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Union Minister Santosh Gangwar was tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday(ANI)

Union minister Santosh Gangwar tests positive for Covid-19

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 11:43 AM IST
"I want to inform you that my "Corona test report has come positive". I don't have any kind of symptom, I request that all the people who came in contact with me, please follow the Corona safety rules. Together we will win this epidemic," tweeted Santosh Gangwar.
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)

60 years since first human spaceflight

Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot who became the first human to enter into outer space.
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Covid-19 graffiti in Navi Mumbai.(Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters)
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Covid-19 graffiti in Navi Mumbai.(Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters)

Maharashtra discusses Covid-19 lockdown plan

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:37 AM IST
  • According to officials familiar with the matter, the state government is expected to make an announcement about the lockdown on April 14, after a cabinet meeting, and begin its implementation from the evening of April 15.
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune. ( AFP)
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune. ( AFP)

Pune’s Covid cases fall but shortage of ambulances, Remdesivir worry residents

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:28 PM IST
  • Pune is among the worst-affected urban areas in the world and has the highest number of active cases in the country.
A health worker collects a nasal sample from a passenger for COVID-19 test, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj terminus in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)
A health worker collects a nasal sample from a passenger for COVID-19 test, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj terminus in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

With fewer tests, Mumbai registers sharp drop in number of Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 07:27 PM IST
  • Mumbai sees 6,905 new Covid-19 cases, down from nearly 10,000 infections a day before
Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Monday that present situation in the state is not conducive for holding board examinations.(Twitter)
Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Monday that present situation in the state is not conducive for holding board examinations.(Twitter)

Maharashtra board 10th and 12th exams 2021 postponed due to covid situation

UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad on Monday announced that the State board class 10 (SSC) and Class 12 (Class 12) exams 2021 have been postponed due to the growing cases of coronavirus infections in the state.
India has approved Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V(Reuters)
India has approved Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V(Reuters)

Experts clear Russia’s Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine for use in India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 03:14 PM IST
  • The approval of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V comes amid a surge in cases across several states and Union Territories. India now has three approved Covid-19 vaccines - Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik-V.
Iqbal Singh Chahal, the BMC commissioner, said the steps have been taken to make more beds available for the needy patients of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (ANI Photo)
Iqbal Singh Chahal, the BMC commissioner, said the steps have been taken to make more beds available for the needy patients of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (ANI Photo)

Jumbo hospitals, Covid centres in 5-star hotels: Mumbai to battle rising cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Mumbai reported 9986 cases of the coronavirus disease and 79 related fatalities on Sunday, which took its caseload to 520,498 and death toll to 12,023.
A police vehicle making announcements for the closure of the shops not deemed essential, on the maintenance of social distancing and use of face masks in Sangli, Maharashtra, India on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Uday Deolekar / Hindustan Times)
A police vehicle making announcements for the closure of the shops not deemed essential, on the maintenance of social distancing and use of face masks in Sangli, Maharashtra, India on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Uday Deolekar / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 containment work in Maharashtra districts 'sub-optimal': Central teams

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 02:33 PM IST
The central teams found "less than satisfactory perimeter control and lack of active surveillance" in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra's Satara, Sangli, and Aurangabad districts, the report sent by the Union health ministry said.
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune on April 10, 2021. (AFP)
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune on April 10, 2021. (AFP)

Pune records 12,377 new Covid-19 cases, 87 deaths

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Pune: A total of 4,628 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day.
The police checking papers of people going out during weekend lockdown announced by Maharashtra government, in Mumbai on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The police checking papers of people going out during weekend lockdown announced by Maharashtra government, in Mumbai on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Thackeray to hold meeting on Covid-19 today, lockdown SOPs may be discussed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Maharashtra, the state worst-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, has been witnessing record number of Covid-19 cases every day. The state government has already imposed a strict weekend lockdown from Friday night till 7am on Monday.
The Maharashtra government has already announced a slew of restrictions, including a weekend lockdown, night curfew and prohibitory orders for the day time across the state amid rising Covid-19 cases. (AFP Photo)
The Maharashtra government has already announced a slew of restrictions, including a weekend lockdown, night curfew and prohibitory orders for the day time across the state amid rising Covid-19 cases. (AFP Photo)

Maharashtra lockdown likely after April 14, says health minister Rajesh Tope

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Thackeray is scheduled to hold another meeting with the finance and other departments on Monday and he will also discuss the lockdown in the cabinet meeting later this week.
Senior citizens visit to Rajawadi Hospital vaccine centre to get vaccinated at Ghatkopar mumbai at Mumbai. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Senior citizens visit to Rajawadi Hospital vaccine centre to get vaccinated at Ghatkopar mumbai at Mumbai. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )

Mumbai reports surge in daily Covid-19 cases with 9,989 fresh infections

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • Mumbai is among the 10 districts along with Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Bengaluru Urban, Nashik, Delhi, Raipur, Durg and Aurangabad which account for 45.65 per cent of the total active cases in the country.
A vial of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir (AFP / File Photo)
A vial of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir (AFP / File Photo)

