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196 illegal structures on SGNP periphery razed

Wednesday 12 December '12

The drive is in keeping with a Bombay High Court order.
Eye-opening expo begins Thursday

Tuesday 11 December '12

See students of Happy Home and School for the Blind display their talent
Preparing India’s future IAS, IPS officers

Sunday 9 December '12

Thirty years ago, Vrajlal Patel gave his best shot but failed to join the civil services.
‘3,000 hutments at Sanjay Gandhi National Park will be cleared in a few days with police help’

Monday 3 December '12

One of the few national parks in the world that is completely within the municipal limits of a metropolis, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is plagued by encroachment and man-animal conflict due...
Manish market back on its feet

Monday 26 November '12

A year after a devastating blaze engulfed the famous Manish market in south Mumbai, fire-fighting equipment is in place and business almost back to normal.
Leopard attacks, trapping rekindle man-animal conflict debate

Friday 23 November '12

All animals were captured in Maroshi pada in Aarey Colony, where a 50-year-old woman was killed on November 2.
City anchor: High Court pulls up state over horse-carriage licence delay

Wednesday 21 November '12

Expressing displeasure at the state government for seeking more time to take a decision on applications made by Victoria horse-carriage owners seeking renewal of licence, the Bombay High Court on Tues...
City shivers at 14.6 degrees

Tuesday 20 November '12

Sees second-coldest November day in 10 years.
Patrolling, trapping increased after Bhandup leopard attack

Tuesday 20 November '12

After Saturday night’s leopard attack on a toddler in Bhandup East, the fourth such in five months, the forest department has started trapping leopards.
NGO campaigns for cracker-less Diwali

Monday 12 November '12

Launches ‘Festival of Kindness’ to make it safer for animals
Music, to hold head high

Sunday 4 November '12

It is widely believed music can heal the soul.
City anchor: Outcry against condition of Victoria carriage horses goes global

Friday 26 October '12

The campaign against Mumbai’s Victoria horse carriages has now found international support.
Logjam resolved, biodiversity meet doubles funds for developing world

Sunday 21 October '12

The decision to double the funding was based on a baseline figure of average national funding on biodiversity between 2006 and 2010.
Biodiversity award gives a fillip to local initiatives

Friday 19 October '12

The cyclone had destroyed the mangroves which were central to the region's habitat.
PM pledges $50 mn for biodiversity

Wednesday 17 October '12

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday pledged $50 million to strengthen institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country
Make cities resource efficient: UN report

Tuesday 16 October '12

In a report that is of great importance to urban planners, the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity has stated that by 2030 about 60 per cent of the world’s population would be living in urban ar...
A village with a vision

Tuesday 16 October '12

People walking in single files with hands on each other’s shoulders is a common sight near Vangani Railway Station in the mornings. But the village is uncommon. It has a healthy colony of visually imp...
Mumbai sees worst monsoon since 2004

Monday 1 October '12

Mumbai received its lowest rain since 2004 this monsoon, with the suburbs recording 1,867.3 mm and the island city 1,433.9 mm.
17 calves saved from slaughter

Saturday 22 September '12

In a joint operation, animal rights activists and Thane Rural Police saved 17 calves being taken to Bhiwandi from Nashik on Wednesday afternoon for illegal slaughter.
Science Express arrives in city tomorrow

Saturday 15 September '12

An initiative of the Department of Science and Technology with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, it is a specially designed 16-coach AC train spreading awareness about environmental issues.


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