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Friday, May 14, 2021
May 15, 2021 2:55:00 am

“I want to alert all farmers, all brothers and sisters living in villages, about Corona again. The infection is now reaching the village at a rapid pace,” he said addressing several Chief Ministers of states over a video conference.

May 15, 2021 1:56:12 am

Lalaji Vala (55), a farmer in Vijapdi village of Amreli’s Savarkundla, was found injured on his agricultural farm on May 12.

May 15, 2021 1:48:24 am

Over the past month, child welfare bodies and helplines have come across several cases wherein children have been left orphaned. In many other cases, the earning member of the family has died.

May 15, 2021 1:33:37 am

The old building located at Janpath road is set to be demolished as part of the Central Vista Redevelopment project. It has temporarily been shifted to the Janpath hotel, which has been renovated for the purpose.

Mumbai: Patole demands probe into ‘phone tapping’
May 15, 2021 1:29:06 am

This is an attack on individual freedom, Patole said, adding that he has appealed to the government to conduct a probe and take strict action against those responsible.

Uddhav Thackeray calls on sugar cooperative units to produce oxygen
May 15, 2021 1:22:15 am

Thackeray reiterated that the state needs to become self-reliant in oxygen production to beat the second wave of Covid-19.

Bombay HC: Depositing fraud amount as condition for granting bail onerous
May 15, 2021 1:15:45 am

Malegaon additional sessions judge had granted bail to him last August and directed him to deposit Rs 22 lakh before the magistrate as a condition for his release on bail.

Row brews over Maharashtra government's move to scrap promotion quota
May 15, 2021 1:10:51 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.

Mumbai: 28-year-old cop tries to cancel air ticket, duped of Rs 94,990
May 15, 2021 1:00:46 am

The constable was asked to download Anydesk app, a desktop application that enables remote access to a mobile or computer. Within minutes of installing and giving access to the caller, the constable found his account had been vacuumed of Rs 94,990 in seven transactions.

Mumbai: BMC prepares to tackle heavy rains
May 15, 2021 12:53:49 am

Anticipating power outage, the BMC also instructed hospitals to make necessary arrangements like back-up generators. The 24 ward officers were instructed to prepare temporary shelters.

May 15, 2021 12:49:07 am

Banks have been complaining that local government authorities have been forcibly shutting down branches, manhandling and preventing the employees from reaching their offices in many states.

Mumbai Cyclone Tauktae: Thane to receive heavy rain tomorrow
May 15, 2021 12:48:26 am

Tauktae may evolve into a “very severe cyclonic storm” with wind speeds up to 150 kmph to 160 kmph, said the IMD, which on Friday launched a cyclone watch and released the possible track it will take.

May 15, 2021 12:40:39 am

The depression formed over Lakshadweep area is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Saturday and intensify further during the subsequent 24 hours as it is very likely to reach near Gujarat coast by May 18 morning.

Mumbai: His leave cancelled, RPF constable smashes 3 cars of seniors
May 15, 2021 12:39:08 am

The constable, Vikram Sajjan Singh, has been suspended from service pending inquiry and a magistrate court, where he was produced after being arrested, has granted him bail.

Gujarat: 7 ‘fake’ posts on Covid removed, 8 held, says DGP
May 15, 2021 12:32:37 am

Among the eight persons arrested in the past two weeks include a man from Surat who was held for posting a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee with a "misleading" caption post.

Explained: Now, negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for all entering Maharashtra
May 15, 2021 12:20:25 am

Considering delay in the receipt of RT-PCR test reports, however, rail and air travellers are being allowed to de-board at their destinations in Maharashtra, and being tested using RT-PCR or antigen methods upon arrival.

Drugs to oxygen, amid Covid surge, black market flourishes
May 15, 2021 12:06:26 am

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation wrote to the drugs controllers of all states on April 7 that some states were “reporting shortage of remdesivir” and that “this may lead to its hoarding and black marketing”.

Pune: Weekly positivity rate drops to 15.14%, containment zones reduced to 230
May 14, 2021 11:37:01 pm

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said there was appreciation from the Union government on the containment measures taken by administration in Pune.

Mumbai: BMC begins tree felling for coastal road at Tata Garden
May 14, 2021 11:26:53 pm

The Rs 12,751-crore project will pass through Priyadarshini Park, Tata Garden and Haji Ali. At least 600 trees will be cut and transplanted during the construction of the coastal road.

Pune: PCMC flying squads to monitor remdesivir use in civic, private hospitals
May 14, 2021 10:28:21 pm

The PCMC itself had to face embarrassment recently after one of the employees from the civic-run Auto Cluster Covid hospital was caught black marketing remdesivir injections.

Punjab CM asks villagers to limit entry only for Covid-free people
May 14, 2021 9:55:13 pm

Exhorting people to “save your mohallas and villages to save yourself, your families and Punjab", the Chief Minister asked them not to delay going to hospitals if they get any symptoms.

May 14, 2021 9:24:55 pm

Vaccine production needs to be increased as it has been observed that wherever vaccination has been done, the Covid situation has come under control, Pawar said.

May 14, 2021 7:41:24 pm

As far as oxygen-supported beds are concerned, the situation is worrying in four districts of the state.

Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 31 : IMD
May 14, 2021 7:54:50 pm

The IMD will issue the second stage long range forecast (LRF) towards the end of this month that will specify the rainfall distribution over the homogeneous regions of the country.

Complaint against Haryana Inforomation Commissioner for ‘derogatory’ tweet on lawyers
May 14, 2021 10:38:43 pm

Lt Gen KJ Singh (retd) had tweeted earlier in the day that “lawyers and ideology (ethics) are mutually exclusive please”.