Marine protected areas have put thousands of fishers out of business. It doesn

Maharashtra food regulators seize consignments energy drinks sold in restaurants and grocery stores have caught the eye of food regulators in Maharashtra. In the first week of April, they seized large quantities of beverages sold under brands like Red Bull, Cloud 9, Fighter and SoBe Adrenaline Rush from godowns in Pune and Mumbai. Officials of the Food and Drug Administration found

MoEF to clear the 33 km passing through reserve forest THE Karnataka High Court, on March 19, vacated its stay on a road-widening project that environmentalists are opposing. Nearly two-thirds of the 51-km road, connecting Peerunwadi in Belgaum district with Chorla near Goa border, passes through a reserve forest in the Western Ghats. The court said the state government could

Court to decide on airport in eco-sensitive zone THE Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has refused permission for the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport. The ministry has asked the Maharashtra government to first get it cleared from the Bombay High Court. Eight hundred hectares (ha) of mangroves that protect Navi Mumbai

Court ban may not solve biomedical waste problem NEW hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities will not be sanctioned in Mumbai, for the time being. This follows a ban imposed by the Bombay High Court, on February 26. The court passed the order on a public interest petition after the city administration repeatedly failed to comply with earlier court directions on managing the city

No new connections till 2011 PEOPLE, who have invested money in flats in new building projects in Mumbai, will have to wait. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has decided to give them water connections only after the city starts getting additional supply from Vaitarana River in Thane in 2011. There is worse news for people living in multi-storied buildings. They will get a little

Goa government issues ordinance to save resort THE troubles faced by Goa

Extension likely THE Centre may extend the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (jnnurm) beyond 2012, its current deadline. Planned with the objective of better cities and projects for the urban poor, the Rs 50,000 crore mission applies to 63 cities.

Maharashtra, Karnataka slug it out over six animals SIX wild elephants in Maharashtra have braved it all

An excuse to privatize irrigation project STARTED in 1984, the yet to be completed Nira Deoghar irrigation project in Maharashtra has run into rough weather. A recent judgement by the three-member water regulatory authority has put on hold the privatization of the project in Bhor taluka, Pune district. Aimed at irrigating 45,000 hectares the project when conceived was to cost Rs 62