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Fadnavis, Shelar, Tawde, Narwekar likely Lok Sabha candidates in Mumbai

The South Mumbai seat is quite difficult to win, as it comprises a variety of voter classes: from elite Malabar Hill to the slums in Parel and Kalachowki; from the typical pro-BJP Gujarati-speaking voters to Sena-supporting Marathi people in central Mumbai

Mumbai, India - July 6, 2016: CM Devendra Fadnavis and Ashish Shelar during the meeting at Shanmukhananda Hall, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, July 06, 2016. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:28 AM IST

September rainfall helping agriculture in Maha: IMD

Meanwhile, the recent spell in Pune district brought a good amount of water in the dam catchment areas, and Khadakwasla dam experienced a 7% increase in water levels in the last 24 hours

The IMD expects more rain in the state in the next eight to 10 days. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:00 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

UP’s peak power demand may touch record high in 2024

Demand forecast by the CEA comes as an alert for the UPPCL that is already grappling with issues related to smooth power supply primarily due to inadequate infrastructure

The highest peak demand projected for 2024-25 is around 4,000 mw more than the highest peak demand recorded so far this year (28,284 mw). (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Monsoon likely to withdraw from Maharashtra on schedule

Weather experts forecast that the monsoon is likely to withdraw from Maharashtra and Pune around October 8-10, unlike a delayed season in the last two years

The city is currently observing isolated thunder activities and light rainfall with a few intense spells. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:51 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Eid-e-Milad: Maharashtra declares public holiday on September 29

Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday on September 29 as Eid-e-Milad and Anant Chaturdashi were coinciding on Thursday.

People of the Dawoodi Bohra Community take part in a procession on the occasion of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, in Bhopal on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 06:43 PM IST

Amidst opposition from BJP, Ajit says he will raise Muslim quota issue with CM Shinde and DyCM Fadnavis

Pawar said he told at the meeting that it was the opinion of Sattar and another minister Hasan Mushrif that Muslims get the reservation

Ajit Pawar performs aarti at Kesari Wada Ganpati in city on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:43 PM IST

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Published on Sep 25, 2023 06:42 PM IST
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Monday Musings: Will reservation bill boost women’s representation from non-political background

Currently, the number is poor at 8 per cent with only 24 MLAs from across Maharashtra representing around 5.4 crore women in a state with having estimated total population of around 12 crores

As far as women Lok Sabha MPSs are concerned, Maharashtra has eight of them in Lok Sabha. This is 16 per cent of the total 48 Lok Sabha MPs with most of them belonging to established political families. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 07:09 PM IST

Ujani dam water level second-lowest since 2018

This rainy season, major dams in Maharashtra are recording low water storage leading to concerns over the impact on agriculture, industry

The Ujani dam has recorded 21.69% water storage till September 24 (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:46 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Now, Panshet-like cluster schools to come up across Maha

All deputy directors of education offices in the state have been instructed to submit proposals related to cluster schools by October 15

The state government has approved the decision to start ‘cluster schools’ for students studying in low-ranking schools in remote areas of Maharashtra. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:32 AM IST

State sees acute shortage of IFS officers

Maharashtra is facing a shortage of Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers at senior levels, with three tiger reserves and three territorial ranges lacking directors and chief officers respectively. Forest officials attribute the scarcity to low IFS officer intake in the 1990s. The current sanctioned strength of IFS officers is 206, but there are only around 150 officers in the state. This shortage is affecting the functioning of the forest department and the management of tiger reserves.

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Updated on Sep 24, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Torrential rain highlights need for separate radar in Pune

Forecast would be more accurate with more details coming from Mumbai radar which has been inactive since September 9

Heavy rain in Pune on Saturday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 10:54 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Row over Gujarat floods as Opposition blames govt for Dam mismanagement

The Opposition alleged that alleged that the flooding was ‘man-made’ and resulted from the gross negligence of authorities responsible for managing the Sardar Sarovar Project

The Sardar Sarovar Dam. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 01:46 PM IST

Maha among worst states in compliance with police reform directives

Singh was speaking on the occasion of Police Reforms Day, which marks the anniversary of the landmark judgement of the apex court on the subject. It was also a day to celebrate the establishment of the Indian Police Foundation (IPF), a think tank and policy advocacy platform dedicated to improving policing in India

Mumbai, India - Sept. 22, 2023: Judge of the Bombay High Court Justice Gautam Patel, Former DGP Punjab & Former Mumbai Police Commissioner J F Ribelro police commissioner of Mumbai Vivek Phansalkar interacting during IPF Annual Day and Police reforms Day 2023 at Nehru Center, Worli in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 22, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:01 AM IST

AIMTC urges govt to close state border checkposts

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has demanded the abolition of border checkposts in India, starting with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka. AIMTC has given an ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to make a decision by October 2. The transporters argue that all necessary documents are available online and that border checkposts lead to extortion and wasted time and fuel. AIMTC has written a letter to the Prime Minister asking for the abolition of border checkposts. The state transport department has formed a committee to study the issue.

