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Attendance of corporators shows a decline
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Stressing on the importance of ward committee meetings, Milind Mhaske, project director of Praja Foundation, said the figures indicated a lack of participation from the corporators.

Model code of conduct in force, BMC budget postponed until after poll
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

In a letter dated January 21, SEC Secretary Shekhar Channe has informed the BMC that the budget cannot be presented before the current standing committee.

Air pollution a health hazard here, dumping ground fires, bio-medical waste units major contributors
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Samajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh, who represents Ward 132, says the dumping ground has become a health hazard especially for those who live near the site.

Mumbai: In Damu Nagar slum, toilets still a distant dream
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A year after a major blaze gutted 2,000 shanties in the Kandivli locality, the politicians and protesters have gone, leaving behind many promises, and still there are no toilets, no water supply

Bombay Gymkhana offers membership to babus, but BMC gives no relief
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

A management official said that in order to apply for a lifetime membership, the IAS officer should be above the designation of secretary.

A year after horrific fire, Kalbadevi set to give BJP another chance
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Ganatra says he doesn’t believe their local BJP corporator, Vina Jain, has been very effective, but he will give the BJP another chance nonetheless.

BMC budget: Less funds for scam-hit departments
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Earlier this week, the BMC sought the approval of the State Election Commission regarding presentation of the budget estimates, as the code of conduct ahead of civic elections is now in place.

Maharashtra: 2 years later, poll talk near Deonar abattoir revolves around beef ban
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Worst-hit Qureshi community remains angry with BJP but is also disappointed Oppn parties will not unite

Few bidders come forward to restore Mumbai’s heritage structures
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Officials say many tenders attract just one bidder despite multiple attempts

‘One MP or MLA can’t bring change, people have to be involved in civic works’
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Narvekar talks about his proposal for all-night eateries that was later backed by Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, and the need for more residents to get involved in civic initiatives.

BMC elections: Challenge for Congress from BJP, MIM in Bandra, Khar
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

When BMC elections are held next month, this will be one of the bastions Congress will fight hard to retain - in the face of a strong challenge from new contender AIMIM and from the BJP.

Mumbai: DP planning panel accepts just 1,500 suggestions sent in by residents
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

After the Revised Draft DP 2034 was published, the BMC received more than 60,000 responses, which were reduced to 12,900 to avoid repetitions.