Govt looking for alternative to Local Body Tax: Prithviraj Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said the state government was looking for an alternative to the controversial Local Body Tax.

Local leadership wants octroi to continue in Mumbai: CM

Without naming Shiv Sena and BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Saturday that the local "political leadership" was not interested in ushering in the Local Body Tax -- which replaces octroi -- in the megapolis.

LBT stir to linger; citizens brace up for hardships

Citizens may have to continue facing hardships, with a traders` body announcing that indefinite strike against LBT will go on.

Mumbai faces shortages due to traders` strike

Traders continued their strike for the sixth day Saturday protesting against the Local Body Tax as shortages of goods began pinching the people.

Maharashtra traders to continue indefinite bandh against LBT

Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) representing 750 trade associations said it will continue its indefinite trade bandh till LBT (Local Body Tax) is removed as agitation entered 18th day.

Kamat wants Chavan to reconsider LBT

Former Union Minister Gurudas Kamat has requested Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to review imposition of the Local Body Tax (LBT), in view of the tremendous opposition from the trading community.