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A bookseller stamps her personality on the books on display, The history of Kapil Sharma, Sunil accompanied him and is said to be the highest paid actor on the show after Kapil himself.There was buzz that Kapil had refused to promote Sunil’s film Coffee With D on The Kapil Sharma Show Sunil had then pointed out that the news was not true For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2017 3:20 am Vishwanath Mahadeshwar (Right) Top News WITH the BJP making way for the Shiv Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar to become the next mayor of Mumbai the three-time corporator from Santacruz Sunday said he had a plan chalked out for the next two-and-a-half years Aiming to take on a proactive role as the city’s first citizen the 56-year-old corporator who is the principal of a school and junior college said he wanted to focus on improving the condition of the civic-run schools and hospitals Mahadeshwar said apart from his administrational duties he would focus on reducing the high levels of air pollution in the city caused by the massive number of automobiles on the roads “Mumbai has had a long battle with increasing pollution due to traffic congestion at every major signal in the city The administration has to be encouraged to implement measures to reduce air pollution levels” he said Ensuring that every resident of Mumbai has access to safe drinking water is another goal high on Mahadeshwar’s agenda he said The Sena leader said in many BMC schools students were unable to read or write “Since there is no examination till Class IX students don’t take education seriously This needs to change and every child should be able to read and write fluently I will ensure there is more emphasis on the facilities being provided to secondary schools in the city too” Referring to the work he and his wife Pooja Mahadeshwar the sitting corporator for ward 86 in Santacruz have done at the V N Desai municipal hospital in Santacruz such as setting up of a neo-natal intensive care unit a trauma ward and a physiotherapy department Mahadeshwar promised to improve the quality of medical services in all civic-run hospitals in the city When asked about the bitter relations between the Sena and the BJP in the run-up to the civic polls the corporator said there was “very little” to worry about “As far as the general body is concerned all processes will be done as per the act and I don’t think that it will be challenging Besides Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already said on Saturday that the BJP would not take up the opposition’s role” he said Mahadeshwar promised to ensure that the administration would execute projects and carry out inquiries in a timely manner “The administration should complete an enquiry within the stipulated time period and if elected I will ensure that the civic body works in a time-bound manner” he said Promising to live upto the expectations of the people he said “Expectations from a mayor keeps evolving and problems are endless But we will ensure that at the end of our term people don’t feel we haven’t worked to our potential If there is a good proposal or if a notice of motion is beneficial for the Mumbaikars it will be taken up in urgently” he said In response to the petition filed by Congressman Dharmesh Vyas in the court of small causes opposing his selection as mayor Mahadeshwar said the allegations were untrue “These allegations are wrong I am a principal of a government-aided school and as teachers we have the right to utilise the funds from grants I have not violated any of the prescribed norms and I will respond to his allegations in court” he said Vyas in his petition has stated that Mahadeshwar is ineligible to contest in the mayoral poll since he had suppressed information that he was drawing a salary from government grants as the principal of Raje Sambhaji Vidyalaya and Junior College in Santacruz Mahadeshwar who is still the principal of the school added he was yet to decide if he would juggle the roles of mayor and principal or give up his current job [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 25 2014 12:12 am CPI(M)’s People’s Democracy has said India Inc is hoping that a fresh batch of economic reforms and liberalisation will begin Related News Claiming now is the “payback time for those who heavily financed the BJP election campaign and forcefully projected Narendra Modi as the ‘messiah’ of India Inc” CPI(M)’s People’s Democracy has said India Inc is hoping that a fresh batch of economic reforms and liberalisation will begin The editorial in the latest issue however adds the “news on the economic front dampens such hope” “Under these conditions financial reforms aimed at making capital available on easier and cheaper terms by reducing interest rates is not possible This is so because the neo-liberal ideology informs that by reducing interest rates there will be a greater money supply in the economy which will put further pressure on the prices to rise” it states “Given their active role in strongly financing this BJP election campaign unprecedented in the history of Indian democracy the assessments of India Inc would likely influence the government’s policies more than people’s hopes and expectations The 15 tough steps that the PM is likely to announce according to India Inc include the phasing out of subsidy on diesel; monthly increase of LPG and kerosene prices; scaling down of the food security and fertiliser subsidy; significant amendments to make land acquisition easier; shrinking the NREGA; labour reforms to enact ‘hire and fire’; increase railway fares and lower food subsidy by reducing the rate of raising minimum support prices This last measure will further compound the present agrarian distress” the editorial claims Concluding by saying that people’s “miseries are going to mount exponentially” the editorial says such measures have to be “resisted” through public movements and struggles Chaos all over Emphasising that the world is in “turmoil” the editorial in the latest issue of CPI’s NewAge says the situation in most Arab countries is similar to that of a “civil war” It says the situation is “most pathetic” in Iraq where “sectarian fundamentalists are on a rampage” “In our neighbourhood Afghanistan and Pakistan are both in turmoil Not a single day passes without a murderous attack by Taliban in either of the two countries The Indian consulate in Herat was attacked on the eve of change of regime in our country and it was followed by a murderous attack on Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah In Pakistan the airport of the commercial capital of the country Karachi was attacked twice within 48 hours” the editorial adds “Look anywhere be it Ukraine or Sri Lanka several countries are in turmoil and Americans are involved in adding oil to the fire This scenario will likely continue as it suits the American ‘national interests’” it further states Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News‘He has made too many promises; has no experience so can’t govern; will run away again; the Centre will not cooperate; where will he get the money from’ are some of the predictions and questions we have heard since the AAP victory in Delhi His critics expect him to trip destroy the economy with his populist schemes and fight incessantly with the Centre for funds and administrative issues All this is possible and if so its results would be disastrous for Kejriwal and Delhi Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwa; PTI But here is a question: What if Kejriwal succeeds as a chief minister What if he lives up to the expectations and silences his critics This question is important because of another question that has been discussed since 10 February: Will AAP now go national Yogendra Yadav and his colleagues have made it clear that the AAP has no intentions of remaining a regional party It wants to scale up and contest elections in other parts of the country The intent is clear only the timing is to be decided “In the long run we see AAP as a party which has a national purpose It is not a regional political party It is an experiment in alternative politics which aims to be a principle and principled force in national politics At the same time we cannot do it overnight The journey from where we are to where we would like to be is a journey that needs to be carefully charted for which we have to sit down and decide on a roadmap about electoral strategies in different states As of now we have not decided on that strategy” Yadav told The Hindu soon after the Delhi verdict He said almost the same thing to The Times of India on Wednesday but added five states his party could be eyeing—Punjab Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Gujarat and Odisha It is clear that the party is keen to expand even after its disastrous strategy of spreading itself too thin too fast in the Lok Sabha elections But this time it wants to do it gradually over a period of five years Much of what the party does next will depend on how it fares in Delhi Its next major step will be contingent on how fast it can fulfil some of the headline promises it has made to the people For just as the AAP went back to voters in Delhi on the basis of Kejriwal’s performance in 49 days the party would now be banking on the new government’s success for its pan-India push Winning an election is just a starting point in democracy The real test of a political party is governance which is where the AAP has a questionable record Though he has shown the ability to win an election twice Kejriwal has to now prove that he also has a viable model of governance that is different in its approach and solutions Naturally if he decides to launch a campaign for other territories without securing his base it could be disastrous Like Babar who left Ferghana to conquer Samarkand and lost both Kejriwal too may lose all his political capital This means as Yadav pointed out Kejriwal is unlikely to bite the bait of Bihar where elections are just a few months away; or respond to the Trinamool Congress’ flirtatious gesture of unilateral support For the next few months his focus willonly be on delivering some of the promises in his manifesto Without denying the importance of first delivering in Delhi it is not difficult to see why AAPis eyeing other states In the history of India except for the last Moghuls no ruler remained confined to just Delhi Unlike many other states Delhi is a microcosm of India and the choices its people make are indeed a pointer to what is happening in the rest of the country So the AAP is justified in taking the Delhi model to other states especially where the Congress is the only existing option against the BJP and its allies Politics can never be uni-polar If the Congress continues to remain irrelevant people will look for a suitable alternative in BJP-ruled states It would be nave to think that the AAP willbe reluctant to step into this vacuum The AAP’s next big move could be in Punjab where it emerged as the second-largest party in the 2014 elections winning four seats and giving a tough fight to the Akali Dal in four other places Assembly elections in Punjab