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Monday, May 17, 2021



Maharashtra records over 26,000 new Covid infections and 516 deaths; total cases over 54 lakh

May 17, 2021 9:31 pm

Among the 26,616 new cases, 1,240 were from Mumbai. The city also reported 2,587 recoveries and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours.

International Biodiversity Day: State organises online competitions

May 17, 2021 12:02 pm

The State-level competition will include essay writing, photography, video, poster submissions and drawing for school students.

Maharashtra records 34,389 fresh Covid-19 cases; total cases over 53 lakh

May 16, 2021 8:44 pm

There are 4,68,109 active cases in Maharashtra at present while as many as 48,26,371 people have recovered from Covid-19.

Cyclone Tauktae: Coastal districts on high alert, uninterrupted power, oxygen for Covid hospitals, says Uddhav

May 16, 2021 10:41 pm

The CM said that though the jumbo Covid hospitals and Covid care centres are protected from rains, problems may arise in case of a severe cyclone.

Maharashtra: Severe shortage of Ampho-B, drug of choice to treat Mucormycosis, raises concern

May 17, 2021 12:38 am

Several hospitals in the city and districts like Ahmednagar among others have started witnessing the scarcity of the drug.

Queer Maharashtra Network to focus on legal advocacy, empowering social structures

May 15, 2021 7:23 pm

Despite the legal and to some extent social developments happening on LGTBIQA front, quite a few lacunae remain to be addressed, says Bindumadhav Khire, director of the Bindu Queer Rights Foundation, who is leading this initiative.

Coronavirus India Highlights: Covaxin effective against India, UK Covid-19 strains, says Bharat Biotech

May 17, 2021 9:43 am

Coronavirus Highlights: India reported 3,11,170 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 2.46 crore. As many as 4,077 deaths were reported across the country. The toll now stands at 2,70,284, while active cases stand at 26.18 lakh.

Row brews over Maharashtra government's move to scrap promotion quota

May 15, 2021 1:10 am

The abrupt decision has left employees belonging to those categories angry, and Congress ministers in the three-party ruling coalition fuming at not being consulted.

Explained: Maharashtra extends Covid-19 restrictions, here are the new interstate travel directives

May 15, 2021 10:17 am

From Friday, negative RT-PCR test report, obtained 48 hours before entry into the state, has been made mandatory for all travellers entering Maharashtra.

Maharashtra wants 50% vaccine doses of Bharat Biotech's Pune plant

May 15, 2021 7:32 am

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said Bharat Biotech had asked for 11.58 hectares in Pune district to set up a vaccine manufacturing plant, and that the government was actively providing assistance.


10 pictures that show how Nashik oxygen leak tragedy unfolded

April 21, 2021 7:28 pm

At least 22 patients on ventilator support died at the government-run Dr Zakir Husain hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik district after oxygen supply was interrupted due to a leakage in the main storage tank.

What Day 1 of Covid-19 curfew across Maharashtra looked like

April 15, 2021 8:43 pm

Thursday was the first full day of curfew-like restrictions across Maharashtra as part of its 'Break the Chain' Covid-19 action plan.

How Maharashtra spent its first Sunday under new lockdown

April 11, 2021 8:34 pm

Maharashtra streets remained deserted on the first Sunday of its weekend lockdown, imposed to curb the rising Covid cases in the state.

To curb COVID-19 surge, Maharashtra stays indoors on weekend lockdown

April 10, 2021 6:48 pm

The weekend lockdown, announced on Sunday, began Friday at 8 pm and will continue till 7 am on Monday in the state.

Maharashtra board HSC admit card 2021: Check websites to download

April 03, 2021 4:52 pm

MSBSHSE HSC admit card 2021: The candidates can download the admit card through the websites-,, once released

Fire breaks out at Pune's iconic Fashion Street market

March 27, 2021 12:56 pm

Pune Fashion Street market fire: A major fire broke out at the famous Fashion Street market in the Pune Cantonment area late on Friday night, officials said.

Mumbai Covid-19 hospital fire: 4 dead, rescue ops underway

March 26, 2021 1:32 pm

At least four patients being treated for Covid-19 at Sunrise Hospital in Mumbai’s Bhandup West died in a fire just past midnight on Friday, while over 70 others were rescued. The bodies of two others, who died of Covid-19, were also removed.

'Aqua World' brightens up a subway in Navi Mumbai's Vashi

March 04, 2021 9:50 am

'Aqua World' is a beautification project in Vashi, that was carried by out students of JJ School of Arts. The project is inside a subway in Vashi.

Unseen pics: Inside construction site of Mumbai's Coastal Road project

February 24, 2021 12:59 pm

The Mumbai Coast Road project is an ambitious plan to link South Mumbai with North with a toll-free freeway that is expected to ease up traffic in one of the most congested cities in the world.

In pandemic, Lavani dancers are reclaiming the performing art form

January 05, 2021 6:00 pm

In India, there is no dearth of talent or culture. A country this diverse has several performing art forms and platforms -- most of which have traditional roots. Among them is the dance form 'Lavani', which is quite popular in -- and native to -- the state of Maharashtra


Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.

What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

17 students critical after consuming mid-day meal in Palghar

February 26, 2016 9:23 am

Palghar (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (ANI): Over 100 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government-run school in Palghar district of Maharashtra. An official of the district education department Prakash Mokashi said action will be taken against the guilty. Jyoti Jadav, a student of the same school, said her stomach started aching after consuming the meal. 17 of the Kasa village primary school students are still critical.The police have sent food samples for tests to a laboratory in Mumbai.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

February 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Fire at ‘Make in India’: Fadnavis orders probe

February 15, 2016 4:26 am

Mumbai, Feb 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a probe into a fire that engulfed the venue of a cultural event at the opening of a ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai. The fire broke out around 8.15p.m. on the stage during a dance performance. Fanned by high winds, the fire quickly spread, licking the sides of a scaffolding rig. Thousands of spectators and dignitaries, including Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The event was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment.