Covid-19: Maharashtra on alert after passenger from South Africa tests positive

The passenger is asymptomatic and had quarantined himself at home. (File) A resident of Dombivli in Mumbai, who returned from South Africa on November 24, tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival. However, health officials are still to ascertain if he has been infected by the Omicron variant. Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation Chief Medical Officer Pratibha … Read more

Mamata Banerjee to meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Mumbai on Tuesday to meet her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and National Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar amid attempts by the Trinamool Congress chief to form ‘a strong anti-BJP force’ before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Confirming her Mumbai visit, party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said Banerjee was … Read more

Repeal of farm laws defeat of arrogance of power; announcement made with eye on polls: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Saturday described the Centre’s announcement to repeal the three contentious farm laws as the “defeat of arrogance of power”, and said it was done as the BJP feared a backlash in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw the laws is a … Read more

Kalaben Delkar didn’t win using Shiv Sena symbol: Union minister Narayan Rane

Union minister Narayan Rane on Friday claimed the Shiv Sena was trying to project the victory of independent candidate Kalaben Delkar in the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (ST) seat Lok Sabha bypoll as its victory even though she did not use the party’s election symbol. Talking to reporters, Rane, who spent four decades in Shiv … Read more

Must bring clarity on state, Centre powers: Uddhav Thackeray to CJI

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday asked Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and other judges to look into the issue of separation of powers of the Centre and the states. “When the Constitution was made, some experts questioned Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (one of the key architects of the Indian Constitution) asking about the … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra’s Mumba Devi temple to reopen for fully-vaccinated devotees — check more details here

CM Thackeray also urged people to not take the virus lightly and that people should continue following COVID-19-appropriate behaviour due to the possibility of a third wave of the pandemic; which could even be worse (Photo: IE) Maharashtra: Mumba Devi Temple is finally set to reopen for devotees from October 7. Temple’s gates will, however, … 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

PMLA case: SC refuses to grant interim relief to former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh

The Supreme Court Monday refused to grant interim relief to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh who was seeking protection from any coercive action in connection with a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) A three-judge bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said Desmukh is at liberty to access remedies available … Read more

Ashadi Ekadashi: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray takes part in mahapuja at Vitthal-Rukmini temple

It is a long-standing tradition for the state’s chief minister and his spouse to be present during the ceremony. (Photo: Twitter/CMO Maharashtra) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today performed the mahapuja (prayer ceremony) at the Vitthal-Rukmini temple on the occasion of ‘Ashadi Ekadashi’ today. Thackeray, who was accompanied by his wife Rashmi, drove the 360-km distance between … Read more