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Maharashtra: State in Western India
Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. As the home of the Marathi people, Maharashtra is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is also the world's second-most populous country subdivision. Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the northwest.

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Mumbai's Null Bazar area turns into 'pond' after downpour [Video]

Mumbai's Null Bazar area turns into 'pond' after downpour

Mumbai's Null Bazar area witnessed water-logging after heavy rain in the area. Traffic was affected badly due to water-logging. Heavy rain warning has been issued for parts of Maharashtra on July 4.

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COVID-19: 'No community spread in Maharashtra,' says Health Minister Rajesh Tope [Video]

COVID-19: 'No community spread in Maharashtra,' says Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope expressed his concern over the deaths occurring in the state due to COVID-19. He said, "We are leaving no stones unturned for the testing in Maharashtra. As..

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Had detailed discussion with top cops: Maharashtra Home Minister on bomb threats [Video]

Had detailed discussion with top cops: Maharashtra Home Minister on bomb threats

The administration of Hotel Taj received threat call on June 29. The call was made from Karachi and the caller threatened to blow up the hotels. While speaking to media in Mumbai, the Home Minister of..

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COVID update: PM's warning as country enters Unlock 2; caseload at 5.65 lakh, death toll nearing 17,000 mark [Video]

COVID update: PM's warning as country enters Unlock 2; caseload at 5.65 lakh, death toll nearing 17,000 mark

As the country is moving into the second phase of unlocking the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister warned the citizens against growing carelessness since the Unlock 1 started...

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COVID-19: Death toll in country continues to rise, soon to cross 17,000 mark [Video]

COVID-19: Death toll in country continues to rise, soon to cross 17,000 mark

People continue to lose battle against the global pandemic, coronavirus. At least 418 people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 16,893. Comparatively there was a..

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Maharashtra lockdown: Mumbai's Western Express Highway witness heavy traffic jam during checking [Video]

Maharashtra lockdown: Mumbai's Western Express Highway witness heavy traffic jam during checking

Heavy traffic jam was witnessed at the Western Express Highway in Mumbai on June 30. The jam increased while police checked vehicles amid coronavirus pandemic situation. There are over 73,000 active..

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COVID update: Delhi continues to see marginal dip in new cases, Guwahati goes for 14-day lockdown [Video]

COVID update: Delhi continues to see marginal dip in new cases, Guwahati goes for 14-day lockdown

World tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed 1 crore mark on June 28. Country tally stand on 203051 active cases with 16,095 deaths. Maharashtra has reported 156 deaths and 5,493 new COVID-19 positive..

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68 inmates found COVID positive at Akola jail in Maharashtra [Video]

68 inmates found COVID positive at Akola jail in Maharashtra

68 inmates in the Akola jail have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on June 28. "68 inmates in the Akola jail have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which many are asymptomatic...

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Salons reopen in Mumbai [Video]

Salons reopen in Mumbai

Barber shops and salons reopened in Mumbai under strict guidelines. In view of COVID-19 outbreak, precautionary measures are being taken by salon workers to restrict physical contact. A customer said,..

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Salons all set to reopen in Mumbai [Video]

Salons all set to reopen in Mumbai

Barber shops and salons gear up to reopen from June 28 in Mumbai. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, precautionary measures will be taken at the salons to contain the spread of virus. Salon owner said, "We..

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Maharashtra reports highest 5204 COVID cases in 24 hours, nationwide tally set to cross 5 lakh [Video]

Maharashtra reports highest 5204 COVID cases in 24 hours, nationwide tally set to cross 5 lakh

With 5,024 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported highest single day spike of COVID-19 infections on June 26. 175 deaths reported on today due to the deadly infection. Out of these..

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Swarm of desert locusts covers Prayagraj's sky [Video]

Swarm of desert locusts covers Prayagraj's sky

Swarm of desert locusts was seen in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on June 26. People were seen clanging utensils to scare away the locusts. According to the locals, locusts are coming in large numbers for..

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Govt increasing ICU beds as COVID cases could rise in July, Aug: Maha Health Minister [Video]

Govt increasing ICU beds as COVID cases could rise in July, Aug: Maha Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on June 26 said the state government is procuring important anti-viral drugs and increasing their stock in each district to ensure availability. "A resolution..

