused had been charged under Sections 75 and 82 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

Mumbai: After leopard attacks in Aarey Milk Colony, forest department sets up camera traps
Sat, May 20, 2017

According to forest officials, in order to trap the animal, the department would require permission from the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Maharashtra, who is posted in Nagpur.

Floating jetty gets nod, plans afoot for floatel, sea planes
Sat, May 20, 2017

Construction of the jetty to begin after monsoon: MTDC

Water transport project along Mumbai coast hits environmental hurdle
Fri, May 19, 2017

The west coast boat services would allow passengers to get their four-wheelers on to special decks on boats from the jetties at Borivali to Nariman Point and is aimed at de-congesting road and rail traffic.

Rs 5-cr bill for Mumbai WiFi due, MTNL sends notice to govt
Thu, May 18, 2017

The Mumbai WiFi project was rolled out on January 9 this year

Ransomware attack: 2-day cyber crime helpline in Maharashtra from today
Tue, May 16, 2017

Maharashtra Govt plans to set up a call centre where trained professionals will guide callers on cyber security

Digitisation of rare manuscripts at Asiatic Library
Mon, May 15, 2017

20,000 documents yet to be electronically preserved, project runs out of Rs 5-cr grant

To minimise accidents: Do away with vision panel on lifts, say experts
Fri, May 12, 2017

Propose smaller panels among 16 recommendations.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: State to tie up with Belgium govt to make park a tourist attraction
Thu, May 11, 2017

A delegation from the Maharashtra government is expected to travel to Belgium next month to fine-tune the agreement.

Road near sensitive Naval establishment cleared
Tue, May 09, 2017

INS Angre had raised security concerns and complained to various departments; five truckloads of debris removed

A year since Nagpada teenager died after falling in elevator shaft, police yet to probe negligence
Tue, May 09, 2017

Hafeez Patel (14) and his driver Javed Ahmed (26) died on April 20, 2016, and a police probe found that the teenager was behind the wheel.

Debris in Mumbai after Town Hall restoration: Navy cites ‘grave security challenge’
Mon, May 08, 2017

Has written to PWD and BMC to address the issue as road connecting INS Angre to Naval Dockyard, ‘essential during exigencies’, has become a dumpyard where labourers have made makeshift homes

Modernisation of Deona abattoir in Mumbai: Nod likely this week
Fri, May 05, 2017

BMC had allotted Rs 1,066 crore for the upgradation of the abattoir to bring it to international standards. More than half of the city’s meat is processed at Deonar abattoir, which was constructed in 1971.

Maharashtra: Drought-hit belts take lead in fish farming
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

State govt is encouraging farmers to take up cultivation of fresh water fish found in water reservoirs.

Iconic Town Hall stairway set for makeover
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The repairing team is currently numbering each step after dismantling, but not disturbing those steps that are in good condition.

Warmer summers, unpredictable rain: Maharashtra yet to finalise climate change action plan
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

WITH large parts of Maharashtra experiencing an intense heat wave last month and once again earlier this week, with annual rainfall patterns in some parts turning into a 15-day cycle of excessive precipitation instead of the normal two-month period, and with mean daytime as well as night-time temperatures rising, Met department officials concede that the […]

Plan to redevelop Sassoon Dock in Mumbai ready: Waterfront to become modern fishing village with AC market, museum
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Plans to redesign the docks have been delayed mainly due to friction between fishermen groups

Mumbai: Shifu Sunkriti leader held, phone had ‘obscene content’
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, has accused Kulkarni of luring men and women aged between 18 and 25 years through obscene content on his website and then hypnotising them.

Mumbai: Much buzz, no buyer for rare fish
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Machiwala claims he and his brother managed to find out the name of the fish after three hours of extensive search on Google.

MPCB discounts SAFAR air quality report, says Mumbai levels are moderate
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The state agency conducted its own air quality study in over 50 locations across Mumbai and according to it, the pollutant levels are substantially lower than the findings of SAFAR.

Ministry for BRTS on Mumbai coastal road
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The 33.5-km road may be toll-free to ensure free-flowing traffic, say officials

IMD plans colour codes to explain ‘uncomfortable’ temperatures
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The IMD came up with the idea with an objective to make temperature reading “friendlier” and more easily understandable for a layman.

Unusually high temperature in Raigad village: IMD to study readings
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Meanwhile, hot and dry winds from Kutch in Gujarat and central India are heating up central Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

Elephanta Caves to get a facelift, state approves Rs 344 crore plan
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

State officials said a plan was underway for heritage conservation, including a Rs 99.87 crore investment from MTDC and Rs 251.50 crore to be raised through PPP.

Mani Bhavan: Archiving the life of Mahatma Gandhi
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

A room on the second floor, which used to be Gandhiji’s living room and working space, has been preserved as far as possible in its original setting.

Mumbai: To connect better, cops get new radio system
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Present system has compatibility, signal issues, say officers.

Mumbai: MPCB thumbs-up to air purifiers, more traffic junctions to get the devices now
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

According to officials, the four junctions at a daily average collected 91,000 milligram (mg) dust during the time slots of 7-11 am and 6-10 pm.

Mumbai: In green zone notification around SGNP, no-flying rule not enforced
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The current notification states that activities related to tourism such as flying over the park by aircraft, hot air balloon, drone etc, will be regulated as per applicable laws.

Mumbai: Women as DGP, chief secretary — glass ceilings yet to be broken
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

All eyes on Medha Gadgil, ’83 batch officer who will be eligible to become chief secretary next year; many believe it will be a test of govt stand on gender parity