Sanjana Bhalerao

Articles By Sanjana Bhalerao

Golden jackal rescued from residential area in Navi Mumbai

The jackal was spotted by residents, who initially confused it to be a dog. After realising that it was not a dog, they contacted RAWW (Resqink Association of Wildlife Welfare).

Leopard cub reunited with mother after 6-day operation

The forest department team, including range forest officer and a veterinarian, conducted the medical examination of the cubs. The cub was found to be around 30-40 days old weighing two kgs. The postmortem of the other cub revealed the cause of death as starvation.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Demand for selfies galore as ‘Mumbai chi Mulgi’ hits the campaign trail in Kandivali

The 48-year-old electoral debutante has since also moved to Kandivali (West), shifting base to the constituency she is contesting from in the general elections. Her election office is in Borivali (West).

Parties deploy social media warriors to target 18 to 35 age group via Instagram and Snapchat

With the expanse of social media, politicians are also going beyond sharing updates but using it as an interactive medium.

Congress’ Maharashtra unit releases manifesto exclusively for environment

Preservation of rich biodiversity of western ghats, comprehensive land and water use policy, ban on import of waste and stopping of discharge of effluents in the river are among the 18-point “environment manifesto” released by the party.

Job risky but snake rescuers always ready for distress calls

As opposed to common belief, snakes also thrive in urban settings, says Priyanka Kadam, founder of Snakebite Healing & Education Society (SHE) and member of the WHO’s Snakebite Envenoming Working Group.

Poonam Mahajan declares Rs 1.06-cr assets, down from Rs 108 crore

In 2014, Mahajan had declared total assets of Rs 108.08 crore, while her immovable assets included a 950-sq ft house in Bhima, Worli, worth Rs 4.5 crore, and 50 per cent stake in another 5,766-sq ft house in Raheja Legend, Worli, worth Rs 22.05 crore.

Urmila Matondkar interview: ‘My industry is vulnerable… people called anti-nationals, told to leave’

"One party believes in creating discontent by separating people on the lines of religion, caste and communities. Then we have another leader (Rahul Gandhi) who is dedicated and rooted"

Mumbai: Leopard enters residential area in Marol, rescued after 3 hours

A two-year-old male leopard was spotted leaping over a wall into Woodland Crest society, after which it holed itself up below a staircase inside the building.

Mumbai: Road dept wants stainless steel, iron railings; others say ‘not in consonance’ with heritage

While the road department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants to install iron railings along the footpath in the Fort area, the heritage department does not want stainless steel and iron railings at all.

Mumbai: Residents submit green manifesto to parties

The human chain was organised by the collective ‘United for Change’, which includes various city-based environment groups and NGOs.

Forest dept survey: 47 leopards in Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park, nearby areas

Six more sightings since last year; in all, 22 of 47 sightings are fresh

Temperature rises to 40.3 degrees C, scorches Mumbai

The Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius, which is seven degrees above normal, the highest temperature for the month so far.

Mumbai foot overbridge collapse: A look at seven deemed fit only for demolition

The March 14 foot overbridge collapse, killing 6, was the latest tragedy involving Mumbai’s stressed 296 bridges. As a report on their audit comes under a cloud, a look at seven deemed fit only for demolition.

Mumbai: Model code in effect, BMC removes over 7,600 poll posters

The BMC's licence department manual also states that it does not give permissions for “political banners, birthday greetings, anniversary greetings, etc on municipal roads and footpaths” as per a 2013 High Court order.

With most engineers on poll duty, re-auditing bridges in a month ‘impossible task’

BMC officials say repairs or reconstruction of 223 bridges cannot begin until re-audit reports are submitted

Mumbai: Three years after ‘killing wife, lover’, merchant navy sailor gets bail

Dhruvkant Thakur (29) allegedly murdered his wife, 25-year old Sushmita, and her alleged lover Ajay Kumar, on December 9, 2015, in his wife’s rented apartment in Kamothe, Navi Mumbai.

Mumbai: 1 dead, 4 injured while cleaning water chamber

The incident occurred while the labourers had climbed down into the chamber to clean it and check for leaks. The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Rakesh Nizab, a resident of Mahim who is survived by two daughters.

Mumbai: ‘Painting, double tiling without repair of FOB could have led to the collapse’

In 2016, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the BMC had carried out tiling and painting work for the beautification on the FOB, without any repair works.

Mumbai foot overbridge collapse: Company that audited bridge booked, two civic officials suspended

The civic body also de-empanelled the company from its structural auditors list and issued a showcause notice for blacklisting it and further preventing it from undertaking structural audit work.