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Maharashtra govt is not hiding COVID death toll: State Health Minister [Video]

Maharashtra govt is not hiding COVID death toll: State Health Minister

Maharashtra Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare Rajesh Tope on June 26 said that the state government is not hiding death cases and counts of testing. "We're strictly following ICMR guidelines..

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Maharashtra, TN see highest COVID cases in 24 hrs as nationwide tally approaches 5 lakh [Video]

Maharashtra, TN see highest COVID cases in 24 hrs as nationwide tally approaches 5 lakh

4,841 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Maharashtra on June 25. 192 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. On the plus side, 3,661 people recovered from the coronavirus..

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Gyms, salons to reopen in Maharashtra within a week: Guardian Minister [Video]

Gyms, salons to reopen in Maharashtra within a week: Guardian Minister

Guardian Minister for Mumbai City, Aslam Sheikh, on June 25 said that within a week, gyms and salons will re-open in Maharashtra. Aslam Sheikh said, "The state government has decided to re-open gyms..

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India sees highest single-day spike of 16,922 COVID-19 cases [Video]

India sees highest single-day spike of 16,922 COVID-19 cases

With the highest single-day spike of 16,922 cases and 418 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,73,105 on June 25. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health..

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NCP workers protest against BJP MLC who called Sharad Pawar Maharashtra's coronavirus [Video]

NCP workers protest against BJP MLC who called Sharad Pawar Maharashtra's coronavirus

Nationalist Congress Party workers staged protest against BJP MLC Gopichand Padalkar's statement on Sharad Pawar. NCP party workers slapped his posters with slippers and shoes and later burnt it. The..

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India sees highest single-day spike of 15,968 COVID-19 cases [Video]

India sees highest single-day spike of 15,968 COVID-19 cases

With the highest single-day spike of 15,968 cases and 465 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,56,183 on Wednesday. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of..

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Newly-weds donate 50 beds to COVID care centre in Mumbai [Video]

Newly-weds donate 50 beds to COVID care centre in Mumbai

The cases of coronavirus are increasing in the country in a rapid speed. People have come out to fight the deadly virus and help the government through their donations. A newly-wed couple, Eric and..

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COVID-19: Mumbai's friends' duo providing free oxygen cylinders to patients [Video]

COVID-19: Mumbai's friends' duo providing free oxygen cylinders to patients

Two friends are providing free oxygen cylinders to patients in Mumbai amid coronavirus pandemic. Shahnawaz Hussain and Abbas Rizvi have become corona warriors as they are helping the patients free of..

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2 arrested for allegedly thrashing man in Maharashtra's Thane [Video]

2 arrested for allegedly thrashing man in Maharashtra's Thane

A man was brutally thrashed by a group of people in Maharashtra's Thane. The incident took place in Wagle Estate Division of Thane. A video went viral on June 20 in which a man was seen being beaten up..

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As India reopens, one state outnumbers China in coronavirus cases [Video]

As India reopens, one state outnumbers China in coronavirus cases

Maharashtra crosses a grim milestone as Indian government reopens more public spaces after a 10-week lockdown.

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With increase of 14,933 cases, India's COVID-19 count stands at 4,40,215 [Video]

With increase of 14,933 cases, India's COVID-19 count stands at 4,40,215

With an increase of 14,933 new cases and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,40,215 on Tuesday. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family..

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Covid-19: Record 23,500+ cases on Friday, 446 deaths

Covid-19 cases in India stood at 6,49,708, having crossed the 6 lakh mark just two days ago, as per data collated from state governments. Meanwhile, the recovery rate crossed 60%, with more than 3.93..
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In biggest surge, India records 22,000 Covid cases in a day

India’s Covid-19 death toll crossed the 18,000 mark on Thursday amid a big surge in fresh infections. More than 22,000 new cases were recorded, nearly 2,000 more than the previous single-day record..
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India sees spike of 18,653 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 5,85,493

According to the ministry, Maharashtra is the worst-affected state by the virus with 1,74,761 cases including 7,855 fatalities.
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4,878 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 245 deaths

