Arnab Goswami - Partho Das Gupta

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Arnab Chatgate: Maharashtra Government Considers Legal Move

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

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta, BARC, WhatsApp, Maharashtra Government, Anil Deshmukh, Arnabgate

Courtesy: The Indian Express

General Motors Logo

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GM Discontented Over Maha Govt's Disapproval To Shut Talegaon Plant

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

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 05:26 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: General Motors, Maharashtra Government, Investments, Talegaon

Courtesy: Reuters

Yerawada Jail, Pune

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Maharashta Govt To Launch Jail Tourism On Republic Day

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.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 04:05 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Maharashtra Government, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Jail Tourism, Yerawada Jail, Coronavirus Pandemic

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Govt. of Maharashtra initiated Shakti to limit crime.

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Death Penalty For Crimes Like Rape & Acid Attack, Maha Drafts Bill To Committee

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

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 11:49 AM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Crime, rape, Acid Attack, Maharashtra Government, Social Media, Shakti, Women

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Ambernath's Shiva Temple

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Maharashtra Govt Sanctions Rs 43 Cr To Renovate 1000-year-old Temple

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

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 11:55 AM / by Sreemayi .S.R

Tags: Temple Renovation, Restoration, Maharashtra Government, Ambernath Temple, Maharashtra Tourism

Courtesy: Times Of India

Forest

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Maharashtra To Cultivate 8300 Ha Land To Maintain Food Chain

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.

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 05:42 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Maharashtra Government, Forest Department, Forests, Food chains

Courtesy: Times Now

Blueprint of Sewri-Worli flyover

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Mumbai: Rs 1300-crore Sewri-Worli Flyover To Get Fully Constructed By 2023

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.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 05:24 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Flyover, Mumbai, Contracts, Maharashtra Government

Courtesy: Times of India

Raosaheb Danve

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We Have Worked Out The Mathematics: Minister On Forming Govt In Maharashtra

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. 

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 01:06 PM / by Sreemayi .S.R

Tags: BJP, Maharashtra Government, Elections, Raosaheb Danve

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Maharashtra CM announces places of worship likely to reopen after Diwali

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Maharashtra Government Plans To Reopen Temples After Diwali

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

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 06:05 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: temples, Maharashtra Government, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Indian Express

MH government announces teachers to undergo RT-PCR tests before commencement of classes

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Maha Govt Asks Schools to Conduct RT-PCR Tests For Teachers Before Reopening

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

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 01:39 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Maharashtra Government, Varsha Gaikwad, Schools Reopen, RT-PCR test

Courtesy: The Indian Express