Environmentalist D Stalin of Vanashakti NGO has also mentioned in his complaint how the mangroves lining the Taloja creek are getting destroyed due to the continuous sand mining using motorized suction pumps.
In the absence of a bridge, residents of a village in Maharashtra's Solapur district were forced to undertake a dangerous journey wading through a swollen river to bury a man as the village doesn't have a graveyard.
The Pimpri Chinchwad police on Monday evening arrested two men on the charge of assaulting and robbing a cab driver of his cellphone and cash collectively worth Rs 16,000 at Shivaji chowk in Hinjewadi.
The rainfall activity in Pune city, rural areas and the ghat sections will intensify in the 48-hour period starting Tuesday morning, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said on Monday, as the weather forecasting agency issued a 'red alert' for the ghat areas in Bhor, Velhe, Mulshi, Maval, Khed, Ambegaon and Junnar tehsils.
BMC has appealed to residents of buildings along Marine Drive to have the facade of their buildings with LED lighting reflecting colours of the Indian flag from August 13-15 to celebrate the diamond jubilee year of Indian Independence. However, these buildings have to bear the expenses of putting up the lighting and, for some of the sea-facing buildings, this cost has gone up to over Rs 1 lakh for three days.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a special PMLA court on Monday that Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, arrested in a money laundering case connected to the Patra Chawl project, had utilised a considerable amount of cash, allegedly received as proceeds of crime, to purchase land in Kihim, Alibaug. The ED said the purchase had been confirmed by some of the sellers.
In a freak incident, a man performing yoga was hit by an air gun pellet at a garden in Andheri (West). Om Narayan Yadav (30), a location manager at a film production company, was injured on one of his right ribs. An FIR was registered against a 54-year-old, Manoj Malkhani, who claimed that his act was not intentional and he had merely fired at a tree from his bungalow close to the garden to scare away birds.
Shiv Sena MLA Shinde and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively on June 30 after the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray due to a rebellion in the Sena ranks.
A five-year-old girls murder on Saturday a day ago by her family members to relieve her of an evil spirit took a fresh twist on Sunday as police considered making the victims 11-year-old cousin an accused in the case.