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Mumbai: Water cuts to continue till 2016 due to poor monsoon
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

According to civic officials, the city requires supply for 304 days in the beginning of October to continue with normal supply until the end of July 2016.

Lalbaug mandal slapped Rs 3.36-lakh fine for ‘creating’ 168 potholes
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

According to the letter, BMC had imposed a fine of Rs 23.56 lakh on the mandal in 2012.

Civic body may seek extension of deadline to shut dump yards
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Mooted in 2012, the BMC’s plans for setting up a waste-to-energy plant has been facing constant bureaucratic delays.

Sex education in Mumbai civic schools from next academic year
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The module will help create awareness among adolescents about HIV, AIDS and other sexually contracted diseases.

Mumbai: 62% not aware of e-waste, reveals survey by students
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

E-waste refers to discarded electronic devices. The students conducted the research as a part of their special course module in semester-III.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations- Message of this Ganesh mandal: do not drink
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The Yuvak Utkarsh Mandal has created a nine-minute skit using miniature figures asking people to avoid liquor. The pandal is set up near gate number six in Malvani, Malad.

Keshavji Naik Chawl in Girgaum: Mumbai’s oldest Ganpati pandal sticks to tradition of quiet celebration
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Shree Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Sanstha uses no loudspeakers, no dhol-tasha, has been ordering idol from the same sculptor family for last 4 generations.

Desilting scam: 11 engineers among 14 suspended by BMC
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had ordered an inquiry following massive floods on June 18-19 earlier this year.

Civic body banks on Ganesh mandals to spread ‘save water’ message
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

To help citizens register water complaints, the civic body has also shared helpline numbers for the island city, eastern and western suburbs.

Mumbai: Grant Road sculptor uses old newspapers to create eco-friendly idols
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

For the last 12 years, Patkar has been making Ganesh idols using old newspapers. He creates about 90 idols every year, with sizes varying from 1 foot to 14 feet.

No water cut on first and last days of Ganesh Chaturthi: BMC
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The orders were issued after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leaders demanded that the water cut be revoked for the two days.

Kalbadevicha Raja to root for organ donation this year
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Amare also said that since the time of the mandal’s inception in 2010, it has been taking up social causes to create awareness among people.

Rains over the weekend add over 200 potholes to Mumbai roads
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

According to data, till September 9, the website had recorded 4,587 complaints, of which 4,358 were cases were attended to.

BMC wakes up to groundwater ‘crisis’
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

On the back of a poor monsoon this year, the BMC is set to conduct a pilot study on the “effect of excess groundwater withdrawal.

Day after Sena calls ban religious fanaticism, BMC lifts its two-day meat ban in Mumbai
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

During hearing of the petition, the Bombay high court today criticised the civic body and government's decision and said such restrictions cannot be imposed in a city like Mumbai.

Meat Ban: Emperor Akbar had done it too
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

How city’s Paryushan meat ban came to be.

Why Mumbai will be denied mutton, chicken for 4 days
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

The temporary meat ban, which has been in place since 1964 as a mark of respect to a Jain festival, has now pitted Marathi parties against the ruling BJP.

Mumbai: Civic body cracks whip on unauthorised water connections
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The civic body has imposed a 20 per cent water cut for residential properties and a 50 per cent water cut for commercial properties owing to poor rainfall this monsoon.

Santhara: Glorified suicide or essential practice?
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Glorified suicide or essential practice? Family pressure or personal choice? Cruel end or dignified ending? With the Jain practice of santhara caught in legal row, Manasi Phadke & Tanushree Venatraman try to find out.

‘Irregularities’ in desilting drive: 30 civic officials, 32 contractors under BMC scanner
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The municipal commissioner has appointed additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh to fix responsibility within a week.

Dumping grounds: Will shut only Mulund dump yard, says BMC
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Invites fresh tenders for waste-to-energy plant at Deonar dumping ground.

Desilting work shoddy, BMC to withhold payment of contractors
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

The report also suggests penalising the contractors for shoddy work, a source said.

Massive crackdown in Kalbadevi, 970 units served show-cause notice
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Several units served prosecution notice, additional and alterations demolished in the vicinity.

Building collapse: After 2 disasters in a month, NDRF to get a base in Thane
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Meanwhile, a site has also been identified to establish a permanent base for the NDRF in Mumbai.

BMC to list hawking zones in its revised Development Plan
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Recent surveys have revealed that there are at least one lakh hawkers in the city.

Municipal Elections: Political parties out to woo slum-dwellers
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The ruling alliance in BMC recently held discussions on granting permissions to slum dwellers across Mumbai, to increase the height of their houses.

Mumabi gets 90-metre snorkel to combat highrise fires
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The decision to purchase the aerial ladder was taken in 2012, but the process got delayed owing to negotiations with Bronto, a Finland-based company that manufactures it.

‘They may not agree with my opinions, but it is important to voice them’
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

The NGO has trained youngsters from marginalised sections to conduct study on topics that “affect their life”.

LED Lights on Marine Drive: Restoration of yellow lights to take one month, says EESL
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Earlier, the HC had asked the BMC commissioner to see if yellow sodium vapour lamps could be installed on Marine Drive before August 15.

19 firms come forward to re-check coastal road plan, pre-bids today
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

According to the officials, the review consultant should have experience in at at least two countries.

Kanjurmarg dumping ground: Civic body seeks MPCB permission to increase waste intake capacity
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The move, officials say, will provide much-needed relief to the Mulund and Deonar dumping grounds.

TISS: Students get a feel of difficulties physically challenged face every day
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

As part of ‘Challenging challenges: disability sensitization workshop’, activities were organised to dispel myths about visual, hearing, physical and speech impairment.

BMC seeks 6 months to revise Development Plant
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

In April, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had asked BMC to revise the earlier blueprint which had received criticism from citizens.

Bandra malls excluded from inspection, alleges Congress corporator
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Following a major fire in Bandra’s Kenilsworth mall in July, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had ordered a joint-safety inspection of all malls, shopping complexes in the city.

Revised development plan to include heritage list, says BMC
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Almost 70 per cent of the heritage structures in the city were left out of BMC’s 20-year vision for Mumbai, announced in February.

Flouting norms: BMC serves notices to 15 pvt hospitals
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

The BMC notices have picked separate violations for prominent hospitals who now have to answer the civic body,