Articles by Swapnil Rawal
According to recent data, ten districts in Maharashtra, including Thane, Pune and Raigad, have a higher weekly positivity rate than the state’s overall average
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:07 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Thursday that all schools in the city, including pre-primary classes, will reopen on January 24
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:28 AM IST
In Delhi, officials suggested they will wait for more signs to take any decision on rolling back curbs, which meant schools -- shut five times since April 2020 – continue to be closed.
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 03:05 AM IST
Swapnil RawalSadia Akhtar, Mumbai/delhi
The Maharashtra government has allowed reopening of schools, including pre-primary classes, from January 24.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:39 PM IST
Mumbai Maharashtra on Monday added 31,111 new Covid-19 cases, the drop can be attributed to a lower number of tests done in the last 24 hours
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:10 PM IST
MUMBAI: Days after Uttar Pradesh (UP) chief minister Yogi Adityanath enjoyed a meal at a dalit household in Gorakhpur, the Shiv Sena on Monday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the party is playing vote bank politics
Published on Jan 17, 2022 09:52 PM IST
The Sena criticised Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over such “publicity” events and for allegedly giving importance to caste and organising such meals
Published on Jan 17, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Mumbai Maharashtra reported 43,211 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s active tally to 2,61,658
Published on Jan 14, 2022 11:52 PM IST
With only a month to go for the Goa assembly polls, the pre-poll alliance talks between the Shiv Sena and Congress have not materialised and the Sena has chalked out plans to go solo if the talks fail
Published on Jan 13, 2022 12:38 AM IST
Maharashtra recorded a decline in the daily test positivity rate for the second day in a row, even as the caseload saw a marginal increase with 34,424 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:26 AM IST
The state government issued new restrictions on Saturday in light of the rising number of cases of Covid-19
Published on Jan 09, 2022 01:11 AM IST
Restaurants, eateries will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity from 8am to 10pm. Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed in cinemas and auditoriums. Gyms, beauty salons will remain closed; hair-cutting salons will function at 50% capacity.
With this decision, the formal home isolation period also has been brought down to seven days from the earlier 10 days in Mumbai.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 11:07 PM IST
The latest incident could become a new chapter in the Rane-Shiv Sena tussle, after the Union minister’s arrest in August this year
Published on Dec 27, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Maharashtra minister Shambhuraj Desai on Monday said police were investigating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Nitesh Rane’s role in an attack on Sena functionary Santosh Parab on December 18
Published on Dec 27, 2021 03:40 PM IST
MUMBAI: The city recorded 896 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, its highest single-day spike since June 23, when it had recorded 864 cases
Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut countered union home minister Amit Shah’s accusation that the Sena compromised on Hindutva for power, saying the “Shiv Sena has never let go of Hindutva, and it will never do so”
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 03:54 PM IST
The new Omicron cases, including an eight-year-old girl and a 17-year-old, came from screening at the airport and surveillance of close contacts of the already infected persons
Published on Dec 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST
A day after the health department said that Maharashtra would see a large number of Omicron cases in January, Rajesh Tope warned of a possible third wave
Published on Dec 16, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The new detections in Mumbai, include a minor and at least one senior citizen. Among the four new cases, there are three men and one woman. The infected persons are isolated in a hospital and are asymptomatic. Three of the infected persons have been vaccinated, while one is not eligible for vaccination as the patient is 16-years-old.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 12:40 AM IST
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that the wordplay on “Hindu” and “Hindutvawadi” showed that the party has made an appeal to the majority Hindus after a long time
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 01:26 PM IST
The two cases were reported from Pune and Latur districts; both were fully vaccinated and had recently travelled to Dubai, as per the health department.
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 02:06 AM IST
Swapnil Rawal, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
The infected person, 40, arrived in Nagpur from South Africa on December 5. The state administration in Maharashtra tested 30 close contacts of the person and everyone tested negative for Covid-19
Published on Dec 13, 2021 08:32 AM IST
Mumbai Maharashtra on Sunday added a new Omicron case, taking the state’s tally to 18
Published on Dec 12, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Raut while praising Rahul and Priyanka for their efforts to revive the party, said that the ‘seniors’ in Congress have been given their dues, but they are not ready to take the responsibility when the party needs them the most.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Swapnil Rawal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The 25-year-old returned to Mumbai from London on December 1, while the 37 and 48-year-old patients returned to Mumbai from South Africa and Tanzania, respectively, on December 4. All three patients are admitted at Seven Hills Hospital in Marol area of Andheri.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 12:31 AM IST
Mumbai Maharashtra on Friday detected seven new Covid-19 cases with Omicron variant, pushing the state’s total to 17
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The state government is considering asking districts to impose restrictions to encourage full vaccination of citizens, even as seven more cases of the Omicron variant have been reported
Published on Dec 10, 2021 09:52 PM IST
In a bid to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries, Germany has offered to support Maharashtra in the restoration of temples and heritage structures in the state
Published on Dec 09, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Even as Maharashtra’s Omicron cases have not gone up from 10 in the last three days, the state government has geared up with health infrastructure, including oxygen to counter possible surge
Published on Dec 09, 2021 09:58 PM IST