Maharashtra's coronavirus case tally rose to 1,74,761 on Tuesday with 4,878 new patients coming to light, said the state health department. Death toll due to the pandemic in the state reached 7,855..
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Maharashta, Tamil Nadu extend lockdown till July 31

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu governments on Monday extended the lockdown till July 31 to stop the surge of Covid-19 cases — with stricter norms in the Mumbai and Chennai regions. The Karnataka..
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Maharashtra CM launches world's largest convalescent plasma project

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched convalescent plasma therapy-cum- trial project for treatment of critical Covid-19 patients with a state medical education department..
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Day after Uddhav cautions people on COVID-19, Maharashtra govt extends lockdown restrictions till July 31

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on Sunday said the lockdown curbs in the state would continue beyond June 30.
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Mumbai seals borders with major suburbs to contain COVID-19 spread

Maharashtra government has decided to seal Mumbai's borders and major roads connecting the city to its major suburbs.
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Create infrastructure in UP, Bihar to decongest Mumbai: Sena

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' claimed that nearly 1.50 lakh migrant labourers, who went to their native places during the lockdown, have returned to Maharashtra as they "do not have any..
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Manipur extends lockdown, Maharashtra and Telangana to follow suit


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'Chase the Virus' campaign to be extended across Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray


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Maharashtra likely to become biggest state to conduct plasma therapy on large scale: CM

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the state government will be inaugurate a centre for plasma therapy on Monday following which Maharashtra is likely to become the biggest state to..
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Mumbai: Salons, barber shops, beauty parlours reopen after over three months, allowed with restrictions

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread
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In big spike, India adds 20,000+ cases in a day; toll crosses 16 lakh

Fresh cases surged to 20,060 on Saturday, just a day after breaching the 18,000 mark for the first time. While Maharashtra reported the highest jump in numbers, recording as many as 6,368 new cases, at..
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8 states contributed 85% Covid-19 caseload, 87% deaths: Health ministry

Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of the active Covid-19 caseload and 87 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease in India, according to the..
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India's Covid tally nears 5 lakh-mark with highest single-day spike of 17,296 cases

With the highest single-day spike of 17,296 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,90,401 on Friday. The country also witnessed 407 deaths in the last 24 hours,..
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Yusuf Memon, Tiger Memon's brother and blasts convict, dead

Yusuf Memon, a 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict and a brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon, died on Friday at Nashik Road Prison in Maharashtra's Nashik district, a prison official said. The..
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Bombay HC stays Maharashtra govt's resolution that barred schools from hiking fees for 2020-21


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Uddhav Thackeray writes to PM over cancellation of examinations

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct relevant apex bodies to cancel final year/semester examinations of professional courses in view of the..
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Maharashtra govt cancels final exams for professional, non-professional courses in wake of COVID-19

The degrees to students will be awarded based on the formula decided by universities.
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MVA govt to last 5 years, allies united in Covid-19 fight: Sharad Pawar

The ruling MVA constituents are working together in the battle against Covid-19 in Maharashtra and the Congress and NCP are fully supportive of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's leadership, NCP..
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PM using Army's valour for Bihar assembly polls: Shiv Sena

The ruling coalition lead party in Maharashtra said the PM is playing "caste and regional card" by highlighting the role of a particular Army regiment whose personnel were involved in the fierce clash..
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Salons, beauty parlours in Maharashtra to open from June 28

Only select services such as haircut, dyeing hair, threading etc are allowed.
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Coronavirus: Total toll past 15,000, record 4,841 fresh cases in Maharashtra

India crossed the tragic milestone of 15,000 Covid casualties on Thursday. Just five states account for 82.6% of India’s fatalities — Maharashtra with 6,931 deaths, followed by Delhi (2,429..
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FIR against BJP MLC Gopichand Padalkar for comparing Sharad Pawar with coronavirus

Padalkar had on Wednesday made a controversial remark terming Sharad Pawar as "coronavirus" that has infected Maharashtra.
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Army jawan from Maharashtra dies trying to save colleagues along LAC


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Central team to visit Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana to bolster Covid-19 management efforts

