Raising concerns over Maharashtra government’s approval for open field trials of GM crops, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking a reversal of his decision.

Monday’s ISC session on GM crops didn’t have a single critical paper

In a bid to control the spiralling decibel levels during the New Year Eve celebrations, the National Green Tribunal has directed the authorities to crack down on vehicles with DJ systems.

Three southern States and Maharashtra adopt new drug regimen.

Pollution control board told to shut down units polluting Ulhas river

The stench of noxious chemical fumes almost leaves you dizzy the moment you enter the industrial belt of Dombivali. Broken pipelines and open drains releasing untreated effluents towards the Ulhas River are a common sight. Residents say they can feel the fumes rising out of the drains with their palms.

Mangroves stretching over several kilometres along the coast in the eastern suburb of Mahul have been destroyed due to an oil leak from a pipeline carrying furnace oil from the sea to a refinery in the area. The sprawling black sheet of oil has settled on the mudflats too, affecting the seedlings of mangroves.

Forest officials told The Hindu that the damage was serious and had happened over a period of time. “We did not know the source of the oil leak then, but we issued a preliminary report on October 17 pointing out that oil was continuously leaking in the area,” Sanjay Mali, divisional forest officer told The Hindu after inspecting the location on Thursday.

Residents staying in transit accommodation since 2006

By arbitrarily refusing to give No Objection Certificates (NOC) to a Rs. 100-cr. slum redevelopment project in Worli, Mumbai, the Western Naval Command has made more than 240 families homeless. The Naval authorities, however, have given a go-ahead to construction projects which have come up closer to the naval installations in the past. The Hindu has reliably learnt that the permission has been denied despite the fact that the field-level naval authorities entrusted with reviewing the structure for security threats had given the green signal to the project with certain restrictions.

Experts here treating Tuberculosis (TB) have contested the high-cure rate claimed by the civic administration and says the city lacks modern machinery to properly diagnose and treat patients.

The civic administration on Monday decided upon a three-pronged strategy to deal with Total Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TDR-TB) reported by a city hospital,

Manisha Mhaiskar, Additional Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, told reporters here. Private practitioners will now have to refer all TB cases or those having similar symptoms to the nearest Directly Observed Treatment Short course ( dispensaries.

Magsaysay award-winning water conservationist Rajendra Singh, said on Sunday that the Ministry of Environment and Forests had become