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    Schools in Mumbai to remain closed till December 31: BMC

    Schools in Maharashtra, which are shut since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, were set to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from November 23, post Diwali-holidays.

    Mumbai: Nagpada tailor’s ‘dwarf’ daughters rise above obstacles, crack NEET

    The sisters who live with their three other siblings and parents—father Ahsanullah is a tailor and mother Rukhsar a homemaker—in the crowded Kazipura locality could not have made it to the MBBS course if they had not met with Ashfaque Moosa of Khidmat Charitable Trust last year.

    Coronavirus: Mumbai has more deaths but fewer cases than Bengaluru and Delhi

    A BMC analysis of 9,869 deaths in Mumbai shows the highest case fatality rate (CFR)—deaths as a proportion of cases—is among nonagenarians at 18.3%, followed by those 80-89 years old at 17.5%. This is almost four to five times the city’s average death rate of 4%.

    May consider lockdown again in Maharashtra after watching for 8-10 days: Ajit Pawar

    Both the chief minister and deputy CM of Maharashtra raised the spectre of a potential post-Diwali surge in Covid cases with the latter hinting at the possibility of reimposing a lockdown in case the situation warrants it.

    No vaccine yet for fake news epidemic

    Fact checkers for Facebook and other social media platforms said the volume of fake news is rising following global Covid-19 vaccine trial announcements and new travel curbs in the country, amid a continuing surge in infections.

    3500 people evacuated as Mumbai fire brigade fights blaze

    According to a report by PTI, Mumbai fire brigade personnel were engaged in controlling the blaze at a mall 12 hours after fire broke out there, even as around 3500 people from an adjoining building were evacuated, civic sources said on Friday. A major fire erupted at the City Center Mall in Mumbai Central area at 8.50 pm on Thursday. Two fire personnel have been injured while controlling the blaze, the sources said.

    South Mumbai market fire yet to be doused even after 40 hours

    Over 40 hours after a fire broke out at a commercial building in a cutlery market in south Mumbai, efforts were still on to douse the flames, officials said on Tuesday.

    Major power-cut across Mumbai due to grid failure

    Mumbai is witnessing power outages across parts of the city, reports said. There are reports of outages in almost all parts of the sprawling metropolis. According to a city authority spokesperson, the outage is because of grid failure. Electricity supply was interrupted due to TATA's incoming electric supply failure, news agency ANI said quoting Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport.Major power-cut across Mumbai due to grid failure

    Illegal to not allow doorstep delivery of newspapers: Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association

    "In these times of acute disinformation, hyperbole, rumours and fake news, it is newspapers that bring credibility and uphold the right of information for the people,” the Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association has said. MahaSe-WA is the largest association of housing societies in the state.

    TRP probe: Mumbai Police names Republic TV owner as a 'wanted accused'

    Other than Republic TV, the Mumbai Police has also shown owners of News Nation, Maha Movie and persons associated with the running of these channels as 'wanted' in the case.

    No vindictive action by Mumbai cops in busting TRP scam: Sanjay Raut

    "Mumbai police took a courageous step to unravel this scam. This is just a beginning...everything will be unravelled soon," he told reporters.

    Mumbai restaurants reopen with restricted capacity after a gap of 6 months

    On October 05, hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars started reopening in Mumbai. They were closed for more than 6 months in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The services are resuming with 50% capacity from today. According to government guidelines, only asymptomatic person is allowed inside a bar or hotel and all the food joints have been mandated to follow COVID precautionary measures. Mumbai restaurants reopen with restricted capacity after a gap of 6 months

    TRP manipulation case: Thane businessman Ashish Chaudhary arrested

    Chaudhary runs Crystal Broadcast Pvt Ltd, which was paid to boost viewership ratings of two news channels and a music channel, the city police said in the remand application filed before a local court. This is the 11th arrest in the case.

    Watch: Mumbai metro services resume in graded manner

    Mumbai metro resumed its services with Standard operating procedures (SOPs) from October 19. Social distancing norms and face mask is mandatory. The metro rail will start its services from 08:30 am till 08:30 pm.Watch: Mumbai metro services resume in graded manner

    TRP manipulation case: Mumbai Police summons Republic TV COO for second time

    Republic TV chief operating officer Priya Mukherjee is being summoned for the second time in the case. This follows the arrest of her colleague Ghanshyam Singh, the channel’s distribution head, earlier this month.

