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22 Sep 2019 6:31 AM

Treated sewage water to help Raj Bhavan garden flower

Hydraulics dept passed proposal for construction of 710-m pipeline on Wednesday.

10 Nov 2016 2:28 AM

BMC scraps penguin contract with dubious firm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally scrapped its contract with the controversial firm Highway Construction, which was in charge of building the final enclosure to house seven Humb

08 Nov 2016 1:46 AM

Uddhav Thackeray had proposed world-class aviary in 2009

The BMC plans to first let people view the penguins in small numbers to assess how the birds react to such interactions.

26 Oct 2016 1:29 AM


Cleanup marshals to monitor dog poop

In a move that could prove to be controversial, the BMC has now appointed clean up marshals at Marine drive, exclusively to watch out for the poop of people’s pet.

10 Oct 2016 3:09 AM

Politicians scurry to reserve ward seats, nominate spouse

As over 80 per cent of the electoral wards have been affected by the delimitation and reservation declared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday, corporators are now scurrying to r

05 Oct 2016 2:13 AM

BMC’s dilemma: Regularise or raze encroachments

The BMC is yet to take back about 90 open spaces out of the 216 initially given out by the civic body

03 Oct 2016 1:54 AM

BMC gears up for ‘mini DP’ of 114 hectares land

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now go through the entire process of making the Development Plan yet again, this time for an area of 114 hectares — essentially a ‘mini DP’.

01 Oct 2016 10:04 AM

Answer nature’s call in a toilet that saved trees

(Left) One of the trees that have been accomodated during the construction of the toilet, and (right) Shubha Raul.

24 Sep 2016 5:52 AM


Lalbaug mandal richer by Rs 6.4 crore, 5 kg gold

Officials of the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav mandal count take stock of money and jewellery received from devotees on Sunday. (Photo: Shripad Naik)

19 Sep 2016 2:02 AM

Report into Rs 1,800 crore scam sent back

Senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have sent back an ‘indecipherable’ report submitted by a civic team probing shoddy pre-monsoon road repair work in a scam worth Rs 1,800 crore

15 Sep 2016 3:25 AM

Hike in number of wards meant for SCs during civic polls

Citing an increase in Mumbai’s Scheduled Caste (SC) population, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has increased the number of electoral wards for the SC category by four for the upcoming ci

15 Sep 2016 2:12 AM

Only 20-25 per cent idols immersed in artificial ponds in six days

Despite several politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and prominent celebrities appealing citizens to use environment-friendly Ganesh idols and immerse them only in artificial lakes, th

11 Sep 2016 1:55 AM

Water to gush from Flora Fountain within six months

Citizens will soon get to see the landmark Flora Fountain in all its former glory, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started repairing its water system from Friday.

10 Sep 2016 1:44 AM


BMC’s Bandra fair policy to curb illegal hawking

The civic body has issued its policy for the Bandra fair this year keeping in mind high court orders asking it to ensure the eight-day celebrations do not blocks roads and hamper traffic.

29 Aug 2016 1:21 AM

Govindas take protest to new heights

Govindas lie down on the ground forming a horizontal pyramid to mark their protest against the Supreme Court’s restrictions on Dahi Handi celebrations this year, in Dadar. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

26 Aug 2016 2:11 AM

Deonar municipal school becomes hub for drug addicts

While the Deonar Colony Municipal School runs classes during the day, it has become a hub for drug addicts during the night.

21 Aug 2016 2:00 AM

Kala Ghoda statue to stand tall without rider

In memory of the historic Kala Ghoda statue, which displayed Edward VII mounted on a horse at Kala Ghoda in South Mumbai, the famous Rhythm House junction is set to get a replica of the original bronz

19 Aug 2016 2:14 AM

Four wards open defecation free; 20 more are lagging

Even as four wards have been declared open defecation free (ODF) in Mumbai, the fate of 20 other wards is pending till March 2016, which is the deadline set by the BMC to meet its ODF targets.

19 Aug 2016 1:45 AM