Aarey Colony News
In the past 15 days, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti processions have descended into violence and chaos across states in the country. There are concerns that India is becoming more polarised than ever before
Mumbai Metro rail-3 underground project may take at least two more years to complete, says MMRDA official
The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government had earlier decided to shift the Metro car shed from Aarey Colony to suburban Kanjurmarg, delaying the ambitious underground metro line project
Minutes after the attack, the woman was rushed to a hospital as she received injuries on her face, elbow, arm, back, and leg.
A fire brigade official said the blaze started around 2:40 pm and that efforts are on to douse it. He added that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined
Uddhav Thackeray suggests 'dialogue' with Centre to resolve tussle over Kanjurmarg metro car shed land
Centre and the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra govt are locked in a tussle over ownership of land earmarked to construct the car shed depot, which was earlier planned at Aarey Colony
The Maharashtra government, through the Mumbai Suburban District Collector, had ordered transfer of the Kanjurmarg salt pan land to MMRDA on 1 October
Uddhav Thackeray directs withdrawal of cases against citizens who protested tree felling in Mumbai's Aarey Colony
The decision was taken in a state cabinet meeting after Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray raised the issue, which was supported by ministers Jitendra Awhad and Aslam Shaikh among others
Dumped by Mumbai's upper middle and middle class, domestic workers survive on charity to stay afloat during COVID-19 lockdown
With no public transport and lack of strict orders to practice social distancing, domestic workers in Mumbai have not been able to continue their services for their upper middle class employers living in the comfort of their high-rise apartments.
Maharashtra government removes Ashwini Bhide as MD of MMRC amid controversy over Mumbai Metro-III car shed
Amid the ongoing controversy over the Aarey metro car shed for line-3 trains, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday stripped Ashwini Bhide from the post of Managing Director of Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation
Twitterati thanks CM Uddhav Thackeray for halting work at Aarey car shed; others blame him for 'slowing down' infrastructural projects
Not only this, on Sunday, CM announced that the state government has ordered the withdrawal of all cases filed against environmentalists during the agitations against the construction of Aarey metro car shed.
Uddhav Thackeray orders stoppage of work on Aarey car shed for Mumbai Metro, says 'not a single leaf' to be cut until further orders
The Metro authorities had earlier defended tree felling by contending that it is restricted only to a small area in Aarey Colony, and is necessary to ensure a modern transport system for Mumbaikars.
Aarey protests: SC says no stay order on construction of metro car shed; clarifies that status quo only applicable to felling of trees
There is no stay on the construction of the Mumbai Metro car shed at Aarey Colony, the SC, clarifying that its status quo order is applicable only on felling of trees there.
Aarey Colony protests: SC says it isn't stopping work on Mumbai Metro car shed, but seeks status report on tree felling, transplantation
Bench of justices sought a status report with pictures on plantation, transplantation, and felling of trees in the Aarey colony area
Even as the number of trees felled at Aarey stands at 2,141, the locals — members of the Warli tribe — who revere and rely on the forest have found strength in solidarity.
Shiv Sena manifesto for Maharashtra Assembly polls finds no mention of Aarey; party promises to make farmers debt-free
While the Shiv Sena is contesting 124 of the 288 Assembly seats, the BJP and smaller allies are contesting the remaining 164 seats for the 21 October elections in Maharashtra
Vikram Dhembare turns fallen leaves from Mumbai's Aarey Colony into art to raise awareness about climate change and try and save the remaining trees.
Movement to Save Aarey forest: Effects of climate change need nuanced interventions, afforestation isn't enough
It is not just the case of Aarey — natural forests across India have been subjected to large-scale species conversion over past several decades. Vast stretches in the Himalayan foothills have been converted to conifer monoculture, with species such as pines and cedars proliferating, during the colonial rule.
The project will wipe out 2,646 trees, which will destroy Mumbai’s “green lungs” and floodplains of Mithi river.
Days after protests over tree cutting, prohibitory orders lifted as normalcy resumes in Mumbai's Aarey Colony
The police had imposed prohibitory orders in Aarey Colony under Section 144 of the CrPC on Saturday, following protests by activists against the felling of trees
Prakash Javadekar refuses to comment on Aarey Colony protests, but says India's green cover up by 15,000 square kilometres
India's green cover has increased by 15,000 square kilometres, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.