Weekly Covid Positivity Rate in Pune District Falls Below 5%



Bank of Maharashtra employee unions demonstrate in Lokmangal on Wednesday. (Express photo by Arul Horizon)

A 33-year-old man and his father were arrested for allegedly harassing his wife for money and making her drink chicken blood while doing “black magic”.

The victim filed a complaint in this case and based on her complaint, the police convicted her husband, stepfather and stepmother under Articles 498 (a), 354 (a), 323, 504, 506, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori and Black Magic Practices Act 2013.

A total of 7.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered in Maharashtra so far, of which 5.36 crore beneficiaries received the first dose and 2.13 crore are fully vaccinated with both doses. Of these, 1.34 crore of people aged 45 and over received both doses while more than 51 lakh of people aged 18-44 were fully vaccinated.

Dr Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Maharashtra, said the maximum single-day vaccinations were reached on September 8 (over 15 lakh), September 18 (over 13 lakh), September 17 (over 12 lakh), September 4 (over 12 lakh) and August 21 (over 11 lakh).

An offense was registered in Pune against opposition leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Council and top BJP leader Pravin Darekar for allegedly making objectionable references to women in his remarks against the NCP. While speaking recently at a public ceremony in Shirur in Pune district, Darekar made a few remarks criticizing the NCP, which is part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra.


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