Vishwas Waghmode


Mira Bhayander polls: BJP increases tally to 61, Shiv Sena suffers setback
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

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.

Mira Bhayander polls: 47 per cent turnout amid incessant rain, results today
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

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

BJP has money to buy votes but not oxygen, says Uddhav Thackeray
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“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.

Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation elections: 23-year-old poorest candidate with total assets worth Rs 1,092
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

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.

Mira Bhayander civic polls: Shiv Sena pins hopes on tainted former NCP MLA
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Mendonca active in area as politician for over three decades.

Parties gear up for civic polls, focus on good governance, metro lines and water supply in Mumbai
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

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.

Maratha Kranti Morcha: South Mumbai halts for 3 lakh marchers
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

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.

Maratha Kranti Mook Morcha: Among the attendees, a group from Kopardi village
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

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.

Ahead of Mira Bhayandar civic elections, Shiv Sena woos Gujaratis
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

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.

One year of Maratha morchas: Lakhs to join last silent march today
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

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

Mira Bhayander civic polls: Congress puts candidates to Marathi test
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

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.

Byculla Zoo: Integrated system to monitor temperature at penguin enclosure
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

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: Space-starved BMC to offer monetary aid
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

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.

Heads of roads, SWD depts transferred
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

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.

Sena, residents oppose plan to widen roads
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

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.

Shiv Sena: Name coastal road after Chhatrapati Shivaji
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

In July 2015, former Mumbai mayor Sunil Prabhu had written to the CM, demanding that the road be named after Bal Thackeray.

Mumbai Heritage panel nod sought to widen roads in Dadar colonies
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

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.

Property tax waiver gets BMC general body nod
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Proposal will now be sent to state govt for amendment to Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888

On August 1, BMC headquarters to light up to mark 124 years
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

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.

RERA: BMC gets 208 proposals for OCs during April-June
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

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.

Beat marshals’ bikes in Vasai, Virar to get Global Positioning System
Thu, Jun 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.

After scrapping of octroi, staff to be absorbed by BMC
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Senior officials said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is considering setting up parking lots or interstate bus terminal at the octroi nakas.

BMC implements e-office to process files electronically
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

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.

Civic employees to wear LED badges with cleanliness messages
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

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.

Transplantation of trees: BMC may bring in machine from Singapore to boost success rate
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

"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.

Road Repair Scam: Mehta orders departmental probe against civic engineers
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Following the second and final inquiry report in the scam, the departmental inquiry will now pave the way for action against those involved.

Maharashtra local body elections: BJP takes Panvel, PWP alleges EVM tampering
Sat, May 27, 2017

The BJP fought with Republican Party of India (Athawale), while the PWP had a tie-up with the Congress and the NCP.

Mumbai: CZA notice to BMC over selfie points, ice-cream shop in zoo
Fri, May 26, 2017

"The selfie point is constructed inside Udyan’s precincts which leads to clamouring and ruckus by the visitors," an animal welfare NGO said.

High turnout in Panvel, Bhiwandi-Nizampur polls
Thu, May 25, 2017

The BJP is hoping to make inroads here on the back of its victories in local body polls across the state.

Mira Bhayandar: About 2 months ahead of civic body polls, resolution promising water for all passed
Thu, May 25, 2017

Officials said Mira Bhayandar municipality is supposed to get 100 million litre a day (mld) from Barvi dam after its height is raised.

Panvel civic polls: 34 per cent voting till 1:30 pm
Wed, May 24, 2017

This is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.

Panvel civic polls: BJP eyes big gains in PWP-NCP bastion, hopes to win 60 seats
Wed, May 24, 2017

The is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.

Panvel civic body banks on Baahubali to boost turnout
Tue, May 23, 2017

Besides, the civic body has been creating awareness campaigns through street plays, folk artists, powada among others.

Bal Thackeray memorial likely to face legal hurdles
Sun, May 14, 2017

Raiyani, in his petition, stated that no memorial of any leader can be allowed in government bungalows.

Thane Municipal Corporation: Commissioner, Mayor at loggerheads over names of five co-opted corporators
Thu, May 11, 2017

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.

Panvel civic polls: Shiv Sena, BJP and PWP to fight it out in first elections
Sun, May 07, 2017

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.