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Amrita Nayak Dutta

  • Netas all for reinstating suspended midday meal contractors, show letters to BMC

    It's evident now. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities are subjected to strong political pressure that prompts them to reinstate contractors suspended for supplying unhygienic, poor quality meals to civic schools, preventing officials from blacklisting them.

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 7:05am
  • Sena corporator's survey: 98% feel Byculla zoo enclosures are too small

    A whopping 98 per cent of 3,600 people who participated in a survey recently carried out by a Shiv Sena corporator feel that the Byculla Zoo's enclosures are way too small for the animals they house, while 86 per cent of them feel that the cages are not maintained well.

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 5:12am
  • BMC reinstates contractor who served midday meal with worms, glass

    Is BMC bowing to political pressure at the risk of jeopardising the health and safety of little children?

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 6:55am
  • Dead rats found in midday meal at Chembur school

    Last year it was worms. This year it's rodents. The state's midday meal scheme hit a new low on Thursday when two dead rats were found in khichdi (porridge of rice and pulses) served at a Chembur civic school. Ironically, this scheme was part of the BMC's initiative to lure more...

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 6:50am
  • 29-year-old loses baby at KEM, blames doctors' delay

    An expectant mother had to lose her baby due to the alleged negligence of civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel on March 16.

    Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 6:30am
  • BMC sets up penalty modules for contractors and utility companies

    The BMC's decision is significant at a time, when it is trying to fill up the thousands of trenches in the city before the monsoon approaches. The trenches tracking software shows ongoing work on more than 2,100 trenches.

    Monday, 16 March 2015 - 6:15am
  • Draft DP 2034 has more east-west balance in city

    The rapid densification of the city's upmarket western suburbs may go down considerably, given that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to link transfer of development rights (TDR) to ready reckoner (RR) rates in its draft development plan 2034. The Maharashtra government...

    Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 5:29am
  • Pedder Road to get a makeover in two months

    Following repeated complaints from Pedder Road residents, the roads department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to take up repair and resurfacing of a major stretch of the road, most likely by next week. According to senior civic officials, mastic asphalt work will be...

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • Mumbai will lose amenity spaces to encroachment, fear citizens

    The civic body might lose many of its open spaces reserved for amenities in the draft development plan 2034 to encroachment. That's the fear several people expressed in a recent meeting organised by Samajwadi Party group leader in the BMC Rais Shaikh.

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 5:45am
  • BMC to organise subject-wise Development Plan decoding sessions

    With the cut-off date for submission of suggestions and objections on the draft development plan 2034 nearing, the BMC has decided to carry out subject-wise sessions on different aspects of the DP for the citizens. The sessions are likely to start this month-end and will go on for 10 to 15 days.

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 6:35am