COVID-19: Over 43,000 new cases in Maharashtra; 8,646 in Mumbai—the worst thus far
For the first time since the pandemic outbreak last year, Maharashtra reported the highest single-day cases and deaths on Thursday. The state recorded 43,183 new infections and 249 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 28,56,163, with 54,898 deaths so far.
The state capital, Mumbai, also followed suit, reporting the highest number of single-day cases in the last 24 hours, with 8,646 new infections and 18 deaths on Thursday, increasing its tally to 4,23,260 cases so far. The total death toll in the city is now 11,704.
Pune COVID-19 surge: Ajit Pawar to decide on lockdown in today's district review meeting
In the last review meeting, Pawar and the district administration had decided to not impose curfew in the district. However, Pawar had stated that the lockdown will be imposed if the cases continue to rise in Pune.
Covid Surge in Mumbai: Eye on lockdown, BMC plans makeshift markets
In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the BMC is working on a plan to set up makeshift markets at few open areas of the city in case a lockdown is imposed in Mumbai. After the lockdown was imposed in March, 2020, Mumbaikars faced a lot of inconvenience, acquiring regular essentials. Also, as the markets were closed, prices of vegetables and other regular products soared during the period.
Senior officials of the BMC have said that now that a chance of imposing another lockdown is there, the civic body is working on plans to make sure Mumbaikars don't face similar inconvenience.
New plant species found in south Maharashtra named after Sharad Pawar
A new species of flowering plants belonging to the genus `Argyreia', recently discovered in south Maharashtra'sKolhapur district, has been named for NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
The species has been named 'Argyreia sharadchandrajii' in recognition of Pawar's contribution as Union agriculture minister, said researchers Dr Pramod R Lawand and Dr Vinod B Shimpale.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas express train temporarily suspended due to surge in COVID-19 cases
The privately operated 82902/82901 Mumbai- Ahmedabad Tejas Train run by IRCTC has been temporarily suspended from April 2. It will not operate for one month due to worsening Covid pandemic scenario in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Maharashtra tops among states with cumulative vaccination of 6.5 million since it was launched on January 16
Antilia bomb scare: Gangster lodged in Tihar jail under scanner for Telegram message
The role of a gangster lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail is being probed in connection with the message on the Telegram channel, through which an outfit named Jaish-ul-Hind had claimed responsibility for placing an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house here, a police official said.
The convict, who has links with Mumbai's underworld, has been undergoing treatment in a Delhi hospital for the last few days, he said.
Thane district adds 4,350 COVID-19 cases, 18 patients die
With the addition of 4,350 coronavirus cases, the infection count in the Thane district of Maharashtra has mounted to 3,23,661, an official said on Friday.
These new cases were reported on Thursday, he said.
As 18 patients succumbed to the infection during the day, the death toll in the district rose to 6,510.
Antilia SUV case: NIA detains 'mystery woman' seen with accused Sachin Vaze
After a hunt of nearly 10 days, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) finally caught and detained a 'mystery woman' seen (in CCTV) behind accused police official Sachin Vaze in the SUV and Thane businessman's death case.
Late on Thursday, the NIA accosted her at the Mumbai Airport and detained her. Later a team searched her home in suburbs in the western Thane district, and was questioning her.
Here's how to get your single point of contact of BMC Ward War Room for Covid-19 hospitals, bed and ambulance assistance
Pune COVID-19 surge: Malls, cinema halls, buses, restaurants, bars and religious places closed for next 7 days; curfew from 6 pm to 6 am
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to address state today at 8.30 pm
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will be addressing the state at 8:30 pm. Before the address, he will hold a meeting with the secretary and senior officials to discuss the future course of action to arrest the spread of the virus.
'Don't want lockdown but pressure on health infrastructure is rising': Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar presses for 'strict measures' amidst rising COVID-19
Rs. 26L payout to youth who lost right limb in mishap with ST bus
A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ordered the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to pay a compensation of over Rs. 26 lakhs to a youth whose right leg got amputated above the knee after a 2015 accident with the latter’s bus.
We will have to co-exist with virus for now:Multiplex, retail associations wary of lockdown in Maharashtra
Cinema, retail and shopping industries have just begun their recovery process and won't be able to bear another shutdown, according to industry associations who have urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to not impose a lockdown in Maharashtra where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
The Multiplex Association of India (MAI), Retail Association of India (RAI), and Shopping Centres Association of India have said they are following all the safety protocols mandated by the government and should not be the first casualty of such restrictions.
Maharashtra, whose capital Mumbai is home to Hindi cinema, on Thursday reported 43,183 new COVID-19 cases, its highest one-day rise since the pandemic began, taking its cumulative caseload to 28,56,163 a health official said. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope recently said people should be ready for stringent measures in the coming days to curb the spread of COVID-19 and that imposing a lockdown is the last option for the state government.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday also hinted that some restrictions could be introduced in the city from Friday.
Emulate Maharashtra's MVA model at national level under UPA: Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said the experiment of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), in which three ideologically different parties came together to form a government in Maharashtra, should be emulated at the national level under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
He also called the MVA an "ideal government".
"Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years," Raut told reporters here.
"This experiment should be emulated by the UPA at the national level. It was also highlighted by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeein her letter to 27 opposition leaders in the country," he added.
Mumbai: Man held for killing co-passenger on local train
Two days after the body of a passenger with multiple stab injuries was recovered from a local train at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of the Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a 23-year-old man for the murder on Thursday. The accused identified as Mohammad Asif Shaikh suspected to have killed the passenger for robbery as the victim's belongings including mobile phone is missing, said police.