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People’s environment movements from across Konkan find common cause

The occasion was also used to vent frustrations against national policies which pose adverse consequences for locals in the Konkan, particularly adivasis, farmers and fishermen. For example, it was earlier mandatory to obtain consent of the regional gram sabha prior to diversion of forest land for a project

Mumbai, India - June 05, 2023: Citizens attend a public meeting organised by Civil Society and Environmental groups with the aim to save lives and livelihoods, save environment and to denounce destructive development, on the occasion of World Environment Day, at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Azad Maidan, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 05, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Passenger associations allege corruption in selling of Konkan tickets

Every year, migrants from Konkan who work in Mumbai go home to celebrate Ganeshotsav. This year, the 10-day festival will begin on September 19. People have been trying to book tickets from May 16, as railway tickets can be booked four months in advance. However, it is proving to be a mammoth task

Last week, the railways held a meeting with passenger associations, who stated that there was a need to keep a check on railway agents and touts. The associations claimed that during Ganeshotsav, the touts hoarded online tickets in advance, due to which passengers were not able to get confirmed tickets. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Maharashtra Bhushan spectacle a political ploy?

A significant number of Dharmadhikari’s over-25 lakh followers were present as were Shinde, Fadnavis and several ministers. It was evident that the grand award ceremony was a politically calculated show with an eye on Dharmadhikari’s treasure trove of followers

Navi Mumbai, India - April 16, 2023:Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis conferred Maharashtra Bhushan to Dr. Appasaheb Dharmaadhikari at Corporate Park , Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:56 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Shivajinagar receives record 24mm rainfall, Pashan 46mm

Pune city on Thursday evening received heavy rains with thunderstorms and gusty winds in some parts, including Shivajinagar and Pashan, causing traffic jams, power cuts

Pashan areas in Pune received heavy rainfall, gusty winds on Thursday. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 01:16 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee, Pune

City registers highest ever 24-hour rain for April

Unseasonal rains hit Mumbai on Thursday, bringing down the minimum temperature below normal for the first time in 10 days. The city's base weather station received 15mm of rain, the most Mumbai has seen in 24 hours for April since 1944. There is a chance of more light to moderate showers in the coming days.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:42 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai
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