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9,000 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra

Fresh recoveries drop to 5,756; active case tally surges again to touch 1.03 lakh Maharashtra witnessed a renewed surge of 9,000 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, while fresh recoveries dropped to 5,756 as the active case tally rose again to touch 1,03,486. With 167 deaths, the cumulative toll surged to 1,27,031 and the case fatality rate […]

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Six family members die of asphyxiation in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur

Six members of a family, including three minors, died of asphyxiation apparently caused by emission of carbon monoxide from a power generator at their home in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Tuesday, police said. The victims were residents of Durgapur area in Chandrapur, they said. There was no power supply in some parts of Durgapur since […]

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Maharashtra Official Language Act, 1964: Govt passes Bill to amend law for effective use of Marathi in administrative work

Some of the provisions include appointing a Marathi language officer and language committees in the districts, and disciplinary action against the officials for violating the provision. The two Houses of the state legislature Monday passed a Bill amending the Maharashtra Official Language Act, 1964, for the effective use of the Marathi in administrative work in […]

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Signs of fissures emerge in Maharashtra’s tripartite coalition

Shiv Sena’s frustration with NCP, and its weakening hold over BMC point to a re-alignment with the BJP, say analysts Less than 20 months after the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition of the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress was stitched in November 2019, there are indications that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, could […]

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Maharashtra Congress chief called to Delhi

Timing of visit gives rise to renewed speculation over the ruling MVA alliance While on his trip to north Maharashtra to take stock of his party’s growth in the region, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole was abruptly called to Delhi, giving rise to yet another round of speculation upon the already shaky political ground seen […]