    Mankind Pharma signs Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador of Prega News

    The two-month-long ad campaign will run across television channels, digital platforms, and outdoors including hoardings and branding at prominent airports.

    COVID-19: Favipiravir shows hope in Mumbai trial

    While the WHO last week recommended that antiviral remdesivir not be used for severely ill Covid-19 patients, Mumbai doctors published the first scientific study showing another antiviral, favipiravir, reduced the "cure time" in mild cases.

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray appeals people not to pay inflated power bills

    Alongwith the BJP, the MNS has been demanding concessions in electricity bills citing the economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic and highlighting complaints about many consumers receiving unusually high bills.

    ED arrests alleged associate of Shiv Sena MLA in money laundering case

    The agency, they said, is probing Amit Chandole's role and alleged suspect dealings with Sarnaik, Tops Grup security providing service and its promoter Rahul Nanda, they said.

    Day after vaccine news, Nifty sets new benchmark

    Closes above 13,000 mark for first time; Sensex ends at new record

    TRP manipulation case: ED files case of money laundering

    While Republic TV was not named in the original FIR filed on October 8, the city police, while seeking remand of the arrested accused, had named the owner and those managing the affairs of the news channel as “wanted accused”.

    Delhi High Court restrains Arnab Goswami's Republic TV from using 'News Hour' title

    The court found no merit in Republic TV's argument that the words 'News Hour' are generic, widely used and as such Times Group cannot claim a proprietary right.

    Republic TV CFO Summoned by Mumbai Police in TRP case

    The channels — Republic TV, Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema —are being probed in a case pertaining to alleged manipulation of TRPs. As per the FIR, they had sought to manipulate TRPs “by bribing households to increase viewership of their channels/programmes so that subsequently their ratings increase, resulting in windfall economic benefit for the channels /programmes”.

    Tata Power drops 2% after Mumbai power outage

    Tata Power said the tripping at the Kalwa and Kharghar sub-stations at 10:10 am caused a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system, leading to the tripping of power supply.

    I&B Ministry asks digital news media to comply with FDI policy

    The companies with more than 26% foreign investment will have to bring it down by October 15th, 2021.

    Mumbai Power Cut: No trading activity impacted at BSE, NSE, exchanges working normally

    Key stock exchanges BSE and NSE said the exchanges were functioning as usual, amid a major electricity outage across Mumbai city, and the neighboring areas. “There is a power failure in south Mumbai. Exchange is working normally. The listing ceremony was concluded successfully for Mazagon Shipbuilders today morning,” a BSE spokesperson said in a statement. NSE too, assured investors that the exchange was functioning as normal.Mumbai Power Cut: No trading activity impacted at BSE, NSE, exchanges working normally

    Those who 'defamed' Mumbai Police should apologise: Shiv Sena

    With the AIIMS' report ruling out murder in actor Sushant Singh Rajputs death, the Shiv Sena on Monday said politicians and news channels which "defamed" Mumbai Police in connection with the case should apologise to Maharashtra.

    Shiv Sena IT Cell lodges FIR against Kangana over PoK analogy for Mumbai

    The Shiv Sena IT Cell filed a complaint against actress Kangana Ranaut over her Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) analogy for Mumbai. The FIR was registered at Shrinagar Police Station in Thane on September 08.Shiv Sena IT Cell lodges FIR against Kangana over PoK analogy for Mumbai

    Central Railway to resume local train services on Belapur-Kharkopar local train line

    the decision has been taken to recommence eight special suburban services from November 20, four between Belapur and Kharkopar, and another four between Nerul and Kharkopar, the Central Railway (CR) said in a release.

    Republic TV's Arnab Goswami moves Supreme Court for bail in abetment to suicide case

    Goswami and the two others were arrested by Alibaug police in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Nov 4 in connection with the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by companies of the accused.

    Maharashtra makes PCR test must for people coming from Delhi & three other states

    Maharashtra is worried over the rising number of cases and on Monday, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state may take some steps within two days. “We may have to take some strong steps. If it is not imposing the lockdown, then we might reimpose some of the restrictions,” said Tope.

    Mirror NOW wins big at News Television Awards 2020

    The channel’s investigation revealed crumbling health infrastructure across metros during the pandemic, and put a spotlight on the greedy “Covid vultures” trying to make money out of misery and charging exorbitant fees from patients.

