Over 20 years ago, The Indian Express, under the banner of the Express Citizens Forum (ECF), had, for the first time, raised the issue of pandals that were being indiscriminately set up by Ganesh mandals on the congested and narrow roads of the city.
As many as six PCMC employees have been caught red-handed taking graft by ACB sleuths in the last five months — all this under the rule of the BJP which is in the saddle in its over three-decade-long history.
On Monday, not only did Sainiks participate actively in the bandh, they also resorted to road blockades in several parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada. In Kolhapur, the Sainiks blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway for half an hour and raised slogans.
Nayana’s family hails judgment: ‘They looked as cruel as they were... such mindset deserve nothing but death’.
Party to launch Samvad Yatra to reach out to 25 lakh farmers
Mundhe remained unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to contact him
Due to peak heat conditions, centres should provide seating arrangement outside gates under tree shades, should start exam at 9 am, say parents.
Jagtap, Landge camps raise pitch for a place in state cabinet; mayor, civic panel posts.
Most of the BJP leaders and newly-elected corporators, smiling and patting each other over the grand show in the polls, gathered in Pimpri on Friday.
The party managed to attract sitting corporators from NCP, MNS and Congress.
NCP leaders argued that despite all the development that has taken place over the years under NCP rule, it was difficult to believe that the party could lose, and by such a margin.
The election saw some close finishes and several uneven fights.
The BJP captured power by pocketing 78 seats.
Counting of votes, to decide the fate of 773 candidates from 32 panels, will take place on Thursday.
PCMC poll officials said in the last six civic elections, PCMC voting percentage has always hovered between 50-60 per cent, and had never reached close to 70 per cent.
Raju Durge, Amar Moolchandani, Babu Nair, Prakash Dhavale upset after being denied tickets.
Those who profit from financial markets must make a fair contribution to nation-building through taxes,” said Modi, which had hugely impacted the market last year.
Pimpri mayor, who was heading for BJP, files paper from NCP.
‘More trains for Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, J&K and Assam; better services at station’
Umarfarukh Mainoddin Patel: Class 12 student in Latur wants to become a judge
It has taken the loss of an innocent life for Pune Rural Police to realise the safety concerns faced by people, especially women, in the IT park area.
He ‘stalked’ 23-year-old Antara Das, told police he paid someone else to kill her.
According Aurangabad Divisional Commissionerate, which keeps a track of suicides in eight districts of Marathwada, from January 1 to December 12 this year, 1,003 farmer suicides have been recorded.
BJP workers and leaders kicked off their celebrations by bursting crackers at the party office on Shirole Road and by thanking PM Modi, the Chief Minister and senior party leaders for turning the Metro project into a reality.
Purandar villagers fear mass displacement, say will not part with an inch of farm land.
Compare this with 2013 and 2014, when a total of 600 suicides were reported in Marathwada. And between 2006 and 2012, less than 400 farmer suicides were reported on a yearly basis.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that his government would press for death penalty for the trio.
Vikhe-Patil said, “Kranti Maratha Morcha has submitted its demands to the district collectors wherever the rallies were held. So, where is the question of any more dialogue."
The accused, Milind Kale (45), was granted bail on Tuesday after a one-day police custody.
Thank Muslims for support to their ongoing morchas across the state.
The accused men, all Dalits, are behind bars, but a chargesheet is yet to be filed.
"We are keen on Rinku pursuing her education besides being involved with movies,” says her father.
Constables Tarkeshwari and Dinesh Rathod’s ‘Everest conquest’ has now been certified a Himalayan hoax, prompting a relook at rules from Pune police to Nepal Tourism Ministry. What lies behind is a long quest for fame
Decision likely to be announced on August 5, petrol dealers’ association keeps fingers crossed
Transport Minister had announced in the state Assembly that both the rider and pillion rider on two-wheelers would have to wear helmets or they would not get petrol at any petrol pump in Maharashtra.
While Maharashtra government takes a strong stand, petrol dealers, activists and political parties call it ‘impractical’ and ‘difficult to implement’