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Last-gasp efforts, still gasping to survive

Saturday 23 February '13

Maharashtra has started diverting money set aside for Plan expenditure towards drought-mitigation measures.
Rao blunts Sena-backed bandh in Mumbai

Friday 22 February '13

Despite Shiv Sena lending support, the two-day nationwide trade bandh had little impact in the commercial capital.
Veteran union leader blunted Sena-backed bandh in Mumbai

Friday 22 February '13

HMS led by Sharad Rao stays away
Ready to risk anything for water - Part I

Wednesday 20 February '13

Starting today, a four-part series on Maharashtra’s drought, described by CM as its worst ever.
With little gas supply, Ratnagiri power plant shut down

Monday 11 February '13

In another indication to worsening power generation in the country, now the largest gas based power project - Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd (RGPPL) formerly known as the Dabhol Power Project — has b...
No scheme will work unless mindset changes: Sonia

Thursday 7 February '13

UPA president says efforts on for physical, social wellbeing of girl child.
Sonia Gandhi to launch health scheme for students

Monday 4 February '13

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be in Palghar, a distant suburb of Mumbai, on Wednesday to launch the UPA government’s ambitious programme offering health cover to students up to class XII.
At the CM’s door

Sunday 3 February '13

Before you can meet the Maharashtra CM, you will have to get past Shankar Gaikwad and Jagannath Acharya, his shadows as long as he is in office
Juhu molestation case fallout: State plans to expand scope of school bus policy

Tuesday 22 January '13

Following the case of a four-year-old girl being molested by a school bus attendant, the state government is looking to expand the scope of its school bus policy.
This Republic Day, corporates too set to join celebrations

Sunday 20 January '13

In a first, Corporate India is set to participate in Republic Day celebrations and functions in Mumbai by lighting up landmark buildings such as World Trade Centre, Gateway, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mum...
Plan to make Horniman Circle area an art hub

Sunday 20 January '13

Like Brooklyn Street in New York or the streets of London that come alive with artists and musicians in the evening, south Mumbai’s streets around the iconic Horniman Circle could become hubs for arti...
State to buy warmers for underweight newborns in rural areas

Monday 14 January '13

Taking a cue from innovative ideas to tackle everyday problems, Maharashtra health department has now proposed to buy “cheap, innovative” warmers for premature and low birth weight babies in rural par...
MMRDA status report ready, to be made public

Friday 11 January '13

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who heads the MMRDA, had recently indicated that the MMRDA status report is ready to be made public.
Chavan to meet Prime Minister

Thursday 10 January '13

With Maharashtra facing the worst drought in 50 years, CM Prithviraj Chavan is likely to meet PM Manmohan Singh to seek assistance.
State to take lead in Navi Mumbai Airport project

Tuesday 8 January '13

Navi Mumbai Airport is set to roll.
Shivaji memorial: New location being studied

Tuesday 8 January '13

The rock is farther into sea than earlier identified site.
State okays new industrial policy

Thursday 3 January '13

While providing exit to SEZs, it promises a slew of concessions to boost small and medium industry sectors
Chavan talks fast-track courts with chief justice

Wednesday 2 January '13

With crime against women rising, CM Prithviraj Chavan said Tuesday he was focusing on ensuring speedy justice to victims and had spoken with the chief justice of Bombay High Court on measures to fill ...
BJP does a flip-flop on SIT

Wednesday 2 January '13

Last week, party took credit for forcing government to form investigation team. Now, it will launch a campaign against the “toothless committee”
For Mumbai teenager, card a key to computer education

Wednesday 2 January '13

Uzma Shakeel Shaikh (14) just couldn't stop smiling after receiving a “package” at the hands of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday.


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