51.5kg sea cucumbers worth Rs.1 crore seized in Lakshadweep

Mumbai,, Aug. 14 -- (Hindustan Times) -- A fresh consignment of 54 sea cucumbers weighing around 51.5 kg worth Rs.1 crore was seized near Agatti Airport, Lakshadweep on Thursday. This comes amid the C... Read More

Shock for others, but solar consumers get '0' power bills

Mumbai, Aug. 13 -- Though inflated electricity bills for June came as a shock for many Mumbaiites, those who have invested in rooftop solar power have had net zero electricity bills over the past thre... Read More

Whale shark found cut into pieces for sale; 2 detained

Mumbai, Aug. 13 -- The carcass of a 20-foot-long dead female whale shark was caught by a fishing boat and was brought to Sassoon Dock in Colaba on Wednesday morning. The shark was cut into pieces in a... Read More

Mumbai gets 1,000mm surplus rain till August 12

MUMBAI, Aug. 13 -- Heavy rain spells have given the city around 1,000mm surplus rain by August 12, compared to last year. The weather bureau has also issued a yellow alert for the city for Thursday, w... Read More

Whale shark caught by fishing trawler at Sassoon Dock, state authorities to book offenders

India, Aug. 12 -- A large whale shark was illegally caught by a fishing trawler and brought to Sassoon Dock in Colaba, south Mumbai, dead on Wednesday morning. Whale sharks are a protected species un... Read More

Leopard trapped near JB Nagar, released in SGNP

Mumbai, Aug. 11 -- Less than 24 hours after a leopard was spotted in an abandoned factory warehouse along the boundary of a residential complex in Andheri (East), the animal was captured in one of the... Read More

State orders more distance between stone quarries

Mumbai, Aug. 11 -- The state has revised the guidelines for stone quarries that do not require blasting and increased the minimum distance between such quarries and inhabited areas as well as infrastr... Read More

City crosses its average annual rainfall with 50 more days to go

Mumbai, Aug. 10 -- The city on Sunday surpassed its annual average rainfall of 2,514mm, despite little rain over the weekend. Mumbai received 2,526mm rain from June 1 to August 9, with 50 more days fo... Read More

Leopard spotted near Andheri hsg society

Mumbai, Aug. 10 -- After a leopard was spotted along the boundary of a residential area near JB Nagar in Andheri-MIDC (East), the forest department has placed three trap cages at an abandoned factory,... Read More

Researchers record 140 species of butterflies at Matheran

Mumbai, Aug. 10 -- Researchers have identified 140 species of butterflies from Matheran, over 80km from Mumbai, during an eight-year-long study. This is the first dedicated checklist of butterflies a... Read More