The Bombay High Court rejected on Thursday the bail pleas of a Shiv Sena worker and a contractor arrested in connection with a building collapse incident here in which 17 people were killed in July last year.
Milind Deora column: Only a Mayor directly elected by the people of Mumbai can end the civic mess we are in
Mumbai is perennially plagued by host of civic hazards. Inefficient garbage disposal systems, water contamination, and ailing public health infrastructure are only some of the reminders of civic and political apathy in the city.
It is being said that the Ghatkopar building, Sai Darshan, "collapsed" but when you wade through the finer points the cause, it should be categorised as the wilful pulling down of the building.