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Report on Mid-day Meal Scheme: 63 per cent schools still use firewood for cooking
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Report slams education dept for poor coverage of scheme, praises state for daily monitoring system

Maharashtra: NSC wants Marathi to be made compulsory till Class 12
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

While Marathi is a compulsory subject in all state board schools up to class X, the education minister in March last year announced that Marathi will be made compulsory up to class VII in non-state board schools.

Maharashtra govt reworks Real Estate Act to curb discrimination
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The move comes in the wake of several cases in the state, especially in Mumbai, where builders have refused to sell apartments based on a buyer’s religion, marital status or dietary preferences.

Around 57 per cent workers in Maharashtra didn’t get MNREGA wages on time
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Officials attribute delay to non-availability of funds from the Centre

MGNREGA: Revised wage rates in Maharashtra still lower than other states
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

At Rs 201, the new rate in Maharashtra is still lower compared to many other states and labourers would look for alternative jobs, officials believe.

Mumbai: Uproar over SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya’s remarks
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Since the beginning of the budget session, the Congress, NCP and ruling Shiv Sena have been demanding a complete write-off of all existing agricultural loans in the state.

Eight years on, body formed to preserve Marathi yet to get full-time director
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Since 2009, no one has been appointed on a permanent basis for a post that entails overseeing the promotion of the language across the state.

MGNREGA: 27,000 gram rojgar sevaks on strike, demanding fixed salary
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The strike has been on since February 15, with the workers demanding a fixed salary that should be directly credited to their bank accounts by the state government.

Ramjas College ruckus: City ABVP stands by Delhi unit
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Mumbai secretary of ABVP Rohit Chandode said, “If any anti-national announcements are made in any educational institute, the ABVP will protest.”

Maharshtra civic polls: Three booked for builder’s suicide in Thane get re-elected
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

All the four accused in the Parmar suicide case — Chavan, Jagdale, Mulla and Sudhakar Chavan — had contested from different wards in Thane.

BMC Elections 2017: Gujarati votebank stays loyal, gives BJP the edge
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

For the BJP, a three-fold increase in its tally was possible only because it managed to retain its traditional Gujarati voters besides votes of Marathis too.

BMC Elections 2017: Now is the time for sweets, not to decide on alliance, says Uddhav Thackeray
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Thackeray told the media that Mumbai’s Mayor would be from the Shiv Sena, whether there was an alliance or not.

BMC elections 2017: In Gujarati strongholds, voters subdued
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Incidentally, while factors such as these appeared to have impacted the anticipated turnout in Gujarati belts, the Congress appeared to have failed to convert the discontented voter in the community to its advantage.

Maharashtra police to submit report on conviction of MPs, MLAs, MLCs
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The police department is expected to submit their report to the chief electoral officer of the state before 10th of every month.

A fierce union leader who showed the way to thousands of dock workers
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

P D’Mello Road is a 6-km arterial stretch between the south end of the Eastern Freeway and the north end of the Colaba Causeway

No comparison between Uddhav Thackeray, Amit Shah: Digvijaya
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Speaking to mediapersons at Rangsharda auditorium in Bandra, Singh said the fight between the Shiv Sena and its former ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was not driven by ideology but was only about “give and take”

Mumbai Congress roadshow: Jyotiraditya Scindia sees ‘no Modi wave’ in Mumbai, ‘only holograms’
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Not all in the crowd recognise the Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP — some mistake him for Rahul Gandhi, ‘big leader from Delhi’ for many others.

Maharashtra: Deadline over, but state yet to build even one of 289 anganwadi centres
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The Union ministry of rural development had included the construction of anganwadi centres in the schedule of permissible works under the MGNREGA scheme.

Existing hostels in a mess, Maharashtra govt to build 50 new ones for girls
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The seven hostels at divisional level will have the capacity of housing 250 students while those at district and taluka level will house 100 students.

BMC elections 2017: Those who jumped ship prepare for uphill battles ahead
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

While many switched sides after being denied party nominations, convincing voters to accept them as candidates from a different party not proving easy

Lizard found in lunch at government hostel: Maharahtra Govt may stop providing food, will pay students allowance
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Students had demanded immediate cancellation of current mess contract

Mumbai: Lizard found in lunch at govt hostel for backward classes
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

On being shown the lizard, contractor said it was prank by inmates: Students

BMC polls 2017: Richest candidate Parag Shah confident in Gujarati-dominated Ghatkopar
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Shah, who has declared assets worth Rs 690 crore in his affidavit attached to his nomination form, is touted to be the richest politician in the state.

Panel to help Maharashtra govt enforce safety norms in ashramshalas
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Maharashtra tribal development department has entrusted a 11-member committee led by Dr Subhash Salunke, with the the task of guiding them in carrying out safety measures to prevent deaths and sexual abuse.

Maharashtra: Mangal Bhanushali contesting from new ward, for new party, Shiv Sena candidate promises to ‘replicate work done in 124’
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

While slums comprising 25% voters sceptical about chances of Gujarati candidate, Bhanushali banks on his ‘goodwill’ among the rest

BJP gives ticket to brother of murder convict
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The convict, Sunil Bhosale, senior police inspector, Chunnabhatti police station, confirmed Sumeet is a “historysheeter” and has several cases lodged against him.

Loan waiver for Punjab, UP farmers: Congress says BJP promising farm benefits in UP while state neglected
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Congress leaders who have been advocating loan waiver for farmers say that there is no other option to save farmers and stop them from committing suicide.

Mumbai EC offers ethical incentives Paid leaves, discounts for those who cast their votes
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The department of industries has issued a Government Resolution asking all private companies, shops and establishments to declare the two voting days as paid holidays, or to relieve their employees for a few hours, so they can exercise their vote.

EWS quota admissions to go online; parents and activists up in arms
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The eligible candidates will then be allotted schools and a notification will be sent on the cellphone of parents, who will have to then confirm the admission of their ward in the selected school, said the official.

Plush towers, slums, hawkers, snarls: A study in contrasts
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

There are also more than 60 open spaces in R South Ward, of which around 30 are under the BMC.

The Gujarati vote: Shiv Sena wooing them but all eyes on Union Budget 
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Having spoken against vegetarianism and pitting Gujarat against Mumbai, Shiv Sena may now lose vote of the community, nearly 17% of the population

City’s most populated ward has a long list of woes
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

According to the Census 2011 data, there has been a rise in Malad’s population by 1.47 lakh in the last decade.

BJP MP says will release black paper on BMC ‘scams’, Aaditya Thackeray hits back
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Uddhav’s son Aaditya, who is the face of his party’s campaign alongwith his father, was quick to hit back, saying that his party wants transparency in administration at the central and state government levels.

Mumbai: Coping with influx of people amid rush of redevelopment
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

While connectivity to the western suburbs was poor, leading to the main road being choked with traffic, the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route of the Metro resolved that issue to an extent.

Mumbai University to evaluate answer books online from next exams 
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Every semester, MU conducts as many as 402 examinations, estimating over 19.5 lakh answer booklets, which are then manually evaluated by examiners, followed by moderators.

As Centre asks states to map landless labourers, activists ask govt to clear pending wages first
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Of the 5.4 crore landless labourers identified during the Socio-Economic Caste Census, 41,73,705 are in Maharashtra.