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Activists, residents hail 'game-changer'

MUMBAI, Oct. 12 -- Citizens, activists and petitioners welcomed chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's decision to shift the Metro car shed to Kanjurmarg, from Aarey Colony. "It is a game-changer for the c... Read More


Several depts worked together since June to protect Aarey: Min

MUMBAI, Oct. 12 -- State environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said that several departments have been working jointly since June to protect Aarey as a forest. "We salute the efforts of all those who... Read More


Citizens, activists welcome historic decision

Mumbai, Oct. 12 -- Citizens and activists hailed the state's move to shift the Metro car shed from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg, ending one of the longest urban forest protection battles on Sunday. "It... Read More


CBI begins investigation as Lakshadweep sees 3rd largest sea cucumber seizure this year

India, Oct. 11 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) began its probe into illegal sea cucumber trade in Lakshadweep on Saturday as 10 fresh consignments were traced and seized by the local fore... Read More


'Kanjur's black kites may threaten aircraft safety'

Mumbai, Oct. 10 -- The expansion of the Kanjurmarg landfill and dumping of municipal solid waste have been attracting thousands of black kites and cattle egrets over the dumpsite, posing an air safety... Read More


'NMSEZ harmed Uran mangroves'

Mumbai, Oct. 10 -- The Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone (NMSEZ), a proposed integrated industrial township across 4,000 acres in Uran, has undertaken illegal reclamation across three locations in the... Read More


Kanjur draws black kites, may threaten aircraft safety while landing: BNHS tells Bombay HC

India, Oct. 9 -- The expansion of the Kanjurmarg landfill and dumping of municipal solid waste has been attracting thousands of black kites and cattle egrets over the dumpsite posing an air safety thr... Read More


Maha sets up panel to study human-tiger conflict

Mumbai, Oct. 9 -- Taking cognisance of the rising human-tiger conflict in Chandrapur, the Maharashtra government has set up an 11-member committee to look into options for conservation, relocation of ... Read More


State officially marks 328.9ha as reserved forest at Aarey Colony

Mumbai, Oct. 9 -- The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued approval for the preliminary notification and declaration of reserved forest across 328.9 hectares (ha) at Aarey Colony, Goregaon, the s... Read More


Maharashtra sets up Chandrapur human-tiger conflict resolution study group; report by Dec 31

India, Oct. 8 -- Taking cognisance of the rising human-tiger conflict in Chandrapur, the Maharashtra government has set up an 11-member committee to look into options for conservation, relocation of t... Read More