    Mumbai rains: Downpour lightens, IMD predicts fall in intensity

    According to the BMC, water receded in most of the city and suburbs, except in some areas of south Mumbai.

    No legal void to regulate TV news content: Centre to Bombay High Court

    dditional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh told a bench that there existed adequate statutory as well as self-regulatory mechanism for the media, including TV news channels, to follow while printing or broadcasting any news items.

    Watch: BMC begins demolishing 'illegal alterations' at Kangana’s Mumbai office

    Trouble mounted for Kangana Ranaut when the Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday started demolishing "illegal alterations" at the Mumbai office of the Bollywood actress. The 33-year-old actor is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai from Himachal Pradesh later today.Watch: BMC begins demolishing 'illegal alterations' at Kangana’s Mumbai office

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 53-lakh mark with 93,337 new cases

    With a spike of 93,337 new cases, India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 53-lakh mark on September 19. The total coronavirus case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases. As per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, so far 42,08,432 people were cured/discharged/migrated. In last 24 hours, 1,247 deaths have been reported, while the total numbers of death from the diseases mount to 85,619. According to IMCR, total samples tested up to 18th September are 6,24, 54, 254 including 8,81,911 samples tested yesterday.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 53-lakh mark with 93,337 new cases

    Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

    Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passes away after suffering massive heart attack. Jones was part of Star Sports commentary team for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai. Star Sports also issued a statement confirming the tragic news.Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

    Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai hotel

    He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the 1987 World Cup winning team. "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest," Star Sports said a press release.

    Maharashtra rules out relief on inflated electricity bills

    Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday ruled out any relief for the consumers claiming that the consumers would have to pay the bills as per meter readings.

    Covid-19 sparks political battle in Pune as cases 3 times of Mumbai; PMC says it doesn't have funds

    ​​The Maharashtra govt had said that the PMC, Pune Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and the state government would pay up Rs 300 crores that is going to be used to build three jumbo covid hospitals in Pune.

    Mumbai shops allowed to open 7 days a week as situation improves in the city

    In another important decision, liquor shops in the city have also been permitted to begin counter sales. Earlier only home delivery of liquor was allowed.

    Republic TV TRP case: Hansa Vision denies claims of illegal transactions with ARG Outlier Media

    Hansa Vision has rejected claims by the Mumbai Police that it was involved in illegal financial transactions with ARG Outlier Media, the owner of Republic TV, in connection with the alleged manipulation of television viewership ratings.

    Nine transactions involving crores received by Deepak Kochhar under ED scanner

    Before Deepak Kochhar’s arrest on Monday, the federal agency had asked Deepak Kochhar to explain the said nine transactions.

    Big win for Kangana: Bombay HC says demolition of her house 'wrongful', actress calls it a 'victory of democracy'

    The Court today ruled that there was no unauthorised construction as alleged by the BMC.

    Whole lotta outrage over Mumbai outage

    It took one fat power cut to remind Mumbaikars that they live in India.

    'Not responsible if any child falls in drains': BMC posters at Mumbai chawl

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has put up a notice in Mumbai stating that it shouldn't be blamed if a child falls in an open drain/manhole. It also says citizens should take care of their own children. The notice was put up recently after numerous reports came up of the children falling in the boreholes in large numbers. Take a look at this ground report by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.'Not responsible if any child falls in drains': BMC posters at Mumbai chawl

    Heavy showers in Mumbai, more rains likely: India Meteorological Department

    Areas like Bandra and Mahalaxmi in the city received 201 mm and 129 mm rainfall, respectively, between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 6.30 am on Thursday, IMD Mumbai Deputy Director-General K S Hosalikar said.

    Maharashtra to reserve 600-acre Aarey land near national park as forest

    The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to reserve 600-acre Aarey land near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in suburban Mumbai as a forest and conserve the same. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who said, the forest would be the first example of a "huge jungle" being conserved at the centre of a megapolis, an official statement said.Maharashtra to reserve 600-acre Aarey land near national park as forest

    Kangana Ranaut hand in glove with BJP to malign Mumbai police: Congress

    Sawant was referring to Ranaut's remarks in which she likened Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and said she was scared of the city police.

