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  • Govt should have gone for elevated rail long back, says Anant Gadgil Sep 01, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Govt should have gone for elevated rail long back, says Anant Gadgil

    Speaking to reporters at Mantralaya, Gadgil, an architect and a town planner said he had way back in 1997 recommended construction of such an elevated rail track whereby in times of the recent deluge of August 29 or July 26, 2005, people could have without facing hardships able to leave their workplaces in South Mumbai and head home.

  • Maharashtra working on law to protect deposits in urban co-operative banks Aug 26, 2017 04:12 PM IST

    Maharashtra working on law to protect deposits in urban co-operative banks

    Most of the UCBs have small deposit amounts and savers are adversely affected whenever these banks face financial constraints, Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh has said.

  • Maharashtra loan waiver: Disbursal of amount to start from October 1 Aug 23, 2017 08:50 AM IST

    Maharashtra loan waiver: Disbursal of amount to start from October 1

    As on, total 22,40,943 farmers have enrolled for the loan waiver scheme, of which 18,85,457 have actually applied for it, state co-operation minister Subhash Deshmukh said.

  • Govt working on three-point agenda to strengthen farmers: Maharashtra CM Jul 31, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Govt working on three-point agenda to strengthen farmers: Maharashtra CM

    "The state government is working to provide farmers electricity, water and stable market to strengthen them and bring positive changes in their life," the chief minister said after laying the foundation stone of a multi-purpose cold storage plant in Lasalgaon village in the district.

  • Maharashtra extends waiver to farmers who took loans post 2008 Jul 06, 2017 07:55 AM IST

    Maharashtra extends waiver to farmers who took loans post 2008

    Earlier, the loan waiver scheme, titled the 'Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sanman Yojana', covered only those farmers who have the loan outstanding between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016.

  • GST impact: Maharashtra govt hikes registration tax on motor vehicles Jul 04, 2017 12:23 PM IST

    GST impact: Maharashtra govt hikes registration tax on motor vehicles

    The hike was approved by the Maharashtra Cabinet yesterday to compensate for the loss of revenue due to the abolition of octroi and local body tax following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), an official from the transport department said today.

  • HC gives Maharashtra govt two weeks to justify Sanjay Dutt's early release Jul 03, 2017 03:45 PM IST

    HC gives Maharashtra govt two weeks to justify Sanjay Dutt's early release

    Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years in jail for possession of arms, which were part of a consignment used in the blasts that ripped through the city on March 12, 1993, killing as many as 257 people and injuring over 700 others.

  • Maharashtra issues 'government resolution' on farm loan waiver Jun 29, 2017 08:40 AM IST

    Maharashtra issues 'government resolution' on farm loan waiver

    Persons having annual turnover of more than Rs 10 lakh and those who are registered under VAT or Service Tax would be ineligible for loan waiver, the GR said.

  • Maharashtra hikes milk procurement prices by Rs 3 per litre, no change in retail rates Jun 20, 2017 10:02 AM IST

    Maharashtra hikes milk procurement prices by Rs 3 per litre, no change in retail rates

    "The new rates will come into effect from June 21. But there will be no change in the milk rates for the retail customers," Jankar said in a press conference here.

  • Maharashtra agri loan to exclude those getting income from other sources Jun 16, 2017 11:40 AM IST

    Maharashtra agri loan to exclude those getting income from other sources

    According to a Government Resolution (GR), dated June 14, those getting income from other jobs, even if they own farms, will be out of the ambit of the scheme, under which Rs 10,000 initial crop loan assistance is provided to farmers.

  • Implement loan waiver without delay: Sharad Pawar Jun 12, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Implement loan waiver without delay: Sharad Pawar

    Against the backdrop of strident protests by cultivators in various parts of the state, the Devendra Fadnavis government decided in principle to waive farmers' loans with certain stipulations.

  • Maharashtra govt bans sale of junk food in school canteens May 09, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt bans sale of junk food in school canteens

    It also gives a list of 20 items that can be sold, which include wheat roti, vegetable pulav, idli-vada, coconut water and jaljira. The GR said the Union Government had set up a Task Force under the chairmanship of Director, National Nutrition Institute, Hyderabad to promote consumption of healthy food by children in schools and to ban sale of junk food.

