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Sanjeev Devasia

  • HIV+, AIDS cases in state drop in 5 years, but deaths up 160%

    The number of HIV positive cases in the state has gone down by 36 percent in five years under a surveillance programme undertaken by the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society. The number of cases of vector-borne diseases like malaria and chikungunya has also gone down, but cases of dengue fever...

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 6:50am
  • Shortage in AIDS drugs across Maharashtra

    The state health department has admitted to an acute shortage of second line HIV drugs at the only Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centre at JJ Hospital and blamed the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for the short supply. However, the health minister stated that the Maharashtra State Aids...

    Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 7:50am
  • Congress soft on Sanjay Nirupam's Narendra Modi remark

    Congress leaders have reacted cautiously to the remark by Sanjay Nirupam, the party's MP who lost from the Mumbai North constituency, that even Narendra Modi would have lost had he contested on a Congress ticket. Nirupam told journalists on Saturday that despite several decisions taken by it for...

    Monday, 9 June 2014 - 5:35am
  • Mumbai sees dip in fatal accidents

    Road accidents have seen a dip from 71,995 in 2009 to 61,890 in 2013, according to the latest Economic Survey. While fatalities in these accidents have increased from 11,396 to 12,194 in the same period, Mumbai saw a drop in the figures from 620 in 2009 to 496 in 2013. In comparison to the state,...

    Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 8:00am
  • Maharashtra BJP will struggle to find leader of Gopinath Munde's calibre

    The Maharashtra unit of the BJP will be vastly handicapped by the absence of its senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, especially with the assembly elections just four months away. The party had decided that if it secures more seats than its ally Shiv Sena, it will recommend Munde's name for the CM's...

    Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 6:10am
  • BJP will fight for polls under Gopinath Munde: Vinod Tawde

    Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said that the Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde would lead the campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the forthcoming assembly elections. Tawde, however, refused to be drawn into the possible chief...

    Friday, 30 May 2014 - 9:58am
  • Shiv Sena waits and watches as MNS prepares for May 31 rally

    Between May 30 and June 1, two of the biggest rivals in the state are likely to come up with their election strategies. Though the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is down after the drubbing in the general elections, Shiv Sena leaders are keenly following the run-up to the May 31 MNS rally for...

    Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 7:15am
  • Six influential Maharashtra leaders find place in Narendra Modi cabinet

    Maharashtra, which contributed the second largest number of seats to the NDA's kitty (42) after Uttar Pradesh (73) secured six berths in the Narendra Modi-led Union council of ministers with Rajya Sabha MP Piyush Goyal representing the country's financial capital in the cabinet.

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 7:20am
  • Railway Travelers Service Agents banned

    The railway administration has stopped all bookings by authorised ticketing agents — that is, Rail Travelers Service Agents (RTSA) — and asked them to approach the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The administration has even banned the entry of agents into the computerised...

    Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 6:20am
  • Labour department's plan to give laptops to children of constriction workers put on back burner

    The state labour department's plan to provide laptops to children of construction workers has run into rough weather with the chief secretary and the high power committee (HPC) asking the department to place the proposal before the state cabinet for approval. The chief secretary is apparently...

    Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 7:05am