Mumbai

Ambiguity on plastic ban still remains: corporators

Ambiguity on plastic ban still remains: corporators

Govt. flayed for not doing enough to create awareness before implementation Mumbai: Corporators criticised the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration at the general assembly on Thursday, for its failure to clear doubts on the plastic ban. They wanted to know whey they were not taken into confidence before the government …

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Bridge fell due to corrosion, cables

Bridge fell due to corrosion, cables

Preliminary CRS report blames BMC, Railways for Andheri bridge collapse The Gokhale bridge at Andheri collapsed due to corrosion, cables and paver blocks, according to preliminary findings by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS). The report has classified the accident as a ‘Failure of Railway staff & others’, and held …

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‘Culpable homicide cases in plane, ROB crashes’

‘Culpable homicide cases in plane, ROB crashes’

Fadnavis promises action against guilty in both incidents, which claimed six lives; slums near airport to be redeveloped Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said cases of culpable homicide will be filed against the owner of UY Aviation Pvt. Ltd. after the government receives a report on the Ghatkopar plane …

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Leptospirosis scare: killed 2.11 lakh rats, claims BMC

Leptospirosis scare: killed 2.11 lakh rats, claims BMC

Faced with fourth death due to disease, civic body details anti-rodent measures Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), faced with four deaths due to leptospirosis — a disease caused by rats — this monsoon, said on Tuesday that it has killed 2.11 lakh rodents in the past six months. It …

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Uproar in Maharashtra Assembly over Shivaji statue

Uproar in Maharashtra Assembly over Shivaji statue

After Opposition anger, BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar apologises for terming the topic of discussion ‘vague’ The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes after the Opposition took umbrage at BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar terming “vague” the topic of discussion on the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea. …

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Vihar lake overflows; city receives 98.4 mm rain on wet Monday

Vihar lake overflows; city receives 98.4 mm rain on wet Monday

Gets nearly 72% of average rainfall for the year Mumbai: The city recorded 94.8 mm rainfall till Monday morning, receiving almost 72% of its annual average rainfall already. Vihar lake is the latest to overflow, after Tulsi and Modak Sagar. Mumbai saw heavy rains on Sunday, which continued till Monday …

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Maharashtra Assembly: Opposition members stay put in the House past midnight

Maharashtra Assembly: Opposition members stay put in the House past midnight

They give up protest after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervenes In an unprecedented move on late Monday night, opposition MLAs from Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil refused to move out of Assembly demanding announcement of relief package for farmers suffering from crop …

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130-year-old Watson’s Hotel balcony crashes

130-year-old Watson’s Hotel balcony crashes

Parked taxi crushed by debris, road cordoned off Mumbai: A parked taxi was crushed when the fourth-floor balcony of the Esplanade Mansion at Kala Ghoda collapsed on Sunday evening. The taxi driver, Mahendra Yadav, who had gone to drink water a few minutes ago, escaped unhurt. Officials said the incident …

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Ministers differ on role of potholes in fatal mishaps

Ministers differ on role of potholes in fatal mishaps

Eknath Shinde takes cognisance of fatality on pothole-riddled Sion-Panvel Highway; can’t blame bad roads, says Chandrakant Patil A day after a 27-year-old man died in an accident at Turbhe on the Sion-Panvel Highway, MSRDC Minister Eknath Shinde said he will be ordering a probe against the contractor responsible for maintenance. …

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Man mowed down by truck after bike skids over pothole in Kalyan

Man mowed down by truck after bike skids over pothole in Kalyan

Victim’s family demands action against KDMC; driver on the run; fifth pothole-related death since June Mumbai: Potholes claimed another life on Friday morning, with a building material supplier being run over by a truck when his two-wheeler skidded over a pothole on the road leading to Gandhari Bridge in Kalyan …

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