Sandeep A Ashar


Maharashtra budget 2017: Debt set to breach Rs 4 lakh-crore mark
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar dedicates budget to farmers.

Economic Survey Report: Maharashtra clocks 9.4 per cent growth despite demonetisation
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

In the post demonetisation period, the Centre had earlier lowered its own growth estimates for 2016-17 from 7.9 per cent in 2015-16 to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17.

Maharashtra budget 2017: Amid mounting debt, state lowers development spend, says Economic Survey R
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

A plan spending refers to expenditure on development and new asset generation. It includes all capital expenditure.

Budget session: Dip in revenue may force govt to broaden tax net
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Top government sources conceded that the country’s most industrialised state will miss fiscal targets in 2016-17 with the Centre’s demonetisation drive hitting revenue collections and revenue expenditure continuing to rise.

Maharashtra government’s annual wage bill doubles in 8 yrs
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

At Rs 25,911 crore, the amount is over 1.98 times higher than the bill of Rs 13,024 crore in 2009-10.

In Maharashtra, over 50 per cent development fund yet to be used
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Of the Rs 89,778 crore budgeted for Plan spending this year, Rs 46,809 crore remained unutilised till March 13, reveal official estimates.

BMC elections 2017: Congress leadership throws a spanner in Uddhav Thackeray’s plans
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Rules out any tie-up or indirect support to Sena.

BMC elections 2017: To checkmate BJP in Mumbai, Sena and loser Congress in talks
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Shiv Sena offers Deputy Mayor’s post to Congress which considers indirect support

BMC elections 2017: One-third of corporators non-Marathis, up 18 per cent
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The BJP has sent the highest number of non-Marathi members to the corporation -- 36 in all, including 23 Gujaratis, 12 North Indians and one South Indian.

BMC elections 2017: Why Congress has cause for worry
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

As per the data, between them, the bickering saffron allies accounted for 55 per cent of all votes polled.

Maharashtra Civic Elections 2017: The new electoral geography; where BJP, Shiv Sena gained
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

While the Shiv Sena rally came on the back of impressive gains in Marathi heartlands in Central Mumbai and the eastern suburbs, the BJP notched up big wins in the suburbs.

BMC elections 2017: Highest ever voter turnout at 55.28 per cent
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

BMC elections 2017: Shiv Sena hopeful as Maharashtrians from stronghold areas come out in numbers larger than ever before.

BJP to taste defeat in all poll-bound states: Sharad Pawar
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Underlining the significance of the polls in the commercial capital, Pawar said Mumbai was akin to a “mini-India”.

Maharashtra: Action on sugar baron, MLA kin’s firms revoked
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Gutte had unsuccessfully contested 2014 Assembly polls from Parbhani’s Gangakhed as candidate of BJP-led alliance.

BMC polls: City’s most saffron belt braces for split
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

In the run-up to the February 21 civic poll, it is Borivli’s (R Central) voter demographic that has made the saffron-versus-saffron battle here the most interesting.

BMC polls: Last last day for filing nominations today; rebels have a field day
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

As parties declare candidates, aspirants left out raise slogans and shop for nomination from other parties.

‘Congress cadre and structure I built over 45 years uprooted’: Gurudas Kamat
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

'I also wish to clarify that I haven’t even demanded Nirupam’s removal. All I’ve been asking for is that everyone be taken into confidence,' says Congress MP Gurudas Kamat.

Mumbai: Case against former NCP MLA for ‘smuggling liquor’
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Following the Chief Minister’s nod, the Maharashtra Excise Department has registered an FIR against Patil, who is the director of Nakshatra Distilleries and Breweries Private Limited in Solapur.

As BJP, Sena cross swords, Congress fears losing opposition turf
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

To remain relevant in the public eye, the plan, said insiders, is also to release a “populist” election manifesto promising freebies.

Mumbai civic polls: Congress hops on to the populist bandwagon
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Set to promise subsidised food canteens, power, free water & health check-up for women.

Mumbai civic polls: Congress fears losing relevance
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Party calls saffron split a farcical dogfight, plans a counter-attack.

Shiv Sena tags non-Marathi votes for BMC polls with #Didyouknow?
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Mumbai’s changing voter demographic has now forced the party to woo a larger base in the build-up to the 2017 civic polls on February 21.

Maharashtra beats model code for PM Modi’s pet housing scheme
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Floats tenders worth nearly Rs 3,000 cr for low-cost homes

Maharashtra: Norms for non-agricultural use of farmland relaxed
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The state’s revenue department issued the ordinance notifying this relaxation on January 5.

Ahead of polls, Maharashtra govt hikes FSI for slum rehab to 4
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

SI is a development tool that defines the extent of construction permissible on a plot. It is the ratio of the built-up area of a plot to the plot’s area.

Maharashtra BJP’s gameplan for rural elections: A separate OBC department, sops for farmers
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

The new department, which is proposed to be fully functional from April 1, 2017, will have its own budgetary provisions.

Mumbai collector questions OK to parking near zoo
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The grant was approved by former CM Prithviraj Chavan about a month before he stepped down in September 2014.

Housing rules: Maharashtra dilutes key safeguard for buyers
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Allows more flexible use of funds in escrow account for a housing project

Government’s sweet dose for the sugar lobby in Maharashtra
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Cap withdrawn on sale of key byproduct, millers to gain handsomely

Maharashtra suspends no-confidence motion against NMMC chief Tukaram Mundhe
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The government if of the opinion that “the motion was against the larger public interest and would work against the financial interest of the civic body”.

Maharashtra CM report card: Fadnavis’s big investment pitch fails to beat recession
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Assured investment numbers from mega projects decline; ranking slips

Fadnavis report card: No big bang economic changes yet
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The forecast is that this debt stock will top Rs 3.56 lakh crore by next March, a rise of 18 per cent since 2014-15.

Maharashtra Cabinet panel to look into tax waiver for Coldplay event
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Consumer rights group opposes move

Maharashtra: Drinking permits a click away
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

The state’s excise department has done away with the need for people to queue up outside its offices for obtaining drinking permits, and made them available at the click of the mouse.

Maharashtra courts start-ups for public supply contracts
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Government revises policy norms giving start-ups a better chance to win contracts.

EC halts Maharashtra government’s publicity blitz
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The EC’s clampdown would limit the BJP’s gameplan of “leveraging” this government spending for political gains in the upcoming local body elections in the state, which are being seen in political circles as a ‘mini-Assembly poll.’