Maharashtra Government initiates vaccination-drive planning, aims full vaccination in six months

Uddhav

The Maharashtra government has already initiated planning for it’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. The state is aiming to vaccinate it’s 3.25 crore citizens within a span of six months. The vaccination drive will be conducted in three phases. In the initial phase of vaccination, health-care workers, Corona-Warriors, citizens above 50 years of age and people suffering from other diseases will be considered. However, it is unclear whether the vaccines will be free of cost or citizens will have to pay for it. The vaccination drive will be conducted in a systematic…

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Maharashtra Government extends lockdown up to November 30, schools and colleges to remain shut

Maharashtra CM

On Thursday, The Maharashtra Government announced the extension of the current lockdown till November 30. The decision has been taken as the COVID-19 infection cases continue to rise in the state. As per the order, under the state government’s ‘Mission Begin Again’ plan, the relaxation of activities issued earlier in the month of October will remain in force and will be continued till the end of November. The Government of Maharashtra has already allowed restaurants, hotels, food chains, bars to function at half of their capacity on the beginning of…

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Maharashtra withdraws it’s general consent, restricts CBI

Uddhav Thakrey

The Maharashtra Government has decided to withdraw it’s general consent given to CBI for carrying out investigation in the state. This implies, that CBI will now have to seek permission everytime from the state or the Supreme Court before initiating any investigation within it’s border. This move comes after the CBI had sought a request from UP police along with permission of the centre to investigate TRP Scam in Lucknow. With CBI seeking probe of the TRP Scam in UP, it would have also considered to take over the investigation…

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Maharashtra extend state-wide lockdown till July 31st

Uddhav Thackeray

In another string of unsurprising news, the state of Maharashtra has extended the lockdown duration to July 31st. This is due to the fact that the numbers of cases have exponentially risen and there seems to be no respite on that end.  Maharashtra is single-handedly the worst affected state in India and the tally of infected cases has reached almost 1.6 lakh. Out of these, over 74000 cases are in Mumbai alone. There are ten major cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai that are still looked at as Red Zones and…

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Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall as Mumbai receives early showers

Nisarg

Cyclone Nisarge is on its way to Mumbai and has made landfall between Murud and Revdanda in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. Authorities have declared red alerts in these areas and are evacuating thousands of people. These evacuations are mainly happening in coastal areas of the state and in Gujarat, as reported by officials.  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for seven coastal districts of Maharashtra. Many districts along Gujarat are also expected to receive heavy rainfall.  When it comes to the cyclone, Mumbai falls right in its…

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