    Maharashtra government announces Rs 1,000 crore package for cash-strapped MSRTC

    Anil Parab, who is the chairman of MSRTC, said this financial package will help the transport body get back track and will meet expenses such as salaries of employees and fuel costs for the next six months. The transport body had suffered revenue losses of around Rs 3,000 crore during the COVID-19 lockdown period, Parab said, adding that this in turn resulted in pending salaries.

    High Court questions celebs for not joining proceedings individually, filing plea through associations

    The court's observation came while hearing a lawsuit by four Bollywood industry associations and 34 leading production houses including those owned by Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Rohit Shetty, as also Yash Raj Films and R S Entertainment.

    Decision soon on local train travel for all Mumbaikars, says Maharashtra Minister Wadettiwar

    At present, staffers of essential services and women passengers have been allowed to use the local train services, considered as the lifeline of Mumbai.

    Stocks in the news: HUL, L&T, Britannia, M&M, ACC and BPCL

    Larsen & Toubro is close to bagging its largest order ever as it has emerged the lowest bidder to construct a significant part of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

    How the coronavirus pandemic is now covering all of Mumbai

    South Mumbai and central Mumbai have been identified as the epicentre of the coronavirus attack with thousands of cases being reported from these parts while northern and central suburbs reported much fewer cases.

    Republic TV, others manipulating TRP: Mumbai Police

    Singh has named Arnab Goswami-owned news channel Republic TV and two small Marathi TV channels – Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema – in the alleged scam.

    TRP case: Issue summons to Arnab Goswami before arraignment, says Bombay High Court

    The petition has also sought a direction to transfer the case to CBI to ensure a fair and transparent probe and also on the ground that the case will have pan-India repercussions.

    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

    Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 of CrPC in the city, prohibiting movement of people in public places and gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19, an official said. The prohibitory order, issued by a senior police official, says restrictions on movement of residents for non- essential work will remain in force till July 15.Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

    Centre on edge as Delhi becomes the new Mumbai

    According to the latest data available with the central government, south-east Delhi and Shahdara recorded a positivity rate of 30.4% and 24.86%, respectively on June 3. On the same day, rates of central Delhi and north Delhi rates were 21.24% and 20.52%, respectively.

    BJP, central ministers slam Arnab Goswami's arrest; Congress terms reaction ‘selective outrage’

    Congress, which is part of the ruling alliance in Maharashtra, called BJP’s reaction a “selective outrage” and asked why that party was silent over the arrests of journalists in BJP-ruled UP allegedly for their news reports critical of the government.

    Govt brings all OTTs like Netflix, Amazon Prime and digital news sites under the purview of I&B ministry

    Govt has taken this step to ensure a level playing field for all media, and bring an "enabling regulatory environment so that all digital players adhere to the laws of the land, says a ministry official.

    WhatsApp admins to be held responsible for ‘fake news, rumours' on groups:Mumbai Police

    Order by Mumbai Police Commissioner which has stoked a row in the state. order is using section 144 of CRPC to make Whatsapp admins personally liable for circulation of information which causes panic among people or insights mistrust towards the government functionary. critics including functionary of the Congress party calls it a 'Free pass' for action against any criticism of the Government. that's the controversial order which has been passed by Mumbai Police Commissioner that has stoke this fresh row in the city. the order takes sweeping power under section 144 of the CRPC. WhatsApp admins to be held responsible for ‘fake news, rumours' on groups:Mumbai Police

    Rhea Chakraborty judicial custody extended, to be in jail till October 6, says Mumbai court

    She and her brother Showik have requested bail from the Bombay HC.

    Dalal Street to Wall Street, bulls are in party mode on the back of Biden win, vaccine news

    Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election on Saturday added fuel to the stock market fire on Monday with the Nifty and the Sensex shattering old records and setting new ones. The announcement by the drug companies came after the Indian markets were closed for trading.

    Over 100 Kerala doctors, nurses to help Mumbai fight coronavirus

    Nearly 50 doctors and 100 nurses from Kerala will be in Mumbai in the next few days, said Kumar, who has already reached here along with two other doctors.

    Mumbai sees a ray of hope as recovered outnumber sick

    ​​The time taken for cases to double in 24 of the city’s 27 wards has increased to over 16 days in the past week. The growth rate of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai slowed to 3% in the June 8-14 period from 5% during May 22-27.

