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Eknath Makne

  • Efforts for a clean Mumbai dotted with dark spots

    While PM Narendra Modi has put the spotlight on cleanliness, for BMC's conservancy workers, keeping Mumbai clean is fraught with real danger — over 1,293 of them have died in the past five years

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 5:45am
  • Thank Anil Joseph, Mohan Adtani for construction debris call service

    The civic body seems to be getting its act together. It recently restarted a call-and-pick-up service, lying defunct until now, for debris generated out of renovation/repair work at residents' homes. Restarting the helpline numbers on which residents can call to hand over construction waste to...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 5:40am
  • Make conservancy staff face of Swachh campaign: Congress to BMC

    Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to find a face to lead its part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Congress has demanded the civic body appoint its conservancy staffers as brand ambassadors for the campaign. The BMC claimed to be taking efforts to make the drive effective, it has...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 5:35am
  • BMC yet to give proposal for getting dengue notified to government

    While there has been a long-standing demand that dengue be notified because of the rising number of cases in the city, the BMC has not even moved a proposal before the state government in this regard. A disease is notified by a state government when it poses the threat of an epidemic or the cases...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:50am
  • No projects alongside coastal road: BMC

    Decision likely to restrict development along the proposed road

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:25am
  • Many in BJP want to go it alone in 2017 BMC polls

    Though chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had said Shiv Sena and BJP would contest the next Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls jointly, many BJP corporators feel the party would benefit more if it goes it alone in the election scheduled to be held in 2017.

    Friday, 5 December 2014 - 7:17am
  • Shiv Sena, Congress embroiled in credit-taking browl

    The BMC polls are set to be held sometime over the next two years but the race to claim credits for civic works has already begun between the Shiv Sena and Congress. Taking the game of one-upmanship to the next level, the Shiv Sena on Monday demanded the civic administration to take action against...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 6:45am
  • Resolution against developers unlikely to be passed

    Even though the civic House passed a resolution to deny crucial nods to developers who refuse to sell flats to non-vegetarians, the same is unlikely to be approved by the administration of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Civic resolution against builders a trap for BJP?

    The vegetarian buildings versus non-vegetarian buyers issue may just be the precursor to what is in store for BJP in the run up to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) election, scheduled to be held in the beginning of 2017. As reported in dna earlier, BJP is mulling over going solo.

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • BMC House passes resolution denying permissions to builders who refuse to sell flats to non-vegertarians

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday passed a resolution denying crucial development-related permission to builders who refused to sell flats to non-vegetarian buyers. According to the resolution, the BMC will not issue intimation of disapproval (IOD), commencement certificate (...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:45am