The results came as a big setback for the Sena, which was hoping to win between 45 and 54 seats. The Sena had started preparations for the polls months ago with the induction of sitting corporators and leaders from the Congress, NCP and BJP.
Around 26 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1.30 pm. However, the turnout increased in the second half, touching a total of 47 per cent. In 2012, the turnout was 46.99 per cent. The results will be declared on Monday
“What action has been taken after the Gorakhpur tragedy? The BJP said strict action (would be taken) but there has been no action so far. It seems it will take action after the death of some more children,” he said.
Talking about her agenda for the polls, Shehnaz said she wants the twin-city to be declared drug-free, ensure 24-hour water supply and spread awareness about women’s rights.
Mendonca active in area as politician for over three decades.
In the 2012 polls, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party with 29 seats.It was followed by the NCP with 27 seats. The Congress and the Sena had won 19 and 14 seats, respectively. The other seats had been bagged by Independants and other parties.
Lakhs of Marathas participated in the demonstration, wearing saffron caps or turbans, waving huge saffron flags and sporting badges and stoles emblazoned with Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji.
A group of villagers from Kopardi, where a minor Maratha girl was raped and murdered last year setting off series of protests, took part in the rally on Wednesday.
For Mira Bhayandar civic polls, the Shiv Sena is going all out to woo the Gujarati community. Some senior leaders of the party have started giving speeches in Gujarati to connect with the community during the poll campaign.
More than 50,000 already in Mumbai; thousands of vehicles en route from across state; this is 58th silent protest by the Maratha community seeking reservation in jobs and higher education
Party leaders said interested candidates were told one month in advance to learn Marathi. Around 350 aspirants took the written test held recently. “Mira Bhayander area has a non-Marathi population of about 60 per cent.
Civic officials said the move is aimed at increasing the safety of penguins and reducing human interventions in the activities at the penguin enclosure.
Commercial PAPs are those who stand to lose their business establishments on the ground floor due to a development or infrastructure project. They are entitled to an alternative location for their business.
He has also been given additional charge as director of ESP. In the SWD department, Vidyadhar Khandkar, a deputy engineer, was appointed the chief engineer. All three officers took charge of their new postings on Wednesday, said an official.
On Monday, The Indian Express reported about the civic body’s proposal to widen around 80 roads less than 9 metre wide to 9 metre in the island city.
In July 2015, former Mumbai mayor Sunil Prabhu had written to the CM, demanding that the road be named after Bal Thackeray.
Civic officials said the roads department had proposed widening of roads less than 9 metres to 9 metres in the island city. It has submitted a list of around 80 names to the Heritage committee for a no-objection certificate, as some of the roads and structures abutting them fall under the heritage precinct.
Proposal will now be sent to state govt for amendment to Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888
The BMC also intends to complete several works by the end of July to mark the anniversary. Officials said the BMC headquarters building will complete 124 years on July 31.
According to the civic body’s data, the building and proposals department received 208 proposals for seeking OCs from April 1, 2017, to June 29, 2017.
According to police authorities, 30 beat marshals with 15 motorbikes patrol the urban areas of the Vasai division. However, this strength is insufficient, burdening the marshals with workload.
Senior officials said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is considering setting up parking lots or interstate bus terminal at the octroi nakas.
Three years after it decided to process files electronically, BMC has now asked all the heads of departments to send proposals to the municipal secretary’s office only through e-office.
The badges will bear messages such as keep your city clean, don’t defecate in the open, don’t throw garbage on roads, etc, said an official.
"The tree transplantation technology used in Singapore is recognised globally and has a high survival rate. We want to increase the survival rate of trees transplanted in Mumbai from 70 per cent to 90 per cent," an official said. The machine costs almost Rs 15 crore.
Following the second and final inquiry report in the scam, the departmental inquiry will now pave the way for action against those involved.
The BJP fought with Republican Party of India (Athawale), while the PWP had a tie-up with the Congress and the NCP.
"The selfie point is constructed inside Udyan’s precincts which leads to clamouring and ruckus by the visitors," an animal welfare NGO said.
The BJP is hoping to make inroads here on the back of its victories in local body polls across the state.
Officials said Mira Bhayandar municipality is supposed to get 100 million litre a day (mld) from Barvi dam after its height is raised.
This is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.
The is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.
Besides, the civic body has been creating awareness campaigns through street plays, folk artists, powada among others.
Raiyani, in his petition, stated that no memorial of any leader can be allowed in government bungalows.
After Mayor Meenakshi Shinde read out the names of the co-opted corporators at the general body meeting last week, Jaiswal wrote to Shinde objecting to the names and stating that the selection process had been completed without his recommendations.
Despite the BJP’s keenness on forming an alliance with the Sena, the Sena chose to maintain silence on it till Saturday, the last day of filing nominations.