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Women wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk past a public transport bus in Kochi, Kerala. (AP Photo)

Not only Maharashtra, Kerala; 5 other states report sudden spike in Covid cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:46 AM IST
  • Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab witnessed a surge in cases prompting authorities to step up efforts to increase testing and speed up the vaccination process of healthcare workers.
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami being shifted to Taloja Central Prison from Alibag, in Navi Mumbai, on Sunday.(PTI)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami being shifted to Taloja Central Prison from Alibag, in Navi Mumbai, on Sunday.(PTI)

Police shift journalist Arnab Goswami to Navi Mumbai’s Taloja jail

By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:18 PM IST
His wife has released a statement appealing for his “immediate release” and lashing out at the Maharastra government for “human rights abuse and excesses”.
HC said it would be a different matter, if for policy and health considerations, the film industry would not be allowed to operate or open for filming and other allied activities.(HT Photo)
HC said it would be a different matter, if for policy and health considerations, the film industry would not be allowed to operate or open for filming and other allied activities.(HT Photo)

Bombay HC quashes Maharashtra govt’s order for age limit on film sets

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 05:41 PM IST
A two-member HC division bench, comprising Justices SJ Kathawalla and Riyaz Chagla, struck down the temporary prohibition on the grounds that it was discriminatory and unreasonable.
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)

Disclose categories of Covid warriors entitled to benefits of central insurance, ex-gratia: HC to Maharashtra govt

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The HC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Sarang Kotwal, has asked the government to file the affidavit by Tuesday (August 4).
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Maharashtra govt simplifies FYJC Class 11 admissions process for 2020-21

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:10 PM IST
As per the new guidelines which were issued late on Tuesday, there will be no first-come-first-served (FCFS) rounds for admissions this year.
supreme court of india , new delhi , 21/08/2018 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint
supreme court of india , new delhi , 21/08/2018 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Covid-19 patients, family must get test report: Supreme Court tells Maharashtra govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 06:48 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued a circular on June 13 which said that the test report will not be shared by the laboratory directly with the patient.
People wearing face masks queue for food inside a shelter in New Delhi(Reuters)
People wearing face masks queue for food inside a shelter in New Delhi(Reuters)

Maharashtra govt to focus on containment of Covid-19 in hotspots

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Around 85% of Covid-19 positive cases been reported from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune district, the most urbanised parts of the state. Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai make up the MMR, which is located less than 150 kilometres away from Pune.
The decision to have a five-day work week for government employees was taken at a meeting chaired by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.(HT File)
The decision to have a five-day work week for government employees was taken at a meeting chaired by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.(HT File)

Maharashtra govt announced 5-day work week for its employees from Feb 29

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The government is of the view that the new structure would not only improve the quality of life of its employees but will also cut down expenses on fuel and electricity.
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)

Former BJP minister warns Maharashtra govt of dismissal, sparks row

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The Maharashtra government says the Centre has interfered in a State subject by unilaterally handing over the probe in the Bhima Koregaon violence to the NIA.
Launching of the scheme was one of the poll promises made by the Shiv Sena, which shares power with the NCP and Congress in a coalition government.(ANI Photo)
Launching of the scheme was one of the poll promises made by the Shiv Sena, which shares power with the NCP and Congress in a coalition government.(ANI Photo)

Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra govt launches Rs 10 lunch plate scheme on pilot basis

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Under the scheme, which was launched on a pilot basis, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres/ canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts.
Hundreds of people visited the Vijay stambh at Bhima Koregaon in Pune, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)
Hundreds of people visited the Vijay stambh at Bhima Koregaon in Pune, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)

Maharashtra govt holds review meeting on Koregaon Bhima violence case

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:12 AM IST
NCP chief Sharad Pawar had last month demanded that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be set up under a retired judge to probe the action taken by Pune Police in the Koregaon Bhima case.
Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaks to media in Pune district, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.(PTI)
Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaks to media in Pune district, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.(PTI)

