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Bar owners may soon rule Mira Bhayandar, as BJP MLA Narendra Mehta hands out tickets to hoteliers

The Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC)  may soon be ruled and governed by bar and dance bar owners. Yes you heard it right. Over 7-8 hoteliers who are also owners of dance bars and liquor vends in Mira Road, Bhayandar and Uttan – many of them either partly illegal and some of them completely illegal, have been handed out tickets by ...

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Scrap toll on local 4-Wheelers at Dahisar Toll Naka from Mira Bhayandar demands Mira Bhayandar Citizens Action Forum (MBCAF) 

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With the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) election just about ten days away, the Mira Bhayandar Citizens Action Forum (MBCAF) has demanded scrapping the toll tax at the Dahisar Check/Toll Naka. “We have over 10,000 members and our members will support those candidates or political parties who are for scrapping the toll for owners of four wheelers residing in the Mira-Bhayandar ...

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As BJP and Sena contest MBMC polls separately, Gilbert Mendonca will be the kingmaker

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Ruling partners Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation are all geared up for a face-off during the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) elections on 20th August. Currently, the BJP rules the MBMC with the help of Sena. After contesting the last civic polls together in 2012, the BJP and Sena won the polls. ...

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Mira-Bhayandar news: BJP, Shiv Sena and Congress set to spend totally over Rs 20 crore on MBMC polls

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Bhayandar: While the State Election Commission (SEC) is keep a close watch on election expenses by all the political parties, sources claim that the main political parties like the Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress and NCP will spend over Rs 15 crore in the upcoming MBMC elections to be held on August 20. According to a Free Press Journal report, in order ...

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Illegal hookah bars in Mira-Bhayandar serve minors, provide call girls and prostitutes

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BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: As the MBMC elections draws near, illegal hookah bars, hookah palours and sleaze joints in Mira-Bhayandar have started seeing an increase in footfalls. It is obvious that additional money has started circulating in the area and the biggest beneficiaries of this ill-gotten wealth are the hookah bars, ladies dance bars, prostitution dens and the like. Last year, the ...

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Mira Bhyandar news: Siblings expelled from Mira Road school over non-payment of fees

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Two siblings studying at Mira Road’s RBK International School were recently de-enrolled by the school. Aryan Nayak, a student of class 5 and Aditi Nayak, a class 2 student, at the school were served expulsion notices by the school after a long-standing battle between the school management and their father Akash Nayak. Nayak was a part of the group of ...

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Over 20 illegal ‘ladies dance bars’ double up as pick up points for call girls and drug peddlers in Mira-Bhyandar

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BY FLYNN REMEDIOS | MIRA-BHYANDAR: When the new regulations governing dance bars, ladies bars and orchestra bars came into place months ago, not much changed for the those operating illegal and underground  or secret ‘ladies dance bars’, which also double up as pick up points for the flesh trade and points of sale for drug peddlers. Earlier, before the dance ...

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BJP MLA Narendra Mehta’s brother Vinod, relative Rajnikanth Singh booked for destroying mangroves

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BJP MLA Narendra Mehta’s younger brother Vinod and brother-in-law Rajnikanth Singh were booked by the Mira Road police for destroying mangroves last year. A complaint was lodged when local activist Dhiraj Parab found two trucks disposing construction debris on a 3 acre mangrove patch near Kanakia Nagar Mira road. After that he informed the police about this and the two ...

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Bombay High Court refuses permission to cut mangroves in Mira-Bhayander creeks

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The Bombay High Court has said the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation has interest in only removing mangroves. The court was hearing an application filled by MBMC to hack mangroves to clean 12 creeks that would affect over 2.85 lakh square metres of mangroves. The bench headed by Justice Vidyasagar Kanade said that the corporation seemed to be interested in cutting mangroves so that ...

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With local strongman Gilbert Mendonca’s exit, has NCP’s ship sunk even before the MBMC elections

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Credited with crowning its first municipal council president, first mayor in the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation and its first legislator from the twin cities, the local NCP unit of Mira-Bhyandar can now be described as a sinking ship as party’s leaders and workers continue leaving it, ahead of the civic polls. It was huge setback for the NCP after former legislator and local ...

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