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  • Maharashtra govt pulled up for neglecting under-privileged sections of the society

    Mumbai: CAG has pulled up Maharashra state for providing low representation of the under privileged, especially the farmers. GOI had advised the State Highway Ministries to target 16 per cent and eight per cent for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) beneficiaries and at last 30 per cent of funds to be earmarked for women or farmers. “It was seen during the period 2014-2015 to 2016-2017, the achievement in the state

  • Maharashtra: CAG says faults in implementation of Gosikhurd irrigation project

    Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found inherent flaws in planning which led to a huge escalation in the cost of the Gosikhurd Irrigation Project. These shortcoming included a faulty survey, non-acquisition of private and forest land and mid-course changes in scope of the project.

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    More than 7,000 rural water supply schemes non-functional, claims CAG report

    Mumbai: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its general and social sector report observed about 7,141 rural water supply schemes implemented by Zilla Parishads (Zps) in six of the 10 test-checked districts were found to be non-functional. While 92 regional rural water supply schemes implemented by Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) in the state were non-functional.

  • Mumbai: City civil court tells TISS students to continue their protest through peaceful means

    Mumbai: Students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have been directed by the city civil court on Wednesday to continue their protest through peaceful means. The court stated that students have the right to protest and TISS cannot deprive them of this right, provided students do not resort to violence, but are peacefully protesting for their various demands. The TISS administration has also been directed to have a dialogue with

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    Buying tur dal from private company at high rate led to losses to Maharashtra, reveals CAG report

    Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India slammed state government for procuring of tur dal from NCDEX e-market Limited in July 2016 for distribution of one kilogram per month at the rate of Rs 120 per kilogram to the beneficiary of Antyoday Ann Jojana (AAY) and Below Poverty Line (BPL) through Public Distribution System (PDS) when the Government of India (GoI) had provided tur dal with the rate of Rs

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    Mumbai: Consulate Generals unhappy with BMC’s disaster management plan for monsoon

    Mumbai: The Consulate Generals of Netherland, France, United States (US) and others visited the Disaster Management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday. According to information received from a source, the consulates are unhappy with the civic body’s monsoon plans. Therefore, in the meeting, they discussed the new measures that will be adopted and communication networks the BMC will provide to them for the upcoming monsoon. Meanwhile, the consulate also

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Being ‘i’

    Most of us identify ourselves with the body that we have acquired because we are unaware about the immortal entity called ‘soul’ which resides within us and functions through our body. As a result of this ignorance one letter that dominates our lives is – ‘I’. Even when we are thinking of something or someone it is linked to ‘I’ i.e to the needs, desires and feelings of the self in relation

  • Kyrgyzstan ends India’s 12-match unbeaten streak

    Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) : A late header from Jeje Lalpekhlua could not prevent the Indian football team’s 12-match unbeaten streak from coming to an end as the side went down 1-2 to Kyrgyz Republic in their last Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium Tuesday night.

  • World Cup hopefuls Spain crushes Argentina

    Paris : Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

  • UTT: Foreign women paddlers in demand in player draft

    Mumbai : Triple Commonwealth Games gold medallist Achanta Sharath Kamal is set for a new challenge in the second season of the Rs 3 crore CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League, with the Yoddhas swooping on him in the Player Draft here on Wednesday.

  • CAG slams Maharashtra for poor sports infrastructure

    Mumbai : The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has slammed the Maharashtra government for its “inability” to create adequate infrastructure for sports despite incurring a huge expenditure of Rs 576-crore, which it said adversely affected the performance of sports persons.

  • Kim seeks Xi’s support ahead of meeting with Prez Trump

    Beijing : Bracing for an unprecedented meeting with US President Donald Trump, North Korea’s reclusive dictator Kim Jong-un made a secret trip to Beijing to seek Chinese President Xi Jinping’s backing while pledging support for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

  • Parliament to have full run despite ruckus

    Speaker Sumitra Mahajan stated in the Lok Sabha in the morning that several MPs were telling her to adjourn the House sine die if the logjam continues.

  • Ola, Uber revive merger talks 

    Mumbai : Taxi-hailing services Ola and Uber have once again revived talks to merge their businesses here, in a deal being brokered by Japanese investment firm Softbank that is an investor in both the companies.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday

    New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned till Monday soon after it met after the lunch break.As soon as the House was reconvened at 3.40 p.m., Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien tried to take up a short duration discussion on banking fraud to be moved by BJP’s Roopa Ganguly and Janata Dal United’s Harivansh.

  • Ethiopia’s coalition chooses  new PM

    Ethiopia : Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has chosen a new prime minister amid the latest state of emergency in Africa’s second most populous country. New ruling party chairman Abiy Ahmed automatically assumes the post, as the party and its regional affiliates hold all parliament seats.