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‘He is immature’: Sharad Pawar on grand-nephew’s demand for CBI probe in Sushant’s case
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Parth Pawar, the eldest of state's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had earlier written a letter to state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking a CBI probe in actor Shushant Singh Rajput's death.

In Maharashtra, private hospitals treat 3/4th of all patients, says NSSO
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

The 75th round of the National Sample Survey on household consumption related to health, released in July, stated that 73.7 per cent of all those who were hospitalised in the state for treatment, excluding for childbirth, had been treated in private hospitals.

Crucial to Mumbai infra projects, tunnelling machines made in China
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Officials and project consultants say that it would be impossible to review the Made in China heavy machinery that is being used in all Mumbai’s big ticket infrastructure projects, without causing significant time delay and cost escalation if not paralysing these projects altogether.

Data fixed, Mumbai Covid-19 toll surges by 900-plus
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The mortality rate in the state, with 1,13,445 cases, now stands at 4.8% (it was 3.7% earlier) — much higher than the national average of 2.8%.

Spike in deaths in Malegaon: Tests find no Covid infection among kin
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

As of May 1, Malegaon had 274 coronavirus positive cases with 12 deaths. Nine had recovered. As of June 1, the total number of Covid cases had increased to 764 with 58 deaths. In May, 44 people are said to have died due to Covid-related illness.

Maharashtra: Safeguards for workforce lost in clatter of powerlooms in Malegaon
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

With lakhs of migrant workers returning to their homes and supply chains yet to fully restored, powerlooms – that too only a few – restarted only a week later.

Maharashtra recovery rate up to 43.3%, past national average
Sat, May 30, 2020

On Friday, the state registered 2,682 fresh cases taking its total Covid-19 patient count to 62,228 (including the recovered/discharged cases).

Migrants’ exodus: ‘Willingness of Maharashtra to cooperate better than other states,’ says Medha Patkar
Tue, May 19, 2020

It is very clear that the Centre and the state did not foresee this impending crisis. There was no planning to tackle this issue. The planning during the first two phases of the lockdown was abject.

Amid searing heat & lockdown, Malegaon battles power cuts
Tue, May 12, 2020

Local residents have questioned the timing of the maintenance work and cutting down power supply at a time when a heat wave is sweeping the city. Since the beginning of May, the temperature of the city has not dipped below 42 degrees Celsius.

How testing delays affecting Malegaon’s fight against pandemic
Sun, May 10, 2020

The Malegaon Municipal Corporation has so far tested 3,689 samples, of which it has received reports in 3,158 cases. Senior officials acknowledged that ensuring adequate testing and delivering quick results were a problem for the civic body.

BJP MLAs oppose shifting patients from Malegaon to Nashik city
Sat, May 09, 2020

Malegaon, located 280 kms north of Mumbai, as of Thursday had a total patient count of 450 with 12 deaths. It accounts for 88 per cent of the patient count and 100 per cent fatalities of Nashik district, which as of Friday had 510 positive cases and 12 deaths.

Man who set up Covid mutual aid group for Malegaon’s poor dies
Tue, May 05, 2020

Malegaon in Nashik district, with a population of 6 lakh, registered its first COVID-19 case and death on April 8, and has since emerged as a hotspot with 229 cases and 12 deaths until Sunday.

Malegaon mystery: Covid count low but surge in overall deaths
Mon, May 04, 2020

12 due to coronavirus but 580 deaths in April is double the number last year, govt to randomly test next of kin.

Palghar lynching: A recap of what happened
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Palghar lynching: The incident occurred on the night of April 16 when two ascetics who stayed in an ashram in Kandivali decided to go to Surat to attend a funeral.

Nashik relief camp sealed after migrant worker tests positive
Thu, Apr 16, 2020

The government has set up 2,691 camps across the state to give refuge to the 3.32 lakh migrant workers it employs from 25 states, including Maharashtra, and neighbouring Nepal.

Maharashtra: Migrant worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Nashik, relief camp sealed
Thu, Apr 16, 2020

The migrant, who worked as a cleaner on a truck was amongst one of the group of thousand labourers who had decided to walk from Mumbai towards North India but were intercepted at Nashik by the local police on March 30.

Maharashtra: Keeping differences at bay, MVA cobbles up united front
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Interestingly, while health minister Rajesh Tope had disagreed with the chief minister on the timing of the lockdown Tope had wanted to impose it much earlier the NCP leader had refrained from crossing swords with Thackeray in the public

Maharashtra: Communal violence claims a life in Raver
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Violence first broke out at Maniar Mohalla where Muslims had gathered at a mosque in Maniar Mohalla for Shab-e-Mehraj prayers at 9.15 pm during Janata Curfew.

Amid appeals for social distancing, Friday prayers continue at mosques in Maharashtra
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

While mosques, including the famous Haji Ali Dargah and Mahim Dargah and those belonging to the Shia community, disallowed gatherings, Friday Namaaz was prayed in congregation as per tradition.

COVID-19 impact: Mumbai economy staring at loss of around Rs 16,000 crore
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

While economists for weeks have been warning about a possible disruption that coronavirus scare could cause to the economy, it is only now that its effects, in form of an apparent slowdown, are manifesting for businesses in Mumbai.

Coronavirus: MSME units across Maharashtra feel economic pinch
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Automakers in India transitioning to BS6 emission norms had already started to feel the pinch as the parts that they had been sourcing from outside India were impacted due to the current global economic lockdown.

Waris Pathan — Late entrant to politics, he rose to fame through TV theatrics
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

While Pathan does not have his own support base, the growing adulation among Muslim youth for the Owaisi brothers helped him win the 2014 polls. Pathan won the constituency which then had 2.7 lakh voters by polling only 25,000 votes.

Ashwini Bhide: The woman at the wheel
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Capable, considerate, Ashwini Bhide was seen as having put Mumbai Metro on track in her five-year tenure — till she ran aground over Aarey row. Is it wrong to tie an officer so closely to a project, or was the mistake hers in identifying herself with one party? And is her transfer anything but routine?

Protest against violence at JNU: Why Mumbai Police removed protesters from the Gateway of India
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Many senior officers told The Indian Express that their initial assumption was that the protesters, who had started gathering on Sunday midnight following the attack on students on JNU campus, would disperse after a couple of hours.

Maharashtra has 19 ministers who are dynasts, Congress tops with 8
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

According to the ruling coalition’s arrangement, the Shiv Sena’s quota is 15, including the Chief Minister, the NCP’s 16 and the Congress’s 12. The NCP has seven dynasts as Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, followed by the Shiv Sena with three.

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