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Kavitha Iyer


Kavitha Iyer works as Associate Editor with The Indian Express, Mumbai.

High stakes in Mumbai
Mon, Jan 16, 2012

The upcoming BMC polls are an early indication of shifts in Maharashtra politics

Parties go all out to woo women with slew of sops
Mon, Jan 16, 2012

With 50 per cent seats in the state’s municipal corporations now reserved for women,political parties are preparing an all-new poll pitch with a first-ever emphasis on women voters and on grassroots-level women political activists.

State mulls deregulation of perishable farm produce sale
Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Member Of Parliament Sanjay Nirupam,who met Agriculture and Marketing Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Monday to press for a sub-center of the Vashi-based Agriculture Produce Market Committee market in the western suburbs,said the state government is looking into the possibility of deregulating the sale of perishable farm produce.

Negotiations with NCP still on: Congress
Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Leaders of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are expected to conduct another,possibly final,round of talks on Tuesday before declaring the outcome of the prolonged discussions between the two coalition partners for a seat-sharing pact for elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Chavan meets Kamat & legislators; no decision yet on seat sharing
Sun, Jan 08, 2012

Prithviraj Chavan met a host of Mumbai legislators and Member of Parliament Gurudas Kamat on Saturday.

Kamath’s missive to Sonia on party’s ‘succumbing’ to NCP
Sat, Jan 07, 2012

Even as talks between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for a seat-sharing agreement for polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation failed to progress on Friday.

More delay for Dharavi project as SEC to okay tender ad for consultant
Fri, Jan 06, 2012

Minutes before the BMC poll code of conduct kicked in earlier this week,Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced that the just-cleared new Development Control Regulations would give a fresh push to the long overdue and delayed Dharavi Redevelopment Project.

And credit for Dr Ambedkar memorial goes to…
Wed, Jan 04, 2012

Centre lets Dalits have their way with prime mill land in Central Mumbai

Willing to pay,but want entire land for Chaityabhoomi: Protesters
Sat, Dec 24, 2011

A day after the Bombay High Court said the Mumbai Police hardly needs to be apologetic if it needs to forcibly evict protesters squatting inside the premises of the National Textile Corporation-owned India United Mill near Shivaji Park,members of the Republican Sena said they are willing to pay the market price for the land but will not move until the Central government announces that the entire 12-5-acre mill premises will be declared as kept aside for the expansion of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s memorial at Chaityabhoomi.

Some success for either ally,never mind the alliance
Wed, Dec 14, 2011

Divide shows in Maharashtra civic polls; Cong,NCP do better individually than as a team

This Week Maharashtra: Cong vs everyone else
Thu, Dec 08, 2011

Cong vs everyone else

Children of terror
Sun, Nov 27, 2011

Many children lost their parents in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai and in 2006 serial blasts

Dispute over,but work on Chabad House drags on
Wed, Nov 23, 2011

A year since slain Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg’s father accused the orthodox Jewish movement Chabad of pocketing money raised for the reconstruction of Nariman House,one of the sites of the 26/11 attack,the property dispute may have found a resolution but repair work has not progressed at the Colaba building.

Book by ‘Mumbai 25’ opens new chapter: forgiveness and love
Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Central theme of the book remains individual response to situation (26/11 attack),and forgiveness.

American who lost family shows how to be ‘victors over terrorism’
Fri, Nov 18, 2011

Scherr (55) lost her husband Alan and 13-year-old daughter Naomi in the attack on the Trident-Oberoi hotels in Nariman Point.

American who lost family shows how to be ‘victor over terrorism’
Fri, Nov 18, 2011

Kia Scherr has not planned her itinerary for November 26,but the American who lost her husband and daughter during the 26/11 attacks three years ago is certain she’ll be working at one of her multiple Mumbai projects — talking to less privileged children about responding with compassion to acts of violence,planning a spiritual project in Mumbai’s slums with college students or completing the paperwork to get her non-profit organisation registered.

Study proposes series of new mass transit corridors
Sun, Nov 13, 2011

The City and Industrial Development Corporation,which is developing the Navi Mumbai International Airport,has completed a scientific study to enhance connectivity to the proposed airport,

MMRDA may drop Metro from project
Sat, Nov 12, 2011

When bids are invited from qualified private players for the 22-km Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link before the year-end

Amboli murders: Ensure quick,deterrent punishment,says CM
Wed, Nov 09, 2011

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said the Mumbai Police is stretched thin and while additional manpower is being recruited,policing a city with such a large population remains a challenge.

MMRDA done with first stage of MTHL tendering process
Fri, Nov 04, 2011

Preparing to kickstart the first stage of bidding for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link early in December

Govt plan to turn Vikrant into museum runs aground
Wed, Oct 19, 2011

That is almost the state government’s estimated total project cost in 2010.

State plan to turn Vikrant into museum struggles to stay afloat
Wed, Oct 19, 2011

The state government’s ambitious plan to turn decommissioned aircraft carrier IMS Vikrant into a national maritime museum riding on the ship’s immense emotive value for her role in the 1971 war

High-flying flyover on track
Sat, Oct 15, 2011

Well past midnight,when the growl of traffic on Western Express Highway’s Jog flyover in Andheri has mellowed,a group of engineers and nearly a hundred workers get ready for a truck-mounted concrete boom pump.

City’s 2nd cable-stayed bridge is an engineering marvel
Thu, Oct 13, 2011

Construction of the country’s most complex Metro Rail project reached a significant milestone with the first cable of a cable-stayed bridge running over and across Andheri’s Jog flyover strung up on Tuesday.

Enumeration of villagers to be displaced starts
Tue, Oct 11, 2011

The state government on Monday kickstarted the process of enumerating villagers in 10 hamlets in Panvel who will be displaced by the Navi Mumbai International Airport.