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L&T slashes Shivaji Memorial project cost by over a third to Rs 25 billion 2.3.2018 Latest News
In a major climbdown, infra-major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has drastically slashed the estimated project cost for the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai, and consequently was awarded the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) by Maharashtra government this week.
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L&T bags Shivaji statue contract for Rs 25 bn; beats RInfra, Afcons 1.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The 210-metre-high statue of the Maratha warrior king Shivaji has moved closer to reality with the state government finally awarding the contract to build the much-delayed memorial in the Arabian Sea to engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T). The Devendra Fadnavis government today gave the letter of acceptance to the city-based engineering major that will build the project at a cost Rs 2,500 crore on an engineering, procurement and construction model. The state had received three bids: from Reliance Infrastructure, Afcons Infrastructure and L&T in the second round of bidding. In the first bidding round around two years ago, L&T had quoted Rs 3,826 crore for the project, which was 1,326 crore more than the cost estimated by the government and thus rejected. Government had pegged the overall project cost Rs 3,600 crore, with Rs 1,100 crore for the second phase and the entire cost will be funded by public money. "L&T had qualified on all technical and ..
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The Jayalalithaa Bungle and India’s Penchant for Playing the Game of Statues 27.2.2018 The Wire

As the unveiling of Jayalalithaa's life-size bronze statue fizzled and crashed, a look at a few statues in India that have previously waded into controversial waters.

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Shivaji memorial: HC issues notice to State, Centre 22.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness

The Bombay High Court on THursday issued notice to the State government, the Centre and the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority over a petition challenging the construction of the propos

