The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to file its response by January 24 on a PIL challenging collection of 15 paise surcharge on bus fare from every passenger for relief of Bangladesh refugees since 1971.
A spate of incidents of building collapse in the district in the recent past has prompted the Thane Municipal Corporation to carry out a survey of properties in Mumbra township by using Geographic Information System.
Close on the heels of NCP Maharashtra
unit vice president Dashrath Patil quitting the party to join
Shiv Sena just before the Thane Municipal Corporation
elections, another senior party leader has called it quits.