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Anil Deshmukh steps down as Maharashtra Home Minister

5 April 2021 11:50 AM GMT

NCP leader Anil Deshmukh has stepped down as Maharashtra Home Minister. The development comes only hours after the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations made by former state DGP Param Bir Singh against Deshmukh. “The allegations made by Parambir Singh against Anil Deshmukh are not […]

Health ministry: Everyone above 45 eligible for vaccination from April 1

31 March 2021 7:23 AM GMT

Amid a spurt in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Union health ministry announced on Tuesday that all people above 45 years of age would be eligible for vaccination from April 1. Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said people can make advance appointments through online or get on-site registration by visiting their nearest vaccination centre. Bhushan […]

Maharashtra: 4 cops injured by sword-wielding mob of Sikhs in Nanded

30 March 2021 6:52 AM GMT

A mob of sword-wielding Sikhs on Monday attacked policemen, injuring at least four of them, after being denied permission to hold a public procession in Nanded due to the coronavirus pandemic, an official said. A viral video showed the sword-wielding mob barging out of the gurdwara, breaking the barricades put up by police and attacking […]

Maharashtra to prepare for lockdown after COVID-19 cases rise

29 March 2021 6:00 AM GMT

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday asked officials to prepare a plan for another lockdown as people were not following coronavirus protocol put in place amid a massive surge COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken at a meeting with Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, doctors of the COVID-19 task force and […]

Maharashtra records highest single day surge of over 40,000 new corona cases

29 March 2021 5:54 AM GMT

Maharashtra has recorded above 40,000 new COVID-19 cases. This is the highest single-day surge in the state since the pandemic outbreak last year. The previous highest single-day surge was 36,902 cases, which was recorded on Friday. Besides, 108 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 54,181. The case fatality rate […]

Maharashtra registers 30,535 fresh Covid cases

22 March 2021 5:19 AM GMT

Maharashtra has registered 30,535 new Covid-19 cases, its highest since the beginning of the pandemic. The state also reported 99 deaths. With this, the caseload and death toll rose to 2,479,682 and 53,399 respectively. Over 22,14,867 have recovered in the state so far. India, on the other hand, registered 43,846 fresh cases of the coronavirus […]

Janata curfew, weekend lockdown: Maha districts impose curbs amid Covid spike

25 Feb 2021 10:11 AM GMT

With a four-month high in the single-day spike of Covid-19 cases, the situation in Maharashtra has taken a severe turn now as what began as a concentrated outbreak of infections has now started spreading elsewhere in the state. The resurgence was first reported from Vidarbha districts — Amravati, Yavatmal, to be particular. But on Wednesday, […]

232 Students, staff test Covid positive, Maharashtra school declared containment zone

25 Feb 2021 5:42 AM GMT

At least 229 students, three staffers have tested Covid positive in a hostel in Maharashtra’s Washim district. According to reports, school premises has been declared a containment zone. Maharashtra has recorded over 8,000 new cases in the past 24 hours. CommentsThe state government and Mumbai police have warned of strict measures if people do not […]

Maharashtra Covid-19: Record spike in Amravati, districts impose travel ban

24 Feb 2021 4:37 AM GMT

Maharashtra’s Amravati, one of the districts that are contributing the highest to Maharashtra’s increasing number of daily infections, saw the highest single-day spike on Tuesday, reporting 926 infections, sources reported. The district is under a seven-day lockdown, which started on February 22. All shops, establishments, schools, colleges are closed in the district now. Only essential […]

CM Thackeray: Maharashtra to ban gatherings from Monday

22 Feb 2021 5:36 AM GMT

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday. Asking people to follow “COVID-appropriate” behaviour and safety norms, he said he would observe for a week to 15 days and then decide whether to impose […]

As COVID-19 cases surge, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra’s Amaravati

19 Feb 2021 7:58 AM GMT

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, administrations of Amaravati and Yavatmal districts announced lockdowns of different durations. While Amravati district collector Shailesh Naval announced a weekend lockdown, his Yavatmal counterpart MD Singh announced a 10-day lockdown. In Amravati, the lockdown will be imposed from 8 pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday, […]

Maharashtra: 12 Children given hand sanitiser drops instead of polio dose

2 Feb 2021 3:38 AM GMT

In a tragic case of negligence, 12 children were given hand sanitiser drops instead of oral polio vaccine drops in a village in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. According to an official, the affected children, aged below 5, were admitted to a government hospital, where their condition is stated to be stable. The district official said, […]

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