Sandeep A Ashar


Mumbai’s Backbay to lose special zone status
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Maha government has taken up a proposal to denotify the entire Backbay Reclamation Area, extending from Nariman Point to Cuffe Parade and Girgaum Chowpatty, as a special planning zone.

1 in 2 public trusts in Maharashtra exists only on paper: Survey
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

3.25 lakh of 6.32 lakh registered institutions found to be dysfunctional;govt starts process to strip these charitable organisations of their licences

Farmers pool in 9,000 acres to develop smart city near Mumbai
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Residents of 11 villages join hands to create modern township in Khalapur taluka of Raigad district; land titles to remain in the names of owners

Mumbai civic body to offer all building plans online
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

“These documents will soon be accessible online,” confirmed Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

Chhath Puja at Juhu beach: Maharashtra govt permits performances by folk, TV artistes
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Bombay High Court had earlier upheld a decision that no celebrities would be allowed on stage.

Soon, BMC to allow registered architects, engineers to issue building permits
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The BMC has also reduced the number of levels for various approvals. The commencement certificate, for instance, would now be issued at the assistant engineer level.

Month after Parmar suicide, another Thane builder sends SOS to CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Accuses Congress corporator of harassing him and demanding bribes; corporator denies charges.

Thane builder suicide: Kin of ex-Thane civic chief was Parmar’s partner
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

The builder had earlier referred to Cosmos Horizon extensively in a five-page letter to municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on May 30, 2015

Before suicide note, Mumbai builder Suraj Parmar sent CM Devendra Fadnavis a letter
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Parmar reportedly shot himself dead, leaving behind a note that once again alleged harassment by politicians and officials in Mumbai’s largest and fastest-growing satellite town.

Thane builder suicide: Complaints were resolved days before he died
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

After state minister intervened, TMC had addressed most of the issues that were stalling his projects.

Shiv Sena like ants swarming on power; won’t walk out of govt: Sharad Pawar
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Sharad Pawar further said that despite the rapid deterioration of Sena-BJP ties, he did not see the possibility of either party walking out of the alliance in Maharashtra.

Stop bribing officials, CM Devendra Fadnavis asks builders
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

The CM’s missive comes in the backdrop of the suicide by Thane builder Suraj Parmar on October 7.

Bandra Kurla Complex, one more biz hub in Mumbai downsized
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

The move is being seen by some officials as linked to private commercial interests.

Ambedkar memorial deal turns into goldmine for NTC
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Maharashtra government to grant development rights worth Rs 3,200 crore to the National Textile Corporation that owns Indu Mill in Prabhadevi

Decades old phone bills haunt five former Congress ministers
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Ministers belonging to the Congress party face property attachment for ignoring the government's pleas to pay arrears of telephone bills during their overstay in official bungalows.

Narayan Rane may run for council polls
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Senior sources in the Congress said the Konkan strongman is in the reckoning for the legislative council poll from Mumbai local self-government constituency, scheduled in December.

South Mumbai’s bustling Imamwada all set for a multi-million makeover
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

A state-appointed high-powered committee headed by BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta has already given the proposal a go ahead.

Maharashtra: Revenue shortfall impacts govt’s big public spend plan
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

On a day when the government hiked taxes on petrol and diesel, gold, diamond, jewellery, cigarettes, alcohol and soft drinks, state’s finance managers admitted that overall financial position had worsened.

New policy to lend ‘iconic’ status to Mumbai’s highrises
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Architectural features will be now allowed on highrise terraces and rooftops to enhance aesthetic value

Maharashtra legitimises tenant buyouts
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Curbs on sale and transfer of rent-controlled apartments lifted after ruling by high-powered committee.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis cleared transfers of 51 IPS officers in last 6 months: RTI papers
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

State governments were also told to “give due weightage to the PEB’s recommendations and normally accept these”.

Home dept proposed Rakesh Maria’s transfer before probe began
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The government has denied any link to Maria’s ouster and the probe into Sheena Bora’s murder, which first came to light in August.

Ambedkar memorial on 12-acre Indu Mill land : Project to cost state Rs 425 crore
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Design involving 2.5 lakh sq ft construction finalised, architects say TDR option may offset costs.

No small feat: 9-year-old donates her piggybank to help farmers
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Family says actor Aamir Khan inspired her; ‘touched by the gesture’, tweets CM Devendra Fadnavis

Ambedkar memorial project: Maharashtra, Centre lock horns over worth of Prabhadevi land
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Prime Minister Modi scheduled to lay foundation stone on October 4.

Cooperative bank case: Former Maharahstra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar chargesheeted
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

A quasi-judicial inquiry finds him and 76 others responsible for alleged financial loss of over Rs 1,000 cr

Maharashtra govt set to dilute protection extended to tenants
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

MHADA bolstered this further, concurring with Singh’s view in a letter to Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta last week.

Rakesh Maria’s removal not sudden, but processes for transfers & promotions given a go-by
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

5 other names were considered for the post, Javed not the first choice.

Swachh Bharat Mission- Maharashtra’s first goal: End to open defecation
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

This is a bid to empower India’s fastest urbanising state, where 41 million or members of every third household still relieve themselves out in the open .

Not much for Mumbai in PM’s ‘Housing for All’ project
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Modi’s pet project not suited to address unique housing problems region faces.

Maharashtra moves to free vacant land exempted under ceiling Act
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Top builders to benefit most; affordable housing may take a hit.

Ball back in Maharashtra govt’s court: PM Modi steers clear of Homi Bhabha memorial row
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The Centre’s communication to the state government urges the latter to examine all steps that can be taken at its level to lend “protected monument” status to the bungalow.

Premium FSI regime spreads to Thane
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

On March 1, 2014, the civic body submitted a resolution asking the government to permit a premium FSI of 0.33.

Maharashtra govt to oppose remission of Sanjay Dutt’s sentence
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Sanjay Dutt has been at Yerwada since May 2013, after the SC upheld his conviction for illegal possession of arms.

CM Devendra Fadnavis cancels additional FSI sanctioned to BJP MLA’s mega township
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Crucial documents regarding the sanction ‘missing’; probe sought.

BJP legislator’s mega township project got undue benefits from Chavan government
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

UD dept has urged CM to cancel the additional FSI granted against norms.