    No lockdown needed in Mumbai, only 200 being referred to hospitals daily: BMC Chief

    “We are in total control. Yes, we are getting around 1,200 cases daily. However, more than 80% of these people have had a travel history. They have come from cities around Mumbai," the BMC chief said.

    Adani to complete 1,000 MW transmission line to Mumbai by December 2022

    In a review meeting taken following last Monday's power outage, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked all stakeholders to expedite the project by adhering to the timelines.

    Maharashtra's ruling parties express concern over 'TRP racket'; BJP: Other serious issues beset state

    Maharashtra’s ruling parties Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP expressed concern over the alleged TRP racket busted by the Mumbai Police. The three parties said the fact that the Mumbai Police commissioner addressed a press conference to expose the racket pointed to the seriousness of the offence.

    Mumbai Police sends notice to YouTube, others for spreading 'fake and false information'

    Confirming the development, Mumbai police commissioner, Param Bir Singh told ET that the respondents have been asked to join the probe in the case pertaining to 'spreading of fake news and false information'.

    Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised

    "I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health condition is fine. As a precautionary measure I have admitted self to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of doctors," the NCP leader said.

    TRP manipulation: How channels use fraudulent data, misleading ads to rig viewership

    Since the advent of the ratings system in India, channels have tried to use unscrupulous methods to manipulate ratings.

    BMC allows markets, shops to function for full working hours in Mumbai

    The new relaxations, coming into effect immediately, will not be applicable for containment zones. The civic body also clarified that the curfew announced between 9 pm to 5 am by the state government will have to be followed.

    Government to probe news that fuelled Bandra incident

    Two channels, one Marathi and one Urdu, are particularly being looked into for talking about special trains for migrants, an official said.

    Stocks in the news: Sun Pharma, L&T, NTPC, ZEEL, PNB and Dr Reddy’s Labs

    Larsen and Toubro (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder for another package connecting Vadodara with Ahmedabad, a source aware of the matter said.

    Act against those defaming Mumbai police: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Kangana

    Talking to reporters, Raut on Friday said Mumbai police had protected the city from all obstacles by sacrificing their lives. He claimed that there was a conspiracy behind maligning the image of Mumbai police.

    Dharavi's journey to becoming Mumbai s COVID-19 hotspot

    It has just been 43 days since the city's most congested ward detected its first case at Dr Baliga Nagar on April 1, setting the alarm bells ringing for the city's administration. The progression was, however, slow in the area and it took a little over a fortnight for Dharavi to add 100 cases to its tally and by May 3, it crossed the 500 mark.

    People who never tested positive turning up with post-Covid issues

    A senior citizen suffering from breathlessness, exertion and dry cough visited a Navi Mumbai hospital. The 60-year-old had never tested positive for Covid, but a lung function test showed restriction consistent with Covid features. While this was a stray case in June, doctors are now reporting more patients who never tested positive landing in hospitals with post-Covid symptoms.

    Cyclone to hit Alibaug today, flood Mumbai's low-lying areas

    Cyclone Nisarga will be the second severe storm to hit India’s coastline in two weeks, and the first in at least a century to come close to India’s financial capital, scientists at the India Meteorology Department said. Mumbai is likely to be drenched in 200 mm of rain on Wednesday, which is nearly a fifth of the total rainfall the metropolis gets in June.

    Cyclone Nisarga to hit Alibaug near Mumbai in Maharashtra between 1-4 pm: IMD

    Nisarga has now become a 'severe cyclonic storm' and is approaching North Maharashtra coast with a speed of 110 km per hour. According to the latest update by the IMD at 9.55 am, it is about 165 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai. The storm is slated to make landfall in Alibaug by 1 pm.Cyclone Nisarga to hit Alibaug near Mumbai in Maharashtra between 1-4 pm: IMD

    Bhojpuri actress Anupama Pathak found dead at her Mumbai home

    The 40-year-old actress was found hanging in her rented flat.

    One of the richest and oldest mandals in Mumbai postpones Ganpati festival celebrations

    The Wadala-based GSB Ganeshotsav Samiti, which has been organising the celebrations for last 65 years, is one of the richest and most famous mandals in the city. Over 15,000 devotees visit the mandal to offer prayers to LordGanesh every day during the 10-day festival.

