Mumbai locals to resume its services for all from February 1: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Local Train

Lifeline of Mumbai, i.e. the local train, will resume its services for the general public from today i.e.February 1. However, the general public can avail the service only in specific time slots determined by the state government. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mumbai’s local train services were discontinued for non-essential workers from March; 2020. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that the local train services will be started for everyone from Monday (February 1). According to the state government officials, local trains for the general public will operate only in…

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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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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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