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Maharashtra's rural infrastructure ill-equipped to handle coronavirus; experts say next 15 days critical
India

Maharashtra's rural infrastructure ill-equipped to handle coronavirus; experts say next 15 days critical

Across Maharashtra, there are only three testing centres, in Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur, which are simply ill-equipped to handle a large volume of cases, if the coronavirus infections progress to stage 3 in state

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Social distancing not enough, comprehensive approach required, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Social distancing not enough, comprehensive approach required, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: While pointing out that social distancing measures can help to reduce COVID19 transmission and enable health systems to cope, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuscautioned that such measures aren't enough on their own and urged countires to take a comprehensive approach.

'Test, test, test': Amid COVID-19 pandemic, WHO says countries must urgently increase testing, asserts outbreak can't be fought blindfolded
World

'Test, test, test': Amid COVID-19 pandemic, WHO says countries must urgently increase testing, asserts outbreak can't be fought blindfolded

The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to ramp up their testing programmes as the best way to slow the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. "We have a simple message to all countries — test, test, test," WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference on Monday.

Podcast, Dr Aiswarya Explains: As coronavirus cases rise, here are the best ways to protect yourself from germs without a mask
India

Podcast, Dr Aiswarya Explains: As coronavirus cases rise, here are the best ways to protect yourself from germs without a mask

The novel coronavirus, recently declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, poses major public health challenges for India. As the country seeks to battle the infection, accurate information is key.

Coronavirus outbreak: Shaheen Bagh protesters must comply with ban on gatherings of over 50 people, says Arvind Kejriwal
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Shaheen Bagh protesters must comply with ban on gatherings of over 50 people, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that any gatherings, whether religious, family, social, political or cultural, of over 50 people will not be allowed in the National Capital till 31 March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: Health authorities prescribe 'social distancing' as way to keep spread of COVID-19 in check; what does it entail?
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Health authorities prescribe 'social distancing' as way to keep spread of COVID-19 in check; what does it entail?

With cases of the novel coronavirus in India increasing to 114 on Monday, the Centre and state governments are doubling down on measures to curb the spread of the flu-like disease that has claimed over 5,000 lives worldwide and has infected at least one lakh people.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra closes malls till 31 March, postpones exams up to Class 9 as number of reported cases rises to 26
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra closes malls till 31 March, postpones exams up to Class 9 as number of reported cases rises to 26

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates:The government on Saturday put the number of coronavirus positive cases in the country at 84 and issued directives to states specifying list of items and norms of assistance for containment of COVID-19 under their disaster funds

Annoyed over having to share washroom with coronavirus patients, 4 suspected of infection flee Nagpur quarantine facility
India

Annoyed over having to share washroom with coronavirus patients, 4 suspected of infection flee Nagpur quarantine facility

Four persons admitted to a government-run hospital here for suspected coronavirus infection, returned home without informing the authorities, police said on Saturday

India records second coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 82; WHO says Europe now epicentre of COVID-19
India

India records second coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 82; WHO says Europe now epicentre of COVID-19

India recorded the second death due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on Friday night after a 69-year-old woman passed away in Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. This is the first death due to COVID-19 in the National Capital, which reported six cases of the flu-like disease that has claimed more than 5,000 lives worldwide and infected more than one lakh people in 116 countries.

Maharashtra govt declares COVID-19 epidemic; shuts theatres, gyms, malls in Mumbai, Pune three other cities
India

Maharashtra govt declares COVID-19 epidemic; shuts theatres, gyms, malls in Mumbai, Pune three other cities

In a drastic step to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government ordered closure of cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools and malls in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur cities from Friday midnight.

Sharad Pawar says lack of dialogue with Jyotiraditya Scindia led to current political crisis in Madhya Pradesh
Politics

Sharad Pawar says lack of dialogue with Jyotiraditya Scindia led to current political crisis in Madhya Pradesh

Sharad Pawar said he has full confidence in Kamal Nath, whose 14-month-old government is on the brink of collapse Jyotiraditya Scindia's resignation

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel
Business

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

In its maiden budget, the Maha vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra on Friday announced sops for farmers, proposed to increase VAT on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre and reduced electricity duty for industries

Uddhav Thackeray appoints cabinet sub-committee to study issues regarding CAA, NPR; Shiv Sena’s Anil Parab to head panel
Politics

Uddhav Thackeray appoints cabinet sub-committee to study issues regarding CAA, NPR; Shiv Sena’s Anil Parab to head panel

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday appointed a cabinet sub-committee to study issues related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Uddhav Thackeray says Rs 4,807 crore disbursed to 7.65 lakh farmers under Maharashtra loan waiver scheme
India

Uddhav Thackeray says Rs 4,807 crore disbursed to 7.65 lakh farmers under Maharashtra loan waiver scheme

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Rs 4,807 crore has been deposited into the bank accounts of 7.65 lakh farmers under the Mahatma Phule farm loan waiver scheme. T

'No need to fear CAA': Uddhav Thackeray discusses NRC, NPR in 'fruitful' talks with Narendra Modi, to meet Sonia Gandhi next
Politics

'No need to fear CAA': Uddhav Thackeray discusses NRC, NPR in 'fruitful' talks with Narendra Modi, to meet Sonia Gandhi next

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday reiterated that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) "should not be feared" by anyone after his "fruitful" meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi

Sharad Pawar accuses Devendra Fadnavis govt of ‘misusing’ Pune Police in Elgaar Parishad case, demands SIT probe
India

Sharad Pawar accuses Devendra Fadnavis govt of ‘misusing’ Pune Police in Elgaar Parishad case, demands SIT probe

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday claimed that the previous Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra had misused police machinery in the Elgar Parishad case.

‘Not right’: Sharad Pawar criticises Uddhav Thackeray govt for allowing Centre to hand Bhima Koregaon case to NIA
India

‘Not right’: Sharad Pawar criticises Uddhav Thackeray govt for allowing Centre to hand Bhima Koregaon case to NIA

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Friday criticised Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's decision to let the NIA take over probe into the Bhima Koregaon case from the state police.

Elgaar Parishad case transferred from Pune to special NIA court month after Centre hands case to central agency
India

Elgaar Parishad case transferred from Pune to special NIA court month after Centre hands case to central agency

A court in Pune hearing the Bhima Koregaon case on Friday passed an order to transfer the case to a special NIA court in Mumbai. Additional Sessions Judge SR Navander passed the order.

Maharashtra govt reduces working days to five for employees from 29 Feb, renames dept for backward classes to Bahujan Kalyan Dept
India

Maharashtra govt reduces working days to five for employees from 29 Feb, renames dept for backward classes to Bahujan Kalyan Dept

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced five-day working week for its officers and employees from 29 February

Mumbai Police files sedition case against activist Kris, 50 others for raising slogans supporting Sharjeel Imam at LGBTQ event
India

Mumbai Police files sedition case against activist Kris, 50 others for raising slogans supporting Sharjeel Imam at LGBTQ event

Activist Urvashi Chudawala who identifies as Kris was on Monday booked for sedition by the Mumbai Police for allegedly raising "anti-national" slogans in support of JNU student Sharjeel Imam at an LGBTQ event, the Mumbai Pride, held at the Azad Maidan on 1 February, an officer said.