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Ajay Khape


Tie-up trouble: every ally wants lion’s share of seats
Fri, Aug 28, 2009

With the dates for the Assembly polls likely to be announced any time now,the pre-poll allies are busy working out seat-sharing arrangements.

H1N1: healthcare facilities ailing,civic body wakes up to provide strong dose
Wed, Aug 26, 2009

The H1N1 outbreak in the city with 23 deaths till Tuesday has caught the civic body unawares. Health facilities run by it were found wanting.

End of Pune pattern shot in arm for many corporators
Thu, Aug 20, 2009

The abrupt end to Pune pattern seems to have boosted the morale of corporators who have been eyeing the State assembly polls.

City awaits bio-medical waste,garbage treatment plants
Wed, Aug 19, 2009

It will be a year in September since a blast at the bio-medical waste treatment facility at Kailash crematorium near Naidu Hospital killed seven of its employees.

Conservancy staff get masks,little else,to tackle city’s garbage heaps
Tue, Aug 18, 2009

In October 2007,The Indian Express brought to light the poor working conditions of the conservancy staff - those cleaning up the manholes,keeping the city clean and even handling bodies.

PMC seeks more powers to combat flu
Wed, Aug 12, 2009

A week after the death of Reeda Shaikh,the first casualty of swine flu in the country...

Second patient on ventilator in Pune
Fri, Aug 07, 2009

Three days after Reeda Shaikh's death in Pune,the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune confirmed that a 35-year old H1N1 victim has been moved to the ICU.

Months on,awareness drive yet to take off
Thu, Aug 06, 2009

The first positive H1N1 case in the city was registered on June 22,but even after the first swine flu death on August 3 – a time lag of about 40 days – the Pune Municipal Corporation’s...

State to set up ten-bed flu ward at B J Medical College
Wed, Aug 05, 2009

To take care of the swine flu patients,the state government will set-up a ten-bed ward equipped with ventilators exclusively dedicated for swine flu patients at Infosys super-specialty building of the B J Medical College...

Mayor term extension a face saver for NCP
Mon, Aug 03, 2009

The state government’s decision to extend mayoral and deputy mayoral tenures by four months in all the civic bodies has come as a relief for the ruling NCP-Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in the Pune Municipal Corporation.

PMC latches on to energy audit
Wed, Jul 29, 2009

Spurred by the energy audit that has shown the way to saving power...

Corporators queue up to contest polls
Fri, Jul 17, 2009

They are all gearing up for a step up in life. Around three dozen corporators of the total 144 in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)...

PMC may not push for Rs 254-cr loan from GEF
Tue, Jul 14, 2009

With the enhanced JNNURM largesse likely to cushion its kitty,the Pune Municipal Corporation...

More funds,few takers for PMC plans for poor
Wed, Jul 08, 2009

The hike in JNNURM funds to Rs 12,887 crore,particularly the increase in allocation for housing and basic services for the urban poor...

Wait for PTA meeting continues,members sore with delay,slam PMC
Mon, Jul 06, 2009

The Pune Municipal Corporation's failure to convene meeting of Pune Tree Authority...

Civic body plans food courts,plazas
Thu, Jul 02, 2009

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) seems to be taking a leaf out of the Pune Cantonment Board’s initiative on the popular Walking Plaza...

In parched city,even tankers thirst for water
Tue, Jun 30, 2009

With water supply badly hit because of delayed monsoons,the parched city is praying for rain,or even a water tanker.

Not fair: late start of meetings forces women corporators to give them a miss
Sun, Jun 28, 2009

When women corporators in the Pune Municipal Corporation came together to demand the suspension of a corporator for taking his shirt off at a general body meeting recently...

Chorus in NCP also for snapping ties with saffron parties
Sun, Jun 21, 2009

After the Congress,it’s time for the NCP to face the heat from local leaders over the way party affairs are handled by senior leaders in the city.

Civic body’s policy for hawkers hits a wall
Mon, Jun 15, 2009

A fresh problem has cropped up in the execution of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s first-of-its-kind hawker policy aimed at clearing the roads of vendors and rehabilitating them in stalls.

Sulking cadres,bickering ally: tough days for NCP
Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Even as it is celebrating the 10th anniversary,the Nationalist Congress Party has little to cheer. After receiving a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections...

Core plan to decongest old city roads
Thu, Jun 04, 2009

With efforts to reduce traffic congestion coming a cropper,a core mobility plan is on cards in the new development plan of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to decongest roads in the central parts of the city.

Pedestrians finally get their rights
Wed, Jun 03, 2009

Former Municipal Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi’s initiative to give pedestrians their rights on the city roads have started yielding results as efforts to make available at least five km of footpaths...

Civic body pushes state bid to amend Tree Act
Tue, Jun 02, 2009

The Pune Municipal Corporation has come out with suggestions to push forward the state government bid to amend the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act,1975.

Singed Sena takes stock of spoiler cousin
Mon, May 25, 2009

Gearing up for the assembly polls,the Shiv Sena is now analysing the segment-wise performance of the Sena-BJP candidate in Pune Lok Sabha seat...