Friday, Jan 30, 2015

SANDEEP A ASHAR

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Maharashtra to let out undertrials on bail
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Under the reform, based on NHRC guidelines, thousands of undertrial prisoners langusing in jails may soon be out on bail.

New irrigation contract norms to break contractors’ cartel
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

"The system of floating pre-qualification bids has been discontinued," official sources said.

Centre set to unveil housing for all plan
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Fiscal incentives to boost affordable housing, slum cut-off dates to remain

To weed out corruption, state takes away water-allocation power from ministers
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Govt has decided to divest Maharashtra cabinet’s power to take decisions on allocation of water from a dam

Centre agrees to ease fiscal targets, state to be richer by Rs 300 cr
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Centre is unlikely to link easing of the target towards proceeds released towards interest and debt relief, say officials.

Maharashtra cuts food subsidy for 1.7 cr people
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Modi vows not to cut subsidy for the poor, Fadnavis does it silently

Devendra Fadnavis govt unlocks more agricultural land for industrial use
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Fadnavis also ordered action against industries who fail to utilise the allotted land within five years of getting NA permission.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis picks Switzerland for first foreign trip
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Fadnavis will accompany a high-level delegation from India led by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Centre likely to ease CRZ norms to pave way for coastal road project…
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Indications of policy change came during a meeting between Environment Minister and CM Devendra Fadnavis.

To tide over crisis, state mulls selling off power assets
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

State’s power generation arm Mahagenco has amassed losses worth Rs 5000 crore.

To revive city’s lifeline, Railways seeks FSI hike, more ad space
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The proposal to government states that higher floors would be used to set up hotels, shopping centres.

Centre, state pass the buck over delay on fare committee
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

The Maharashtra government had originally nominated retired bureaucrat Subodh Kumar to the FFC.

Bullet train project: Fadnavis asks Rlys to use its own land
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

After taking over reins in Delhi, Modi has put the ambitious project on a fast track.

State govt plans ‘one-stop’ nod for building proposals
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

BMC told to evolve new mechanism within a month; processing time to be down to a month.

Fadnavis tweaks yet another Act to avoid land acquisition hurdle
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

Move to pinch owners of private plot reserved for public purposes

Graft probes: After NCP, CM Fadnavis goes after Congress leaders
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

The ACB had sought permission for an open inquiry in the alleged cooperative bank scam in September.

Maharashtra Welfare scam: Negligence of govt in taking action allowed scam to thrive
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Mantralaya failed to act on complaints regarding bogus beneficiaries

Maharashtra Welfare fund scam: Politicians diverted taxpayers’ money for electoral mileage
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

In the run-up to state Assembly polls in October, powerful leaders milked welfare schemes.

In Kolhapur, pension scheme knew no rule
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Action will be taken against all those responsible for the bogus cases.

Bogus proofs helped swindle money meant for old, poor
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Bogus income certificates are one aspect of the scam, bogus age certificates are another

Bogus income, age proofs helped swindle money meant for old, poor
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Nexus between groups has misappropriated crores of tax-payers’ money meant for needy

In Kolhapur, pension scheme knew no rule
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Corruption in the form of pension schemes knew no bounds in Western Maharashtra’s sugar belt of Kolhapur

A day later, CM expands scope of irrigation ‘graft’ probe
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

“All irregularities highlighted in the Chitale report pertain to the Congress-NCP reign,” Fadnavis said.

BMC moves to tax slum properties
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Eight years after assuring the Centre, the civic body begins exercise to map slums

‘Ban on construction around jails will cost state Rs 5000 cr’
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

CIDCO presses for the order’s withdrawal, seeks CM’s intervention

State’s four-yr disaster relief bill: Rs 13,000 cr
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Between 2010 and 2014, the state spent Rs 2,783 crore to compensate farmers for crop damage owing to drought conditions.

Magic number reached, Fadnavis govt to probe NCP ex-ministers
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

The state Anti Corruption Bureau had earlier sought government approval for an “open inquiry” against Ajit Pawar

CM revives plan to decongest areas in and around city’s railway stations
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Fadnavis reviewed ongoing and proposed railway projects being taken up the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation.

State tightens purse strings with spend cuts
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Govt introduces a cap on ‘fag-end’ expenditure

Anti-toll messages flood Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ cellphone
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Devendra Fadnavis' cellphone kept buzzing as he attended functions with President Pranab Mukherjee in Pune.

Bombay HC scraps Navi Mumbai land allotment to real estate major
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

While CIDCO plans to approach the govt, it needs to be seen what stand is taken by the present govt since the BJP had opposed it in the past

In polls run-up, Chavan govt mocked SC order on police transfers
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

While the CM is competent authority to decide on transfers of IPS officers, home minister enjoys same power in case of SPS officers.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis told to rethink farm power dole, free drugs
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

The finance department has sought a review of subsidies of Rs 1,508 crore extended to the state transport department.

CM Devendra Fadnavis’s maiden move is anti-graft
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Fadnavis said he would distribute portfolios Saturday. There is buzz he could retain the key Home portfolio.

The task ahead for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

From reviving a stagnant farm sector to ensuring a credible, corruption-free government, the new CM to be sworn in today has several complex tasks ahead. Kavitha Iyer, Manasi Phadke and Sandeep Ashar list the top 5 challenges

From giant lotus cutouts to grand musical, this Friday, Wankhede will have no match
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The BJP has roped in popular Bollywood set designer Nitin Desai and event organiser Ravi Savla for the planning, design.