Surendra P Gangan

Surendra P Gangan

Surendra P Gangan is Senior Assistant Editor with political bureau of Hindustan Times’ Mumbai Edition. He covers state politics and Maharashtra government’s administrative stories. Reports on the developments in finances, agriculture, social sectors among others.

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Anna Hazare has asked the government to repeal the three farm laws. (HT FILE)
Anna Hazare has asked the government to repeal the three farm laws. (HT FILE)

Farm laws:Firm on indefinite hunger strike from Jan 30, says Anna Hazare after meeting former CM Devendra Fadnavis

By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:45 AM IST
After social activist Anna Hazare announced that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike from January 30 in support of the farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders, leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly and former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis met him to convince him against the decision
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Congress workers take part in a march against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami at Worli on Friday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Congress workers take part in a march against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami at Worli on Friday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Congress holds protests in Maharashtra, seeks action against Arnab Goswami

By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:50 AM IST
The party called for action against Republic TV’s editor-in-chief over the alleged leaked WhatsApp chats related to the 2019 Balakot airstrike and other sensitive national issues
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Arnab Goswami. (HT Photo)
Arnab Goswami. (HT Photo)

Arnab Goswami chat leaks: Congress stages protests across Maharashtra

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:32 PM IST
In Mumbai, a protest was held outside Republic TV’s office in Lower Parel followed by a rally at Jambori Maidan in Worli. Key Congress leaders led marches in their respective districts in Maharashtra
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A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Tribal tehsil has higher Covid-19 positivity rate than Maharashtra

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The failure of the administration to monitor and trace the contacts is to blame for the spread of the virus in around 13-14 villages in the district, according to health department officials
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A fire at the District General Hospital in Bhandara, Maharashtra, on Saturday, January 09, 2021 led to death of 10 infants. (Hindustan Times)
A fire at the District General Hospital in Bhandara, Maharashtra, on Saturday, January 09, 2021 led to death of 10 infants. (Hindustan Times)

Bhandara hospital fire: 3 terminated from service, 3 suspended

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:42 AM IST
Maharashtra government has taken action against seven healthcare workers for negligence of duty in the Bhandara district hospital fire in which 10 newborns died on January 9
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BJP supporters celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Kalyan, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT Photo)
BJP supporters celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Kalyan, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT Photo)

After rural mandate, civic polls in 5 cities to decide winning political party in Maharashtra

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Less than two months after the three-party ruling coalition, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), completed one year in office, elections were held for more than 14,000 gram panchayats or village councils
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According to an official from the home department, thousands of cases have been registered for the violations, such as resorting to the streets, not wearing a mask, maintaining social distance. (HT PHOTO)
According to an official from the home department, thousands of cases have been registered for the violations, such as resorting to the streets, not wearing a mask, maintaining social distance. (HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government to withdraw cases registered for lockdown violation

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:31 AM IST
State home minister Anil Deshmukh announced on Wednesday evening that the state government has decided to withdraw the cases registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for violation of the Covid-19 lockdown
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A healthcare worker receives a dose of Covishield vaccine, at Nair Hospital. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
A healthcare worker receives a dose of Covishield vaccine, at Nair Hospital. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on January 19. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on January 19. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra to launch counselling drive to improve Covid vaccination numbers

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:12 PM IST
The state health minister said the low turnout was due to the technical glitches witnessed in the Co-WIN app.
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Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. (File photo)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. (File photo)

Maharashtra mulls police action against Arnab in leaked chats case: State home minister

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:59 PM IST
A delegation led by Maharashtra Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant met Deshmukh and demanded action in the leaked chats case. The delegation said the state government has every right to initiate action
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People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat polls: BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP claim victory

By Surendra P Gangan and Pradip Kumar Maitra, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Amid claims of victory by all four key parties in Maharashtra, partners in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi – Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – won 58% of the 12,711 gram panchayats that went to polls on January 15
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Deputy chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar said, “The voters voted in favour of the MVA. Ruling parties fought in cooperation and it resulted in the combined victory."(HT File Photo)
Deputy chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar said, “The voters voted in favour of the MVA. Ruling parties fought in cooperation and it resulted in the combined victory."(HT File Photo)

MVA gains, but BJP may emerge as largest party in Maha panchayat polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:27 AM IST
The BJP won about 2,600 gram panchayats, followed by the Sena, which won 2,570 of the 11,800 panchayats whose results were declared late on Monday evening. The NCP and Congress bagged 2,400 and 1,825 panchayats respectively, while local panels and independents won over 2,335 panchayats.
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Winning candidates celebrate by cutting a cake near a counting station in Kalyan west on January 18. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT photo)
Winning candidates celebrate by cutting a cake near a counting station in Kalyan west on January 18. (Rishikesh Choudhary/HT photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat poll results 2021: Trends show Sena, allies in lead

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Panels led by Shiv Sena have bagged more than 336 panchayats, while BJP is on second position with more than 266 panchayats
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Health workers take a selfie during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the first day of a pan-India Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Health workers take a selfie during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the first day of a pan-India Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

CoWIN loses: Maharashtra Covid vaccination drive on halt for 2 days

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:40 AM IST
State officials say many could not come to get vaccinated as server slowed down, messages went late; will fix problems in 2 days; may resume drive on Tuesday.
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File photo: A nurse prepares a syringe with Covid-19 vaccine. (AP)
File photo: A nurse prepares a syringe with Covid-19 vaccine. (AP)

