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  • 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
  • MCGM to ensure water reaches all areas in equal measure

    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has chalked out a plan to ensure that all areas in each of the 24 civic wards receive equal supply of water. Following 20% water cut being imposed in the city, civic authorities have cut down the time water is supplied, leading to severe water...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • MCGM set to make electric cemeteries more enviro-friendly

    Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is planning to convert the city's eight electric cemeteries more environment-friendly. The civic body is planning to change all eleven electric-run cemeteries to piped natural gas.

    Monday, 7 July 2014 - 7:45am
  • Struggle building up for BJP ticket ahead of Maharashtra assembly elections

    The Maharashtra assembly elections are at least three months away. But the demand for the BJP ticket is visible, with aspirants sending groups of their supporters to lobby with the party leadership. However, the leaders are concerned about this trend and they are cautioning party men that this...

    Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 7:35am
  • BJP cadre wants to go solo in Maharashtra polls, but seniors shoot down idea

    The clamour for going solo in the assembly elections, scheduled for October, grew in the BJP, with many legislators and office bearers making the demand on Thursday. However, senior party leaders from Maharashtra said that they would lead by playing big brother, but won't alone.

    Friday, 4 July 2014 - 7:30am
  • Mumbai likely to face 15-20% water cut this week

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may impose 15-20% water cut this week after seeking approval from the standing committee. Officials from the water department had a marathon review meeting to discuss the water situation on Monday. "A final decision on the extent of water cut will be...

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • Water scarcity staring at Mumbai

    With rains continuing to evade the city, water levels in lakes supplying drinking water to it has been sinking day by day. The present stock in three important lakes is only 36% of what it was this day last year. It's, in fact, below the lowest drawable limit. The water dept has been meeting to...

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 7:15am

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