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Unlock: Mumbai moves to Level 2, but BMC says no relaxation in curbs for 2 weeks

June 12, 2021 10:46 am

The Maharashtra government on Friday issued the first of its weekly updates on each district’s positivity rates and oxygen bed occupancy – the two parameters on which the new system of graded unlockdown from levels 1 to 5 is determined.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation steps up drive against mosquito breeding

June 11, 2021 6:25 am

In 2020, Mumbai’s malaria case tally crossed 11,000, up from 8,868 cases in 2019.

Why BMC vaccine centres were shut when pvt hospitals had doses in lakhs

June 11, 2021 2:45 pm

Under the earlier vaccine policy when states and private players were allowed to buy 25 per cent each of the vaccine output directly from manufacturers, Maharashtra had procured 25.10 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses in May.

Consider weekly vaccine slots for Mumbai, other cities: Bombay HC to state

June 10, 2021 2:02 am

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was hearing a PIL filed by Yogeeta Vanzara, through advocate Jamsheed Master, raising several issues related to CoWin and seeking orderly administration of jabs.

Just like every year, Hindmata, Gandhi Market witness heavy waterlogging

June 09, 2021 11:04 pm

While the topography of the two areas has been blamed for rainwater accumulation over the years, last year, the BMC undertook an ambitious project to construct two underground water tanks at Pramod Mahajan Park in Dadar West and St Xavier Ground in Parel to provide a catchment where the floodwater from Hindmata could be stored during heavy rainfall.

Bombay High Court praises ‘near to door’ vaccine plan, says more needs to be done

June 09, 2021 2:07 am

Through an affidavit filed Monday, the centre government informed the HC that the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), has recommended “near to door/home” vaccination centres will be more appropriate than “door-to-door” drives for the elderly and disabled persons.

Mumbai: Case against doctor for preparing fake delivery documents to aid illegal ‘adoption’ of infant

June 08, 2021 11:31 pm

No arrests yet, police looking into possible child trafficking racket

Resources diverted in pandemic, BMC took longer to address civic complaints in 2020-21: Report

June 08, 2021 11:00 pm

The civic body took an average of 39 days to resolve complaints of citizens over the last one year, according to the Praja Foundation Report on Status of Civic Issues released on Tuesday.

Iqbal Singh Chahal holds review meet, urges better coordination among agencies during monsoon

June 08, 2021 10:41 pm

The BMC officials told Iqbal Singh Chahal it has exceeded the desilting work set for this year and removed 3.24 lakh metric tonne silt from major nullahs under the pre-monsoon desilting work.

Government transfers BMC additional commissioner

June 08, 2021 2:12 am

Jaiswal, an IAS officer of 1996 batch was appointed as the civic body’s additional commissioner in May last year and had a tenure of only 13 months.


Make in India fire: BMC blames organisers of 'gross negligence'

February 24, 2016 3:34 pm

Mumbai, Feb 24 (ANI): The Mumbai Fire Brigade on Wednesday submitted an investigation report on a fire which occurred during the 'Make in India' programme last week to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in which it has accused the organizers of the event of 'gross negligence'. Pratap Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade, said that report was prepared by analyzing accounts of several witnesses and circumstantial evidence. He said that they have opened the report for the public. We studied circumstantial evidence and witness accounts. Rahangdale added that he was also one of the witnesses, as I was the first one to use extinguisher there. By studying all that we arrived at the chain of events leading to fire and prepared a final report.