Illegal Buildings

  • Mumbai: BMC officials return from Campa Cola Society as residents block their entry June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Prevented by the residents of Campa Cola Society from entering the compound, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials returned without beginning the eviction process. The officials said that they will report to their senior officers. "We will brief the senior officers and BMC commissioner on the ground situation and a decision...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: Mourners pray as army wraps up rescue op May 14, 2013

    Dhaka: Thousands of mourners gathered on Tuesday at the wreckage of the Bangladesh's worst building disaster to offer prayers for the 1,127 people who died when the eight-storeyed structure collapsed in April. The Islamic prayer service was held a day after the army ended the nearly three week, painstaking search...
  • Thane: Buses damaged as bandh begins against demolition April 18, 2013

    Thane: A bandh called by major political parties in Thane against ongoing demolition of illegal structures without providing alternate accommodation to the occupants began with some persons damaging at least 12 buses in the wee hours on Thursday, police said. Parties, including the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and...
  • Mumbai illegal buildings: Police call for zero tolerance against corruption April 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh termed the act of constables accepting bribe to allow illegal constructions in the city as "shameful" and said there should be "zero tolerance for such criminal conduct". Thirty-six policemen were suspended on Thursday after a sting operation exposed the nexus between the police and...
  • Thane: NCP MLA prevented Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings April 11, 2013

    In June 2011, officials of the forest department had complained to the Chief Secretary of Mahraashtra against local NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. They stated that their officials were forcibly stopped and threatened by Awhad's supporters when they were demolishing illegal encroachments in the same area where the building collapsed. The...
  • Illegal constructions: 'Constables taking bribe won't be spared' April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Thirty-six police constables were suspended after a sting operation exposed the nexus between the policemen and builders. The sting operations, conducted by a social activist, showed 15 policemen accepting bribe to allow illegal constructions in Mumbai's Kurla area. The expose comes a week after an illegal building collapsed in...
  • Thane: NCP MLA stopped Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings April 10, 2013

    Thane: A week after a building collapsed in Thane's Mumbra area killing 74 people, Network 18 has accessed documents which show that local Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jitendra Awhad had prevented the Forest Department from demolishing illegal constructions in the area despite a court order. The documents reveal that...
  • Municipality goes on demolition drive in Thane April 6, 2013

    Thane: The police on Saturday finally made a breakthrough in the Thane building collapse with the arrest of two of the building's builders. However, survivors are losing hope as the Municipal Corporation goes into a demolition overdrive. "I am threatening the Chief Minister. If he doesn't respond, I will go on...
  • Thane building collapse: Woman rescued alive April 6, 2013

    Thane: A woman, stuck under the debris of the illegal building in Thane that collapsed on Thursday evening, was rescued alive after 24 hours. The woman was talking to her rescuers after she was pulled out of the debris. She was taken to Thane Civil Hospital in an ambulance after her...
  • Thane building collapse: Death toll rises to 48 April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Forty eight people have reportedly died and over 60 have been injured in Maharashtra's worst building collapse in a decade, after a seven-storied under-construction illegal building collapsed in Thane on Thursday. According to the Thane Deputy Collector, the dead included 12 children and five women and over 36 people...
  • Thane building collapse: Death toll rises to 42 April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Forty two people have reportedly died and over 60 have been injured after a seven-storied under-construction illegal building collapsed in Thane on Thursday. According to the Thane Deputy Collector, the dead included nine children and five women and over 30 people have sustained serious injuries in the incident. Reportedly many...
  • Chennai: another illegal building at T Nagar? November 22, 2011

    CHENNAI: You might believe that the recent actions initiated by the Corporation and the CMDA, which sealed a number of commercial complexes in Ranganathan Street for violating planning norms, would have sent a strong message to the law breakers. However, an RTI filed by the residents of T Nagar with...
  • 300 police posts in Mumbai illegal, unauthorised September 8, 2007

    Mumbai: Police posts in Mumbai are breaking the law. More than 300 police posts (beat chowkies) in the city have no sanction either from the home department or the municipal corporation. Around 21 police posts have been built from funds provided by builders and private companies. That’s the startling fact Mumbai...