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Oxygen tankers are seen being boarded on a special train 'Oxygen Express' that would transport to the needy states amid Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at a goods yard in Navi Mumbai. (AFP)

First 'Oxygen Express' headed towards Vizag with 7 empty tankers

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The tankers will be loaded with liquid medical oxygen at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and brought to Maharashtra, which is facing a shortage of the life-saving gas needed for treatment of critical COVID-19 patients.
An aerial view of Outb E Konkan Makhdoom Ali Mahimi flyover(JJ Flyover) during partial lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
An aerial view of Outb E Konkan Makhdoom Ali Mahimi flyover(JJ Flyover) during partial lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

CM may decide on strict lockdown in next 2 days: Maharashtra minister

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Wadettiwar claimed that traders and shopkeepers had earlier opposed the imposition of a lockdown, but now they are in favour of such a measure.
Travellers without a negative report will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days, the government had said.(ANI representative image)
Travellers without a negative report will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days, the government had said.(ANI representative image)

Four airlines may face action for not checking RT-PCR report of Maha passengers

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 07:35 AM IST
The Delhi government had last week announced that it will be mandatory for anyone travelling to Delhi from Maharashtra to carry a negative RT-PCR report dated 72 hours prior to arrival.
Mumbai, India - April 18, 2021: Healthcare worker during swab test of the people at Shivajipark,Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - April 18, 2021: Healthcare worker during swab test of the people at Shivajipark,Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra records 68,631 Covid-19 cases, highest single-day count till date

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 08:34 PM IST
Sunday's count is more than yesterday's 67,123 cases, which till now was the highest single-day caseload since the pandemic began.
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Weekend curfews, restrictions across states spell bad news for migrant workers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • Lockdown like measures introduced by several state governments meant a loss of livelihood for many migrant workers working in India’s major cities.
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai(PTI Photo)
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai(PTI Photo)

Fadnavis accuses Maharashtra police of harassing Remdesivir supplier

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:34 AM IST
The former Maharashtra Chief Minister added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same.
Masks hang for sale in front of Charminar in Hyderabad. (AP Photo )
Masks hang for sale in front of Charminar in Hyderabad. (AP Photo )

News updates from HT: India recorded 190,000 Covid-19 cases on an average

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:04 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A police personnel patrolling on a segway near Gateway of India before a statewide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19, at Colaba, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
A police personnel patrolling on a segway near Gateway of India before a statewide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19, at Colaba, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Colour-coded stickers on Mumbai vehicles. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 08:19 AM IST
  • Financial hub Mumbai, along with cities Pune and Nagpur, is among the worst-affected urban areas in the world.
A deserted view of Connaught Place during weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi. ( Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A deserted view of Connaught Place during weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi. ( Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 weekend curfews: Cities wear deserted look, businesses bear the brunt

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 08:08 AM IST
Across the nation, markets which started to see some footfall after the first wave of Covid-19 receded in the country wore a deserted look as strict curfews were imposed to address the surge of fresh Covid-19 cases.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meet of all Divisional commissioners, Collectors, SPs, and prominent doctors of District government hospitals to review the Covid-19 situation, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meet of all Divisional commissioners, Collectors, SPs, and prominent doctors of District government hospitals to review the Covid-19 situation, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)

After Uddhav Thackeray's SOS call to PM Modi, Harsh Vardhan assures support

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The request from Thackeray comes amid Maharashtra's uphill battle against coronavirus disease which has infected 3.7 million and killed 63,729 since the start of the pandemic.
Neena Gupta often shared videos from her Mukhteswar home.
Neena Gupta often shared videos from her Mukhteswar home.

Neena is at her hill station home as Mumbai goes under lockdown, shares glimpse

PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • Neena Gupta shared a new video from her Mukhteswar home. She also elaborated on what she believes makes a house a 'home'.
India reported more than 2 lakh cases on Thursday creating alarm among state governments and the Centre. ( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
India reported more than 2 lakh cases on Thursday creating alarm among state governments and the Centre. ( Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Over 2 lakh new cases, weekend lockdown in Delhi | Covid-19 in top 10 headlines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 09:40 PM IST
  • Here are the top 10 developments related to spike in Covid-19 cases in India.
Photo of Nagpur Government Medical College(ANI Photos)
Photo of Nagpur Government Medical College(ANI Photos)

Nagpur Covid-19 patients share beds at govt hospital. Administration ‘clarifies'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • Medical superintendent of the medical college Dr Avinash V Gawande said that such measures are taken only when there is an influx of several patients over a short period of time.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked PM Modi to declare Covid-19 a natural calamity in Maharashtra. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked PM Modi to declare Covid-19 a natural calamity in Maharashtra. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Uddhav writes to PM Modi to release SDRF funds

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Thackeray asked PM Modi to release the first installment of the central share of the SDRF and also asked him to urge banks to defer due instalments in the first quarter of the current financial year without interest.
Planes are seen parked at Mumbai airport. All flight operations, both international and domestic, will be conducted through the Terminal 2 starting next Wednesday, authorities have informed.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)
Planes are seen parked at Mumbai airport. All flight operations, both international and domestic, will be conducted through the Terminal 2 starting next Wednesday, authorities have informed.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Mumbai airport to conduct all flight operations through Terminal 2 from April 21

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport consolidate its flight operations to one terminal - T2 - from April 21 in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city.
Migrants labours at Mumbai- Ahmedabad Highway head to their native place to Madhya Pradesh from Mira Road,Mumbai in this file picture from 2020. (Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Migrants labours at Mumbai- Ahmedabad Highway head to their native place to Madhya Pradesh from Mira Road,Mumbai in this file picture from 2020. (Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

