Ajay Jadhav

Articles By Ajay Jadhav

Assembly polls: Seat sharing in Pune set to be smooth for Congress-NCP, rocky for BJP-Sena

For the Assembly elections this year, barely a couple of months away, most of these parties have entered into alliances, and this is likely to complicate the seat-sharing equations in Pune city.

Seat sharing in Pune set to be smooth for Congress-NCP, rocky for BJP-Sena

For the saffron alliance, Pune poses a tough challenge as the BJP will have to part with a few of the eight seats it won in 2014.

Pune Assembly elections: Across party lines, city corporators queue up for poll tickets

The eight assembly seats in the city — Parvati, Pune Cantonment, Kasba Peth, Kothrud, Shivajingar, Vadgaonsheri, Khadakwasla and Hadapsar — were all won by the BJP in the 2014 assembly elections, in which all prominent state parties, Congress, NCP, BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS, had contested separately.

Maharashtra govt to set up cleanliness university

The state government said in a statement that despite the Swachh Bharat Mission being implemented across Pune, rapid urbanisation is generating large amounts of waste, which is affecting the health of residents.

Fadnavis targets NCP after workers raise slogans at his rally

He added, “Does this (sloganeering) mean no leader of any other political party should hold rallies in Baramati? Is Article 370 enacted there?”

NCP bullying other parties: Devendra Fadnavis

The Baramati town had witnessed tense moments during the roadshow of Fadnavis, when he had criticised the NCP. The CM had said that the mass exodus in NCP was due to “wrongdoing” by its party leadership.

At Fadnavis roadshow in Baramati, NCP, BJP raise slogans against each other

The yatra, a state-wide road show by the CM to highlight the achievements of his government before the state goes to polls, entered Pune district on Saturday.

Baramati ready for parivartan: CM Fadnavis

Fadnavis questioned the NCP for being non-committal in Parliament on the scrapping of Article 370.

To push Centre’s Swachhata plan, state seeks ‘plastic-free’ days, help of religious leaders

Urban development department outlines list of activities, timetable to implement them.

After floods: In Sangli’s red-light areas, sex workers await state govt assistance, customers

"We have been completely ignored by the government. No kind of government help reached us during the floods," said a woman who represents the Vaishya Anyay Mukti Parishad.

Maharashtra: Politicians reach out to help flood-hit, but politics, party-swapping continue

The flood-hit districts are Congress-NCP strongholds, and the Opposition alliance was quick to criticise the government for allegedly responding late. The ruling alliance, however, not only managed to make its presence felt during relief efforts, but also lured several Opposition leaders to its fold.

Pune municipal body to study impact of TOD zone policy on civic infrastructure

Pune is set to have three Metro routes, along with a high capacity mass transit route that will be set up in a PMC area.

Damaged by floods in Sangli, library’s mission to save 75,000 books: Staff, students, 6 hair dryers

The biggest concern remains the manuscripts — nearly 300 had been digitised recently, but the computer that stored the records was washed away.

In year of drought and flood, Maharashtra govt comes up with policy to mitigate crises, save water

The policy prioritises judicious use of water, drinking water as well as the water used in industries, and water used for power generation, cultural and religious ceremonies, and sports activities.

Pune civic body shares Swachh Survey questions with residents, also gives them the answers

This year, for the first time, the Union government will seek direct feedback from residents.

Maharashtra govt to compensate farmers for lost cattle, small business owners

Documents such as the spot panchnama done by the Talathi, police patil, sarpanch or the director of the local cooperative milk federation will be considered valid certification for compensation, it stated.

Maharashtra sets up panel to look into reasons behind floods, suggest ways to prevent such tragedies

In a government resolution (GR), the state said that excess rain in the Krishna river basin in July and August had led to severe flood situation, which wreaked havoc, particularly in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, and claimed over 40 lives.

Pune civic body wants ‘7-star’ rating for solid waste management; absurd claim, say residents

Civic body gives itself 100 per cent for cleaning water bodies, residential and public areas; also seeks ‘ODF++’ status.

Maharashtra seeks to allow redevelopment within floodline of Indrayani river, environmentalists concerned

The decision was taken on August 5, at a time when several parts of the state, including Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, were grappling with flood-like conditions caused by heavy rain and overflowing rivers. The river passes through Pimpri-Chinchwad.

Weeks before flooding in Pune, plea in NGT questioned encroachment on riverbed

The petitioner, environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar, and groundwater expert Shashank Deshpande, on Sunday organised a meeting, where they pointed out the various problems that arise due to encroachment on riverbeds.