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On August 16, Mumbai’s 2.5 km Versova seafront was cleaned by volunteers in the largest-ever single day clean-up.(HT image)

Puri to see world’s largest coastal clean-up exercise on September 21

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 09:25 PM IST
Priests of Jagannath temple, Puri hoteliers, NCC cadets and local youths associations would also lend a hand to the exercise. Drone cameras would record the clean-up.
A share-broker from Gurgaon in Haryana made the Versova police run around him twice in two hours in Sunday’s wee hours which culminated in his arrest for drunk driving.
A share-broker from Gurgaon in Haryana made the Versova police run around him twice in two hours in Sunday’s wee hours which culminated in his arrest for drunk driving.

Man saved from drowning, held for drink driving an hour later

Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Jadhav and a sub inspector rushed to the spot on their bike and tried to stop their car. Their car got stuck in the traffic and both were asked to step down.
Afroz Shah, the man behind the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova beach, is now looking for other locations in the city that need to be cleaned.(HT File Photo)
Afroz Shah, the man behind the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova beach, is now looking for other locations in the city that need to be cleaned.(HT File Photo)

3 years, 20 million kg trash later, Versova beach clean-up crusader looks for new mission

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2018 11:16 AM IST
The man behind the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova beach is Afroz Shah who was awarded the UN’s top environmental accolade – Champions of the Earth award - in 2016 for his work.
Lifeguards and marine experts have reported over 100 bluebottle stings on the Girgaum Chowpatty, Aksa, Juhu, and Versova beaches since last Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Lifeguards and marine experts have reported over 100 bluebottle stings on the Girgaum Chowpatty, Aksa, Juhu, and Versova beaches since last Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Beware bluebottle stings, Mumbaiites advised against walking barefoot on beach

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 02:08 PM IST
Measuring up to six inches, the bluebottle — also known as the Portuguese man o’ war — is known to deliver a lethal sting that causes burning pain and welts accompanied by muscle weakness.
The decomposed carcass of an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin washed ashore Versova late Monday night.(Photo courtesy: State mangrove cell)
The decomposed carcass of an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin washed ashore Versova late Monday night.(Photo courtesy: State mangrove cell)

Dolphin carcass washes ashore at Mumbai beach

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 01:02 AM IST
It’s the third instance of a dolphin carcass washing ashore the beach over the past two months
Children play amidst garbage on Juhu beach in Mumbai, on Monday, May 28.(HT PHOTO)
Children play amidst garbage on Juhu beach in Mumbai, on Monday, May 28.(HT PHOTO)

Despite 50,000 kg of trash being cleared, Mumbai’s Juhu beach remains filthy

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Residents want a permanent solution to problem as garbage piles up across the shore
Versova beach in Mumbai will be cleaned by Spectrol Engineers Private Limited during monsoons.(HT File)
Versova beach in Mumbai will be cleaned by Spectrol Engineers Private Limited during monsoons.(HT File)

Expect cleaner beaches this monsoon in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Geetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 01:05 PM IST
BMC hired Spectron Engineers Private Limited (SEPL), to keep Juhu beach clean. It is likely to get appointed for cleaning Versova beach as well.

Dead dolphin washes ashore Versova beach in Mumbai; third marine mammal this year

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:08 PM IST
The dolphin was buried at the beach on Thursday morning.
Jerry Paul, manager, administration, VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon, explains how the waste composters installed in the school work.(RAGUL KRISHNAN/HT PHOTO)
Jerry Paul, manager, administration, VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon, explains how the waste composters installed in the school work.(RAGUL KRISHNAN/HT PHOTO)

This school in Mumbai’s suburbs is grooming eco-warriors on its campus

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Soni, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:18 AM IST
They have initiated various campaigns to save water, treat waste and clean up beaches
Versova beach before the launch clean-up drive by Afroz Shah.(HT file)
Versova beach before the launch clean-up drive by Afroz Shah.(HT file)

Maharashtra to receive policy to tackle marine litter menace before June 5

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 10:52 AM IST
The state currently lacks policy that deals with collection and disposal of marine debris
The turtle egg shells were found on Friday morning at Versova beach.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The turtle egg shells were found on Friday morning at Versova beach.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Eggshells of Olive Ridley turtles found; Versova beach confirmed as nesting site

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Officials say they have found evidence that proves that Olive Ridley turtles hatched at Mumbai’s Versova beach, after naturalists raised doubts
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