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Study trip to Andaman: BMC in fix over recovery of Rs 7.15 lakh lost after nine corporators skipped tour
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Six pulled out in last minute, three skipped without informing.

Leopards straying into houses nothing new for Mumbai
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Cub entering playschool refreshes memories of other incidents around SGNP

BMC cracks down on unclaimed, abandoned vehicles
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Civic body gets more towing vehicles for drive to clear encroachments

BMC corporators to get tablets instead of laptops
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

BJP corporator from Andheri Abhijit Samant said tablets would be more handy and easy to use for many. “Most of us use a smartphone and hence using a tablet will automatically become easier than using a laptop,” he said.

BMC invites new tenders for Juhu beach clean-up
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

For first time, civic body seeks residents’ suggestions before floating tenders

Crawford Market Redevelopment Project: 130 shops restored in 1st phase
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Work on remaining 265 shops to start by December 26, say BMC officials

PWD seeks more time to treat wet waste, wants fine revoked
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The responsibility of managing daily affairs of the government buildings, including Mantralaya, lies with the PWD, which has been asked to pay the penalty and follow the rules.

Gujarat elections: Shiv Sena in fray but party minister bats for BJP
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Vijay Shivtare, who is the Sena legislator from Purandar in Maharashtra, was in Surat’s Choryasi Assembly constituency to attend the election campaign of BJP candidate Jhankhana Patel, daughter of deceased BJP legislator from the constituency Raja Patel.

Three years after order to shut down: Schools with less than 20 students continue to run
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

During the first phase, only one school (with less than 10 students) will be shut down. The remaining 54 (with less than 20 students) will be shut down in the second phase.

BMC scrambles to improve cleanliness ranking, urges people to download Swachhata app
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The Swachhata app, which aims to connect urban local bodies with people to identify and solve local waste management issues, has just 8,741 registered users although the target was for it to get 1 lakh downloads.

NGO: 50% BMC-run primary schools don’t have Class VIII
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

According to an RTE reply to the query filed by the NGO, 12,02,027 students took admission in Class I of BMC schools between academic year 2003-04 and 2009-10

Advanced technology for Sewage plants: Standing committee members cry foul over ‘diluted’ norms
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Standing committee member and BJP corporator from Andheri Abhijit Samant has written a letter to BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta over ‘diluting norms’ for treating sewage.

Rift in BMC mazdoor union: Miffed leaders, members to form separate union
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Senior union leaders and workers, who were close to Rao, alleged that they had been kept away from important affairs and decision-making.

Parents of another autistic child move Bombay HC after school detains him
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The school, well known in the western suburbs, had removed the child citing the reason that he was not fitting into the classroom environment and was demanding constant attention thus disturbing the other children.

Eight hawkers’ representatives for TVC selected through draw of lots
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The selection of hawkers’ representatives for the TVC has led to the first move towards resolving the issue.

New honey harvesting method does not kill bees, is boon for villagers
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

According to one bee keeper in Mahabaleshwar, their earnings have risen since they adopted the new method.

Matheran ropeway: Superintendent issues orders to stop soil testing work
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Matheran is a popular tourist destination in the state and the only pedestrian hill station in the country. With the ropeway project, the government aims to boost tourism further in the area.

Police constable was a doting dad to three daughters, they now want to be more like him
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Police Constable Arun Chitte was hit by a bullet fired by Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail. Nine years after the attack, his family does their best to move on.

Cash-strapped BEST: BMC blames irregularities, mismanagement for losses
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The BMC has given financial assistance to the BEST in the past. The BMC is now insisting that the BEST take steps to curb its losses.

BMC threatens to dissolve BEST committee, appoint administrator
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

For financial aid, undertaking must cut expenses, curb irregularities and implement suggestions, says BMC

Mumbai: Civic body approves interim open space policy
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Since early last year, when Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered the BMC to take back all 216 plots which had been given out on adoption basis, only 156 have been taken over by the garden department.

BMC frames new policy for dilapidated buildings
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

“The policy will protect the rights of tenants, and put an end to the practice of arbitrary declaration of buildings as dilapidated,” said a senior official of the BMC’s building proposals department.

Soon, enjoy view of queen’s necklace from Malabar Hill
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Gallery near Tambe Chowk has got heritage panel’s nod

Lifts in Mumbai buildings can now go up to rooftops: Terrace eateries to benefit most
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

After being in cold storage for over three years, the policy on allowing rooftop or open-air restaurants in the city was approved by the civic body on November 1

Deaths of 8-year-old, 6-year-old: Residents claim BMC has done little to ensure safety of children in parks, gardens
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Eight years ago, on March 20, Class IV student Prateek had gone to the park in Santacruz with his cousins when a wing and a slab of the concrete toy plane collapsed on him, killing him instantly

Waste segregation: Housing societies get BMC notice for flouting composting pit norm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

“We have issued circulars pertaining to this to all wards. In the last 10 days, notices to this effect have been issued to housing societies flouting these norms,” said BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta

Waste segregation: BMC plans to set up composting units in its market buildings
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

In June, the civic body made it mandatory for all housing societies and hotels that produce over 100 kg of waste daily or have an area of or above 20,000 sqm to start segregating garbage and compost wet waste from October 2.

No memory of his slain mother, 10-year-old wishes to find answer to terror
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

For almost five years after their mother’s death, Viraj and Anjali watched as their father took on the role of mother too.

Mumbai: Over 18,000 public toilet blocks to come up in 2018
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The BMC will form a special cell to be headed by the chief engineer (Slum Sanitation Programme) to carry out the construction of these multi-storey toilets. Wherever it is not possible to connect the toilet to sewer lines, the BMC will  build septic tanks.

Vendors threaten to stop supplies to BMC hospitals if dues not cleared by Nov 20
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The halt in supply may affect BMC-run hospitals in the long run if the payment issue is not  resolved quickly. 

Civic body appoints agencies to study reclamation impact
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

According to officials, besides the effect of the proposed reclamation, the civic body wants to understand other issues like whether cutting down trees for the Metro III and coastal road projects would lead to any ecological imbalance.

Death of ex-DD anchor: Clean chit to BMC gardens dept officials sparks outrage
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

A CCTV camera in the area caught the entire incident, and the video quickly went viral, sparking an outrage against the BMC and officials of the gardens department.

BMC multi-crore road scam: Commissioner pulls up probe team for slow progress
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

“In July, we sent showcause notices to around 270 engineers/ officers found guilty in the first and second phases of the road scam inquiry. We are giving all the engineers/officers a chance to present their side with documentary evidence,” said a senior BMC officer.  

Rewind: Cop who gave inside view of corruption in traffic police department, filed PIL
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Plea seeks probe by SIT into his allegations, next hearing on November 30.

Kolhapuri chappal eyes foreign shores, set for a makeover; Paris designer roped in for training
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The Kolhapuri chappals are handmade and the tradition of making it has been passed on to the younger generation for long.

Mumbai: Bellasis Road to be converted into ‘model road’
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

WRI India conducts road safety inspection of Lamington Road-Bellasis Road-Nagpada stretch