With 50 per cent seats in the states 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ambedkars memorial at Chaityabhoomi.
A year since slain Rabbi Gavriel Holtzbergs 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.
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 shell 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 Mumbais slums with college students or completing the paperwork to get her non-profit organisation registered.
Well past midnight,when the growl of traffic on Western Express Highways Jog flyover in Andheri has mellowed,a group of engineers and nearly a hundred workers get ready for a truck-mounted concrete boom pump.
Construction of the countrys most complex Metro Rail project reached a significant milestone with the first cable of a cable-stayed bridge running over and across Andheris Jog flyover strung up on Tuesday.