Fadnavis writes to Sonia, slams Maharashtra govt’s handling of pandemic | India News – Times of India

Fadnavis writes to Sonia, slams Maharashtra govt's handling of pandemic | India News - Times of India

MUMBAI: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi about the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra, and said she should rather advise the states where her party is in power about how to handle the pandemic. State Congress leaders hit back, alleging that the BJP-led Union government’s “arrogance and complacency” led to … Read more

Maharashtra Reports 39,923 New Covid-19 Cases, Lowest in One and Half Months

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Maharashtra on Friday reported 39,923 new COVID-19 cases and 695 deaths, the state health department said. The number of new infections dipped below 40,000 for the first time since March 31 when 39,544 cases had been recorded. On Thursday, the daily case count was 42,582. The state’s caseload now is 53,09,215, while the death toll … Read more

Caste Panchayat Asks Woman to Lick Spit for Second Marriage in Maharashtra

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A 35-year-old woman, who married for a second time post-divorce, was ordered by a ‘caste panchayat’ of her community to lick spit as punishment in Maharashtra’s Akola district, an official said on Friday. The caste panchayat also ordered the woman to pay Rs 1 lakh to it for her act, he said. Showing courage, the … Read more

Black Fungus Has Claimed 52 Lives in Maharashtra So Far: Official

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As many as 52 people have died due to Mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection, in Maharashtra since the Covid-19 outbreak last year, a senior health department official said on Friday. Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, became a much talked about subject after some recovering and recovered coronavirus patients were found infected with … Read more

Posing As Remdesivir Dealers, Online Fraudsters Cheat Maharashtra People

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The action was taken based on a complaint lodged on Wednesday. (Representational) Mumbai: Maharashtra Cyber, the state police’s cyber wing, has registered a case against online fraudsters who cheated people by posing as dealers of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, drugs used in the treatment of COVID-19, an official said on Thursday. In several of these cases, … Read more

Elderly Man Given 2 Different Vaccines in Maharashtra, Probe Ordered

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In a mix-up, a 72-year-old man in Maharashtra was inoculated with two separate COVID-19 vaccines, prompting authorities to investigate the lapse, which could have unforeseeable consequences. A resident of a village in Jalna district, Dattatraya Waghmare said he received his first dose of Bharat Biotech’s vaccine Covaxin on March 22 at a rural hospital in … Read more

Maharashtra Extends Lockdown-like Curbs Till June 1; What’s Allowed and What’s Not

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The Maharashtra government on Thursday extended lockdown like restrictions till June 1 to break the chain of covid-19 infections in the state. Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order said the restrictions will remain in force till 7 am on June 1. The western Indian state curfew in place since April 15 following a steep … Read more

Maharashtra Extends Covid-19 Curbs Till 7am on June 1, Negative RT-PCR Report Mandatory to Enter State

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In view of rising coronavirus cases, the Maharashtra government on Thursday extended the lockdown till June 1, 7 am. The lockdown has been imposed under the ‘break the chain’ initiative to contain the further spread of the deadly virus. The Uddhav Thackeray-led state government also imposed new stringent restrictions including carrying a negative RT-PCR report … Read more

Adar Poonawalla Promises to Deliver 1.5 Cr Covishield Doses After May 20: Maharashtra Minister

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Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has assured Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray of providing a supply of 1.5 crore doses of Covishield after May 20, health minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday. Tope told reporters the state will start the vaccination drive for the 18-44 years age group after they receive the consignment, … Read more

After Maharashtra, Karnataka to Use Vaccines for 2nd Doses of 44+ Age Group; Drive for 18+ Suspended

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Like Maharashtra, the Karnataka government Wednesday suspended vaccination for the age group of 18-44 starting May 14 at government centres. The existing vaccine dose supply would be utilised for administering the second dose for those above the age of 45, the government said. “The state government on May 7 decided to utilise the complete supply … Read more

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