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Geeta Desai

  • Juhu beach turns into drug peddlers' den

    When a few residents on Juhu Tara Road and KKG Marg in Juhu Santa Cruz, localities in close proximity to the Juhu beach, found youngsters paying Rs100 for a pair of bananas, their initial thought was that the street vendors were having a ball.

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 6:10am
  • Correction: Development Plan won't be scrapped, will undergo patchwork

    dna had on April 22 reported that it would be impossible for the government to junk the draft DP and make a fresh one in just four months, especially considering fact that the exercise had been undertaken over a period of five years.

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:35am
  • New development plan will be existing one with cosmetic changes: Civic officials

    The reworked development plan is unlikely to be new in its entirety and will, in fact, be the same one with cosmetic changes and a few corrections pointed out by leading NGOs, civic officials themselves said on Tuesday.

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 6:25am
  • Residents protest against hawker policy, Development Plan

    Citizens groups AGNI and NAGAR staged a protest in different city areas against the visionless and error-riddled draft Development Plan (DP).

    Monday, 20 April 2015 - 5:39am
  • Ex-top cop Satyapal Singh asked me to keep off Amar Juice Centre: Ashoke Pandit

    Ashoke Pandit, film director-producer, Censor Board member and resident of Juhu Vile Parle Development scheme, has accused former police chief and Lok Sabha MP Satyapal Singh of asking him not to meddle in the affairs of Amar Juice Centre.

    Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 6:20am
  • Citizens to protest against flawed Development Plan, hawking policy on Sunday

    Citizen groups AGNI and NAGAR, who are at the forefront of the remonstration, have appealed citizens to come forward and register their opposition before the April 24 deadline for submitting objections.

    Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 6:20am
  • Ashoke Pandit: ex-top cop told me to ease off JVPD eatery

    Filmmaker and Censor Board member Ashoke Pandit, who is a resident of Juhu-Vile Parle Development Scheme (JVPD), has claimed that ex-top cop and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Satyapal Singh has told him not to lead citizens' action against a local fast-food joint.

    Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 5:55am
  • Going solo in BMC election may hurt major parties, shows bypoll result

    Keeping in mind the present saffron alliance in the state government, the BJP did not field any candidate against Trupti Sawant in the bypoll. Respect for her late husband Bala Sawant, a hardcore grass-roots worker and a beloved peoples' representative, was observed after voters ensured a thumping...

    Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 6:55am
  • BMC mindlessly marking various areas as hawking zones: Corporators

    Standing committee members said the civic body should first make the list of eligible hawker public and there should be a debate on hawking and non-hawking zones in the city to avoid chaos at ground level.

    Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 6:45am
  • BMC projection of premium on FSI inflated, feel officials

    While BMC has estimated more than Rs10 lakh crore to come from premium on Floor Space Index (FSI) as per the Development Plan (DP)-2034, civic officials say the figures seem inflated as the new Development Control Regulations (DCR) are against redevelopment and, hence, such exponential revenue is...

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 7:35am