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.
Daily Bulletin: SC takes suo motu cognisance of Aarey tree felling, urgent hearing today; Congress-NCP to release joint manifesto; day's top stories
Supreme Court to hold urgent hearing on Aarey tree felling; PDP defers its meeting with detained party leader Mehbooba Mufti; Modi, Shah to blaze campaign trail for Maharashtra polls; day's top stories
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'Aarey not a forest’: Prakash Javadekar cites Bombay HC order to defend MMRCL’s move to fell trees for Mumbai Metro car shed
Prakash Javadekar on Saturday cited a Bombay High Court order to defend the Mumbai Metro Corporation's move to fell trees in Aarey Colony.
Aarey Colony protest: Mumbai Police arrest 29, cordon off area; protesters accuse cops of high-handedness
People protesting against cutting down of trees in Aarey Colony clashed with the police as 29 people were arrested.
Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah to visit Mizoram to build consensus on Citizenship Amendment Bill; Modi-Hasina to hold bilateral talks; day's top stories
BJP sources said the Shah would first inaugurate the Northeast Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition and hold a meeting with the chief minister and senior government officials.
Bombay HC defers hearing of petitions against Metro car shed in Mumbai's Aarey colony to 30 September
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a clutch of petitions against the proposed Metro car shed in Mumbai's Aarey colony and listed them for 30 September.
Aarey Metro row: Aditya Thackeray demands MMRCL MD Ashwini Bhide's transfer, claims corporation is against Mumbai citizens
Aaditya Thackeray sought transfer of MMRCL's MD Ashwini Bhide for not heeding the opposition to tree felling in Aarey Colony for Mumbai metro's car shed.