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Delhi alone recorded over 8,500 new cases on Friday, while Maharashtra reported more than 58,000. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Highlights: Netherlands lockdown measures to remain in force till April 28

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:58 PM IST
  • India on Saturday recorded 145,384 fresh cases, the highest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 13,205,926.
The state government has imposed stricter restrictions to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections.(Representational image)
The state government has imposed stricter restrictions to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections.(Representational image)

Covid-19: Fresh restrictions may impact festive season auto sales in Maharashtra

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 07:47 PM IST
The Maharashtra government earlier this week announced a slew of restrictions, including night curfews and weekend lockdowns to curtail the rapid spread of the pandemic.
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil. (HT FILE)
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil. (HT FILE)

Two more Maharashtra ministers will quit in 15 days: BJP's Chandrakant Patil

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Thursday said that the state was a "fit case for President's rule". His comments come a day after suspended cop Sachin Waze in a letter claimed former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh demanded 2 crore from him continue his service in the Mumbai police.
A vaccination centre in Mumbai put up a poster saying vaccine 'out of stock' on Thursday. (Photo by Satish Bate)
A vaccination centre in Mumbai put up a poster saying vaccine 'out of stock' on Thursday. (Photo by Satish Bate)

'Vardhan responded like BJP spokesperson': Centre vs Maharashtra on Covid jabs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan has addressed the vaccine shortage issue of Maharashtra not as the Union health minister, but as a spokesperson of the BJP, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said.
Union minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan. (ANI)
Union minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan. (ANI)

'No vaccine shortage, attempts by state govts to spread panic': Harsh Vardhan

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan slammed what he called 'deplorable' attempts by some state governments to distract attention from their failures and spread panic among the people.
Restrictions prove to be counter-productive as traders in Nagpur crowd protesting against the curbs on Tuesday.(PTI)
Restrictions prove to be counter-productive as traders in Nagpur crowd protesting against the curbs on Tuesday.(PTI)

Maharashtra Covid curbs: Discussions were held, says Raut as protests surface

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 03:12 PM IST
BJP, Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navniram Sena are demanding that non-essential shops be allowed to remain open for at least a few hours in a day.
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a man to test for COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 5, 2021. India reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Monday, and officials in the hard-hit state home to Mumbai are returning to the closure of some businesses and places of worship in a bid to slow the spread. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a man to test for COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 5, 2021. India reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Monday, and officials in the hard-hit state home to Mumbai are returning to the closure of some businesses and places of worship in a bid to slow the spread. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)(AP)

Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 caseload dips by 10,000, Mumbai's tally down too

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:22 PM IST
  • This decrease in daily caseload is due to a dip in the number of samples. On Sunday, 1,96,988 tests were carried out, whereas today, this number dipped to 1,75,682, the health bulletin showed
A health worker collecting Covid-19 test sample at Kempegowda bus stand in Bengaluru.(PTI)
A health worker collecting Covid-19 test sample at Kempegowda bus stand in Bengaluru.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Bengaluru might see 6,500 daily Covid-19 cases by April 20

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
In Maharashtra, malls have to be shut by 8pm now.(Reuters File Photo )
In Maharashtra, malls have to be shut by 8pm now.(Reuters File Photo )

Night curfew, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra: What’s allowed, what’s not

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • The stricter curbs in Maharashtra were announced after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with his cabinet minister as daily Covid-19 cases have touched nearly 50,000.
Thane, India - April 03, 2021: Covid-19 havoc has increased in Thane city and the number of state transport buses coming from outside city and state has been reduced so the Khopat bus depot Thanev is not crowded so the number of passengers in the bus has also decreased ,at Thane, Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 03, 2021. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Thane, India - April 03, 2021: Covid-19 havoc has increased in Thane city and the number of state transport buses coming from outside city and state has been reduced so the Khopat bus depot Thanev is not crowded so the number of passengers in the bus has also decreased ,at Thane, Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 03, 2021. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )

Maharashtra to witness night curfew, weekend lockdown: A look at stricter curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Maharashtra's shopping malls, bars, restaurants and small shops will be open only for take-aways and parcels from Monday to curb the Covid-19 spread.
The announcement comes a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that stricter rules will be imposed in the state over the weekend following a massive increase in daily cases of the coronavirus disease.(HT file)
The announcement comes a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that stricter rules will be imposed in the state over the weekend following a massive increase in daily cases of the coronavirus disease.(HT file)

Students from classes 1 to 8 in Maharashtra to be promoted without exams

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Amid the COVID-19 surge, students from Class 1 to Class 8 in Maharashtra will be promoted to the next class without any examination, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced on Saturday.
BMC medical staff conducting rapid antigen based Covid-19 tests of tourists visiting the Gateway of India, at Colaba in Mumbai on April 2, 2021. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
BMC medical staff conducting rapid antigen based Covid-19 tests of tourists visiting the Gateway of India, at Colaba in Mumbai on April 2, 2021. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Highest spike of 8,832 cases in Mumbai; Maharashtra records over 47,000 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 08:26 PM IST
The caseload in Mumbai has now climbed to 432,367 with 11,727 deaths and 361,043 recoveries. This is also the second consecutive day that cases breached the 8,000-mark in the city.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (ANI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (ANI)

Covid-19: Uddhav Thackeray to address people of Maharashtra at 8:30pm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Maharashtra is among the eight states in India which account for 84.61% of the daily new Covid-19 cases.
Param Bir Singh. (HT File Photo)
Param Bir Singh. (HT File Photo)

Bombay HC reserves order in PILs by Param Bir Singh, others seeking CBI probe

By KAY Dodhiya , Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 01:57 AM IST
The court made the observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Singh seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against Deshmukh.
Maharashtra again sees a spike of nearly 40,000 cases on Wednesday, after reporting comparatively lower numbers for a few days.(AP)
Maharashtra again sees a spike of nearly 40,000 cases on Wednesday, after reporting comparatively lower numbers for a few days.(AP)

