Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: BMC

Planted by Bal Thackeray, felled by rain, saved by BMC: The tale of a ‘VIP’ gulmohar tree

Former Shiv Sena corporators reached the spot as soon as they heard about the tree fall. Newly sworn-in ministers of the rebel Eknath Shinde camp also took stock Thursday.

‘God of Mumbai heritage is in small details’ – BMC is bringing back city’s old street furniture

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s heritage cell is on a mission to restore Mumbai’s heritage street furniture – milestones to bandstands.

Why Uddhav ally Congress is backing Shinde on cancelling MVA govt’s BMC delimitation

As BMC polls loom, Maharashtra govt announces that Mumbai will have 227 wards instead of 236, going back to old ward structure. Congress leader Milind Deora praises move.

Free yoga classes – how BMC plans to boost the immunity of Mumbaikars

The BMC is looking for instructors to conduct free yoga classes at 24 locations across Mumbai to help Mumbaikars boost their immunity.

As Mumbai’s Covid cases see 5-fold spurt in month, BMC intensifies testing-vaccination push

BMC warns of symptomatic cases increasing with onset of monsoon. Maharashtra Health Minister Tope says govt monitoring situation, but no need to panic as hospitalisation rate low.

BMC’s push for tactical urbanism: Mumbai gets new open space in form of Dadar viewing deck

Built at a cost of Rs 6.5 crore, the Dadar viewing deck can accommodate up to 250 people at any given time.

Sena also ‘settling scores through agencies’? How BMC notices to opponents bear party’s stamp

Since 2020, the BMC has sent notices of ‘unauthorised construction’ to at least five high-profile persons who have publicly attacked the MVA and its leaders.

RSS says Thackeray memorial at Shivaji Park disrupting shakha, seeks alternative plot from BMC

In letter written last year, RSS says BMC allotted a 1,755-square-metre plot at Shivaji Park, near the area where Thackeray’s memorial now stands, to the organisation in 1967.

BJP brings up ’93 blasts before BMC poll, slams Shiv Sena for backing ‘Dawood aide’ Nawab Malik

On Wednesday, ED arrested NCP minister Nawab Malik on charges of laundering money for fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, sparking a political slugfest.

How Raj Thackeray and his MNS are planning to resurrect themselves in ‘do-or-die’ BMC polls

Fifteen years since it contested its first BMC election, Raj Thackeray's MNS has been reduced to having just one seat each in the Mumbai civic body and Maharashtra assembly.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.