Following a huge drop in COVID cases and deaths in Maharashtra, there has been an 18.22% drop in testing, due to the festive season, where people are "not ready" to get themselves tested. However, the state completed over 20 lakh COVID testings between September 20 to October 3. Dr. Om Shrivastav stated, there has been a drop in daily cases but it is not in connection with decrease in testings.
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The Risod Police Station in the Washim district of Maharashtra seized 1,150 kilograms of Ganja, on October 18. As per sources, the Ganja which was worth Rs 3.45 crore, was seized from a truck on Hingoli Risod Road. Reportedly, the drug was transported from Andhra Pradesh to the other states. IPS Officer Bachhan Singh said that they have detained four accused in the state of Maharashtra. Further investigation is underway.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting with the Covid-19 task force, in order to review the current Covid-19 situation on October 18 at 3 PM. The state has reported over 1700 fresh cases, which totals the tally to more than 65,00,000 cases. However, the state has an impressive recovery rate of 97.39%, and the fatality rate stands at 2.12%. Furthermore, the state has 28,631 active cases currently.
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Shops in Maharashtra will be closed in support of farmers in Uttar Pradesh on October 11, as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has declared a bandh. The Mumbai Police Department has devised a strategy to guarantee that the bandh does not cause citizens any trouble. Everything will be shut, except for vital services, as per the state government. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee, commonly known as the sabzi mandi, will be closed… read-more
The Mumbai Government Railway Police (GRP) on October 9 said they arrested four robbers who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman and looted property worth Rs 96,390 from passengers on the Lucknow-Mumbai Pushpak Express train between Igatpuri and Kasara. Reportedly, the incident happened on October 8 on the moving train. The GRP filed charges against the accused under IPC sections 395, 397, 376(D), 354, and 354(B) and Railways Act.
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The I-T Department, on October 7, raided businesses linked to Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and properties of his family members, reportedly on charges of alleged tax evasion. Premises linked to three of Pawar's sisters were raided, as were those linked to some real estate developers. Confirming the developments, Pawar said his family was being targeted because of "political vendetta."
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Maharashtra police said a 66-year-old woman was duped of Rs 11.45 lakh by some unidentified individuals on the pretext of exchanging her old coins and currency notes in Maharashtra's Thane. Reportedly, the perpetrators, who're on the run, contacted her on social media and offered Rs 45 lakh in exchange after transferring the amount. She filed a complaint against them on October 2 when she didn't get the requested amount.
A doctor and a nurse were dismissed in Maharashtra's Thane district, on September 29, for administering a man with anti-rabies shot instead of the nCovid-19 vaccine. Reportedly. he was in the incorrect line, and after getting vaccinated, he was notified that he had received the rabies vaccination. However, the man was frightened, but he is normal and has no difficulties. The medical centre is located in a Kalwa slum colony.
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Following the brief meetings with COVID-19 task forces, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackery has confirmed that schools and worship places will reopen in early October in the state. Schools will reopen from October 4 for classes 5-12 in rural areas while 8-12 in urban areas, and worship places will reopen from October 7 in adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. Residential and boarding schools will remain closed for the time being.
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A 40-feet long Whale which weighed around 30,000 kg washed up dead ashore on a beach in Maharashtra, on September 21 which sparked lots of attention. Officials stated that the gigantic whale mostly died sometime in August and got washed up from the Arabian Sea. Officials were highly unsuccessful in moving the dead whale's body and eventually buried the Whale's body at the beach after digging a five-feet deep hole.