To overcome the disruption caused by the strike, which started from midnight on Monday, the transport department of the Maharashtra government has issued a notification to allow private vehicles, including school buses, to ferry passengers.
The Bombay High Court was hearing a petition filed by Pune-based activist Ajay Marathe, challenging the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, that permitted such races.
Henriette Ahrens, deputy director Programmes United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India Country Office said, “Migration is a fundamental right of every citizen and a means to achieve financial security for lakhs of families.”
As per the official figures, there have been 98,09,248 registrations till now, while 50,68,711 applications were received. The state government had in June this year announced a Rs 34,000 crore crop loan waiver for the marginal farmers.
Minister of State for Housing Ravindra Waikar had convened a meeting of MHADA officials in wake of the building collapse to review the various issues pertaining to the repair and redevelopment of the 14,375 cessed buildings in the city.
This forms part of the government’s effort to bring transparency, accountability and weed out loopholes in the process. An official said the whole idea is to ensure the government does not face flak on account of discrepancies in the middle-level administration.
32 out of 36 MLAs ask less questions in the state Assembly, compared to corresponding year of previous term
The state government, which was earlier asked to take a decision on the plea for regularisation of the Kinara mosque located near the Haji Ali shrine, sought three months time for taking a decision. Some portion of the mosque is allegedly on the encroached land.
The minister was replying a question by Shiv Sena member Neelam Gorhe on the arrest of three persons from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in April for alleged child trafficking.
This is the first time that tax authorities are taking recourse to laws under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, to charge a serving government official and seize properties. The two SRA properties, sources said, were allegedly acquired by Rasal in 2013.
The fresh direction to the Mumbai civic body came as the Haji Ali Dargah Trust (HADT), which had volunteered to remove the encroachments, on Monday expressed inability in removing the encroachments from an area of about 500 square metres.
A government resolution said this was being done as a part of celebration of Upadhyaya’s birth centenary year.
Bowing to farmers’ protests, the state government last Sunday agreed in principle to grant a “complete but conditional” loan waiver to peasants.
The move is aimed at curtailing direct and indirect promotion of tobacco brands by the state government
On Sunday, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised a farm loan waiver for small and marginal farmers of the state which could cost up to Rs 35,000 crore