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   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

`1 lakh cr of your money: What've banks done with it?
DNMUM314063 | 8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Manju AB | WC :721

Mumbai: Bank funds of about Rs 1 lakh crore are caught up in frauds or under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). But banks are greening their books by selling off bad loans to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) or by res

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Here lies the man who changed Bangalore's name
DNMUM314064 | 8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Suresh Menon | WC :480

Bangalore: "If I am a writer," said UR Ananthamurthy once in an interview, "it is because of the memories of my youth. It is like a trust from which I can keep drawing endlessly".The use of that word "trust" always fasci
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Who stole my Ketamine, asks Customs
DNMUM314065 | 8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Somendra Sharma | WC :238

Mumbai: A huge quantity of Ketamine (a party drug), seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in 2011, has been stolen from a government godown at Sewree. Of the 200 kg Ketamine worth Rs 70 lakh seized by the DRI during a raid in Andher
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

NDA govt's GIFT to India
DNMUM314066 | 8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Rohinee Singh | WC :706

New Delhi: The 100 smart cities project, which defines the grand ambition of the Narendra Modi government may not fully come to fruition but about 10 projects are likely to start during the tenure of this government. The target is to have 30 cities i
Add To LightboxCalculate Price