Sunday, January 23, 2022

Arita Sarkar


Budget figures for BMC schools paint grim picture
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Spending by the civic body on both primary and secondary schools has not even crossed 45 per cent of the allotted budget in the last five years

BMC elections 2017: Clash of ‘citizen’ candidates in Juhu
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

At least ten ALM organisations in Juhu have publicly denounced Renu Hansraj, the ‘citizen candidate’ being backed by the BJP in Ward 69.

BMC elections 2017: Spotlight is back on slums
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

All political parties are busy wooing slum-dwellers, manifestoes repeat promises not kept in the past.

BMC elections: Floats, street plays, student rallies to improve turnout
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

In civic wards — the lowest turnout was recorded in South Mumbai wards such as A, D, H West and K West.

BMC elections: Swaraj India won’t contest in city, will back 6 candidates
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Though the party is not fielding any candidate in Mumbai, 22 candidates will contest polls in the neighbouring Thane Municipal Corporation under the Swaraj India banner.

On The Campaign Trail: Rise with Rais, says SP candidate as he goes door to door in Madanpura
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Ward 211 Rais Shaikh returns to his childhood neighbourhood; Govandi ward that he currently represents now reserved for a woman candidate.

The Gujarati vote: Shiv Sena wooing them but all eyes on Union Budget 
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Having spoken against vegetarianism and pitting Gujarat against Mumbai, Shiv Sena may now lose vote of the community, nearly 17% of the population

BMC polls: Unfinished, poor quality roads add to woes of commuters
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Corporators blame civic admnistration.

BMC polls: Arun Gawli’s party wants to expand presence but faces tough contest in Byculla
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

AIMIM emerges as strongest challenge in the area controlled by two ABS corporators.

Congress asked me to contest from Dharavi or Malad where nobody knows me: Waqarunissa Ansari
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Congress corporator Waqarunissa Ansari, also a member of the BMC’s Standing Committee, has just moved to the AIMIM. She will contest from Ward 223 in Mumbadevi.

Murky water supply back, Dadar building residents hope new corporator will help
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

For three months last year, the tenants of the Palan Sojpal society received foul-smelling water, which left many sick.

Only 25 per cent of Mumbai women are regular voters: Study
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

To improve voter turnouts in the coming elections, the state election commission is now considering ways to increase women’s participation in elections.