Vishwas Waghmode


Maharashtra farmer march: Once RSS, now leftist, Ayurveda practitioner Ajit Nawale who led protest
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Dr Ajit Nawale, 40, who took a lead role in mobilising marchers and took part in discussions with the state government, is today the Maharashtra state general secretary of the CPM-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha.

Farmers celebrate win: First time we have something on paper
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

“The government has looted and exploited our earlier generations and the farm loan waiver is a loot-wapasi. We are getting the first installment of it,” said Ajit Nawale, state general secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha, addressing the people at Azad Maidan.

Tripartite commission to discuss factory closure norms
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

The committee, which will be headed by Labour Minister Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar, will have five representatives from labour unions and companies, labour officials said. The committee has to submit a report in three months, an official said.

Sea of farmers in Mumbai, here’s what they say
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Having walked over 160 km in six days, the men and women traversed their final 20 km into central Mumbai even as the state government scrambled to prevent the embarrassment of a gherao of the legislature as threatened by the CPI (M)-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha.

Maharashtra: Farmers’ march reaches Mumbai, meeting with CM Fadnavis today
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

In the scorching heat, the farmers started moving slowly towards Mumbai, taking breaks for water at regular intervals. They were welcomed by various communities on the highway, who showered flower petals on them.

No new projects for Mumbai
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

The government said all approvals had been obtained for developing the Navi Mumbai International Airport and works in the core area of the airport have already commenced with one runway expected to be completed by December 2019.

Demanding complete loan waiver, 30,000 farmers march towards Mumbai
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

“While the agitators claim that one lakh farmers will join the protest, our estimates reveal that the number won’t cross 60,000,” said an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Farmers’ march to Assembly: Nashik to Mumbai with night halt in darkness by river
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

"One leader from each village has been entrusted the job of caring for his group through the six days."

Armed with demands, farmers start ‘long march’ to Mumbai
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Ajit Nawale, the state general secretary of the Kisan Sabha, said though these demands were raised two years ago, no progress has been made.

Maharashtra Sugarcane Welfare Board: ‘Office space to be allotted soon, no clarity on funding for welfare schemes’
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

“The process of taking over the office space is in final stage and will be completed by next week. It will be taken on rent according to market rates. The board’s headquarters will be in Parli,” official said

Kamala Mills fire chargesheet: Restobar opened two months before nod for change in activity
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

According to the statements in the chargesheet, 1Above opened in December 2016. The proposal for change of activity was sent to the Building Proposal department on February 13, 2017, and approved on February 16.

Kamala mills fire: Authorities, patrons keep tabs on fire restaurants’ safety norms
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Fire officials said fire safety compliance cells have been set up and officers have been designated for carrying out regular inspections of buildings and commercial establishments.

Maharashtra drafts workers’ safety, health policy
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

The labour department had decided to come up with the safety and health policy for workers in the wake of the death of 26 people in two fire incidents in Mumbai in December.

‘Will request govt to impose MCOCA for construction of illegal buildings’
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Municipal Commissioner P Velrasu talks about how the twin towns are on their way to getting smarter and how the corporation is looking for ways to tackle the “mammoth task” of cracking down on illegal constructions.

‘Mumbai’s air pollution levels will never be worse than in Delhi’
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Official's take on Mumbai's air pollution levels

Anganwadi workers: Finance department objects to ‘two increments’
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

In October 2017, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had promised to increase the honorarium of anganwadi workers and helpers by Rs 1,500, Rs 1,250 and Rs 1,000 from the same month onwards.

BMC presents budget of Rs 27,258 crore, 8.42 per cent higher than current fiscal outlay
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

“The capital expenditure for 2018-19 is expected to be Rs 6,111.07 crore, a huge rise of Rs 2,260 crore from the previous year, or 58.71 per cent,” Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said

Labour reforms: Maharashtra plans to tweak proposal to ease factory closure norms
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Will include clause to protect rights of labourers during closure of factories, says labour minister

Crisis manager, back-channel operator, election strategist — Milind Narvekar’s roles in Sena unlikely to change after elevation
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Known in the Sena as the shadow of Uddhav Thackeray, Milind Narvekar is also seen as a major power centre in the party

Rs 12-crore EPF dues: EPF office initiates process to auction Osmanabad sugar factory
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

DCC Bank says factory owes it Rs 227 cr, gets stay on auction