Rohit Alok

Articles By Rohit Alok

36 whales wash up on west coast in 2 years, global scientists worry

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

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

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

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

Fence comes up around Gateway of India

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

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

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

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

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

Construction of the jetty to begin after monsoon: MTDC

Water transport project along Mumbai coast hits environmental hurdle

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

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

Ransomware attack: 2-day cyber crime helpline in Maharashtra from today

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

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

Propose smaller panels among 16 recommendations.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: State to tie up with Belgium govt to make park a tourist attraction

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

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

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’

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

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.