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August 16, 2017 5:01 am

Fadnavis said the government would build 12 lakh houses in rural and 10 lakh houses in urban areas under affordable housing project by 2019. “We have started work on 3 lakh houses,” he said.

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August 16, 2017 4:57 am

While the state Public Works Department (PWD) spends crores of rupees every year to repair potholes, most resurface soon after. To resolve this problem, the government has now decided to award annual maintenance contracts for 50,000 kilometres of roads in the state.

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August 16, 2017 4:51 am

The accident had taken place when Purnekar and two other Congress leaders — Sanjay Chauphane and Ramakant Mhatre — were returning to Thane after attending a Congress party function in Aurangabad.

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August 16, 2017 4:48 am

The proposal is to permit irrigation development corporations to raise resources through such bonds, with the state government issuing guarantees for them.

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August 16, 2017 4:44 am

Reshma Dhavale, 23, whose husband Sepoy Kisan Ganesh Dhavale was martyred in January, said, “I wanted to become a police officer but now I’m going to do all I can to make my husband’s dream come true, of making my son, who is a year old, an army officer.”

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August 16, 2017 4:39 am

The department of tourism and information technology worked on the project, and the CM said it would be run on a trial basis for 15 days. "This can be further enriched with modifications based on suggestions from experts and people,” he said.

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August 16, 2017 4:37 am

Farmers had threatened to prevent ministers from hoisting the Tricolour, insisting that the honour should be given to a farmer instead. Protests were held in Nashik, Nandurbar, Beed, Pune and Aurangabad.

August 13, 2017 5:47 am

The campaign was started on July 1 this year in which colleges were targetted in order to register fresh voters. On Saturday, approximately 15,000 voters were registered, out of which about 7,000 are in 18-21 age group.

August 13, 2017 5:32 am

Chief Minister launches ‘City Safe’ app of Pune police, praises ‘BuddyCop’

August 13, 2017 5:26 am

Cost of building, which was under construction for last eight yrs, is Rs 16.67 crore. The final cost of construction of the building was Rs 16.67 crore, officials said. The newly constructed building consists of four floors with a total area of 7,700 square metres.

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August 13, 2017 5:09 am

While implementing state govt scheme to improve standard of living, PMC grapples with delays, lack of data

August 13, 2017 4:55 am

As reported earlier by The Indian Express, after a long gap of over 25 years, Gadchiroli has been witnessing a comeback by tigers, thanks to the spillover population from the neighbouring Brahmapuri division in Chandrapur district that is experiencing a saturation in population of tigers since the past few years.

August 13, 2017 4:50 am

According to the report, state governnment is planning to provide support from other sources (including cess on petroleum products) to meet cash shortfall funding arising due to timing mismatch in monetisation of land and/or increase in cash shortfall funding required dye to deviation from traffic/tariff assumptions considered.

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August 13, 2017 4:32 am

The strategy change was an outcome of the Presidential elections that led to a thumping victory of Ram Kovind. The voting in the state assembly saw the BJP eliciting support of 22 more MLAs representing smaller parties and independents.

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August 13, 2017 4:24 am

In the clip, Gote is also heard telling BJP worker that Fadnavis has ordered a crime branch probe into the kidnapping of private detective Satish Mangale

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August 13, 2017 4:12 am

Desai at 75 is one of the oldest of the five Sena cabinet ministers in the Fadnavis government. Mehta called on the chief minister after he ordered the investigation into graft charges in at least three housing projects for alleged violation of norms and keeping the CM in the dark about the decisions.

August 13, 2017 4:01 am

Meanwhile, senior officials of Dindoshi police station said an inquiry was on in the case. “Since it is not an offence yet, we are inquiring into the matter by listening to both the parties. We will decide our next action once the inquiry is over,” he said.

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August 13, 2017 3:51 am

Naqvi added that an additional 35,000 Hajis are expected to visit Mecca this year and the Saudi government has been informed about the specific arrangements for their welcome and accommodation.

August 13, 2017 3:46 am

This is Shiv Tekadi, a colony of slums near Majas bus depot in Jogeshwari in the western suburbs of the city. These young men have made it to the Limca Book of Records in 2009, with a pyramid of nine tiers. They later made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012, having formed a 43.79-feet tall pyramid.

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August 13, 2017 3:40 am

While she stopped to have water, she was dragged behind the Shivaji Nagar bus stand by several men and raped. She later managed to escape.

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August 13, 2017 2:58 am

Over 2,600 students, the highest so far, were awarded degrees at the ceremony. A total of 357 graduates received their PhDs this year, higher than last year’s 325. Of these, 32 were awarded Dual Degrees of M Tech and PhD.

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August 13, 2017 2:51 am

The PAC has now directed the government to scrutinise each and every case of undervaluation and recover the lost amounts. The revenue department has said the Mumbai Collector’s office would be tasked with the responsibility.

August 13, 2017 2:44 am

Central Mumbai shop downed shutters only once for 30 mins for GST rollout

August 13, 2017 2:37 am

According to senior officials, the depots were going to receive 4,000 new machines by August 15 from Trimax. However, the adminstration has stalled their procurement and prescribed changes in their design.

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August 13, 2017 2:26 am

SP leader Raees Shaikh said the verses of Vande Mataram are “in direct conflict” with the beliefs of Islam. “I respect the national song, but making it mandatory is unconstitutional and unfair,”

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August 13, 2017 2:19 am

The family is currently vacationing in Mumbai and decided to approach the Mumbai Police with the chat details. Looking at the content, the police have registered a case under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

August 13, 2017 2:12 am

Exercise launched to map role of forensics in securing convictions. Recently, the Mumbai Police had used forensic evidence in solving the murder of model Kritika Chaudhary.

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August 13, 2017 2:06 am

Through this service, passengers can book tickets online on credit and pay the sum within 14 days

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August 12, 2017 4:43 am

A statement issued by the administration stated, “It’s a must to have an authorisation letter of a competent authority for transport of cattle. To avoid unauthorised and illegal transport of cattle, strict implementation of Transport of Animals, Rules (1978) is important."

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August 12, 2017 4:49 am

The report states there are inadequacies in planning of the centres. The two Level I centres — which were to provide the highest level of comprehensive care — were planned in Mumbai and Nagpur.

August 12, 2017 4:32 am

Pointing out that there was a lack of uniformity in lease agreements, the PAC has also stated that a model lease agreement should be formulated by the government in the next couple of months.

August 12, 2017 4:25 am

Police have identified the deceased as Dr Indu Sham Dongre, who was a resident of Sainagar in Sukhsagar Nagar area.

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August 12, 2017 4:20 am

“Salem is openly using a phone from inside the prison. If people who are criminals and anti-nationals can openly use a phone inside prison what is the use of our security system,” Munde said.

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August 12, 2017 4:15 am

The CAG report states that between 2011-16, the state gave administrative approval to procure 2,226 vehicles at an estimated cost of Rs 109.38 crore. It could, however, procure only 662 vehicles till September 2016 at a cost of Rs 33.49 cr.

August 12, 2017 4:10 am

On December 28, police had arrested Santoshkumar Gupta (24), an IT professional from Bengaluru. He was booked under sections 302 (murder), 120 (b) and 23 of the Indian Penal Code. But police failed to find any evidence against him, and he was granted bail in March.

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August 12, 2017 4:03 am

The CAG findings were on the basis of an audit carried out in 114 cases in the five districts of Kolhapur, Nashik, Raigad, Solapur and Thane.