  • Fadnavis, Prabhu review progress of Maharashtra rail projects Apr 19, 2017 07:40 AM IST

    Fadnavis, Prabhu review progress of Maharashtra rail projects

    The JV will be set up by the Maharashtra government and the Railway ministry. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here. Top railway and state government officials were also present.

  • Maharashtra plans to give free seeds & pesticides to marginal farmers Apr 15, 2017 03:45 PM IST

    Maharashtra plans to give free seeds & pesticides to marginal farmers

    Expressing concern over a large number of farmers currently under debt, the minister said the state government would also include farm labourers into the fold of National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in the next couple of months.

  • Maharashtra government developing app for black and yellow taxis Apr 10, 2017 10:09 AM IST

    Maharashtra government developing app for black and yellow taxis

    Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Takle said that after app-based cab aggregators came into the picture, the business of black and yellow taxi drivers has gone down considerably and he questioned if the government will take steps to ensure they survive the fierce competition.

  • No plan to increase fares of mono rail: Maharashtra government Mar 29, 2017 02:52 PM IST

    No plan to increase fares of mono rail: Maharashtra government

    Congress member Anant Gadgil, during the Question Hour, sought to know if the income earned by the mono rail service is far less than the cost incurred in running it.

  • Maha govt plans to set up exclusive defence production complex Mar 09, 2017 12:44 PM IST

    Maha govt plans to set up exclusive defence production complex

    The government has identified land for setting up two such facilities, one at Jejuri near Pune and another in Ahmednagar district, a source in the state Industries department told PTI.

  • Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected as the Mayor of the BMC Mar 08, 2017 03:49 PM IST

    Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected as the Mayor of the BMC

    Mahadeshwar became the strongest contender for the post after BJP withdrew from the mayoral race of the BMC which has 227 corporators.

  • Maharashtra Govt to double farmer income in 5 years: Governor Mar 07, 2017 10:34 AM IST

    Maharashtra Govt to double farmer income in 5 years: Governor

    "These measures are directed at mitigating agrarian distress and increasing agriculture productivity. They will also contribute in doubling of farmer income in the next five years," the Governor told the members of both Houses.

  • You can soon pool your private car, if Uber has its way Mar 07, 2017 10:02 AM IST

    You can soon pool your private car, if Uber has its way

    Uber India representatives are seeking an amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, that would make it possible to introduce ride sharing using private cars, reports the Mint today.

  • Maha could spend only 45% of budgetary allocation in FY17: CM Mar 06, 2017 07:48 AM IST

    Maha could spend only 45% of budgetary allocation in FY17: CM

    "There was a model code of conduct in effect for four months in entire Maharashtra in whole year, hence the state (government) could spend only 45 percent of its budgetary allocation for the financial year 2016-17," Fadnavis told PTI.

  • Maharashtra seeks investment from Abu Dhabi in infra projects Mar 02, 2017 09:02 PM IST

    Maharashtra seeks investment from Abu Dhabi in infra projects

    The suggestion came from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a meeting with the Authority representatives here today. The meeting discussed prospects of investment in the State.

  • World Bank closely working with Maharashtra govt: Georgieva Mar 01, 2017 07:48 AM IST

    World Bank closely working with Maharashtra govt: Georgieva

    The announcement was made by World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva after concluding her day-long visit to the megapolis.

  • Revenue from stamp duty collection in Maha fell by Rs 1000 cr Feb 16, 2017 10:48 AM IST

    Revenue from stamp duty collection in Maha fell by Rs 1000 cr

    "The IGR (Inspector General of Registration) office s earned Rs 17,244 crore by the end of January 2016 from stamp duty collection. This year, the collection is Rs 16,254 crore till January end. It is a statewide phenomenon," IGR and Controller of Stamps N Ramswami told PTI.

  • HLL signs pact with Maha Govt to set up diagnostic labs Feb 10, 2017 09:44 AM IST

    HLL signs pact with Maha Govt to set up diagnostic labs

    The agreement was signed by R P Khandelwal, CMD, HLL, Dr. Pradeep Vyas, Commissioner and MD, SHS, and Dr Sathish Pawar, Director of Health Services), in Mumbai the other day.

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