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Mumbai to implement pilot parking plan in three wards

With an increasing number of vehicles on roads and the problem of parking in the city of Mumbai, BMC will implement a decentralised parking plan under the newly constituted Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA). The plan, green-lighted&nbs

Government failed to manage second wave: Sanjay Jha

Attacking the Narendra Modi government for “mishandling” of Covid -19 and a large number of deaths, astronomically high fuel prices, rising inflation, and unemployment, political analyst Sanjay Jha has said it has failed citizens.

Maharashtra starts admission to 1.36 lakh seats in 966 ITIs

Maharashtra has launched online admissions for 91 courses that candidates can choose for skills training so they are ready to take up jobs.   Minister of state for skill development, employment and entrepreneurship Nawab Malik

Not easy to relive past moments: Kabir Bedi on his autobiography

Penning closed chapters of life and revisiting your past to write a memoir when your wounds may not be old is not easy. Internationally acclaimed Indian actor and television presenter Kabir Bedi’s recently released autobiography, ‘Stor

Maharashtra incentivises electric vehicles in new policy

To promote electric vehicles Maharashtra has announced its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021 specifically targeting six cities of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nashik. From April 2022 onwards all new government vehicles in the sta

Set up industrial task force; will be monitored by CM Secretariat: Uddhav to CII

With the looming danger of the possible third wave of Covid-19, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed top state industry heads to ensure mass vaccinations of workers, safety of employees, vaccination, and setting up of bio-bubbl

Govt earned Rs 25 lakh crore from fuel hike: Mallikarjun Kharge

Slamming the Modi government on the issues of fuel price hike, inflation, economy and agriculture laws, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, has alleged that the centre has earned Rs 25 lakh crore from fuel taxes and he wil

We must take pride in Doordarshan and Akashvani: Shaina NC

Reiterating prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat,’ `vocal for local`, `local for global and `make for world`, Shaina NC, BJP spokesperson and Prasar Bharti board member, has said  that our national bro

Maharashtra launches skills development programme for health sector

To provide skilled manpower in healthcare, nursing and paramedical, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has launched the CM Maha Arogya Skills Development Programme that will prepare skilled and trained manpower for the health sector.

Mumbai to start PCV for children under one year of age

 To protect small children below one years of age against pneumococcal pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases, the Mumbai municipality will now start vaccinating children with Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). The PCV will be

Man behind Mumbai model gets appreciation from abroad

Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has received generous words of praise from J. Luis Correa, a member of the US Congress, for his commendable management of Covid-19  in the city. “On behalf of my constituen

GST ITC refund racket unearthed in Nagpur

In a first of its kind case, the Nagpur zonal unit of the director general of GST intelligence DGGI) has busted a massive racket of fraudulent refunds of input tax credit (ITC) amounting to Rs 213.87 crore by three non-existent entities based at t

Ruckus in Maharashtra assembly; 12 BJP MLAs suspended for `manhandling` Speaker

Twelve BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra assembly on Monday, allegedly after they abused, misbehaved and manhandled presiding officer, Shiv Sena MLA Bhaskar Jadhav, in the Deputy Speaker`s chamber. Legislators Ashish Shel

Digital will not checkmate television: Vikram Sakhuja

Despite the digital medium giving stiff competition to TV and having high penetration across the country, television will remain the preferred option. According to Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Madison Media and OOH, television gives rise to ‘t

Poor more poor, hungry and indebted after second wave: Study

Pitta Rajani, 28, and her family from Kandriga in Vijaywada faced severe difficulties during and after the lockdown last year and had to take a loan of Rs 20,000  from Soubhagya , a moneylender, at an exorbitant monthly interest of Rs 10

Covid stimulus package receives cabinet nod

On account of the disruptions caused by the second wave of Covid-19, especially on the healthcare sector, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved the Loan Guarantee Scheme for Covid Affected Sectors (LGSCAS) enabling funding to the tune of Rs. 50,

Deshmukh seeks copy of ECIR for appearance before ED

Citing non-supply of a copy of the ‘enforcement case information report’ (ECIR) and related documents, former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday did not make personal appearance before the Enforcement Directorat

51.81% children in Mumbai have antibodies

Every other child in Mumbai has Covid-19 antibodies, according to a sero survey of SARS-COV2 conducted on paediatric population, which is feared to be especially vulnerable if and when any third wave comes. The survey has found tha

Maharashtra tightens relaxations amid rising threat of Delta Plus variant

In view of the novel coronavirus undergoing mutations in different geographies and displaying increased transmissibility and potential reductions in monoclonal antibody response, the Maharashtra government on Friday tightened relaxations after mon

‘Indian media powerful but suffers perception issues’

Lamenting that in the race to catch eyeballs with sensational news, tabloid journalism has got mixed up with serious journalism, senior journalist and Padma Shri awardee Alok Mehta has said that credibility perception of Indian media has gone down

Visionary Talk: GVL Narasimha Rao, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Upcoming UP Elections


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