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What is causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai?

Year after year, the Indian city of Mumbai is brought to a standstill by the rains and the heavy outpours. Not only do these rains cause a loss of time and economic productivity but are also responsible for the deaths and destruction due to their occurrence. Rains in Mumbai Mumbai suffers from a heavy bout ..

Helipads on Mumbai Buildings

While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had given its official sanction for the construction of helipads which could be constructed on top of tall buildings in Mumbai over three years ago, till date no operational helipad has been constructed in any building due to several objections from central ministries, primarily the defense and environment ministry. Why ..

Tackling Water Crisis in India

While there are no doubts that Indi stands at a significant crossroad where either the Indian cities (like Chennai) are grappling with lack of sources of water, the others (like Mumbai) are stuck with deluges and under a wall of water due to the incessant rains. This brings the focus on the government on the ..

Indian Railway’s first printing press heritage gallery opened in Mumbai

The Western Railway (WR) has opened the first-of-its-kind printing press heritage gallery of the Indian Railways at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai. With this, the Western Railway Mahalaxmi General Stores Depot (GSD) has become the first in Indian Railways to portray a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press ..

Connaught Place India’s most expensive office location

According to a study conducted by property consultant Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE), New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is the 9th most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of nearly USD 144 per sq ft. In its annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey, CBRE tracks the cost of leasing prime ..

Update : Stuck Aircraft being cleared from Mumbai Airport

A Spicejet Boeing 777 which had been stuck in the mud at the Mumbai Aiport is been removed at priority basis. The aircraft has veered off the main runway and had gotten stuck in the grass. Why this matters? The Mumbai Aiport has only one main runway. The stuck airport has blocked the main runway ..

Monsoon 2019 : Mumbai reels under Rains

Though a bit late, the Southwest Monsoon has reached Mumbai and parts of Gujarat. The city of Mumbai has been reeling with several major traffic jams and waterlogging after receiving a heavy bout of rainfall. The rain has, however, brought relief to the prevailing dry and parched climate in the city. Monsoons in India Most ..

Rachna Khaira bestowed with 2019 RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of Year’

Rachna Khaira of The Tribune has bagged the prestigious RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ for her expose during 2018 on the functioning of the UIDAI and its Aadhaar data cache. The Mumbai Press Club, which has instituted the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism, has bestowed the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 jointly ..