Tanushree Venkatraman

Tanushree Venkatraman is a Multimedia Correspondent covering civic issues and governance in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra reports over 63,000 Covid cases in biggest single-day surge

Maharashtra has already recorded over 500,000 cases, with 594,179 cases recorded between April 1 and 11. Since April 1, the state has been recording upwards of 40,000 cases and more than 200 deaths (except April 5) every day
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Published on Apr 12, 2021 08:26 AM IST
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Maha sees 63K cases, its highest 1-day spike

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded its highest one-day spike with 63,294 new Covid-19 cases
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Published on Apr 12, 2021 12:56 AM IST
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Maha 1st state to administer over 10mn doses

Days since the Centre-state feud over vaccine shortage broke out, more than 1,000 centres across the state have been shut and there has been a drop of 73% in the number of doses administered
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Published on Apr 12, 2021 12:55 AM IST
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Vaccine shortage: War of words continues between Maharashtra, Centre

A day after state health minister Rajesh Tope said there is a shortage of doses, many centres were shut in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Satara, Sangli and various other parts of Maharashtra
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Published on Apr 09, 2021 01:08 AM IST
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Maharashtra records highest single-day spike with 59,907 new Covid-19 cases

The state’s total tally stood at 3,173,261 and death toll 56,652. The number of active cases also crossed the 500,000-mark with 501,559 active infections
A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test, in Mumbai on April 7. (PTI)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test, in Mumbai on April 7. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 08, 2021 08:37 AM IST
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Maharashtra reports 59,907 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 59,907 new Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike, and 322 deaths, taking the tally to 3,173,261 and toll to 56,652
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Published on Apr 08, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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Covid-19: Maharashtra records over 50k new cases, 297 fresh deaths

Mumbai also registered 10,040 new cases and 32 deaths. The state has 472,283 active infections, as of Tuesday
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Published on Apr 07, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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Partial lockdown rules upset Maha traders

Calling the state’s order on conducting RT-PCR tests for workers with a 15-day validity impractical, the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MACCIA) and the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture have approached the government to roll back its decision
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Published on Apr 07, 2021 01:34 AM IST
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55,469 new Covid-19 cases reported in Maharashtra

Amid the partial lockdown imposed in the state, Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded more than 50,000 cases with 55,469 new Covid-19 infections (its second-highest single-day spike after April 4) and close to 300 deaths with 297 deaths, taking the tally to 3,113,354 and toll to 55,469.
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Published on Apr 07, 2021 01:05 AM IST
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Allow citizens above 25 to get Covid jab, Maharashtra CM requests PM Modi

Maharashtra on Monday recorded more than 40,000 cases with 47,288 new infections and 155 more deaths, taking the state’s tally to 3,057,885 and toll to 56,033
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A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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Allow citizens above 25 to get vax, CM requests PM

Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow people above 25 years of age to receive the vaccine
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Published on Apr 06, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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Maharashtra records close to 50k cases, Mumbai close to 10K

In the past three days (since April 1), the state has recorded more than 100,000 cases with 140,457 new infections.
Other cities like Pune, Nashik and Nagpur also recorded 5,778, 2,459 and 2,854 new Covid cases on Saturday.(HT photo)
Other cities like Pune, Nashik and Nagpur also recorded 5,778, 2,459 and 2,854 new Covid cases on Saturday.(HT photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 01:18 AM IST
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Maharashtra records close to 600k Covid-19 cases in March

Maharashtra recorded 590,448 cases from March 1 to March 29, while it had recorded 593,192 cases in September 2020, data revealed
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Published on Mar 30, 2021 08:16 AM IST
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Close to 600,000 Covid-19 cases in March for Maharashtra

As the fear of another lockdown looms over Maharashtra, March 2021, with two days still to go, is on its way to be the state’s worst month, in terms of Covid-19 cases. The state’s battle against the pandemic had crossed a year earlier this month.
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Published on Mar 30, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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Maharashtra records 35,952 Covid cases; is first state to give over 5 mn doses

In the past seven days, the state has recorded 657 Covid-related deaths. Mumbai also recorded an all-time high of 5,505 new cases. It also recorded 13 deaths
A medic from NMMC Hospital takes a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a commuter, at Turbhe Railway Station in Navi Mumbai, earlier this month. (File photo)
A medic from NMMC Hospital takes a swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a commuter, at Turbhe Railway Station in Navi Mumbai, earlier this month. (File photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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ByTanushree Venkatraman and Naresh Kamath

Maharashtra sees 35,952 cases; first state to administer over 5 million doses

Maharashtra on Thursday recorded more than 30,000 Covid-19 cases for a second day in a row, after it recorded 35,952 new infections, its highest one-day spike
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Updated on Mar 26, 2021 01:03 AM IST
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ByTanushree Venkatraman and Naresh Kamath, Mumbai

