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Geeta Desai

  • Nullah politics

    When Ambekar when to visit the western suburbs' drains to check the ongoing work, BJP leaders hastily arranged a last-minute visit. Mumbai's BJP chief also asked all the Mumbai MLAs and corporators to attend the visit in order to send a strong message to the Sena.

    Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 6:35am
  • Stop diverting our water supply to Malabar Hill: Cadell Road residents

    Residents of Shivaji Park, Cadell Road had not so long ago been receiving water with less pressure. "The overhead tank which took less than an hour an half and at times two hour to fill did not get filled even after increase in time. We were struggling to find the answer but when we got to know we...

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:55am
  • MLA gets civic experts to look at crumbling Gilbert Hill

    On May 13, dna described in a report how residents fear for life and property if Gilbert Hill crumbles, as big stones have started popping out and falling in their building compound with great force.

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:35am
  • Rampant use of illegal, temp meters making South Mumbai markets fire-prone

    dna has found that illegal shops have cropped up around Manish Market and Mohatta Market, which are being run on illegal electric meters. To make matters worse, there are no mandatory fire safety measures or even adequate exit points to evacuate people in the event of a fire in these locations.

    Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 5:40am
  • Constant threat of fire in South Mumbai's gold-working neighbourhoods

    On a visit to the Tel Galli area near Vithalwadi, it is hard to miss the chimneys protruding from the buildings.

    Friday, 15 May 2015 - 6:40am
  • Future's bleak for collapsed Kalbadevi building occupants

    Though there are a few developers who have shown preliminary inclination for redeveloping the building, financially the project does not seem viable for them. Most occupants own commercial space there, with only two residential units in the building. Developers do not get extra benefit in...

    Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 5:20am
  • Stones popping out of Gilbert Hill leave residents in constant fear

    The residents feel the tremors as stones fall randomly throughout the day, once the hill experiences the tremor due to the drilling work. Petrified residents are spending sleepless nights, even as they have complained to BMC that what if the hill collapses on their buildings.

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 5:10am
  • Housing minister calls for fire safety meet with BMC, Mhada, fire brigade

    The fire brigade will have to come up with its take on the norms to be applied to such buildings until they are slated for redevelopment.

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 6:05am
  • BMC ignoring education of kids between 4 and 6: Corporators

    At times some parents find it impossible to continue paying hefty fees and end up pulling their kids out of the pre-primary section, said Shivnath Darade.

    Monday, 11 May 2015 - 7:04am
  • Corporator proposes aid to nurseries to bring them under RTE

    A corporator has proposed that the civic corporation can grant aid to private nursery schools, which would not only bring them under the Right To Education ambit and cater to poor children, but also ensure a steady supply of students to civic-run schools.

    Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 6:00am