Monday, 24 January, 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.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.