The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Soon after the Bombay HC directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday hours. Anil Deshmukh’s resignation from the post of Maharashtra home minister has triggered a fresh wave of turmoil in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. However, if sources are to be believed, the NCP already has a leader lined up to replace Anil Deshmukh. Dilip Walse Patil, the current minister for labour, and excise, will most likely replace Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra home minister.
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While lockdown-like restrictions are in place in Maharashtra, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus remains crowded. Several migrant workers await their respective trains outside the station. Restrictions were imposed in view of rising COVID cases in Maharashtra.
Bollywood celebrities were seen in and around Mumbai. Actor Sara Ali Khan was seen along with her mom Amrita Singh at Mumbai airport. The duo jet off to spend vacations in Maldives. Actor Sunny Leone also spotted at the airport. She kept her airport look casual as she flew to Kochi. Wearing mask, actress Tamannaah Bhatia also got papped at the airport. She will be next seen in Telugu film 'F3'. 'Kukoo'-famed Kubra Sait spotted in Bandra. She played the character of 'Kukoo' in Netflix series 'Sacred Games'.
Amid the alarming daily rise in Covid cases in Mumbai and people continuing to flout rules, the Mumbai mayor has appealed for a complete lockdown in the financial capital of India.
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Jharkhand High Court granted RJD supremo Lalu Yadav bail in the Dumka treasury case, he may now walk out of prison; India's Covid caseload rose to 1.45 crore with 2,34,692 fresh infections - the sharpest-ever daily spike; BMC Mayor said a complete lockdown should be imposed looking at the current Covid-19 situation in Mumbai. All this and more news at 2 pm.
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With growing number of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik said that the healthcare system is likely to face more pressure in the coming days. He said, "With rising COVID-19 cases..
Due to surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, restrictions have been imposed in the state. Being the topmost district with most coronavirus cases, several restrictions have also been imposed in Pune...