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Maharashtra govt. to begin 5-level unlock plan from Monday | Details here

After much confusion about the recent unlock plan, Maharashtra government, in a late night development on Friday, announced the lifting of lockdown restrictions from Monday, June 7.
The government said the lockdown in the state would be lifted as per the basis of COVID-19 positivity rate and the availability of oxygen beds in the respective cities/districts.

According to the guidelines, the Public Health Department would assess the situation every Thursday, which will declare the occupancy of oxygenated beds and positivity rate of the state and every district.
In a statement, the state government said, Lockdown restrictions will be relaxed on the basis of COVID positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds in Maharashtra.

What is the five-level unlock plan?


All the districts where the COVID-19 positivity rate is either 5% or less and the occupancy of hospital beds is lesser than 25% would fall under Level 1. All those districts under Level 1 would be allowed to completely unlock and all activities would resume like before.

All activities including public transport, restaurants, theatres, cultural events, shops, malls, industries, private and government offices would be allowed to re-open. Manufacturing and other industries can also resume operations in Level 1 and 2 areas without any restrictions.

All shops would be permitted to remain open during regular hours. Weddings, funerals, industry, construction activities can resume without restrictions. Local trains have also been allowed to operate.

Cities and districts that have 5% COVID-19 positivity rate and 25%-40% occupancy of hospital beds would be included in Level 2.
Section 144 would remain applicable in the districts that fall under Level 2, which means not more than five people can gather in public places.

While operation of local trains wouldn’t be permitted, theatres, malls, restaurants, beauty parlours, salons, gyms would be allowed to operate at 50% occupancy.


All districts where the COVID-19 positivity rate is 5%-10% and the occupancy of hospital beds is lower than 40-60% would fall under Level 3. While all those shops selling essential items would be allowed to stay open till 4 pm on all days, shops selling non-essential items would be permitted to operate only on weekdays. Malls and theatres would remain closed along with the implementation of Section 144.
Only essential workers and women can use local trains.

Parks and gardens can open from 5 am to 9 am. Gyms and salons would remain open only till 4 pm. Restaurants could stay open till 4 pm on weekdays. After 4 pm, only takeaway services would be allowed on weekends and weekdays. Construction activities would be allowed with 50% staff. Private offices could stay open till 4 pm on weekdays.


All the areas that have a 10%-20% COVID-19 positivity rate and 60%-75% occupancy rate would fall under Level 4. Section 144 would also be in force. Public transport would be available at 50% capacity. Shops selling essential items would be allowed to remain open till 4 pm on all days.

No movement of people would be allowed post 5 pm; no one would be allowed to step out on weekends.
Manufacturing industry would be allowed to open with 50% capacity.


Areas those have a positivity rate of 20% and above and occupancy rate above 75% would come under Level 5. There would be no relaxation in such areas. An e-pass would be required to travel to/from any city/district, which comes under level 5.

Wedding ceremonies:
There would be no restrictions on functions in Level 1 areas. In Level 2, a marriage ceremony could take place with 50% of hall capacity and a maximum of 100 people. The number has been restricted to 50 in Level 3 and 25 in Level 4.

Only family members are allowed to be present for functions in Level 5 areas.

According to the public health department, the Level 1 districts currently include Aurangabad, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Parbhani, Thane, Washim, Wardha and Yavatmal.
Level 2 includes Ahmednagar, Amravati, Hingoli, Mumbai and Dhule.

In Level 3, Akola, Beed, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg and Solapur districts are included.

Cities like Mumbai and its satellite towns, along with Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Solapur and Nagpur would be treated as administrative units.
The 34 districts apart from Mumbai (that falls in Level 2 of the unlock plan) would be treated as administrative units.

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‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah




Radhika Dhawad | New Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah said the CBI, under the UPA government, tried to pressurise him in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Home Minister Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), under the Congress-led UPA government, tried to pressurise him in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case filed against him when he was the Home Minister of Gujarat.

Shah said the same, in New Delhi on Wednesday, while responding to a question on Opposition’s charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is ‘misusing’ central agencies to target them.

Shah said the CBI tried to put pressure on him to ‘frame’ then Gujarat Chief Minister Modi in the alleged fake encounter case during the Congress government.

Speaking about ex-Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case by Gujarat Court, Shah said the Congress leader was not the only politician who was convicted by a court and lost membership of the legislature. 

Speaking about ‘misuse’ of central agencies, Shah said, “I will tell you how agencies are misused, I have been a victim of it. The Congress did not file a corruption case against us. There was an encounter when I was the home minister of Gujarat. A case was filed against me and the CBI arrested me.”

He added, “In 90% of the questions during my interrogation, I was asked why I was getting bothered and they said they would leave me if I name Narendra Modi. Even then, we did not protest or wear black clothes or stop Parliament’s functioning. An SIT was formed against Modi, which the Supreme Court itself dismissed.”

He concluded by saying, “In my entire interrogation, I was told ‘Modi ka naam de do, de do. But why should I frame him? Today, the same Congress is crying over its fate.”

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RCNV provides sponsorship to 5 children




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur


Under the aegis of Diabetes patronage program at AIIMS, Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – members sponsored five children for this financial year by handing over a cheque of ₹1,25,000 to the Director of AIIMS Maj. Gen (Dr ) Vibha Dutta, SM.

This project takes care of all the needs like insulin, glucometer,special diet and other consumables required by the children suffering from the dreaded and debilitating disease type 1 diabetes.

President Shivani interacted with the authorities and incharge of the project Dr Meenakshi and her team. Joint secretary Dr Akshay Daga interacted with the beneficiary children and their parents exhorting the importance of discipline during the treatment.

President elect Ajay, secretary Ritika and Rtn. Arouni Verma were amongst those who were present at AIIMS, nagpur. Dr Sangeeta and Dr Akash conducted the proceedings. The gratitude felt by the parents and their blessings to our team exemplified the importance of this endeavour in shaping the lives of children suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Also read: 17 test positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours in Nagpur

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DPS MIHAN awarded with Excellence Award | Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
DPS MIHAN was awarded with the Literary Leadership Excellence Award for the enthusiastic participation in Nagpur.


Delhi Public School MIHAN was awarded with the Literary Leadership Excellence Award for the enthusiastic participation of its students in the National Young Authors Fair – the World’s largest Book Writing Competition held by BriBooks and powered by Education World.

More than 90 budding writers of the school availed the benefits of the excellent opportunity provided by the AI-assisted BriBooks platform which helped them to hone their storytelling skills .The plethora of creative designs helped the students to work on the illustrations needed for designing their novel. The pleasure of publishing one’s own novel and reaching out to the global readers was a thrilling experience for the budding authors.

The students also got an exposure to sell the books online and earn Author Royalty as a remuneration. The books published by several DPS MIHAN students have achieved milestones and won rewards in the categories of Best Author – Jury Awards for Content and Creativity, Best Selling Author Awards in the State and Global Feature Awards for International recognition.

The jury and guest list comprised of HE Noor Gilon,Ambassador of Israel, Saul Singer – Author of Best Seller ‘ Start -up Nation’ ,Dele Olojede- Pulitzer prize winner and Navyn Salem- Founder & CEO Edesia.

President and Pro-Vice Chairperson Ms.Tulika Kedia and Director Ms.Savita Jaiswal have congratulated the Principal Ms.Nidhi Yadav, staff and students for their sincere efforts to achieve this recognition.

Also read: Inside inter-school swimming competition ‘Poolompics 1.0’ at DPS Kamptee Road…

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