- Jan 29, 2015 00:30 IST
There has been a 50% rise in dengue cases between 2012 and 2014, according to state health department data. Dengue cases in the state increased from 4,305 in 2012 to 5,610 in 2013 and to 8,425 in 2014. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of dengue cases across all states in India. Urban pockets, including Mumbai, Pune and rural areas of Chandrapur and Bhandara, had majority of the dengue cases, said state health officials.
- Jan 29, 2015 00:35 IST
Software giant Microsoft and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are joining hands with the state government to improve the lives of farmers and ensure better implementation of welfare schemes, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday.
- Jan 28, 2015 21:51 IST
CM Devendra Fadnavis missed the dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee for US President on January 25 because senior state officials in New Delhi decided to send the Rashtrapati Bhawan invite by speed post to the CMO and failed to inform the CM’s staff.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:19 IST
The initiative will start at the collector’s office. CCTV footage of waiting areas and meeting rooms be recorded and later analysed, in a bid ensure that officials honour their commitments.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:21 IST
An analysis of bird sightings logged during the Mumbai bird races held between 2005 and 2014 has revealed a decline in their numbers across various habitats.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:10 IST
A new report remained optimistic when it revealed the realty sector in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will recover from its slump because of the new government’s emphasis on manufacturing and the service industry.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:12 IST
Boarding or alighting at nine suburban stations on the Central Railway may soon get easier, as the administration has expedited the work of raising the height of the 17 platforms at these stations to 900mm to complete it by March 31.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:14 IST
An attempt by BMC’s ruling parties — the Shiv Sena and BJP — to get controversial contracts worth Rs 650 crore cleared in the civic standing committee meeting on Wednesday was foiled by Opposition parties.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:01 IST
To ensure the benefits of the facility are not limited to just urban users, 25,000 e-governance facility centres of the Maharashtra government –known as Setu Kendras and Sangram Kendras – will help residents book these appointments.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:05 IST
With 64 closed-circuit television cameras, and 90 more likely to be installed soon, many places in Matunga will be under electronic surveillance soon.
- Jan 28, 2015 21:54 IST
The Maharashtra government has started taking steps to acquire the London house where Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lived.
- Jan 28, 2015 20:32 IST
Days after it received a fresh slice of investment, cash-strapped SpiceJet on Wednesday spread it wings to woo budget fliers. The airline launched a three-day sale for travel across its domestic routes with one-way economy class fares startingat Rs 1499.
- Jan 28, 2015 21:16 IST
In Mumbai , the 151-year-old St Mary’s (SSC), Mazagaon, and 147-year-old St Xavier’s, Fort, are distributing and collecting admission forms for the upcoming academic year online.
- Jan 28, 2015 20:51 IST
After the crackdown on agents and touts, regional transport offices (RTO) in Maharashtra will now restrict the entry of motor training schools and union's staffers, who also allegedly do the work of agents.
- Jan 28, 2015 20:47 IST
Restraining the new owner, Windsor Residency, from demolishing the structure, the HC on Wednesday directed Maharashtra government to decide the exact heritage status of terrace bungalow Morena House on Carmichael road in south Mumbai.