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    Mumbai: Several areas of Juhu, Andheri, Santacruz, Bandra face complete water cut on September 25

    Mumbaikars brace yourself for water cuts, as a major part of western suburbs will be facing water woes on September 25. The western suburbs will have to face complete water cut from the morning of September 25 till 10 am the next day. According to Hindustan Times, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will cut the water supply as the hydraulic department works on connecting a water pipeline running from Powai to Veravali

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    South Mumbai’s dog park to get nod from BMC chief

    Good news for South Mumbaikars, the proposed dog park in the garden at Cuffe Parade to soon become reality. The dog park will soon get a green signal from the BMC chief.

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    As of today, lakes full, no water cuts: BMC

    Mumbai: The seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai city have reached to its maximum water level capacity and so Mumbaikars do not have to worry about water cuts problems anymore for this entire year. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data from the water department, the total water capacity in all seven lakes– Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vehar (Vihar) and Tulsi on September 4, 2018, was 1393826

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    Mumbaikars lash out in anger, disgust over fuel price hike

    Mumbai: People were filling only one litre or less petrol on hopes that the prices will come down in the coming days. “It is time the government brings fuel prices under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) or cut excise rates. It is too expensive a fare to pay on a regular basis,” said Vivek Hande, a Worli resident. “There should be some cap on revision of fuel rates every

  • Mumbai’s DP 2034 to come in force from today

    Good news for Mumbaikars! After being in pipeline for over four years, Mumbai’s Development Plan (DP) 2034 is finally set to come in force from Saturday (September 1). Vilas Nagalkar, a city-based architect told Hindustan Times, “There will not be any ambiguity to check which set of rules (DCR 1991 or DCPR 2034) would be applied to projects as at least the sanctioned DP will come into effect. However, since most of the

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    Mumbai sisters tie down plastic ban with home-made rakhis

    Mumbai: Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra government are not following up on the plastic ban, many Mumbaikars have taken upon themselves to do their bit for the environment. For the upcoming Rakshabandhan, which will be celebrated on Sunday, many citizens have bought plastic-free Rakhis.

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    World Vada Pav Day: Eaten by many, remembered by a few

    Mumbai: The humble vada pav is eaten by many, but remembered by a few. While August 23 is celebrated worldwide as World Vada Paav Day, only a handful Mumbaikars are aware of it. The ‘fastest fast food’ is what many Mumbaikars call it, vada pav is considered a biggest gift from Mumbai to foodies.

  • Shocking! Snake found in first class coach of Mumbai’s local train

    Panic gripped a packed suburban Mumbai local train when a slithering snake was found in a gents second class compartment on Thursday morning, officials said. The green snake had entwined itself on the overhead handle bars on which commuters usually hang on to in the suburban trains. The snake was spotted in the 8.33 a.m. Titwala-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus local train when it was reaching Thane station.

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    From this year, Mumbaikars will have to celebrate Ganesh festival without plastic

    Mumbai: There are two things in Mumbai that are ubiquitous — festivals and plastic — and they often go hand in hand. But during Ganesh Chaturthi, however, cruel the truth maybe, both these often go in the sea. Every year, the number of Ganpati idols keep increasing. Environment-friendly Ganpati idols provide some respite but that is only a minor trend with most citizens preferring the traditional way of making murtis.

  • Mumbai: Lower Parel RoB will take two years to get reconstructed

    Mumbaikars who are already trouble after the closure of Delisle Bridge, better known as the Lower Parel road overbridge (RoB), now have further woes to deal with. The Western Railway has said that it will take up to two years to complete the reconstruction.

  • Mumbai: Elphinstone stampede spectre returns to haunt commuters after Lower Parel bridge closure

    Mumbai: Hundreds of jittery Mumbaikars, who negotiated an extremely rickety and narrow Datta Ahire Marg bridge for exiting from Lower Parel railway station in peak hour, were nagged by memories of the Elphinstone Road stampede, in which 23 persons lost their lives. This ordeal was thrust upon them after the Delisle overbridge was closed by the Western Railways for repair.

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    Mumbai witnesses third suspect of leptospirosis death in Worli

    Mumbai: The city has recorded its third death, suspected to have been caused by leptospirosis. However, senior civic heath official maintain that the cause of death of the 17-year-old, a Worli resident, will be confirmed only after the epidemiology death review committee report is submitted. According to doctors, the teen had been toiling for a long time in rainwater on July 8 near the Bandra-Worli sea link, after which he was detected