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Pawar Summons NCP Leaders To Delhi, Pressure Mounts On Anil Deshmukh

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Supremo Sharad Pawar has summoned Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and party chief Jayant Patil to Delhi on Sunday to discuss the fallout of the allegations against the party leader and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. This comes in the wake of the pressure building within the alliance of […]

Five States Account For Over 70 Per Cent Of New COVID-19 Infections

New Delhi: Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a high number of daily COVID-19 cases, accounting for 71.10 per cent of the 28,903 new infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. It said 83.91 per cent of the new cases are from Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and […]

Maharashtra NCP Leader's Murder: Absconding Editor Nabbed From Hyderabad
Maharashtra NCP Leader's Murder: Absconding Editor Nabbed From Hyderabad

Ahmednagar: The Maharashtra Police have arrested a senior journalist, editor and author, Balasaheb J Bothe-Patil, the alleged key conspirator in the brutal killing of a Nationalist Congress Party leader, Rekha Jare, on November 30, 2020, officials said here on Saturday. Bothe-Patil, who was absconding for over three months, was finally traced to his hideout in […]

Odisha To Ramp Up COVID Testing, Deadline Extended To April 30

Bhubaneswar: Following a surge in COVID-19 cases in several other states including Maharashtra, the Odisha government has decided to scale up its testing counts to make sure that the situation did not deteriorate further from the present situation when, as per claims, the spread of the deadly virus has substantially been contained. In addition to […]

Covid-19 Graph Sees Upward Trend In Odisha; Screening Centres At Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 graph in Odisha on Friday registered a steep rise following detection of 94 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours. On February 21, the State had reported 58 new COVID-19 cases while the daily case load jumped to 68 on February 22. As many as 89 new cases were […]

Health Minister Responds To Lockdown Possibility In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The spike in Covid-19 cases in several States in the country has rung an alarm bell, especially among the health department officials in Odisha who have now geared up to prevent a similar outbreak for the second time in the State. Apart from the senior administrative officials, there seems to be panic among people […]

Maharashtra Govt Imposes Section 144 For 15 Days, CM Thackeray Says It’s Not 'Lockdown'
Surge In Covid-19 Cases: Gatherings To Be Banned In Maharashtra From Monday, Says CM

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, all political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday. In his televised address, he also said that political agitations will not be allowed for the next few days as they attract crowd. “The […]

Onion Prices In Odisha Hit The Roof Due To Rain In Nashik

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in Nashik in Maharshtra, the key onion producing city in the country, have led to sudden rise in the prices of the tuber vegetable in Odisha. The vegetable is currently being sold at Rs 52-54 a kg in Bhubaneswar while the price stands at Rs 52-53 in Chhatra Bazar, Cuttack. […]

Covid-19 Surge: Will Lockdown Return In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the surge of Covid-19 in some states in the country of late, the Odisha government on Saturday cautioned people to follow the pandemic protocol strictly in order to avoid the possible return of lockdown situation in the State. “We can’t rule out the likelihood of a re-imposition of lockdown if people don’t take […]

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Maharashtra Covid Surge Impact: Odisha Put On Alert Mode!

Bhubaneswar: With Maharashtra reverting to lockdown like conditions in some of its districts, taking a proactive approach, the Odisha government on Friday directed all district Collectors to remain on alert. As per the latest Union Health Ministry data, as many 75 per cent of the new confirmed cases are now from two states – Maharashtra […]

Maha Guv Forced To Deboard From State Plane; CMO Blames Raj Bhavan
Maha Guv Forced To Deboard From State Plane; CMO Blames Raj Bhavan

Mumbai: In a piquant situation, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was forced to deboard from a state government aircraft at Mumbai Airport as he planned to fly to Dehradun and then go to Mussoorie for an official function, officials said here on Thursday. Even as a massive political slugfest erupted between the ruling Maha Vikas […]

Maha Horror: 12 Kids Given Sanitizer Instead Of Polio Drops, 3 Nurses Suspended

Yavatmal: In a shocking lapse, at least 12 kids were administered hand sanitizer instead of the oral polio vaccine drops at a Primary Health Centre in Ghatanji’s Kapsi-Kopari village in the district, officials said here on Monday. Taking cognisance of the incident, the district health authorities late on Monday suspended three nurses after a preliminary […]

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Maharashtra Stalls COVID Vaccination Drive For 2 Days Due To CoWin App Glitches

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday evening announced suspension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state till Monday owing to technical glitches in the Co-Win app. The app has been created by the Centre for managing registration for the inoculation. A nationwide inoculation drive for coronavirus began on Saturday morning. “Not just in Maharashtra, […]

