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Uddhav Thackeray takes COVID Vaccine


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took the COVID-19 vaccination today. 

Announcing the same in a tweet today, Mr Thackeray said, "There is no need for anyone to have any fear or confusion about the COVID vaccine. I have just been vaccinated & I am standing right in front of you. So, it is my humble appeal to all my citizens who are eligible for vaccination to go get it without any doubt in their minds."

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Mah CM unveils first Metro Rail for Line 7 and 2A


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today unveiled the First Metro Rail for the Metro Line 7 and 2A, Branding Manual and Travel Card.

He also inaugurated the Operation Control Centre, Charkop Metro Depot and Receiving Sub Station.

Maharashtra Cabinet Ministers Eknath Shinde, Nawab Malik, Aditya Uddhav Thackeray and Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar.

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Mah CM publishes book on Maharashtra and Karnataka border tension


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP President Sharad Pawar today published a book "Maharashtra - Karnataka Seemawad : Sangharsha va Sankalp" written by Dr Deepak Pawar. The Marathi book based on tension prevailing in the parts of the border areas between Maharashtra and Karnataka runs into 530 pages.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stated that why not declare these areas as a Union Territory till the time the matter is not resolved in the court. 

Mr Thackeray said that the government has resolved to bring an end to this tension and the areas under consideration are indeed a part of Maharashtra. He said that if the government cannot do it nobody else can do it.

The event witnessed the participation of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, Maharashtra cabinet ministers Eknath Shinde and Chhagan Bhujbal, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar apart from others.

Bordering areas in Maharashtra and Karnataka have been areas of conflict since pre-Independence days. The issue first gained limelight in 1956 after Maharashtra and Karnataka were formed on the basis of linguistic re-organisation.

Maharashtra has staked claim over 865 villages in Karnataka, including Belgaum, Karwar, Nipani and other areas, and claimed that the majority of the population in these areas is Marathi-speaking.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister recently spoke of about incorporating the villages in Maharashtra to which Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa objected strongly.

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Decision on opening up Mumbai local trains to be taken soon


A meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was held today to review the plan to open up local trains for all in Mumbai.

The CM informed that a decision in this regard will be taken soon.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to pass, the meeting discussed ways to resume local train services for all without causing overcrowding.

The local train services were suspended completely on 23rd of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown. They were later resumed slowly in a phased manner to ensure the safety of people.

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Mah CM urges for green Diwali, temples may open soon

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today urged the people of the state to celebrate the festival of Diwali without bursting crackers, especially in public places.

While addressing the people of the state today, Mr Thackeray wished everyone on the occasion of Diwali.

He said this year, starting from Holi, we all celebrated festivities in a simple manner. The people of Maharashtra have shown support and cooperation over the last 6-8 months. He also called for the co-operation of people during the festival of Diwali.

"I have been told that the increase in cases, in Delhi, is due to the pollution, which is why we need to avoid bursting crackers, this Diwali. While there is no need to ban crackers, I want people to believe that we can celebrate the festival, as always, without imposing the law," Mr Thackeray said.

The Chief Minister said that coronavirus cases in Mumbai, Pune and areas across Maharashtra have reduced and activities across Maharashtra have gradually resumed. He stated that it is a sign of growth and vitality, however, one needs to be careful in such scenarios and avoid forming crowds. He stated that people have to be careful to avoid a second wave. 

Mr Thackeray said that though the COVID-19 crisis is under control, the fortnight after Diwali would be crucial for the state. "Everyone has been asking about the reopening of temples, let me assure you that we will open them soon. However, we will have to let Diwali and following 15 days pass by. It is our duty to take care of our elders and the decision has been taken keeping their health in mind," he said.

The Chief Minister said that citizens in Mumbai have also been wondering about the local train services and assured them that talks are underway with the Centre.

Finally, Mr Thackeray urged the people to wear masks and said that follow the COVID-19 safety norms. "Today we do not have any vaccine for COVID and so wear a mask, maintaining distance, and washing hands will only help us stay healthy. Many people in Mumbai and outside don't wear masks and this won’t be accepted. Action will be taken against those who don’t follow the norms," he asserted.

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Maharashtra attracts investment of about Rs 34, 850 cr

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation and various companies today signed MoUs in the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 event.

About Rs 34,850 crore is being invested in the state through 15 companies. It will generate employment for about 23,182 people. 

Minister of Industry for Maharashtra Subhash Desai and Minister of State Aditi Tatkare were present on the occasion. 

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Maharashtra CM interacts with flood-affected people in Solapur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Solapur today to take stock of the situation after torrential rains hit the district recently.  

During his visit, the Chief Minister interacted with the villagers and farmers and heard their grievances. He also assured the villagers that they need not worry and the government will take care of them.

He also took stock of the damage caused by the floods in Bori River area of Akkalkot Taluka. The CM also distributed cheques to the kin of those who lost their lives during the heavy rains. 

Mr Thackeray has directed the Solapur district administration to send a proposal for immediate assistance to the affected farmers as soon as possible.

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Maharashtra CM visits Solapur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray arrived on a visit to Solapur today to take stock of the situation after torrential rains hit the district recently.  

A tweet by CMO Maharashtra said, "CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has arrived in Solapur to take stock of the situation caused by torrential rains."

During his visit, the Chief Minister will be meeting the villagers and farmers and hear their grievances. 

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Mah CM announces new location for Mumbai Metro shed

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today announced that the government has decided to move the Mumbai Metro car shed to Kanjurmarg from the Aarey Area which was finalized earlier. He explained that the site where the car shed would come will be on government land. He also said today that the government will withdraw all the criminal cases against the environmentalists who participated in the Aarey Bacha Abhiyan.

800 acres of forest in Aarey declared reserved

In a separate announcement by the Chief Minister, the government has declared the 800 acres of land in Aarey as a reserve forest. In doing so, the government has decided to declare the forest adjacent to Sanjay Gandhi national park as a reserve forest without endangering the existence of tribal people. The CM said that the building for the Metro Car shed in Arey can be put for public use and the funds spent for it would not be wasted.

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Sonia Gandhi holds virtual meet with CMs of 7 states

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi today convened a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of seven states to discuss various issues of national importance in the wake of the upcoming parliamentary session.  

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren participated in the meeting.

The topics which were discussed included Goods and Services Tax collection, National Education Policy 2020 and JEE and NEET exams, which are scheduled to be held in September.

Concerns were raised over the approach of Centre towards these issues and the participants suggested ways to counter it.

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