Manoj R Nair
Manoj R Nair is part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.
Articles by Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:27 AM IST
In 2013-14, posters with photographs and names of wanted terror suspects appeared in public places like railway pedestrian bridges and markets in Mumbai.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Some doctors, who have opposed the proposal, have said that the installation of a ventilation system in general wards might spread hospital-acquired infections
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The decision to dissolve MIEB has not come as a surprise. Last year in December, soon after the new political coalition took over the government, the state education commissioner had said there will be a review of the education board’s feasibility
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:46 PM IST
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:03 AM IST
The resettlement colony at Aarey will be a test for environment groups that had carried out some of the most sustained public protests in the city against tree felling at Aarey Milk Colony
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Thane district public health laboratory has found the water of the Ulhas river to be unpotable, odorous and contaminated with industrial pigments and chemicals like chlorides
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 11:52 PM IST
There is very little hope of Aarey being preserved for posterity unless the area gets statutory protection
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:34 PM IST
A few years ago the municipal corporation had looked at the idea of having locker rooms where students could leave their books after class without having to cart them from home and back. The idea was never implemented.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The BMC has a ‘public private partnership programme’ for its schools. If the municipal corporation extends the programme to more schools it will be a revival for an idea that has implemented half-heartedly, if not apologetically.
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:31 AM IST
The BMC, which plants saplings along roads during the monsoon, has been planting fewer trees in the last few year
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 11:36 PM IST
A recent report from education think tank Praja Foundation says number of students at municipal schools continue to decline.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
Mumbai has had a lackadaisical attitude towards air pollution, believing that sea breezes will sweep away the murk, but the CSE study has shown that the city needs more than the sea to clean up its air.
HT | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 07:47 AM IST
While it has been 15 years since the sewer lines were planned, the Mithi revival project is moving at a snail’s pace.
HT | By Manoj R Nair
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Sindhi Sangat, a Mumbai-based cultural group, filed a case in the Delhi high court more than a decade ago, petitioning the government to start a television channel in their language.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Over the decades, a substantial portion of Aarey Colony’s green cover has been lost to new construction projects
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 12:31 AM IST
The number of students in municipal schools in Mumbai has dropped from over four lakh in 2014 to three lakh in 2018
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Mumbai’s record in adapting to climate change has been abysmal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:13 PM IST
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:47 PM IST
“Green” firecrackers will produce 70% of the emissions that a regular specimen releases.
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The Manori-Gorai-Uttan area has regularly erupted in protests whenever the government makes plan to bring construction to the area
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 12:31 AM IST
The country banned manual scavenging in 1993. In 2013, employing workers for the job became a criminal offence. Though there are laws that prohibit manual cleaning of dangerous drains, death continues to stalk workers
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Around 39,000 seats, including 4,000 in Mumbai, set aside for students from financially distressed families, remain vacant
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Aarey’s fate is precarious: the car depot will take away 3% of the area; even if the car depot is shifted out, 97% of the area has no protection
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:15 PM IST
The BMC has been desperately trying to stop the flight of students from its schools. However, cosmetic efforts to increase enrolments won’t work. The solution is to monitor and improve education outcomes
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:07 PM IST
On Wednesday, when one of the highest rains for a September day paralysed Mumbai’s roads and suburban trains, the monorail provided relief for commuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:03 AM IST
While elevated lines cost less than a third of an underground network, savings in traffic congestion, pollution and maintenance make an underground system cheaper in the long run
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:58 PM IST
In 1988, residents of the villages in the Vasai-Virar region, located between Mumbai and Dahanu, started a campaign to stop the state government from appointing Cidco as the planning agency to convert the agricultural area into planned towns
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:34 AM IST
The Supreme Court had issued a directive to the Union environment ministry to declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 07:04 AM IST
In India, it will be tougher to restrict car ownership but regulations discouraging vehicles with internal combustion engines and squeeze on free parking will make it tougher to own cars.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Population experts have said that while India’s large population presents challenges in providing food, housing, jobs and other essentials, the country has entered a demographic stage when a plateauing of population and a subsequent decline in numbers is just decades away