Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation: News

17 May 2024


How Mumbai Police caught Ghatkopar billboard collapse accused 

The Mumbai Police crime branch arrested Bhavesh Bhinde, the director of the advertisement agency that had erected the illegal billboard in Ghatkopar, on Thursday.

16 May 2024


Petrol pump on which Mumbai billboard fell didn't have clearance

The petrol pump in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, where a billboard collapsed on Monday, killing 16 and injuring over 40 others, did not have an Occupancy Certificate (OC), reports said on Thursday.

16 May 2024


Ex-ATC manager, wife, among 16 killed in Ghatkopar hoarding collapse

A retired Air Traffic Control (ATC) manager and his wife were among the 16 people killed when a 250-ton billboard collapsed during a severe dust storm on Monday in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

14 May 2024

Droupadi Murmu

Mumbai billboard collapse toll rises to 14; FIR registered

The death toll in the Mumbai billboard collapse climbed up to 14 in the early hours of Tuesday.

14 Jan 2024

Milind Deora

Milind Deora family's 5-decade association with Congress: Explained

Congress leader Milind Deora on Sunday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party.

06 Nov 2023


Central government team to evaluate Mumbai's air quality

A central government team is set to visit Mumbai soon as the city continues to battle the worsening air quality.

06 Oct 2023


Mumbai: Massive fire at Goregaon building kills 7; 40 injured

At least seven individuals died and over 40 others suffered injuries after a fire allegedly broke out in a multi-story building in the Goregaon West area of Mumbai.

27 Aug 2023


Mumbai: 3 dead as fire breaks out in Galaxy Hotel

At least three persons were killed and five others injured after a fire broke out at a hotel in the Santacruz area of Mumbai, Maharashtra.

05 Aug 2023

Mumbai Police

BMC COVID-19 centre scam: Ex-Mumbai mayor, other civic officials booked

The Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police on Saturday registered a case against Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and former Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar in connection with the alleged COVID-19 center scam.

23 Jun 2023


Mumbai COVID-19 scam: ED seizes valuables worth Rs. 3 crore

In the raids conducted in an alleged money laundering case linked to the Mumbai COVID-19 scam case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Rs. 68.65 lakh in cash along with jewelry worth Rs. 2.46 crore.

22 Jun 2023


BMC demolishes 'illegal' Shiv Sena (UBT) office, party workers protest

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday demolished an "unauthorized" and "illegal" office of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) in Bandra East, Mumbai.

23 Jan 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

BMC polls: Thackeray announces alliance with Ambedkar's grandson's party VBA

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced an alliance between his faction of the Shiv Sena and Prakash Ambedkar's party Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA).

17 Nov 2022


Another Measles outbreak reported in Mumbai, 20th this year

Amid the latest measles outbreak in Mumbai, a one-year-old boy succumbed to the disease on Monday following complications.

23 Sep 2022

Shiv Sena

HC nod to Thackeray's Sena faction for Dussehra rally

Amid a tug of war between the two factions of the Shiv Sena over conducting the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, the Bombay High Court on Friday gave its order in favor of Uddhav Thackeray's camp of Shiv Sena.

01 Sep 2022


Ganesh Chaturthi: How is Mumbai gearing up for 10-day-long festivities?

Control rooms, watch towers, and strict parking guidelines are just some measures taken by the Mumbai administration as Ganesh Chaturthi festivities kicked off this year.

21 Jul 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: How less tetrapods causing tremors along Mumbai's Marine Drive

Some residents living along the famed Marine Drive road have complained of "strange vibrations" in their houses at high tide.

28 Jun 2022


3 killed, 11 injured in Mumbai residential building collapse

Three people were killed and 11 others were injured when a wing of a four-story residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Kurla suburb around midnight, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control said on Tuesday.

08 Feb 2022


COVID-19 restrictions in Mumbai to be lifted by month-end: Mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions in the city will be lifted by the end of February.

29 Sep 2021


BJP MLA approaches cops against BMC after pregnant woman dies

A Mumbai BJP MLA on Tuesday approached police claiming an eight-month pregnant woman died due to lack of doctors at a civic maternity home.

23 Sep 2021

Marine Drive

Mumbai coastal road project 40% completed, says BMC Commissioner

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has completed 40% physical work of the Rs. 12,000 crore-worth coastal road project from Marine Drive to Worli, including a one-km-long tunnel, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Thursday.

17 Sep 2021


No Delta plus variant found in 376 samples: BMC

No Delta plus variant of COVID-19, considered highly contagious, was found among 376 samples tested in the second round of genome sequencing in Mumbai, a senior civic official said on Thursday.

15 Sep 2021


Mumbai: Byculla zoo welcomed two penguin chicks this year

Two penguin chicks were born in the Mumbai-based Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, popularly known as the Byculla zoo, since May this year, Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Wednesday.