Careless use, hoarding and black markets behind India's Remdesivir shortage

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:15 PM IST
As Covid-19 cases in India surged, so did the demand for Remdesivir and with it came indiscriminate usage, hoarding, and black marketers, causing artificial shortage to jack up prices.
A deserted view of Bandra Station during the weekend lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
A deserted view of Bandra Station during the weekend lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 63,294 Covid-19 cases in biggest daily surge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/ New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • The state reported a rise of 7,883 cases from Saturday’s count of 55,411 Covid-19 cases.
Uddhav Thackeray will also hold a meeting with other stakeholders and decision on the duration of the Maharashtra lockdown may be announced soon, (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray will also hold a meeting with other stakeholders and decision on the duration of the Maharashtra lockdown may be announced soon, (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra lockdown: All on board, guidelines to be discussed, says minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Maharashtra has been recording over 50,000 Covid-19 and on Saturday the state saw 55,411 new infections.
A Central team arrives at BKC Covid Vaccination centre to assess the current situation in the city, in Mumbai. (ANI)
A Central team arrives at BKC Covid Vaccination centre to assess the current situation in the city, in Mumbai. (ANI)

Maharashtra, Punjab, C'garh: Govt points out gaps in Covid containment strategy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 07:40 PM IST
  • Reluctance towards following Covid-19 preventative behaviour, overburdened test centres along with lack of containment strategy is leading to rise in cases and deaths in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 55,411 new cases, bringing the state-wide tally to 3,343,951. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 55,411 new cases, bringing the state-wide tally to 3,343,951. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

India records over 1.5 lakh Covid-19 cases: Here are 10 worst affected states

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • As per the health ministry, 10 states - Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan - are showing a steep rise in daily Covid-19 cases.
On April 1, India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme received a much-needed boost with the start of the third phase of the inoculation drive which made all Indians above the age of 45 years eligible for coronavirus vaccines. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
On April 1, India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme received a much-needed boost with the start of the third phase of the inoculation drive which made all Indians above the age of 45 years eligible for coronavirus vaccines. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: Covid-19 vaccination drive picks up but challenges remain

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 09:00 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A view of the deserted Marine Drive during Maharashtra government's weekend lockdown to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
A view of the deserted Marine Drive during Maharashtra government's weekend lockdown to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Two-week lockdown in Maharashtra? Uddhav Thackeray to hold crucial meeting today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 07:16 AM IST
Maharashtra, the state worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, has been witnessing a spike in the number of daily cases. CM Uddhav Thackeray held an all-party meeting to discuss ways to control the spread.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gestures at the media near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gestures at the media near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Uddhav Thackeray says difficult to trace Covid-19 in second wave. Then explains

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Thackeray also pointed out that the challenge to break the transmission of coronavirus this year, in contrast with the last year's wave of infections, comes with a setback.
Maharashtra has already imposed a strict weekend lockdown from Friday night till 7am on Monday amid the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maharashtra has already imposed a strict weekend lockdown from Friday night till 7am on Monday amid the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

With 55,411 Covid-19 cases, 309 deaths, Maharashtra’s tally at 33,43,951

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will meet officials of the state task force on Covid-19 on Sunday and is expected to meet other stakeholders in the next couple of days to take a decision over imposing a lockdown.
A deserted view of Kandivali, Mumbai. The government is planning to impose a lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the state. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
A deserted view of Kandivali, Mumbai. The government is planning to impose a lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the state. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra lockdown?: CM Uddhav Thackeray to decide soon

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 08:02 PM IST
  • Maharashtra govt may impose lockdown to stop Covid-19 surge; decision on duration to be decided soon
A man walks with his bicycle in front of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) building and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
A man walks with his bicycle in front of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) building and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

After shutting vaccination centres, BMC receives 99,000 doses of Covishield

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Mumbai was facing vaccine crunches since Friday and the civic body suspended vaccination programmes across private centres till April 12.
People wearing protective masks stand in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, 9 April, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas(REUTERS)
People wearing protective masks stand in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, 9 April, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas(REUTERS)

Migrants leave Maharashtra as fear of lockdown looms

ANI | , Indore
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 11:10 AM IST
People said they were leaving before the Covid-19 situation gets worse and they get stranded.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat was tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.(PTI)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat was tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.(PTI)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalised

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Mohan Bhagwat was administered the Covid-19 vaccine on March 7. Along with Bhagwat, the General Secretary of RSS Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi also received his first dose of the vaccine against novel coronavirus at Nagpur's National Cancer Institute that day.
A policewoman walks through a deserted area between the Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Hotel ahead of the scheduled weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Mumbai. (AFP)
A policewoman walks through a deserted area between the Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Hotel ahead of the scheduled weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Mumbai. (AFP)

Mumbai witnesses marginal rise in number of fresh Covid-19 cases, deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • Mumbai Covid-19 vaccination was also halted on Friday because of vaccine crunches across several centres.
Commuters rush to board a suburban train at CSMT station prior to the night curfew in Mumbai. (ANI Photo)
Commuters rush to board a suburban train at CSMT station prior to the night curfew in Mumbai. (ANI Photo)

Maharashtra records 58,993 fresh Covid-19 cases, 301 deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • The Maharashtra government is considering imposing a lockdown if the state is unable to contain the surge.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. He lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his letter regarding vaccination to PM Modi. (PTI)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. He lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his letter regarding vaccination to PM Modi. (PTI)

Ask them first: Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back at Rahul over vaccine letter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 08:20 PM IST
The union minister also asked why Rahul Gandhi has not vaccinated himself until now and asked him to clarify if he had already vaccinated himself during one of his foreign trips.
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