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Uddhav Thackeray said family doctors should focus on patients in home isolation so that if required, they can be shifted to hospitals timely. (ANI Photo)

Role of private doctors crucial in fight against Covid-19: Uddhav Thackeray

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Addressing around 700 private doctors from across the state during a meeting held via video conference, Thackeray appealed to them to join hands with the state administration to curb spread of the viral infection.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (ANI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (ANI Photo)

Maharashtra preparing for third wave of Covid-19, Uddhav Thackeray announces

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said his government has decided to increase oxygen production of the state by 3,000 metric tonnes from 1,200 metric tonnes at the moment under the ‘Mission Oxygen’ initiative.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT File)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT File)

Disappointed by verdict on Maratha reservation, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:17 PM IST
The apex court rejected reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for Marathas, introduced by the state government in 2018, on the grounds that it breached the 50% cap on reservations.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state via a video message at 8.30pm on Friday.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state via a video message at 8.30pm on Friday.

No need for stricter Covid-19 lockdown in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 08:44 PM IST
"If we had not slowed down, we would have reached one million active cases, but currently we have restrained them to less than 700,000," Uddhav Thackeray said.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (HT_PRINT)

Centre approves supply of 4.35L vials of Remdesivir to Maharashtra, CM thanks PM

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 07:41 AM IST
CM Thackeray had intimated PM Modi about the problems caused by the shortage of Remdesivir and requested him to approve a consignment of the antiviral medication to the state, according to the CMO.
A deserted view of Marine Drive in Mumbai due to curfew-like restrictions which are already in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.(ANI photo)
A deserted view of Marine Drive in Mumbai due to curfew-like restrictions which are already in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.(ANI photo)

Covid-19 surge: Maharashtra government announces strict curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:11 PM IST
This comes on a day when Maharashtra recorded 568 deaths due to Covid-19 - its highest ever since the beginning of the pandemic - and 67,468 fresh cases. The restrictions will come into effect from 8pm on Thursday.
Later in the day, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray confirmed that he called the Prime Minister.(CMO)(HT_PRINT)
Later in the day, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray confirmed that he called the Prime Minister.(CMO)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra, Centre trade barbs over oxygen supply, remdesivir

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 06:39 AM IST
State minority affairs minister and NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said chief minister Thackeray tried to contact Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone to take up the shortage of oxygen and remdesivir but was told that the PM is on a Bengal tour.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also announced an initiative to distribute ration consisting of 3 kilograms of wheat and 2 kilograms of rice for a month
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also announced an initiative to distribute ration consisting of 3 kilograms of wheat and 2 kilograms of rice for a month

Monetary assistance, free food during curfew in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:54 PM IST
  • Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement of assistance comes after the comments of opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis earlier this month, asking the government to provide financial assistance to the poor and middle class if a lockdown-like situation arises.
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.
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.
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.
“On the one hand there is a public sentiment but on the other hand, there is an outbreak of coronavirus, in which case if you want to win this battle you have to go through some hardships,” Thackeray said.(HT_PRINT)
“On the one hand there is a public sentiment but on the other hand, there is an outbreak of coronavirus, in which case if you want to win this battle you have to go through some hardships,” Thackeray said.(HT_PRINT)

Covid-19: Maharashtra CM Thackeray hints at lockdown as situation worsens

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Speaking at an all-party meeting held virtually to review the Covid-19 situation in the state, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also said that his government will address the issues of the livelihood of the poor, labourers and daily-wagers.
Western and Central Railways authorities said women passengers do not need to show their identity cards or scan a QR code on their smart phones in their bid to travel by suburban trains.(Praful Gangurde)
Western and Central Railways authorities said women passengers do not need to show their identity cards or scan a QR code on their smart phones in their bid to travel by suburban trains.(Praful Gangurde)

Covid-19: No more platform tickets at these Maharashtra railway stations

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 12:43 PM IST
The Central Railway official also rubbished rumours of overcrowding at railway stations and discouraged people from sharing such videos.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray gestures at the media after paying tribute at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray gestures at the media after paying tribute at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Uddhav Thackeray urges PM Modi to lower the age bar for Covid vaccine to 25

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 09:32 PM IST
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Thackeray reasoned that the move will benefit Maharashtra - the worst-affected state - and those vaccinated by reducing the severity among the young and working population falling in that age bracket.
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.
A man gives final touches to Easter eggs with a message on protection from Covid-19, on the eve of Easter Sunday, at Sion in Mumbai on April 3.(PTI Photo)
A man gives final touches to Easter eggs with a message on protection from Covid-19, on the eve of Easter Sunday, at Sion in Mumbai on April 3.(PTI Photo)

Lockdown-like curbs announced in Maharashtra; malls and cinemas shut

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Maharashtra Covid-19: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a cabinet meeting on Sunday to take stock on the Covid-19 situation in the state. Maharashtra has been badly hit by the coronavirus disease.
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.
“The Maha-Vikas Aghadi government must own it up and take responsibility now,” Fadnavis tweeted(HT file photo)
“The Maha-Vikas Aghadi government must own it up and take responsibility now,” Fadnavis tweeted(HT file photo)

