Maharashtra

Located in the western region of India, Maharashtra is the third largest state (by area) and the second most populous state in India with a population of 112 million. It is one of the most industrialized, wealthy and developed states in India with a per capita income of ₹1.0035 lakh (US$1,600). The state has 36 districts with Mumbai being the capital of the state.

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Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.07 million with 16K+ new cases

27 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.07 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Friday reported more than 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.07 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.06 million with 15K+ new cases

26 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.06 million with 15K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported more than 15,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.06 million cases.

Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test COVID-19 positive at hostel

25 Feb 2021

Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test COVID-19 positive at hostel

Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, a major cluster has emerged from the state.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.04 million with 17K+ new cases

25 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.04 million with 17K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported more than 17,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.04 million cases.

Palghar lynching case: Fresh chargesheet to be placed on record

24 Feb 2021

Palghar lynching case: Fresh chargesheet to be placed on record

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Maharashtra Police to place on record the second supplementary chargesheet filed in the Palghar lynching case before it in two weeks.

As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

23 Feb 2021

As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

Considering how coronavirus cases are rising again, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on Monday imposed new restrictions at a number of places. At least three other states, including Karnataka, enforced rules to screen visitors coming from "high-risk" Maharashtra.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.01 million with 10K+ new cases

23 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.01 million with 10K+ new cases

India on Monday reported more than 10,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.01 million cases.

Uddhav Thackeray says lockdown 'imminent' if coronavirus cases keep rising

22 Feb 2021

Uddhav Thackeray says lockdown 'imminent' if coronavirus cases keep rising

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said a lockdown would have to be re-imposed in the state if the daily coronavirus tally maintains the same trend for the next 8-15 days.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11 million with 14K+ new cases

22 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported more than 14,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11 million cases.

NCP leader Eknath Khadse tests coronavirus positive for second time

20 Feb 2021

NCP leader Eknath Khadse tests coronavirus positive for second time

Eknath Khadse, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Maharashtra Minister Bacchu Kadu revealed separately that they have contracted coronavirus for the second time.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.97 million with 13K+ new cases

20 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.97 million with 13K+ new cases

India on Friday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.97 million cases.

Maharashtra: New curbs imposed in Mumbai amid rising coronavirus cases

19 Feb 2021

Maharashtra: New curbs imposed in Mumbai amid rising coronavirus cases

Maharashtra, which has remained the worst-affected Indian state since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, is once again dealing with an alarming rise in cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.96 million with 13K+ new cases

19 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.96 million with 13K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.95 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.95 million with 12K+ new cases

18 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.95 million with 12K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported more than 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.95 million cases.

Why are coronavirus infections rising in Maharashtra again?

17 Feb 2021

Why are coronavirus infections rising in Maharashtra again?

The COVID-19 situation in the state of Maharashtra has worsened over the past weeks. The state, which already has the highest number of cases in India, is now reporting one of the highest positivity rates in infections.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.93 million with 11K+ new cases

17 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.93 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported more than 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.93 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.92 million with 9K+ new cases

16 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.92 million with 9K+ new cases

India on Monday reported more than 9,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.92 million cases.

PM Modi condoles death of 16 laborers in Maharashtra's Jalgaon

15 Feb 2021

PM Modi condoles death of 16 laborers in Maharashtra's Jalgaon

Sixteen persons were killed after a truck overturned in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, the police said on Monday.

Open war in Maharashtra, BJP trying to destabilize government: Raut

15 Feb 2021

Open war in Maharashtra, BJP trying to destabilize government: Raut

Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut has once again launched a sharp attack against former ally, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing it of trying to destabilize the Maharashtra government.

Twelve booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage

11 Feb 2021

Twelve booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage

Police registered an offense against at least 12 persons for allegedly ordering social boycott of a 23-year-old man and his family in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra after he married a woman belonging to his caste.

Kerala reports maximum coronavirus cases and deaths in a day

11 Feb 2021

Kerala reports maximum coronavirus cases and deaths in a day

Kerala, which was lauded globally for its response to the coronavirus pandemic initially, is now struggling to contain the surge in cases.

Need to probe mutant strain's presence in Kerala, Maharashtra: Guleria

10 Feb 2021

Need to probe mutant strain's presence in Kerala, Maharashtra: Guleria

Dr. Randeep Guleria, the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, indicated that Kerala and Maharashtra could be hit by a mutant strain of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India records lowest daily deaths in nine months

07 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India records lowest daily deaths in nine months

On Sunday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 78 fresh fatalities due to COVID-19 over a 24 hour period, marking the lowest number of daily deaths in over nine months.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.8 million with 12K+ new cases

05 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.8 million with 12K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.8 million cases.

Eight states/UTs with high COVID-19 positivity rate worrying: Government

04 Feb 2021

Eight states/UTs with high COVID-19 positivity rate worrying: Government

The central government on Thursday took note of the "worrying" COVID-19 situation in eight states and union territories.

Woman accuses Maharashtra minister of confining their kids

04 Feb 2021

Woman accuses Maharashtra minister of confining their kids

A woman who had been in a relationship with Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde has submitted a police complaint alleging he has kept their two children in his bungalow in Mumbai for the last three months and was not allowing her to meet or speak to them.

Maharashtra: 12 kids administered sanitizer instead of polio drops

02 Feb 2021

Maharashtra: 12 kids administered sanitizer instead of polio drops

In a shocking case of negligence, 12 kids in Maharashtra had to be hospitalized after they were given hand sanitizer instead of the oral polio vaccine on Sunday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.75 million with 11K+ new cases

01 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.75 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported more than 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.75 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

30 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

India on Friday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.73 million cases.

Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

29 Jan 2021

Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

The Maharashtra government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

29 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.72 million cases.

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

28 Jan 2021

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

The Bombay High Court's recent ruling that groping a minor without skin-to-skin contact does not constitute sexual assault has faced severe flak.

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

28 Jan 2021

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

28 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.7 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.9%.

Will consider reopening schools for classes 1-4: Maharashtra Government

27 Jan 2021

Will consider reopening schools for classes 1-4: Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government will consider reopening schools for students of classes 1st to 4th if schools can smoothly run classes 5th to 8th that are set to restart from January 27, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.67 million with 9K new cases

26 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.67 million with 9K new cases

India on Monday reported roughly 9,000 coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over seven months.

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

25 Jan 2021

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike will be re-released in theaters on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26, 2021.

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

24 Jan 2021

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

Over 1,200 farmers from Maharashtra's Nashik headed to state capital Mumbai on Saturday in protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

22 Jan 2021

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.

Maharashtra: Woman withdraws rape allegations against minister Dhananjay Munde

22 Jan 2021

Maharashtra: Woman withdraws rape allegations against minister Dhananjay Munde

The woman who accused Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn her complaint, reports said on Friday.