    Adani Group plans to raise $1 billion via sale of equity to fund takeover of Mumbai airports

    The conglomerate is currently in talks with about four global wealth funds, including Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) — a partner in Adani Electricity— as well as a Canadian and a Singapore-based fund. Adani Airport Holdings will likely sell a 10-20% holding to raise the funds.

    Bombay HC stays BMC's demolition of Kangana's office, asks civic body to file a reply

    The actress en route Mumbai tweeted that she is 'never wrong'.

    Mumbai wholesale market opens on Wednesday

    Mumbai’s main wholesale market for vegetables, fruits and spices will reopen on April 15 with adequate precautions and steps taken to address traders’ grievances.

    'Janata Curfew' brings life to a standstill in Mumbai

    Watch: 'Janata Curfew' brings life to a standstill in Mumbai, Road leading to Chowpatty, Girgaon and Marine Drive wear a deserted look 'Janata Curfew' brings life to a standstill in Mumbai

    Yes Bank takes possession of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's headquarters in Mumbai

    In a public notice, Yes Bank said it has issued notice to Reliance Infrastructure under the SARFAESI Act to recover its dues and after the company failed to repay the debt, it has issued the possession notice and warned public from dealing with these properties.

    Mumbai pins hopes on new plan of action to fight Covid-19

    Mumbai has become the center of Covid-19 outbreak in India with over 18,555 people infected.

    Exodus of workers leaves Mumbai struggling with bread-and-butter issues

    The lack of labourers is not just going to hit Mumbai’s daily bread –– its repercussions is being felt in other sectors too. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, labourers working in civil work and construction sites have all left the state.

    Mumbai: New civic chief checks scene at Nair hospital, Dharavi, warns of surprise visits

    Chahal, a 1989 batch IAS officer, took charge around 9.30pm on Friday. Praveen Pardeshi, who he replaced, did not visit the civic headquarters to officially hand over charge to him.

    Rhea Chakraborty claims threat to life, says her family being hounded; seeks Mumbai Police protection

    The actress said that she, along with her family, is cooperating with the authorities.

    TRP scam: Police grills Republic TV CEO, COO

    “After the questioning of media planners and buyers threw light on the ad revenues and how TRPs play a vital role in getting advertisers on board and distribution of the ad revenues, the executives of Republic TV were questioned on the same. Both CEO and COO dismissed the claims of TRP being manipulated,” said a senior police officer aware of the development.

    Mumbai seems to have finally got a grip over covid-19 spread

    Cases in Mumbai are now taking 23 days to double, data released by BMC showed.

    Kejriwal urges migrant workers to stay in Delhi after their peers gather in Mumbai

    New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension of lockdown in wake of coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal appealed to migrant workers to stay in the state. His appeal came after migrant workers, in thousands, gathered at Bandra Railway Station demanding to get permission to leave for their respective hometowns. CM Kejriwal said, “I request all of you to maintain discipline till May 3rd. You maintained discipline and stayed at your homes during the last 21 days and the same has to be observed till May 3rd. Some of you have come to Delhi from outside and some of you must be restless to go to your homes but I appeal all of you to stay here till May 3. We are here for you. I am here for you. We have arranged for proper food facility and medicine facility for all of you. People may try to spread rumours during this time. Don't get lured by them. No one can take you to your village now. Someone might tell you DTC buses are standing somewhere. No DTC bus is taking you anywhere. Please don’t get lure otherwise the outcomes will be bad. Please stay at your homes. We need to unite to make this lockdown successful.”Kejriwal urges migrant workers to stay in Delhi after their peers gather in Mumbai

    BMC to add 1,200 beds as clips show patients sharing cot, sitting on floor

    Another video emerged on Saturday, purportedly from Sion Hospital, showing a bed being shared by two patients, some receiving oxygen support sitting on the floor and relatives teeming inside the emergency ward filled with Covid-19 patients.

    BMC relaxes norms for testing by Mumbai private labs, sources feel peak may be over

    Sources in the BMC without coming on record said the decision mainly was because the civic body feels the rate of infection in the city has reached its peak and would now slowly go downhill.

    Covid a big problem for big Indian cities

    In the last fortnight, many cities have reported acceleration in cases, explaining the national surge.

    Mumbai staring at a huge shortage of doctors and health professionals

    Mumbai, which has a population of about 2 crore, is running out of ICU beds and doctors.

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