Maharashtra: 10 killed in Bhiwandi building collapse; 11 rescued

THANE: Seven children and three others were killed and 11, including a four-year-old boy, rescued after a three-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi town on Monday, police said. Around 10 persons are still feared trapped after the 43-year-old Jhilani building caved in at 3.40 am, police said, adding search operations are under way. BHIWANDI COLLAPSE:…

Maharashtra govt orders inquiry into drug use allegation against Kangana Ranaut

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Maharashtra plans to cap Covid-19 test cost at Rs 1,200

PUNE: The state government is planning to cap the cost of RT-PCR test to detect Covid-19 cases in private laboratories at Rs1,200 as the Indian Council of Medical Research has given permission to several indigenous firms to manufacture its kits. State health minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday said, “We are planning to bring the cost…

Maharashtra govt stops pension of those jailed during emergency

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (File photo) MUMBAI: Uddhav Thackeray led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has reverted the erstwhile Fadnavis government’s decision to pay pension to those jailed during the emergency between 1975 and 1977. The decision to stop the pension scheme was taken, considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation and subsequently shrinking of revenue. The…

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