The state government will frame a comprehensive redevelopment policy, especially for Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, to ensure affordable housing, chief minister said in the state assembly on Wednesday.
The HC on Wednesday cleared the way for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival by disposing of a petition seeking a direction to the organisers to shift the venue from Kala Ghoda in Fort to Cross Maidan near Churchgate station.
The Maharashtra government will introduce online RTI in departments of the Mantralaya from January 1. This will be replicated in all offices across the state by April 1, 2015.
Heavy security has been deployed at areas traditionally thronged by revellers, with emphasis on Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Juhu and Marve beaches.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been granted furlough for 14 days, is planning a quiet Christmas and New Year with his family and friends, sources said.
The city got a Christmas gift from the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Wednesday in the form of major project announcements.On the last day of the winter session, the government announced it would start the pending CCTV camera network by March, fix automatic doors for Mumbai local trains, complete the second phase of the metro by September 2015 and map encroachments using satellite imagery.
A case of mistaken identity and blunders by the police turned into a 30-hour ordeal for the Borivli-based Pujari family.
“Will you please meet me next morning? I am absolutely exhausted after being with the police for more than 24 hours.” This is what the 42-year-old husband of Sridevi Pujari told an HT reporter on Wednesday, at 1am, outside the Sahar police station.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis gave his nod to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to conduct probes against bureaucrats against whom graft inquiries are pending.
The Maharashtra government tabled a fresh bill on Maratha reservations, which was cleared by the assembly on Tuesday, while putting the bill on Muslim reservations on the backburner.
Film celebrities should refrain from endorsing junk food, says a paper published in the British Medical Journal. However, it said celebrity endorsement cannot be banned.
While the traffic police ín Mumbai are set to hold a special drive against drink driving, senior officials say they do not have adequate equipment to nail those flouting the law.
The police have added checkpoints across Mumbai, mostly in western suburbs and south Mumbai. The punishment for drink driving is a fine of Rs.
2,500 or a jail term, according to the Motor Vehicles Act.
Special guidelines will be framed for redevelopment of old heritage buildings, including dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, CM Fadnavis announced in the state legislative council on Tuesday.
In April, a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Frost & Sullivan revealed Mumbai generates 96,000 tonnes of the total 12.5 lakh tonnes of e-waste generated in the country every year.