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Omicron on relentless run: India records 2.68 lakh cases

India is once again caught in a spike of Covid-19 cases, with the highly transmittable omicron driving numbers. The total cases in the country continued to increase on Saturday, recording 2.68 lakh cases in 24 hours. India`s active

Maharashtra to provide Rs 468Cr for WCD schemes from DPDC

The Maharashtra government has approved provision of 3% funds under the District Annual Plan for empowerment of women and children in every district through the Department of Women and Child Development, women and child development minister Yashom

16,420 new Covid cases in Mumbai

Mumbai has reported 16,420 new Covid -19 cases, adding nearly 5,000 cases in a day. Out of the total cases reported, 13,793 (84%) are asymptomatic. There were seven deaths, all reported to have comorbidities. As many as 916 patients

47 lives saved on Mumbai suburban trains by Central Railways in 2021

Railway Protection Force personnel of the Central Railways saved 47 lives over Mumbai suburban system in 2021. As part of ‘Mission Jeevan Rakshak’, the lives of several negligent passengers who put themselves in danger w

Night curfew in Maharashtra, only essential services allowed

With the third wave of the pandemic breaking previous records of infections, Omicron is the driving variant with the highest numbers of cases in the country. On Saturday, India saw a single-day rise of 1,59,632 new coronavirus cases. Maharashtra r

‘Apply Prohibition of Child Marriage Act to Muslim girls too’

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), an autonomous, rights-based organisation working for the reform of Muslim Family Law for the last 15 years, has called for making the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, applicable to Muslims so tha

Mumbai records 20,971 new Covid-19 cases

Mumbai on Friday reported 20,971 new Covid positive cases and 6 Covid deaths. Among new cases, 84% (17,616) are asymptomatic patients. 1,395 patients were hospitalized today, and 88 of them were put on oxygen. Out of the total 35,645 beds, 6,531 (

Owaisi is not BJP’s team B; Owaisi is team A: Rakesh Tikait

Calling Asaduddin Owaisi, president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, a part of BJP, Rakesh Tikait, leader of Bharatiya Kisan Union, has said that he (Owaisi) is not BJP’s team B but rather its team A. “Owaisi i

Mumbai records highest single-day surge since the start of the pandemic

Mumbai on Wednesday reported 15,014 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day surge since the start of the pandemic exceeding 11,163 cases last registered in April last year. Maharashtra reported 26,538 new Covid cases and 8 death

We need fact-checker websites to tell what’s true on social media: Suhel Seth

Where social media has made the world more egalitarian, democratic, equal and anonymous, it also has no filters, giving some messages a huge amount of amplification. More and more people have come to be engaged in various forms of social media pos

No New Year celebrations in Mumbai as Omicron threat rises

With Maharashtra reporting a total of 108 Omicron cases over the last few days and witnessing an upward trend of Covid-19 cases over the past week, as more than 1,000 positive cases were registered for the first time in the last two months, the go

“Mumbai must have real-time database on disease-prevalence”

Mumbai saw a 24% increase in the total registered deaths, from 91,223 in 2019 to 1,12,906 in 2020, of which 11,116 were Covid deaths. No data is available on the causes of non-Covid deaths since January 2020 that saw an increase of 12% from 91,223

Omicron rising: Stringent orders in Mumbai for year-end celebrations

In view of the rising numbers of infections from the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, the BrihanMumbai municipal Corporation on Tuesday issued strict orders to be followed for private and public gatherings during Christmas and New Year celebratio

Judiciary encroaching on government space: Mahesh Jethmalani

The judiciary is encroaching on the government space and taking up matters of public policy which is the realm of the government, Mahesh Jethmalani, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member, has said.   “Increasingly the ju

Omicron alert: BMC issues guidelines for festive season

With the festival and wedding season in full swing and a gradual increase in the number of Omicron cases, the Mumbai civic authorities on Saturday came out with new guidelines and instructions to be followed by citizens. Squads have been deployed

Gadkari tells investors: Keep your confidence 110%

The infrastructure sector offers a wide range of investment opportunities, union minister for road transport and highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari said here Friday, encouraging investors to come forward and make investments in assets classes like hig

Omicron will not cause economic derailment: Ameya Prabhu

Covid-19 came as a rude shock and hit the world with several disruptions, halting economies and destroying livelihoods. While research for the new variant, Omicron, thought to be less lethal than Delta is under way, its emergence has raised seriou

“School kholo”: Latehar children demand on Human Rights day

On Human Rights day, hundreds of children and their parents took out a demonstration rally to the Block office in Manika of Latehar district to protest against the continued closure of primary schools in Jharkhand. The rally was con

“School kholo”: Latehar children demand on Human Rights day

On Human Rights day, hundreds of children and their parents took out a demonstration rally to the Block office in Manika of Latehar district to protest against the continued closure of primary schools in Jharkhand. The rally was con

President’s Standard presented to 22nd Missile Vessels Squadron

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday presented the ‘President’s Standard’ to the 22nd Missile Vessels Squadron of the Indian Navy at a ceremonial event in Mumbai. The 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron was formally est

Visionary Talk: Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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