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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pawar's warning came a day after Maharashtra reported 8,067 fresh coronavirus positive cases, as much as 50 per cent more than Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.