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  • BMC working to finalise cut-off date for regularisation of existing hawkers

    As the civic body prepares to implement the hawker policy, it has begun discussions to finalise the cut-off date for regularising the existing roadside vendors. Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte has asked his law officers to seek the legal opinion from the advocate general on the issue. Kunte...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 6:25am
  • BJP tells spokespersons to brush up media etiquette

    With just two months to go for assembly elections, the state BJP on Wednesday summoned 18 of its spokespersons for a meeting to instruct them on keeping their facts straight and up to date while interacting with the media. The aim, they said, was to project their candidates and party policies well...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • BJP to announce first list of candidates on Aug 15 for Maharashtra assembly elections

    The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will declare on August 15 it's first list of candidates for the assembly elections, to be held in October 2014. While many aspirants are expecting tickets, party sources said the first list will mostly have either all the sitting MLAs or those having no competitors...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 6:28am
  • After night stalls, BMC set to allot more stalls for Mount Mary Fair

    Residents have started widespread protest campaigns against authorities

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Corporators with MLA dreams start lobbying for seats, as Maharashtra assembly elections gets closer

    With the state assembly elections just around the corner, several senior corporators dreaming of becoming MLAs have started lobbying for seats. Many seats have more than one corporator competing for them, and party leaders have started already getting representations. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Emergency phones on section of NH8 yet to be connected

    The emergency call boxes (ECBs) along both sides of a section of national highway no. 8 (connecting Virar to Surat), are currently playing the role of showpieces instead of helping stranded commuters contact the relevant authorities in case of a breakdown or accident. Kandivali resident Mehul...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 4:11am
  • BMC allows night stalls to come up in Bandra without police nod

    A group of civic activists from Bandra camped at Khar police station demanding a copy of the letter written by the police to civic ward office declining any No Objection Certificate (NOC) for 90 pitches for night stalls during Ramzaan. BMC has been giving such permission since the past three years...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • BMC issues permission for the night stalls in Bandra without police NOC

    A group of civic activists from Bandra camped at Khar police station demanding a copy of the letter written by the police to civic ward office declining any No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the 90 pitches for night stalls during Ramzaan. BMC has been giving such permission since the past three...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:05am
  • BMC hawker registration drive sees illegal entry into legal list

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC's) hawker registration exercise is getting murkier by the day. More and more illegal hawkers are bullying civic officials and local associations for getting themselves registered. Illegal hawkers are even getting violent and are insisting that their...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • Out to win Maharashtra polls, Amit Shah tests party strength with ground report

    With newly-appointed party president Amit Shah at the helm, the BJP has decided to tackle the Maharashtra assembly polls with all guns blazing. The 'dynamic' leader has given clear cut instructions to state party leaders to prepare a ground report on the political situation in each of the state's...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 8:00am