2nd time in a week, Mahaashtrar notches record Covid jabs
For the second time in one week, Maharashtra broke its own national record in daily Covid vaccinations by notching 796,738 jabs, a top official said here on Saturday.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Health Minister Rajesh Tope lauded the health department and medical teams across the state for their dedication which resulted in the record-breaking vaccination figures on Saturday.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas said that by 8 pm on Saturday, the state had administered 796,738 Covid doses for the day.
MVA will pass resolution in monsoon session against three Central farm laws, says Nawab Malik
NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Saturday said the state government will pass a resolution during the monsoon session of the state legislature next week against the three Central farm laws even as he denied certain remarks attributed to the party chief Sharad Pawar about them.
The monsoon session of the state legislature is scheduled to be held on July 5 and 6.
Stan Swamy challenges stringent UAPA provision on bail, says it creates "insurmountable hurdle" for accused
Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, has challenged in the Bombay High Court a provision of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) dealing with grant of bail, contending it has created an "insurmountable hurdle" for those seeking relief.
Swamy said section 43D(5) of the UAPA was violative of the accused person's fundamental right to life and liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution even as the high court on Saturday extended the stay of the 84-year-old Jesuit priest at a private hospital in Mumbai till July 6.
No police harassment, Maharashtra minister assures transporters on document renewal
Maharashtra Minister of State for Home and Transport Satej Patil on Saturday said the state government had given domestic goods carriers and public transport buses time till September 30 this year to renew lapsed documents, and assured them they would not be subjected to any kind of police harassment for non-renewal in the meantime.
BMC prepares to demolish part of Amitabh Bachchan's house for road widening
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started compliance on its 2017 notice to demolish a part of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's Prateeksha Bungalow for road widening.
The BMC has given a notice to Bachchan's family for road widening that a portion of their Pratheeksha bungalow plot will be acquired for the widening of the Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg road.
The BMC has also instructed Mumbai Suburban Collector City survey officials to demarcate the exact portion of the bungalow required for the road-widening project.
Days after release from jail, history-sheeter held as aides take out 'welcome procession' amid pandemic
Ten days after he walked out of a prison on being granted bail, a history-sheeter was arrested in Mumbai after some of his supporters gathered and took out a procession to "welcome" him despite the coronavirus-induced restrictions in place, a police official said on Saturday.
The procession was taken out on Friday evening near Bainganwadi Skywalk bridge at Deonar in the city, following which history-sheeter Shahabuddin Munvar Ali Idrisi alias Babu Chaddi (43) and his two aides were arrested, he said. Idrisi has a criminal record and he has been booked in at least 21 cases, including under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), the official said, adding that he had walked out of the Taloja central prison in Navi Mumbai on June 23.