Migrant workers returning from Maharashtra to MP allege extortion

ANI | , Indore
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:28 PM IST
The migrant workers alleged that the Maharashtra Police was extorting heavily from them.
It is as yet unclear how many samples have been sequenced from the state, and which cities the double-mutant samples belonged to(PTI)
It is as yet unclear how many samples have been sequenced from the state, and which cities the double-mutant samples belonged to(PTI)

‘Rise in double-mutant strain in Maharashtra cities’

By Jyoti Shelar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:12 AM IST
  • For Maharashtra, which has been recording country-wide high numbers in the second wave of the pandemic, the trend is particularly worrisome as these mutations could make the coronavirus spread more readily
A man walks past an Amazon logo outside the company's collection point in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
A man walks past an Amazon logo outside the company's collection point in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

Hard to list static essentials, allow delivery of all items: Amazon

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 10:48 PM IST
The spokesperson added that learning from the last year showed that urgent customer needs vary across households and it is challenging to define a static essentials list.
A city street wears a deserted look during night curfew, imposed by authorites amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, in Amravati, Maharashtra. (PTI Photo)
A city street wears a deserted look during night curfew, imposed by authorites amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, in Amravati, Maharashtra. (PTI Photo)

Maharashtra registers marginal drop in Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/ New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Curfews have been imposed all over the state to curb the number of cases. Maharashtra has contributed to the steep rise in the number of cases nationwide.
A bird flies across central Mumbai's financial district skyline, India.(REUTERS)
A bird flies across central Mumbai's financial district skyline, India.(REUTERS)

Lockdown may slow virus but to deeply impact Maharashtra's economy: Report

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 05:36 PM IST
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced a 15-day statewide curfew from Wednesday amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the state.
The Central Railway has clarified that there is no shramik special train running. All special trains are regular, summer special trains. (AP Photo)
The Central Railway has clarified that there is no shramik special train running. All special trains are regular, summer special trains. (AP Photo)

'Don't panic', appeals Railways, dismisses 'rush' ahead of Maharashtra curfew

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 04:24 PM IST
No shramik special train is being run by the railways, Central railway has said and dismissed that there is any rush at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, before stricter restrictions come into effect in Mumbai and in all other districts of Maharashtra.
Long queue of passengers at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai on Tuesday. Vijay Bate/ht photo
Long queue of passengers at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai on Tuesday. Vijay Bate/ht photo

Maharashtra: 15-day partial lockdown from today as Covid-19 cases rise

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 08:38 AM IST
  • Unlike last year’s hard lockdown, the next 15 days will see many establishments remaining open and many activities continuing.
Vehicles travel past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) train station in during a weekend lockdown in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Vehicles travel past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) train station in during a weekend lockdown in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Bloomberg)

Maharashtra sees tighter curbs amid Covid-19 crisis. What's open, what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 11:17 PM IST
Thackeray said tighter restrictions will take a toll on the economy and jobs but urged the residents to follow new rules, adding: "Lives are more important than livelihoods".
Services and activities under the essential category will be exempted from the restrictions.(File photo)
Services and activities under the essential category will be exempted from the restrictions.(File photo)

Public transport to remain operational: Maharashtra CM Thackeray on Covid curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Public transport like aeroplanes, trains, taxis, autos and buses are categorised as essential and will remain operational during the restrictions effective from Wednesday 8pm till May 1 7am
Uddhav Thackeray said Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 60,212 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease as he announced the curfew in the state.
Uddhav Thackeray said Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 60,212 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease as he announced the curfew in the state.

No lockdown, Section 144 across Maharashtra from tomorrow: Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 60,212 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease, CM Thackeray announced in his address.
A deserted view of the road in front of the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, and The Oberai Hotel during a weekend lockdown, in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
A deserted view of the road in front of the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, and The Oberai Hotel during a weekend lockdown, in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Asking PM Modi to allow IAF to supply oxygen for Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 60,212 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), pushing the state's cumulative tally past 3.5 million-mark, CM Thackeray announced in his address.
The Maharashtra government has already imposed lockdowns in some cities and clamped night and weekend curfews to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
The Maharashtra government has already imposed lockdowns in some cities and clamped night and weekend curfews to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Will do our best to save lives, says minister ahead of Maharashtra CM's address

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Maharashtra reported the highest single-day infections at 63,294 on Sunday but the cases dropped significantly to 51,751 on Monday due to a fewer number of tests conducted over the weekend.
Parth Samthaan was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last year.
Parth Samthaan was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last year.

Parth explains what happened when he was accused of flouting Covid-19 rules

PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • Actor Parth Samthaan has explained what went down after a person complained that he had flouted Covid-19 protocols last year.
Addressing an all-party meeting last week, CM Thackeray had hinted at the imposition of an extended lockdown in the state to curb the surge in cases.(ANI)
Addressing an all-party meeting last week, CM Thackeray had hinted at the imposition of an extended lockdown in the state to curb the surge in cases.(ANI)

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to address state at 8:30pm over Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is likely to announce stringent measures to tackle the rising number of coronavirus disease cases in the state.
Relatives storm Vinayak and Riddhi Vinayak hospitals in Nalla Sopara on Monday night following the 11 deaths allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply. Police had to intervene to keep the situation under control. (Photo:Sourced)
Relatives storm Vinayak and Riddhi Vinayak hospitals in Nalla Sopara on Monday night following the 11 deaths allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply. Police had to intervene to keep the situation under control. (Photo:Sourced)

Maharashtra: 11 die amid oxygen shortage reports, kin vandalise hospitals

By Ram Parmar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 03:02 AM IST
Rajendra Kamble, a police officer, said there were deaths at the two hospitals — Vinayaka Hospital and Riddhi Vinayak Hospital — but insisted they were not due to the shortage.
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