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Why keen on arresting Eknath Khadse, Bombay HC asks ED

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:13 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Monday sought to know from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as to why the apprehension of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse of being arrested was not unfounded
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The first session of JEE Mains was conducted in the last week of February. (HT FILE)
The first session of JEE Mains was conducted in the last week of February. (HT FILE)

JEE Mains results out: Student from Maharashtra gets 100 percentile

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:08 AM IST
Siddhant Mukherjee from Maharashtra was among the top six students to have scored a 100 percentile. Mukherjee is also the state topper. The female topper from the state is Pranita Vasudeva Rao with 99.98 percentile.
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Maha budget: Concession in stamp duty for women, special SRPF battalion

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:08 AM IST
On International Women’s Day, the Maharashtra government unleashed a slew of measures for women’s welfare in its annual budget, including concessions in stamp duty for property registration, free travel for girls in rural areas, special buses for women in urban pockets and establishment of a first women battalion of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF)
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Maha budget: Liquor prices all set to increase as govt hikes VAT

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:07 AM IST
The state government in its annual budget on Monday proposed to hike value added tax (VAT) on all alcoholic beverages by five percentage points
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Maha budget: Unprecedented revenue shortfall, decline in growth rate

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:06 AM IST
A huge deficit in revenue, projection of decline in growth and debt of over 6 lakh crore – the state is staring at a bleak financial future, if the economy is not revived in a short period
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Medical Superintendent of Rajawadi Hospital Dr Vidya Thakur distributes roses and chocolates to staff on the occasion of International Women's Day. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Medical Superintendent of Rajawadi Hospital Dr Vidya Thakur distributes roses and chocolates to staff on the occasion of International Women's Day. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai records 89% rise in active Covid-19 cases

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:05 AM IST
Mumbai had recorded 1,360 new Covid-19 cases on March 7 while 1,020 patients were discharged. As on March 6, the number of active cases in the city jumped to 10,398, from only 5,500 in the first week of February. The cumulative case count of the city stands at 333,564.
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Maha budget: Sops for farmers, agriculture sector

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:04 AM IST
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Monday announced interest-free crop loan for farmers from this financial year
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Maha budget: Rs7,500 crore to upgrade health facilities over four years

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:03 AM IST
In view of the crumbling of health infrastructure seen during the Covid pandemic, the state on Monday announced a slew of schemes in its budget to improve facilities across Maharashtra
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On the occasion of International Women's Day, a special Covid vaccine centre for women was inaugurated at Thane Civil Hospital on Monday. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
On the occasion of International Women's Day, a special Covid vaccine centre for women was inaugurated at Thane Civil Hospital on Monday. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Maharashtra Covid-19 task force pushes for home vaccination, 24/7 centres

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:20 AM IST
In review meet with CM, state Covid task force asks state to get Centre’s nod; 90,249 general citizens for the vaccine across the state on Monday,
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Maha budget: Boost to road, rail, Metro and air infra

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:01 AM IST
In its second budget, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) made a slew of announcements to boost infrastructure in the state
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Maharashtra reports 8,744 new Covid-19 cases, 22 deaths

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:00 AM IST
After reporting over 10,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for two days straight, Maharashtra on Monday reported 8,744 infections, including 1,014 in Mumbai, along with 22 deaths, taking the tally to 2,228,471 and toll to 52,500. Also, a 65-year-old man died after taking the vaccine, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
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Maharashtra budget gives fillip to tourism

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:58 AM IST
The state government has allocated 2,369 crore as a part of its push for tourism in the state budget 2021-22. Pawar said several tourism policies, including beach shack, agro-tourism, etc, have been announced by the MVA government with an aim to generate employment and attract tourists
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Health and infra get major share in MVA’s second budget

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Struggling with paucity of funds owing to a significant shortfall in revenue caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Monday presented its second budget that aims to spur growth.
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People wait in a queue to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai. (AP)
People wait in a queue to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai. (AP)

Maharashtra daily Covid-19 cases drop by 2,397; death toll reaches 52,500

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST
  • The drop in Covid-10 cases comes in the backdrop of a reduction in the number of tests. Maharashtra tested 70,941 people in the past 24 hours - a drop of 20,294.
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Prior to Monday’s tally, Dharavi had seen a spike in Covid-19 cases twice this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Prior to Monday’s tally, Dharavi had seen a spike in Covid-19 cases twice this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Dharavi logs 18 fresh Covid-19 cases; highest spike in nearly 5 months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Dharavi, which has a population of more than 650,000 and is spread over an area of 2.5 square kilometres, had set an example across India of containing the pandemic in its peak during which Mumbai and the entire state of Maharashtra had become the worst-hit areas.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidhyadhar Rane / Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidhyadhar Rane / Hindustan Times)