A central team, led by joint secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal, will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana between June 26 and 29 to coordinate with the state officials in strengthening..
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Three more Maharashtra cops succumb to COVID-19, death toll in force reaches 54

More than 4,000 police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus out of which nearly 1,000 are still under treatment, Maharashtra Police said.
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Only 4.16% of COVID-19 patients in India need ventilator support: Govt official

Maharashtra is the most affected state, followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
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Sanjay Kumar to be new Maharashtra Chief Secy from July 1

Incumbent Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta will be retiring on June 30 and Kumar will take charge from July 1.
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Coronavirus: India adds 17,000+ new cases, day’s toll remains above 400

Covid-19 cases surged in Maharashtra (3,890 fresh infections), Delhi (3,788), Tamil Nadu (2,865), Telangana (891), UP (700), Gujarat (572), Andhra Pradesh (497), Haryana (490), Bengal (445) and Assam..
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BJP MLC says Sharad Pawar is coronavirus for Maharashtra; NCP workers protest


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COVID-19 positive persons in North Mumbai to be given guidance by BMC

As many as 3,214 new COVID-19 cases and 248 deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
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3,000 crore for ventilators, migrants

The government on Tuesday announced allocating Rs 3,000 crore from the PM-CARES Fund for supply of ventilators to combat Covid-19 and for welfare of migrant labourers who returned to their home state..
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64% of parents favour online classes: Survey

According to a survey conducted across 204 districts, 64% of parents are in favour of online classes in schools as against 31% wanting a ban on them.So far three states — Karnataka, Maharashtra and..
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Chase the virus: Maharashtra strategy in Dharavi earns Centre’s praise

Efforts led by the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ‘chase the virus’ through aggressive targeted tracing of Covid suspects in Dharavi, which has recently seen..
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Minister poses as farmer, raids shop in Maharashtra


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Record spike of 15,372 cases, 423 deaths

India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again on Sunday with 15,372 patients testing positive for Covid, taking the country’s caseload to 4,26,397. For the first time, the country’s daily..
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Centre praises BMC and Maharashtra govt for Covid-19 growth-rate dip in Dharavi


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Centre finds gaps in implementation of rural drinking water plan in Maharashtra, West Bengal and Odisha, asks CMs to step up their efforts


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Covid-19: Maharashtra to use tele-ICU facility on pilot basis


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At 30%, Delhi pips Maharashtra in Covid positivity rate

In the first two weeks of June, Delhi overtook Maharashtra and witnessed a significant rise in coronavirus positivity rate at 30%. The two states are among nine that have reported positivity rates —..
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States must give test results to patient: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday termed the Maharashtra government’s decision not to provide a copy of Covid-19 test result to the patient or his/her relative “illogical” and directed other states not..
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More than 14,000 new cases, Covid count nears 4 lakh

India’s Covid-19 caseload was on the verge of crossing the 4 lakh mark, as new cases hit another record high of 14,574 on Friday with Delhi (3,137) and Maharashtra (3,827) both posting their highest..
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India wants peace but that doesn't imply weakness: Uddhav Thackeray at all-party meet with PM

Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said India wants peace but it does not imply weakness as it is the nature of China to betray. At an all-party meeting called by Prime..
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India sees a record 14,000+ cases in a day; toll up 343

India added a record 14,000-plus new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, with big surges in the pandemic in Delhi, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, among other states. Maharashtra and Delhi recorded their..
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COVID-19 claimed lives of 45 police personnel in Maharashtra so far: Maha Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

This information was shared by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh through his official Twitter handle.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Highest single-day spike of 12,881 cases takes India's COVID-19 tally past 3.66 lakh

Notably, Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread in the state of Maharashtra
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145 stranded MBBS students from Nagpur, rest of Maharashtra, MP, Chattisgarh return home from Russia

A total of 145 MBBS students stranded in Russia since Feb-March following the lockdown landed at Nagpur's Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Vande Bharat flight at 12.15 am on Thursday. This..
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SC notice to Delhi, Maharashtra and Bengal on plight of nurses

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the governments of Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal, some of the worst Covid-19 affected states, on a petition by a nurses’ association alleging..
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