227 deaths in 24 hours; Maharashtra again reports nearly 40,000 new Covid cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 08:30 PM IST
On October 20, there were 213 deaths in 24 hours. Since then, the daily toll started falling as the Covid-19 situation was gradually improving.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(ANI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(ANI)

Maharashtra rules out statewide lockdown for now, localised curbs possible

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 02:32 AM IST
The state government is likely to decide on shutting down restaurants, hotels, theatres and reducing business house hours in a meeting slated to be chaired by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray this weekend.
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(@AnilDeshmukhNCP/Twitter )
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(@AnilDeshmukhNCP/Twitter )

PIL seeking independent probe against Anil Deshmukh to be heard today

By KAY Dodhiya
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 07:08 AM IST
Advocate calls for probe by ED, CBI or an independent agency into malpractices alleged by former city top cop
In an eight-page letter, the former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh on March 20 accused Deshmukh of running a bribery ring.(HT Photo)
In an eight-page letter, the former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh on March 20 accused Deshmukh of running a bribery ring.(HT Photo)

Retired HC judge will probe graft allegations: Deshmukh

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 05:21 AM IST
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, in a meeting with senior state ministers on March 24, decided to set up a judicial probe into the allegations against Deshmukh.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (File photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (File photo)

Covid-19: Night curfew imposed in Maharashtra from March 28

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Thackeray announced his decision after chairing a meeting with all divisional commissioners, collectors, SPs, and senior doctors of district hospitals to review the virus situation in the state. He also asked authorities to beef up infrastructure for better handling of the situation.
A health worker thermally screens a passenger at CSMT Railway Station, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra. (PTI)
A health worker thermally screens a passenger at CSMT Railway Station, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra. (PTI)

Maha Covid-19 spike: 132 deaths in last 24 hours, single-day surge of over 28k

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Pune district, which has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in the country, reported 5,722 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.
On Thursday, Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil took to Twitter to confirm the news of his coronavirus infection. (TWITTER/@Jayant_R_Patil).
On Thursday, Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil took to Twitter to confirm the news of his coronavirus infection. (TWITTER/@Jayant_R_Patil).

Param Bir Singh letter: No question of replacing Deshmukh, says NCP leader

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 11:38 AM IST
"If we ask Deshmukh to resign now, we would be doing what certain people want," Jayant Patil said.
Home minister Anil Deshmukh said he will file a defamation suit against Param Bir Singh for the "false allegations". (HT File)
Home minister Anil Deshmukh said he will file a defamation suit against Param Bir Singh for the "false allegations". (HT File)

'How many sacrifices to save king?': Who said what on Param Bir Singh's letter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 09:48 AM IST
MNS chief and Udhhav Thackeray's cousin Raj Thackeray said the incident dents Maharashtra's image.
Despite the steady rise in the number of fresh infections in Mumbai, people crowded Dadar vegetable market on Saturday. (Photo: ANI)
Despite the steady rise in the number of fresh infections in Mumbai, people crowded Dadar vegetable market on Saturday. (Photo: ANI)

Mumbai Covid-19: No need to wait for vaccination's scheduled date, rules BMC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:11 AM IST
The civic body will bear the cost of the random rapid antigen tests to be started in the city, except those being conducted at malls.
Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau. (File Photo / REUTERS)

News updates from HT| Detention of Canadians strains China-West ties: Trudeau

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An intense Western Disturbance is likely to cause scattered to widespread rainfall. (ANI Photo)
An intense Western Disturbance is likely to cause scattered to widespread rainfall. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Rain likely in northwest India till March 24

PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 08:44 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 health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for coronavirus tests at the CSMT railway station on Wednesday.(PTI)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for coronavirus tests at the CSMT railway station on Wednesday.(PTI)

Massive Covid-19 spike in Maharashtra: 23,179 cases in 24 hrs; 2,377 in Mumbai

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:38 PM IST
Maharashtra's case positivity rate is 16 per cent while the national rate is 5 per cent. 'This is worrying,' health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Wednesday.
People flout Covid norms at Mahatma Phule Mandai in Pune. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)
People flout Covid norms at Mahatma Phule Mandai in Pune. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra Covid-19 'second wave': What state ministers have said on lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Health minister Rajesh Tope has recently said that lockdown is not an answer to the rise of Covid-19 cases in the state.
Heavy crowd seen on a road as lockdown imposed in the city fron 15th March to 21st march amid raise in Covid case, in Nagpur on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Heavy crowd seen on a road as lockdown imposed in the city fron 15th March to 21st march amid raise in Covid case, in Nagpur on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Day before lockdown begins, Nagpur records spike of 1,976 fresh Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Pune has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in the country, but its daily rise is lower than Nagpur.
The western state started its vaccination drive on January 16 with jabs given to all health care and frontline workers under the first phase.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo)
The western state started its vaccination drive on January 16 with jabs given to all health care and frontline workers under the first phase.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo)

Maharashtra vaccinates nearly 255,000 on Friday, highest single-day jabs so far

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Maharashtra has recorded 2,282,191 Covid-19 disease cases and 52,723 related deaths till now. On Friday, 15,817 fresh cases were recorded, which have been the highest since October 1 last year, when 16,476 people were tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
An elderly Indian woman enquires about Covid-19 vaccination in Mumbai.(AP)
An elderly Indian woman enquires about Covid-19 vaccination in Mumbai.(AP)

Over 15k new Covid cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai sees highest jump in months

UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:12 PM IST
As many as 90 per cent patients in Mumbai, who tested positive for Covid-19 in January and February this year, were residents of high-rise buildings
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