The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) has witnessed fewer forest fires this summer as compared to last year, as park officials received fire protection funds on time, allowing them to employ a sizeable labour force to prevent the fires. Nikhil M Ghanekar reports.
After showing Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese territory in the Class 10 state board geography textbooks, a similar faux pas has surfaced in the new class 10 history textbooks with the north-eastern state included as part of China in the world map.
In a move to clear the air, the federation of engineers said their fraternity was being vilified by the media and that they were willing to declare their assets online every year.
When a 24-year-old woman commuter called the Government Railway Police (GRP) helpline after being hit by a stone while travelling in a local train in Thane, she was told there was nothing that could be done. Farhan Shaikh reports.
The VP Road police along with forensic officials collected samples from the spot where 13-year-old Aditya Ranka’s kidnappers murdered him, 10km from Panvel.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) displayed the bye-laws on its official website in March to invite public suggestions and objections before their implementation. Poorvi Kulkarni reports.
Two days after a 53-year-old professor was arrested and charged for begging on suburban trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said that Sandeep Desai should have sought their permission before starting to collect money, which he uses for setting up education institutes. Farhan Shaikh reports.
Amid allegations of co-operative banks being used as conduits for money laundering, NABARD, which jointly regulates such lenders, has said that it has found no shortcoming pointing towards any such activity.
In major relief for 34 staff members of St Xavier’s School at Neral, the Bombay high court has directed the school management to pay them salary in the pay scales as recommended by the sixth Pay Commission.
Standalone tiffin service providers and home caterers are serving up French, Thai, Mediterranean and Lebanese fare, to meet demand for authentic global cuisine for the office and home. Sriya Ray Chaudhuri writes.
In a bid to turn around the dismal picture of agriculture in the state, the government is putting its weight behind ‘group farming’ that could potentially transform the face of the sector.
Hoping to end the logjam between striking traders and authorities, the state government has given into one of their major demands.
Jain scholars are putting together a new set of books that translate and explain the philosophical verses of Jainism. The first volume of the book will be released next month. Mugdha Variyar reports.
Observing that painting nude images prima facie amounted to an offence, the Bombay high court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom.
It is the duty of every citizen to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women, said the Bombay high court while rejecting a petition filed by artist Chintan Upadhyay seeking the cancellation of a criminal proceeding against him for indecency. Kanchan Chaudhari reports.