Ahead of Maharashtra Municipal Corporation elections, Maharashtra Congress informed that it is prepping up for the upcoming polls and held discussions about the party's manifesto for the state.
Speaking to the reporters yesterday, Maharashtra Congress in-charge HK Patil said, "Today, we had Mumbai regional Congress committee's screening and strategy committee meeting. We have discussed the preparations for the elections of the corporations. We have also discussed the manifesto and programs that we should launch." Patil also informed that they have decided to hold a rally in Shivaji Park on 28th December in this regard.
(With inputs from agencies)
Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol on Friday wrote to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope and demanded relaxation in restrictions for shop timings in the city.
Mohol has demanded to further relax the restrictions in Pune and to allow the shops to function till at least 8 pm.
In view of surge in Covid cases districts that share borders with Kerala and Maharashtra, Karnataka on Friday decided to enforce a weekend curfew in eight such districts as well as night curfew across the state.
According to fresh guidelines issued by the Revenue Department, night curfew has been advanced by an hour, and will be now in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Maharashtra reported 5,539 new COVID-19 cases and 187 fresh deaths on Friday, taking the infection tally to 63,41,759 and the toll to 1,33,717, a health department official said.
The official said 5,859 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of recoveries to 61,30,137 and leaving Maharashtra with 74,483 active cases.
According to the official, the state has 4,35,516 people in home quarantine and 2,837 in institutional quarantine.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light to moderate rainfall in the city and suburbs on Saturday.
The IMD on Saturday said that the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 3.31 mm, 2.56 mm and 1.33 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.14 metres is expected at 1139 hours and another high tide of 3.57 is expected at 2324 hours in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.83 metres is likely to occur at 1736 hours today.
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