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IIT-B study: Mumbai’s urban footprint is growing faster than city’s population

Done using satellite images, the study says that the decline in population density of the urban areas is at the expense of cultivated lands, forests and water bodies.

Mumbai: Kopar bridge closure inspires rap song

The closure of this bridge is expected to compound traffic woes since the Patri bridge was shut over a year ago, residents claim.

Maharashtra govt sanctions Rs 138 crore for new police commissionerate in Mira-Bhayander-Vasai-Virar area

The government estimates that the present population of the municipal corporation is 44.66 lakh, up from 20.46 lakh in 2011.

Dipped into reserves to help clear BEST debt, says BMC

While the BEST has already made the payment, the issue had come up for post-approval in the Standing Committee Monday.

Mumbai: Five new AC minibuses join BEST fleet

The buses were part of the Rs 1200-crore financial revival package BEST received from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Experts from Japan to help Maharashtra govt tackle floods: CM Fadnavis

An eight-member team of experts from Japan have already conducted a study of the flood-hit Sangli, Kolhapur and Karad districts in western Maharashtra.

Mumbai: ANC links fugitive drug supplier to seizure of controlled substance valued at Rs 1,000 crore

Rajput’s alleged links to the seizure were established after the police last week arrested a fifth man wanted in the case.

FIR against Ganesh Mandal after four suffer electric shock during immersion in Mumbai

On Friday, a drenched bamboo pole, used to lower the Ganesh idol into water, accidentally touched a high-tension wire, injuring four people.

BMC appoints consultant for Gargai project

Last week, a proposal to appoint a consultant was passed in the Standing Committee.

‘Aarey a jewel in Mumbai, no other city has such biodiversity inside its limits’: Environmentalist Stalin D

While Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has said that Aarey is the only option for constructing a car-shed, environmentalists crusading against building the facility say it is a matter of will.

Mumbai Confidential: Comeback Man?

Sriniwas Patil is a two-time MP from the erstwhile Karad Lok Sabha constituency, parts of which were delimited to the Satara Lok Sabha constituency in 2009.

At 899.5 mm, Mumbai records third highest Sept rainfall

The IMD has also forecast heavy rainfall for Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, and light rainfall for Vidharbha region from September 18 evening.