The state water resources department's move to take away additional charge of the crucial Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC) from a senior official, seen as a whistle blower in the irrigation scam, has been put on hold.
IMD’s latest figures indicate how the region has the highest rainfall deficit, touching 51%. To combat this, the state is now gearing up to announce a bigger cut in the water supply to industries in the region from the 10% cut it announced a month ago.
That the trees had gone missing came to light after a local resident pointed out the encroachment. NGO Watchdog Foundation then filed a complaint with the state mangrove cell and sent them satellite images of the plot over a 10-year period.
Other inventions include a process for treatment of organic solid waste using special equipment and transport routers-a single networking medium which will revolutionise data usage.
Amid the clamour for renaming Aurangabad as 'Sambhajinagar', noted writer Dr Sadanand More has suggested that the city be named after Dara Shikoh, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favourite son and elder brother of Aurangzeb, who was a great scholar and an able military commander.
Three police teams have been camped in West Bengal, Guwahati and Jharkhand to comb through Khanna’s financial statements and investment papers to unearth a financial motive behind the gruesome murder.
The Maharashtra government is planning to modify rules on liquor consumption including allowing a permit holder to keep 12 bottles of alcohol at home instead of the current limit of two in the aftermath of more than 100 people dying after consuming local alcohol.
The probe into why the Raigad police did not register a case when Sheena Bora’s burnt remains were found in 2012 has begun. The Raigad police have now summoned the policemen, who served in 2012 and were involved in the incident.
Outside railway stations, on the streets and in business districts, stranded office-goers was a common sight throughout Tuesday, with many black-and-yellow taxis going off the Mumbai roads protesting against app-based taxi aggregators such as Uber and Ola.
In a first, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take charge of all roads in Mumbai, irrespective of which authority is incharge of it, to ensure a smooth ride for citizens during the Ganesh festival.
Schools should hire private bus contractors only after conducting police verification and getting a nod from the parent-teachers’ association (PTA), the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) said on Monday.
With Ganeshotsav drawing near, Mumbaiites are being offered an alternative to plaster-of-Paris (PoP), clay and papier-mache idols.
Major private laboratories in Mumbai are overcharging patients for testing blood samples for H1N1 infection, even though the Centre had, in February, asked labs not to charge more than Rs 4,500 for the test.
As the Bombay high court’s (HC) November deadline to close down Mulund and Deonar dumping grounds nears, it is likely that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may seek at least one year’s extension.
To ensure that flight operations during the Haj season are not hampered, Air India has allowed around 90 crew members to skip the mandatory medical check-up.