Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Maharashtra has initiated steps to modernise its rural healthcare network with a tie-up with an international consortium, an official said here Friday. The state health department has joined hands with a Wipro GE Healthcare-led consortium which will invest in advanced diagnostic imaging facilities worth Rs.1.50 billion over the next 10 years.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India generates 7.9 million tonnes of hazardous waste every year with the highest amount generated by Maharashtra, the environment ministry said Friday. As per the information furnished by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Maharashtra (22.84 percent), Gujarat (22.68 percent) and Andhra Pradesh (13.75 percent) are the top three hazardous waste generating states in the country followed by Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. These seven states together are generating about 82 percent of the country's total hazardous wastes.
Pune, May 17 (IANS) A team of mountaineers from Pune conquered the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, the world's fourth highest, early Friday, an official said here.
New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Pakistani links and the involvement of the Mumbai underworld have surfaced in the investigations into spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in which Indian fast bowler S.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Thousands of traders in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, along with prominent state politicians, courted arrest Thursday demanding scrapping of the new Local Body Tax (LBT), officials said. The 'jail bharo' agitation was taken up simultaneously in Mumbai and eight other districts of the state with traders courting arrest and shouting anti-LBT slogans. The agitation was led by Federations of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM), the umbrella organisation of all trade panels in the state.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) More arrests are expected for spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches but no more players are involved, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said Thursday. "More arrests are expected but those will be of bookies and no other player will be arrested. Only these three players were involved and no batsman is involved," he said at a packed press conference here
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) German automobile major Mercedes-Benz Thursday launched an all-new luxury SUV (Sports Utility Vehicles) at Rs.77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Unveiled by Tennis star Boris Becker, the GL class car named 'Launch Edition' has at present only 100 units to buyers in the form of CBUs (Completely Built Units) and boasts of features like AMG body kit, heated leather seats and temperature-controlled cup holders. However, from September, the assembly of Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) kits will begin at Mercedes' Chakan plant in Pune, Maharashtra, which will result in a drop in price as well as some accessories
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The trading community protesting the proposed Local Body Tax (LBT) Wednesday announced a jail bharo agitation all over Maharashtra from Thursday if their demands were not met.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A war of words broke out between the Congress and the BJP after the latter said that the CBI case against its leader Gulab Chand Kataria in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh shootout case was a conspiracy by the ruling UPA and the former questioning the opposition party's double standards. "The booking of Kataria is not based on facts. It is a political conspiracy by the UPA to defame our leaders," BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters at a news conference here
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A day after Gulab Chand Kataria was charge-sheeted in the Sohrabuddin murder case, the BJP Wednesday said politically motivated cases were being framed against its leader. In an aggressive defence of its leader, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, Rajya Sabha leader of opposition Arun Jaitley and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said the party would stand by Kataria and will "expose" attempts of the CBI and the Congress both "legally and politically". "The booking of Kataria is not based on facts.
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