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Amravati: Police stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Amravati, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_24_2021_000194B)(PTI)

Covid-19 spike: Weekly markets, mass weddings banned in Maharashtra's Palghar

PTI, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:24 AM IST
An order to this effect was issued by district collector Manik Gursal on Thursday, he said.
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The institutes have been asked to coordinate with the medical teams for the testing (RT-PCR or rapid antigen test).(PTI)
The institutes have been asked to coordinate with the medical teams for the testing (RT-PCR or rapid antigen test).(PTI)

Coaching centres asked to get students' Covid-19 test done in Mahrashtra's Latur

PTI, Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Latur district collector Prithviraj B P gave an order to this effect on Thursday, he said.
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On Thursday, district collector Shanmugarajan S visited the school and instructed the district health department to provide care to the students and the school staff. “(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo. Representative image)
On Thursday, district collector Shanmugarajan S visited the school and instructed the district health department to provide care to the students and the school staff. “(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo. Representative image)

229 students at Maharashtra school test positive for Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Nagpur
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:59 AM IST
Four teaching and non-teaching employees at the school have also been infected, Washim district health officer Avinash Aher said, adding that the area has been declared a containment zone.
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A deserted street in Amravati during its seven-day lockdown.(PTI)
A deserted street in Amravati during its seven-day lockdown.(PTI)

Janata curfew, weekend lockdown: Maha districts impose curbs amid Covid spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
The district administration in Latur has decided to implement 'Janata curfew' on February 27 and 28 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the state.
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A healthcare worker uses an oximeter to check oxygen level of passengers at a railway station, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker uses an oximeter to check oxygen level of passengers at a railway station, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni(REUTERS)

Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test positive for Covid-19 in Washim

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:10 PM IST
  • As per reports, the school has been now declared as the containment zone. A total of 327 students from Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Washim, Buldhana, Akola reside in this hostel.
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Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)
Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)

News updates from HT: Railways ministry clarifies fare hike and all latest news

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Mumbai: BMC officials penalise a commuter for not wearing masks, amid rise in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, in Mumbai, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_23_2021_000222A)(PTI)
Mumbai: BMC officials penalise a commuter for not wearing masks, amid rise in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, in Mumbai, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_23_2021_000222A)(PTI)

Not wearing masks in Mumbai won't cost 1,000, police chief busts fake news

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Criminal proceeding or fine or both will be initiated against miscreants spreading misinformation on social media, Mumbai Police said.
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Passengers line up to get their temperatures checked at a train station in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in some parts of India after months of a steady nationwide decline, prompting authorities to impose lockdowns and other virus restrictions.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)
Passengers line up to get their temperatures checked at a train station in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in some parts of India after months of a steady nationwide decline, prompting authorities to impose lockdowns and other virus restrictions.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)

Covid-19: Maharashtra’s Jalna orders shutdown till March 31

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:48 PM IST
“Jalna district collector has ordered to shut schools, colleges, coaching classes and weekly markets in the district till March 31, due to current Covid-19 situation," superintendent of police V Deshmukh said.
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"During this period, essential commodities, and industries, have been excluded," said Aurangabad Police Commissioner Nikhil Gupta.(PTI | Representational image)
"During this period, essential commodities, and industries, have been excluded," said Aurangabad Police Commissioner Nikhil Gupta.(PTI | Representational image)

Covid-19: Night curfew imposed in Maharashtra's Aurangabad till March 8

ANI, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:29 PM IST
"It has been decided that curfew to remain imposed from 11 pm-6 am from February 23 to March 8. Essential services are exempted," said Nikhil Gupta, Aurangabad Police Commissioner.
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“Both the N440K and E484K variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra. In Kerala and Telangana also these variants have been found," Dr Paul said.(ANI)
“Both the N440K and E484K variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra. In Kerala and Telangana also these variants have been found," Dr Paul said.(ANI)

Government says 2 new variants not behind Covid-19 surge in Maharashtra, Kerala

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:17 PM IST
NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far, while six people have detected with the South Africa variant. Also, one person has tested positive for the Brazil variant strain.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray(HT file photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray(HT file photo)

