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‘BMC’s primary healthcare infrastructure inadequate for Mumbai’s population’

Praja Foundation’s latest report on the ‘State of Health in Mumbai’ finds an urgent need for the BMC to shore up and strengthen its primary healthcare centres and allocate towards this a fair budget. In accordance

‘Pune Police manages larger area with less force than Mumbai’

Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta has said that though the city with more than 1,000 square km in area is bigger than Mumbai, it currently has a police force of around 8000 policemen compared to 48,000 policemen in Mumbai. In

Gadkari urges use of ethanol as preferred fuel of future

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has urged people to use ethanol as the preferred fuel in future. He said that compared to Rs 115 per litre for petrol, ethanol at Rs 64 per litre would prove to be a very cost-effective

Agniveer recruitment rally in Thane from Sep 20

An army recruitment rally will be held at Shri Abdul Kalam Azad Sports Stadium, Kausa Valley Mumbra, in the Thane district of Maharashtra from September 20 to October 10. The recruitment rally to be held by Army Recruiting Office, M

Why these kids now rush to anganwadi on their own

Few people would have heard of Wawna village in Maharashtra. Situated 20 km away from the sub-district headquarters Phulambri, and 50 km from the district headquarters in Aurangabad, Wawna panchayat is spread across 385 hectares. According to the

NCP’s Ajit Pawar is LoP in Maharashtra assembly

After the Bharatiya Janta Party orchestrated rebellion in the Shiv Sena partly led by Eknath Shinde who took away with him a majority of MLAs, the Eknath Shinde-BJP government proved majority in the state assembly floor test, crossing  the mi

Who is Eknath Shinde, the auto driver who became CM?

Hailing from Satara district of Maharashtra, Eknath Sambhaji Shinde had to leave his education midway to financially support his family. He worked as an auto rickshaw driver, a lorry driver and also said to have worked in a brewery before he came

Metro 3 car shed to stay at Aarey, say new CM Shinde

Former Maharashtra chief minister Davendra Fadnavis stunned all at a press conference Thursday and named Eknath Shinde, the rebel MLA from Shiv Sena, as the next chief minister. Though Fadnavis said he would stay out of the government, a few hours

Uddhav Thackeray resigns as chief minister of Maharashtra

Minutes after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test on Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray in a televised address resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra and also as a member of legislative council (MLC). He later drove down to Raj Bhavan and

Gig workforce expected to expand to 2.35 crore by 2029-30

The gig economy has arrived in India, as the Covid-19 pandemic has propelled a flexibility of employment. As many as 77 lakh workers were engaged in the gig economy, constituting 2.6% of the non-agricultural workforce or 1.5% of the total workforc

A blueprint of India’s economic future: From a former RBI governor

From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower By Bimal Jalan Rupa Publications, 184 pages, Rs 695 Bimal Jalan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of In

Agnipath: benefits and challenges on the path ahead

The government this week announced the Tour of Duty or `Agnipath` scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Under this scheme new soldiers will be recruited only for four years. This radical and far-reaching scheme has attracted

Gandhi’s letters to his youngest son also hold his aspirations for nation

Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas By Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Tridip Suhrud Oxford University Press, 528 page, Rs 1495 Gandhi’s era happened to b

‘In Mumbai, society, police forces triumphed over Covid-19’

Crediting the citizens of Mumbai for coming forward to help the police in combating the crisis situation due to Covid-19, Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey has said that Mumbai Police lost quite a few policemen during the pandemic but cumul

70% of India’s elderly depend on family or pension for day-to-day maintenance: HelpAge Report

About 70% of the elderly population is not working and depends on their family or pension for the day to-day maintenance, finds HelpAge India’s latest national report, `Bridge the Gap: Understanding Elder Needs`. India has app

Between the waves: Lessons of preparedness, togetherness and optimism

Stop Predicting, Revisit Life: Lessons from COVID-19 By Vinay Sharma, Rabindranath Bhattacharyya, Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan, and Himanshu Shekhar Mishra Bloomsbury, 252 pages, Rs 599 A compre

I am not here to represent any religious community, but country: Nikhat Zareen

“As an athlete I`m here to represent India. For me, Hindu-Muslim doesn`t matter. I represent my country, not a community,” world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen has said when asked how she felt when people spoke about her background and r

The bookworm monks

Sing, Dance and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON By Hindol Sengupta Penguin Ananda, 368 Pages. Rs 599 When A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhup

What ails Indian healthcare? Experts diagnose, prescribe cure

Two years ago, little did we know that the pandemic will bring out the real state of the health infrastructure in the country. The entire healthcare infrastructure across the globe took a major hit, and India was no exception to it. Challenges wer

John Maynard Keynes and the difficulty of escaping old ideas

The Power of Thoughts By Swami Mukundananda Penguin Random House India, 282 pages World-renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author Swami Mukundananda is publishing his new book, ‘The

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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