Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Topic: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

‘Alliance can’t be one-sided’ — why women’s quota in BMC polls has Congress miffed with ally Sena

Congress holds 29 wards in BMC, of which 21 have been reserved for women ahead of polls. Party leaders accuse Sena of 'preferential system' in demarcating wards.

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.

Almost 40°C in March? Why sizzling heatwave caught Mumbai by surprise last week

This year's March maximum as yet slightly lower than for last year — 40.9 degrees Celsius — recorded on 28 March 2021. City's highest-ever March maximum recorded in 1956.

Why stakes are high as BMC comes under administrator without elected members after 40 years

The term of the BMC's publicly elected general body lapsed on 7 March. The Maharashtra cabinet has picked municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal as administrator.

Shiv Sena-led BMC unveils record budget in poll year, with an ‘Aaditya Thackeray’ imprint

BMC’s budget of Rs 45,949 crore for FY23 is 17.7% more than FY22. Allocations have been increased for a number of projects and sectors personally pushed by Aaditya Thackeray.

2022 could be year Mumbai begins to shed ‘under-construction’ look, authorities have a plan

Major projects such as Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link & underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro taking shape in city. With Covid hitting work, Mumbai has become jungle of concrete & iron.

Believe it or not, Mumbai civic schools to offer IB education soon. Parents overjoyed

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is looking to affiliate its schools with the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Board.

51% of Mumbai’s under-18s have coronavirus antibodies, BMC study says amid 3rd wave fears

Conducted by BYL Nair Hospital and Kasturba Molecular Laboratory, the survey was based on 2,176 blood samples collected by BMC from labs across Mumbai.

Bombay HC tells Maharashtra govt, BMC to form ‘SOS’ policy to avoid fake vaccination drives

The High Court further said the state or municipal authorities must have information of private vaccination camps by housing societies & offices to ensure citizens do not suffer.

IAS officer Iqbal Chahal, BMC chief & Mumbai’s Covid hero, was once shunted out by Modi govt

Chahal was serving in the Union home ministry when in 2015 he was moved to the WCD ministry, before he was unceremoniously ‘compelled’ to leave the central government.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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