Desperate to find work after the five-month lockdown, in the face of dwindling savings and the inadequate financial support from the government, many like Mantu Singh are returning to find work in the state, only to find they are worse off than before.
Since the past two weeks, Thane-based Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan Dahi Handi, holder of Guinness World Record and Limca Book of Records in the past for the tallest human pyramid, has been distributed medicines for cough and cold to the needy.
Civic officials said that they want residents to use their nearest artificial ponds for visarjan and take out small processions with a few people to ensure social distancing.
The 25-foot female whale shark was illegally caught by a fishing trawler and abandoned at the dock, officials said after preliminary probe. It had been cut into pieces for sale even before the state fisheries department officials reached the dock.
Sagar Gokhale was called in after rapper Aditya Sisodia alias Badshah, in his statement to the police, said he had paid Qyuki around Rs 75 lakh to get 75 million “views” in a day for a song he released last year.
Minister of Dairy Development Sunil Kedar said, “Milk adulteration is a serious issue; it is hazardous to health. The dairy and food and drugs departments are launching a massive campaign.
According to police, the incident took place early on Monday. The person, who works as a welder in Ahmednagar, went to meet the SP at around 10.30 am but could not meet him, following which he poured a bottle of petrol on himself, police said.
Rapper Aditya Sisodia alias Badshah, in his statement to police, said he had paid Qyuki around Rs 75 lakh to get 75 million views in a day for a song he released last year.
Isolated places in Mumbai are likely to receive heavy rains, while neighbouring districts of Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri will witness more intense showers for the next 24 hours, the official said.
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.
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India, 1972, rendering the capture and killing of the fish a cognisable offence.
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: The number of active cases in Mumbai is 19,047. Pune city reported 1,665 new cases along with 19 deaths.
BMC’s Vigilance department has issued guidelines to all user departments to maintain all documents related to purchases and services hired to fight coronavirus for an online audit.
In the directive, issued by NMMC chief Abhijit Bangar, all hospitals have also been told to start rapid antigen test with kits provided by the civic body if required.
In view of rising Covid cases, the state government on May 21 had passed a notification, which allowed it to take over 80 per cent beds in private hospitals and regulate treatment charges. The notification lapses on August 31.
“As there was heavy rush in the facility, the patient managed to dodge the caretakers and fled. On learning that the patient was missing, they informed Amalner police station,” a police officer said.
The PIL stated, “It is pertinent to note that at present the immediate threat posed is due to the upcoming festivals like Ganesh Utsav, where large numbers of people are expected to travel in Konkan region from the rest of Maharashtra.”
Stating that while the government has introduced online teaching for regular students, no steps were taken for special students, the PIL stated that 7 per cent of the state’s population comprised differently-abled people.
The man, Suresh Chavan, a resident of Ghansoli, was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Vashi after 2 am when he complained of chest pain.
The Maharashtra CID had last week filed a third chargesheet against 47 men at a magistrate court in Dahanu after completing its probe into an attempt to murder Jawhar Division DySP Bhagwat Sonawane and 14 other policemen on the morning of April 17.
Dairies across the state had taken to slashing their procurement prices from Rs 27 per litre to Rs 15 per litre after reporting a drastic reduction in their returns during the lockdown.
In a letter to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on August 10, Aaditya raised several issues, including exemption being granted to environmentally destructive activities like coal prospecting, crushing and screening of iron ore, etc.
Incidentally, former Maharashtra Chief Minister M Narayan Rane, a BJP leader from Konkan and a former member of the Shiv Sena, had alleged that Salian had been “raped and murdered” and that the state government was trying to save “one of the young ministers.”
The court said that the civic body’s action was not as per the law and a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to a viral video related to the hospital.
Thackeray, who was speaking in a videoconference of ten CMs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the Covid-19 situation, said that the state government is making efforts to reduce the mortality rate in the state.