Thane: With increasing number of health care centres in the city, the amount of Bio-Medical Waste generated by them has also seen an increase.

THANE: After deciding to monitor noisy Dahi Handi celebrations, the city police have shifted their attention to loudspeakers at religious places in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli and Mumbra.

THANE: The Thane police have deployed a flying squad for every three police stations to monitor decibel levels during Dahi Handi in the city and Kalyan, Dombivli, Bhiwandi and parts of Badlapur.

NAVI MUMBAI: Nerul police registered an FIR against officials from solid waste disposal department and contractors for ferrying garbage in open trucks on Wednesday.

Wants To Protect Green Cover But Residents Upset

THANE: The green tax collected from 15-year-old vehicles by the Thane Regional Transport Office (RTO) lies unutilized with regard to curbing rising pollution levels.

In what may be the highest-ever compensation package, those affected by the proposed Navi Mumbai airport, set to come up on 400 hectares, will get an additional 10% developed land, over and above t

Swine flu has claimed as many as 84 lives in the state in the last six months.

Though only one person from Mira Road-Bhayander and one from Thane succumbed to H1N1 influenza this year, experts fear that more Mumbaikars may fall victim as hundreds from the city travel every day to Pune and Nashik, which have recorded seven and 15 deaths so far.

MUMBAI: The state government's effort to break the deadlock over the Jaitapur nuclear project by hiking the compensation for the farmers has run in to a road block as it has been rejected by the villagers.

The state government had announced a revised compensation package for the farmers to acquire the land for the nuclear power plant. The state announced Rs 22.5 lakh per hectare as the rate for acquisition of land which earlier was ranged from Rs 50,000 to Rs 4 lakh per acre. The government hopes that an enhanced compensation would ensure that the villagers stop opposing the 9,900 mw nuclear project. According to government officials 2,135 farmers will benefit from the move.

MUMBAI: The state government has approved a hefty compensation package for farmers opposing the Jaitapur nuclear power plant.

The revised package offers affected farmers Rs 22.5 lakh per hectare instead of Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh announced earlier. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) plans to set up a 9,900 MW nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district. "The new package is much higher than the existing ready-reckoner rates. The package is lucrative and has been designed to benefit farmers. With the revised financial package, we hope that farmers protesting against the project will withdraw their agitation and part with their land," revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat told TOI.