The non- governmental organisation ( NGO), Indian Peoples'Tribunal started conducting a public hearing of the grievances of locals against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant.

City and Industrial Development Corporation ( CIDCO) has sanctioned a Rs 217.57 crore rehabilitation package for the villagers who would be displaced/ affected due to the construction of Balganga r

Mumbai Fed up with the recent spate of potholes throughout the city a citizens group has written to the BMC commissioner to allow only foreign firms to maintain the roads for the next three years s

OUR BUREAU New Delhi A test conducted on samples of water of the Ganges, lifted at nine sites, has revealed that it is not fit for use even in farming, let alone for human use.

The Delhi- based Shriram Institute for Industrial Research and STAR News carried out the research by lifting samples from sites as diverse as Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Malda in West Bengal and compared them with sample

THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has gained control over the exceeding Malaria cases from past few days. There was not a single case of Malaria registered on Thursday, informed Shubhada Gudekar, Chairperson of Public Health Committee. She said that as soon as a hospital receives a case of Malaria or any other monsoon related disease, they inform the BMC who in turn, take immediate steps like fogging (spraying pesticide) the place suspected to be infected with mosquitoes. The BMC has been taking measures but people need to take precautions in their area.

MIRA-BHAYANDAR THE municipal administration's confession that permission was denied to the construction of offices for group leaders at the main administrative building of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), since it violated the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) led to uproarious scenes during the general body meeting on Thursday.

As many as 45 child patients of malnourishment have been detected in the city under the survey of Integrated Child Development Project (ICDP). According to the sources, the machinery of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) woke up from a deep slumber and started working to search malnourished patients and bring the situation under control. The meeting of integrated child development project department, which comes under the domain of district collector, was held recently.

THE metropolis has been flooded on the very first day of the rain, exposing the hollowness of BMC's tall claim on rain-preparedness, but the Municipal commissioner Jairaj Phatak blames it on heavy outpouring and high tide. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Phatak said during monsoon on an average a city gets over 40mm of rainfall daily. However, the city received 161mm in the very first rain due to which the water logging took place.

As torrential rains lashed the city throughout day on Sunday, several disasters, including uprooting of trees, fires, accidents, house collapse were witnessed. The control rooms of the fire brigade and the BMC were inundated with calls reporting catastrophes yesterday. The Mumbai Fire Brigade reported 14 cases of tree felling and 21 cases of minor fire incidents in the city, whereas there were 3 cases of house/wall collapsing in Sewri, Worli Koliwada and Null bazaar.

Mumbaikars can smile now. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally assured them that there will be no water cuts before the monsoon gets into its full flow. The civic officials said that till now there is water storage of 54,990 million litre per day (MLD) in the lakes which is sufficient to last for another 15 to 20 days. Hoping that monsoon arrives in the city by that time the city will face no water cuts. According to BMC figures the water levels in the civic lakes have gone down as compared to last year and fears of likely water cuts was being expressed.