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Dhaval Kulkarni

  • Bandra (E) bypolls: AIMIM seeks to tap discontent among minorities

    After its spectacular entry into Maharashtra politics, where the party notched up two wins in last year's assembly elections, the hardline AIMIM is seeking to kill many birds with a stone in the Bandra (East) by-polls.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:40am
  • Over 2,000 cases of illicit liquor business in Maharashtra in 9 months

    In a revelation about the extent of the illicit liquor business, the state excise department has detected almost 2,500 cases in Mumbai city and its suburbs in just nine months.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 8:52am
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park monkeys died of poisoning, admits forest minister

    After the bodies of nine monkeys found near the Tulsi lake located in the core area of Borivli's Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) shocked animal lovers, the state government has admitted that these animals were poisoned to death. One person has been arrested in the case.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 5:55am
  • Maharashtra plans to generate 14k MW from non-conventional energy

    The state government has set an ambitious target to generate 14,400 MW from the non-conventional energy sector. A policy in this regard will be unveiled soon. This will be a manifold increase from the 2,500 MW renewable energy target in the previous policy, which was approved in 2008.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 6:08am
  • Beef ban: Sudhir Mungantiwar tries to take Congress by the horns

    While the state government is facing flak from the opposition and stakeholders over beef ban, finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar tried to turn the tables on the Congress by pointing out that senior Congress leader Motilal Vora was among those who had demanded a ban on bull slaughter.

    Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 6:05am
  • Nuclei acid test to ensure patients get HIV-free blood

    To provide safer blood to patients, the state government is planning to ensure that it is tested using the Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) to make certain that it is HIV-free.

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 6:40am
  • Let us vaccinate high-risk swine flu groups, Maharashtra government requests Centre

    With Maharashtra and the country as a whole witnessing a huge outbreak of swine flu, the state government has requested the Centre to allow vaccination of high-risk groups, such as people with diabetes and pregnant women. The state health department has also requested the Centre to find out if...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • Political' hand behind attack on Panvel church, hints Eknath Khadse

    The state government, which is under fire over the recent attack on a church at New Panvel, has hinted that people with political links or a foreign hand may be involved in it.

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • State wants its smart cities based on a theme

    While the Narendra Modi-led government has chalked out an ambitious idea for setting up 100 smart cities in the country, the Maharashtra government is planning to take the idea a step further by launching smart cities based on a theme, such as education, health or information technology (IT).

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 5:50am
  • dna special: Scrapping LBT likely to raise taxes on property, water

    The state government's move to bow down to the demands of traders and scrap the local body tax (LBT) may eventually burden people with hikes in municipal taxes such as property tax and water charges, in its bid to make up for the shortfall in revenue. 

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 6:32am