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Pune Metro plan gets green signal from Union cabinet
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Pune Metro: PM Modi or Sharad Pawar - who will perform the ground breaking ceremony?

Smart City firm proposes consulting experts to improve PMC revenue collection
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

The PSCDCL would take up the proposal during its board meeting next week.

PMC considering setting up museum of old Indian currency
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

With demonetisation being the most talked about topic in the last fortnight, an idea of developing a memorial-cum-museum exclusively on currency is shaping up in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). The museum would show how currency in India has changed over time as well as Indians’ knowledge of trade and economic practice throughout history. Watch […]

Setback for NCP in PMC: No separate budget for civic education board
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The PMC education board had tabled its draft budget for 2017-18 in the Standing Committee, with an estimated expenditure of Rs 377.41 crore.

With support from Shiv Sena and Congress members, Anil Bhosale re-elected to Legislative Council
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The NCP has managed to retain the seat it won in the previous election.

Pune: Entry fee keeps visitors away, garden department loses thousands in revenue
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The maximum charge per person is Rs 40 for adventure sports at Peshwe Park, followed by Rs 25 as the entry fee to the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, while a ride on the toy train costs Rs 10.

Don’t apply indelible ink on left hand, State Election Commission tells Maharashtra government
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The election commission has started rolling out the process of holding elections of 212 municipal councils across the state for which voting is scheduled on December 14, 18 and January 8.

Black money clean-up puts brakes on civic projects in Pune
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

The contractors informed that most of the workers are from outside the city or state and are not comfortable with cashless transactions.

Maharashtra civic polls: MNS popularity dip may be Shiv Sena’s trump card
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

In 2012 PMC polls, the Sena strength dropped to 15 from 20 in the previous polls. Its decline continued in the 2014 Assembly elections as it could not retain two seats it had won in 2009 and lost to old ally BJP.

Run-up to civic Polls in Maharashtra: MNS down but not out, tries to keep its flock together
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

In the 2012 PMC elections, the MNS had surprised everyone by winning 29 seats in the civic body and emerging as the second largest party, ahead of the Congress, the BJP and the Shiv Sena.

Political battleground: In struggle to regain lost ground, Pune Congress eyes traditional votebank
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

The Congress was in power till 2002 when it won 61 seats and was the single largest party. It had to sit in opposition in 2007 as its strength dropped to 35 while NCP emerged the leading party with 42 corporators in PMC.

Pune civic polls: In struggle to regain lost ground, Congress eyes traditional votebank
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

The Congress had been at the helm of affairs in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for long as the city had been a party bastion.

Riding on previous wins, Pune BJP to rely on national faces
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The party is ready with a plan for each electoral panel and has decided to field strongest candidates

PMC elections: Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule get to work as BJP poses challenge for NCP
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The NCP has been recently garnering publicity for inauguration of completed civic projects and laying foundation stone of upcoming projects, inviting criticism from the Opposition over using PMC for its own publicity.

Pune Civic Polls: Parties prepare list of candidates, plan campaigns
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

The election commission has divided the PMC into 41 electoral panels from which 162 corporators will be elected.

Pune: Illegal hawkers to get penalty waiver from PMC
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

As action against illegal hawkers, the PMC’s anti-encroachment department confiscates goods from city roads and footpaths as well as from encroachers causing traffic problems.

Find own communication channels, corporators, PMC
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

For years, civic officials had been pointing out the misuse of this official service at the hands of the corporators.

Election code in mind, Pune Mayor’s office logs out of Facebook, Twitter
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The state election commission, for the first time, had extended the election code of conduct for all civic bodies in the district, for the municipal council elections scheduled to be held on October 17.

Mayor Prashant Jagtap turns to his own kitty to develop his new panel, other corporators call it ‘strategic’ move
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Corporators cry foul, say ‘mayor should have given funds for development much earlier’.

Pune: Electoral panel name change sought to include religious places, famous spots
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) made public the delimitation of electoral panels on October 10 for the upcoming civic polls while seeking suggestions and objections by October 25.

Pune civic polls: Mayor, top leaders in a tight race
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

The draw for the reservation of seats in different categories for the 2017 Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections was held Friday.

Change in reservation, boundaries in PMC will trigger defections, say leaders
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

A total of 162 corporators have to be elected for the new general body in PMC.

Not a smart move: PMC e-newsletter disappears into thin air
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

PMC was ranked 2nd in smart city contest and the first anniversary of launch of Smart City Mission was also held in the city and attended by the PM.

Pune Municipal Corporation launches Open Data portal with free real-time data access
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The Pune Data Store endorses Union Government’s Open Government Data platform... The site would provide data sets to help understand the city and develop solution to Pune’s problems.

PMC works on road safety plan, will rope in pvt party
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

“The objective is to check the number of accidents taking place on city’s roads. We will first implement the plan for roads that are at least 12 metres wide,” said Rajendra Raut, from PMC.

Pune Municipal Corporation’s plan to install 6 lakh water meters meets a cold response
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The deadline was first extended till September 21, but the PMC received only one tender and therefore, it had to extend it till October 3.

PMC’s green measures boomerang: Immersion vessels turn breeding sites
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Civic body sends out staff to each and every housing society to keep a check on water stagnation.

7 months on, Pune Municipal Corporation says can’t pay victims’ kin despite resolution
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Seven months after the elected representatives in PMC decided to grant Rs one lakh to each of the families of the 14 students who had drowned at Murud beach in Raigad district

PMC drive works: Fewer Ganesh immersions in Mutha river
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

the number of idols immersed across the city went up from 3,52,900 last year to 3,53,889 this year.

Pune: Ahead of civic polls, parties woo Ganesh mandals with promises to push loudspeaker demand
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Guardian Minister Girish Bapat said CM Fadnavis had assured of issuing new notification on allowing loudspeakers till midnight. Maharashtra government would allow it for five days in Ganesh festival.

Leaders recall Sushilkumar Shinde’s struggle, Pranab Mukherjee felicitates him on his 75th birthday
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said Shinde rose through ranks as he has exceptional qualities of working with no bitterness against anyone.

2017 PMC polls: Parties wait for electoral panel delimitation draft to plan strategies
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

The number of corporators to be elected from PMC has increased from 152 to 162.

Now, CCTVs to keep a watch over 310 PMC schools
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

"The parents of the students will be relieved by the initiative of installing CCTVs in civic schools at all locations, wherever required,” said Vasanti Kakade, chairperson of the Pune Education Board.

Housing societies in Pune cry foul as donation demands go up
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

In Manikbaug, residents of Sunder Park society were taken aback when a mandal sought a donation of Rs 5,000 for the celebrations to set up a dhol tasha troupe.

A revamped Lal Mahal to open its new door to visitors in Pune
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Lal Mahal is among the famous monuments in the city and the present structure is a reconstruction of the original Lal Mahal that was ruined and razed in the 17th century.

PMC plans project to promote ‘bird world’
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pashan lake area, Mula-Mutha riverside near Yerawada and Taljai hill in Parvati are hot spots.