are due in 2017 so Kejriwal has two full years to work just on his Delhi agenda If Kejriwal manages to impress Delhi with his performance and if the party does well in Punjab it will be ready for an all-India leap Bahujan Samaj Party leader Kanshiram had once said that a party needs at least three elections to succeed “Pehla harne ke liye doosra harane ke liye aur teesra jeetne ke liye (first one to lose second to make someone else lose and third to win)” he had said But in the age of 24X7 TV internet and mobile connectivity the gestation period of parties has become shorter Today it is much easier to spread the ideology and agenda of a political party to the farthest corners in very little time AAP has the advantage of being in Delhi; its leaders have the ability to use traditional and social media to their benefit If it already hasn’t the jhadoo will soon become a recognizable symbol across India The party’s biggest headache willbe to find identifiable faces in other states especially those with large rural populations where urban suave leaders find it difficult to connect with the masses In Rajasthan for instance when the party contested the Lok Sabha polls it couldn’t find a single leader who had the potential to become its face in the state Taking on a mass leader like Vasundhara Raje willbe a huge challenge in the absence of a popular face The BJP’s failure in Delhi has shown that a popular local leader is indispensable You may have a hugely popular national leader like Narendra Modi but when it comes to assembly elections voters relate only to someone who identifies with their problems and is capable of addressing them To expect Kejriwal to help the AAP win an election in Rajasthan would be tantamount to repeating the Modi disaster in Delhi We will get more hints of Kejriwal’s future plans when his cabinet is announced If he decides to have a deputy CM it willbe a clear signal that he is grooming a successor in Delhi and eyeing a national role for himself Mumbai | Updated: February 24 2014 2:03 am Related News The 84 houses that MHADA is planning to exclude from the stock this year are located in a high-rise in the authority’s complex at Tunga village in Powai With the purchase price of about 84 low-cost homes in Powai being built for the higher-income group (HIG) being well over a crore the state housing authority which was set up with the intention of providing affordable housing for the public has for now kept these out of its lottery this year The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is considering allotting these houses to the state government to be used as housing quarters for its employees Likewise it is also contemplating allotting a few of these to the Coast Guard Niranjankumar Sudhanshu chief officer of MHADA’s Mumbai board said “The state government had approached MHADA to allot a few houses for its employees We have offered to do so The proposal is currently under consideration with the General Administration Department of the state government For now we have not included these houses in this year’s lottery” Sudhanshu added that the Coast Guard has been consistently approaching MHADA seeking housing stock for its staff The 84 houses that MHADA is planning to exclude from the stock this year are located in a high-rise in the authority’s complex at Tunga village in Powai It is the same complex in which the housing authority sold 480 flats of 47674 sq ft for HIG for Rs 7522 lakh in its lottery in May 2013 Many applicants had found these houses expensive There were fewer than usual applicants for the housing board’s lottery last year Even D K Jagdale joint chief officer of MHADA’s Mumbai board after winning a house in the authority’s lottery last year had accepted that the Powai houses were expensive and he wished that he had got a house in the lottery at another location where the rate wasn’t this high The rate being applied to the 84 houses is similar but the ticket size is much higher as the apartments are bigger in size with a carpet area of about 740 sq ft According to MHADA officials the cost of houses in its Powai complex is high as the authority has to construct a Municipal Training Institute on a part of the land for the civic body The work also involves a fair amount of rock cutting THIS YEAR’ S DRAW MHADA is planning to release a few other houses in its Powai complex that are smaller in size and where the overall price is not very high This year in this complex there will be 108 houses with a carpet area of 47674 sq ft for the higher-income group costing Rs 7523 lakh and nine houses with a size of 30591 sq ft for the middle-income group costing Rs 4886 lakh [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 8 2012 3:22 am Related News Even as Pune district witnessed good rain this weekit will hardly have any impact on the escalating vegetable prices in the city Traders at the Gultedki Marketyard said the prices of the vegetables will come down only after two months when supply from other districts that completed sowing in June owing to enough rain arrives in the market The delayed onset of monsoonespecially in Pune districthas delayed sowing of vegetables resulting in extended harvesting date The arrival of the vegetables in the markets saw a dip and resulted in soaring prices Currentlythe daily arrival of vegetablesespecially leafy vegetablesis very low Since early this week it has been raining in rural parts of Pune district enabling farmers to carry out sowing But it will take at least two months for the produce to arrive in markets? 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