MUMBAI: Mumbai's ignominious reputation as the state's malaria capital got cemented further as new figures revealed that the city registered nearly 55% of Maharashtra's 1.38 lakh positive cases in 2010-11, pushing it into the league of the country's worst affected states.

Nearly 80,000 cases in Greater Mumbai tested positive for malaria between April 2010 and March 2011, according to statistics

LUCKNOW: The proposed city sanitation plan (CSP) for Lucknow inched a step further with Crisil, the agency deputed for the purpose, giving a presentation before members of CSP task force at the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) on Tuesday.

The agency had given a representation earlier also highlighting the civic loopholes that needed to be plugged before proper amenities are provided to the p

Report prepared by Baba Seechewal based on survey in four dozen villages set along the rivulet

Member of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal has prepared a startling report about hundreds of cancer cases which have come to light after a survey in the villages located close to the highly polluted Chitti Bein (rivulet) in Doaba region.

The rep

The Municipal Corporation (MC) has served notices to 800 residents for wasting water since the ban came into force. However, till now no challan has been issued.

The ban on washing cars and courtyards as well as watering of lawns came into force on April 1. As many as 14 MC teams have conducted checks in various sectors.

People from 35 coastal villages in Vasai, Thane district, began their long march to the Vidhan Bhavan on Sunday to press their long-standing demand for exclusion from the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation.

The Haryana Government has prepared City Development Plans (CDPs) for 73 towns of the State to plug loopholes in basic infrastructure like roads, drains, water supply and sewerage.

Stating this here on Sunday, an official spokesman said that under the CDPs, Rs.1695.01 crore has been earmarked for urban local bodies for 2011-12 which is Rs.90.78 crore higher than the allocation made for the year

JAMMU, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla, today said Government is launching several reformative measures to better living standards of urban slum population of the State.

This was stated by the Minister while interacting with locals after assessing the development related problems of the residents of Kaccha Talab in Bahu Fort area.

The Minister said that the func

MUMBAI: Every year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) gets into an overdrive to ensure the city's clogged drains are cleared before the monsoon. An inadvertent delay in inviting a Rs 107-crore tender, though, has meant that work this year, too, has fallen behind schedule.

New Delhi: The blanket ban on metallic and plastic pouches for pan masala and gutkha since March 1 seems to be having no effect on the sales figures. In fact, retailers are raking in the moolah by charging more than the printed price without using paper pouches, and buyers are not complaining.

The sanitation workers of MCD, who do not have their own dwelling spaces in the city, will be allotted houses at concessional rates under Dr Ambedkar Housing Scheme. The scheme was launched here on Thursday to mark Dr Ambedkar Jayanti.

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