Following the death of 14 people in a massive fire that broke out at a restaurant in central Mumbai on Friday, civic authorities have started a demolition drive of unauthorised restaurant buildings in the area. Following the tragedy, Maharashtra chief minister ordered an inquiry into thriving illegal construction that operates...
Maharashtra government is to introduce an accident insurance scheme under which it will cover treatment charges up to Rs 30,000 for 24 hours from the time of the accident at private or government hospitals. While such schemes that cover emergency cases such as road accidents or heart attacks exist in...
While it has been five months since Maharashtra announced a farm loan waiver aimed at indebted farmers in the state, most of the farmers have not benefitted out the scheme yet. The state government on Tuesday announced that it has disbursed Rs10,332 crore so far to benefit over 1.7 million...
The Maharashtra state government has made a proposal to make all slum dwellers in Mumbai eligible for rehabilitation. The government wants to do away with a rule that made only those residents of slums dwelling units, which existed before January 1, 2000, entitled for rehabilitation under its redevelopment scheme. A report...
Maharashtra's cabinet sub-committee has cleared reforms to the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 to allow 96% of the industrial units in the state to close down and retrench workers without seeking government permission. The amendment to the act will exempt factories having less than 300 employees from needing government permission for...
At least 18 farmers have reportedly died and 400 in treatment in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, after inhaling 'profefonos', a pesticide used on cotton, over the last few weeks. The government has announced a high level probe into the incident. It will also provide compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the...
Eco Friendly Living Foundation, an NGO based in Nagpur has been getting praises for promoting green cremation practices in the state. In June last year, the foundation, led by Vijay Limaye and Vivek Phadke, introduced India's first crematorium using agro-waste briquettes at the Ambazari ghat, in Nagupr, in partnership with...
At least 22 have been killed and over 30 injured in a stampede at Mumbai's Prabhadevi Railway Station on Friday morning. The stampede occurred on a foot overbridge of the local railway station around 10.30 am when a crowd tried to rushed through the narrow bridge as the rain started. "Many...
While the Anganwadi Workers in the state are on an indefinite strike since September 11 demanding a hike in their honorarium, the ASHA workers in the state refused to take over the functions of the Anganwadis after the state government ordered so. “The ASHA workers’ union has condemned the state...
Godavari river in Nashik district now has security cover to protect it from being polluted. The 3.5 km stretch of the river, from Ramkund, a bathing ghat that's the epicentre of the Kumbh Mela, and Tapovan, is being guarded by 52 Maharashtra Security Guards Board personnel 24x7. The move was on...

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