Sandeep A Ashar


Uran alert: Maharashtra Police probe mystery boat abandoned in Raigad
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi said a probe is underway to ascertain whether Thursday’s incident has anything to do with the boat that was intercepted.

To decongest Mumbai, building height to be linked to width of roads
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Rule had been announced for all other municipalities except Mumbai in May this year

CM Devendra Fadnavis nod to attach Kripashankar Singh’s properties
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

"Once the court decides the matter, the action in this case will be initiated,” said a senior Home department official.

Tower Of Shame: 13-storey building comes up in Mumbai without permission
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Official documents reviewed by The Indian Express reveal that the government machinery woke up to the violations only after repeated complaints from the affected slum dwellers.

Charity land records to go digital in Maharashtra
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

The digital initiative, which will be rolled out on September 7, will see all details of registered trusts, including their trustees, the nature and the title of the lands they hold.

In Maharashtra, crores spent on educating ‘ghost’ tribal students
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Official records accessed by The Indian Express show that 8,177 out of 25,922 students on the rolls in these Jalgaon schools could not be traced.

Multiple housing and real estate firm regulators to be appointed in Maharashtra
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

At last count, about 37,000 such cases were pending in the consumer redressal forum, official data shows

Maharashtra: Water revenue only for irrigation works
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

The revenues realised by water reservoirs through various means will not be deposited in the state government’s consolidated fund, and would only be used for irrigation purposes, according to a news proposal.

Maharashtra government revives the contentious process of allocation of dam water for non-irrigation purposes
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to allocated 13.5 million litres from three dams diverted for non-irrigation use.

Maharashtra begins mapping of illegal liquor dens and hooch makers
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

In a fresh bid to crack down on the sale of spurious liquor, the state excise department has started building a database on how and where illicit liquor trade takes place.

Maharashtra: Eknath Khadse’s Rs 1,000-cr tender scrapped
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The tender estimated an annual supply worth Rs 200 crore, or Rs 1,000 crore over five years. The plan was to authorise the supplier to recover this amount from the manufacturers.

Mumbai charity trust and private developer booked for unauthorised sale of govt land
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

No action against errant government officials as yet.

Appointment of Dr K P Vishwanatha as Vice-Chancellor of MPKV triggers controversy
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Two writ petitions filed in HC seeking quashing of move.

Maharashtra: Sex crimes against children on rise; 11,123 cases pending in courts
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

The rape of a minor girl aged two and a half years shocked Mumbai Saturday. According to government figures, which show reported crimes, there has been a rise in the cases of sexual crimes involving a child in the state. The number of cases where convictions are still pending is staggering too. The government figures […]

Charity trust sells prime land illegally, Maharashtra govt takes 6 years to act
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Mumbai (City) Collector Dr Ashwini Joshi to lodge criminal action against the trust, others.

In Maharashtra power minister’s constituency, brother’s firm bags road contracts worth Rs 57 crore
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Bawankule himself was a partner in the firm till 2004. The minister’s wife, Jyoti, and son, Sanket, were also partners in the firm earlier.

Fire safety very poor in Maharashtra’s top cities: CAG audit
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

It has further said that even existing fire services were ill-equipped to deal with fire emergencies.

In Maharashtra, special cell to counter ‘negative’ news
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

There is also a plan to set up a dedicated 'social media wing' to comb posts and feedback uploaded on various social media platforms, blogs and web portals of media houses.

Centre accused academician of graft, Maharashtra promoted him
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

CM Fadnavis says will take corrective action soon.

Opposition: Days after SIT disclosed plans to arrest minister, CM Fadnavis transferred probe
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Congress says Fadnavis misusing his position to shield his ministers, misleading legislature

Governor Vidyasagar Rao had cautioned Pankaja Munde over food contract
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Department had told Cabinet it would float independent tenders.

Bombay HC: Tender issued to create monopoly for handful of suppliers
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court, setting aside the tender notice, has indicated that it was issued in a manner that would create a monopoly for a handful of suppliers.

New ministers will have to jostle for residential and office space
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Ex-ministers continue to occupy bungalows, Tawde clings on to additional one

Maharashtra Cabinet reshuffle: Pankaja Munde tweets a headache for CM Fadnavis
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Indicates she was not kept in loop before being divested of 2 important portfolios; supporters burn CM effigy in Beed

Maharashtra: Norms flouted in multi-crore drug purchase
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

CM Fadnavis confirmed that he had received Sahai’s report. Assigning the responsibility for a “detailed probe” to Sahai again, he said, “We have asked him to submit a final report in the matter.”

Two decades after panel recommendation, policy to push redevelopment in Mumbai suburbs
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

On the lines of cessed buildings in island city, suburban properties tagged as dilapidated or dangerous to get higher FSI

After Khadse, another Maharashtra minister, Ravindra Waikar, under graft cloud
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

According to an official note accessed by The Sunday Express, Waikar, while making the case for lifting of the ban, referred to a specific building project.

Mumbai: Prisons told to improve healthcare for inmates
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The MHSHRC order issued last week requires the state to make immediate arrangements to appoint regular doctors in state prisons.

Maharashtra: Tribal Minister unaware, OSDs issue orders using his letterhead
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

In June, when the minister had returned from his tour, his second OSD Mahesh Devare used Sawra’s letterhead to issue directives to stay Rs 19.97-crore road development work in Nandurbar.

Welfare Project in Nandurbar: Crores meant for poor tribals siphoned off
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The investigation suggests the irregularities began in 2013.

MIDC land row: EOW chief shunted out, probe ordered
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai has ordered a probe into the controversy.

After Eknath Khadse, senior IPS officer faces heat over Pune land deal
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The police complaint is part of a 116-page dossier that the MIDC’s Pune office has shared with its Mumbai-based headquarters. Senior government functionaries have been apprised of the matter, sources confirmed.

Khadse resigns: Finally, it was impropriety in land deal that claimed minister
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

CM told party high command that Khadse’s conduct on issue was ‘indefensible’

One plot, two rates: How Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse’s family undervalued 3-acre plot
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Eknath Kadse land deal: The registration record shows the plot’s true market value at Rs 3.75 crore even as it records the minimum rate for the property as Rs 25,630 per sq m.

Fate of plot could be decided by official in Khadse’s dept
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The fate of the land purchased by Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse’s kin may well be decided by an official from his own department.

Mumbai set for a sea change: Revised DP proposes lifting of curbs in CRZ-II areas
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Nearly 43.48 sqkm or roughly 9 per cent of Mumbai’s total land area falls under CRZ-II, going by official records.