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Cyclone Nisarga: Heads Towards Maharashtra, Concerns At Nuclear & Chemical Units

Mumbai: As Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ whirls towards Maharashtra at a steady pace, concerns have been expressed about the nuclear and chemical plants and other sensitive installations that would come in its direct path. The cyclone is expected to make landfall late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, with all authorities in the state braced for the fallout. […]

Cyclone 'Nisarga': Storm activity intensifies in Arabian Sea

New Delhi: A week after a raging cyclone wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat. “Nisarga” currently lies as a depression 490 km from Mumbai, 280 km from Goa’s capital city and 710 km from Surat district in […]

Centre To States: Ramp Up Health Infra To Battle With COVID-19 In Next 2 Months

New Delhi: Health infrastructure should be ramped up to ensure preparedness for the next two months in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has conveyed to eleven municipal areas in the country that have accounted for 70 per cent of India’s coronavirus case load. Eleven municipal areas from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, […]

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Bus Carrying Migrants From Surat To Odisha Overturns In Maharashtra, 5 Injured

Maharashtra: As many as five persons were injured after the bus ferrying migrants from Surat to Odisha’s Ganjam district overturned near Karanja on Nagpur-Amravati National Highway (NH) in Maharashtra on Sunday. All the injured including two bus staff and three migrants have been admitted to the nearby Karanja hospital in Maharashtra, said sources. The bus […]

Mistakes Can Lead To COVID19 Explosion In Odisha: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Citing that COVID19 cases in Odisha have doubled since his last address in a short span of time, Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik today said that the next few days are crucial for Odisha as people from other states will return and any mistake or lapses in handling the situation can lead to an […]

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 239; cases climb to 7,447 in India

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 239 and the number of cases to 7,447 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 6,565, as many as 642 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said. […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha Youth Cycles Over 1000 Kilometres From Pune To Reach Home

Bhubaneswar: If the countrywide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak has hit any section of people the worst, it has to be the daily wagers. The pandemic which has now infected more than 6000 people across the country has left scores of migrants jobless triggering unbelievable stories of homecoming, be it instances of people […]

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COVID-19 Positive Cases In India Rise To 415, Govt Warns Of Legal Action Against Lockdown Violators

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The cases seem to be rising rapidly. While Monday morning, the total number of active coronavirus positive cases in India was 359, including the foreign nationals, as day progressed the Union Health Ministry said the total positive cases has reached 415, after 19 fresh cases were reported. According to data available on Health […]

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Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 cases rise to 271 in India

Kolkata/Jaipur: Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 271 individuals, informed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday. The total figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra. “A total of 271 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases,” said the IMCR release. […]

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Coronavirus scare: Pharmacist held in Maharashtra for stealing masks

Pune: Amid the coronavirus scare and the increased demand for surgical and N95 masks, a pharmacist from a reputed hospital in Maharashtra’s Pune city has been arrested for allegedly stealing masks and other medicines worth over Rs 35,000, police said. The 28-year-old accused stole masks, injections, tablets and some ointments collectively worth Rs 35,750 on […]

Maharashtra: 7 Killed In Bus-Autorickshaw Crash; Both Vehicles Fall In Well

Mumbai: At least seven people were killed when a speeding state transport (ST) bus collided with an auto -rickshaw and both vehicles fell into a roadside well in Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Tuesday, police said. More than 20 others suffered injuries in the accident which took place in the evening at Meshi Phata on the […]

Ireland PM Leo Varadkar Visits His Ancestral Village In Maharashtra

Mumbai: Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Sunday visited his ancestral village in coastal Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It was his first visit to the village of Varad in Malvan tehsil after he became prime minister in June 2017, said some of his relatives who are based in Mumbai. Varadkar’s father Ashok Varadkar, a doctor, […]

BJP's Pravin Darekar New Leader Of Opposition In Maha Council

Nagpur: Pravin Darekar of the BJP was on Monday appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Cabinet minister Subhash Desai of the Shiv Sena was appointed as the leader of the legislative council by chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar. The winter session of the state legislature is currently underway in Nagpur. Darekar […]