Maharashtra suspends Covid-19 vaccine drive till Jan 18 due to CoWIN app glitch

By Surendra P Gangan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • Technical glitches in CoWIN app triggered communication lag and concerns among the beneficiaries.
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Academic Dean Milind Nadkar receiving the first vaccine shot at KEM hospital in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar)
Academic Dean Milind Nadkar receiving the first vaccine shot at KEM hospital in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar)

Vaccination drive rolled out at 285 centers in Maharashtra

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray launched the drive in Mumbai, which has the highest vaccination centers in the state.
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 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

28,500 from Maharashtra to get Covid vaccine on Day 1

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:17 AM IST
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the vaccination through an online programme, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the state’s vaccination drive from a Covid-19 centre in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), immediately after Modi’s function.
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Citizens cast their votes in the gram panchayat election at Anjurdiva village in Bhiwandi on Friday. (Praful Gangurde)
Citizens cast their votes in the gram panchayat election at Anjurdiva village in Bhiwandi on Friday. (Praful Gangurde)

Maharashtra: 79% voting turnout for elections of 12,711 village panchayats

By Surendra P Gangan & Sajana Nambiar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:12 AM IST
Termed as a litmus test for the ruling parties as well as the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a year after the changed political equations in the state, polls for more than half of the state’s village panchayats were held on Friday
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Rajesh Tope said the state would know only after two months when the general public can get the vaccine. (HT FILE)
Rajesh Tope said the state would know only after two months when the general public can get the vaccine. (HT FILE)

3 phases of vaccination will be completed in 3 months: Maharashtra health minister

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:55 AM IST
The minister also said though they received fewer doses than expected, the Centre is expected to allot another consignment in the next few days
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Representational image.( HT PHOTO)
Representational image.( HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra: Covid vaccine for general public after 6 months

By Surendra P Gangan, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
  • The general population is expected to get the dose after it, which means the wait for them ranges between three and six months.
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Nana Patole.
Nana Patole.

‘Patole may not be top contender for Maharashtra Congress chief’s post’

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:13 AM IST
While there is a tussle among the aspirants for the post of Maharashtra Congress chief, the top contender for the same, Nana Patole, faces a major hurdle now
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Tukaram Mundhe. (HT Photo)
Tukaram Mundhe. (HT Photo)

Tukaram Mundhe appointed as Maharashtra human rights commission secretary

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:00 AM IST
Tukaram Mundhe, a 2005 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer known for his frequent transfers, has been appointed as secretary of Maharashtra human rights commission
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 (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Fewer vaccine doses, centres needle Maharashtra

By Surendra P Gangan and Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Change in Union government strategy sees vaccine centres in state fall from 511 to 358, while city’s booths dip to 50
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Police keep vigil outside the Serum Institute of India’s Serum Bio-Pharma Park at Hadapsar in Pune on Tuesday. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT)
Police keep vigil outside the Serum Institute of India’s Serum Bio-Pharma Park at Hadapsar in Pune on Tuesday. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT)

Covid-19 vaccine for general public in Maharashtra after 6 months

PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:21 PM IST
The authorities expect the first two phases of vaccination, which will cover around 25 lakh healthcare and frontline workers, to be completed by the end of March
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Bhai Jagtap. (HT Photo)
Bhai Jagtap. (HT Photo)

We will get north Indian voters back, says Mumbai Congress chief

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 01:03 AM IST
Newly-appointed Mumbai Congress chief Ashok alias Bhai Jagtap said the city unit was putting in all its the efforts to woo the north Indian voters by bringing back the community leaders to the party
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In a presentation made by MSRDC to chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday, the corporation proposed the construction of the road. (Hindustan Times)
In a presentation made by MSRDC to chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday, the corporation proposed the construction of the road. (Hindustan Times)

Will Maharashtra’s MVA government revive the ambitious Konkan coastal road project?

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is reviving the plan to construct a coastal road through three districts of Konkan
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Health workers take Covid-19 tests of people at Dadar on Monday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Health workers take Covid-19 tests of people at Dadar on Monday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra targets 50,000 shots on first day of vaccination drive

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:08 AM IST
The Maharashtra government expects around 50,000 of its health workers to be inoculated on the first day of the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive
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BJP said the scaling down of security cover for party leaders was done due to political vendetta. .(Hindustan Times)
BJP said the scaling down of security cover for party leaders was done due to political vendetta. .(Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra govt reduces security cover to Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray

By Surendra P Gangan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • Devendra Fadnavis’s security has been reduced to Y-plus with escorts from Z-plus, his wife Amruta and daughter Divija Fadnavis security has been downgraded from Y-plus to X category.
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Representational Image.(Raj K Raj/HTarchive)
Representational Image.(Raj K Raj/HTarchive)

Covid-19: Ten districts in Maharashtra have more than 3% case fatality rate

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:11 AM IST
The national case fatality rate (CFR) has dropped to 1.45% from 1.55% three months ago.Mumbai has the highest CFR in Maharashtra at 3.8%
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HK Singh with other Congress party leaders.(HT File)
HK Singh with other Congress party leaders.(HT File)
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