Monday, May 25, 2015



Navi Mumbai farmers can trade part of compensation amount for floating FSI
Fri, May 22, 2015

The CIDCO, a state-run undertaking, and the nodal agency for the NMIA project, has acquired 671 hectares of private land owned by 1,200 villagers for the airport project.

Construction norms for industrial units to be relaxed soon
Thu, May 21, 2015

Barring a 6-metre stretch for access to fire engines, no other restrictions on ground coverage would be applicable to the units.

Mumbai metro rail: State considers elevated Metro route
Thu, May 21, 2015

Devendra Fadnavis directed officials to consider the option of elevated stretches for the Charkop-Bandra-Dahisar and Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro lines.

New norms allow townships in all industrial pockets
Mon, May 18, 2015

Notification soon; once notified as integrated industrial areas, land parcels measuring over 40 hectares can see commercial & residential developments

Maharashtra govt plans ‘state guest’ status for Maharashtra BJP chief
Fri, May 15, 2015

The state BJP chief initially denied having demanded any special status from the state, but later said it was possible that the CMO enquired about it on its own.

Irrigation scam: ‘Illegal’ tenders worth over Rs 500 crore surface
Fri, May 15, 2015

Irregular tenders worth several hundred crore were floated in the run up to polls.

Pending RTE dues: Centre’s refusal to pay puts onus on state
Wed, May 13, 2015

Govt may find it tough to bear burden on its own.

Land Acquisition: Maharashtra offers a sweet land deal
Wed, May 13, 2015

The state revenue department notified fresh guidelines to allow direct purchase of land.

Maharashtra: Sugar mills to get export subsidy
Tue, May 12, 2015

Amnesty scheme for traders defaulting on LBT on the cards

Maharashtra to track students’ academic record to arrest education slide
Mon, May 11, 2015

Fadnavis govt has decided to put into practice a Aadhaar-based unique child education tracking system in the age group of 6-14 years.

State plans more sops for IT parks despite ‘rampant misuse’ of FSI
Fri, May 08, 2015

New policy draft pushes for additional FSI, another proposal crafts an exit route for IT parks.

Maharashtra may abolish tree felling permit for industries
Thu, May 07, 2015

Govt considering per tree fee to replace prior permission, also plans to exempt MSMEs from seeking nod to draw water up to a certain limit from dams.

Kripashankar Singh: From selling vegetables to ‘assets of Rs 95 cr’, man who became face of Congress in Mumbai
Tue, May 05, 2015

Read the rise and fall of Kripashankar singh, from his humble origins in jaunpur to top congress leader in Mumbai to corruption accused.

Cops shooting: Days after fratricide, CM Devendra Fadnavis steps in, wants liberal leave scheme for cops
Tue, May 05, 2015

Fadnavis said that experts will be engaged to study the mental condition and behaviour of the police.

Pre-schools out of RTE ambit
Mon, May 04, 2015

A fresh notification issued on Apr 30 fixes admissions for standard I as the entry level point under the RTE quota.

Bandra East bypoll: AIMIM hopes to shock Sena and Congress
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

AIMIM is looking to double its votes this time to boost its fortunes in the city and the state, after the party’s breakthrough win in Byculla and Aurangabad Central in the Assembly elections.

Maharashtra Government’s white paper blames Cong-NCP’s decade for state’s poor growth
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

It also puts the previous government in the dock for ‘misdirected subsidies’, unjustified increase in revenue expenditure

State plans country’s first book town, a la Hay-on-Wye of Wales
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The proposed book town in the state will be close to popular tourist destinations.

A week to go, Bandra bypoll campaign takes communal turn
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

As polling day approaches, polarisation overshadows development.

Civic body wants 25% quota for locals in state’s first skills university in Nagpur
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

BJP-ruled municipal corporation wants the quota in lieu of land it’s giving for the proposed university.

CM routes Rs 100 cr from his discretionary funds for Nagpur roads
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Fadnavis said he had directed the civic body to submit a detailed project report in this regard.

State plans power plant at Chhattisgarh coal mine site
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Proposal for 2,640 MW thermal plant to be sent to C’garh govt soon.

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.