Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

SANDEEP A ASHAR

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State sugar industry bleeds amid falling sugar prices, rising costs
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

100 lakh tonne cane yet to be crushed as several mills stop operations in middle of the crushing season.

Solar heaters to be must for new homes
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The state has plans to introduce the reform as part of its new policy for energy conservation, which is in the works.

Maharashtra: Amid high stakes for all, Narayan Rane goes for broke
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Those campaigning for Rane include current and former Mumbai Cong chiefs Sanjay Nirupam and Kripashankar Singh.

A Rs 2.3 lakh crore spend plan to arrest state’s slow growth
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The local body tax (LBT) will go as promised by the BJP in the run-up to the state polls.

Maharashtra: To arrest slow growth, Devendra Fadnavis govt charts a Rs 2.3 lakh crore plan
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The local body tax (LBT) will go as promised by BJP in the run-up to the state polls.

Toll-free ride likely soon for cars, SUVs in Maharashtra
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Milk and vegetables prices may go up with additional levy on heavy vehicles.

Centre plans ‘national tag’ for state’s river interlinking project with Gujarat
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Centre to bear 90% cost, state stakes claim to surplus water.

Maharashtra bets big on solar power
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Major push to green energy with a target of an additional 11,110 megawatts of renewable energy by 2019.

State govt to widen tax net, announce new levies
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Unused funds of statutory boards to drive new welfare schemes.

Soon, heftier fines, community service for spitting in Maharashtra
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

To enforce the law more strictly, the state has decided to empower local police officers to penalise offenders.

Rs 1,000-crore agricultural loss due to unseasonal rains
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

“Farmers should not panic. The state government is firmly with them. We will discuss the issue in the cabinet meeting scheduled on Tuesday,” said Fadnavis.

Chavan extends olive branch to party rivals, defends self
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Even before taking over, the new Maharashtra PCC chief mounts offensive against Fadnavis govt, also takes on Shiv Sena.

No need for cap on FSI in Mumbai, says Nirupam
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Former MP Sanjay Nirupam, now Congress city chief, contradicts vikhe patil’s stand on Development plan

DP 2034: Work on plots reserved for public purposes put on hold
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

It further directs officials to review all proposals where the CC has already been granted.

Prabhu ‘runs over’ state’s wishlist
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Rehabilitation of slums on railway land was another demand that was overlooked.

Maharashtra: PM Narendra Modi’s visit triggers ‘realignment’ talks with Sharad Pawar’s NCP
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Modi labelled Pawar as a leader who constantly strived to do something for the farmers.

No Lokayukta in state for seven months now, cases pile up
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Move to lend teeth to the institution yet to see the light of day.

PM Narendra Modi, Sharad Pawar to share dais
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Why should we treat Pawar as untouchable, asks Fadnavis

Some highs, a few lows too
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

100 days of Fadnavis govt: Performance is a mixed bag.

Cash-starved state wants WB to fund Modi’s pet initiatives
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

A breakthrough is expected on Friday, with the CM scheduled to hold talks with the country head of the World Bank.

Mumbai versus Ahmedabad again for a global financial centre in India
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

The conclave is aimed at firming up initiatives meant to transform Mumbai into a global metropolis.

Govt now plans a Metro line along proposed coastal road
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

The coastal road plan entails reclamation of 110 hectares of land.

Curbs on construction near defence land set to go
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Four-year-old circular to be withdrawn; onus now on authorities to establish defence objections

68% of budget for development unspent so far
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Finance department won’t permit any new tender after February 15.

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.