Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad arrested in abduction and assault case, gets bail

Maharashtra Housing Minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad was arrested on Thursday and later released on bail in a case of alleged assault on a social media user at his house. Awhad appeared at the Vartak Nagar police station in Thane city in connection with the case on Thursday, said a senior police official. His … Read more

BJP will win absolute majority in Goa Assembly polls and form government again, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday expressed confidence that the ruling BJP would win “absolute majority” in the Goa Assembly elections due in February next year and form the government in the state once again. He said the “double engine” of BJP governments – in Goa and at the Centre – would help in … Read more

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India reports 21,257 new cases; govt says second wave still ‘not under control’

Across world, number of Covid cases have seen consistent decline in last two months. (AP Photo) Cases of Coronavirus in India Live Updates: Even as India remains in a much better position vis-à-vis the Covid situation, the Centre has warned that the so-called second wave of infections is still ‘not under control’ and caution must … Read more

Fight against Maoists should be accelerated, made decisive: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the fight against Maoists is “reaching its end” but “needs to be accelerated and made decisive”. In the past two years (since Shah became the home minister), efforts have been made to increase security camps in areas which were inaccessible, especially in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha, … Read more

Maharashtra DGP sends proposal to suspend Param Bir Singh; home department seeks more details

Maharashtra Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey recently sent a proposal to suspend IPS officer Param Bir Singh and other police officials named in alleged extortion cases, but the state Home Department sought more details, sources said on Saturday. At least four FIRs of `extortion’ have been registered against Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner, … Read more

AXA launches toll free telemedicine helpline – ET HealthWorld

Global insurance major AXA has launched a toll-free helpline in India to provide telemedicine services. Inaugurated by union minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh the toll-free helpline is with NGO partner Sewa International in Delhi NCR, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Telemedicine services like SAATH and E-Sanjeevani add a meta-layer to the … Read more

Coronavirus India News Latest Update Live: At 33,376, India records marginal decline in daily Covid-19 cases; 308 deaths; Kerala top contributor

As many as 35 districts are still reporting a weekly Covid positivity rate of over 10% while it is 5-10% in 30 districts, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave News Today September 11 Live Updates: Fear of Covid-19 third wave looms large in … Read more

Narayan Rane granted bail over remarks against CM Uddhav Thackeray

Union minister Narayan Rane on Tuesday night was granted bail by a court at Mahad in Raigad district, some 160 km from Mumbai. Rane was produced before the court after his arrest over controversial remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Rane was produced before magistrate Shaikhbabaso Patil by the Mahad police. Ratnagiri Police had … Read more

Will not let anyone obstruct development projects: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray assures Nitin Gadkari

Days after Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari wrote to him about alleged obstruction by local Shiv Sena leaders in national highway projects in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray assured him on Friday that he would not allow anyone to stop development work. Thackeray, along with Union ministers Gadkari and Hardeep Singh Puri, inaugurated operations … Read more

Maharashtra govt mulls affordable housing for garbage, sanitation workers

The government of Maharashtra is considering a plan to provide low-cost and affordable houses to sanitation and solid waste workers in and around Mumbai. The state’s cabinet Minister for Housing Jitendra Awhad has directed authorities including the Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) to explore options for devising a plan around the same. “Even … Read more