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CityBiz: Automobile exports drive Mumbai Port Trust’s growth story
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

It increased further by about 18 per cent in 2015-16 with 1,53,647 units till February this year. Officials said of the total units handled, the majority share was that of exports with around 3,000 units imported.

Sound pollution from vehicle horns: NGT slams cops for non-compliance
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

MPCB laid down standards on July 31, 2014 on the use of horns, sirens and multi-toned horns for vehicles

Mumbai: Wildlife sanctuaries report no fire this Mahashivratri
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Forest department officials said while there was no incident of fire at the SGNP both at the Borivli -end and on the Mulund-Yeoor side, a minor fire at Tungareshwar was immediately brought under control.

Measuring air quality: How SAFAR is making Mumbai aware of its pollution
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

The System of Air-quality-weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has been calculating the AQI, a globally used parameter to measure and disseminate air pollution levels, in Mumbai since June through its 10 centres across the city.

Ballard Estate, Mumbaikars’ century-old business district
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The Mumbai Port Trust, which owns the Estate, has since January initiated a weekend street festival to open the area up for citizens and tourists to explore.

Thane mass murder: ‘I have surprise for you’, Hasnain Wearekar texted brother-in-law day before crime
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Thane murders: Police probe loan accused had taken to start a business but couldn’t repay.

TISS leadership summit: ‘Must focus on trafficking of children born with non-confirmed gender identity’
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Chennai-based transwoman and activist Olga Aaron speaks at TISS leadership summit.

Rush to the flamingo festival in Mumbai as this may well be the last year you spot the birds
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

With construction activity for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link connecting Sewri with Uran in Navi Mumbai expected to commence by the end of this year, the migration of the birds to the Sewri wetlands could be altered.

Thane mass murder: He hit us all with a cleaver, says sole survivor
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

She woke up just before Hasnain attacked her and managed to push him out of the ground floor bedroom.

JNU professor invited to TISS Mumbai for lecture replaced
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

The TISS management replaced Kumar’s lecture with one by in-house Prof Avatthi Ramaiah, who spoke on Ambedkar’s idea of nationalism.

Sanitation worker sweeps hurdles on way to MPhil
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

His series of study leave applications for the three-month programme had got no response till his coursemates filed an RTI to find out why.

Setting standards for vehicle horns: NGT issues order to govt authorities
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

The tribunal was informed that though the Maharashtra government has issued a notification on July 31, 2014, prescribing standards for horns, it was not being implemented.

Govandi demolition drive: ‘People want us to work for them but don’t care how we live’
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Residents claimed that the BMC had issued a notice on February 8, and sent it to only a few places in the area, stating that the slums of Adarsh Nagar would be demolished.

Postcard from a Mumbai village: No power, life at a standstill during rains — village 11 km from city
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Villagers of Elephanta, totally dependent on tourism for livelihood, have been promised electricity by August 15.

Remains of the Make in India night: Cranes stuck in sand, hydraulic arms popping out
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Stuck in sand, the two cranes continued to be a challenge for the authorities.

After fire at Make in India event: Fire marshals appointed, signboards with fire safety tips put up
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Delegates who reached the venue, Monday morning, were welcomed with signboards, outside each conference room, reading ‘Tips on Fire Safety’.

Exercise is going to take time and field is open for further mischief
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

NGT calls for bar on constructions in coastal areas till Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan maps are revised.

Mumbai: 10 years on, Shatabdi Hospital waits for an upgrade
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

In 2006, local corporators went on a hunger strike to demand funds for its repair alleging neglect and lack of maintenance, but the hospital continues to function from its rundown structure.

Deonar fire:8 notices sent to BMC in last 2 years over waste disposal
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

MPCB officials said that the responses received from the BMC to the notices were on the steps they were taking to eventually control the waste being dumped at Deonar.

Maharashtra: Socio-legal cells for juveniles launched
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

One such cell for Thane district was inaugurated on Monday by officials from the District Services Legal Authority and the magistrates of the Juvenile Justice Board.

Silence zones mapped in 8 wards, BMC tells NGT
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Last week, the BMC’s counsel sought three months to complete the task in the remaining 16 wards. The NGT granted them two months to expeditiously carry out the mapping.

Life in Deonar: ‘Now we know how dangerous it is here’
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

For the approximately 4,500 residents work as waste-collectors in the Deonar ground.

Mumbai wastelands: An ageing mound bears the brunt
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

The MMRDA hoped the facility could be eventually expanded to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai too, but the project has proven to be a non-starter.

Particulate matter 40 times above normal: EPRI
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Particulate Matter (PM) is the concentration of solid particles such as dust, dirt, smoke, soot and bioaerosol suspended in the air, which works as a pollutant and is hazardous when inhaled.

With students suffering from respiratory illnesses, Mumbai schools register low attendance
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Students have been suffering from ailments caused by the heavy smog and the poor air quality index.

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