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Maharashtra govt proposes RCC wall along rivers in Mahad and Chiplun
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Vijay Kumar Gautam, the officer on special duty in the irrigation department, said the plan was prepared by the department six years back and was put on a back-burner then.

112 dead, 99 missing: Many areas cut off, but water receding as rainfall abates
Sun, Jul 25, 2021

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Taliye village in Mahad, where a landslide had buried homes. Forty-two bodies have been recovered from the site and 39 people are still missing.

Maharashtra rains: Death toll rises to 76, over 59 missing
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office informed that he is likely to take off from Mumbai after 1 pm to travel to the flood-affected areas of Raigad district.

Restoration work on track at Chiplun completed, Konkan Railway services resume
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Officials said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be visiting Mahad and Chiplun today only if the rains subside.

73 dead, 8 at a Covid hospital: rain batters west Maharashtra
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Among the dead were eight admitted to a Covid hospital in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, who were killed when water entered the premises.

Maharashtra: Armed forces, Coast Guard join rescue operation with helicopters, rubber boats
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The Western Naval Command in Mumbai has also mobilised flood rescue teams and helicopters based on a request received from the state government.

Navy sends seven rescue teams and helicopter to flooded regions in Maharashtra
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Additional flood rescue teams are being readied in Mumbai for immediate deployment if needed. More than 10,000 cusecs of water will be discharged from Koyna dam, said Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Jayant Patil.

Rain batters Maharashtra, triggers floods and landslides
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) mounted rescue operations through Thursday to bring to safety hundreds of people stranded due to the flooding.

12 crew rescued as cargo ship M V Kanchan sinks off Gujarat coast
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

M V Kanchan, which was on its way to Mangalore, sunk seven nautical miles west of Umargam in Gujarat after engine failure

Param Bir may face action over 2 official quarters, not paying dues of Rs 24 lakh
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Singh was appointed as the police commissioner of Thane city on March 18, 2015. Prior to that he was posted in Mumbai as additional DGP of the Special Reserve Police Force.

Uddhav ex-advisor’s flat: I-T says bought via shell firm
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

In October 2020, Ajoy Mehta bought an apartment in the Samta Cooperative Housing Society, in Mumbai’s upscale Nariman Point, for Rs 5.33 crore from Pune-based Anamitra Properties Pvt Ltd.

NOC must for work on plots above 500 sq m: Housing dept to MHADA
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

According to a circular issued by the state housing department on Monday, any project that is being taken up by the MHADA’s Slum Improvement Board through local area development fund of Parliamentarians and legislators will also need approval from the state government.

Mumbai: Overcrowded’ Arthur Road Jail to get eight new barracks
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

The State Human Rights Commission has regularly recommended that the jail be decongested. A committee appointed to look into the security features of the jail had suggested that amid ever-increasing high rises, the jail should be shifted.

32 killed as intense rain triggers landslides, leaves Mumbai flooded
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

The heavy downpour also left most parts of the city flooded, with water entering houses and damaging properties.

Mumbai: Supply hit as water enters Bhandup filtration plant
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Flood water from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) entered the Bhandup water filtration plant following which the pumps had to be switched off, Ajay Rathore, the hydraulic engineer of BMC said.

Lack of doctors & staff: Mumbai’s Rajawadi Hospital struggles with emergency services
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

The hospital had been alerted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at 4.30 am that casualties from the two big rain related incidents would be sent there.

Mumbai rains: Water supply to parts of city hit after BMC plant in Bhandup inundated
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Residents of western suburbs and the island city area are likely to get supply with less pressure and there may also be turbidity in the water, officials said.

Mumbai: Dahisar river swells, floods Sanjay Gandhi National Park office, 5 residential quarters
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Anwar Ahmed, a former director of SGNP, said a similar situation arose in 2016 and 2019 when SGNP offices were flooded and so were the quarters.

Maharashtra govt seeks Rs 203 crore from Centre as relief for Tauktae
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

The state has distributed Rs 170 crore aid to all those affected by the cyclone. The request was sent to the Centre 10 days ago.

Maharashtra: Trainer aircraft crashes during sortie in Jalgaon, pilot dead
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

The DGCA, meanwhile, has initiated an inquiry and teams have been sent to investigate the crash, DGCA director general Arun Kumar said.

BMC floats Rs 16.45-cr tender to clear Powai lake off hyacinths
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

The plant covers the surface of the waterbody, making it difficult for sunrays to reach the aquatic life, thus draining oxygen from the water bodies and resulting in the deaths of fishes and other aquatic animals.

PWD planning to convert sea-facing plot meant for public park into garden for MLAs
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

The new hostel is coming up on the plot where the old Manora hostel once stood. It has been demolished to make way for the new building.

Puratan bungalow to make way for 14-storey building to house MoS
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

On account of this scramble for official homes, the IAS Officers' Association had sought a building for serving bureaucrats at the Puratan site, to match Nilima – the building next door for senior police officers.

Govt officials can’t write annual reports of staffers related to them
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Officials said in that even though the practice goes against the rules, there have been instances of people writing the ACR for their spouses or other relatives.

After protests, Raigad district cancels rule of undergoing Covid test before vaccination
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

“There are no guidelines from the Centre asking for RT-PCR or RAT reports before vaccination. Hence, I have asked the Raigad authorities to remove it,” state health director Dr Archana Patil told The Indian Express.

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