Pune: Food safety norms will now be implemented in six cantonment areas in Maharashtra including three in Pune and one each in Nashik, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad that come under the Union government

Mumbai: Why is the state government sitting on the policy guidelines to regulate cell tower installation across Maharashtra though they were drafted two years ago, ask citizens from Thane, Navi Mum

Hopes Rise For Better Quality Of Life

AURANGABAD: The department of water resources on Monday submitted a water utilization chart to the state government, containing the requirement details of the region, including Aurangabad Municipal

Pune: Swine flu has claimed 20 lives in the state since January, nine in March alone, say state health officials.

Among the total number of casualties, Pune district accounts for the highest number (10), said state surveillance officer Pradip Awate. “Six people died of H1N1 influenza within Pune municipal limits while four were from Pimpri-Chinchwad,” he added. Following the recent spurt in cases, doctors have warned citizens to be vigilant and take precautionary measures. “The virus has infected 170 people across the state since January,” said Awate.

MHADA finalised Thursday a budget of Rs 4,897.11 crore for 2013-14, with almost 50 per cent of the money or Rs 2,411 crore being allocated for land acquisition and construction of affordable houses.

"We have kept aside nearly Rs 750 crore for land acquisition. The largest potential for land acquisition is in Pune. Last year, we scouted for private land and realised there were not many prospects for acquisition under boards such as Konkan, Amravati and Aurangabad. There were a few proposals in Nashik, but the rates were too high and land titles not clear," said Satish Gavai, vice-president and CEO.

Seven coal blocks that had been allocated to the Maharashtra state government in 2006, together accounting for more than 4,000 million tonnes of coal reserves, remain unoperationalised six years la

Of the 50 districts in the country where Aadhaar will be implemented, five are from Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra government has decided to launch a project with $85 million funding from the Asian Development Bank, which will augment the agriculture infrastructure in the State.

MUMBAI: An internal evaluation by the country's nodal AIDS body NACO ( National Aids Control Organization) has found non-governmental organizations in the city and parts of the state unable to meet key parameters to prevent spread of HIV or AIDS.