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Updated on Sep 23, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Pune records 15% rainfall deficiency from Jun 1 to Sep 21

In an El Nino year, the monsoon conditions have been weak resulting in ‘normal’ category rainfall in most parts of the country

The rainfall activity has increased over the last 24 hours in many parts of the state, including Pune. The city experienced widespread light rainfall Friday evening. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:34 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Civil rights activists allege Public Service Guarantee Act not implemented

As per the directions, a deadline of 15 days has been fixed for the completion of various tasks including issuance of firm license, renewal of license, issuance of new vehicle registration certificate, and registration of transfer of vehicles

Pune RTO office (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:35 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pune to experience increase in rainfall from Sept 22: IMD

Maharashtra will experience another active monsoon condition from September 21 as a low-pressure area has formed over the West Bay of Bengal. The system will bring good spells in Vidarbha and north Maharashtra, and light and isolated moderate rains in other areas. Pune city and adjoining areas will experience an increase in rainfall from September 22 onwards, with a chance of isolated heavy rainfall. The state is experiencing phase-wise partial monsoon revival in September due to the system development in the Bay of Bengal.

Pune city and adjoining areas will experience an increase in rainfall from September 22 onwards. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 11:31 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Sule calls for passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

The Women’s Reservation Bill was cleared in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 amid a ruckus and the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government did not push it in Lok Sabha

Nationalist Congress Party lawmaker Supriya Sule. (PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 04:50 PM IST

Set timeline to decide on pleas against Shinde MLAs: SC raps Maharashtra Speaker

The Supreme Court fast-tracked the hearing of the disqualification petitions against Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and other Shiv Sena MLAs.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde.(PTI file)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Opposition snarls at Shinde govt over naming of tiger cub in Maharashtra

The incident unfolded in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar city when CM Shinde & Deputy CM Pawar were invited to a function to name two male & one female tiger cubs.

Picture of a tiger cub(X/CMO Maharashtra)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 10:56 PM IST
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The power of non-political players on state leaders

On April 17, 14 people died from heatstroke at an event where the Maharashtra Bhushan award was conferred on the spiritual leader Appasaheb Dharmadhikari in Navi Mumbai. Over 20 lakh followers had turned up at the event. A probe was ordered after the incident, which is progressing at a snail’s pace

Navi Mumbai, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and State Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis felicitates the 'Maharashtra Bhushan Award' to social worker Dattatreya Narayan Dharmadhikari alias Appasaheb Dharmadhikari during a ceremony, in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Amit Shah Twitter)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Aurangabad formally renamed ‘Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar’, Osmanabad becomes ‘Dharashiv’

With the orders in place, the region, districts, tehsils and villages of Aurangabad and Osmanabad have been renamed ‘Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar’ and ‘Dharashiv’ respectively, states the notification issued by Santosh Gawde, deputy secretary, state revenue department

Aurangabad formally renamed ‘Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar’, Osmanabad becomes ‘Dharashiv’
Published on Sep 16, 2023 11:40 PM IST

VHP to hold yatra in Maharashtra, Goa

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad will hold the 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shaurya Jan Jagran Yatra' in Maharashtra and Goa from September 30 to October 15 to reach out to youths, marking the 60 years of its foundation. The yatra aims to create awareness about the bravery of Hindu society and establish an emotional connection with the local people.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Maharashtra misses 100% tap water connection target in western zone

Maharashtra has failed to meet the deadline for 100% tap water connection in rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission, with only 79.48% coverage achieved. Several states and union territories have already achieved the 100% target. The mission aims to provide safe and adequate drinking water through tap connections to all rural households by 2024. Gujarat has surpassed Maharashtra due to its pre-existing water supply infrastructure and higher fund allocation. Delays in policymaking and the impact of Covid-19 have also affected Maharashtra's progress.

Maharashtra has failed to meet the deadline of 100 per cent tap water connection in rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:25 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Sassoon Hospital becomes first govt institute in Maha to perform robotic knee replacement

Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India, has become the first government institute in Maharashtra to successfully perform a Robotic Total Knee Replacement surgery. The procedure was carried out on a 60-year-old patient and was a success. The surgery was performed free-of-cost and has several benefits over traditional surgeries, including increased perfection and alignment, minimal involvement of soft tissue, and early recovery.

According to officials, robotic knee replacement surgeries have several benefits over traditional surgeries. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 12:25 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Aaditya Thackeray starts tour of drought-affected areas to meet farmers

He began his tour on Friday along with leader of opposition in council Ambadas Danve, former MP Chandrakant Khaire etc from Nipani village in Paithan tehsil. Farmers showed him the field and crops dried due to dry spell and informed him about the crops loss

Aaditya Thackeray starts tour of drought-affected areas to meet farmers
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Pune division exceeds average rainfall for Sept

Active monsoon conditions in September have brought good rains for the Pune district, which is currently in the surplus rainfall category

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, the Pune district received 94.4mm of rain between September 1 and 14, which is 8 per cent excess of 85.8 mm. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 11:47 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai; ‘orange’ alert for 4 Maharashtra districts

According to the IMD, several regions in Maharashtra are likely to witness waterlogging due to the heavy rainfall.

People crossing a road in a heavy monsoon rain at Andheri, in Mumbai, India.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Nagpur: Complaint against Udhayanidhi Stalin, Raja, Kharge over Sanatan remarks

In his complaint, Nagpur resident Ashish Gajanan Wandile said that the remarks hurt the religious feelings of Sanatan Dharma followers

Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin. (PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 04:32 PM IST
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