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Squads formed to help powerloom workers in Maharashtra get EPF benefits
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

In a letter issued to the Maharashtra EPF office on August 4, the EPFO directed that Provident Fund benefits should be given to workers in multiple powerloom units operating under a single shed and having the same trademark and logo, but being operated as separate units

Solapur powerloom owners on strike over EPF order
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Owners claim EPFO rules do not apply to them; strike has rendered over 42,000 workers jobless in festive season

Day after BJP wins BMC bypoll, six MNS corporators switch to Sena
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The six MNS corporators who jumped ship on Friday include the party’s group leader in the BMC, Dilip Lande, and Archana Bhalerao, Ashwini Matekar, Parameshwar Kadam, Harshala More and Datta Narnavkar. Sanjay Turde is now the sole MNS corporator in the BMC

Day after BJP win in bypoll, six MNS corporators join Shiv Sena
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Following the Bhandup bypoll, the number of BJP corporators in Mumbai rose to 82. The Sena has 84 corporators, not counting a handful of independents or the six MNS members who have sought permission for the MNS in the BMC to be formally merged into the Sena.

Subhash Deshmukh says no impropriety, but another unit was forced to buy land
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Cooperative society setting up garment unit in Wardha was sanctioned Rs 1.57 cr, but approval was on condition that it would purchase land for the factory.

Maharashtra minister Subhash Deshmukh’s firm leases land to garment unit funded by his own dept
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

RTI records show that the Preshak society first wrote to the Textile Department on August 10, 2009, to set up a readymade garments unit on a two-acre plot, with a 40-year lease, in Savatkhed in South Solapur tehsil.

Maharashtra government yet to set up advisory board for contract labourers
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Damle further said a major issue among contract labourers was about settling disputes regarding making contractual labourers permanent.

Elphinstone Road Station stampede: Need better railway infrastructure, not bullet train, say Shiv Sena, Congress leaders
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Questioning the need for the bullet train project, senior Sena leader and Industries Minister Subhash Desai said: “Instead of a bullet train, important railway works should be taken up on priority."

Traffic improvement work at Parel station on hold
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

A civic official said: “The SATIS for Parel station was part of the Smart Cities project. As the project did not take off, it did not move much.”

Anganwadi workers’ strike: ‘State govt claim that ASHA workers are filling in is false’
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

In villages of Melghat region in Amravati, local people said there may be a rise in the number of malnutrition cases in the absence of the supplementary food, or a worsening of existing cases.

Height of Shivaji Memorial increased: MoEF panel seeks more information from state govt, clearance likely to get delayed
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

In a setback to the state government, an expert panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has sought more information before granting approval for amendment in the environmental clearance for the proposed construction in the Arabian Sea.

Update muster rolls within 30 days: Maharashtra government
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The labourers need the payments within 15 days. The delay in receiving money they are eligible for leads them to suffer, defeating the very purpose of the Act.

Labour sets up central inspection system
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

“This would reduce the large number of inspections carried out presently. They will file the inspection reports for their respective departments online within 48 hours,” said an official.

Repairs of cessed buildings: Civic body, state government owe Rs 2,394 crore to MHADA
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Authority says it lacks funds to carry out repair work on many cessed buildings

Cessed buildings’ residents live in fear: ‘Repairs stuck due to MHADA, developers’
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Many residents complained that MHADA had been sitting on their repair proposals for years, while in some cases developers had refused to carry out repairs.

Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: Death toll touches 33, rescue operations called off
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Even as the Dawoodi Bohra community celebrated Bakri Eid on Friday, relatives of the deceased in the building collapse prepared for their burial at the Nariyalwadi cemetery in Mazgaon.

Get dilapidated buildings vacated, push repair projects: Govt to MHADA
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Ravindra Waikar, minister of state for housing, convened a meeting about the dilapidated cessed buildings. He instructed officials that these buildings be vacated and the residents moved to 1,528 transit accommodation provided by the MHADA.

At least 24 killed in Mumbai building collapse, while many feared trapped
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

With the building built with solid iron beams, the rescue teams found it difficult to cut their way through the structure to find survivors.

