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 surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

India on Sunday reported roughly 8,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 1.9 lakh. The death toll also rose to 5,403.

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

31 May 2020

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

After senior Congress leader Chandrakant Handore recovered from COVID-19, a huge crowd gathered to welcome him in Mumbai on Saturday night.

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

31 May 2020

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

After studying several COVID-19 positive cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has determined that nearly 30% of the infections in the country were of asymptomatic nature.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

31 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

India on Saturday recorded roughly 8,600 new coronavirus infections—the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases yet.

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

30 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

As India nears the end of the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, the Centre is preparing guidelines for "Lockdown 5.0."

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

29 May 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to support the people of West Bengal, who are currently reeling under the aftermath of the catastrophic Amphan cyclone.

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

29 May 2020

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

National award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim recently faced massive backlash after she put out a controversial tweet.

End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

29 May 2020

End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and number 2 in his government, Home Minister Amit Shah, met on Friday to discuss the strategy on the country-wide lockdown, whose fourth phase is due to end on Sunday, May 31. The big announcement could be made tomorrow.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

29 May 2020

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

As Lockdown 4.0 is nearing its climax on May 31, states and Centre are now pondering over the most important question — how much of relaxations must be given to stop an exponential rise of COVID-19 cases while also helping the bruised economy?

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

29 May 2020

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

28 May 2020

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

Sambit Patra, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was hospitalized in Gurugram, Haryana, after he displayed symptoms of coronavirus, reports said on Thursday.

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

28 May 2020

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

With locusts blanketing a number of states, wiping off vegetation in a matter of hours, and entering urban areas too, the Central government on Wednesday said drones have been deployed to mitigate the effect.

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

28 May 2020

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

India on Wednesday recorded a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections with over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases.

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

27 May 2020

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

Several parts of northern and central India have been reeling under an intense heatwave and according to the India Meteorological Department, there will likely be no respite for the next 24 hours.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

26 May 2020

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

Here's how Bollywood plans to get back in action

26 May 2020

Here's how Bollywood plans to get back in action

The film industry saw initial signs of revival on Monday, as Akshay Kumar and director R. Balki stepped out to film a coronavirus awareness advertisement for the government.

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

26 May 2020

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

Just as India battles coronavirus pandemic, it is faced with another problem — locusts — who are destroying crops and entering residential areas.

Karan Johar's domestic helps test positive for coronavirus

26 May 2020

Karan Johar's domestic helps test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has confirmed that two members of his household staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

26 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.

With limited crew and social-distancing, Akshay Kumar shoots in Mumbai

26 May 2020

With limited crew and social-distancing, Akshay Kumar shoots in Mumbai

The coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions have brought the movie industry to a standstill, and the future of showbiz remains uncertain, to say the least.

Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh's 2 districts

25 May 2020

Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh's 2 districts

Two districts in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown by a month till June 30.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

25 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

India on Sunday recorded roughly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day.

Mumbai: Man booked for thrashing wife over cooking 'tasteless' khichdi

24 May 2020

Mumbai: Man booked for thrashing wife over cooking 'tasteless' khichdi

In a shocking incident, a 39-year-old man allegedly assaulted his wife over her cooking in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

24 May 2020

Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the lockdown may not be lifted on May 31 as the "multiplication of the virus" is picking up.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

24 May 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

23 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

India on Friday detected roughly 6,500 fresh cases of COVID-19, marking the highest single-jump day in coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day.

Lockdown prevented 20 lakh COVID-19 cases, 54,000 deaths: Government

22 May 2020

Lockdown prevented 20 lakh COVID-19 cases, 54,000 deaths: Government

India has managed to avert an estimated 20 lakh cases of COVID-19 and saved 54,000 lives due to the nationwide lockdown, the government said on Friday. The government said that the lockdown was timely, proactive, and pre-emptive.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

22 May 2020

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

22 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

India on Thursday recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases yet, with over 6,000 coronavirus infections.

Government ready for limited resumption of film shoots: Maharashtra CM

21 May 2020

Government ready for limited resumption of film shoots: Maharashtra CM

In a huge relief to film producers and entertainment artists, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked delegates of the theater and film industry to come up with an action plan on the limited resumption of shoots and post-production activities.

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

21 May 2020

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India surged past 1.12 lakh, with an uptick of over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the outbreak also stood at 3,434.

Film body seeks permission to resume post-production work

20 May 2020

Film body seeks permission to resume post-production work

As movie theaters remain shuttered and film shoots stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the predicament for producers continues.