NGOs, trusts asked to remove ‘human rights’ or ‘corruption’ from their registered name: Report
Maharashtra State Charity Commissioner Shivkumar Dige has issued an order directing around 400 non-government organisations (NGOs) and trusts registered in the state to remove the words 'corruption' and 'human rights' from their names or risk suspension under the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act 1950, says a report from Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP).
 
Earlier the Office of Charity Commissioner in Pune had taken similar action against 16 NGOs with the word 'corruption' in their names, including Anna Hazare’s Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan, which has been suspended. The NGO’s case to regain its registration is pending in Court.
 
According to press reports, the State Charity Commissioner is of the view that the government has the machinery to prevent corruption and protect human rights. “There were complaints that a few organisations were misusing these words and cheating people," Mr Dige is reported to have told the press. 
 
He also told the press: “Eradicating corruption is the government’s duty and the government authorities have those rights. However, a few organisations are misusing the word ‘corruption’ and targeting an individual...
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Coastal road to be constructed in Navi Mumbai at a cost of Rs711 crore
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO of Maharashtra has planned a six lane coastal road at a cost of Rs711 crore connecting Belpada (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust -JNPT) and Amra Marg at Panvel, which will also provide easy access to the proposed international airport in Navi Mumbai.
 
It will start from Belpada passing over the foot hill of Jasai, making an interchange at Shivajinagar with the proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), then running by the coast of Ulwe and providing access to the proposed off-shore banking centre of SEZ (OBC) and ultimately terminating near Panvel creek at Amra Marg. E-tenders for this mega project have been invited, on item rate tender, on the basis of  design and build’.
 
Financial bids will be opened in August 2018. The contract will cover a maintenance period of five years from the date of completion of project. The project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months or by October 2021. Initial six months period will be for statutory approvals, planning, design and proof checking and remaining 30 months will be for the execution of the project. After completion of this road, Navi Mumbai will get one...
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Ezeelok

2 months ago

Good Decision by Govt.
Let's hope project is completed as scheduled within Budget Provision ! Infrastructure is the key to true development of any nation.

Ezeelok

2 months ago

Good Decision by Govt.
Let's hope project is completed as scheduled within Budget Provision ! Infrastructure is the key to true of any nation.

Rains batter Mumbai for fourth day
Road and rail traffic was disrupted as heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai, its surroundings areas and large parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said.
 
Mumbai's lifeline, the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) suburban trains, were running late by 15-20 minutes due to waterlogged tracks, causing major delays to the morning commuters.
 
WR services on the critical Vasai-Virar sector were cancelled. Services operated only between Churchgate and Vasai.
 
Several inbound or outbound long-distance trains were either cancelled, terminated en route or diverted on the Mumbai-Gujarat and Mumbai-New Delhi sectors.
 
WR spokesman G. Mahapurkar said food packets and water was distributed to thousands of stranded passengers at various stations on the network and efforts were on to restore services after the waters receded.
 
As a precaution, Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday advised all school and college principals to monitor the rainfall position in their areas and declare a holiday if necessary for the second consecutive day.
 
According to the IMD, Mumbai recorded 165.8 mm...
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