Ajay Khape

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Pune: After row over PMC charges, MSEDCL offers to reinstate roads on its own
Fri, May 26, 2017

Earlier, the MSEDCL refused to pay the charges levied by the PMC, claiming they were too high. However, the civic body has refused to lower the rates.

In BJP’s first PMC budget: Cow shelter, yoga centres, health schemes named after leaders
Fri, May 12, 2017

Rs 5,912-crore budget includes many projects promised in BJP’s election manifesto, says party leader

‘Housing for all by 2022’: PMC to appoint consultant for housing scheme
Thu, May 11, 2017

The scheme, which aims at providing “housing for all by 2022”, has received around 90,000 applications so far.

PMC to draft plan on waste management till 2025
Tue, May 09, 2017

Plan to be drafted within 10 days, tabled in general body

As garbage piles up in parts of city, PMC, state govt yet to find land for waste processing plants
Sat, May 06, 2017

A total of 1,600 tonne of waste is generated every day in Pune, of which 1,100 tonnes is being processed

PMC initiative to rid city of garbage containers faces tough challenge
Fri, May 05, 2017

Though the project was initially successful, it is now facing a challenging task — the civic body is aiming at 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection in Pune.

In absence of chief, Pune Municipal Corporation officers ‘running away from duty’, BJP seeks written explanation
Thu, May 04, 2017

In a letter to Municipal Commissioner, BJP leader and Leader of the House in PMC, Srinath Bhimale, said he was shocked at the way top civic officials were found to be running away from the responsibilities.

Pune: How ‘lethargic’ civic body allowed biogas plants in the city to sit on waste
Thu, May 04, 2017

The Pune Municipal Corporation has been struggling to tackle the city’s garbage problem. Pune Newsline zeroed in on the tall claims of the PMC about solid waste management, only to come across a harsh ground reality.

Parties declare official expenditure in Pune civic polls: BJP-1.83 cr, NCP-1.61 cr, Sena-17.30 lakh, MNS-2 lakh
Wed, May 03, 2017

Of the four parties, MNS spent the lowest. Its total expenditure was Rs 2,00,100: Rs 1,627 per candidate

Pune: New corporators furious over delay in issuing identity-cards
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Say work affected as civic staffers not recognising them due to lack of I-cards.

Pune: Traffic police seeks relief for cops on the job, asks PMC for 100 booths at junctions
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Pune Traffic DCP said during duty hours traffic policemen do not have any place of shelter in the city during summer or rainy season

Pune: Residents, activists complain about condition of dividers, speed-breakers, crossings; PMC says trying to do better
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Civic administration says road safety audit underway, will come up with safety improvement plan

Only two of seven corporators in PMC’s Tree Authority are science graduates
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Civic body had earlier told NGT: science graduates preferred for crucial panel

AIMIM corporator set to make it to PMC coordination panel
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

PMC to table the proposal for formation of the committee at the general body meeting today

Many major roads in Pune turn out to be state highways, PMC stumped
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Four national highways pass through Pune, which include the Old Pune-Mumbai Road, Mumbai-Banglore bypass, Pune-Solapur Road and the Pune-Satara Road.

PMC’s ‘citizen-participatory budget’ losing sheen
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The proposed budget 2017-18, saw a provision of Rs 8.04 crore the works suggested by residents

Pune: PMC proposes to appoint seven corporators with science background for Tree Authority
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The committee is crucial as it takes decisions on proposals to cut trees in the civic jurisdiction.

Four-time corporator, descendant of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, set to be next Pune mayor
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The selection of Tilak by the BJP, over other candidates, also sends a clear message about the party rewarding loyalists, while newcomers have to wait and prove themselves.

BJP grabbed 60 per cent seats in PMC, but voteshare was only 37 per cent
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Of the 162 seats, 97 were won by BJP candidates, 39 by NCP, 10 by Shiv Sena, nine by Congress, two by MNS, one by AIMIM and four by Independent candidates.

Maharashtra: EVM row rages on as candidates who lost hit the street, seek probe
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

PMC poll chief says will look into ward figures, PCMC chief says complainants should approach High Court

In PMC House, women outnumber men, 96 are first-time corporators
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

This time, the PMC general body will comprise 84 women and 78 men corporators.

PMC, PCMC poll results: Among BJP’s winners, 38 ‘imports’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The party managed to attract sitting corporators from NCP, MNS and Congress.

Who will be next Pune mayor? BJP faces tough choice between loyalists, ‘imports’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Several women corporators are in the running for the top post.

PMC Elections 2017: The unusual winners, a peon and a former SRPF man
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Dhanraj Ghogre — former constable from State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Group 1— won his very first election on a BJP ticket in an NCP- Congress-dominated stronghold of Wanowrie Panel 25.

PMC Elections 2017: A look at big wins and disappointing shows
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

How Dhangekar, Bidkar won the battle

PMC elections 2017: BJP ends NCP’s 10-year rule in Pune
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The BJP won 98 of the 162 seats in the PMC, managing a near-majority.

PMC Elections 2017: BJP takes on NCP; political future of many senior leaders hangs in balance
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

A marginal increase in the voter turnout in the PMC election has raised morale in the NCP camp, and the party is hopeful about retaining power in the civic body.

PMC polls: Disappointing show with only 55 per cent voter turnout
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The PMC had declared freebies to motivate voters to exercise their right and had also under taken a public awareness drive through all possible mass mediums.

PMC polls: A fight for pride for BJP and NCP, battle of existence for others
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The NCP has been in power in PMC since 2007 after emerging as the single largest party by dislodging the power of Congress

Panel 25; Wanowrie: BJP loyalist is geared up to take on Mayor Jagtap
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In 2012 civic elections, two mayors of NCP in the previous tenure —Rajlaxmi Bhosale and Mohansingh Rajpal— faced a shocking defeat.

Deccan Gymkhana-Model Colony: MP’s son, deputy mayor and sitting corporators fight it out
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The four-ward panel system has made the contest an interesting one.

Pune: Elected 5 times, five candidates pad up again ‘to hit a six’
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

NCP corporator Subhash Jagtap has been elected to PMC for five times consecutively and would be contesting for the sixth term.

Election Commission’s latest directive: Only one polling agent per party allowed in poll booths
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The State Election Commission, in a bid to avoid crowds at poll booths, has decided to allow only one polling agent for each party, irrespective of the number of candidates.

Pune Municipal Elections (PMC) 2017: Time spent by ‘unaware’ voter could affect turnout percentage, say parties
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Poll officer says will reach out to maximum voters to avoid confusion

PMC Elections 2017: Rivals or fast friends? BJP and NCP come up with ‘copycat manifestos’
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

On Metro rail, Smart City Mission, traffic, transport and pollution, both parties seem to have similar agenda

All in the family in PMC: Quota for women prompt parties to field couple-contestants
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The Maharashtra state government, led by the Congress-NCP alliance in 2011, had passed a legislation increasing the reservation for women from 33 per cent to 50 per cent seats in the civic body.