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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 […]

Covid situation going from bad to worse, vaccinate all 45-plus in surge districts

31 March 2021 4:11 AM GMT

With several parts of the country reporting the second wave of Covid-19 cases, the Centre has warned that the situation is going from “bad to worse” and urged states to achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage of those above the age of 45 years in surge districts within the next two weeks. The Government will […]

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 […]

Fire breaks out at Pune’s fashion street, 500 shops gutted

27 March 2021 5:40 AM GMT

A massive fire broke out at the famous Fashion Street market in the Camp area of Pune, Maharashtra on Friday that gutted nearly 500 shops, officials said on Saturday. The fire had broken out around 11 pm, they said. However, nobody was injured in the incident. “Soon after the blaze erupted, local people alerted the […]

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner moves Bombay HC seeking CBI probe against Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh

26 March 2021 3:12 AM GMT

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court seeking an immediate and unbiased probe against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. This comes a day after the Supreme Court asked Singh to approach the Bombay High Court with his grievances. The apex court had said that […]

Government expresses concern over recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Punjab

25 March 2021 4:08 AM GMT

Government has expressed concern over the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra and Punjab. Addressing media in New Delhi yesterday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Maharashtra and Punjab are of grave concern which have shown recent surge in new cases. Maharashtra reported highest 28,699 cases in last 24 hours followed by Punjab with […]

COVID-19 Guidelines for Holi: 5 States in India where gatherings are banned

24 March 2021 5:24 AM GMT

India is currently witnessing a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 daily cases as the country recorded 40,715 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the nationwide infection tally to 1,16,86,796. Among the worst-hit states are — Health Ministry has said that Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are […]

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 […]

PM Modi stresses on taking decisive steps to stem nationwide spread of COVID-19

18 March 2021 3:15 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to take quick and decisive steps to stop the emerging ‘second peak’ of Corona immediately. He warned that a countrywide outbreak can occur if this growing pandemic is not stopped now. Interacting with the Chief Ministers of various states yesterday regarding the COVID-19 situation via video conference, […]

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