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Forest, Tree Cover In India Rose By 2,261 Sq Km In Last 2 Years: ISFR Report

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

According to the report, India's total forest and tree cover is now spread across 80.9 million hectares, which is 24.62 per cent of the geographical area of the country.

Maha Logs 46,723 Cases, Up 27 Pc From Day Ago, 32 Deaths; Overall Tally Tops 70 Lakh

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The new cases included 86 infections of the highly contagious Omicron strain, pushing their cumulative count in the state to 1,367, the health department said in a bulletin.


Will Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Be Back In Public Life Any Time Soon?

The unasked question in the Maharashtra Chief Minister's office is whether Uddhav Thackeray is fit enough to discharge his duties. The CM underwent a cervical spine surgery in Mumbai last year.

Maha Logs 36,265 COVID-19 Cases, Up 36 pc; Mumbai Tops 20,000-Mark In Record Rise

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The new cases included 79 Omicron infections, taking the tally of those infected with the variant to 797. With these additions, the state's coronavirus tally rose to 67,93,297, while the death toll increased to 1,41,594.


An Ode To Sindhutai Sapkal aka ‘Mai’

As the country mourns the death of Padma Shree awardee Sindhutai Sapkal, Outlook looks at the strength of a mother, second to none, and her journey from being an unwanted child to becoming a 'Mai' to thousands of orphaned children.

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06 January, 2022

Maharashtra: Offline Sessions Closed For Classes 1 To 8 In Aurangabad Till Jan 31

Outlook Web Desk

The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has decided to shut offline sessions for classes 1 to 8 till January 31 to avoid crowding and contain the spread of coronavirus infection here in Maharashtra.


06 January, 2022

Everything Not Well In Maharashtra Ruling Coalition MVA? What Is Delaying Speaker Post's Election?

Haima Deshpande

While on the face of it the three parties appear to be together in Maharashtra, in reality, the Congress Party has been boxed into a corner by the Shiv Sena and the NCP, leaving it a 'lonely third' in the tripartite coalition.


04 January, 2022

Exercise freedom of expression with decency of language, discipline of words: Vice President Naidu

Outlook Web Desk

The vice president was virtually addressing a gathering at the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishvavidyalay in Maharashtra's Wardha district after unveiling the statue of B R Ambedkar and inaugurating Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhavan and Chandrashekhar Azad hostel located in the varsity premises.


03 January, 2022

Centre should allow vaccination of children in 12-15 age group: Maha health minister

Outlook Web Desk

Talking to reporters in Jalna after the commencement of the vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group, Tope said the central government should also rethink on the testing policy for those arriving from foreign countries.


03 January, 2022

Mumbai upsurge pushes Maha COVID-19 tally; state logs 11,877 new cases, 2,707 more than day before; 50 Omicron infections

Outlook Web Desk

The state reported nine fatalities, which increased the overall COVID-19 toll to 1,41,542. Maharashtra is now left with 42,024 active cases, the bulletin said.


01 January, 2022

If COVID-19 cases keep rising there will be strict restrictions, says Maha deputy CM

Outlook Web Desk

Pawar's warning came a day after Maharashtra reported 8,067 fresh coronavirus positive cases, as much as 50 per cent more than Thursday.


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31 December, 2021

Covid-19: 55% Samples In Maharashtra Omicron Positive, 13% With Delta Variant

PTI

Out of 282 Covid-19 test samples in Maharashtra, 156 (55%) were found to be of Omicron variant, 89 (32%) of Delta Derivative and 37 (13%) of Delta variant.


30 December, 2021

Had I Sent Ajit Pawar To Join Hands With Fadnavis, Then Would Have Ensured The Government Continued, Says NCP Supremo

Outlook Web Desk

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said if he had sent his party colleague Ajit Pawar to join hands with the BJP to form a government in Maharashtra after Assembly polls in 2019, then he would have ensured the dispensation stayed in power.


30 December, 2021

Maha records 3,900 new COVID-19 infections; Tope says rise in cases 'alarming'

Outlook Web Desk

With the addition of 3,900 cases, which were detected after 1,23,248 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the statewide infection count shot up to 66,65,386, the health department said.


29 December, 2021

Maharashtra Police Hands Over Notice To Narayan Rane For Proceedings Against His Son

Outlook Web Desk

In the notice to the Union minister, the police also referred to a statement made by him in a press conference on Tuesday where he had said that "was he a fool" to reveal the whereabouts of his son.


29 December, 2021

Maharashtra: Imposter Detained For Entering Army Camp In Nashik

PTI

Maharashtra: The imposter claimed he was a major in the 115 Field Regiment in Haryana’s Hisar, after he was intercepted at the gate of Nashik Army Camp.


28 December, 2021

Derogatory Remarks On Mahatma Gandhi: Case Registered Against Kalicharan Maharaj In Maharashtra

PTI

The Hindu seer Kalicharan Maharaj, alias Abhjit Sarag, a resident of Shivajinagar in old city area of Akola had made derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, during an event in Chhattisgarh.


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27 December, 2021

Move Over Goa, Maharashtra's Alibaugh Is The Next Hit Tourist Destination Of India

Haima Deshpande

This scenic coastal town, Alibaug, located 100 km to the south of Mumbai in western India has emerged as the Haute spot for investments in real estate.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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