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HC issues notice to Maha, Centre over Shivaji memorial 22.2.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the Maharashtra government, the Centre and the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority over a petition challenging the construction of the proposed Shivaji memorial off the Arabian Sea. A bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh directed the authorities to file an affidavit within a month clarifying whether due process was followed and a public hearing was held before granting environmental clearances to the project. The court was hearing two petitions, one filed by an NGO and another by some residents of the city and representatives of various fishing communities. The pleas have opposed the construction of the statue on the apprehension of serious ecological damage. It also alleged that while it was mandatory for the state authorities to hold a public hearing and invite suggestions and objections from them, no such hearing was conducted. The petitioners' advocate, Mihir Desai, told court that the Union Ministry of Environment and ..
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'Shiv Jayanti' celebrated in Nashik 19.2.2018 General News
'Shiv Jayanti' - the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was today celebrated with fervour here. Maharashtra Water Resources minister Girish Mahajan and mayor Ranjana Bhansi garlanded life size statues of the Maratha warrior king at several places, an official release said. Processions were taken out by youths and followers of the King at different places in the city. King Shivaji, known as the creator of the Maratha empire, was born on this day in 1630 at Shivneri Fort in Pune, as per the Maharashtra government.
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Maharashtra mega summit: Exhibits recreate magic of state 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the legendary Maratha warrior, has been installed at the entrance of an exhibition of the Magnetic Maharashtra mega summit in Mumbai to welcome visitors. Incidentally, Monday, also marks the birth anniversary of the Shivaji. Besides, the entrances to the exhibition halls have been modelled on the Gateway of India and Maratha-era forts. Key ongoing projects like the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, the Nagpur-Mumbai super-communication expressway, Navi Mumbai International Airport and the Mumbai have also been displayed at the exhibition. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has, too, put up a stall to attract tourism-related project and showcase the western Indian state. "In the dream of making Maharashtra a trillion dollar economy we want to grow at fast pace," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that it was one of the major events in Mumbai post the February 2016 "Make in India" initiative. Through a series of exhibits and themes ...
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BJP, Opposition face-off on Republic Day: Devendra Fadnavis slams Congress-NCP, says they held 'save party' march 27.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Uniting for a common cause, Maharashtra's Opposition parties took out silent marches for what they called 'Save Constitution' while the ruling BJP countered it by organising a 'Tiranga Yatra' on Friday, to coincide with the 69th Republic Day celebrations across the state.
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Oppn parties hold 'Save Constitution' rally in Mumbai 27.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Friday said Opposition leaders need to come together to prevent the communal and anti-constitutional forces. While participating in 'Save Constitution March', Pawar said, "When our Constitution is in trouble, then it will not be appropriate for secular parties to sit ideally. It will be against our country's ethos. We are happy today that the people who believe in the Constitution and secularism have come together for this march," he said. The march started from Dr BR Ambedkar statue near Mantralaya and concluded at Chhatrapati Shivaji statue at Gateway of India. The march was attended by former Congress president Sushilkumar Shinde, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan, Patidar leader Hardik Patel, Congress MLA and OBC leader Alpesh Thakur, Ex MP Nata Patole, Congress general secretary Rajeev Satav, communist leader D Raja and Sitaram Yechuri, JDU leader Sharad Yadav, National Conference leader Umar Abdulla and Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azami. ...
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On R-Day, BJP-opposition face-off in Maharashtra 26.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Uniting for a common cause, Maharashtra's opposition parties took out silent marches for what they called "Save the Constitution" while the ruling BJP countered it by organising a 'Tiranga Yatra' here on Friday, to coincide with the 69th Republic Day celebrations across the state.
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Mumbai sees parallel R-day event as Opposition comes together for 'Save Constitution' march 26.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Independent MP from Maharashtra Raju Shetti, convener of the march, said the participants gathered near the Ambedkar statue and began walking towards Shivaji Maharaj statue at the Gateway of India.
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Sharad Pawar, Hardik Patel, Omar Abdullah hold 'Save Constitution' march in Mumbai, to stage sit-in protest at Gateway of India 26.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Opposition leaders Sharad Pawar, Sharad Yadav, D Raja, Hardik Patel, Omar Abdullah, Dinesh Trivedi and Sushilkumar Shinde met on Friday, ahead of the 'Save Constitution' march.
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Maha Govt trumps Oppn rally organisers in booking venue 24.1.2018 General News
In what comes as a dampener for opposition parties holding the 'Save Constitution' rally here on January 26, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) today said the sit-in venue of the protest has already been booked by the BJP-led government in Maharashtra. The 'Save Constitution' march organisers approached the MbPT yesterday seeking permission but that space was already booked by the minorities department of the state government, Port chairman Sanjay Bhatia told PTI. The minorities department holds a "mushaira" (poetic meet) at the Gateway of India promenade ever year on Republic Day, the senior IAS officer said. If the rally organisers want to go ahead with their plan, they should "coordinate" with the "mushaira" organisers, Bhatia said, adding the Central government-run MbPT has "no issue" with anyone holding an event there. It is a day-long booking done for the "mushaira" as its organisers put up a stage at the venue, he added. The Port charges Rs 2.5 lakh per day for use of ..
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Telling the India story 22.1.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
An ambitious exhibition tells the story of India as also the history of the world.
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People take out Sadbhavna rally in Aurangabad post caste violence 9.1.2018 General News
In the wake of recent caste violence in Maharashtra, people of various communities took out a massive 'Sadbhavna' (goodwill) rally in Aurangabad on Monday.The mute rally, 'Shivrai to Bhimrai', started from the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and peacefully concluded at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue. Members of Maratha, Dalit, Muslim and OBC communities participated in the rally.Alleging bias action from the police during Bhima-Koregaon violence, various participating activists in the rally alleged that the Dalit youth were tortured while the right-wing leaders and purported masterminds of the unrest, Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote, were hardly touched.The activists demanded filing of a case against the provocateurs of the violence and resignation of state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, as he could not maintain law and order during the Bhima-Koregaon violence.The activists also demanded compensation of Rs 30 lakh each to the families of the youth killed in the violence and .
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MMRDA plans new Metro corridor to connect T2 with Bhayandar 8.1.2018 DNA: India
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's (CSIA) Terminal 2 (T2) is set to get a second Metro corridor which will connect T2 with the western suburbs. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said that it is in the final stages of drafting a report for the construction of the Metro corridor which will connect T2 to Bhayandar by interconnecting three Metro corridors namely the Bhayandar-Dahisar East Metro corridor with Dahisar East and Andheri East Metro corridor going up to T2 The second Metro corridor connecting T2 will begin from the Western Express Highway (WEH) at Andheri East and go up to T2 via beneath the 6-foot tall bronze statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji outside the Airport and off the WEH. The MMRDA has said that it is in the final stages of drafting the report and the second Metro corridor will be partially elevated and partially underground due to height restrictions around the airport. "We are in the final stages of fixing the alignment and then the detailed project ...
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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Shiv Sena says Maharashtra moving towards 'chaos and destruction' due to caste conflict 6.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Maharashtra is moving towards "chaos and destruction" due to caste conflict, the Shiv Sena said on Saturday as it continued its attack on the Devendra Fadnavis government over the violence at Bhima-Koregaon village.
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Gateway of India beautification project delayed 23.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Sanctioned in 2007, the project cost has risen from ₹4.99 cr. to ₹6.29 cr.
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India's connection with the world, in an exhibition 22.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
An ambitious exhibition attempts to tell the story of India as also the history of the world
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Shapoorji-Pallonji to construct Ambedkar memorial 21.12.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The plan to build a grand memorial for B R Ambedkar in Mumbai gained momentum with Shapoorji Pallonji and Co Pvt Ltd being given the contract. The decision was made at the executive committee meeting of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) held in Nagpur. The meeting was presided over by Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mallick, who is the chairman of MMRDAs executive committee. "The teachings of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar have been a blessing for our generation and will continue to impact future generations as well. Its our privilege that his legacy is furthered by this grand memorial," said U P S Madan, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA. The memorial would come up at Indu Mill in Shivaji Park-Dadar. The land is adjacent to Chaityabhoomi, where the last rites of Ambedkar were performed. On March 25, the documents to transfer 12 acres of land owned by the National Textile Corporation were handed over to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Union ...
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