'Something fishy': Uddhav after NIA asked to take over Ambani bomb threat probe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Chief minister Thackeray also said that the Maharashtra police’s anti-terrorism squad (ATS), which was investigating the matter until now, will continue to conduct its probe into Hirani’s death.
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Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh (HT FILE)
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh (HT FILE)

Maharashtra minister’s 'Sushant' jibe at Centre as NIA gets Mukesh Ambani case

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra’s home minister, said that despite the CBI probing Rajput’s June 2020 death, it is ‘surprising that they still can’t say if it was murder or suicide.’
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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (HT archive)
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (HT archive)

Mumbai airport to resume domestic operations from Terminal 1 from March 10

By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Airport officials said the resumption of services via T1 will help maintain social distancing measures, uphold passenger safety and ensure a seamless transit
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On March 5, the body of Mansukh Hiren, the Scorpio owner, was recovered from Kalwa Creek, hours after his family reported him missing. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
On March 5, the body of Mansukh Hiren, the Scorpio owner, was recovered from Kalwa Creek, hours after his family reported him missing. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

NIA to probe recovery of explosive-laden vehicle outside Ambani residence

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:34 PM IST
The NIA is currently in the process of registering a case, after which a team will visit the spot and examine the Scorpio, people familiar with the development said. The state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad was investigating the matter till now
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Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar during Budget Assembly Session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidyadhar Rane/HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar during Budget Assembly Session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidyadhar Rane/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra budget 2021: Farmers can repay farm loans with 0% interest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • During the budget presentation, Pawar also said the government has taken measures to encourage women to invest in real estate.
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SSR death case: NBC arrests three, including a drug supplier, from Goa

By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The bureau’s Mumbai zonal unit and Goa sub-zonal team arrested Ugochukwu Solomon Ubabuko, from Nigeria, and John Infinity alias David, from Congo, and drug supplier Hemant Sah alias Maharaj
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Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in June last year.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in June last year.

3, including one who provided drugs to Sushant Singh Rajput, arrested by NCB

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:30 PM IST
The Mumbai and Goa teams of NCB carried out two separate operations in which two foreigners were held from Mumbai while Hemant Sah alias Mahara, whose link was traced to Rajput’s case, was arrested from Goa.
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An elderly woman interacts with a security personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive, at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)
An elderly woman interacts with a security personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive, at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

Women's Day: Maharashtra sets up vaccination centres only for women

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:27 PM IST
  • "Every district has set up five such centres today. However, there are 19 such centres in Thane district due to higher demand there. There are 189 such centres in the state exclusively for vaccinating women," the official said.
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Police personnel stand guard at Mukesh Ambani's residence, a day after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai on February 26. (PTI)
Police personnel stand guard at Mukesh Ambani's residence, a day after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai on February 26. (PTI)

Ambani security: ATS registers murder case in SUV owner’s death

By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Mansukh Hiren, 48, whose body was recovered from Kalwa creek on March 5, hours after his family reported him missing, had told the police the Mahindra Scorpio found parked near Ambani’s house was his. He had reported it stolen on February 18 at Vikroli police station
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Rao, arrested in 2018, was admitted to the medical facility in November last year due to ill health.
Rao, arrested in 2018, was admitted to the medical facility in November last year due to ill health.

Varavara Rao goes home on bail after release from hospital

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:00 AM IST
  • The 82-year-old activist, who was granted interim bail for six months on medical grounds by the Bombay high court on February 22, was discharged from the private hospital late Saturday night, they said.
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Formal orders to hand over the probe were issues late on Saturday night,(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Formal orders to hand over the probe were issues late on Saturday night,(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mansukh Hiren death: Maha ATS registers murder case against unidentified persons

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:11 AM IST
ATS registered the FIR against unidentified persons on the order of the state home department under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder, disappearance of evidence, and a criminal conspiracy
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International women’s day: The women in Maharashtra’s politics

By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:21 AM IST
HT takes a three key women leader – NCP MP Supriya Sule; Rashmi Thackeray, the chief editor of Saamana, mouthpiece of Shiv Sena; and BJP national secretary and former state minister Pankaja Munde
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Students in a classroom in a school in Kasheli village, Bhiwandi, which reopened after a year in February. (HT FILE)
Students in a classroom in a school in Kasheli village, Bhiwandi, which reopened after a year in February. (HT FILE)

One year of Covid-19: Online mode - a big lesson for education system

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:00 AM IST
As online became the only mode of learning during the lockdown months of 2020, the stark inequalities of class, caste and gender became visible, as thousands of children were forced out of the education system, and thousands more faced learning setbacks.
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Ajit Pawar. (Hindustan Times)
Ajit Pawar. (Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra: MVA govt all set to present its second budget today

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:56 AM IST
Deputy chief minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar will on Monday present the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi’s second budget, which is expected to register a revenue deficit of more than 1 lakh crore against the estimated revenue generation of 3,47,457 crore, in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and months-long subsequent lockdown
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