Maharashtra Government imposes night curfew, mandates 14-day quarantine for European, Middle-East arrivals

Maharashtra Curfew

To prevent the spread of the new strain of Novel Coronavirus and control the current situation of the pandemic, the Government of Maharashtra took a major decision on Monday and announced the imposition of night curfew in all the municipal corporations of the state. The government said that the night curfew will be imposed from December 22 to January 5. The night curfew will be in effect from 11 PM to 6 AM. Along with the imposition of night curfew, the state government has also made it mandatory for people…

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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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COVID-19 negative test report mandatory to enter within Maharashtra from these 4 states

Covid Maharashtra

On Monday, The Government Of Maharashtra has taken a major decision considering the condition of COVID-19 pandemic within the state. As per the decision, from now onwards, people coming to Maharashtra from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa will have to show the COVID-19 negative report in order to enter the state. People coming from these four states will not be able to get admission without a negative report of COVID-19. However, the state government has made some arrangements for those who will not be able to produce a negative report…

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Supreme Court grants Arnab Goswami interim bail says Bombay HC clearly erred

Arnab Goswami Bail

On Wednesday evening, The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Republic TV Chief Editor Arnab Goswami. Arnab was sent to 14-day judicial custody in the 2018 abetment-to-suicide case by the Bombay High Court. Along with Goswami, the other two accused Nitesh Sarda and Feroz Shaikh in the Anvay Naik and his mother’s suicide case were also sent to judicial custody by the Bombay High Court. They were also granted interim bail by the Supreme Court. Hearing the petition filed by Arnab Goswami through video conference, the Supreme Court’s two-judge bench…

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Arnab Goswami files petition in SC for bail

Arnab Goswami

On Tuesday, Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami filed a petition for bail in the Supreme Court. Arnab Goswami has opposed the Bombay High Court’s order in the Supreme Court, which denied him interim bail in the 2018’s suicide case. Goswami and two others are accused of allegedly abetting an architect and his mother to commit suicide in 2018. On Monday, the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim bail to Arnab Goswami and said that he should go to the lower court for bail. A  bench consisting of Justice S.…

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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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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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