Ajay Khape


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.

Pune civic issues 2016: ‘We didn’t have enough water… tankers helped us survive’
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The city faced a water crisis during the summer leading the civic body to increase the water cut and make it an alternate day supply to ensure the available storage in the dam lasts for a longer period.

Pune municipal elections: Aspirants go all out to woo voters before poll code comes into force
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Leading from the front are sitting corporators of various political parties who have carried inauguration of civic projects in their respective areas among other efforts.

Pune Metro work takes off; PM Narendra Modi slams Congress, defends demonetisation
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes was a way of giving more power to the poor.

Being The Change-IV: With pioneering work, this samiti set an example, paved way for others
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Parisar Sudharna Samiti became active in 1980, and was the first one to get registered as an NGO in 1991.

BJP puts up good fight in district but Baramati remains NCP terrain
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The NCP managed to keep its hold intact in Junnar and Daund by winning the maximum seats in an alliance with other parties.

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.