Ajay Khape

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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.

Rise in wealth of croporators in PMC: NCP ahead, but BJP corporators not far behind
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

With Rs 109 crore, BJP corporator Yogesh Mulik among richest candidates

Steady rise in assets of four NCP mayors: Affidavits
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

After the EC asked candidates to declare their assets, an analysis of the affidavits shows four city mayors (from NCP) have become richer in the last five yrs

NCP, BJP raise poll pitch as campaigns take off
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

BJP gives pledge of good governance, NCP says BJP has done nothing for city

PMC polls: High-voltage drama on last day of filing nominations
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

A total of 2,665 nominations were filed by candidates for 162 seats in 41 electoral panels of PMC with 2,215 nominations filed on Friday.

Pune: After noteban workload, ‘tired’ bank staff kept out of election duty
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

A total of 20,000 staff is required for the election duty in PMC and the civic administration had roped in staff from various government offices and banks.

Pune: Declare assets amassed between polls, says State Election Commission
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

SEC changes rule, aims to make process more transparent.

Declare assets amassed between polls, says SEC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The SEC has asked candidates to declare the details of assets they owned during the last contested election, along with details of their existing assets.

Pune: FSI hiked to 4, new DC rules pave way for more houses, high-rise buildings
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The government has made it mandatory for only small tenements, between minimum 270 square feet and maximum 1300 square feet built-up area, to be constructed in these buildings.

Pune civic polls: As tie-up talks continue, party leaders worry about two symbols, too much confusion
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Pune city units are worried about the possible impact of seeking votes for two different symbols in case of such tie-ups, creating confusion among voters

Pune: As veterans refuse to make way for younger candidates, parties in a fix
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The Congress is facing a similar situation, as many senior party corporators are not ready to stay away from the PMC elections.

Pune: Pre-poll talks take city party leaders to war rooms
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The upbeat BJP camp is busy training workers to reach out the voters at their doorstep and gain confidence of voters.

Mumbai: BJP, Sena pitch for tie-up; defectors on slippery ground
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

As many as 16 sitting corporators in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have switched political affiliations for the 2017 civic polls.

To keep an eye on social media campaigns, PMC poll office seeks help from experts
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

“This is a new experience for the election department ... it is trying to evolve a system to keep a tab on the election campaign through social networking sites,” said Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar.

Pune civic polls: For ease of candidates, cyber cafes may turn into helpdesks
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

State election commission said the local election office should set up helpdesks across the city for the convenience of candidates.

Eye on civic polls, BJP stakes claim for LoP post in PMC
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

While the Congress, the second largest party in PMC, initially had the post, its strength reduced significantly after the defection, and eventual suspension, of six corporators from the party.

Pune: ‘Civic issues will see a change if all the promises turn to reality’
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

"There is no visible change in infrastructure in the area, but there is a reason to expect an improvement ... when the implementation of projects begin in full swing,” said Kushal Deshmukh Resident, Baner.