Congress' Patole Elected Unopposed As Maha Assembly Speaker

Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Nana F. Patole is set to be declared elected unopposed as the new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly here on Sunday. This became possible after the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday withdrew its nominee, Kisan Kathore from the contest for the prestigious said, according to state party chief Chandrakant Patil. […]

Thackeray-Led Govt Passes Floor Test; BJP MLAs Skip Voting

Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday. The BJP, with 105 MLAs, staged a walkout before headcount of members began in the 288-member House. The boycott, it said, was against the “unlawful manner” in which the ministers were sworn […]

NCP-BJP Govt Will Stay, Says Ajit Pawar; Sharad Hits Back

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Sunday hit back at nephew and rebel leader Ajit Pawar for claiming that the party had formed an alliance government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra. “There is no question of forming an alliance with the BJP. The NCP has unanimously decided to ally with Shiv […]

We Can Prove Majority In 10 Minutes Flat: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai: Calling up Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari to ask the newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to prove his majority within 24 hours, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Sena-NCP-Congress would prove their strength in just “10 minutes.” “Why has the Governor given the BJP such a long time […]

'Party And Family Splits' WhatsApp Status Of Supriya Sule

New Delhi: After the sudden developments in Maharashtra, Supriya Sule changed her WhatsApp status and wrote: “Party and Family split”. This was not a situation the Pawars may have wanted, but it could be a blessing in disguise for Sharad Pawar said sources, as Sharad Pawar will be able to settle his daughter Supriya Sule […]

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President's Rule Revoked In Maharashtra

Mumbai: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday morning revoked the Proclamation of central rule implemented in Maharashtra since November 12, after 11 days. The Rashtrapati Bhavan’s announcement came shortly after a new government headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was sworn-in on Saturday morning by Governor B.S. Koshyari. The […]

Amidst Maha turbulence, Modi talks high on NCP & BJD's 'political niceties'!

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a politician par excellence. Modi played his cards with elegance today in Rajya Sabha, when during his speech on a special discussion on ‘Role of Rajya Sabha and need for Reforms’ on the occasion of 250th session of the Upper House, he eulogised the ‘political niceties’ of NCP and […]

Saffron Alliance On Brink As Sena Hits Back At BJP

Mumbai: The saffron alliance in Maharashtra tottered on the brink as Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually calling it a party of “liars”, here on Friday. Responding to outgoing Chief Minister ‘ statement that there was “no discussion between the BJP and Shiv Sena on sharing the […]

Fadnavis Quits, Blames Shiv Sena For Deadlock In Maharashtra

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday tendered his resignation while blaming the ally Shiv Sena for the impasse over government formation after the Assembly polls. “The governor has accepted my resignation. I thank the people of Maharashtra for giving me the chance to serve them for the last five years,” Fadnavis said. Refuting […]

Odisha Accounts For 9% of LWE Incidents & Deaths: MHA

New Delhi: While 3,700 people were killed in Naxal violence in 10 states, the highest in Chhattisgarh, in the last nine years, Odisha accounted for 9% of such violent incidents and deaths, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its annual report. In its report for 2018-19, the ministry said the CPI (Maoist) continues to […]

Maha-Results: BJP-Sena Leads In 125 Seats

Mumbai: Maharashtra’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena’s dream run continued with their candidates leading in over 125 constituencies while the opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) nominees were ahead in around 75 seats, in the early trends of the October 21 Assembly elections vote count here on Thursday. Among the prominent leaders were Chief Minister […]

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Polls Results: BJP Establishes Substantial Lead

Chandigarh: The BJP on Thursday established a substantial lead as the counting of votes for Assembly elections progressed in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Maharashtra, the BJP was leading at 83 seats and its ally Shiv Sena was ahead at 53 in the 288-member Assembly, according to IANS-CVoter. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading at […]