Amid pandemic, more employees prefer a hybrid model, says survey

With the lockdown being relaxed, many companies have asked employees to resume going to office on alternate days or two to three times a week.
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Published on Mar 25, 2021 01:09 AM IST
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Maharashtra reports 28,699 fresh Covid cases, 132 deaths

Mumbai also recorded 3,514 cases and eight fatalities, taking the tally to 369,451 and the toll to 11,604. There are 230,641 active cases in the state, while the positivity rate is 13.63%
A healthcare worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai earlier this month. (File photo)
A healthcare worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai earlier this month. (File photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 08:38 AM IST
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ByTanushree Venkatraman and Eeshanpriya MS

Covid surge in Mumbai: Don’t step out if not necessary, say experts

Among the measures recommended by experts is curbing non-essential events with crowds, like weddings and parties, and non-essential activities such as morning and evening walks. Introducing staggered timings for offices may also help by reducing peak-hour traffic congestion on roads and public transport.
Covid surge in Mumbai: Don’t step out if not necessary, say experts
Covid surge in Mumbai: Don’t step out if not necessary, say experts
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 12:42 AM IST
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ByTanushree Venkatraman and Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Metro lines 2A, 7 have potential to create 1.1 million jobs: Study

The analysis is based on the 2014 economic census of the Central government, which maps establishments across the country
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Published on Mar 24, 2021 12:38 AM IST
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Maharashtra records 24k cases, experts say surge will continue for 3 more weeks

State health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said if the spike continues, the government will have to impose a lockdown in certain cities
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Published on Mar 23, 2021 12:13 AM IST
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Covid-19: Maharashtra records highest single-day spike with over 30k fresh cases

The state’s tally has reached 2,479,682, while the number of fatalities is 53,399. Starting March 17, the state has been reporting more than 20,000 cases every day, taking the count to 132,354 new Covid cases in just five days
A health worker collects nasal swab of a passenger for Covid-19 test at a long distance train station in Mumbai, on Sunday, March 21. (AP)
A health worker collects nasal swab of a passenger for Covid-19 test at a long distance train station in Mumbai, on Sunday, March 21. (AP)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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More than 30K Covid cases in Maharashtra

The state on Sunday recorded its highest one-day spike with 30,535 new Covid-19 infections
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Published on Mar 22, 2021 12:56 AM IST
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Maharashtra records over 25K cases again

Mumbai: With 25,681 Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra reported over 25,000 infections for a second day on Friday
Maharashtra, March 19 (ANI): A healthcare worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for the COVID-19 test at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Maharashtra, March 19 (ANI): A healthcare worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for the COVID-19 test at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Maharashtra records over 25,000 Covid cases again

Mumbai recorded its highest spike with 3,063 new cases. Mumbai has never seen more than 3,000 cases reported in a day since the start of the pandemic in March 2020
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Published on Mar 20, 2021 01:12 AM IST
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Maharashtra records over 15K cases for second straight day, toll now 52,811

Maharashtra recorded more than 15,000 cases for the second consecutive day, with 15,602 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total to 22,97,793
A BMC healthcare workers collects swab samples of residents at Topiwala Hospital, Goregaon. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A BMC healthcare workers collects swab samples of residents at Topiwala Hospital, Goregaon. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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Mumbai Versova-Virar sea link: State invites firms to prepare project report

The Maharashtra government has taken another step towards implementing an ambitious Versova-Virar sea link as an extension to the under-construction Bandra-Versova sea link
Bandra-Versova sea link at Juhu-Koliwada. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Bandra-Versova sea link at Juhu-Koliwada. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 11, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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Mumbai: Versova-Virar sea-link pegged at 32,875 crore, MSRDC calls for DPR

  • The Bandra-Versova sea-link will be built with connectors at Charkop, Uttan, Vasai and Virar.
The 4+4 lane main bridge will connect Versova to Virar with 3+3 lane connectors at Charkop, Uttan, Vasai and Virar.(HT file/Representative use)
The 4+4 lane main bridge will connect Versova to Virar with 3+3 lane connectors at Charkop, Uttan, Vasai and Virar.(HT file/Representative use)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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13,659 cases in Maharashtra, CM Thackeray says decision on lockdown soon

The state has till date recorded 2,252,057 infections. The state also recorded 54 deaths on Wednesday, taking the toll to 52,619. Mumbai, which has been recording over 1,000 cases for a week now, also recorded 1,539 cases and five deaths, taking the tally to 337,124 and toll to 11,515 deaths
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Updated on Mar 11, 2021 12:24 AM IST
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Maharashtra reserves Kanjurmarg land for Metro car depot in DP 2034

Even as the Bombay High Court (HC) is yet to decide whether the saltpan land in Kanjurmarg, where the Metro depot has been proposed, belongs to the Centre or state, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued a notification to modify the reservation of the 43
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Published on Mar 11, 2021 12:21 AM IST
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