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Mumbai Ward Watch: Narrow roads, unruly hawkers and unending traffic woes
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

G North is an MNS stronghold, with five of the 11 wards being represented by its corporators.

90,500 Hutments exceed 14-ft height rule: Illegal portions of only 356 structures razed till now in Mumbai
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

A survey, which was conducted by the civic body in October, indicated there were 50,988 hutments on BMC land and 39,692 hutments on non-MCGM land which exceed the permissible height of 14 ft.

BJP blames us for corruption, but it was sitting with us on all panels, says Shiv Sena corporator
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

A final decision on a pre-poll alliance with the BJP will be taken by party chief Uddhav Thackeray, but Shiv Sena’s leader in the BMC Trushna Vishwasrao says the party cadre is up to the challenge of contesting alone too. Excerpts from an interview to The Indian Express.

Mumbai: BMC bans boating in Powai Lake after accident killed three
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The hydraulic engineering department issued the orders to the Maharashtra State Angling Association (MSAA) Thursday.

Ward watch: Basic facilities a distant reality for slums in Mumbai
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

According to figures provided by the ward office, more than 57 per cent of its population resides in slums.

Samajwadi Party will be finished in Maharashtra after polls, says Waris Pathan
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Mumbai’s sole AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan is on a mission to ensure the party opens its account in the BMC.

Spotlight: Dharavi’s dilemma caught between unfulfilled promises and cash crunch
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Commerce in Asia's largest slum sprawl has taken a deep hit from the BJP govt's demonetisation move, but the non-starter Dharavi Redevelopment Project makes voters suspicious of other parties too

Bad attitude of Congress is why secular parties are contesting solo: Rais Shaikh
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

In an interview to Arita Sarkar, the politician explains why Rais Shaikh believes the Sena-BJP will retain the municipality.

In focus Mumbai: In koliwadas’s oldest dwellings, Kolis struggle for livelihood, political representation
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Proposed coastal road will add to the fishermen’s woes by reducing catch; some gaothans prepare to field local residents in polls

Inauguration of penguin enclosure delayed, may run into election code
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Byculla zoo awaits delivery of acrylic glass panels, chillers.

MIM and SP will go eyeball to eyeball in Byculla, Madanpura
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Biggest issues in the Muslim-dominated pockets here will be dilapidated buildings, infrastructure.

Activist to BMC: Open defecation more than just an infrastructural issue
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Environmentalist Rishi Aggarwal said that, as the planning authority of the city, the BMC should focus on short, medium and long-term measures to convince people to use toilets.