Over Rs 1 lakh crore investments in Maharashtra despite lockdown: Governor

Despite industrial lockdown, Maharashtra attracted more than Rs 1 lakh crore in domestic and foreign direct investments, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said on Monday. Addressing the joint sitting of members of the state Legislature on the first day of the budget session, Koshyari said 66,000 permissions were issued online to start various industries during the … Read more

Increase public health care budget in Maharashtra: Activists

Health care activists in Maharashtra have demanded an increase in the public health budget by one-and-a-half times and implementation of a central government’s legislation which provides for capping treatment rates in private hospitals. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed loopholes in the system and several people died as they could not get proper medical attention, a … Read more

96 per cent people faced drop in earnings during lockdown: Survey

Nearly 96 per cent of the people surveyed under a food rights campaign in Maharashtra faced a drop in their earnings during the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, claims a social body. Job losses and non-availability of casual work were the key reasons for this, and every fifth respondent was forced to go hungry because of … Read more

Covid-19: Travellers from these 5 states to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand

As these five states are witnessing a sudden spike in the number of Coronavirus infection in the past few days, there is a fear of another wave among people, though Covid-19 cases in the country are on the decline. After Karnataka, the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday put travel restriction on people from states witnessing a … Read more

Maharashtra: Amid COVID-19 surge, night curfew in Nashik from Monday

Nashik authorities said night curfew would be enforced in the district between 11 pm to 5 am from Monday till further orders in view of the rise in COVID- 19 cases. Outbreak protocols will be implemented strictly and those not wearing masks will be fined Rs 1,000, while marriage functions, which seem to be a … Read more

Maharashtra: Union minister Ramdas Athawale calls for caste-based census

Union minister Ramdas Athawale has called for a caste-based census in the country, but said his demand is not aimed at giving rise to casteism. Addressing tribals at Vikramgad in Maharashtra‘s Palghar district on Saturday, the minister of state for social justice and empowerment also demanded that Marathas be given reservation without disturbing quota for … Read more

Delay in public vaccination putting lives at risk, says Maharashtra Covid adviser

A key member of the Maharashtra government’s Covid task force has accused the Union health ministry of delaying the vaccine rollout among the general public and “putting the lives of people at risk”. The remark comes as the state reported a fresh breakout of cases amid fears of a mutant strain of the coronavirus. Dr … Read more

Maharashtra ministers’ statements responsible for low vaccination turnout, says BJP

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Wednesday said ‘propaganda’ by state government ministers against Covid-19 vaccines was the reason behind the low turnout of front-line government and health personnel for the vaccination. BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Wednesday blamed the statements of ‘senior ministers’ in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government for the lack of … Read more

Maharashtra govt followed norms in denying state plane to Guv: Sanjay Raut

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the Maharashtra government has followed all the laid-down norms in disallowing Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to use a state plane for his visit to Dehradun. Rejecting the BJP‘s charge that the government has insulted the governor, Raut told reporters in Delhi that there was no politics … Read more