In Maharashtra, tug-of-war among Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena over portfolio allocation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:25 AM IST
After the Cabinet expansion in Maharashtra, the three parties in the government maintain there is no fight; deputy CM Ajit Pawar says allocation will be done on Thursday.
The Sena, which is headed by Thackeray, is expected to retain some of its ministers in the previous government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It will also induct some fresh faces this time. (Photo @OfficeofUT)
The Sena, which is headed by Thackeray, is expected to retain some of its ministers in the previous government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It will also induct some fresh faces this time. (Photo @OfficeofUT)

Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra govt to expand cabinet today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:30 AM IST
Currently, there are six ministers in Thackeray’s cabinet. The council of ministers can have up to 42 ministers and a chief minister. With 36 berths available, more than 30 MLAs of the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress are expected to take oath.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray came to New Delhi to invite Sonia Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra Chief Minister , Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray came to New Delhi to invite Sonia Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra Chief Minister , Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(HT Photo)

Can three-legged Maharashtra govt of ideologically opposing allies last?

Hindustnn Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:58 AM IST
Political analysts, however, said that despite being an unnatural and even a clumsy alliance of the NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress in Maharashtra, once the government is formed, it will not fall as easily as the BJP would like.
Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after the Opposition demanded suspension of business to take up the issue of government formation in Maharashtra.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after the Opposition demanded suspension of business to take up the issue of government formation in Maharashtra.(PTI)

RS Chair adjourns House over Oppn demand to debate Maharashtra government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:33 AM IST
Naidu said a discussion on President’s rule being imposed or revoked in a state can take place only when a proclamation to that effect is brought before it.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis along with Chandrakant Patil in meeting with BP MLAs at Vasant Smruti at Dadar in Mumbai, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis along with Chandrakant Patil in meeting with BP MLAs at Vasant Smruti at Dadar in Mumbai, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mission 180: BJP looks beyond halfway mark to win Maharashtra trust vote

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:21 PM IST
A local activist Jagdish Kumar told HT that the children had been facing the issue for a long time. But since no one took any action, they decided to file police complaint.

Cong-NCP combine okay with Sena chief minister, start discussing fine print

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:03 PM IST
Maharashtra government will be formed ASAP, says Prithviraj Chavan after Cong-NCP meeting on alliance with Shiv Sena.
A press conference was held by citizens arrested for protesting against tree-felling in Aarey Colony, Mumbai, October 11, 2019.(Kunal Pandit / HT Photo)
A press conference was held by citizens arrested for protesting against tree-felling in Aarey Colony, Mumbai, October 11, 2019.(Kunal Pandit / HT Photo)

Fight to save Aarey will go on till Maharashtra government changes stand, say protesters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 11:45 AM IST
One of the arrested citizens, Kamlesh Shyamthul, 33, questioned the government and asked why citizens were arrested for protecting trees.
Purchased by the Maharashtra government in September 2015 for 3.1 million pounds, the house – 10 King Henry’s Road – covers 2,550 square feet over four storeys.(FILE PHOTO.)
Purchased by the Maharashtra government in September 2015 for 3.1 million pounds, the house – 10 King Henry’s Road – covers 2,550 square feet over four storeys.(FILE PHOTO.)

Ambedkar’s museum in London faces closure, Maharashtra govt to appeal against decision

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The Maharashtra government is appealing against the Camden council’s decision through London-based solicitors. The appeal will come up for hearing by an independent planning inquiry on September 24.
The state government on Tuesday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that it would not act upon a July 11 resolution, ordering the termination of open-category employees hired after 2014 to accommodate candidates from socially and economically backward classes (SEBC).(HT Photo)
The state government on Tuesday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that it would not act upon a July 11 resolution, ordering the termination of open-category employees hired after 2014 to accommodate candidates from socially and economically backward classes (SEBC).(HT Photo)

‘Won’t sack staff to accommodate SEBC candidates’: Maharashtra govt

Mumbai | By KAY Dodhiya
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:21 AM IST
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and NJ Jamadar was hearing a petition filed by an employee of the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad District Services and a few others, challenging their termination notice.
The Maharashtra government has approved filing a chargesheet against Ramesh Kadam, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA and former chairman of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Finance Corporation, along with former managing director Shravan Bawne and three others, for misappropriation of around ₹3.65 crore.(Photo courtesy: Ramesh Kadam Facebook page)
The Maharashtra government has approved filing a chargesheet against Ramesh Kadam, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA and former chairman of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Finance Corporation, along with former managing director Shravan Bawne and three others, for misappropriation of around ₹3.65 crore.(Photo courtesy: Ramesh Kadam Facebook page)

