You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

Forest fire breaks out near Film City

DNMUM270928 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :357 | Mumbai

Fire rages through huge stretch of Sanjay Gandhi national park; no human or animal casualties

Mumbai: Brush fires broke out repeatedly in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) since Monday night, at three places together engulfing a huge stretch of forest ground. No casualty of any human or animal was reported, though.
Forest department officials said the fire broke out at Hathi Gate near the bungalow of the managing director of Film City around 7.30pm on Monday. After nine hours of work by over 60 people from the forest department, including 10 senior officials, the fire appeared to be under control around 4.30am on Tuesday, only to break out (at least two fresh fires) later elsewhere.
With over 300 fires reported in the past five years within the national park area, forest fires in summer have become an annual challen
Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

Leopard cracks IIT entrance :)
DNMUM311573 | 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : dna correspondent | WC :427

Mumbai: An abandoned metallurgical workshop in the IIT campus, Powai, had a strange visitor, a leopard which seems to have decided to check out the facilities in India's premier institution. About 9,000 students of the IIT had a stressful day as the
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Pedestrians get priority in new motor Act
DNMUM311574 | 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Yuga Chaudhari | WC :472

What's the idea behind the new Act?One Indian dies on the road every 4 minutes. In the last 10 years, 1 million road-accident deaths have been reported, according to a road transport year book published by the ministry. The new Motor Vehicles Act wil
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Outrage after China slam-dunks two Sikh players
DNMUM311575 | 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :156

New Delhi: The decision of the organisers of the 5th FIBA Asian Cup in Wuhan, China to force two Indian basketballers, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, to remove their turbans before allowing them to play has caused outrage among sportsmen and offici
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Should Uddhav demand the resignation of Rajan Vichare?
DNMUM311576 | 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Team dna | WC :514

New Delhi/Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare who force-fed a supervisor of the IRCTC canteen in Maharashtra Sadan on July 17 said on Wednesday he regretted the incident after he came to know that the man was a Muslim and was fasting for Ramzan. He, h
Add To LightboxCalculate Price