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 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

23 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Friday reported over 14,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.64 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.8%.

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accused Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn her complaint, reports said on Friday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

22 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported at least 14,000 fresh infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.62 million cases.

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

21 Jan 2021

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

17 Jan 2021

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

On Saturday, India launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive, inoculating 1.91 lakh people on the first day alone.

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

15 Jan 2021

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

India recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases per million population in the last seven days which is one of the lowest in the world when compared with countries like the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, Brazil, France, and Italy, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

15 Jan 2021

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, repaid Rs. 55 lakh that she took as an "interest-free" loan from the wife of an accused in the PMC Bank scam after she was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Rape accused Maharashtra minister cries conspiracy; BJP demands action

13 Jan 2021

Rape accused Maharashtra minister cries conspiracy; BJP demands action

Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has been accused of rape, a charge he denied saying he was in a consensual relationship with the accuser's sister and that they were blackmailing him.

Explosion in equipment could have triggered fire that killed newborns

11 Jan 2021

Explosion in equipment could have triggered fire that killed newborns

The fire that took the lives of 10 newborn children on Saturday could have been sparked by an explosion in one of the radiant warmers kept at the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital, Maharashtra, officials involved with the probe have indicated.

Delhi, eight other states confirm bird flu, key meeting today

11 Jan 2021

Delhi, eight other states confirm bird flu, key meeting today

Delhi has become the ninth state to confirm bird flu, sparking worries among authorities, and prompting the decision to close Sanjay Lake for visitors.

Hospital fire: Couple loses fourth child after three stillborn kids

11 Jan 2021

Hospital fire: Couple loses fourth child after three stillborn kids

The sorrow of the Bhanarkar couple has been immeasurable as their daughter born last week, after 14 years of marriage and three stillborn children, died in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Saturday in the Special Newborn Care Unit of a four-story hospital in Maharashtra's Bhandara district.

Man dies as rope around neck turns fatal during sex

09 Jan 2021

Man dies as rope around neck turns fatal during sex

A 30-year-old man died in Nagpur on Friday allegedly due to suffocation after a rope tied around his neck during sex with a woman proved to be fatal, the local police said.

Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued

09 Jan 2021

Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued

In a terrible incident, ten newborn children died of suffocation after a fire broke out in a Maharashtra hospital; seven others were rescued.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

06 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

India on Tuesday reported nearly 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.37 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Fiat Chrysler eyes expansion in India with $250 million investment

05 Jan 2021

Fiat Chrysler eyes expansion in India with $250 million investment

In a bid to expand its presence in India, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will invest $250 million in the country. As part of the plan, the company will launch four new SUVs under its Jeep brand over the next two years.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

05 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Restore Aurangzeb-built fort Qila-e-Ark, make it tourist hub: Experts

04 Jan 2021

Restore Aurangzeb-built fort Qila-e-Ark, make it tourist hub: Experts

Aurangabad's Qila-e-Ark, a palace built by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, is lying in a dilapidated condition and cultural experts have demanded that it be conserved to make it a tourist attraction.

After Kangana's attack, Urmila Matondkar hits back at her

04 Jan 2021

After Kangana's attack, Urmila Matondkar hits back at her

Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar has hit back at actor Kangana Ranaut for commenting on the purchase of her new office space.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

04 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.

PMC Bank: Money trail leading to Sanjay Raut's wife unearthed

02 Jan 2021

PMC Bank: Money trail leading to Sanjay Raut's wife unearthed

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached properties worth Rs. 72 crore of Pravin Raut, in connection to the PMC Bank scam. As per the agency, his wife Madhuri gave Rs. 55 lakh to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

01 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.

Comedian Raju Srivastava receives death threat call

31 Dec 2020

Comedian Raju Srivastava receives death threat call

Comedian and chief of Uttar Pradesh Film Vikas Parishad, Raju Srivastava, has received a death threat call.

Maharashtra: Hotels to function till 11 pm on December 31

30 Dec 2020

Maharashtra: Hotels to function till 11 pm on December 31

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, on Wednesday, said hotels, restaurants, pubs, and bars in Maharashtra will remain open till 11 pm on December 31.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

30 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after witnessing the lowest single-day spike in over six months. The nationwide tally has risen to 10.24 million cases.

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over six months.

SSR case: CBI should furnish results, says Rhea's lawyer

28 Dec 2020

SSR case: CBI should furnish results, says Rhea's lawyer

Months after Bollywood's rising star Sushant Singh Rajput died by alleged suicide in June, the lawyer of Rhea Chakraborty, the actor who faced a flurry of accusations, has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to release its findings.

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

28 Dec 2020

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

In connection to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

28 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after the nation saw a "landmark" decline in its infection trajectory. The nationwide tally has now risen to 10.2 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

25 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.14 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

24 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 24,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.1 million cases. The recovery rate now stands at 95.7%.

Over coronavirus strain, Karnataka imposes night curfew till January 2

23 Dec 2020

Over coronavirus strain, Karnataka imposes night curfew till January 2

The government of Karnataka has imposed a night curfew from today (December 23) until January 2, in the wake of the new coronavirus strain which emerged in the United Kingdom last week.

'Irresponsible,' says Sussanne Khan on reports of her arrest

23 Dec 2020

'Irresponsible,' says Sussanne Khan on reports of her arrest

Celebrity interior designer Sussanne Khan, who recently made headlines for her alleged arrest at a Mumbai club, has denied the reports.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to almost 10.1 million.

Kangana Ranaut has right to express her thoughts: Bombay HC

22 Dec 2020

Kangana Ranaut has right to express her thoughts: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court, while hearing a criminal plea against Kangana Ranaut over her alleged offensive tweets, said the actor has the right to have a Twitter account and express her thoughts through it.

Guru Randhawa, Sussanne Khan arrested in raid at Mumbai club

22 Dec 2020

Guru Randhawa, Sussanne Khan arrested in raid at Mumbai club

Cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa and interior designer Sussanne Khan were among scores of people arrested in Mumbai last night after a raid was conducted at the city's Dragonfly club.