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Dharavi slum redevelopment project: Bidding to open today

Global tenders for the Rs 26,000-crore project were floated on November 23, 2018 for the Dharavi redevelopment project, which had been in the pipeline since 2004 but had not seen the light of the day for want of a developer.

Female quotient: Mumbai Police dog squad to get 12 woman constables as handlers

The Crime Branch has a special dog squad, comprising three dogs and six handlers, that is dispatched only to crime scenes across the city.

Mumbai: Two new trains to woo north Indian voters

Speaking at a rally in Rae Bareli on December 16 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised a new train for commuters who travel between Mumbai and Rae Bareli.

Mumbai: Murder convict who jumped furlough in 2006 held; was living in city under fake ID

Kishor Gaikwad (45) had allegedly changed his name to Kishor Mhatre and was living in a village in Thane. He was even arrested on January 10 by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), police said, but no one recognised him and Gaikwad got bail.

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs 50 cr on repair of 44 bridges

In 2018, following the Gokhale bridge collapse, the BMC undertook an audit of 296 bridges. The audit showed that 18 bridges, including 8 FOBs, needed urgent demolition and reconstruction.

‘We have shown very little interest in our maritime past’

A former professor of Ancient Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Ray pointed out that a city like Mumbai should have a maritime museum. “We have a huge coastline but how many maritime museums do we have in the country? Shouldn’t Mumbai have at least a major maritime museum?"

Mumbai: Children take lead to make Mankhurd safe, ‘it is our right to speak up for our rights’

Tuesday ended YUVA’s five-year engagement in Lallubhai Compound, a Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) colony consisting 70 towers to house families displaced from across Mumbai to make way for urban transport projects.

BEST workers say strike to go on after HC asks them to decide on withdrawal of stir

Under the banner of BEST Kamgaar Samyukta Kriti Samiti, several workers’ unions related to the undertaking — including the BEST workers’ union — have been participating in the strike that had started on January 7 midnight.

BEST strike: 10-step increment suggestion not acceptable, says workers’ union general secretary

As measures to revive the cash-strapped BEST, the BMC and the BEST had suggested route rationalisation, stopping pay hikes and allowances to its staff and wet leasing of buses.

Mumbai: 21-year-old student duped of Rs 5.8 lakh by cyber frauds

Saiteja Gundeti, in his statement to the police, said he received an email around 3.45pm on September 30, 2015, from an unknown email address. The mail stated that he had won a lottery in the UK, a sum of Rs 3 crore along with a laptop and a mobile phone.

Mumbai: BMC starts Rs 2-crore campaign to improve Swachh survey ranking

To seek feedback from people on waste management.

Agri-tech farming plan to cope with climate challenges: Devendra Fadnavis

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the plan and said it would guide farmers from sowing to harvest. It is a significant move to override the challenges posed by changes in climate and recurring droughts in state, he added.