Manasi Phadke is a Special Correspondent with Hindustan Times. She covers politics and governance in Maharashtra with a special interest in urban development issues.
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The state government finalised a policy to grant licenses for shacks and beach beds on the Konkan coast
Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met the party’s legislators and parliamentarians at his Bandra residence, Matoshree, during which the elected representatives said that it is high time that the party withdraws support, party leaders said.
Tribals and farmers affiliated to 24 organisations across Maharashtra and Gujarat have joined forces to oppose the Modi government’s proposed showpiece projects
The ban on the plastic bags below 50 microns was imposed by the government after the 2005 deluge that claimed several lives in Mumbai and its suburbs.
The state has suggested two alternative plots: behind Dhirubhai Ambani International School at BKC and at Dharavi
The state cabinet has set aside a budget of Rs 15 crore for 2017-18 to implement the policy in 50 villages across the coastal districts
The state government has asked urban local bodies to organise ‘good morning’ and ‘good evening’ teams to visit spots frequently used for open defecation and report any occurrence to the state urban development department.
After a massive agitation in June, the state government announced a Rs34,000-crore package to waive off farm loans, claiming it would benefit nearly 89 lakh farmers.
The BJP-led state government amended norms in June 2015 to scrap the maximum Rs6 lakh annual family income criteria for students who get admission in any of the top 100 universities
The state cabinet decided to relax the cut-off date of September 2013 for the project-affected families to be eligible for rehabilitation
Besides the minister’s daughter, the list also included social justice secretary Dinesh Waghmare’s son, Antariksh Waghmare, and joint director, technical education, Dayanand Meshram’s son, Sameer.
Mumbai, Hindustan Times | ByManasi Phadke, Mumbai
Foreign education scholarship: Minister’s daughter says no; dept secy says son won’t withdraw application
Shruti Rajkumar Badole conveyed her wish to withdraw her application in an email to the social justice and special assistance department on Thursday.
BJP minister Rajkumar Badole’s daughter, Shruti Badole, will pursue a Doctorate in Philosophy in Astronomy and Astrophysics for three years at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom
ByManasi Phadke, Mumbai
The Shiv Sena said there have been some shocking decisions in Sunday’s cabinet expansion such as the elevation of Nirmala Sitharaman to the defence ministry, handing over railways to Piyush Goyal
The contractors are paid compensation as the state government has waived toll on smaller vehicles, as promised by the ruling BJP during the elections.
The Shiv Sena chief said his party is not power-hungry
So far, senior BJP leaders have not had any official discussions with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the subject.
The green corridor was not planned in advance
Mumbai recorded 315.8mm in the 12 hours from 8.30am on Tuesday, less than half of the 644 mm that fell in 12 hours during the deluge of July 26, 2005, which saw a total of 944 mm rainfall. But the effect was devastating.
Mumbai, Hindustan Times | ByManasi Phadke
The two leaders shared a stage on Saturday evening in Mumbai, speaking at the release of a compilation of a hundred interviews of Bal Thackeray in the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece publication, Saamana.
As many as 509 candidates are in the fray for 95 seats of Mira-Bhayander corporation, polling for which will be held on August 20. As of now, the BJP and the Sena are jointly ruling the 95-member civic body
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said his party has started preparations for the next election and hopes to at least double its strength of elected representatives. The party currently has 63 legislators in the state assembly and 18 parliamentarians
The Akhilesh Yadav-led party spent Rs129.87 crore as compared to BJP’s Rs175 crore in the January-March polls,
Thackeray will chair a meeting of ministers, party leaders, deputy leaders and heads of districts at the party headquarters at Shiv Sena Bhavan on Wednesday at noon.
The 5.96-km Goregaon-Mulund Link Road will involve building twin tunnels of three lanes each under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Shiv Sena attacks Modi’s I-Day speech: ‘Soldiers can break guns, hug Kashmiris, govt can do away with Article 370’
In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece, Saamana, the Sena said Modi’s stand on Kashmir has left not only the Sena, but the entire country speechless.
The state government had put in the provision when it finalised SRA rules in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad on September 11, 2014
The Rs10,700-crore redevelopment project will unlock around 52 acres at Worli in south Mumbai
The state may float five tenders simultaneously