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Bakri Eid: Trust challenges BMC notice allowing animal slaughter

Bakri Eid: Trust challenges BMC notice allowing animal slaughter

Civic body gave permission to kill outside Deonar abattoir A trust has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on July 24 granting permission to slaughter sheep and goats outside the Deonar abattoir ahead of Bakri Eid. Vinod Jain, …

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Mumbai ranked third, Navi Mumbai one step ahead

Mumbai ranked third, Navi Mumbai one step ahead

Ease of Living Index gives thumbs up to Mumbai in public open spaces, mixed land use, compactness, but residents find the rankings surprising Mumbai has ranked first among mega cities in the Ease of Living Index 2018. In the overall ranking, the city has come third among 111 cities, only behind …

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Mayor may not get BMC’s bungalow on Malabar Hill

Mayor may not get BMC’s bungalow on Malabar Hill

Eviction notice says it needs repairs, audit report suggests demolition Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, will have to vacate his Malabar Hill bungalow as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday served an eviction notice, stating that the building is dilapidated. But that does not guarantee the bungalow, civic …

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Girl dies, iron supplement blamed

Girl dies, iron supplement blamed

Class VI student of Govandi school dies 4 days after school medication; over 500 kids taken to hospital Several hundred students of a Govandi school, who had been administered iron and folic acid tablets four days ago, were taken to hospital after a 12-year-old student died early on Friday. As …

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Thursday was just another day

Thursday was just another day

With high police security and protesters resorting to sit-in, Maratha bandh had no impact on city Mumbai: In a stark contrast to the protest two weeks ago, Mumbai remained calm and peaceful on Thursday despite the bandh call given by Maratha organisations demanding reservation. While Pune, Latur and Nashik witnessed violent agitations, …

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BEST buses lose 10% trips daily as traffic jams slow them down

BEST buses lose 10% trips daily as traffic jams slow them down

It mulls levying fines on vehicles parked at 6,500 bus stops Mumbai: The Brihan mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, on an average, complete 90% of the scheduled trips daily, owing to major traffic snarls. A BEST official said around 10% of the scheduled trips remains incomplete as vehicles get stuck …

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Where a cup of coffee is served with a difference

Where a cup of coffee is served with a difference

Café Arpan, which has employed people with disabilities, offers its customers an enriching experience Café Arpan, a restaurant run by persons with disabilities, left an indelible impression on its customers who went there to celebrate Friendship Day on Sunday. The four-day-old café near Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, Santacruz, …

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The Khatu touch: taking forward her father’s legacy

The Khatu touch: taking forward her father’s legacy

Noted Ganesh idol sculptor Vijay Khatu’s daughter says she couldn’t bear to think of her father’s name disappearing just because he was gone At an idol-making workshop in India United Mill Compound at Currey Road, a four-foot-something woman is issuing instructions to workers shaping huge Ganesha idols. At the same …

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