Mumbai and MMR: Latest updates on July 8
Mumbai and MMR: Latest updates on July 8

Maharashtra sees 9,558 fresh COVID-19 cases, 147 fatalities

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 9,558 new coronavirus positive cases and 147 fatalities, a drop of 24 compared to the previous day, taking the tally of infections to 61,22,893 and the toll to 1,23,857, the state health department said.

A total of 8,899 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,81,167 so far, leaving the state with 1,14,625 active cases.

Maharashtra's recovery rate now stands at 96.05 per cent while the COVID-19 fatality rate is 2.02 per cent and the case positivity rate 14.2 per cent, it said.

(With inputs from agencies)

664 COVID-19 cases, nine deaths reported in city

Mumbai recorded 664 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths on Wednesday which took the city's caseload to 7,26,284 and death toll to 15,573, the civic body said.

The city had reported 489 and 453 new infections on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Uddhav Thackeray directs dist collectors to chart out plan to ensure factories can run amid third wave

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday instructed district collectors to chart out a plan to ensure industries could continue operating amid a possible third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thackeray, in a virtual meeting with all district collectors, said they should convene a meeting of the big industries in the districts and guide them in the preparations to continue their operations even during a third wave.

Maharashtra | A dedicated health clinic for transgenders to start in Pune

Uddhav Thackeray directs dist collectors to chart out plan to ensure factories can run amid third wave

Man wanted in rape case arrested in Navi Mumbai 

Maha: BJP MLC Chandulal Patel booked in BHR credit society 'scam'

Maha: Teachers of civic schools take classes to homes of students in Aurangabad

Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall with intense spells at isolated places 

Maharashtra becomes first State to cross 3.5 Crore vaccine doses milestone

Maharashtra becomes first State to cross 3.5 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses milestone. Till yesterday Maharashtra administered highest number of covid vaccine doses in the country at 3.54 Crore doses said additional chief secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas .

The press conference of Eknath Khadse which was sceduled today is cancelled

NCP leader Eknath Khadse expected to appear before the ED shortly in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

I'll cooperate. Entire Maharashtra can see what is happening. Everyone knows this is politically motivated. Inquiry has already been done 5 times. It is being done again now. ACB has given a report that there is no evidence: NCP leader Eknath Khadse arrives at ED office in Mumbai

Maharashtra | NCB arrested 2 drug peddlers from Mira Road & Nala Sopara, y'day night in raid. Of these, one was a Nigerian national. Huge amount of cocaine was seized. Accused used to supply drugs to celebrities. Both the accused will be produced before the court today: NCB

6,35,390 vaccinated through 3,636 sessions

Bombay HC to hear journalist Nikhil Wagle's plea against amendments to IT Act

Bombay HC to hear Vernon Gonslave's plea to quash FIR against him in Elgar Parishad case

Kumar Ramsay, eldest of Ramsay Brothers, passes away

Filmmaker Kumar Ramsay, known for penning most of the Ramsay Brothers' horror films including Rishi Kapoor-starrer "Khoj", passed away on Thursday due to cardiac arrest. He was 85.

Kumar breathed his last at his residence in Hiranandani here, his eldest son Gopal told PTI.

"He passed away due to cardiac arrest, today morning around 5:30 AM. He passed away very quietly. The funeral will take place around 12 PM. We are waiting for the priest to arrive," Gopal said.

Kumar was the son of producer FU Ramsay and the eldest of the seven brothers.

USCIRF condemns death of Stan Swamy

A federal American body has condemned the "deliberate neglect" by the government of India that it said led to the death of Jesuit priest Stan Swamy.

Swamy, 84, who was arrested last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died at a Mumbai hospital on Monday.

"Father Stan Swamy's death is a stark reminder of the egregious and ongoing persecution of India's religious minority communities," Nadine Maenza, chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today.

Narayan Rane takes charge as new Union Minister for MSME 

Delhi HC reserves order for July 13 on Lakshmi Puri's petition against social media activist Saket Gokhale over his tweets questioning the sources of income of the ex-Envoy. HC had said that any Tom, Dick & Harry can write anything vilificatory against anyone & damage reputation

BJP must thank Sena, NCP for 'human resource' to fill Union cabinet berths: Sanjay Raut

Maha: Cong stages protest in Nagpur over fuel price hike

Maha: IMD predicts heavy rain, thunderstorm in Nagpur

Mumbai: Woman arrested for poisioning husband in Dharavi 

Mumbai: Rise in pax footfall on CSMIA after 2nd wave of COVID-19

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