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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Mumbai Metro to start its operations from tomorrow.

Mumbai Metro

Mumbai Metro will be allowed to operate from 15th October with phased operations and necessary precautions, the Maharashtra Government announced today. The State Government’s ‘Begin Again’ guidelines for the month of October have several relaxations for smooth operations and better facilities amid the pandemic. This announcement of restarting Metro Rail services have came under these fresh guidelines. Re-functioning of private and government libraries is also allowed among various other relaxations announced by the Maharashtra Government. Outside containment zones, business-to-business exhibitions are also permitted from tomorrow. Excluding containment zones, local weekly…

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issues SOPs for cinema theatre operations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

After the decision of permitting movie theatres to restart it’s operations from 15 October by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a set of standard operating procedures for cinema theatres on Tuesday.  Some of the important guidelines mentioned in the standard operating procedure were : Arogya Setu app to be installed in mobile phones of every individual, availability of hand sanitizers at every entry and exit point and common premises within the multiplex (preferably of contact-less application method), social distancing of at least six…

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High Court Reserves Order in Kangana Ranaut’s Plea over Office Demolition

Kangana Ranaut

The Bombay High Court on Monday closed all its files and reserved its verdict on the petition filed by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut against the demolition of a part of her bungalow by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC.  The bench consisted of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla who conducted hearings on the plea put forth by Kangana. The hearings were conducted last week before closing it in for orders on Monday.  Ranaut approached the High court on September 9th after the demolition of a part of her bungalow in…

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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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Maharashtra in grave danger as overall Covid-19 cases outnumber China’s

Maharashtra

If there is one state in India where Coronvirus has evidently wreaked most havoc, it is Maharashtra. No other state shows as many cases as just Maharashtra does. This raises concerns about what strategies are being implemented and what has been going wrong in Maharashtra to have led to this situation.  While the Coronavirus case in India, as a whole, has crossed the 250,000 mark on Monday, Maharashtra alone has 85000 of those numbers. These latest numbers have been released by the Ministry of Health as per which there are…

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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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