Thane: Ulhasnagar civic body fails to start e-bus service despite big launch

The political urge to inaugurate projects before elections has turned into a nightmare for the locals in Ulhasnagar. More than a week after the inauguration of e-buses in Ulhasnagar, only two buses are operational due to a lack of charging stations. Also, the civic body had claimed that they have approval for 20 buses, but only five have been delivered so far. On March 10, Public Work Department Minister Ravindra Chavan and Member of Parliament Dr Shrikant Shinde inaugurated…

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Body bag purchase `scam`: Former mayor Pednekar fails to appear before ED

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and former Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday in connection with a probe into alleged irregularities in purchase of body bags during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pednekar told PTI she had informed ED via email that she would not be present due to a pre-scheduled programme. “Due to a pre-scheduled family programme, I informed them that I would not be present till January 28. I have told ED I…

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US Senate fails to vote for aid for Ukraine

US Congress. Photo: Getty Images A bill on the provision of aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan has failed to pass a procedural vote in the US Senate.¬† Source: Broadcast of the session on the US Senate website At least 60 votes (out of 100) were needed to advance the bill to the debates. Advertisement: Only 49 senators voted for the bill. Background: President Joe Biden requested nearly US$105 billion from the US Congress on Friday,…

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Russia fails to be re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council, Zelenskyy reacted

Photo: IMO on X (Twitter) Russia has not been included in the renewed composition of the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN agency dealing with shipping safety issues. Source: International Maritime Organisation on Twitter, as European Pravda reports¬† Details: The Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation has elected China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Norway, Panama, Korea, the UK and the US as members of the Agency’s Council for 2024-2025. Russia was not included. Advertisement: …

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