1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BMC volunteers during a COVID-19 awareness campaign at Dharavi, as coronavirus cases rise across in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Several states are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases
  • High-level teams have been deputed to states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh 
  • Health Secretary wrote a letter to five states and asked them to undertake aggressive measures against coronavirus 

1 day ago
TikToker Pooja Chavan died by suicide on February 8, 2021. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • A 22-year old TikTok star Pooja Chavan died by suicide after jumping off the Heaven Park building in Pune on February 8
  • It caused a controversy in the politics of Maharashtra
  • State forest minister Sanjay Rathod's name is being connected to the case by the Opposition

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pooja Chavan allegedly jumped off the Heaven Park building in the Wanawadi area on February 8. (Photo credit: Representational/Pixabay)

  • Pooja Chavan was a 22-year-old TikTok star in Pune 
  • She  allegedly died by suicide  on  February 8 after she jumped off the Heaven Park building in the Wanawadi
  • Maharashtra's  Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod's name came in connection with Chavan’s alleged suicide

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Visuals from Juhu beach, Mumbai. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday
  • Schools and Colleges will remain closed till 28 Feb in the district of Pune
  • Public transportation will not be impacted

3 days ago.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Uddhav Thackeray announced that political, religious, and social gatherings will be prohibited across the state from Monday due to the surge in cases. (PTI Photo)

  • Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said there has been a sudden rise in COVID-19 numbers in the last two weeks
  • He warned that lockdown could be imposed if the cases continue to increase
  • On Sunday, Maharashtra recorded 6,971 new cases and 35 more deaths

6 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's 391st birth anniversary. (Photo Credits: Twitter)

  • Shiv Jayanti is celebrated every year on February 19th on the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  • He is praised for his bravery, courage and always holding a belief in self power
  • It is also a public holiday in the state of Maharashtra

11 Feburary
Two weeks back, NCP chief Sharad Pawar attacked Bhagat Singh Koshyari for not meeting the agitating farmers. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Koshiyari and his aides immediately booked a scheduled commercial flight and left for Dehradun
  • The state Cabinet’s recommendation of 12 names for the Legislative Council was the latest tussle between the state government and Koshyari
  • Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut accused the governor of  sitting on the recommendations and acting "unconstitutionally"

3 Feburary.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I thought that I should drink water before starting my speech so I lifted the bottle & drank." said Ramesh Pawar, BMC Jt Commissioner. (Photo credit: Twitter ANI)

  • The moment Pawar took one sip from one of the bottles, he realised the mix-up and quickly spat out the sanitiser he had gulped
  • "Bottles of water and sanitiser kept there were similar. So it happened." said the official
  • 12 children were administered sanitiser instead of polio drops on Monday in Maharashtra

2 Feburary
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A fire broke out on the sixth floor of a building in the suburb of Andheri in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported. Five fire tenders are present at the spot.

1 Feburary.Mankoli, Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, India
The structure collapsed at 10.30 am on Monday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The person who died has been identified as Saurabh Tripathi
  • Another person identified as Shailesh Tara has been rescued
  • Mankoli and other parts of Bhiwandi are home to thousands of warehouses of several multinational companies