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Flying lanterns banned in Mumbai during Diwali
Moneycontrol.com The Mumbai Police on Monday banned the use of flying lanterns during Diwali festival to avoid any untoward incident. The ban came into effect from today and will remain in force until November 14, a police official said. Around three years back, the ...

Mumbai: 29-year-old woman murdered in Govandi home
 In a shocking incident, a 29-year-old woman was murdered at her home in Khardev Nagar, Chembur on the night of October 14. Govandi police suspect that doubts were raised about her...

50,000 co-op housing societies in Mumbai and suburbs in GST net
As many as 70,000 co-operative housing societies (CHS) in the state, including 50,000 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), will have to register under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as their annual collections (turnover) are likely to exceed the threshold of Rs 20 lakh. This number was confirmed by senior co-operative officials.

Maharashtra: Supply of agricultural produce not to be disturbed during Diwali
[India], October 16 (ANI): Under the directive of Maharashtra government, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) of Maharashtra will remain open during Diwali festival, invalidating reports that claimed APMCs of Nashik may close for a period of seven to nine days during the festival.Earlier reports of their closure during Diwali prompted the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India to take up the issue with state government, in order to ensure the supply of essential commodities are maintained in consumer interest.In this context, Government of Maharashtra informed that it has issued strict directions to all APMCs in the state to carry out the sale and purchase business of agricultural produce without any interruption.The State Government has issued directions under the Maharashtra Agricultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 1963 that business of sale-purchase of all agricultural produce in Agricultural Produce Market Committees in the State may remain closed, if necessary, during the holidays between October 19 and October 22.Barring the period between October 19 and October 22, if the APMCs remain closed on any day, the Director Board of concerned APMC shall be held responsible and any market functionary responsible for closure of business, and violation of said directions shall be dealt with under the relevant provisions in the Act. (ANI)