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RTO writes to civic body about ‘illegal’ red beacon atop Mumbai mayor’s car
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The Tardeo Regional Transport Office, where the new car for the mayor was registered on October 4, said they have written to all government departments about the amendment in the rule on red beacons

Delayed by two years, BMC’s tree census in final lap: 26.36 lakh trees at last count
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Census data to be uploaded on civic body’s website for easy access

BJP corporator gets rat in cage at BMC meet
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

In her report, Kundan said around 462 rat entry points were identified and closed in 2016. Rat traps were placed in all the wards. Every day, 15-20 rats are caught. Rat holes and burrows identified in the hospital premises were closed permanently.

Bhandup bypoll: BJP beats Shiv Sena to wrest Congress seat
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

In the 227-ward civic body, BJP with 82 seats inches closer to Shiv Sena’s 84

Space shortage to rehabilitate PAPs; 20 market buildings of BMC rented to departments
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

The recent data of the BMC’s Markets department has revealed that of the 91 markets across the city meant to rehabilitate commercial PAPs, 20 were being used by other agencies as their respective offices.

BMC initiative under criticism: Tablets elude Class IX students of civic schools
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

It has been over four months since schools reopened after summer break, but Class IX students have been forced to revert to carrying large school bags and multiple textbooks.

Short-staffed, cannot check all properties in a year: BMC officials
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Earlier this month, senior civic officials decided to conduct a lottery instead, they added.  Meanwhile, employees said the reshuffle was uncalled for as the property tax wing was already short-staffed and overburdened.

Mosquito Breeding: BMC moves court against 637 premises
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The BMC has collected Rs 22 lakh in fines from 11,237 households and commercial structures that were found to have not prevented mosquito breeding on the premises.

BMC online property tax collection: Software glitches lead to complaints, Rs 7,000 crore locked up in disputes
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

After the civic body migrated from the rateable value-based system to the more scientific system based on capital values of properties, tax revenue to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore is locked in disputes and litigation.

BMC changes rehabilitation policy, to compensate commercial project-affected people financially
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ranjit Dhakane, said, “Most of the PAPs especially owners of commercial structures are not willing to move from their original location to alternative places offered. They often complain loss in business.”

Schools run by Civic body: Congress, NCP criticise BMC for ‘poor quality’ supplies
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

In 2015, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had mooted the direct cash transfer option after the civic body repeatedly failed to provide the 27 free items before the beginning of the academic year.

Getting in and out of trains to sell bracelets at 86: ‘It’s my lifeline’
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Kamalaben Mehta is often seen saying this to woman passengers in local trains. At age 86, Mehta prefers to work than stay at home. For the last six decades, the octogenarian has been boarding trains between Vile Parle and Nallasopara in the afternoon, selling beaded bracelets.

Underground parking: BMC to appoint consultant to conduct feasibility study
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Civic body proposes architect Hafeez Contractor’s name

Archaeological relics mistaken for deities: researchers
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The six teams of archaeologists said that misconception and misidentification of ancient stone figures, structures, relics and antiquities among locals was a common and recurring feature of their findings.

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death: BMC report blames six for opening manhole
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

According to BMC officials, most locals of the area where the incident took place spoke to news channels but refused to give an official statement to BMC officials.

1.59 lakh buildings to get BMC notices for structural audit
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

A structural audit is mandatory for any building which is more than 30 years old.

Rain fails to take sheen off Navratri
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Show must go on, say singers, artistes and Garba enthusiasts

Wiser after August 29 deluge: Shantidwar society residents park cars on high ground
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

In the August 29 flooding, areas like Shantivan, Shantidwar and Shrikrishna complex in Borivali east were under eight feet-deep water

Bandra church space reserved for playground, trust protests
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

‘Discrepancies’ in the Development Plan (DP) reservations continue to haunt many. This time, the trust of the Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra, a grade II heritage structure, has complained that the iconic staircase of the church and an open space outside have been reserved as playground and recreation ground in the DP 2034. The church […]

Thousands of fish die in lake, wash ashore near Trimbakeshwar shrine
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Shrine trustees, suspecting overfeeding of bread by tourists and pollution to be the reason for the fish dying, have given a written complaint to the local police.

