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    Mumbai Metro spreads its wings: Chira Bazaar fisherwomen fear for their livelihood

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) Metro 3 line work, connecting Colaba, Bandra and SEEPZ, has reached Thakurdwar (Girgaum), with the underground drilling and boring work proceeding on war footing. Most residential buildings have been evacuated, except the fish market at Chira Bazar. The fisherwomen are a worried lot as they stand to…

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Devotees warned of mobile phone perils

    Mumbai: The Girgaum Chandanwadi Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal has a social message for its devotees this year. It has made a short film on the dangers of the excessive use of mobile phones in daily life. A three-minute video clip shows how members of a family are driven apart from each other because of mobile phones,…

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  • Mumbai: Pankaja Munde top BMC dues defaulter

    Mumbai: Several residents of the upmarket 31-storey high rise, Shubhada Co-op Housing Society at Worli, in which several politicians, ministers and bureaucrats have apartments and shops, owe crores of rupees to the BMC in property tax dues. The top defaulter is Pankaja Munde, minister for rural development, women and child welfare, who owns three retail outlets…

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Donate stationery for tribals at mandals

    Mumbai: Now, donate a stationery item, every time you seek the blessings of a sarvajanik Ganpati. With Ganesh mandals raking in lakhs of rupees during every festival, this time an innovative idea has been initiated by Team Parivartan, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which works for the poor and tribals. The volunteers across Maharashtra have requested…

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  • Restoring lost glory of idols abandoned on Chaityabhoomi shores

    Mumbai : Murtidan, is a unique initiative by Dadar beach clean-up volunteers comprising a young group of students, to care for and provide a proper place for abandoned idols found on the Chaityabhoomi seashore. Malhar Kalambe, an environmentalist and founder of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) ‘Beach Please’, who carries out beach-cleaning at Dadar seashore every weekend…

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  • Go green this Ganeshotsav, says activist

    Mumbai : The perception of devotees should change, more of them should celebrate an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav, says environmentalist and founder Arvind Hosalkar of the Maitrayee Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which creates awareness on eco-friendly festivities in Mumbai. The Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak turned Ganesh Chaturthi from a private celebration to a grand…

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    St George Hospital awaits funds for a new morgue

    Mumbai: The St. George hospital of the Maharashtra state government, located next to Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSTM) railway station conducts autopsy every month on almost 400 bodies. However, the post mortem centre, which is at the corner of the hospital and in a small hut like house is in dilapidated condition with no facilities. Doctor…

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    AI wants exemption from fees on lease transfer rights

    Mumbai: Air India wants the state’s revenue department to exempt it from paying fees on lease transfer rights. The 23-storeyed Air India building at Nariman Point is poised for sale, with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) evincing interest in buying the property. A senior bureaucrat from the revenue department, speaking to The Free Press…

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    Cream of earning goes to men, lament women govindas

    Mumbai: For over a decade now, women have been participating in large numbers in celebrations, forming human pyramids to break the dahi handi. The pot has been sweetened with better prize money for women govindas but like in several spheres of life, the male govindas take home better rewards than their female counterparts. Geeta Zagade,…

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    Mumbai to get 22,000 more community toilets

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to construct 22,000 community toilets in next three years for which they floated tenders recently. However, the bids received were more than 60 percent of the estimated project cost. So, tenders will be recalled, said Vishwas Shankarwar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (DMC) of Solid Waste Management (SWM). The total…

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    Clean up your act, warns BMC to marshals

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants its clean-up marshals to clean up their act. Following reports of these marshals looting people, failing to issue receipts for fines, abusing and assaulting citizens, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to blacklist contractors whose clean-up marshals have more than three complaints against them.  Vishwas Shankarwar, Deputy…

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    Maharashtra govt eyeing Air-India Maharaja’s abode to house Mantralaya staff?

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government is eyeing the iconic Air India building at Nariman Point to accommodate its Mantralaya staff, according to a senior bureaucrat. Already, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has evinced interest in the purchase of the 23-storeyed building to set up shop, as reported earlier. “Since Mantrayala faces acute shortage of…

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