Sandeep A Ashar


Before family bought land, Eknath Khadse held meeting to talk compensation
Mon, May 30, 2016

Records reviewed by The Indian Express show that Khadse’s wife, Mandakini, and son-in-law, Dattaram Chaudhari, purchased the land from Abbas Ukani on April 27, 2016 for Rs 3.75 crore.

BMC bid to unlock NDZs may benefit big business houses most
Thu, May 26, 2016

BMC has set a target of constructing 10 lakh ‘affordable’ homes in Mumbai within the next two decades

Ambedkar memorial: Indu Mill land transfer deal is final
Wed, May 25, 2016

National Textile Corporation to get Rs 1413.48 cr through sale of transferable development rights.

Maharashtra government to provide homes to those living in post-2000 slum homes in Mumbai
Wed, May 25, 2016

State govt’s big slum move ahead of Mumbai polls.

Maharashtra’ s Jalyukta Shivar audit: 2,407 km of streams deepened, widened
Tue, May 24, 2016

For a better perspective on the extent of the work carried out, the Mithi river in Mumbai runs along an 18-km length.

Bribery charges: Maharashtra ACB report gives ‘clean chit’ to Khadse, aides
Mon, May 23, 2016

The ACB’s status report concedes that Patil had indeed named “one Saheb, Unmesh and Bhoi” during a conversation with Jadhav on September 22, 2015.

Mumbai’s multi-crore medicine buy: Month on, probe yet to begin
Sun, May 22, 2016

The role of senior bureaucrats stationed with NHM in Maharashtra, the state’s health department, and senior medics functioning with the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) had come under the scanner in the matter.

Mantralaya bribery scandal: ACB expands probe, likely to quiz Eknath Khadse OSD
Thu, May 19, 2016

The ACB is also likely to summon Khadse’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Unmesh Mahajan within a week’s time in connection with the case.

Contentious solar pump purchase contract gets nod by Maharashtra govt
Thu, May 19, 2016

CM had earlier stayed the Rs 530-crore purchase after Opposition raised red flag.

BMC’s draft Development Plan 2014-34: Luxury commercial buildings can construct more, for lesser premium
Fri, May 13, 2016

Fungible FSI for commercial buildings, malls and multiplexes raised by 10 per cent.

BMC to issue development rights to owners who cede unbuildable land
Fri, May 13, 2016

Senior civic officials said the new tool was aimed at bettering the poor per capita public open space ratio in Mumbai.

No hike for MLAs, MLCs due to Maharashtra drought: Lawmakers to get iPads, 67% hike in PAs’ salaries
Thu, May 05, 2016

The proposal, said Mungantiwar, was to raise the salaries from Rs 15,000 per month to Rs 25,000 — a 67 per cent hike.

Mumbai: Giving up plots for public use will bring in rewards
Tue, May 03, 2016

Mumbai civic body to offer higher construction rights to plot owners, societies for building public amenities.

How Mumbai has gained 15 sq km by the sea
Tue, May 03, 2016

A patch of virgin land first detected by satellites 7 years ago has now been officially proposed to be part of Mumbai. SANDEEP ASHAR explains what popped out of the sea and when, and what happens to it now.

Mumbai’s no-development zone: BMC proposes to unlock largest land parcel
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The civic body has based the proposal on the projection that the city’s population will peak to 12.79 million by 2021 from 12.44 million in 2011, before dropping to 11.40 million by 2034.

Ambedkar memorial: Mumbai’s Indu Mill land transfer deal in limbo
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The Union textile ministry has objected strongly to Maharashtra’s latest compensation offer of Rs 1,413.48 crore. The NTC has questioned this valuation, demanding a higher price for its land.

Mumbai: Revised draft DP proposes innovative planning tools
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Offers employment generation, affordable housing and roads, FSI of 5 for all hotels, aims to bring suburds under uniform urban planning.

Maharashtra set to see more highrises, construction in its green belts
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Government’s town planners had originally marked such land parcels as green belts since they were designed to prevent urban sprawl by restricting construction activity on these.

Mumbai demats TDR, plans online trading
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

In Mumbai’s construction industry, where a few hundred square metres of additional construction spaces can translate into crores of rupees, TDR certificates are the equivalent of the stock of blue-chip companies.

Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail doctor writes to Maharashtra Home dept, accuses official of graft
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Letter claims preferential treatment given to undertrials in lieu of money.

Open spaces around buildings set to shrink in Mumbai
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Likely inclusions in draft DC regulations: increased parking space, more buildable area for plots, development charges to be paid by builders.

After CAG report, Shabana NGO faces action
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The government’s latest notice to the NGO, issued on December 1, 2015, calculated the amount payable by MWS as Rs 74 lakh, which includes the interest accumulated over the years.

Pitch against excise duty evokes mixed response from jewellers
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Since March 2, jewellers have been agitating against the Narendra Modi-led government over imposition of an excise duty.

Maharashtra: New law soon to protect tenants from rogue landlords
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Govt recognises reconstruction right of a tenant living in an unsafe building.

Wife consenting to stay separately to be entitled to maintenance: Maharashtra govt
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The government has also said CrPC would be further amended to remove ceiling on the extent of maintenance to be paid.

Mumbai’s open spaces will not be in private hands anymore
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Government to make open space maintenance mandatory for the BMC; move seen as a barb at Shiv Sena.

Budget 2016-17: Demands for crisis-laden agrarian sector cleared without any discussion
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Spend plans for Revenue and Forest dept, Cooperation, Marketing, and Textiles dept, and Women and Child Development department see no debate as well.

Buying a home and developing properties get costlier in Mumbai
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Govt to hike RR rates by 8-10%; some relief expected in commercial belts.

Maharashtra BJP ministers ‘corner’ multiple govt bungalows
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

Senior officials confirmed that Tawde has been reluctant to vacate it even after taking possession of a bungalow, Sevasadan, in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill that he is entitled to as a cabinet minister.

Maharashtra bets big on land, FSI revenue; plans to collect Rs 11,698 cr to fill coffers
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

The govt anticipates that it will earn Rs 5000 crore from premiums on the sale of additional FSI for development projects, especially in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Maharashtra cuts capital investment in farm sector
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Drought, erratic rains have pushed the sector into a negative spiral again.

Maharashtra: Debt mounting, off-budget borrowings to fund infrastructure projects
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had spelt out a similar route for infrastructure projects taken up by the ministries of railways and road transport in the Centre’s Budget, an approach that invited criticism from P Chidambaram.

Maharashtra’s latest tax amnesty: an ‘all-carrot’ policy for traders
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Under the scheme, for tax raised between April 1, 2005 and March 31, 2012, dealers will have to pay the unpaid tax and 25 per cent of the interest amount for waiver of the remaining dues.

Maharashtra Budget: How Centre bailed out Maharashtra from slipping into deep financial mess
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

It increased grants-in-aid in 2015-16 from estimated `17,869 crore to `24,982 crore, a nearly 40% hike.

Maharashtra budgets: Rs 25,000-cr thrust on agriculture
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

In a replication of the Union Budget for 2016-17, the distressed farmer was the focal point of Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s Budget speech in the state legislature on Friday.

In the shadow of drought, Maharashtra projects 8% growth
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Farm growth negative again, industrial growth slips, manufacturing up.