QMumbai: After New Govt All Eyes Now on Trust Vote & More 

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray was on Thursday, 28 November, sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra.

1. After New Govt All Eyes Now on Trust Vote, Portfolio For Ministers

After forming the government, the next big task for the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will be to get its trust vote passed on the floor of the Assembly, followed by expansion of the Uddhav Thackeray-led ministry.

The MVA government is likely to convene a special session of the Maharashtra Legislature in the next few days. While staking claim with Governor BS Koshyari, the three-party alliance had submitted letters of support of 166 MLAs. The Governor has given the MVA seven days, till 3 December, to submit proof of the support. The MVA plans to pass the trust vote by convening a special session in the next couple of days. In the wake of an attempt of a split in the NCP, leaders from the three parties are treading cautiously.

“We may ask for a trust vote first before the election of the Speaker to avoid any risk,” said a Congress leader. The session could be held on Saturday or Monday, he said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


2. Aarey Activists Hope to Remind Uddhav Thackeray of His Promise

With Uddhav Thackeray set to take over as the chief minister on Thursday, activists and residents fighting to prevent a Metro car shed from being built at Aarey in Mumbai hope that the Shiv Sena chief will not forget the promise he had made to declare the area a forest.

“We all are hopeful as the parties that had supported the ‘Save Aarey’ movement are coming to power. We expect that the Metro car depot will be moved out of Aarey Colony and it will be declared a forest, as they had promised time and again,” said Yash Marwah of Let India Breathe.

Many activists are planning to reach Shivaji Park for the 6:40 pm oath ceremony to remind Uddhav about the promise he had made ahead of the state polls.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Foetus at KEM: Bmc Notice to Agency

After complaints that a cat had pulled out a dead human foetus from a room where biomedical waste is stored at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Parel, on Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a notice to the agency responsible for disposing the waste.

Around 8 pm, the hospital staff saw the animal carrying the foetus wrapped in plastic near the staff quarters. They informed the dean who called Bhoiwada police station. “We have sent a notice to the waste collection agency,” said Dr Ashwini Joshi, additional municipal commissioner (health). The hospital’s dean, Dr Hemant Deshmukh, said he would also look into the lapses.

“The anatomical waste has to be incinerated. Hospitals staff have to be more careful in handling such waste as it may spread infections,” said Amar Supate, head of biomedical waste management, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Vinod Kamble, senior inspector of Bhoiwada police, confirmed that they have filed a case in the matter.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


4. Killa Court Allows Selling of Two Private Planes Owned by HDIL Group

The Killa court on Wednesday gave permission to RBI-appointed administrator of PMC bank to sell two private planes and one yacht owned by HDIL groups of companies. The court in its order mentioned that the money of the sale has to be credited to the loan account of HDIL and group companies.

Following the orders from the court, now RBI appointed administrator of PMC bank has to go through the auction process, which includes valuation of the assets and advertisement has to be given in papers and a time period of 14 days has to be given to initiate a bid for the assets.

(Source: Mid-Day)

5. Six Yellow BEST Buses to Ferry Only Women During Peak Hours

Six yellow Tejaswini BEST buses for women started plying on city roads on Thursday. The buses will be used for ferrying women passengers during peak hours.

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has received 17 of the total 37 buses under the state government’s Tejaswini scheme. Of the 17 buses registered with the RTO, six have started plying under the ladies’ special service between CSMT and Nariman Point on route Special-1 in south Mumbai.

The remaining buses will be received soon. The yellow buses will be used as women-only buses during peak hours and in the remaining time they will operate as regular buses, said a BEST spokesperson.

The procurement of these vehicles was delayed due to difference of opinion between the panel and the administration. Finally, BEST administration decided to buy midi buses instead of mini buses in July.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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