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Akshay Deshmane

  • Mumbai metro to miss CM’s March 2013 deadline

    The city’s metro project is being overseen by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, a public agency, and its implementation is handled by Mumbai Metro One Private Limited, a private firm.

    Monday, 7 January 2013 - 2:00am
  • Deonar row: Methane leak is deliberate, says NGO

    The civic body is deliberately allowing large quantities of methane gas to be leaked out of the Deonar dumping ground in order to build a case in favour of allowing the full opening of the controversial Kanjurmarg dump, Vanashakti has alleged.

    Monday, 7 January 2013 - 2:40am
  • At 12.6 °C, Friday season’s coldest

    Mumbai woke up to the coldest day of this winter so far on Friday. Both the island city and suburbs witnessed temperatures diving below normal and the piercing winter chill sustained till late in the day.

    Saturday, 5 January 2013 - 8:51am
  • Don't fail this Mumbai green lung

    The 150-year-old Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan in Byculla struggles to retain its original identity, thanks to an apathetic municipal corporation.

    Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 5:11pm
  • Don’t fail this green lung

    The 150-year-old Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan in Byculla is struggling to retain its original identity, thanks to an apathetic municipal corporation. Spread over 53 acres and housing 3,213 trees, the botanical garden continues to be dwarfed by the zoo.

    Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 6:00am
  • Green tribunal raises stink over sea link

    Says air and noise pollution have risen in Worli and authorities are shifting blame.

    Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 7:30am
  • Tribunal seeks road map to curb pollution

    National Green Tribunal asked the Delhi-based Central Road Research Institute to conduct studies and recommend a traffic plan or solution to help bring pollution under permissible levels.

    Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 2:46am
  • Norms were flouted to allow dumping at Kanjurmarg: NGO

    MCZMA, a nodal agency reporting to the union environment ministry for screening coastal projects, has allegedly “connived” with the civic body to “facilitate the loss of wetlands” in the Thane creek and this is evident in the go-ahead it gave the latter for starting a dumping ground at Kanjurmarg,...

    Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - 9:00am
  • Milan subway work on, to open in Jan

    The long-pending work to join the two ends of the incomplete Milan rail overbridge (RoB) was started on Saturday night after the Western Railways and MMRDA concluded negotiations.

    Monday, 26 November 2012 - 8:57am
  • Blame shift in Bay of Bengal trough for that nip in the air

    If you are wondering why it isn’t really warm early in the morning or late in the evening, this is being attributed to the movement of pressure troughs in the Bay of Bengal.

    Monday, 26 November 2012 - 6:53am