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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

  • Bhopal: Celebrations at cost of other’s inconvenience, not ok

    Bhopal: The city is all decked up to celebrate Navratri festival and welcoming the Goddess Durga, pandals of all sizes big and small have come up in every nook and corner of the city. These marquees are suitably decked up to surprise and amaze the visitors, there are some pandals which are causing a lot of inconvenience to people and have deranged the traffic.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: God of prosperity is here

    Mumbai: Ganeshotsav has begun and a festive spirit sweeps over Mumbai. Yet organisers of 911 pandals are an unhappy lot as the BMC has kept their applications pending for the want of No Objection Certificates (NOC) that are yet to be given by local police stations and the traffic department. Some are also with the wards pending for scrutiny.

  • Oh Lord! BMC yet to begin approval process for Ganpati pandals

    It’s just 15 days for Ganesh Chaturthi, and the BMC is yet to start single-window clearance system for granting civic permission for setting up pandals. Ganpati Mandals in the city has already started feeling the heat as the BMC now is delaying the process of granting the permission.

  • Durga Utsav fetches Rs 39L revenue to power company

    BHOPAL : Madhya Pradesh Central Region Electricity Distribution Company during ‘Durgautsava’ gave 2284 electricity connection for tableaus and ‘Pandals’ in 16 districts. This year, 306 more temporary connections were given in comparison to last year. The Company got revenue of around Rs 39 lakh from temporary connections.

  • Act against illegal pandals & noise pollution, says High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday asked civic bodies and government authorities in Maharashtra to take firm action against organisations which flout noise pollution rules and pull up the trusts and others that illegally put up pandals during the festivals.

  • Hectic preparations for Ganesh Utsav

    Seoni Malwa: Hectic preparations are being made for the ten day long Ganesh Utsav. Pandals are being erected in various places in the city. Idols of Ganesha are being given final touches by the artists. Idols are being made at 12 places in the city and over 40 artists are engaged in it. Due to strictness on part of administration, only clay idols are being made this year. Noted sculptor Rakesh Lauvanshi

  • high court raps state for failing to curb noise pollution

    Mumbai : The Bombay high court on Wednesday rapped the Maharashtra government for not following its previous orders regarding the implementation of noise pollution rules and removing illegal ‘pandals’ (temporary structures) in public places and on roads and footpaths during festivals.