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to meet BMC officials amid spike in Covid cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:23 AM IST
Over the last few days, Maharashtra has been witnessing an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. It had reported 6,971 cases on Sunday in the highest single-day count in nearly four months. Out of this 761 were reported from Mumbai city as it continues to be the worst-hit.
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People get tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Maharashtra. (Reuters)
People get tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Maharashtra. (Reuters)

Schools, colleges to remain shut in Nagpur till March 7 amid Covid-19 spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Main markets will also remain shut on weekends. Hotels and restaurants will run with 50% capacity.
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“We want to keep everything open, but the cases are on the rise. There is a sudden spike in cases over the last two weeks,” said Thackeray.(HT file photo)
“We want to keep everything open, but the cases are on the rise. There is a sudden spike in cases over the last two weeks,” said Thackeray.(HT file photo)

'Second wave knocking on our door': Maha CM on fresh Covid-19 surge in state

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Addressing the state virtually, Thackeray said that cases were increasing and it would be ascertained in two weeks whether there is a second wave of Covid-19 or not.
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A municipal worker clicks a photo of commuters not wearing face masks and thereby violating Covid-19 norms at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.(AP)
A municipal worker clicks a photo of commuters not wearing face masks and thereby violating Covid-19 norms at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.(AP)

Maharashtra Covid-19 spike: Decision on night curfew in Nagpur, Amravati soon

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Night movement may get restricted in Nagpur, Amravati, Yavatmal in the view of the rising Covid-19 cases.
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More than 6,000 cases (6,281 to be exact) of Covid-19 were reported in Maharashtra for second consecutive day on Saturday, according to state government's health bulletin.(AP)
More than 6,000 cases (6,281 to be exact) of Covid-19 were reported in Maharashtra for second consecutive day on Saturday, according to state government's health bulletin.(AP)

K'taka releases guidelines for travellers from Maharashtra: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The new guidelines - majorly focusing on students - are also applicable for all other people that arrive from the western state to Karnataka. Earlier in the week, two Covid-19 clusters had emerged in Karnataka's capital Bengaluru which led to fears of emergence of another wave in the state.
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A health worker takes a nasal swab of a passenger for a Covid-19 coronavirus test upon his arrival at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, in Bangalore.(AFP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a passenger for a Covid-19 coronavirus test upon his arrival at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, in Bangalore.(AFP)

Travelling to Maharashtra, Karnataka? Check new rules amid Covid-19 surge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Even short-term travellers between Maharashtra and Karnataka will have to produce a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours.
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A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Days after warning, Mumbai mayor orders sealing of 1,300 buildings

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:21 PM IST
  • As per the new guidelines, buildings found to have more than five Covid-19 patients will be sealed.
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A health worker checks the temperature of a passenger at Bandra.(AP)
A health worker checks the temperature of a passenger at Bandra.(AP)

Mumbai, Nagpur, Amravati: New restrictions as Covid-19 surge continues

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Lockdown, weekend lockdown make a comeback in Maharashtra as districts impose fresh restrictions, ask schools, college to close till further notice.
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A health worker checks the temperature of a passenger at Bandra train station in Mumbai.(AP)
A health worker checks the temperature of a passenger at Bandra train station in Mumbai.(AP)

Covid-19 surge in Maharashtra: 5 cities contributing the most

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Almost 80 to 90 per cent of new cases are being reported from Yavatmal, Amravati while a sizable number of the cases are also coming from Akola and Nagpur divisions, news agency PTI reported citing an official from the health department.
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger at Bandra train station in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Health officials have detected a spike in COVID-19 cases in several pockets of Maharashtra state, including in Mumbai, the country's financial capital. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger at Bandra train station in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Health officials have detected a spike in COVID-19 cases in several pockets of Maharashtra state, including in Mumbai, the country's financial capital. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)