08 Sep 2021


Ganpati festival: BMC bans physical darshan, restricts participation in processions

The Mumbai civic body has issued fresh guidelines for the Ganpati festival beginning from Friday and has banned physical darshan for devotees at public pandals and imposed restrictions on the number of participants in processions during celebrations.

07 Sep 2021


Mumbai has already recorded 2,570 COVID-19 cases in September

In the first six days of September, Mumbai has recorded over 28 percent of the total COVID-19 cases that it had reported during the entire last month, as per civic data.

26 Aug 2021


Fishermen protest against plan to shift them from Crawford Market

Fishermen from Mumbai and neighboring areas have opposed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's plan to relocate fish vendors from Mumbai's Crawford Market.

25 Aug 2021

Shiv Sena

Is Sonu Sood running for Mumbai Mayor? 'Dabangg' actor responds

Will we get to see actor Sonu Sood become Mumbai Mayor in real life?

19 Aug 2021

Uddhav Thackeray

BJP will win Mumbai civic polls: Narayan Rane

Union MSME (Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Minister Narayan Rane paid homage to Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray at his memorial in Mumbai on Thursday and later claimed the BJP will win the forthcoming polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, currently ruled by Sena.

16 Aug 2021


Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties, and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday.

29 Jul 2021


BMC to launch home vaccination for bed-ridden citizens from Friday

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has`Q2` said that it will begin home vaccination of the bed-ridden people in Mumbai against the deadly coronavirus on an experimental basis from Friday.

12 Jul 2021


Mumbai: This is why BMC has sealed Suniel Shetty's building

Actor Suniel Shetty's building in Mumbai has been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on account of the rising COVID-19 cases in the housing complex.

08 Jul 2021


Children under one to receive free pneumococcal vaccine soon: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said it is soon going to administer the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) to children below one year of age to protect them from pneumococcal infections.

04 Jul 2021


BMC to demolish part of Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow 'Pratiksha': Report

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is gearing up to demolish part of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow Pratiksha for its road-widening project soon.

01 Jul 2021


Citizens irked over suspension of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai

Mumbaikars expressed unhappiness over the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive at civic and government-run centers in Mumbai on Thursday due to a shortage of vaccine doses and raised questions over the management of the inoculation program.

29 Jun 2021

Bombay High Court

Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: High Court

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court said that the Mumbai Police, probing instances of fake vaccination camps against COVID-19, must identify the "big fish" in such cases and not spare them.

Patient bitten by rat in a Mumbai civic hospital dies

A 24-year-old patient, who was bitten by a rat near his eye at a civic-run hospital in suburban Ghatkopar, died at the medical facility on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said.

16 May 2021


As Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, 580 COVID-19 patients in Mumbai shifted

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai on Saturday shifted 580 COVID-19 patients from its jumbo units as Cyclone Tauktae is expected to pass by the city later on Sunday.

05 May 2021


Mumbai records 2,554 new COVID-19 cases and 62 fatalities

Mumbai, on Tuesday, reported 2,554 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 62 deaths, taking the count of infections to 6,61,420 and the toll to 13,470, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

05 May 2021


BMC sets up drive-in inoculation center; over 400 get inoculated

As many as 417 persons were administered COVID-19 vaccine jabs at a drive-in inoculation center set up by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on the first day, a civic official said on Tuesday.

06 Apr 2021


Mumbai: BMC restricts entry of people at its offices

In the wake of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has restricted the entry of people at its headquarters and other offices in the city.

02 Apr 2021


Maharashtra: Plea seeks door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for people over 75

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Centre, Maharashtra government, and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to provide door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for people over 75 and those who are physically challenged or bed-ridden.

30 Mar 2021


Mumbai: COVID-19 hospital bed allotment through 'war rooms,' not hospitals

As Mumbai sees a surge in coronavirus infections, the city's civic body has decided to impose a slew of measures for effective management of the outbreak.

27 Mar 2021


Mumbai: Six booked for 'mall hospital' fire

Police has registered an offense of culpable homicide against six persons in connection with the fire at a Bhandup mall, which claimed the lives of nine coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at a hospital located there, an official said on Saturday.

26 Mar 2021


Mumbai: Ten dead in hospital fire, says fire department official

Ten patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital inside a mall in Mumbai where coronavirus patients were being treated, a fire brigade official said on Friday.

25 Mar 2021


Mumbaikars fined Rs. 4-crore in a month for going maskless

Mumbai Police has collected a fine of Rs. four crore in less than a month from two lakh people in the city who were found not wearing masks despite the surge in COVID-19 cases, an official said on Thursday.

24 Mar 2021


Delhi, Mumbai ban Holi celebrations in public amid coronavirus surge

As the coronavirus cases are surging countrywide, Delhi and Mumbai passed orders prohibiting residents from celebrating Holi in public.

20 Mar 2021


Mumbai: Woman stopped over not wearing mask thrashes BMC worker

In a shocking incident, a female Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) worker in Mumbai was attacked by a woman who was stopped for not wearing a protective face mask in a public space and breaking the COVID-19 guidelines in place.

