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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.

Fuel prices: Mumbai Cong leaders protest on bullock cart, it breaks
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Protests by the Congress against fuel prices will be held across the state until July 18.

Former BMC chief K Nalinakshan dies from severe burns
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Nalinakshan sustained severe burns after his dhoti caught fire while performing pooja on Wednesday morning.

Mumbai airport registers 60% increase in passenger traffic in June as compared to May
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

A spokesperson called it a "tip of the hat to CSMIA’s efforts…as well as passenger confidence" in the protocols and safety procedures adopted by the airport.

Adani Electricity to cut off power supply of Siddharth Colony residents who have not paid bills since 2019
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

With nearly 700 consumers not paying their bills for over two years, the overdue amount has soared to Rs 2.5 crore.

Ex-Congress leader Kripashankar Singh to join BJP today
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

The BJP had earlier targeted Singh, who had been linked to several cases of corruption as well as allegations of holding assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

Mhaisekar is Maharashtra’s new acting medical education director
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

Deelip Mhaisekar’s twin brother Deepak Mhaisekar is an advisor to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and was the Pune divisional commissioner until last year.

‘Conservation education work will take place on 800-acre Aarey land’
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

Nitin Kakodkar, former principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), who retired on June 30, talks to Yogesh Naik about the measures taken during his tenure to protest wildlife in Maharashtra and the challenges the state faces in avoiding man-animal conflict.

BMC to hire retired doctors for three years
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The plan, approved by BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, has been drawn up by Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani.

Mumbai: Final notification for rehabilitation of slum-dwellers living along airport issued
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

The first notice in this regard was issued in 2014. Now, after taking control of the airport, the Adani Group has given its consent to the state government to issue the final notification. Bhushan Gagrani, Principal Secretary (urban development-1) confirmed that the notification has been issued.

Maharashtra Govt re-categorises Manora MLA hostel as residential quarters, eligible for higher FSI
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

The state urban development department sanctioned an FSI of 4 for the project. Benefits of a quarter under regulation 33 (3) (A) (1) will now be applicable to the hostel.

Maharashtra: Former BMC chief quits state post hours after appointment, joins Centre’s NCBC
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

In his new role, Praveen Pardeshi will coordinate with and supervise all the government offices and training institutes to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Centre’s plans and create shared resources.

Not in consonance with CRZ laws, MCZMA stalls Aksa Beach redevelopment plan
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Under the proposal, which had come up before the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) earlier in the month, the MMB had proposed to repair bunds, reconstruct pathway, construct parapet wall and provide solar lights for a stretch of 300 metres.

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