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A BMC official collects fine from commuters for not wearing face masks, at CSMT, in Mumbai on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

In 10 days, Mumbai's daily Covid-19 cases near Nov level; second wave fear looms

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The doubling rate of cases in Mumbai has dropped to 371 days, down from 393 on Friday, 417 on Thursday, 445 on Tuesday, and 455 on Monday.
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A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo )
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo )

High-risk contact of Covid-19 patient in Mumbai? Quarantine at home or face jail

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:36 AM IST
  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to file first information reports (FIR) against home-quarantine violators and then send them to mandatory institutional quarantine.
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As soon as he drinks from the bottle of sanitiser, he was alerted by others who knew it was the bottle of sanitiser. (Photo; ANI)
As soon as he drinks from the bottle of sanitiser, he was alerted by others who knew it was the bottle of sanitiser. (Photo; ANI)

BMC official accidentally 'drinks' sanitiser instead of water | Watch

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:52 PM IST
"Bottles of water and sanitiser kept there were similar. So it happened," BMC joint municipal commissioner Ramesh Pawar said.
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 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 crore has been set aside for the opening of 10 new CBSE schools under the civic body. These schools will be housed in existing BMC buildings and will be free of the children of the respective buildings. (Representational Image)
2 crore has been set aside for the opening of 10 new CBSE schools under the civic body. These schools will be housed in existing BMC buildings and will be free of the children of the respective buildings. (Representational Image)

BMC allocates 2945.78 crore for education in budget for 2021-22

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:46 PM IST
The civic body has set aside an amount of 15.90 crore for supplying essential Covid-19 equipment like hand sanitizers, soap, hand wash and others, anticipating the re-opening of schools in the coming days.
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BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)
BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)

BMC budget 2021: New taxes unlikely but property tax to be revised later

By Eeshanpriya MS | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:22 PM IST
  • Important departments such as health, education, and infrastructure will not see a cut in the budgetary allocation this year, said a civic official.
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BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Want health insurance for sanitation workers’

By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:28 AM IST
Across India, close to 20 million municipal workers like Rajesh Tambe became an effective frontline force to manage containment zones and provide essential supplies, apart from carrying out daily santisation of localities. Many of them died due to exposure to the virus and other hazardous waste.
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Talking about the allegations of illegal construction levelled against him, Sonu Sood said that he will follow the court's order.
Talking about the allegations of illegal construction levelled against him, Sonu Sood said that he will follow the court's order.

Sonu Sood reacts to BMC calling him ‘habitual offender’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:33 PM IST
  • Sonu Sood responded to the BMC's allegations that he has converted a residential building into a hotel without a license. He said that he has 'followed all the rules from (his) side'.
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The court posted the plea for further hearing next week and asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file its affidavit in response to the petition.(File Photo)
The court posted the plea for further hearing next week and asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file its affidavit in response to the petition.(File Photo)

HC seeks BMC reply on PIL alleging rigging of tenders for medicines

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:51 PM IST
MLA Ashish Shelar also alleged in the public interest litigation that conditions in the tender for supply of medicines and disinfectants was changed for the benefit of certain manufacturers. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni, however, noted that judicial review of a tender process was not advisable.
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Sonu Sood.(PTI)
Sonu Sood.(PTI)

BMC accuses actor Sonu Sood of converting residential building into hotel, files case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:12 PM IST
The BMC has filed the case under Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act accusing Sood of increasing, altering the structure and changing the use of land without prior permission.
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Himalaya bridge collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT FILE)
Himalaya bridge collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT FILE)

CSMT bridge in Mumbai likely to be ready by 2022-end

By Mehul Thakkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:48 PM IST
According to civic officials, BMC has floated bids to appoint a contractor for the reconstruction of the Himalaya foot overbridge (FoB) that had collapsed in March 2019, killing seven
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Kangana Ranaut at Siddhivinayak temple in December last year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Kangana Ranaut at Siddhivinayak temple in December last year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mumbai court says Ranaut violated sanctioned plan at her Khar residence and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A woman walks past a painting outside an art school in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A woman walks past a painting outside an art school in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

Mumbai: BMC permits food delivery post 11 pm on New Year’s Eve

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:56 PM IST
The civic body made the announcement through its official Twitter handle @mybmc.
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked its ward officers, private hospitals, and societies to inform the civic body if they find any returnees from the UK and West Asia.(AP)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked its ward officers, private hospitals, and societies to inform the civic body if they find any returnees from the UK and West Asia.(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BMC asks for details on UK, West Asia returnees as new strain of virus raises concern and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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representational photo.(REUTERS)
representational photo.(REUTERS)

Mumbai civic body seeks info on UK, West Asia returnees amid concerns about new virus strain

By Rupsa Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:43 PM IST
As many as 1,200 of 2,600 passengers, who have returned from the UK and West Asia to Mumbai from November 25 and December 28, have been tested
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People take pictures near the closed gate of Sacred Heart Cathedral Church on the eve of Christmas, in New Delhi. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, churches in Delhi will have low key Christmas celebrations this year with limited attendance for the mass and prohibition of entry of visitors.(PTI)
People take pictures near the closed gate of Sacred Heart Cathedral Church on the eve of Christmas, in New Delhi. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, churches in Delhi will have low key Christmas celebrations this year with limited attendance for the mass and prohibition of entry of visitors.(PTI)

Several cities issue guidelines for New Year’s Eve as India reports new UK strain

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The Union health ministry, police officials and state health departments have urged residents in major cities to adhere to the guidelines as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to affect people across the country.
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Schools will remain closed till January 15, 2021, in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)
Schools will remain closed till January 15, 2021, in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)

