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13 killed in building collapse

In what is seen as a huge embarrassment for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), its own multi-storeyed building, which housed its own employees, collapsed like a pack of cards on Friday morn

BMC files 352 complaints against parties


In findings which may raise questions about their own authenticity, five wards in the city were found to be without any illegal hoardings and banners during the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s dr

Artificial ponds, real impact


The concept of immersing Ganesh idols in artificial ponds, that seemed alien to Mumbaikars, is now catching up slowly.

The curse of unreliable consultants


The BMC’s decision to appoint a consultant to monitor the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) works is yet another sign of the civic body’s over reliance on so-called “expert part

BMC’s waste plan still in the dumps

With only seven months left for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to bring the entire city under its house-to-house garbage collection project, the civic body has reached just over the half

Govinda gela re to New York

For the first time in the history of the dahi handi festival, govindas in the city will be exhibiting their skills of performing human towers in the United States.

Byculla rhino set to head for Delhi

In a couple of days, the two female rhinoceros at the National Zoological Park at New Delhi will have a new mate in Shiva, the solitary male one-horned rhinoceros at the Byculla zoo. Following an agonising wait of five days, Shiva finally stepped into the transport cage on Sunday. He would be shifted to the New Delhi zoo by Wednesday.

solitary rhino not willing to leave zoo

The BMC officials have toiled hard for years to find a mate for Shiva, a solitary male one-horned rhinoceros at the Byculla zoo. Now, that they have finally found him a young rhino in her 20s at New Delhi, he seems unwilling to leave the zoo, which had been his home for the last 28 years.

No transfers even after 3 yrs?

In the backdrop of the missing files controversy in the BMC, it has come to light that nearly 150 officials and employees in the Development Plan (DP) and the Building Proposal (BP) have not been tran


The unexpected downpour this monsoon has dampened the BMC’s spirits as it exposed its inability to tactfully deal with the pothole menace in the city.

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