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  • Mumbai: 200 civic officials to keep an eye on plastic ban offenders post-deadline

    Mumbai plastic ban: BMC proposes to reduce fine from Rs 5000 to Rs 200

    There’s just three left for the plastic ban in Mumbai to come into force. From June 23, Mumbaikars will have to pay fine if caught with plastic bags. But, in good news for Mumbaikars, the BMC is reconsidering the cost of the fine which is currently said to be Rs 5000. According to Mid-Day, the BMC has proposed to drop the fine to a minimum of Rs 200 for first-time

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    Why are sexual offences against children on rise: Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: Taking note of the rise in sexual offences against children and the increase in the number of juveniles in conflict with the law, the Bombay High Court on Monday stressed on the need to ascertain the root cause of such issues. The HC accordingly directed the Maharashtra government to conduct a study on the social and psychological front and ascertain why children are being targeted. A division bench of Justice Naresh

  • Mumbai: Bombay HC tells govt to study reasons behind crime against children, juveniles in conflict with law

    Mumbai: Lamenting the rampant incidents of crime against children, the Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to probe the reasons behind such crimes and why juveniles were increasingly taking to criminal activities. A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni said the state must take preventive steps to minimise incidents involving juveniles as well as the crime against children.

  • CM Devendra Fadnavis: Aiming to make Maharashtra a trillion-dollar economy by 2025

    Washington: The Maharashtra government is aspiring to make the state the first trillion-dollar economy by 2025, five years early, by investing in infrastructure, agriculture and services and by leveraging foreign investments in various sectors, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

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    Maharashtra government, Quebec ink agreement for greater economic cooperation

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province have signed a pact to increase the economic cooperation, specially in areas like information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a week- long tour to the US and Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard on Wednesday. “We also discussed ways to increase our collaboration

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    Bombay High Court to Maharashtra government: Implement rules for school buses

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to implement the rules pertaining to school buses in letter and spirit. The high court, while asking the government to submit a compliance report before it, also suggested it should launch awareness campaigns in each district to ensure that the rules, as laid down, are complied with.

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    Bombay High Court slams government for not constructing lab to test swine flu in Aurangabad

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to consider conducting a disciplinary inquiry against officials of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) for delaying the granting of permission to construct a laboratory in a medical college in Aurangabad. The proposed laboratory would be a boon for people from the district as they would not have to travel all the way to Mumbai for tests to detect

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    Bombay High Court: Frame policy to entice doctors to practise in tribal & rural areas

    Mumbai: Taking a note of the lack of facilities provided to doctors working in rural and tribal areas, the Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to ensure at least basic amenities are made available. The HC has also asked the government to frame a policy to attract more doctors for working in tribal areas. The HC has accordingly summoned Advocate General to clarify the stand of the government on

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    Devise scheme to attract doctors to practice in rural areas: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today emphasized the need for Maharashtra government to devise a scheme to attract doctors to practice in rural and tribal areas of the state. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni was hearing a bunch of petitions raising the issue of malnutrition among children living in the tribal belt of the state and the lack of medical facilities in these areas.

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    Maharashtra government informs Bombay High Court: Special task force formed to oversee plastic ban in state

    Mumbai: Now, a Special Task Force (STF) will look into the issues cropping up post the ban on use of plastic in Maharashtra. The STF consisting of experts and government officials will also work to come up with a solution to ensure there is zero use of plastic in the State. This comes on an affidavit filed by government in the Bombay HCon Friday.


    Housing to urban poor . On Tuesday, PM Modi took to video-conferencing to interact with the beneficiaries of his Awas Yojana, telling them that the govt is working to ensure every Indian has a home by 2022 when India celebrates its 75 years of independence.

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    Maharashtra government ropes in NACO to draw up TB eradication policy

    Mumbai: To curb the rising cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the country, the Union government has roped in the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) to formulate a policy. A senior official said a joint committee has been formed with experts from the TB and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Control programme to map out a solution to eradicate TB by 2025.

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    Mumbai: HIV-affected students to get admissions under RTE quota

    Mumbai: In good news for thousands instead lakhs of children, the Maharashtra government has decided to provide free education and admissions to children affected with HIV under the 25 per cent quota. The government has also brought children belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) and Special Backward Caste (SBC) under this ambit, provided under the Right to Education Act.

  • Protests to intensify, Maharashtra govt having ‘negative approach’: AIKS

     Mumbai/Nashik : The Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Saturday accused the Maharashtra government of having a “negative approach” to the ongoing 10-day farmers’ protest and said the stir would intensify from June 5. There has been no response from the government on the demands of the protesting farmers, AIKS general secretary Ajit Navle told reporters in Mumbai as the agitation entered its second day.

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    Maharashtra government approves disaster management plan for 2018

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today approved the state’s Disaster Management Plan for the year 2018 during a meeting on monsoon preparedness. “The CM has approved the State Disaster Management Plan 2018, the Drought Management Plan and Disaster Management Plans in this meeting,” a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office informed.

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    FDA tells Maharashtra government to register all Ayurvedic medicine shops

    Mumbai: In order to stop the illegal sale of fake Ayurvedic medicines, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has sent a proposal to the state government to bring all Ayurvedic drug-selling stores under FDA control. The FDA notice further prohibited the open or over-the-counter sale of these drugs.