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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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Kanpur encounter: Aides of Vikas Dubey sent for judicial custody till July 21 [Video]

Kanpur encounter: Aides of Vikas Dubey sent for judicial custody till July 21

Two alleged gang members of Vikas Dubey have been taken into judicial custody till July 21. They were arrested by Maharashtra's anti-terrorism squad (ATS) from Thane. Both of them are accused in the..

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COVID-19 update: Recovery rate touches 62.09% in India [Video]

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India's COVID-19 total case count has reached 7,67,296 on July 09.Total active cases reached 2,69,789 and death toll has gone up to 21,129 today. As per Government of India, the rate of recovery among..

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COVID-19 recovery rate touches 61.53% in India

India's COVID-19 total case count has reached 7,42,417 on July 08.Total active cases reached 2,64,944 and death toll has gone up to 20,642 today. As per Government of India, the rate of recovery among..

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Will consider reopening restaurants, gymnasiums: Maharashtra Health Minister [Video]

Will consider reopening restaurants, gymnasiums: Maharashtra Health Minister

While speaking to media in Mumbai on July 08, the Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope spoke on reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days amid coronavirus outbreak in the state. He..

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Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates plasma donation center in Mumbai [Video]

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Former cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar on July 8 inaugurated a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai. While speaking to ANI..

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With 22,252 new COVID cases, India crosses 7-lakh mark [Video]

With 22,252 new COVID cases, India crosses 7-lakh mark

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948..

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COVID-19: Delhi crosses 1 lakh mark, reports 1379 new cases [Video]

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India became the third worst affected country in the world due to COVID-19 on July 06. The confirmed cases in India will soon cross 7 lakh mark. Maharashtra recorded 5,368 new COVID-19 cases and 204..

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India sees spike of 24,248 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 6,97,413 [Video]

India sees spike of 24,248 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 6,97,413

India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health..

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COVID-19: India reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new cases [Video]

COVID-19: India reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new cases

On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases,..

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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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