The apex court had stayed the implementation of the 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs last month, but made it clear that the status of those who have availed of the benefits will not be disturbed.
Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who has tested positive for COVID-19, said he had no symptoms but has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors.
"You promise free COVID-19 vaccine in Bihar, then are people of other states from Bangladesh or Kazakhstan," Uddhav Thackeray said, adding "those speaking like that should be ashamed of themselves. You are at the Centre."
Speaking to reporters here after holding a meeting with the key leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) on the issue, Thackeray said that the assistance will be provided by Diwali.
At present, staffers of essential services and women passengers have been allowed to use the local train services in Mumbai
The move implies that the Central Bureau of Investigation will not have the general consent, accorded by the Maharashtra government, to exercise its powers and jurisdiction in the state and will have to get the state government's permission to probe any matter.
The woman, who has been identified as Rekha Devbhankar, set out from her home in Khamgaon months ago. As per local media reports, the 68-year old left home on July 24 and crossed Madhya Pradesh this week.
Maharashtra accounts for only 8-9 percent of COVID-19 tests carried out in the India.
Only women working in essential services and government offices were so far allowed to travel on Mumbai's local trains due to COVID-related safety measures.
Gyms and fitness centres in Maharashtra are likely to open from October 25.
He said the low number of tests in October might be behind the reduction in coronavirus numbers on a daily basis, which he claimed was "hiding reality".
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, heavy rains are expected over the ghat areas of Maharashtra, Konkan and south Gujarat during the next two days.
Western Maharashtra and coastal districts have been receiving heavy rains since Wednesday resulting in damage to property and lives.
At least 25 deaths were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on October 14 in rain-related incidents.
An RSS veteran, Governor B S Koshyari has been BJP's vice president and first president of that party's unit in Uttarakhand, where he also served as chief minister.
Mumbai Electricity Failure: Large parts of the Maharashtra capital have reported major power outage due to a technical failure.
Updates of the major power outage in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Electricity supply is being restored across the region in a phased manner after a 'grid failure'
The proposed metro car shed in Aarey has been at the centre of a controversy due to the high number of trees that need to be cut with environmentalists in the past mounting several legal challenges to stall the construction.
Two trains will run between Pune-Ajni, while a train each will be operated between Mumbai-Kolhapur, Mumbai-Latur, Pune-Nagpur, Pune-Amravati, Kolhapur-Gondia and Mumbai-Nanded.
A discussion was held during the state cabinet meeting about taking a decision on reopening schools post Diwali and not from October 15 given the increasing spread of COVID-19, an official statement said.
Hotel & Restaurants Associations (HRAWI) had written a letter to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seeking clarity on the issue.
The CSMT-Nagpur will be Duronto special train, while others will be superfast specials, the CR added.
With 263 new people succumbing to the infection, the total fatality count went up to 38,347 in the state, health department said.
The party appointed Priya Patil as its state unit head and said the new cell would have 13 other office-bearers.
In an editorial of its mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena said truth finally prevailed in the actor's death case, and alleged that it was a conspiracy to malign Maharashtra's image using the episode.