Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Aarey

Mumbai woman fights off leopard after attack at home, 6th incident in a month in Aarey Colony

Wildlife activists cite encroachment & random development as reasons for increased leopard attacks in Aarey Colony. Authorities say number of big cats has risen in forest.

Congested Mumbai sees Thackeray govt, metro authorities struggle to find space for car sheds

Six metro lines are under construction in Mumbai and the initial work on three more is under way. But acquisition of land for most car depots is becoming a contentious issue.

Urban Chipko movements like #SaveMollem, Aarey here to stay. Govt will have to keep up

Whether to protect the elephant corridor in Dehradun, or Gurgaon residents walking to save the Aravallis, urban Chipkos are the new-age environmental warriors.

Aarey to Kanjurmarg in 9 yrs — Mumbai Metro car shed to still take over 2 yrs if all goes well

CM Thackeray has shifted the car shed for Mumbai’s costliest metro rail out of Aarey Colony. But it took years of political back and forth for the project to reach Kanjurmarg.

‘Aarey saved’ — CM Uddhav Thackeray moves controversial metro car depot to Kanjurmarg

CM Uddhav Thackeray says land owned by the state government in the Kanjurmarg area will be allotted free of cost for the metro car depot.

Aarey defender Shiv Sena under fire for plan to cut 1,000 trees for Bal Thackeray memorial

Shiv Sena is looking to fell about 1,000 trees in Aurangabad for a sprawling, state-of-the-art memorial for party founder Bal Thackeray.

Aarey, smog, wildfires — forests dominate headlines. But what exactly is a forest?

Forests can be defined as areas with a closed canopy of trees without grasses in the understorey. But there’s more to it.

Not fair to make only actors speak up on social or political issues, says Deepika Padukone

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone discusses political activism, the Padmaavat controversy and mental health.

BJP candidates around Mumbai’s Aarey Colony say tree felling not a poll issue for voters

Sitting BJP MLAs and candidates say, on the campaign trail, voters have barely mentioned the cutting of trees for a Metro car shed at Aarey Colony.

I applaud Aarey activists. I wish I could do the same for Supreme Court

Whether it’s Aarey or Kashmir or Ayodhya, we find almost every day a new example of how far the executive manages to find its echo inside the Supreme Court.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.