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Lack of funds stops citizen group’s clean-up at Kalyan dump yard

A citizens’ group in Kalyan that undertook segregation of waste at the Adharwadi dump yard in the city’s western side have stopped work because the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) allegedly failed to provide funds to aid them. Sreeniwas Ghanekar, founder of Jagruk Nagrik (Alert Citizens Group), said his group began segregating waste in November last […]

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PCMC commissioner acts against DCP Patil

Pimpri-Chinchwad police commissioner R K Padmanabhan has attached DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) ( Zone II) Namrata Patil, two senior Inspectors and a police sub-inspector (PSI) to headquarters following a complaint against them where they had allegedly come together to provide police security to government land measurement officials at the behest of a builder. According […]

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BEST workers to end strike today, workers tell Bombay High Court

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) workers’ union assured the Bombay high court on Wednesday that it will withdraw its nine-day long strike later in the day after some of its demands were met by Mumbai’s civic transport undertaking. The BEST Sanyukta Kamgar Kruti Samiti (BSKKS), joint action committee of the unions, had called […]

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In UP, 50% students still go to pvt schools: ASER 2018

Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday. Till 2016, private school enrollment was increasing in the state, but in 2018 the figures show a decline. But half […]