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Ramdas Athawale says party supports Sena-BJP in Aurangabad civic polls

Taking partial credit for Sena candidate Trupti Sawant’s victory in the Bandra bypoll, Athawale said her vote count would have dropped by at least 15,000 had his party not supported the saffron outfit. Full News here – Mumbai News

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By-poll dress rehearsal raises Sena’s hopes for civic elections

The Shiv Sena, which combined a well-crafted strategy with organisational networking to win the Bandra (East) assembly by-election, plans to replicate the strategy in the forthcoming Aurangabad and Navi Mumbai municipal corporation elections, sources said. Full News here – Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News – Times of India

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Activist bats for noise mapping across Mumbai, writes to civic chief

Concerned over rising decibel levels in the city, an anti-noise pollution activist has written the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, requesting for a comprehensive mapping system that can provide a more informed insight with respect to the noise levels within the city. Full News here – Mumbai News

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4/7/2015: FRONT PAGE: Did the civic body forget fire temples while preparing development plan?

Mumbai: If the new draft development plan (DP) 2034 has its way, the already shrinking Parsi community of Mumbai has much to worry. Several Parsi agiaries (fire temples) have not been marked in the city’s development blueprint, which provides for the… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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Civic school sweeper held for sexual abusing 11-year-old girl

A 28-year-old sweeper working in a municipal school at Null Bazaar has been arrested by the JJ Marg police on charges of sexually abusing an 11-year old-student. The girl informed the police that the sweeper, identified as Pankaj Koli, had been abusing her for the past two months. Full News here – Mumbai News

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3/22/2015: FRONT PAGE: Civic body racks its brains over formula to tax slums

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC), working to implement a new property tax regime, plans to bring all properties including slums under the tax bracket. But though it plans to collect tax from June, 2015, the corporation has still not come… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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Bombay High Court rejects ex-employee's plea against civic body

Bombay High Court rejects ex-employee's plea against civic body In a first of its kind case, the Bombay high court recently refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a former employee of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation. Prakash Kukreja, the former employee, sought directions against its … Full News here – Read more […]

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2/3/2015: FRONT PAGE: New surcharge to replace LBT in state 15,000 cr debt stares at civic body

Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to scrap the Local Body Tax (LBT). This levy is likely to be replaced with a surcharge on value-added tax (VAT) from the new financial year. Even this surcharge will be a stop-gap arrangement as the country is poised to… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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Trupti Malvi bribery case: Chandrakant Patil says he will seek dissolution of civic body if mayor found guilty

A day after a bribery case was registered against Kolhapur Mayor Trupti Malvi and her personal assistant, state Cooperative Minister Chandrakant Patil today said he will request dissolution of the municipal corporation if allegations are found to be true. Full News here – Mumbai News

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Over 90% complaints to civic corporation remain unaddressed

Out of 205 complaints, received by the nodal officers of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) since September 2014, only 22 have been addressed so far while 183 complaints made so far have gone unheeded Full News here – Mumbai News

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Chembur pool revamp to be floated before civic panel in Mumbai

A proposal to repair and reconstruct an Olympic-size swimming pool in Chembur is finally expected to come up before the civic standing committee on Friday. Full News here – Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News – Times of India

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12/25/2014: FRONT PAGE: 105 of 143 civic schools do not have a headmaster

Mumbai: How come one can expect a ship to sail without its captain? But it can happen in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corpration (BMC) schools. Approximately 70% of BMC schools are functioning without headmasters for last couple of years. The lackadaisical… Full News here – DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition

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12/21/2014: FRONT PAGE: Civic body plans to splurge ` 2.2 crore of taxpayers’ money on cars for netas, babus

The BMC, which has often been criticised for splurging public money on vehicles for its corporators and officials, doesn’t seem to be, in any way, affected by it. The civic body has now proposed purchasing vehicles for House leader, deputy municipal… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra civic bodies to take steps to prevent dengue

Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra civic bodies to take steps to prevent dengue The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed municipal bodies in Maharashtra to inform it through separate affidavits what steps they had taken to prevent dengue from spreading. The order was given by a bench headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah on a … […]

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11/30/2014: FRONT PAGE: Now, BJP to go it alone in civic, zilla parishad elections

Two days after the formal discussion between Shiv Sena and BJP resumed in Mumbai, it hit a dead end on Saturday, with both parties refusing to soften their stand. BJP had sent a new interlocutor, union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas… Full News here – DNA Sunday (Mumbai)

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