Maharashtra govt approves filing charge sheet against NCP MLA in a corruption case

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:51 AM IST
The other accused are former general managers of the corporation: Sugreev Gaikwad, Chandrashekhar Dongre and former accountant Sushma Kasbe.
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government to set up task force to study climate change impact

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:25 AM IST
According to a senior state government official, the task force will study measures taken by cities like London, Venice and Geneva, and prepare a plan for Mumbai which will include flood management.
Even though the state termed the HC verdict on Maratha quota a major victory, with the change in percentage, the government will have to tweak its policy for recruitment.(HT File Photo/Bhushan Koyande)
Even though the state termed the HC verdict on Maratha quota a major victory, with the change in percentage, the government will have to tweak its policy for recruitment.(HT File Photo/Bhushan Koyande)

Maharashtra govt may have to change its policy for 35K recruitments

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:55 PM IST
All senior BJP ministers, who were members of the sub-committee, had insisted on keeping the percentage intact and leaving the rest to the court.
Medical students from the Maratha community had protested at Azad Maidan on May 11, urging the government to help them secure admissions under the SEBC quota in post-graduate medical and dental courses this year.(HT FILE)
Medical students from the Maratha community had protested at Azad Maidan on May 11, urging the government to help them secure admissions under the SEBC quota in post-graduate medical and dental courses this year.(HT FILE)

Maratha quota row: Maharashtra govt puts PG medical, dental admissions on hold till Sunday

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 11:16 PM IST
State is exploring legal options to include SEBC quota this year despite SC ruling against it
File image of Wankhede Stadium(Getty Images)
File image of Wankhede Stadium(Getty Images)

Pay Rs 120-cr dues or vacate Wankhede Stadium: Maharashtra Govt tells MCA

Mumbai | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The notice, issued by Mumbai City collector Shivaji Jondhale on April 16, stated that if MCA authorities fail to turn up for a hearing with appropriate documents on May 3, then the takeover procedure will be initiated.
Rationalist Govind Pansare was shot dead in 2015. The killers are still absconding.(File Photo)
Rationalist Govind Pansare was shot dead in 2015. The killers are still absconding.(File Photo)

Govind Pansare murder case: Slow pace of probe making you a laughing stock, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra govt

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:09 AM IST
The Bombay high court, not for the first time in the past few months, pulled up the state government and investigating agencies on Thursday for the slow pace of their probe into the 2015 murder of rationalist Govind Pansare in Kolhapur.
Wetland demarcation for inland areas has been completed for Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts.(HT FILE)
Wetland demarcation for inland areas has been completed for Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts.(HT FILE)

Maharashtra govt not demarcating coastal wetlands deliberately: Environmentalists

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Activists say wetlands left out so they can be opened up for development; officials cite new CRZ rules in defence
Maharashtra education department launched the second round of SSC mock test(Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra education department launched the second round of SSC mock test(Hindustan Times)

SSC mock test: Maharashtra govt begins second round

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2018 02:44 PM IST
The first mock test, which took place between November 26 and December 3, was downloaded 44,88,679 times after which the education department decided to release three more sets.
Touted to be the future of commuting, the hyperloop transports people in a pod-like compartment which traverses a tube at super high-speed.(HT Photo)
Touted to be the future of commuting, the hyperloop transports people in a pod-like compartment which traverses a tube at super high-speed.(HT Photo)

Swiss twist for Pune-Mumbai hyperloop: Global firms can now bid to challenge Virgin One

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 05:15 PM IST
The state government’s Urban development department, in a notification issued on November 2, declared the Pune-Mumbai hyperloop project as a public infrastructure project with international consortium - DP World FZE and Virgin Hyperloop One - as the original project proponents. 
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)

‘Don’t judge only on past conduct’: SC to Maharashtra govt on judicial appointment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2018 12:07 AM IST
A bench of justices Kurian Joseph, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Navin Sinha allowed the appeal filed by Mohammed Imran, who was denied appointment to the judicial services on the grounds he was involved in a kidnapping case.
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