Free Press Journal
  • 2013 Mumbra building collapse: Trial awaits TMC officer, corporator

    Mumbai: Nearly five years after 76 innocents were crushed to death in a seven storey building which had collapsed – Lucky Compound in Mumbra — the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to discharge a senior civic official of Thane Municipal Corporation and a then sitting corporator.

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    Thane illegal religious structures will soon be demolished

    Thane: Around 89 illegal religious structures in Thane city will soon be demolished. Thane’s civic chief, Sanjeev Jaiswal, has given the directions to the officials to complete the drive within 15 days. Likewise, the officials if fail to do so, will have to face strict action. The illegal shrines occupying the footpaths, service roads and any civic property will be razed in the next 15 days. The civic commissioner has asked assistant

  • TMC nets Rs 95,000 in fines

    Thane :In a massive drive that began on Saturday, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) began seizing banned plastic and collected Rs 95,000 in fines from traders and shopkeepers on the first day. The drive began in the morning around 7 am and went on well beyond noon.

  • Thane plastic ban: From today, beware if you are using plastic, says TMC

    Thane: The Thane Municipal corporation (TMC) is all geared up to implement the plastic ban from today. Even as the Thane civic corporation has drawn guidelines for the ban, societies and traders are opposing it. The opposition they claim is not against the ban, but it has more to do with the TMC’s apparent lack of initiative to spread awareness. The traders have declared that they will

  • Thane hopes its feathered friends will flock back home

    The shelters and feeders will be located in lakes and public gardens and the TMC’s pollution control dept will oversee the process of installation by the end of this month. Simultaneously, these will also be distributed to housing societies free of cost

  • Siblings die after falling into 6 ft-pit dug for drainage work in Kalwa pits of apathy

    Thane : Two children, aged 8 and 6, died after accidentally falling into an 6 feet-deep open pit in Kalwa’s Saiba Nagar on Saturday. The pit had been dug by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for drainage work. The aggrieved family and neighbours have demanded that the contractor be booked for negligence and have sought compensation for the deaths.

  • Thane: More than 1.62 lakh people living in dangerous buildings

    Thane: The ‘pre-monsoon survey’ by Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) shows more than 1.62 lakh people are still residing in ‘dangerous buildings.’ The civic commissioner has issued orders asking to demolish the 77 extremely dangerous buildings within one week.

  • Thane sees rise in number of dangerous buildings

    Thane : The number of dangerous category buildings has been increased by more than 1,000 this year in Thane city compared to last year, revealed a survey by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

  • No registration sans fire NOCs: TMC to hospitals

    Thane : Taking a tough stand on the fire NOC compliance, the Thane Municipal Corporation on Friday said that the hospital registrations will be cancelled if they fail to file the fire NOC. It was revealed in the general body meeting that even the civic hospital of Thane also failed to complete the procedure of the fire NOC.

  • Thane Municipal Corporation to act tough on societies that violate garbage mgmt

    Thane: It has been a while since Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has undertaken waste segregation awareness drive. Despite this awareness only 10 per cent of housing societies have shown the interest waste sgregation and garbage management. Majority of 90 per cent societies in Thane have not even bothered to be a part of this ambitious project and even gone ahead to warn TMC they will not pay their taxes. The Corporation has

  • Thane’s civic hospitals soon to don a digital look

    Thane: Thane’s biggest civic hospital will soon don a digital look as the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has planned to implement ‘Hospital Information Management System’ project which will cost around Rs 14 crore. The digital hospital will have a complete medical history of patients as well as the record of students studying at its medical college.

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    Fifty-five illegal schools flourishing in Thane, reveals RTI query

    Thane: Just recently few illegal schools in Mumbra were sent notices by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) but about 55 schools are still illegally operating in the city, revealed an RTI activist. The RTI activist had applied only to know the situation of schools in city. Now, activists are demanding to know why these schools are spared.