After contentious WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami with ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta have been leaked, the Maharashtra government is considering a legal move against the journalist. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, “government is taking legal opinion on whether the state home department can take action...under the Official Secrets Act, 1923". Besides, Anil questioned how Arnab received such "sensitive information" that was known to… read-more
US-based automaker General Motors (GM) has expressed resentment over the Maharashtra government's objection of GM annulling its Talegaon plant. GM warned that the rejection contradicts the state's business-friendly rapport and could discourage prospective investors. Reportedly, the government rejected GM's appeal over grievances raised by workers who demanded GM to continue production. Besides, a… read-more
As an endeavour to facilitate public visits to the state's historically relevant prisons, the Maharashtra government will launch its latest jail tourism initiative on January 26. CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar will inaugurate the jail tourism drive at Pune's Yerawada Central Jail. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, only 50 visitors will be allowed per day. Reportedly, tickets will be priced from Rs 5 to Rs 50.
To curb out crime against women and children, on December 15 Maharashtra government drafted a bill 'Shakti' to the joint committee, house of the state legislature. According to the bill, strict punishment like death penalty can be charged with fines up to Rs.10 lakh for crime like, rape, acid attack or derogatory comment over women or children. 'Shakti' will furnish investigation in 15 days and completion of trial within 30 days of the… read-more
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The Maharashtra government has allocated Rs 43 crore fund to renovate the 1,000-year-old Shiva temple in Ambernath. The beautification process to be carried out in two phases will develop a garden, guest house and an amphitheatre. The facelift also involves building of two suspension bridges connecting the temple along with retaining walls for the temple located in slums. Shiv Sena MP Shrinath Shinde said the development would draw tourists… read-more
Courtesy: Times Of India
As a measure to provide fodder to animals, the Maharashtra government has decided to plant 8300 hectares of land for four years as meadows in the forest land. Interestingly, the occupied area would be equal to the area of Pune City. State Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod has said the initiative is to maintain the food chain in the forests. Besides, he added that the initiative would limit stress on forests.
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Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed J K Infra Projects Ltd to complete the awaited Sewri-Worli connector by 2023. The contract has been signed for the Rs 1,276-crore project that will connect the under-construction Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link with Bandra-Worli Sea Link. With double-decker design, the 4.5-km flyover will reduce the travel time between the two destinations from one hour to 10 minutes.
Courtesy: Times of India
While addressing party workers in Maharashtra, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Raosaheb Danve has stated that BJP will form government in the state soon. Claiming the party has figured out the ''Mathematics'', Raosaheb said, "BJP will come to power in Maharashtra in next two to three months." Besides, he has urged the party workers to be active with the cause. However, senior BJP members have refused to opine on the statement.
The Maharashtra government has decided to reopen places of worship in the state after Diwali. CM Uddhav Thackray said he had delayed the reopening keeping the health concerns and well-being of senior citizens, who visited these places frequently, in mind. About criticisms, the CM stated that he would bear the brunt for the welfare of Maharashtra. However, CM Thackeray stressed the need of following COVID-19 protocols while visiting the places… read-more
The Maharashtra government has mandated conduction of RT-PCR tests on all school teachers between November 17-22. Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that before schools commence post Diwali holidays from November 23, teachers will be tested to curb the spread of the virus. Although the SOPs are yet to be released, Gaikwad declared that only one student will be allowed to sit per bench with classes held on alternate days for science,… read-more