Maharashtra’s Covid surge continues, state adds 2,956 cases, active tally tops 18,000

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 2,956 fresh cases of COVID-19, further adding to a surge that started a few weeks ago, and four new deaths linked to the infection, while the active tally crossed the 18,000-mark, the health department said. With these additions, the state’s COVID-19 tally reached 79,15,418, while the death toll increased to 1,47,875, … Read more

Maharashtra’s daily Covid tally drops below 2,000; Mumbai detects patients of BA.4, BA.5 Omicron sub-variants

Maharashtra on Monday reported 1,885 fresh COVID-19 cases, a fall of 36 per cent compared to Sunday, and a single fatality, taking the tally of infections to 79,12,462 and the death toll to 1,47,871, the state health department said. On Sunday, the state reported 2,946 cases and two fatalities. Mumbai recorded 1,118 fresh cases, about … Read more

Follow COVID-appropriate behaviour if you don’t want to face restrictions again: Maharashtra CM to people

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said people should use face masks, vaccinate themselves and follow discipline if they don’t wish to experience COVID-19 restrictions again. Speaking at the state COVID-19 task force meeting amid a rise in the number of cases over the past few days, Thackeray said the government will keep a … Read more

Maharashtra reports 307 COVID-19 cases, active tally stands at 1,828

Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 307 COVID-19 cases, including 198 from Mumbai, taking the tally in the state to 78,82,476, while the death toll remained unchanged at 1,47,856 for the second consecutive day, an official said. So far, 77,32.792 persons have recovered from the infection, including 240 in the last 24 hours, leaving the state with … Read more

Painting Mumbai pink! Record number of greater flamingos recorded in MMR this year

The number of greater flamingos has been recorded as the highest in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in 2021-22, since the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) started annual flamingo monitoring exercises in 2018. According to IE, nearly 54,000 greater flamingos were observed at the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (TCFS) between December 2021 and March 2022, … Read more

Atmanirbhar Bharat! Swades Foundation creates over a thousand empowered VDCs for self-reliant villages

Roughly 200 km away from Mumbai is the Ambe Shivtar village in Raigad, Maharashtra. Five years ago, farmers and community members struggled with water scarcity and limited work opportunities; but today, every house in the village has access to clean drinking water through a tap in their home. Every farmer in Ambe Shivtar is equipped … Read more

Will approach PM Modi against our ‘ill-treatment’ by Maha authorities: Rana couple

Independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA-husband Ravi on Monday said they will approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to raise the issue of their alleged ill-treatment by Maharashtra authorities when the couple was in jail recently. Talking to reporters here, Navneet Rana said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, “who back-stabbed … Read more

Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit 7 states in next 3 weeks

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will travel to seven states in the next three weeks as part of a mega cross-country tour, during which he will attend public, political and official events, officials said on Thursday. Shah, who is currently in West Bengal for a two-day visit, will be travelling to Assam, Telangana, Kerala, Uttarakhand, … Read more

Hanuman Chalisa row: Court order on bail plea of Rane couple now on May 4

Maharashtra’s MP-MLA couple Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana, arrested over the Hanuman Chalisa row, will have to remain in jail at least for a few more days as a special court on Monday said it will give its ruling on their bail plea on May 4. Earlier, special judge R N Rokade had reserved the … Read more