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Maharashtra starts online suburban railway pass distribution

After announcing further relaxations from August 15 onwards including offline e-pass facility for travel on suburban local trains for fully vaccinated citizens, the Maharashtra government has announced a Universal Travel Pass for online verificati

“TV channels think they are deciders, prosecutors and judges”

Castigating media for cooking up false stories to push TRPs, top criminal lawyer Satish Maneshinde has said that TV channels try to manipulate and manufacture public opinion but once the story is over it has no relevance. In a conve

A portrait of Mahatma as a young man

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Restless as Mercury: My Life as a Young Man Edited by Gopalkrishna Gandhi Aleph, xvi+377 pages, Rs 999 The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG) is a unique work

Mumbai: verification for monthly railway pass begins Wednesday

As Mumbai comes out of the shadow of the pandemic, plans are afoot to resume the suburban train service, the lifeline of the metro. After Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray announced citizens will be allowed to travel in suburban trains f

SRA will take over 500 stalled projects: Jitendra Awhad

Thousands of slum dwellers are on the streets, not even getting rent for several years as many projects are stuck under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme. Now the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) will take over and develop more than 500 projects l

Mumbai gets 35 electric and automated buses

Making public transport environment-friendly, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has inducted 35 electric buses to Mumbai’s fleet under the central government’s FAME II project He dedicated the new buses to peo

How PATH helps Maharashtra, Punjab ramp up Covid testing

India has come out of the devastating second wave, but to be prepared for any next wave, testing, along with Covid-appropriate behaviour (CAB), has to be the first line of defence. Given its vast population, India has a limited capacity to carry o

Maharashtra prevents 790 child marriages during pandemic

Maharashtra has been successful in preventing 790 child marriages during the Covid-19 pandemic. Building on that success, women and child development minister Yashomati Thakur has launched a state-wide campaign to curb the practice.

CBIC launches Compliance Information Portal (CIP)

The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) for providing free acc

Maharashtra eases restrictions: All shops to remain open till 8 pm on weekdays

Starting Tuesday, Maharashtra has relaxed restrictions in 22 out of the 36 districts reporting low case positivity numbers of Covid-19. However, Level 3 restrictions will continue in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhu

Thackeray, Pawar lay foundation stone for BDD Chawls redevelopment

Inaugurating the project to redevelop the famed BDD Chawls at Jamboree Maidan in Worli area of central Mumbai, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray appealed to the residents not to sell their new homes and to preserve the chawl’s cult

BJP-RSS have never had elected presidents to date: Pawan Khera

In a scathing attack on the government, PawanKhera, national spokesperson of the Congress party, has said that the BJP is remote-controlled by RSS, an unregistered organisation that decides who the PM will be and lead the country, yet no question

Maharashtra floods: On-ground R&R hampered by VIP visits, say Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party president and senior leader Sharad Pawar has appealed to political leaders in the state not to visit the flood ravaged areas of Maharashtra as it diverts attention of those engaged in relief and rehabilitation to

Sri Lankan media baron Rajandram Rajamahendran passes away

Sri Lankan media baron, business tycoon and Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Group conglomerate, Rajandram Rajamahendran, passed away at Colombo early Sunday morning. He was 79. Rajamahendran was suffering from health problems and w

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, finds study

A new study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ by Toxics Link has found heavy concentration of microplastics in the Ganga. All samples collected for study from the river at Haridwar, Kanpu

Maharashtra flood situation grim, rescue works on

At least 79 people were killed and 56 were missing as the flood situation in Maharashtra remained grim on Saturday. Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state, coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams, led to inundation of ma

Maharashtra partners with Climate Group to promote electric vehicles

Within days of announcing its new Electric Vehicle Policy 2021, Maharashtra Friday announced its partnership with Climate Group’s EV100 network to push and promote electric vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions. The policy, meanwh

As rains batter Maharashtra, state on red and orange alert

Severe rains battered Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara regions of Maharashtra with rains in Ratnagiri district breaking the 40-year record. As rivers in these districts crossed warning levels, the National Disaster Response Force (NDR

Will next wave affect children? That`s mere speculation, says expert

Dr. Praveen Kumar, director, department of pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, talks about various issues including impact of Covid-19 on children, the need to protect them, and vaccinating pregnant women and lactating mother

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

Visionary Talk: Gurcharan Das, Author, Commentator & Public Intellectual on key governance issues


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