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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

  • Mumbai Mayor joins hands with South Korean students in clean-up drive

    Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar held a clean-up drive along with South Korea students on Sunday morning at Bandra east. According to information given by BMC officials, a South Korea institution ‘ASEZ’ has undertaken an awareness campaign across the world. Now, they are in Mumbai as part of their campaign ‘Save Earth’.

  • MTNL Goregaon bridge, Chembur civic pool will be open for public from today

    Mumbai: The inauguration of the much awaited Goregoan MTNL bridge, connecting from east to west, will be opened for motorist from Friday morning 10 am onwards. The Mayor said has been postponed due to the official mourning for the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister.

  • BMC illuminates 6 Malad beaches, installs 198 LED lights

    Mumbai: After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) successfully illuminated the Juhu beach with colourful LED lights, it has now lit up six beaches at Malad (W). Chief of Shiv Sena’s youth wing Yuva Sena, Aaditya Thackeray, and city Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar inaugurated the illumination project on Sunday evening.

  • Shiv Sena corporator Sagun Naik disqualified for forging caste certificates 

    MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena corporator from Santacruz H (West) civic ward number 91, Sagun Naik has been disqualified by Konkan division commission’s caste scrutiny committee. This announcement was made by Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in the general body meeting on Monday.

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    BMC is well prepared for monsoon, assures Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

    Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar felt at home as he entered The Free Press House on Friday evening. With the setting sun as the backdrop, the First Citizen of Mumbai spoke at length with inhouse mediapersons, sharing anecdotes about the Shiv Sena party and recounted his halcyon days. He was visiting to participate in a dialogue, ‘Navshakti Samwad’.

  • Mumbai: BJP targets Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar on roads scam report

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Group Leader Manoj Kotak on Wednesday accused Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar for not providing roads scam first report which been presented by civic chief Ajoy Mehta few days. Kotak raised questions in Standing Committee meeting asking though several days have been passed the roads scam first report has not been provided to the civic corporators.

  • First toilet exclusively for women built near Mumbai Central station

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s first women-only toilet was inaugurated by Aditya Thackeray and Mayor of Mumbai, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. A group of Norwegian volunteers, once drug addicts, have built the toilet exclusively for women near Mumbai Central station.  Thackeray and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, in a joint initiative to promote women sanitation, have also installed city’s first sanitary napkin vending machine in the toilet.

  • Mumbai hookah parlours narcotics dens: Mayor; asks top cop to act

    Mumbai: Alleging that hookah parlours in the city have become “dens” of narcotics which are encouraging crime among youngsters, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar today urged Police Commissioner Dattatrey Padsalgikar to crack the whip on them.

  • RTO notice to Mumbai mayor for removal of red beacon

    Mumbai: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) has issued a notice to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation asking it to remove the red beacon installed atop the car used by mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena to move no-confidence motion against BMC’s Ajoy Mehta

    Mumbai: The largest ruling party Shiv Sena in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) feels offended due to civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta giving no importance to Mayor and Sena corporator Vishwanath Mahadeshwar before planning any event or approving any plans from the civic body.

  • Mumbai: Mayor ‘threatens’ official over action against illegal roadside stalls

    Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar threatened a civic official with suspension for taking action against illegal roadside stalls in suburban Bandra. A clip of containing audio of mayor threatening officials have gone viral. Mahadeshwar, however, rejected the charge that he intimidated the officer, and claimed he only wanted to know from him how a few stalls doing business since the last 40-50 years suddenly became illegal. The official, identified only as Jitendra, was heard requesting the

  • Mumbai: Mayor to seek legal opinion for Leader of Opposition post

    Mumbai: In order to decide the Leader of Opposition of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, the newly elected mayor on Thursday said that he will seek legal opinion from the legal department. Councillors said that the mayor should immediately take a decision.

  • Mumbai: BJP extended support to ‘extortionist’ Shiv Sena to save its govt, says NCP

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena’s Mahadeshwar was elected as the next mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the National Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday dubbed the Uddhav Thackeray-led party as extortionist and asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has surrendered to save its government in Maharashtra.

  • Mumbai: Petition against to-be Mayor for flouting poll norms

    Mumbai: Even before being elected as the Mayor for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Shiv Sena’s Mayoral candidate Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has already landed himself into legal trouble. Congress candidate and Advocate Dharmesh Vyas, who contested against Mahadeshwar on Saturday filed a petition against Mahadeshwar.