Rohit Alok

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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

Mumbai: Care centre for injured, confiscated animals
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Officials pointed out that over 500 tortoises were repatriated across the state in the past months.

Despite Rs 22-crore facelift, Taraporewala Aquarium in Mumbai leaving visitors disappointed
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

“This would only impress fish enthusiasts. It is not that appealing to the regular public. Several searches led us to this aquarium and it wasn’t worth it,” said Indore resident Harshal Sharma.

Mumbai: Eman Ahmed may have suffered 2 strokes since admission, but condition stable, say Doctors
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

“This has happened at least twice since she came here (Saifee hospital). These are symptoms of a stroke but she is now stable,” said an official.

Week after Shobha De’s tweet, 180-kg Madhya Pradesh cop to undergo weight loss surgery today
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, bariatric surgeon and chairman of the Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre at Saifee hospital, will perform the surgery along with his team.

Gene test results to determine if Eman requires bariatric surgery
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Bariatric surgery won’t be effective if test results show any gene mutation, say officials; doctors await report for her future treatment.

BMC told to share info on road-digging to protect CCTV, WiFi network
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) had bagged the Rs 959-crore contract to secure Mumbai with a CCTV network.

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.