17,864 new coronavirus cases detected in Maharashtra today, 87 deaths reported

The coronavirus situation in Maharashtra became grimmer on Tuesday as the state recorded 17,864 new cases — highest one-day rise this year — and 87 deaths, a health official said. The caseload in the state rose to 23,47,328 and death toll reached 52,996. As many as 9,510 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, […]

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Maharashtra government warns shutting hotels, cinemas for violating COVID-19 rules

With the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government issued an order on Monday directing cinema halls/hotels/restaurants to follow COVID-related rules, and if found violating will remain closed for a period until the COVID-19 pandemic stays notified as a disaster by Central government. Mumbai on Monday reported 1,712 new cases and 4 deaths. WIth 1,063 […]

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Court to cops: File case against Kangana on copyright complaint

A Mumbai court has asked the city police to register an offence against actor Kangana Ranaut after the author of ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir‘ accused her of copyright violation, an official said on Friday. Ashish Kaul, the author of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir, which has been translated into Hindi as ‘Kashmir […]

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Mumbai: Dharavi Covid hero Ramesh Nangre dies of heart attack

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 12, 2021) Assistant police commissioner Ramesh Nangre (55), lauded for his work as chief of Dharavi police station when Covid was at its peak last year, died of a heart attack on Thursday. Nangre, survived by wife and three children, was last posted at Sakinaka. “Nangre was on […]

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Gujarat High Court reprieve for exporters on GST exemptions

Many exporters, who had been issued notices by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for availing GST exemptions where exports preceded imports, have managed to get a temporary relief from the Gujarat High Court. The high court said that it would be hearing the complaints by the exporters. DRI had begun issuing notices to exporters […]

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Maharashtra again reports more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases; 51 die

After slipping below 5,000 for a day, new COVID-19 cases again crossed the 6,000-mark in Maharashtra on Tuesday on the back of a spike in the Akola division, while 51 patients died, a multi-week high, in the state, the health department said. The state reported 6,218 new COVID-19 cases, up from 5,210 on Monday, taking […]

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