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'Coastal road reclamation may harm coral patch at Haji Ali'

Mumbai, June 17 -- Marine experts have raised an alarm about the ongoing reclamation activity along the south Mumbai coastline for the coastal road project. Less than 400 metres from the work site nea... Read More


Illegal wildlife trade racket busted; 19 held

Mumbai, June 17 -- A major crackdown by the Maharashtra forest department led to the arrest of 19 people involved in illegal wildlife trade spread across the districts of Nashik, Thane, Pune, and Ahme... Read More


After negligible rain for second day, IMD downgrades rain alert for MMR for rest of week

Mumbai, June 17 -- The weather bureau's heavy rain warnings for the city over the week turned out to be a miss. The city and suburbs recorded negligible rain during the day and only moderate overnight... Read More


Mahua flower collectors poison tigress, her cubs near Tadoba, 3 arrested

Mumbai, June 17 -- After the carcasses of three tigers were found in a span of five days (June 10-14) in the buffer area of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur, the forest department on ... Read More


Plea against Aarey exclusion from ESZ of SGNP dismissed

Mumbai, June 17 -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging the exclusion of Aarey Colony, Goregaon, from the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), whil... Read More


Cyclone Nisarga led to damages worth Rs.15 lakh in Maharashtra's Phansad sanctuary

Mumbai, June 17 -- Cyclone Nisarga has been responsible for Rs.15 lakh worth damages to the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary located across Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district. According to the Mahara... Read More


Weather bureau issues warning, brace for heavy rain in Mumbai today

Mumbai, June 17 -- The city witnessed moderate showers, but negligible rainfall was recorded in the suburbs despite partly cloudy conditions on Tuesday - two days after the onset of monsoon in the cit... Read More


Plea against Aarey exclusion from ESZ of SGNP dismissed

Mumbai, June 17 -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging the exclusion of Aarey Colony, Goregaon, from the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), whil... Read More


Locust swarms now in east of Maha, attack farms in Gondia

Mumbai, June 16 -- The locust attack in eastern Maharashtra spread to Gondia district over the weekend. After pesticide spraying operations were carried out at Mohadi village in Nagpur's Mauda tehsil... Read More


Mum receives half of its avg rain for June in first 15 days

Mumbai, June 16 -- A day after monsoon onset was declared over the city, isolated areas in the suburbs recorded moderate to heavy showers on Monday allowing the city to achieve 50% of its average rain... Read More