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Ajoy Mehta is new Maharashtra chief secy: Ex-BMC commissioner faces challenge of bailing state out of water crisis
The current drought situation in Maharashtra is grimmer than faced by the state in 1972, as farmers in various districts have reportedly lost all their crop and are facing water shortage. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar alleged that 95 percent of the farmers have not received the benefit of the central government's crop insurance scheme.
Mumbai's BMC presents Rs 30,692-crore budget for 2019-20, proposes Rs 44 crore as capital investment for BEST
The Mumbai civic body on Monday earmarked Rs 4,151 crore for health and Rs 2,074 crore for primary education besides allocating funds for a number of infrastructure projects in its Rs 30,692-crore budget for 2019 -20.
BEST strike in Mumbai Day 6: Meeting between unions, management ends in impasse; govt to submit status report in HC
Over 32,000 BEST employees have been on strike since Tuesday, 15 January, and its fleet of 3,200-odd buses have been off the roads of the metropolis, causing severe inconvenience to several lakh commuters. The union has yet to receive any written proposal from the BEST management to address the concerns of the workers on strike.
Nearly a year after Kamala Mills fire, BMC finds gross illegalities, violations in compound premises
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in its ongoing inspection of the Kamala Mills Compound premises, has found gross illegalities, including rampant floor space index (FSI) misuse, and amalgamation and alterations of balconies without permission in many units.
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam demands suspension of BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta over privatisation of land in city
City Congress president Sanjay Nirupam urged Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday to suspend BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta for his alleged involvement in losing Rs 500 crore-worth prime piece of land in suburban Jogeshwari.
BMC will take call on declaring school holiday on rainy days, says Vinod Tawde amid criticism
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will take a call on declaring holiday for schools and colleges in the city in the event of heavy rain, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde announced on Wednesday.
Mumbai Development Plan 2034: Key takeaways from blueprint for city's land use over next 16 years
The major takeaways of the revised development plan are affordable housing, and infusion of new land that can be developed.
31% of all patients at Mumbai's civic hospitals suffer from psychological disorders, says BMC report
People with psychological disorders accounted for the majority of patients admitted to municipal healthcare centres in Mumbai, said a BMC report.
After widespread criticism over Mumbai river anthem music video, Devendra Fadnavis skips Dahisar River March
Amid a controversy over a music video released to save the rivers in Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and Sudhir Mungantiwar skipped the Dahisar River March
Devendra Fadnavis' musical video: Maharashtra CM says nothing wrong in appearing in video for public cause
After coming under attack for appearing in a music video, Devendra Fadnavis defended himself by saying that 'there was nothing wrong in appearing in the video'.
Devendra Fadnavis, wife Amruta appear in music video to save Mumbai's rivers; Opposition parties slam 'shocking' song
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has appeared in a music video with wife Amruta, as the couple urges Mumbai's citizens to do more to save the city's water bodies
BMC follows through on Ajoy Mehta's plan of clamping down on errant officers, chargesheets five in Kamala Mills fire case
The BMC has submitted its chargesheet following its investigation into the fire at Lower Parel's Kamala Mills compound on 29 December, in which 14 persons lost their lives, and has named five officials
Mumbai's new real estate makeover plan may help India ascend World Bank's ease of doing business ranks
If India intends to climb 'Ease of Doing Business' index, it will depend on its two biggest cities, Mumbai & Delhi – where data for rankings is collected.
BMC presents Rs 27,258 cr budget for 2018-19; coastal road, Goregaon-Mulund Link Road to get impetus
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation presented a budget of Rs 27,258 crore for 2018-19, an increase of 8.4 percent from the current fiscal's figure of Rs 25,151 crore, with no new tax or hikes added to the existing tax regime.
BMC Budget updates: 97 women personnel to join Mumbai fire brigade, announces Ajoy Mehta
The BMC will present its Budget for the year 2018-19 on Friday, a day after finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union budget
Mumbai fire officers' association seeks better working conditions, threatens to stop inspections of commercial premises
Seeking better working conditions, the Mumbai Fire Brigade Officers Association (FBOA) has threatened to stop carrying out fire safety inspections of commercial establishments.
'Self-compliance will strengthen policing and security': BMC chief Ajoy Mehta shares with Firstpost his vision for Mumbai
BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta visited the offices of Firstpost on Monday, 22 January, to shed more light on what self-compliance means, and also on other issues the city faces today.
Mumbai court remands Kamala Mills director, fire brigade officer, hookah company owner to police custody till 25 January
Three persons, who were arrested on Saturday in connection with the fire at a pub in the Kamala Mills Compound in Mumbai, have been sent to police custody till 25 January.
Kamala Mills fire: BMC can't be its own judge, report clearing civic body hard to digest
The primary responsibility of the Kamala Mills fire lies with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), and as head of the civic body, with the municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta.
Kamala Mills fire: BMC adopts Narendra Modi's diktat on self-regulation to up accountability; says failure will mean criminal charges
Everybody who failed to notice there were safety violations in Mumbai's Kamala Mills fire case would be pulled up, the civic body said, and urged the government to amend the laws to make failure or refusal of self-attestation an illegal offence