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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.

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.