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Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk Karnataka’s Mangalore may be at higher risk of drowning due to sea level rise triggered by glacial melting than cities such as Mumbai and New York, data released by a NASA study shows. It is well known that the melting of glaciers will lead to sea level rise, what is not as well understood is how […]

Mumbai couples provide free food to needy in memory of their son

Mumbai couples provide free food to needy in memory of their son n our country, it is impossible for many to get one square meal a day. there are thousands of people living below the poverty line for whom getting any food is a task. For them, if they manage to scavenge food from somewhere even once, that is perhaps the happiest day of their lives. There are many dying […]

A tragedy that was waiting to happen in Mumbai

Friday’s stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station, renamed as Prabhadevi road, was a tragedy that was waiting to happen. For five years I travelled to Elphinstone, to my former office, the Daily News & Analysis newspaper, and the station would scare me. It was evident to me, way back in 2005, that the south end bridge was way too small and it could lead to a tragedy. And today, […]

Another day of hardship for Mumbaikars after rain fury throws life out of gear

After incessant downpour threw life out of gear, disrupting road, rail and air traffic, Mumbai braced for another day of hardships even as let up in rains last night is expected to bring some relief today.  Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.  The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today […]

A College In Mumbai Is Training Visually Impaired For Careers In The Fragrance Industry

Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, more than 15 million are from India. The most unfortunate part of this is that while most of the cases are curable, there’s an acute shortage of optometrists and eye donations. However, their inability to see is not an impediment to their education or careers. In an initiative by the College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired (COVFI), Mumbai, […]

Hyperloop proposes to link Mumbai, Pune with high-speed transport system

US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on Tuesday said that it has proposed to link Mumbai and Pune with its ultra-high speed transport system. The company has submitted a proposal in this regard with Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, chairman Bibop Gresta said. Once it gets approval, Hyperloop will do a feasibility study in six to eight months. The company says it can start operations in 38 months. “India is the perfect mix of […]

Owners Of Roadside Eateries In Mumbai Declare INR 50 Crore Under Black Money Scheme

It was just last week that the Income Tax Department made an announcement about raiding roadside eateries. These small tiny businesses that thrive on curbs make thousands every day – yet nobody has questioned it before.A little before September ended, the IT Department ensured that they would investigate every nook and corner of this flourishing industry, and see what emerged. The next move was the notice that was sent to many […]

Mormugao, Indian Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyer, launched in Mumbai

An indigenously built warship equipped with a range of high-tech missiles was launched on Saturday with Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba saying the stealth destroyer can be compared with the best vessels in the world. Christened ‘ Mormugao ‘, the vessel has been built by government-run Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) and belongs to Visakhapatnam class of ships being constructed under Project 15B. The Project 15B missile destroyers are modern […]

In Mumbai, Ganesh Idol Insured For Rs. 300 Crore

As Mumbai prepares for Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganapati Mandals have been ramping up security and insurance, with some places insuring their idols for as much as Rs. 300 crore. The GSB Seva Mandal in Wadala, which bought the 300-crore-insurance, has an eleven-foot idol, with gold plated hands, adorned with silver and gold jewellery and is the richest mandal this year. Outside Lalbaughcha Raja, the most popular Ganesh mandal in the city, […]

By 2030, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty if world don’t take action to improve health, education, says UNICEF

In the latest State of the World’s Children Report released in Mumbai,  the UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that 69 million children under five will die from preventable causes if the world does not focus more on disadvantaged people and take action. The report released by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao also said based on current trends, 167 million children will live in poverty and 750 million women […]