Maharashtra: Ten Newborns Die In Fire At Hospital In Bhandara
Maharashtra: Ten Newborns Die In Fire At Hospital In Bhandara

Bhandara: As many as ten newborn babies died after a fire broke out in the Special Newborn Care Unit of Bhandara District Civil Hospital in Maharashtra in the wee hours on Saturday, said doctors. The infants were aged between a month and three months, a doctor said. District civil surgeon Pramod Khandate said the fire […]

Dawood Ibrahim's Properties Auctioned Off In Maharashtra
Dawood Ibrahim's Properties Auctioned Off In Maharashtra

Mumbai: At least 6 properties belonging to absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri were auctioned for nearly Rs 23 lakh under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act (SAFEMA), official sources said here on Tuesday. The successful bidders include lawyer Ajay Shrivastava and Supreme Court advocate Bhupendra Bhardwaj in […]

Uddhav Thackeray Announces Rs 10,000 Cr Aid For Flood Victims In Maharashtra
Uddhav Thackeray Announces Rs 10,000 Cr Aid For Flood Victims In Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday announced an immediate relief package of Rs 10,000 crore for the victims of the recent floods that hit large parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada, claiming around 50 lives. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the amount will be disbursed by Diwali to provide succour to the flood-hit people […]

Rapes, Molestations Rising Alarmingly In Maha COVID Centres, NCW Asks Govt To Strengthen SOPs
Rapes, Molestations Rising Alarmingly In Maha COVID Centres, NCW Asks Govt To Strengthen SOPs

Mumbai: Alarmed by cases of rapes and molestations reported at Covid-19 centres in Maharashtra, the National Council for Women on Tuesday asked the state government to ensure that standard operating procedures are strengthened to prevent such crimes. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma, who is on a 3-day visit to Maharashtra, asked whether such SOPs have been […]

5 Maoists Gunned Down In Gadchiroli Jungle Shootout Including 3 Women
5 Maoists Gunned Down In Gadchiroli Jungle Shootout Including 3 Women

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): In a major victory for the security forces, a crack team of commandos gunned down five Maoists, including three women, after coming under attack in the thick forests of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli early on Sunday, officials said. Around 4 a.m., Maoists opened fire on a police patrol, conducting a search operation in the forests […]

Maharashtra: Octogenarian Doctor Braves Pandemic To Treat Villagers

Nagpur: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has kept most senior citizens indoors, an 87-year-old doctor from Mul in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district has been going out of his way to attend to his patients in remote villages. With only his bicycle for company, Ramchandra Dandekar has been travelling barefoot for at least 10 km […]

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10 Killed In Maharashtra Building Collapse, 11 Rescued

Thane: Seven children and three others were killed and 11, including a four-year-old boy, rescued after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi town on Monday, police said. Around 10 persons are still feared trapped after the 43-year-old Jhilani building caved in at 3.40 am, police said, adding search operations are underway. The dead children […]

Dawood Ibrahim Calls Maharashtra CM’s Private Residence, Seeks To Speak With Thackeray

Mumbai: A man claiming to be an aide of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar called up “Matoshri” and demanded to speak to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, officials said here on Sunday. The caller, whose identity is not clear, reportedly called up at least twice on the landlines of “Matoshri” – the CM’s private […]

Palghar Lynchings: Cop Sacked, 2 More 'Compulsorily Retired'

Palghar: In a stringent action, the Maharashtra government has dismissed one suspended policeman and slapped compulsory retirement on two others in a fallout of the April 16 Palghar lynching case which claimed the lives of two sadhus and their driver, an official said here on Monday. “Following a departmental enquiry, Assistant Police-Inspector Anandrao Kale has […]

NEET JEE 2020: 6 States Move SC Seeking Postponement Of Exams

New Delhi: Six ministers of opposition ruled states — West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — have jointly filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging its August 17 order declining to entertain pleas seeking postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated in September in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic. The petition has been […]

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Building Collapse In Maharashtra: Several Feared Trapped, Rescue Underway

Raigad (Maharashtra): Over 75 people are feared trapped under the rubble after a five-storied building collapsed in Mahad town of this coastal district on Monday evening, the police said. At least 25 persons have been rescued so far. Nearly 100 people lived in the residential building — Tarique Garden — situated in Kajalpura area of […]

COVID-19: 8 States Account For 85% Of Active Cases, 85% Deaths, Says Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry Saturday said that eight states, which include Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 cases and also accounted for 87 per cent deaths due to the viral infection. “It was mentioned that presently eight states – Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, […]