AAP will set up full-fledged organisation in Maha, contest all polls: Gopal Italia
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will set up a full-fledged organisation and contest "all small and big polls" in Maharashtra, party leader Gopal Italia said on Monday.
Its Maharashtra unit chief Preeti Sharma Menon said the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit will fight the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections with all its strength.
Education, health, electricity, water, roads and cleanliness will be the major issues on which AAP with fight the civic polls in the metropolis, Menon added.
"Under the guidance of Arvind Kejriwal a full fledged party organisation will be set up in Maharashtra and we will contest all big and small elections in the state with full strength," said Italia, who is the party's national joint secretary and Maharashtra in charge.
Maha govt sanctions bypass to reduce traffic, pollution near Ellora Caves
The Maharashtra government has sanctioned the construction of a bypass road to reduce traffic congestion and pollution near Ellora Caves, a world heritage site, in Aurangabad district, an official said on Monday.
A 1.7 km long and 15 meter wide bypass will be constructed at the cost of Rs 27.5 crore, the official said.
A high-level committee meeting under the chairmanship of the chief secretary was held on Monday, during which divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar, collector Astik Kumar Pandey among other officials were present.
Maha: 14 tourists injured after mini bus overturns in Nashik
At least 14 persons were injured, six of them seriously, when a mini bus carrying tourists overturned in Maharashtra's Nashik district on Monday, police said.
The accident occurred on Trimbakeshwar-Nashik road around 2 pm when a group of tourists were returning to their hotel after visiting Brahmagiri mountain range, an official said.
The driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a bend, causing the mini bus to overturn, he said.
As many as 14 occupants sustained injuries and were rushed to Trimbakeshwar Hospital, from where six were shifted to the district civil hospital in Nashik and two to a private hospital, the official said.
2 glass cleaners dead after hydraulic lift trolley falls from 15th floor of Mumbai building
Maharashtra: 1,600 youth buy bikes in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli
The Surjagarh Mining Project, which was lying dormant for decades, has resumed in the Naxalite-affected Etapalli tehsil of South Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, bringing hope for many in the region as it has employed 3,500 local young men as security guards who have now bought bikes.
Gadchiroli Assistant Collector Shubham Gupta said, "Ever since the Surjagarh project started, many local people have got jobs, due to which the economic condition of the people has also improved. About 1,600 people have bought bikes within one year of getting the job." Gadchiroli is known as a paddy-producing district.
3 absconding notorious gangsters from Punjab were arrested from Mumbai’s Kalyan in a joint operation by Punjab Anti-Gangster Task Force and Maharashtra ATS. 3 arrested are accused in a murder case.
'Investment mangoge, UP, Gujarat ko denge': NCP leader Jayant Patil slams Shinde-Fadnavis government
NCP leader Jayant Patil took a swipe at the Shinde-Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government on Monday by tweeting a trending 'meme' template on his Twitter account.
While tweeting an image that had both Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis' photo reading, "Investment mangoge, UP, Gujarat ko denge," Patil aimed at slamming the ruling leaders over major investment projects shifting to other states.
Patil captioned the image saying, "If the images and words in the photo have anything to do with reality, it should be considered a mere coincidence!"
Heavy traffic on Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road; commuters plan your travel accordingly
Bombay HC orders release of Former ICICI CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar from judicial custody in alleged ICICI-Videocon loan fraud case
The mining project in naxal-affected Surjagarh, Gadchiroli paved the way to economic progress for the local youth. Around 1600 youths, working on the project in different positions, bought motorcycles in a year.
Bombay High Court to pronounce its verdict on interim release of Chanda and Deepak Kochhar at 10.30 am; division bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and Prithviraj Chavan will pronounce the order.
Due to the Accident, Traffic vehicular movement is slow on Milan Subway, SouthBound.
Air Quality Index of the most significant places across the city
Heavy traffic on Santacruz – Chembur Link Road towards Kurla; commuters please plan travel accordingly
Heavy traffic congestion in Andheri east [westbound] due to Gokhale bridge closure; motorist takes to Twitter to complain
Women mobile toilet comes up near CSMT
The BMC's idea of turning scrapped buses into mobile toilets for women has finally materialised. The first such toilet will be set up near the bus depot outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The facility branded as 'Ti' (Marathi word for she) will soon be inaugurated and can be used after paying nominal charge, said the civic sources.
After the change of plan, A ward, which comprises Fort and CSMT areas, has been selected for 'Ti'. The project will be implemented on pilot basis and after considering the response, the number of such utility centres will be increased across the city. These public toilets will also have changing rooms, vending machines for female hygiene products, a specialised compartment for breastfeeding, added sources.
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