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Zeeshan Shaikh


‘Remdesivir being prescribed recklessly, sensitising doctors on issue’: Nashik DC Suraj Mandhare
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

The Remdesivir problem is not about centralised or decentralised distribution but it is an issue of a huge demand and supply mismatch.

Nashik hospital oxygen leak: ‘Saw people take cylinders from the dead, use them to revive kin’
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

23-year-old Vicky Jadhav's grandmother was among at least 24 patients who died after oxygen supply was affected due to a leakage in the main storage tank at Nashik’s Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital on Wednesday.

Nashik hospital oxygen tank used for just 21 days before it malfunctioned
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The tanks had been built by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Private Limited as part of a contract awarded by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to set up such tanks on a rental basis in two Covid-19 facilities in the city.

Oxygen tank leak in Nashik hospital kills 24, CM Uddhav orders high-level inquiry
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

While 13 of the dead were 60-plus, the remaining were aged between 33 and 60 years. Twelve women were among the dead.

Amid Pawar-Shah meet buzz, Shiv Sena MP slams Anil Deshmukh
Mon, Mar 29, 2021

According to party sources, Pawar and Patel were in Gujarat on Friday to attend a function in Kevadia and subsequently left for Jaipur on Saturday.

Ex-Maharashtra officer flagged transfers racket, named top politicians
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The letter's contents prompted BJP's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis to meet the Union Home Secretary in Delhi and hand over a sealed envelope “containing 6.3GB of records related to police transfers and posting deals”.

Sharad Pawar digs heels in: No need for Deshmukh to go, evidence backs him
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

NCP chief Sharad Pawar went on the offensive Monday by disputing key elements of the allegations against his party’s leader and firmly ruling out his resignation from the Cabinet.

Sharad Pawar sidesteps letter fallout: ‘Let CM decide, suggest probe by Julio Ribeiro’
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Sharad Pawar also acknowledged that there were “serious lapses by certain sections of the Mumbai Police” that has led to the force’s reputation being “lowered in the eyes of the public”.

Maharashtra Govt puts up brave face but pressure builds to ease Deshmukh out
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

FORMER Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s sensational letter Saturday accusing Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption — unprecedented in the chequered history of Mumbai Police — has ratcheted up tension within the three-party ruling coalition.

Anil Deshmukh: Rise and slow eclipse of leader who helmed ministry in many a govt
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

Deshmukh, who hails from Wadvihira village near Katol in Nagpur district, started off his political journey as an Independent MLA in 1995

Maharashtra budget: Interest-free loan announced for farmers
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Under this scheme, farmers will be allowed to borrow upto Rs 3 lakh without having to pay any interest upon timely repayment. The interest burden will be borne by the state government.

Uptake of vehicles dips substantially
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

The Economic Survey report of 2020-21 stated that the total number of vehicles in Maharashtra stand at 3.86 crore - an increase of 2.3 per cent over last year. The total number of vehicles as per the previous year's report had increased by 6.6 per cent.

Exempted from lockdown, agri sector set to grow at 11.7%
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

The 11.79 per cent project growth outpaces the average sectoral growth of 2.9 per cent that agriculture and allied activities sector has witnessed since 2012-13.

Maharashtra minister suggests foreign hack in Mumbai outage
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

US firm says blackout a China message; Centre confirms alert, says no data loss

Explained: The key features of Mumbai’s undersea tunnel, the first in India
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Mumbai undersea tunnel: A look at its key features, how it is being constructed, and how it compares to other undersea tunnels across the world.

Explained: The rejig in Maharashtra Congress and why Nana Patole has been chosen state chief
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Once a major political force in the state, the Congress finds itself as the juniormost partner in the NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress alliance that rules Maharashtra.

Explained: All you need to know about the Maharashtra night curfew
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

In the backdrop of a new strain of the coronavirus emerging in the United Kingdom, the Maharashtra government on Monday decided to impose a night curfew in all the municipal areas of the state starting Tuesday night.

‘Majority of MPs have not followed through with their top priority promises’: Civil society advocacy group Mumbai Votes
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Honestly, judging MPs on their attendance, how many questions they have raised in the House and how much MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds they have spent is not the most fair approach in analysing their performance, said Vivek Gilani.

Explained: The Maharashtra House resolution on Arnab Goswami, and its face-off with judiciary
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Questioning the boundaries of the judiciary's powers, both Houses of the Maharashtra State Legislature passed proposals Tuesday stating that they will not take cognizance of or reply to any notice sent by the High Court or the Supreme Court in the Breach of Privilege motion against Republic TV editor and anchor Arnab Goswami.

Muslim ministers: Numbers lag far behind share in population
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Of the top 10 states where 80 per cent of India’s Muslims reside, the total strength of the Council of Ministers is 281, out of which only 16 are Muslims.

Explained: What are desalination plants and what is their feasibility?
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Desalination has largely been limited to affluent countries in the Middle East and has recently started making inroads in parts of the United States and Australia. In India, Tamil Nadu has been the pioneer in using this technology.

Explained: Why a tunnel boring machine has been stuck in Mumbai slush for a year
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

With major cities in India opting for urban transportation systems underground, Tunnel Boring Machines, that help dig tunnels underground, are being deployed extensively in the country.

Rise of a cleric: how did Khadim Rizvi become so influential in Pakistan?
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Islamist cleric Khadim Rizvi died on Friday. His ability to arm-twist govts stands out even in Pakistan. A look at his meteoric rise, and what next for his movement.

Explained: Trouble within MVA? The Congress’ frustration in the Maharashtra govt
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

The Congress in Maharashtra is in a vulnerable position with the state leadership not willing to stick its neck out in taking difficult decisions or working towards expanding the party’s base.

Explained: Who was Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the cleric whose supporters are protesting France caricatures in Pakistan?
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, 54, is a wheelchair bound preacher. He is a former Pakistan government employee and hails from Attock district in Pakistan’s Punjab province.