Saturday, 28 May, 2022


Flights from showpiece Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2024, developer assures in writing

Navi Mumbai International Airport Ltd achieved a 'major milestone' two months ago, giving authorities confidence to complete much-delayed project by December 2024.

Sea of pink near Mumbai — why 1.3 lakh flamingos have flocked to Thane Creek, the ‘highest ever’

Researchers say it’s hard to pinpoint exact reason behind spurt, but feel rapid urbanisation plays a role, and pollution creates conducive environment for organisms these birds feed on.

4x labour, more shifts & meetings — why Mumbai’s trans-harbour link might just meet 2023 deadline

The Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, which was severely delayed by Covid lockdowns, is progressing at rapid speed thanks to an ‘acceleration plan’ put in place by MMRDA.

BMC’s push for tactical urbanism: Mumbai gets new open space in form of Dadar viewing deck

Built at a cost of Rs 6.5 crore, the Dadar viewing deck can accommodate up to 250 people at any given time.

Bombay was microcosm of post-Partition India. Now it’s for ‘Mumbaikars’, rest are outsiders

In 'A Clown for God, A Clown for Others: Recollections of an Indian Jesuit', Rudolf Heredia talks about how Mumbai changed through his eyes.

Mumbai announces net-zero roadmap with 2050 in sight, 1st south Asian city to set such timeline

The target puts it 2 decades ahead of India’s national goal to reach net zero emissions by 2070 & lists changes across 6 domains — energy, water, air, waste, green spaces and transport.

Rs 17,000 cr revamp for Mumbai’s British-era BDD chawls: Residents hopeful, planners have doubts

High-rises will soon replace 195 Bombay Development Directorate chawls and residents will get free 500-sq-ft apartments, but some urban planners cite ventilation, lighting, crowding issues.

South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai in 45 mins — India’s first water taxi service launched in island city

A speedboat trip from South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai will cost Rs 1,200 per passenger, while a monthly pass will cost Rs 12,000.

Surat’s new diamond bourse wants Mumbai’s glitter, gets slammed for ‘objectionable’ incentives

Surat Diamond Bourse, currently under construction, is expected to open in 3 or 4 months. It is expected to house nearly 4,400 merchants and employ about 1.5 lakh people.

Commuters, come back: Mumbai’s iconic BEST double decker bus returning in electric, AC avatar

BEST plans to get 900 double decker & 2,100 other e-buses by 2023, and a fully electric fleet by 2027. Goal is to arrest a steady fall in commuters, gain new ones.

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For India, economic disorder is a reality to be reckoned with, but it also presents an opportunity

Economic consequences of multiple, random elements of disorder have been disorienting. The cycle of events could even end the Chinese super-growth story, which could benefit India.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.