Renovated at Rs 28 crore, Kalidas Natyamandir yet to stage shows
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

BMC-Brihanmumbai Krida and Lalitkala Pratishthan tussle stalls reopening

Conserving heritage: Neglected, cannons across forts in state to be mapped, preserved
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Data related to cannons, their typography and geographical positions at Padmadurg, Murud-Janjira and Daulatabad has already been compiled

After Salsette Project, Archaeologists demand ‘Museum of History of Bombay’
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Supervised by the Centre of Extra Mutual Studies (CEMS), Mumbai University, and Sathaye College, a first-ever systematic and extensive exploration drive was conducted in the Salsette region by five teams

Antarchakshu 2017 to focus on autism, learning disabilities
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Aiming to sensitise people, ‘Antarchakshu — The Eye Within’, an annual event organised by the Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC), St Xavier’s College, will focus on autism and learning disabilities this year.

Ryan schools across Mumbai step up security
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The murder and the criticism have now prompted the administration across Ryan Group of Schools in Mumbai to beef up safety measures.

Less than a fortnight after Hussaini Manzil Collapse: Residents of vacated buildings are back
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The tribunal had declared both properties illegally acquired and approved their takeover under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of property) Act (SAFEMA), 1976.

Tax rebate proposed once again for societies adopting green measures in Mumbai
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Vile Parle corporator Abhijeet Samant has proposed the rebate for societies practising rain water harvesting or waste segregation. The civic body has claimed that the process of framing a policy to provide such incentives is underway.

This man has a solution to open manholes
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Kadam is now planning to add two new protection features to the grid cover he had made. He feels that steps need to be taken to prevent iron grid covers from being stolen, as they have a resale value.

Mixing debris with waste: BMC files complaints against 7 garbage contractors
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

According to additional commissioner, Vijay Singhal, the civic body had received information about several dumpers bringing in solid waste with debris or construction waste to show increased weight of garbage.

Probe ordered into doctor’s death
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

A one-man inquiry committee of Additional Commissioner (eastern suburbs) Vijay Singhal will probe the incident. The inquiry report is expected to be submitted within 15 days.

Outrage after 2 fall in open manholes, die; BMC claims it did not open manhole
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said, “Many manhole covers were opened illegally by anxious people. Whenever the BMC opens a cover, signs are put up to show there’s danger.”

Residents watch as Dahisar river washes away cars
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Deputy Municipal Commissioner and in-charge of the BMC’s disaster control room, Sudhir Naik, said the Mithi and Dahisar rivers overflowed once on Tuesday afternoon.

Mumbai rains: More water enters Asiatic Society Central Library building
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

On Monday, following heavy downpour, water was seen seeping in from the roof to the walls and dripping on to electric boards forcing the library administration to temporarily shut down electricity in few of their rooms to prevent short-circuit. Water also got collected on the wooden floors of the library.

Downpour in Mumbai: Rain water enters Asiatic Society Central Library building
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Rain water was seen seeping through the roof onto the walls and dripping on electrical boards, forcing the library administration to disconnect power in some of the rooms to prevent short-circuit. Water collected on the wooden floor of the library.

Jain group condemns Sanjay Raut’s remarks, says will reply after Paryushan
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to residents, the monk in nearly all his sermons urged the community to use the polls to build pressure on their representatives to help shut slaughter houses on certain days of the year. He also asked Jains to vote for a “meat-free society”.

NCP corporator seeks quality checks on mid-day meals in BMC-run schools
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Khan even carried samples of mid-day meal served at one of the BMC schools at Kurla to the meeting. The samples have been sent for testing at a laboratory.