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    In a first, students from civic schools participate in Int’l Finance Olympiad

    Mumbai : For the first time, over 31 students of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools have been qualified at the regional level for the International Finance Olympiad (IFO) examination. More than 120 students of civic-run schools are also competing in English, Mathematics and Science Olympiad examination and will represent India at the international level.

  • To boost development, south Mumbai needs a separate budget provision

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all set to present the budget for the new fiscal year — 2018-19 — by February. South Mumbai, which comprises six civic wards and receives highest footfall, in reality falls short of budgetary allocations for development work.

  • Mumbai: BMC razes illegal constructions at 14 hotels; seals snack outlet

    Mumbai: The local civic body on Friday said it has demolished illegally-built portions at 14 hotels and restaurants and sealed a snack outlet in the last two days. “Carrying forward our crackdown against erring eateries, our squads conducted a survey on 548 restaurants/ hotels.

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    Mumbai: Corporators seek extension of six months to utilise funds

    Corporators from Mumbai have sought an extension of additional six months to utilise their development funds. Corporators failed for the second year in a row have failed to use their Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allocated development funds, and have blamed the re-tendering for projects, which happened due to the implementation of GST.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Fire started from Mojo’s Bistro, confirms BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its reports has confirmed that the fire in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills started from ‘Mojo’s Bistro’ and spread rapidly to ‘1 Above’ restaurant. The reports stated that the fire started from the flying embers from the hookah being “illegally” served in the Mojo’s Bistro which had partially unauthorisedly covered their terrace and used all kinds of combustible materials for the construction of the same.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: 10 BMC officials come under the scanner

    Mumbai: Twenty days after the Kamala Mills blaze which claimed 14 lives, Civic Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has submitted a probe report to CM Devendra Fadnavis, which states that 10 civic officials are under the scanner. In this context, he has ordered a full-fledged departmental inquiry against officers from the Building Proposal Department, the Fire Brigade — including two assistant commissioners — and the Deputy Executive health officer of Lower-Parel (G-ward). Five civic officers

  • Nitesh Rane threatens to place hawkers outside Uddhav’s home

    Mumbai: Accusing Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray of playing “dirty” politics, Congress leader Nitesh Rane today threatened to place hawkers outside Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ if the BMC’s proposal to set up hawking pitches outside Rane’s home was not scrapped.

  • Maharashtra government in talks with BMC to ban plastic

    In a news that would cheer the environment enthusiasts and also save the nature, Maharashtra government has started preparations to ban all kinds of plastic bags along with a few other plastic items. State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam will be meeting heads of all the local bodies of the Konkan region along with public representatives, on Thursday, to discuss effective implementation of the ban.

  • Mumbai: No water supply in several parts of city today

    MUMBAI: BMC is to undertake repair works of water pipeline valves, therefore, there will be no water supply today in several parts of Mumbai from 8 am to 8 pm. The places which will have less or no water supply: A ward South Mumbai: Nariman Point, Backbay, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Military, Navy Nagar, Boribunder/ Sabosiddiq, Railways Zone. C Ward Zaveri Bazaar area: Backbay Zone (N S Road, E & S Road)

  • Mumbai: Angry contractors tell BMC, they won’t collect city waste

    Mumbai: The BMC is going to call for a fresh tender of approximately Rs 1800 crore to carry city waste to the dumping grounds. But garbage contractors, who were eyeing this tender, were found mixing debris in garbage and video-graphed during a surprise visit by BMC officials. Aware that they won’t get this tender, they have now found a new way to secure the huge order by hook or crook and threatened

  • Mumbai: New provision in Development Plan 2034 will help land sharks, claims NGO

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is of the view, if the newly included provision in the Development Control Regulation (DCR) of the Development Plan 2034 is approved by the state government, then it will pave the way for developers to make more money and grab more land.

  • Mumbai: Standing Committee members oppose proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Standing Committee members on Wednesday vehemently opposed the proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by the civic administration and already open for public suggestions and objections uptill January 31, 2018. However, the corporators alleged they have been kept in dark and not even been informed about it. Neither they have been involved while preparing the list. Therefore, the list should be withdrawn immediately the demand

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    Mumbai: BMC panel to hear development plan for 3 plots by month-end

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would soon start the hearing on Development Plan (DP) for three plots, primarily, 39.3 hectares in the Oshiwara District Centre, 47.37 hectares of A block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and 27.37 hectares between LBS Marg and Mithi river in Kurla in Mumbai by January end.

  • Mumbai: Rooftop policy likely to create stir in civic body

    Mumbai: The rooftop restaurants policy will create stir in the civic general body meeting as it can come up for discussion any time. BMC chief Ajoy Mehta under his administrative power in November last year swiftly passed the policy, however, the same would come up before the BMC general body meeting which consist of 227 corporators. The Congress has decided that if the policy is tabled in the civic house it will

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    Mumbai: BMC starts 34 fire inspection cells across city

    Mumbai: The BMC finally started 34 fire inspection cells across Mumbai to keep a check on the commercial and the residential premises following the fire safety norms or not. After the Kamala Mills fire which killed 14 people and Sakinaka farsan workshop blaze killing 12 labourers the civic corporation set up these inspection cells to check fire safety lapses if any.

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    Mumbai: BMC proposes hawking pitches near Raj Thackeray’s bungalow and MNS office, likely to stir up storm

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is almost certain to kick off a political storm with its proposal to have hawking pitches at Dadar’s Keluskar Road, which houses Raj Thackeray’s bungalow ‘Krishnakunja’. Raj-led Maharashtra Navnriman Sena (MNS) party office – ‘Raigad’ situated at Padmabai Thackrey Marg in Dadar also has 100 proposed hawking pitches. therefore, it seems these proposed pitches might create stir as MNS is well known for its violent action