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Amrita Nayak Dutta

  • DY Patil medical college sends defamation notice to BJP corporator

    About a month after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a notice to a Navi Mumbai medical college, terminating the agreement between the two—the reason being given that the college had repeatedly failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement—the college has sent a...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:20am
  • Dengue cases go down with dipping mercury

    While Congress corporator Devendra Amberkar, in the general body meeting of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday, alleged that the civic body is not doing its best to combat dengue, BMC authorities have begged to differ. According to them, the number of suspected dengue cases has...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • Heroes of 26/11- They fought blazes and saved lives, but were forgotten soon

    They didn’t even flinch once as they grabbed their gear and rushed to douse fire amid an intense gun battle between the teams of Mumbai police and National Security Guards, and 10 Pakistani terrorists on the night of November 26, 2008. As many as 381 firemen spent over 72 hours days in batches to...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 7:15am
  • BMC's disaster management cell no different from a call centre

    Six years have passed since the 26/11 carnage, but the city's disaster management body under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has seen little improvement. Despite being the sole body for dealing with natural or man-made disasters – chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear – and their...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • BMC doing its bit against a CRBN attack: Sitaram Kunte

    A CBRN threat can cause mass destruction, natural or synthesised, through chemical agents, biological disaster, radioactive isotopes or nuclear bombs. To protect Mumbai’s citizens and its nuclear facility from such attacks, the BMC had planned to prepare a comprehensive plan worth Rs1,000 crore...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 5:20am
  • BMC develops prime plot in Mumbai Central

    For the past two years, a plot measuring 1,700 sq metre in the prime Mumbai Central area was lying undeveloped. In fact, it was an eyesore for the locals, since it was filled with muck and haphazardly-grown shrubs. However, now, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken heed of their...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Urban kids have their first brush with long-lost traditional games

    Generally, waking up the average 10-year-old on a Sunday morning can only be described as a herculean task. However, as many as 240 children from various parts of the city were willing participants at an event held at SNDT Women's University.

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 6:31am
  • BMC, railways play blame game over cow corpse

    A corpse of a cow has been lying on the railway tracks of Bandra station since Saturday evening, but neither the railways nor the BMC has carried it away. On the contrary, each one of them has passed the buck on the other of clearing it. According to Shraddha Shelar of NGO Apes and Reptile Rescue...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • India still not open to adopting children with special needs

    Even as the world celebrates the National Adoption Week between November 14 and 21, it has once again, thrown light on the grim reality of India's obsession over fair and 'perfect' children. Most couples prefer waiting to adopt a child of their choice – at times, one who looks like either parent –...

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 6:10am
  • BMC compiles list to be sent to Maharashtra government for RTS Act

    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had recently emphasised that his first priority would be to bring a Right to Services Act on the lines of Madhya Pradesh, which offers legal recourse to citizens if they don't get services offered by government agencies within a stipulated period. BMC seems to have...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am