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    Denied BMC nod, yet many pandals come up

    Mumbai: Even though the BMC has denied permission to almost 300 mandals in the city, some Ganesh mandals have started erecting pandals nonetheless. Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was to intervene in the matter at a meeting on Monday with the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella body of all the city mandals. However, the meeting was called off. “We did not receive any call. As a result, mandals will continue with

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    BMC expo on plastic, thermocol alternatives nowhere in sight

    Mumbai: The BMC and the umbrella body Ganpati mandals had decided to organise an exhibition providing plastic and thermocol-free decorating alternatives to Mumbai mandals. It was to be held in early August this year; with Ganesh Chaturthi hardly two weeks away, the exhibition is nowhere in sight.

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    Kerala Floods: Ganesh Mandals from Mumbai contribute to help flood-ridden Kerala

    Mumbai: The umbrella body of all Ganpati mandals in the city has urged its members to provide all manner of assistance to flood-affected Kerala. After the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) made an appeal on Monday, many mandals have come forward to help Kerala get back on its feet.  “The response has been great considering it has been just a day since the appeal. The mandals have responded positively and immediately

  • Mumbai Plastic Ban: BMC allows use of plastic to cover Ganesh idols in rain

    Mumbai: At a meeting with the umbrella body of Ganesh mandals across the city, the BMC has decided to allow use of plastic for ‘aagman’ and ‘visarjan’ in order to shield idols from rain. The members of the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) on Thursday met BMC officials and voiced their demands and suggestions.

  • Mumbaikars welcome Ganesha with a bumpy ride as BMC, MSRTC fail resolve potholes menace

    Mumbai: With just a few days left for Ganeshtosav to begin its annual 11-days festival, Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshtosav Samanvya Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella body of organisers and mandals, already informed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department (PWD) and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to resolve the potholes menace, so as to avoid bumpy rides during the festive season.

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    Mumbai: Worshippers urge halting of Metro work

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella body of SarvajanikGanesh mandal in Mumbai has urged Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to inform Metro officials regarding the inconvenience to be caused to Ganpati mandals during the arrival and immersion day.