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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.

Tussle over Mumbai Metro stakes intensifies
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Reliance Infrastructure-led MMOPL claims state’s stake has declined; government hits back

Maharashtra govt orders probe into Louis Berger contracts in Mumbai
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Louis Berger has served as a management consultant for infrastructure projects in Mumbai, including the Mumbai Metro One rail service, Monorail, Navi Mumbai international airport and Santacruz Chembur Link Road.

Maharashtra govt ropes in Delhi Metro to build two corridors in city
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

CM Devendra Fadnavis keen to commission 109 km of Metro rail services before 2019 Assembly elections

‘Arrest’ of 56 donkeys for illegal sand mining shows govt resolve, leaves Maharashtra Assembly in splits
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse informed the Assembly that authorities had ‘arrested’ 56 donkeys found transporting illegally mined river sand to secret collection points in one such case last month.

Maharashtra govt puts Rs 521 crore of depositors’ money at risk, says CAG report
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Audit agency comes down heavily on the state for failing to act against cooperative banks on verge of closure.

Maharashtra government buys more time to acquire land for public purposes
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The government has also introduced provisions of the Centre’s new Land Acquisition Act, 2013, in the MRTP Act to bring it in sync with the Centre’s guidelines.

SC’s May judgment could hold key to Memon’s fate
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

In the May 27 order, the SC judges had ruled that “sufficient notice ought to be given to the convict before issuance of a warrant of death."

Maharashtra puts on hold approvals to private universities
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

While six private varsities have so far obtained the government’s nod, Fadnavis-led Maharashtra cabinet, has decided to put on hold all other proposals to set up private universities in the state.

Governor likely to decide on Yakub Memon’s mercy petition today
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

State feels it need not consult the Centre for the ruling.

Hanging can’t be deferred, only Supreme Court can stop it: Devendra Fadnavis
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

As reported by The Indian Express, the Maharashtra government found little merit in Memon’s fresh clemency plea.

Monsoon session: In state too, BJP line of attack is scam vs scam
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Congress had earlier demanded the resignation of Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Babanrao Lonikar after a controversy erupted over his educational qualifications. Lonikar hails from Partur.

Maharashtra govt sees little merit in Yakub Memon’s fresh mercy plea
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Memon had addressed his latest clemency plea to Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who under the Constitution has power “to grant pardon and to suspend, remit or commute sentences”.

Maharashtra: Sugar, rice crops worst hit by continued dry spell in state
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

30 per cent sown area under threat already, weather forecast an added worry.

Farm Crisis: Maharashtra plans over Rs 5,000-cr package
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Plan for a fresh financial assistance comes at a time when the public debt in Maharashtra has already crossed Rs 3.85 lakh crore.

BJP brings fresh graft charges against Congress, NCP
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Probe ordered into ‘corruption’ in purchase of food for hospitals by Congress-controlled health department, graft charges against NCP legislator

Campaign against hooch: Govt turns to women groups for crackdown on liquor dens
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

As many as 104 people had died after consuming spurious liquor in Mumbai’s Malwani on June 17.

BJP on ‘chikki’ wicket with plan for supply in civic schools
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Official documents show that the tenders for the supply of chikki in BMC schools were first floated in 2013.

Exclusive TV channels for House proceedings in Maharashtra soon
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Live broadcast of proceedings of the Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad was launched last year on Doordarshan’s local channels.

A Digital India initiative running on community backup since 2009
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

School in tribal hamlet on a mission to transform rural schools into smart e-learning centres.

Documents point to ‘unusual haste’ by Munde department in clearing purchases
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

After discussions in her office on February 12, chikkis totalling Rs 75 crore replaced ladus, biscuit contract was limited to Rs 5 crore.

Rate contracts: Fresh curbs likely as Maharashtra govt plans to revise policy
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The new policy would also specify the circumstances and the kind of items that could be purchased under the controversy-riddled method.

Procurement of fire extinguishers: Maharashtra govt orders probe into Rs 191-cr contract
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Govt has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities in a contract awarded for the supply of fire extinguishers to state-run schools.

State to oppose Centre’s plan to repeal its housing Act
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Parliamentary panel to hold consultations on real estate Bill in Mumbai today.

Allegations against Pankaja Munde bring family feud to fore
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Estranged cousin Dhananjay was the initial ‘whistleblower’; WCD dept stands by Pankaja.

‘Housing for all’ target could be scaled down
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Current goal of 19 lakh homes by 2022 too steep to achieve, say officials.

City’s biggest housing project hits green hurdle
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

BMC has cited a Supreme Court ruling of 2013 that mandates minimum 15 to 25 per cent of the plot area as recreational open space at the ground level.

Mumbai rains: Heavy downpour expected today too
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

City receives 197 mm rain, witnesses a high tide of 4.45 metres; commuters hit hard as locals cancelled; Bombay High Court declares holiday, schools shut.

Graft money recovery: Govt sits on bill for easier property seizure
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

At least 250 pending cases where nod was sought for recovery of assets to compensate for loss to public exchequer.

After Chhagan Bhujbal, more Opp leaders set to face graft probe
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

“The ACB’s preliminary investigations suggest that the stay was questionable,” a senior state official said.