The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is aiming to reduce the deaths by malaria in the metropolis to a two-digit number this monsoon.

The toll was reduced from 198 in 2009 to 145 in 2010, said additional commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar yesterday.

"We are aiming to bring the number of deaths to a two-digit figure, if not zero, this monsoon," said Mhaiskar, speaking at a seminar on malaria erad

Stumped by the declining child sex ratio in the city, the state government and the BMC have decided to strengthen the implementation of the Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, in the state.

While the BMC has decided to increase the frequency of its meetings with obstetricians and gynaecologists in the city, the state government has decided

Secunderabad Cantonment will stand to benefit the most from the ban on the use of plastic carry bags in Greater Hyderabad. This is because though the Cantonment Board had banned plastic carry bags from April 2010 in cantonment limits, it has not been able to enforce the ban successfully.

SCB officials have been confiscating plastic carry bags from shops and traders and also levying a penalty.

In an attempt to keep the city clean and beautiful, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed a proposal to revive the clean-up scheme, which will now see 25 marshals manning each ward with a maximum fine of Rs10,000 for littering and spitting.

The BMC standing committee yesterday passed the proposal for the new scheme, under which the civic body will be appointing six agencies to

New Delhi:Many auto unions decided to call off their plan to go on strike after a meeting with transport minister Arvinder Singh on Thursday evening.

AHMEDABAD: Amdavadis should use water judiciously in the days ahead.

The latest Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, announced by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) in February came under sharp focus at a meeting of plastic manufacturers, social activists and civic officials held in the city on Wednesday.

The new rule states that plastic bags less than 40 microns thick will not be allowed.

MARGAO, Pollution in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate has come back to haunt the citizens and the authorities once again.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is going to launch a month-long special sanitation and cleanliness drive beginning this Friday. While Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi will launch the drive in Chandni Chowk from Gauri Shankar Mandir near Red Fort, all zonal chairpersons would launch the drive simultaneously in their zones.


AHMEDABAD: The AMC have decided to procure 16,520 tree guards to protect existing plantations in the city. The guards have been procured to protect existing saplings and those which would be planted during June. Each of the tree guards cost the AMC Rs 555.

A budget of Rs 92 lakh has been allotted by the committee for the purpose.