Mumbai building collapse: No structural audit by MHADA, thousands of buildings at risk
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Many cessed buildings unstable, activists say rules skewed against tenants

Mumbai rains: State issues advisory
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

"The next 48 hours may see very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and suburbs… Precautionary measures include not venturing out unless necessary, electricity supply may be cut down to water-logging, it would be advisable to keep devices charged, stock food"

Shiv Sena complains against sale of clothes bearing Jain mantra
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

The Shiv Sena, in its complaint, has said many items of women’s apparel bearing this mantra are available in markets in Vile Parle, Santa Cruz and others.

Shiv Sena starts shakha from metal container in Thane, NCP objects
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

In May last year, the civic body had demolished several structures for a road-widening project, including the Shiv Sena shakha at Kalwa Naka and local NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad’s party office.  Local Sena leaders said they needed some structure to run the shakha from.

Mira Bhayander polls: BJP increases tally to 61, Shiv Sena suffers setback
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The results came as a big setback for the Sena, which was hoping to win between 45 and 54 seats. The Sena had started preparations for the polls months ago with the induction of sitting corporators and leaders from the Congress, NCP and BJP.

Mira Bhayander polls: 47 per cent turnout amid incessant rain, results today
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Around 26 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1.30 pm. However, the turnout increased in the second half, touching a total of 47 per cent. In 2012, the turnout was 46.99 per cent. The results will be declared on Monday

BJP has money to buy votes but not oxygen, says Uddhav Thackeray
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“What action has been taken after the Gorakhpur tragedy? The BJP said strict action (would be taken) but there has been no action so far. It seems it will take action after the death of some more children,” he said.

Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation elections: 23-year-old poorest candidate with total assets worth Rs 1,092
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Talking about her agenda for the polls, Shehnaz said she wants the twin-city to be declared drug-free, ensure 24-hour water supply and spread awareness about women’s rights.

Mira Bhayander civic polls: Shiv Sena pins hopes on tainted former NCP MLA
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Mendonca active in area as politician for over three decades.

Parties gear up for civic polls, focus on good governance, metro lines and water supply in Mumbai
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

In the 2012 polls, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party with 29 seats.It was followed by the NCP with 27 seats. The Congress and the Sena had won 19 and 14 seats, respectively. The other seats had been bagged by Independants and other parties.

Maratha Kranti Morcha: South Mumbai halts for 3 lakh marchers
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Lakhs of Marathas participated in the demonstration, wearing saffron caps or turbans, waving huge saffron flags and sporting badges and stoles emblazoned with Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Maratha Kranti Mook Morcha: Among the attendees, a group from Kopardi village
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

A group of villagers from Kopardi, where a minor Maratha girl was raped and murdered last year setting off series of protests, took part in the rally on Wednesday.

Ahead of Mira Bhayandar civic elections, Shiv Sena woos Gujaratis
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

For Mira Bhayandar civic polls, the Shiv Sena is going all out to woo the Gujarati community. Some senior leaders of the party have started giving speeches in Gujarati to connect with the community during the poll campaign.

One year of Maratha morchas: Lakhs to join last silent march today
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

More than 50,000 already in Mumbai; thousands of vehicles en route from across state; this is 58th silent protest by the Maratha community seeking reservation in jobs and higher education

Mira Bhayander civic polls: Congress puts candidates to Marathi test
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Party leaders said interested candidates were told one month in advance to learn Marathi. Around 350 aspirants took the written test held recently. “Mira Bhayander area has a non-Marathi population of about 60 per cent.

Byculla Zoo: Integrated system to monitor temperature at penguin enclosure
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Civic officials said the move is aimed at increasing the safety of penguins and reducing human interventions in the activities at the penguin enclosure.

Commercial PAPs: Space-starved BMC to offer monetary aid
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Commercial PAPs are those who stand to lose their business establishments on the ground floor due to a development or infrastructure project. They are entitled to an alternative location for their business.

Heads of roads, SWD depts transferred
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

He has also been given additional charge as director of ESP. In the SWD department, Vidyadhar Khandkar, a deputy engineer, was appointed the chief engineer. All three officers took charge of their new postings on Wednesday, said an official.