Vaccine underutilised: Sena MP writes to Centre as Maha sees Covid-19 surge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:53 PM IST
In Maharashtra, a total of 8,39,566 people have been vaccinated so far including those who have completed both their doses.
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Active infections in the country stand at 139,542, constituting 1.27% of the cumulative cases recorded in India since January last year.(Bloomberg File Photo )
Active infections in the country stand at 139,542, constituting 1.27% of the cumulative cases recorded in India since January last year.(Bloomberg File Photo )

India's active Covid-19 cases up by 2,200; tally surges over 10.96 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:23 AM IST
  • The rising cases in the last week have put authorities on guard as parts of the country have witnessed a fresh wave of increased infections.
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Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during the launch of a Marathi language book on Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute on Jan 27 (CMO)
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during the launch of a Marathi language book on Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute on Jan 27 (CMO)

Covid-19: 3 Maharashtra cities likely to face stricter curbs

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his deputy Ajit Pawar discussed the issue on Thursday morning and the step is likely to be taken accordingly, according to the sources.
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The total number of cases in the metropolitan now stands at 315,751, while active cases are 5,943. (HT FILE)
The total number of cases in the metropolitan now stands at 315,751, while active cases are 5,943. (HT FILE)

Mumbai witnesses rise in Covid-19 cases, records highest single-day spike

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST
On February 16, it would take 445 days for the coronavirus cases to double, this number decreased to 436 days on February 17.
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Maharashtra has witnessed a surge in its Covid-19 cases over the past few days, triggering fears of a second wave.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra has witnessed a surge in its Covid-19 cases over the past few days, triggering fears of a second wave.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra records over 4,000 new Covid-19 cases, second time in 4 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 10:41 PM IST
  • With these latest numbers, Maharashtra’s infection tally has risen to 2,076,903 according to the state health department.
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A coronavirus graffiti seen at the Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of river Ganges at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP/ File photo)
A coronavirus graffiti seen at the Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of river Ganges at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP/ File photo)

Amid fall in India's Covid-19 cases, 3 states see a surge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Despite the country seeing a consistent decline in its daily cases and surge in recoveries, with several districts reporting no daily cases or deaths, the situation in these three states is worrying.
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On February 8, the Maharashtra home minister had ordered the state’s intelligence department to investigate allegations that some celebrities were pressured to tweet on the farmers’ protest.(HT file photo)
On February 8, the Maharashtra home minister had ordered the state’s intelligence department to investigate allegations that some celebrities were pressured to tweet on the farmers’ protest.(HT file photo)

‘Statement distorted, I said BJP should be..’: Maharashta home minister Deshmukh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Prominent figures such as cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, singer Lata Mangeshkar and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar among others had tweeted on the protest against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
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"The process of getting cabinet sanction for this loan application is underway," Ashok Chavan said.(Twitter)
"The process of getting cabinet sanction for this loan application is underway," Ashok Chavan said.(Twitter)

Maharashtra to borrow 15,000 crore loan for road works, says Ashok Chavan

PTI, Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Ashok Chavan said the backlog in road work had gone up and the funds required would be more than what the state budget has allocated.
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The pay cut from the monthly emoluments of the erring employees began in December, 2020, Bondre said. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
The pay cut from the monthly emoluments of the erring employees began in December, 2020, Bondre said. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Maharashtra: 7 employees of Latur ZP lose 30% salary for neglecting parents

PTI, Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Notably, six of the 12 employees against whom the complaints of neglecting their parents were received, are teachers, he told PTI.
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As many as 3,451 cases were added on Wednesday; 3,297 on Thursday and 3,670 cases were added on Friday recording the highest during the week.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)
As many as 3,451 cases were added on Wednesday; 3,297 on Thursday and 3,670 cases were added on Friday recording the highest during the week.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)

Maharashtra sees sharp spike in cases since Wednesday as tally nears 2.1 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Since the start of the pandemic in India in January last year, Maharashtra has been among the worst-affected states. According to the Union health ministry, the state is the second-highest contributor to India’s daily caseload.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra govt to seek report from Governor secretariat over aircraft fiasco

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:08 AM IST
  • Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Thursday denied permission to the Governor to use the state’s airplane to travel to Dehradun.
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