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  • BMC names chowk after late Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin

    The chowk outside Saifee Mahal in Malabar Hill, has been renamed as late Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Chowk by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The late Syedna had passed away on January 17 due to a cardiac arrest. The renaming of the chowk was done on July 29, when non-Bohra Muslims...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:05am
  • Commissioners seek consolidation of RTI rules

    There could be some help en route for RTI applicants. The Maharashtra state information commission has sought consolidation and comprehensive laying out of RTI rules. The work for consolidation has been sought from Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA). As of now, each...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • Benefiting others with post-retirement benefits

    Hemlata Tandel did some running around before she decided to approach those with who her father worked. An unmarried daughter, Tandel was looking to get the pension of her father who worked in the Matunga workshop of the railways. But for the bureaucracy, the slow pace with which the system works,...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 3:21am
  • RTI plea can be filed online from August end

    There will be some convenience for citizens filing Right to Information (RTI) applications. By this month-end, the state government intends to make filing of applications and giving of responses online. The four departments that will go online are minority affairs, environment, culture and tourism...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:45am
  • IITians look to make government more accountable

    Two-day workshops across 14 cities will teach college students the usage of RTI

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:20am
  • India's first cooperative housing society starts century celebrations

    Each one of the 10-odd people gathered at Saraswat Cooperative Housing Society on Tuesday took a trip down memory lane; they all have stories to share about their forefathers. And there's a reason for all the reminiscing. The Grant Road society, which is India's first cooperative society (and also...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • 'Uncomfortable violating rules', prominent Govinda mandal follows Maharashtra government order

    Most of the prominent Govinda mandals seem to be heading for a confrontation with authorities on the ban of children under 12 years old participating in Dahi Handi celebrations. However, one of the mandals has decided to follow this rule. The Jari Mari Govinda Patak (Mangalwadi), Girgaum, will not...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Khuzaima Qutbuddin's sons planning to move into Saifee Mahal

    Sons of Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the challenger to the title of spiritual head of the million-strong Dawoodi Bohras, are likely to move into Saifee Mahal – the home to the Syedna. Currently, Khuzaima's nephew Mufaddal Saifuddin, who had been declared as the 53 Dai ul Mutlaq by his late father, lives in...

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 7:05am
  • Renewed demand for monetary compensation for eco-Ganpatis

    The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), an umbrella organisation of Ganpati mandals and murtikars (idols sculptors), has renewed their demand for monetary compensation to artists. The compensation demanded is of Rs500 per household Ganpati.

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Government to launch tracking system for better delivery of services to women

    In a month's time from now, there will be better tracking of government services that are provided to women in the state. The women and child development department is all set to launch a web-based application on Teacher's Day (September 5) for this purpose. While the enterprise resource planning...

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 6:10am