Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • BMC under scanner as Opposition alleges Shiv Sena misusing funds 14-03-2014 08:46 PM

    Mumbai: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is under scanner with the Opposition alleging that the Shiv Sena leaders are misusing corporation funds to fight elections. Sena candidate from Mumbai South Central Rahul Shewale, who has replaced veteran leader Manohar Joshi, is already at an advantage as...
  • Mumbai: 7-storey building collapses in Vakola, seven dead 14-03-2014 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Seven people died while six others were injured as a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the building was unoccupied but it was located next to a slum area which caused the casualties. Both fire brigade and NDRF are...
  • BMC under scrutiny, Shiv Sena accused of misusing funds for polls 14-03-2014 09:22 AM

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra is under scrutiny ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The Opposition is alleging that Shiv Sena leaders are misusing corporation funds to fight elections. Forty-year-old Rahul Shewale is Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha candidate from Mumbai South Central, having replaced veteran leader Manohar Joshi....
  • Eye on elections? BMC passes projects worth Rs 1,800 in 2 days 27-02-2014 08:10 AM

    Mumbai: With an eye on the Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena-BJP led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed 45 projects worth Rs 1800 without any deliberation in just two days. This includes major infrastructure projects like road proposals worth Rs 800 crore, storm water drain proposals worth Rs 150...
  • Maharashtra government transfers 20 senior administrative officers 07-02-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Maharashtra government on Friday transferred 20 senior administrative officers, sources said. Prominent among them are Manisha Mhaiskar, who was earlier in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She has been transferred as secretary of the medical education and drugs department and additional charge of the...
  • Over 800 shanties destroyed in fire in south Mumbai, 1 dead 21-11-2013 11:08 PM

    A major fire ripped through a slum area at Cuffe Parade in south Mumbai this afternoon claiming one life and destroying 800 to 1,000 shanties, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officer said. The body of the victim was charred to such extent that it was difficult to identify whether it was...
  • News 360: SC to hear Campa Cola case on Nov 19 13-11-2013 09:34 PM

    The Supreme Court will take up the demolition of flats at the Campa Cola complex in Mumbai on November 19. This after Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati told the court that he will come out with a proposal to find a permanent solution to the Campa Cola society problem. The...
  • Campa Cola stand off: Are citizens paying a price for the builder-politician-official nexus? 12-11-2013 11:07 PM

    The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to...
  • Mumbai: Police try to break lock at Campa Cola society, detain protesters 12-11-2013 02:22 PM

    The Mumbai Police on Tuesday tried to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken activists from the Shiv Sena and the BJP into preventive custody who were protesting outside the society. ...
  • BMC officials stopped from entering Campa Cola society in Mumbai 12-11-2013 01:05 PM

    Mumbai: Campa Cola society residents stopped the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials from entering into the compound to demolish the unauthorised flats on Tuesday. The residents locked the main entrance gate of the compound and denied entrance to the BMC officials. ...
  • Live: Police try to break locks at Campa Cola society, detain protesters 12-11-2013 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: 1:45 pm: Mumbai Police is trying to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken some political parties activists from Shiv Sena and the BJP, who were protesting outside the society into preventive custody. 1:25 pm: Minister of State...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in building collapse rises to 61 29-09-2013 07:42 AM

    Mumbai: The death toll in the residential building collapse on Dockyard road in Mumbai has risen to 61. The four-storey building, owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, collapsed on Friday morning. Around 32 people were injured in the incident. NDRF Deputy Commandment Sachidanand Gawde said, "In total we have extracted...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in building collapse rises to 50 28-09-2013 12:13 PM

    Mumbai: A 4-storey residential building collapsed on Friday on the Dockyard road in south Mumbai, killing 50 people. Many people are feared to be trapped in the debris. One 'Mamamiyan Decorator' has been arrested for the incident. He had a godown on the ground floor and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation...
  • Mumbai building collapse: 1 arrested for illegally altering the construction 28-09-2013 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: A day after the four-storey building collapsed at Dockyard road of south Mumbai, one 'Mamamiyan Decorator' has been arrested for the incident on Saturday. He had a godown on the ground floor and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had registered a police case against him for illegal alterations. In the...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in building collapse rises to 25, 32 injured 28-09-2013 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: A 4-storey residential building collapsed on Friday on the Dockyard road in south Mumbai, killing 25 people and injuring 32 others. Around 30 people have been rescued so far. The incident raised questions over whether Mumbai's Municipal Corporation ignored repeated warnings about the safety of the Dockyard building that...
  • Uddhav takes dig at PM, asks him to be aggressive against Pak, China 31-08-2013 07:49 PM

    Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over his aggressive stance in Rajya Sabha on Friday, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, on Saturday, said the Prime Minister never showed such resolve when troops of Pakistan and China repeatedly infiltrated into Indian territory. "Instead of showing aggression to opposition leaders;...
  • Watch: Alert sounded in Mumbai as heavy rains continue to lash the city 24-07-2013 01:40 PM

    Normal life in Mumbai has been crippled as heavy rains continue to batter the city for the second day on Wednesday. The BMC on Wednesday issued advisory asking people to step out from their houses only if necessary. ...
  • Heavy rains in Mumbai, BMC asks people to step out only if necessary 24-07-2013 08:30 AM

    Mumbai: Normal life in Mumbai has been crippled as heavy rains continue to batter the city for the second day on Wednesday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now sent an alert to Mumbaikars to move out of their houses only if necessary. There has been a continuous rainfall in...
  • BMC has misplaced over 9,000 important files, reveals RTI query 22-07-2013 09:20 AM

    Mumbai: Major lapses have surfaced in the working of Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. An RTI query has revealed that the department has misplaced over 9,000 files. The RTI query has revealed that BMC's building proposal department has lost the essential construction plans of three landmark buildings, all located...
  • Mumbai: Congress corporator assaulted by Shiv Sena leaders 26-06-2013 12:55 PM

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday was virtually converted into a battle-ground over the fate of the prestigious Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai. The deliberations turned ugly when a woman Congress corporator was assaulted by two Shiv Sena women colleagues and the matter reached the Azad Maidan Police Station...
  • Mumbra building collapse: Death toll rises to 10 21-06-2013 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: Two months after the tragic building collapse in Mumbra, a similar incident took place again on Thursday night. Ten people are dead and atleast 14 injured when a three-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbra district. Out of the ten injured, six are women. Eight fire engines were rushed to the...
  • Mumbai building collapse: Death toll rises to ten, six injured 11-06-2013 10:14 AM

    Mumbai: The death toll in the tragic building collapse in Mahim, Mumbai rose to ten on Tuesday. Six people have been injured in the incident and include a fireman. Two others are still feared trapped in the debris and the rescue operations are on. Altaf Mansion, the five-storey building on...
  • Mumbai: 5-storey building collapses after heavy rain; 4 dead 11-06-2013 07:59 AM

    Mumbai: Another tragic building collapse in Mahim, Mumbai has left four people dead and six injured. The injured include a fireman and many are feared trapped in the debris. Altaf Mansion, the five-storey building on Cadell Road collapsed late on Monday night after it rained heavily in the city. Around...
  • Waterlogged streets, traffic jams: Is BMC prepared to fight rain misery? 10-06-2013 11:55 PM

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) preparedness is once again under question as the drop in temperatures has come with waterlogged streets, traffic jams and delayed train schedules. ...
  • FTN: Is the ban on lingerie mannequins paranoid moral policing? 29-05-2013 11:52 PM

    The Shiv Sena-run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday provisionally cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in the city. ...
  • Mumbaikars slam BMC's approval to ban lingerie-clad mannequins 28-05-2013 11:58 PM

    The Shiv Sena-run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has provisionally cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in the city. The proposal seeks strict action against shopkeepers and hawkers who display such mannequins. ...
  • Removing mannequins won't reduce sex crimes: Mumbaikars 28-05-2013 10:03 PM

    The Shiv Sena-run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday provisionally cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in the city. ...
  • Mumbai: BMC clears proposal banning display of lingerie on mannequins 28-05-2013 12:14 PM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has provisionally cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in the city. The proposal seeks strict action against shopkeepers and hawkers who display such mannequins. The proposal has been cleared on the grounds that such mannequins will excite men and...
  • BMC postpones demolition at Campa Cola Compound to May 2 29-04-2013 10:54 AM

    Mumbai: There seems to be partial relief for the residents of the Campa Cola Compound in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has now postponed the demolition to May 2. The BMC has granted the residents of Worli's Campa Cola compound a 3-day extension. The BMC had issued eviction notices to...