‘Corruption in BMC might have led to...’: Fadnavis on Mumbai hospital fire

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Eleven Covid-19 patients have lost their lives so far in the fire at the Sunrise Hospital inside the Dreams Mall in Bhandup. The hospital is situated on the top floor of the mall. An official told news agency PTI on Friday that the fire broke out around Thursday midnight.
NCP leader and state home minister Anil Deshmukh has been accused of running an extortion racket with the help of Mumbai cops.(HT FILE PHOTO)
NCP leader and state home minister Anil Deshmukh has been accused of running an extortion racket with the help of Mumbai cops.(HT FILE PHOTO)

News updates from HT: BJP steps up pressure on Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that lockdown looks like an option as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. (@OfficeofUT/Twitter Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that lockdown looks like an option as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. (@OfficeofUT/Twitter Photo)

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray sees ‘lockdown as an option’ amid Covid-19 spike

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Pointing to the situation when the pandemic was at its peak last year, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that there was nothing to fight the virus with then.
A healthcare worker conducts thermal screening of a passenger at CSMT Railway Station in Mumbai on Wednesday, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)
A healthcare worker conducts thermal screening of a passenger at CSMT Railway Station in Mumbai on Wednesday, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh temporarily stops bus service to and from Maharashtra

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, recorded 25,833 new cases of Covid-19 - its highest ever since the beginning of the pandemic. This took the state's caseload to 23,96,340, while the death toll jumped to 53,138 with 58 new fatalities.
Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil.(PTI)
Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil.(PTI)

CM Thackeray responsible for the Sachin Waze episode, says Maharashtra BJP chief

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Sachin Waze, who was Assistant Police Inspector in the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) and was later transferred to the Citizen Facilitation Centre at Mumbai Police Headquarters after his name came up in Mansukh Hiran death case.
Fadnavis said Waze was posted in Crime Intelligence Unit, a sensitive and important arm of the Crime Branch, that too by giving him charge after transferring the inspector level official heading it. He was handling every case in the CIU despite being just an assistant police inspector (API) because he was confident he had the backing of the ruling Shiv Sena, Fadnavis alleged.(HT File photo)
Fadnavis said Waze was posted in Crime Intelligence Unit, a sensitive and important arm of the Crime Branch, that too by giving him charge after transferring the inspector level official heading it. He was handling every case in the CIU despite being just an assistant police inspector (API) because he was confident he had the backing of the ruling Shiv Sena, Fadnavis alleged.(HT File photo)

BJP's Fadnavis, Patil slam Shiv Sena's backing of assistant inspector Waze

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 05:19 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Waze on Saturday night for his alleged involvement in placing the explosives-laden vehicle on Carmichael Road near Ambani's residence Antilia on February 25.
CM in a televised address said the state is now better prepared to deal with any surge compared to the previous waves, and that the government would try to avoid wider lockdowns as far as possible and target curbs only in hotspot areas.(HT_PRINT)
CM in a televised address said the state is now better prepared to deal with any surge compared to the previous waves, and that the government would try to avoid wider lockdowns as far as possible and target curbs only in hotspot areas.(HT_PRINT)

Lockdown to be enforced in parts of Maha, says CM

By HT Correspondents, Mumbai/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 03:10 AM IST
On Thursday, there were14,317new cases in the state – the most so far since the beginning of this year.
People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India, March 10, 2021. (REUTERS)
People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India, March 10, 2021. (REUTERS)

13K new cases, 99K active cases in India's most affected state: 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:13 AM IST
The state, on the brink of another strict lockdown, recorded 13,659 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest one-day spike this year.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke about the Motera stadium while replying to a discussion on the Governor's address in the state assembly.(HT_PRINT)
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke about the Motera stadium while replying to a discussion on the Governor's address in the state assembly.(HT_PRINT)

‘Won’t lose match as stadium’s name is Narendra Modi’: Thackeray’s dig at Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:56 PM IST
"You erase name of Vallabh bhai (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), do not award Bharat Ratna to Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and try to teach Hindutva to us," Thackeray said in Maharashtra assembly.
Rathod is allegedly involved in the death case of 22-year-old girl Pooja Chavan.(HT Photo)
Rathod is allegedly involved in the death case of 22-year-old girl Pooja Chavan.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra CM asked for Rathod's resignation to avoid chaos in assembly: BJP

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly and BJP leader Pravin Darekar said the BJP expect some more drama in a few days over Rathod's resignation.
Kangana Ranaut visits her Mumbai office.
Kangana Ranaut visits her Mumbai office.

Kangana visits partially demolished Mumbai office, says her 'heart broke again'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:55 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut on Monday shared photos of her partially demolished Mumbai office, and said that her 'heart broke again' after she visited the property.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. (HT FILE)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. (HT FILE)

CM won't come under pressure: Raut on demand for minister's ouster

PTI | , Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:08 PM IST
The opposition BJP in the state has demanded Rathod's resignation, even as the minister has denied that he had anything to do with the death.
Maharashtra has seen an unprecedented rise in coronavirus infection cases in the past week.(Reuters)
Maharashtra has seen an unprecedented rise in coronavirus infection cases in the past week.(Reuters)

Over 57k vaccinated on Monday: All you need to know about Covid in Maharashtra

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
A majority of the beneficiaries were given shots of the Covishield vaccine, a statement issued by the government said.
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