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Geeta Desai

  • Don't ditch citizens & their problems for HQ meetings: Sitaram Kunte to civic officers

    From now on, no ward officer or deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) can avoid you, especially if you have a grievance that needs attention, by claiming to have an important meeting to attend to.

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6:30am
  • Citizens vow to fight Maharashtra government for allowing 4G towers in open spaces

    Eminent citizens and activists from the city have resolved to take up the fight against the government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allowing installation of 4G mobile towers in open spaces, gardens and playgrounds.

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 6:50am
  • No 4G tower without residents' consent: Mumbai BJP tells Sitaram Kunte

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) Mumbai unit has taken up the issue of 4G mobile towers with civic chief Sitaram Kunte. Secretary of the party's city unit Vivekanand Gupta on Monday shot off a letter to Kunte, raising concerns over the locations of the 4G towers.

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 6:45am
  • Illegal hall next to mosque ready for inauguration

    There doesn't seem to be much hope for residents of Borivli (East) who have, over the past year, helplessly watched an illegal community hall come up next to a mosque in a no-development zone.

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 6:00am
  • City sees widespread backlash against 4G towers in public spaces

    Mobile companies will be allowed to install 4G towers in public spaces and gardens in the city, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided. Citizens of Mumbai have opposed this move, because it will reduce their already shrinking open spaces, and subject them to radiation generated by the...

    Monday, 2 March 2015 - 6:40am
  • Kirit Somaiya opposes 4G towers coming up in gardens and parks

    The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation's plan of installing 4G towers in parks, playgrounds, and other open areas has been opposed by Kirit Somaiya, member of Parliament from North-East Mumbai. Somaiya conveyed his objections to Brihanmumbai municipal corporation commissioner Sitaram Kunte in a...

    Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 6:35am
  • BMC allows 4G towers to puncture Mumbai's green lungs

    Mumbaikars are known to vehemently protect their parks, gardens and recreation grounds. These are the only places where we can walk without coming in the way of heavy traffic and breathe in fresh air in this fast-growing concrete jungle. But the city municipality is planning to snatch even the few...

    Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 5:30am
  • Standing committee shoots down BMC's new property tax proposal

    The BJP and Shiv Sena members of the civic body's standing committee on February 20 refused to pass a proposal that aims to calculate property tax on the basis of carpet area, but apparently at a much higher rate than what it used to be earlier.

    Monday, 23 February 2015 - 5:45am
  • Demolish our building, Husaini Tower residents tell BMC

    Occupants seek action against builder who has violated all rules. Ask BMC why was he allowed to go scot-free

    Friday, 20 February 2015 - 5:05am
  • Aaditya Thackeray-Ashish Shelar locked in war of words, again

    After Yuva Sena leader's series of tweets about his meeting with the CM on 'vibrant nightlife', city BJP chief retorts saying it shouldn't be elitist

    Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 6:40am