January 27, 2022

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Marathi author, activist Anil Awachat passes away

Marathi author, activist Anil Awachat passes away

MUMBAI: Marathi author and social activist Anil Awachat, better known as Baba, died on Thursday. He was 78. Awachat was the founder-director of the Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune and associated with several social causes. Awachat recently had a fall and fractured his femur. He was hospitalised...
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Plea in Supreme Court seeks postponement of NEET-PG

Plea in Supreme Court seeks postponement of NEET-PG

Delay in exams in 2021 due to rising Covid-19 cases left thousands of MBBS graduates ineligible to appear for the exam MUMBAI: A group of aspirants has moved the Supreme Court demanding postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-PG) scheduled in March to accommodate all candidates....
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Probe begins in Mumbai building fire, 8 still critical

Probe begins in Mumbai building fire, 8 still critical

A four-member committee formed to probe the deadly fire that broke out in a 20-storey residential building in south Mumbai on Saturday began its inquiry on Sunday as eight of the injured remained in critical condition, officials familiar with the matter said. Six people were killed in and 24 others woun...
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Patole’s remarks on Modi anger BJP

Patole’s remarks on Modi anger BJP

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole has landed in another controversy following his remarks reportedly against prime minister Narendra Modi Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole has landed in another controversy following his remarks reportedly against prime minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to media...
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Kalicharan remanded to judicial custody till Feb 3

Kalicharan remanded to judicial custody till Feb 3

The Naupada police brought him from Raipur and produced him before the Thane sessions court Friday morning THANE: A court has remanded religious leader Abhijit Sarag alias Kalicharan Maharaj to judicial custody till February 3. The Naupada police brought him from Raipur and produced him before the Thane...
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Mumbai reported 25% of total cases in just 31 days

Mumbai reported 25% of total cases in just 31 days

MUMBAI: The city recorded 25% of its overall Covid-19 cases in just one month since December 21 when the new surge was officially announced in Mumbai. According to state health department data, in the 31 days since then, the city reported 255,256 out of a total of 1,022,789 cases since the pandemic bega...
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Daily testing for Covid drops as people opt for home testing kit and do not inform civic body, claims Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Daily testing for Covid drops as people opt for home testing kit and do not inform civic body, claims Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation

With the new testing norms in place, daily testing in Navi Mumbai has decreased since the last week and, thus, the number of cases reported too is less, claimed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation; it added that most people opt for home testing kits and do not inform the corporation if found Covid pos...
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Mumbai schools to reopen on Jan 24

Mumbai schools to reopen on Jan 24

MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Thursday that all schools in the city, including pre-primary classes, will reopen on January 24. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra government had given its nod to reopen schools across the state on January 24 and had empowered local administrati...
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Local election results: MVA parties strong together

Local election results: MVA parties strong together

Mumbai: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were neck-and-neck in the rural and semi-urban local bodies that went to polls in two phases starting December, results declared on Wednesday revealed. Wednesday’s results, declared on a majority of the nagar panchayat seats th...
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SC: Submit OBC data to MSBCC

SC: Submit OBC data to MSBCC

Mumbai: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday refused to offer relief on the plea filed by the Maharashtra government seeking a recall of the top court’s December order stating that seats reserved for Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates in local bodies should be re-notified as general category seats. Ho...
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City reports over 6K cases, TPR remains constant

City reports over 6K cases, TPR remains constant

Mumbai Mumbai’s positivity rate remained the same on Tuesday as the city reported 6,149 fresh infections in the last 24 hours taking the total case tally to 1,011,314 and seven deaths, taking the toll to 16,476. With 47,700 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) on Tuesday...
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Court rejects Anil Deshmukh’s default bail plea

Court rejects Anil Deshmukh’s default bail plea

vinay.dalvi@htlive.com Mumbai A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. Additional sessions judge R N Rokade rejected the bail plea of the 71-year-old Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader arrested in...
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City crosses 1 million mark as cases dip below 6,000

City crosses 1 million mark as cases dip below 6,000

Mumbai The city continued to register a drop in daily Covid-19 cases, recording less than 6,000 cases for the first time in 16 days as it logged 5,956 fresh infections on Monday, according to official data. Mondays often see a dip in cases due to lower testing on weekends. The daily test positivity rate...
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Maha to SC: Recall order de-notifying OBC seats

Maha to SC: Recall order de-notifying OBC seats

Mumbai: A month after the Supreme Court ordered the state election commission (SEC) to re-notify the seats reserved for Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates in local bodies as general category seats, the Maharashtra government on Monday filed an interim application in the apex court asking it to recall...
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Marathi author, activist Anil Awachat passes away

IIT Bombay student found dead, suicide suspected

Police said the student’s body was spotted by a watchman outside his seven-storey hostel building when he was making his regular rounds MUMBAI: A 26-year-old postgraduate engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was found dead outside his hostel on Monday morning, police sa...
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45% BArch seats go vacant in state

45% BArch seats go vacant in state

Nearly every second seat in the Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) course has gone vacant this year. Figures from the state common entrance test (CET) cell reveal that 45.3% seats in the course have no takers Mumbai: Nearly every second seat in the Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) course has gone vacant...
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Covid cases make a move towards rural areas

Covid cases make a move towards rural areas

Mumbai The surge of Covid cases has now shifted to the rural and semi-urban parts from big cities like Mumbai. Cases in Central, north Maharashtra and Vidarbha, the regions with the dominant rural population, have reported an almost two to four-fold surge in the last one week, while the cases in Mumbai...
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Maha still has 11.19 million unvaccinated residents

Maha still has 11.19 million unvaccinated residents

Mumbai: Maharashtra still has 11.19 million unvaccinated residents, a majority of whom are in the age group of 18 to 45 years according to data compiled by the state health department. The state has more 95.15 million beneficiaries — including the most recently added set, the 15-18 year-olds — and 11.75...
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BMC aims to track home test kit buyers

BMC aims to track home test kit buyers

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said that it will write to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking them to give directives to all chemists in the city to compile and share data of people buying Covid-19 home test kits. The BMC said that it intended to contact indi...
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