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  • First flight from Navi Mumbai airport should take off in 2019: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday informed the legislative council that the first plane from the Navi Mumbai airport should take off in 2019. He said this during a calling attention motion raised in the upper house by member Sanjay Dutt. Fadnavis said the airport project had three main...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Maharashtra government to launch helpline for skilled services

    The state government has said that it will be coming out with a 'Rojgaar Yojana Call Centre' service soon, which will give information on various day-to-day services, such as repair works. The legislative council was informed about the same when revenue minister Eknath Khadse was replying to the...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:30am
  • Maharashtra government to form regional ATS cells

    The state government has stated in the upper house that regional ATS cells will be formed to check terror-related activities and keep a tab on indoctrination. The government will also come out with a helpline number wherein people can call and report suspicious activities.

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • No need of spl planning authority for Mono, Metro: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said in the legislative council on Wednesday that there was no need for any special planning authority, expressing his personal view on the subject. He was replying to a question on Metro and Monorail. "According to me, no special planning authority is needed," he...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:15am
  • Community gives mixed reactions to Bombay High Court suggestion on mourning

    The high court taking suo moto cognisance of children being a part of self-flagellation during the mourning in Moharram has received mixed reactions from members of the community. A PIL seeking ban on minors' participation, particularly in the Matam during which blades, knives and chains are used,...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 6:54am
  • Trying to reserve space for shops to sell Marathi books in civic areas: Vinod Tawde

    While admitting that the language department needs a complete revamp, Minister for Marathi Bhasha, Vinod Tawde didn't make any promises and revealed little of the plans up his sleeve while speaking to dna's Ashutosh Shukla. Excerpts: The department seems to be the most neglected one, being run...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:09am
  • Whose language is it anyway?

    For all the hoo-ha made over it, for it, development of Marathi seems to have come to a standstill, with lack of strong management at the top and over 25% vacancies in department

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:20am
  • Court directs status quo be maintained, stays woman's vacating of premises

    The Small Causes Court has directed that status-quo be maintained and a woman, along with her family, be allowed to live in a building that is part of the Bhendi Bazaar cluster redevelopment project. The judgement was given by additional chief judge, SASM Ali and judge DP Shingade on September 24,...

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 7:12am
  • Why is IT not probing netas' bulging coffers, asks Vinod Rai

    Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, whose report had unearthed the 2G scam, on Monday issued a challenge to the income-tax authorities, while he was in the city for a public talk. Why, Rai asked, was IT not investigating the sudden increase in the assets owned by elected...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 6:55am
  • Delhi polls: Mumbai leads AAP's fundraising drive

    The financial capital of India is making its presence felt in Delhi elections. The city and state are leading in the share of funds the Aam Aadmi Party has raised so far. Party leader Arvind Kejriwal hoped to raise a further Rs 30-40 lakh in a donor event held in Mumbai on Thursday. Of the total...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:35am