All Mumbai schools to remain closed till January 15: BMC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Mumbai’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) rose to 292,008 after 537 news cases and six deaths were reported on Tuesday, according to the government.
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The decision has been taken in addition to the order issued on November 30, in which the Odisha Government had explicitly prohibited large social gatherings.(PTI file photo)
The decision has been taken in addition to the order issued on November 30, in which the Odisha Government had explicitly prohibited large social gatherings.(PTI file photo)

No ‘zero night’ celebration on New Year’s eve in Bhubaneswar

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:02 PM IST
In its order, the BMC said the zero-hour celebration in hotels, clubs, restaurants, and mandaps on the eve of New Year 2021 is prohibited.
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Kangana Ranaut has returned to Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)
Kangana Ranaut has returned to Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)

Kangana Ranaut returns to Mumbai with full security, actor and sister Rangoli adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, watch

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:35 AM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut, accompanied by her family including sister Rangoli and nephew Prithviraj, returned to Mumbai. This is her first visit after her one-week stay in the city in September this year.
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India recorded 279 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll due to the virus to 147,622.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
India recorded 279 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll due to the virus to 147,622.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: These states have renewed restrictions ahead of new year celebrations

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The states have also listed out precautions to be taken to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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According to a report by the think tank Observer Research Foundation, Dharavi houses 20,000 small-scale work units, while the rest are made up of shanties with community toilets(AP)
According to a report by the think tank Observer Research Foundation, Dharavi houses 20,000 small-scale work units, while the rest are made up of shanties with community toilets(AP)

Dharavi model underlines importance of community participation: Senior health official

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) relied on three tactics - tracking, testing, and treating, which came to be known as the Dharavi model and was driven by Kiran Dighavkar, an assistant municipal commissioner with BMC.
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File photo: Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(REUTERS)
File photo: Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(REUTERS)

Over 1,500 landed in Mumbai from UK, other countries since Tuesday; none found infected yet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Of 1,688 passengers who arrived in Mumbai recently, 745 have been quarantined in private hotels across the city.
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All cities and municipal corporation areas in Maharashtra will be under night curfew for 7 hours from 11pm to 6am starting from December 22, 2020, until January 5, 2021.(Hindustan Times | Representational image)
All cities and municipal corporation areas in Maharashtra will be under night curfew for 7 hours from 11pm to 6am starting from December 22, 2020, until January 5, 2021.(Hindustan Times | Representational image)

Maharashtra’s night curfew at cities to begin today: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:02 PM IST
A high-level meeting called by Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday decided to implement the night curfew across cities in the state.
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The NGT noted that India is one of the recognised mega-diverse countries of the world, harbouring nearly seven to eight per cent of the recorded species of the world.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)
The NGT noted that India is one of the recognised mega-diverse countries of the world, harbouring nearly seven to eight per cent of the recorded species of the world.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)

NGT extends time for constitution of biodiversity management committees

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:28 PM IST
The order was passed after some states sought extension of time on account of the pandemic and also waiver of the requirement to pay compensation for the delay.
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A file photo of New Year parties on December 31, 2019(PHOTO: Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
A file photo of New Year parties on December 31, 2019(PHOTO: Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

2021: Restaurants gear up for an unusual New Year’s Eve

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has restricted all celebrations on December 31, 2020 till 11.30pm this year
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Mumbai to have at least 48 Covid-19 vaccination centres for general citizens: BMC

By Mehul Thakkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 11:11 AM IST
There will be two to three vaccination centres in each of the 24 administrative wards of the city, according to civic officials involved in process
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On Saturday last week, BMC raided three night clubs in the city in the Bandra and Lower Parel area, after receiving a tip that they were operating overnight on Friday. Subsequently, atleast a 1,000 people were asked to leave by BMC officers during the raid, and many others left voluntarily.(HT Archive)
On Saturday last week, BMC raided three night clubs in the city in the Bandra and Lower Parel area, after receiving a tip that they were operating overnight on Friday. Subsequently, atleast a 1,000 people were asked to leave by BMC officers during the raid, and many others left voluntarily.(HT Archive)

BMC wants a night curfew to rein in Mumbai clubs; Maharashtra govt reluctant

By Eeshanpriya MS | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:11 PM IST
According to the municipal commissioner, if citizens continue to violate the Epidemic Act and the establishments continue to operate overnight, the government will be forced to impose a curfew
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The new vaccine storage facility is being set up considering the city’s need for extensive Covid-19 vaccination, and it would be used for long-term.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo)
The new vaccine storage facility is being set up considering the city’s need for extensive Covid-19 vaccination, and it would be used for long-term.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo)

BMC sets up new Covid-19 vaccine storage facility in Mumbai

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The BMC has identified its own five-storey building at Kanjurmarg in the eastern suburbs for the new Covid-19 vaccine storage facility, which will be set up on its first floor.
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)

BMC aims to vaccinate 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Expecting a rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine early next year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the blueprint of its immunisation process aims to vaccinate around 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month in the first phase.
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After victory in the high court, Kangana has moved the Supreme Court and filed a caveat.(PTI)
After victory in the high court, Kangana has moved the Supreme Court and filed a caveat.(PTI)

Demolition row: Kangana Ranaut moves Supreme Court, files caveat

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Kangana has moved the Supreme Court and filed a caveat after the Bombay high court set aside BMC’s demolition notice.
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Rapid antigen tests being conducted at Dadar.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Rapid antigen tests being conducted at Dadar.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Covid-19 in Mumbai: BMC relies more on antigen tests since September

By Mehul R Thakkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Civic body says ratio changed, but no. of RT-PCR tests has not dropped drastically; experts say not ideal
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