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    Hundreds of audit objections stay unsolved in MBMC for a decade

    Bhayandar: In a shocking revelation which could blow the lid-off multiple financial irregularities in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the internal audit wing of the civic body has identified hundreds of audit objections involving public money amounting cores of rupees that have remained pending for the past more than a decade.

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    Despite judicial restraint, MBMC opens backdoor for ‘unqualified’ firemen

    Bhayandar: In yet another classic example of how politicians throw the rule book in the wind, the BJP-ruled Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) passed a resolution in the general body, paving way for the reinstatement of 17 unqualified firefighters who were sacked in 2002. This despite judicial orders disallowing such illegal recruitments.

  • MBMC’s ploy to privatise Jesal Park Chowpatty draws flak

    Bhayandar : The BJP-led Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has stoked yet another controversy by giving an official nod to assign a private player for the maintenance and upkeep of the Bhayandar creek, popularly known as the Jesal Park Chowpatty. This in-exchange of commercial exploitation in the form of allowing food kiosks to generate revenue at the waterfront.

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    BJP plans back door entry for sacked fire fighters

    Bhayandar: Sixteen unqualified recruits attached to the fire brigade of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) who were dismissed in 2012, have managed to oblige the BJP-led governance to move a resolution aimed at paving way for their reinstatement. The resolution will be tabled before MBMC’s general body on Wednesday.

  • Despite past fiasco, MBMC plans to revive OC amnesty scheme

    Bhayandar: Despite witnessing a flop-show earlier, the BJP-led Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has one again rolled up its sleeves to revive its amnesty scheme  for housing societies in the twin-city to obtain the mandatory Occupancy Certificates (OC).

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    IIT help sought to find cause of cracks in Kashimira buildings

    Bhayandar: In damage control mode, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now decided to approach the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, for a structural audit of four buildings in the Green Wood (Bollywood) complex of Kashimira, to ascertain if the damage caused to them was due to excavation by a next door developer. 82 families had to be evacuated after massive damage to the structural column and wide cracks were

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    Mumbai: MBMC Standing Committee chief’s luck runs out in lucky draw

    Bhayandar: A routine procedure, where members whose names appear on chits in a lucky draw have to quit, proved to be unlucky for BJP’s Dhruv Kishor Patil who heads the standing committee in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). As per the provisions of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, (BPMC) 1949, fifty percent of the total members of the standing committee retire to make way for new entrants after completing one

  • 16 months on, MBMC fails to renew mediclaim of staffers

    Bhayandar: In a shocking revelation, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) which boasts of a 1,369 crore annual budget has failed to renew the medical insurance policy of its employees whose staff strength is above 1,500. Thus exposing the apathy of officials and the ruling governance towards the well-being of its own staffers.

  • In damage control-mode, MBMC to build memorial for Major Kaustabh Rane; pay for son’s education

    Bhayandar: In the eye of a storm over celebrating the birthday of a BJP corporator a few meters away from Major Kaustabh Rane’s apartment in Mira Road, Mayor Dimple Mehta got into a damage control exercise by announcing that the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will build a memorial outside the Mira Road railway station, as a tribute to the martyr.

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    State government refuses DP road in Bhayandar passing through coastal regulation zone

    Bhayandar: In another glaring example  of its apathy towards environmental issues, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) stands exposed for submitting a deceptive status report in order to secure state government nod for constructing a development plan (DP) road passing through mangrove belt, coastal regulation zone (CRZ) and wetland in Bhayandar.

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    MBMC apathy: After 25 years of service as conservancy staff, 177 beneficiary families still wait for homes

    Bhayandar: More than seven years after the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) rolled out a project under the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shramsafalya Avas Yojana, to provide free houses to conservancy staff who have put in 25 or more years of service, 177 beneficiary families are still awaiting with their fingers crossed even as 20 workers have already passed away with the dreams of owning a home in their eyes.

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    Bhayandar: MBMC bags Rs 3.14 lakh in fines

    Bhayandar: The sanitation department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has so far seized nearly 1,166 kilograms of plastic bags and collected fines amounting to more than Rs 3.14 lakh from local traders, shopkeepers and street vendors who were found using the banned material.

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    Mumbai Rain Effects: Water-logging at Mira Road

    Bhayandar: The spell of heavy rains on Monday morning left many areas of the twin-city waterlogged and again exposed the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation’s (MBMC) apathy towards controlling massive debris dumping in the region, shoddy de-silting and disaster preparations to face the monsoon blues.

  • Sanitation work sans safety gear stinks of civic apathy

    Bhayandar: Deprived of safety gears, more than 1,300 male conservancy workers in the Mira Bihayandar Municipal Corporation’s (MBMC)-  launched an unique agitation to register their protest against the civic administration on Monday.

  • MBMC gears up to clear city roads of dead vehicles

    BHAYANDAR: Toeing the lines of their Mumbai counterparts, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has embarked on a mission to get rid of the roads and other public spaces in the twin-city that have been gobbled by abandoned and unclaimed vehicles.

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    Bhayandar: Mira Road medical stores face action for selling sedatives without prescription

    Bhayandar: Stung by an alarming rise in cases of substance abuse, which had led to a spurt in petty crimes across the region, the Thane (rural) police during course of investigations stumbled upon the source of such drugs which turned out to be some medical shops in Mira Road which had been dispensing sedative tablets and cough syrups without mandated prescriptions issued by registered medical practitioners.