18 Mar 2021


FIR against Mumbai restaurant for flouting COVID-19 norms; 245 fined

Police has registered an FIR against a popular restaurant in Mumbai for allegedly violating COVID-19 rules, civic officials said on Thursday.

17 Feb 2021


Mumbai: Over 15 lakh caught without masks since April 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mumbai civic body has caught over 15 lakh people without face masks at public places in Mumbai since April 2020 and collected over Rs. 30 crore as fine from them, officials said on Wednesday.

16 Feb 2021


Mumbai: 10-12% rise in COVID-19 cases; BMC warns strict measures

Mumbai's civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - has decided to keep its jumbo COVID-19 care centers open till March 31 and has also warned of stricter measures to keep the virus' cases in check.

SC grants relief to Sonu Sood against BMC's notice

The Supreme Court on Friday granted relief to actor Sonu Sood who had moved the top court against an order by the Bombay High Court, dismissing his case against the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) notice.

13 Jan 2021


BMC allows various education boards to conduct exams in Mumbai

The Mumbai civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has allowed various states, national and international educational boards to conduct exams physically as per their schedule in the city while following all COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

13 Jan 2021

Bombay High Court

Sonu Sood is a "habitual offender," BMC tells High Court

Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) called actor Sonu Sood a "habitual offender" in its affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.

11 Jan 2021

Bombay High Court

Sonu Sood moves court against BMC's illegal construction notice

Actor Sonu Sood has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) notice over alleged illegal construction against him.

07 Jan 2021

Bombay High Court

BMC files a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood

Actor Sonu Sood, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work for migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has landed in legal trouble.

04 Jan 2021

Shiv Sena

After Kangana's attack, Urmila Matondkar hits back at her

Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar has hit back at actor Kangana Ranaut for commenting on the purchase of her new office space.

02 Jan 2021


'Grave violation,' says court on Kangana Ranaut merging her flats

A civil court in Mumbai has observed that Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has illegally merged three of her flats in the city's Khar area.

Dharavi logs zero coronavirus cases for first time since April

Labeled as a coronavirus hotspot once, Dharavi, believed to be the largest slum in Asia, reported no new coronavirus cases on Friday since April 1 when the first infection came to light.

Kangana Ranaut moves Supreme Court in office demolition case

After receiving a big relief last week against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the office demolition row, actor Kangana Ranaut has now filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

01 Dec 2020


BMC to use AI-based voice analysis to detect COVID-19 risk

Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), will start a pilot project of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based voice analysis test to determine the risk of COVID-19.

27 Nov 2020

Bombay High Court

Bombay HC quashes BMC's demolition order for Kangana Ranaut's office

The Bombay High Court on Friday quashed an order issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) directing the demolition of alleged alterations made to actor Kangana Ranaut's office in Mumbai.

24 Nov 2020


Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's office demolition case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 27, according to reports.

17 Nov 2020


Coronavirus: Maharashtra registers lowest single-day tally in over five months

On Monday, Maharashtra reported 2,535 fresh coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day figure since early-June. The number of cases in the state now stands at 17,49,777 and fatalities at 46,034 after 60 more people lost their lives yesterday.

06 Nov 2020


Mumbai sees the lowest active COVID-19 cases in 5 months

Mumbai has reported the lowest number of active COVID-19 cases in the last five months as the number dropped to 16,000 on Thursday thanks to a rise in the recovery rate of the affected patients.

23 Oct 2020


Major fire at Mumbai mall; 3,500 evacuated from adjacent building

A major fire broke out at a mall in Mumbai last night prompting officials to evacuate nearly 3,500 people from the adjacent building, reports said on Friday.

17 Oct 2020


Mumbai court orders FIR against Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli

A Bandra metropolitan court has ordered the registration of a police complaint or FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel based on a complaint filed before it.

14 Sep 2020

Shiv Sena

"PoK analogy was bang on": Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai

Reiterating her controversial stance that Mumbai to her now feels like the militancy-infused Pakistan-occupied Kashmir area, actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday left the city for her hometown in Himachal Pradesh.

09 Sep 2020


Bombay HC stays BMC's demolition of Kangana's Mumbai office

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition of actor Kangana Ranaut's Mumbai office by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

30 Aug 2020


Lata Mangeshkar's building in Mumbai sealed due to COVID-19

Veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar's residential building in Mumbai, Prabhukunj, was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Aug 2020


Mumbai makes institutional isolation mandatory for COVID-19 patients above 50

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has modified its guidelines for COVID-19 patients in Mumbai and has urged that all the virus-affected people (who are above 50) should opt for mandatory institutional isolation even if they are asymptomatic.

21 Aug 2020


Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, BMC issues advisory, urges caution

Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has urged people to exercise caution while using 13 bridges that are in dilapidated conditions, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations.