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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified to a severe cyclonic storm early on Wednesday morning, made landfall at the Maharashtra coast just south of Alibaug between 12:30pm to 3:30pm. It carried wind speeds of 102 kmph, per the IMD.
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.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that tropical cyclone Nisarga has headed for the Maharashtra coast, and is going to make landfall on June 3 close to Mumbai. Here is the latest satellite visuals of Cyclone Nisarga.Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Mumbai on June 3; latest satellite visuals
Cyclone Nisarga is approaching North Maharashtra coast with a speed of 110 km per hour. According to the latest update by about 8.30 am, it is about 165 km south-southwest of Alibag and 215 km south-southwest of Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin. Here is the latest satellite visuals of Cyclone Nisarga.Cyclone Nisarga intensifies as wind speeds touch 110 kmph; latest satellite visuals
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Colaba weather station reported 18.6 mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Santacruz weather bureau recorded 64.9 mm rainfall during the same period.
Mumbai saw an air quality index (AQI) of 17 on Thursday evening, the lowest figure in 2020, reflecting the cleanest air since July last year. Pune saw a one-year low at an AQI of 23, as per data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
It has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over south coastal Maharashtra for June 2-4, on north coast on June 2-3 and in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadar & Nagar Haveli on June 3-5.
Rural Maharashtra has reported a sharp jump in coronavirus cases in the past two weeks, which officials have blamed on the state’s decision to allow inter-district travel.
Mumbai has become the center of Covid-19 outbreak in India with over 18,555 people infected.
A 58-year-old man died after a power transformer fell on him while he was rushing home to escape the cyclone fury at Umate village in Raigad district, police said.
According to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, this is the first open hospital created in a fortnight by the MMRDA. The facility has about 1,000 beds and 200 ICU beds.
Even as the country was recovering from cyclone Amphan, a newer cyclone has reached Maharashtra and Gujarat, Nisarga. Nisarga is a severe cyclonic storm. In pic: Sea waves strike at Versova beach in Mumbai.
As per the India Meteorological Department's warning, the city was expected to be severely impacted by the cyclone and there was a "grave danger to human life, health and safety", a statement by city police said.
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.
Huge fake SIM Card racket has been busted in Mumbai. Pakistan & Gulf link has been emerged. Mumbai Crime Branch raids in Govandi area and raids are still underway. Times Now's Siddhant with more details.Huge fake SIM Card racket busted in Mumbai
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.
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.
Chandrakanta Goyal was a corporator in Mumbai for one term after the Emergency. Later, she represented the BJP from the Matunga Assembly constituency in Mumbai for three terms.
India's biggest economic hubs, Mumbai and New Delhi, also have the dubious distinction of being the country's Covid-19 hotspots, with the healthcare infrastructure struggling to cope with a surge in new cases in the first week of 'unlocking'.
Two channels, one Marathi and one Urdu, are particularly being looked into for talking about special trains for migrants, an official said.
Maharashtra is the worst-affected - due to the coronavirus - state in India, accounting for just over 30,000 cases and almost a thousand deaths.
The activist, who surrendered before the National Investigation Agency last month, was brought to the city by the agency earlier in the day and produced before the court.
Mumbai continued to receive rainfall on Thursday, a day after the cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district.
Mumbai, which has a population of about 2 crore, is running out of ICU beds and doctors.
Announcing the extension of the lockdown, which it called the "Mission Begin Again", the state govt has granted a slew of relaxations in the form of reopening of all markets, market areas and shops, except malls, from June 5 on the odd-even basis in non-containment zones.
Already battling a raging pandemic, Mumbai hasn't experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891. Steeped in colonial history, Alibaug is a quaint little town located about 110 km from Mumbai, and is replete with sandy beaches, clean unpolluted air and plenty of forts and temples. A speedboat from Mumbai to Mandwa jetty near Alibaug takes 20 minutes.
The Maharashtra government has sent show-cause notices to four prominent private hospitals in Mumbai for not following official notifications on treatment of Covid-19 patients, and not admitting enough charitable patients.
India plans to conduct surveys in New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad - among the cities worst-hit by Covid-19 where an alarming growth in number of cases and the positivity rate indicate the infection may be spreading rapidly even as the nationwide lockdown is eased.
A look at the number of beds available in the city may hold some clues to what might have gone haywire.
Mumbai hospitals are trying to accommodate as many patients as possible with their limited, creaking health infrastructure and overworked staff
The depression will intensify into a deep depression, the third and fourth stage of any cyclone formation, by this evening.
The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra till Wednesday night stood at 25,922 and the number of fatalities at 975, with Mumbai alone accounting for 15,747 cases and 596 deaths. The possibility of extending the restrictions at these places was discussed during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday.
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.
A BMC release said that the number of recovered patients also increased to 16,008 with 715 COVID-19 patients being discharged from various hospitals during the day. 832 new suspected patients were admittedto various hospitals in the city in the past 24 hours, it added.
Justice Anup J Bhambhani, said the National Investigation Agency acted in "unseemly haste" in taking Navlakha, who was lodged in Tihar jail here, to Mumbai where the investigation is pending.
"The fire spread from the first to the third floor of the hotel, a fire brigade official told . It was a level-2 fire and eight fire engines were rushed to the spot, he added.
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
The rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai and Pune MMR region are a cause of worry for the Maharashtra govt that is looking for an economic revival in the state.
For years, India's booming private hospitals have taken some of the strain off the country's underfunded and dilapidated public health network, but the ordeal of Parikh's family suggests that as coronavirus cases explode in India, even private facilities are at risk of being overrun.
Data released by the state public health department on Sunday on dedicated Covid hospitals showed the city’s oxygen-supported beds and isolation beds have gone up three times, thanks to new ‘jumbo’ makeshift facilities set up in the city’s exhibition grounds. The number of oxygen-supported beds has gone up from 1,413 on May 12 to 4,508 on May 24.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested a man in Mumbai for threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The 25-year-old accused allegedly made a prank call to Uttar Pradesh Police, threatening to kill CM Yogi. During the interrogation he confessed the crime and later taken to court.Man who threatened to kill Yogi Adityanath, arrested in Mumbai
A day ahead of partial resumption of domestic flight services in the country amidst the lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday sought more time from the Civil Aviation Ministry for restarting the operations at the Mumbai international airport.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has reached out to Kerala health minister KK Shailaja to find solutions to stem Maharashtra’s rising infection rate. Tope has now announced that the state will fill up the 17,000 vacancies, but the government will take another two months to complete the recruitment.
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
The lockdown has put a majority of Mumbai's fishing community out of work. With fish markets closed, many are finding it hard to sustain their livelihood. Thousands of fishing boats are lying useless and the community members are staring at a financial crisis.
Four more people who returned from Mumbai tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mandi district, taking the number of cases in Himachal Pradesh to 173 on Saturday, a health official said.
Dharavi's new Covid cases made matters worse for state authorities already hard-pressed to control a surge.
106 new containment zones identified in Mumbai. The total number of containment zones in the maximum city stands at 1036. More than half of these containment zones are in slums which are congested. Other areas in the state are also witnessing an increase in the number of cases. Details by TIMES NOW’s Aruneel.Coronavirus outbreak: 106 new red zones identified in Mumbai, total stands at 1036
This was the first time the state reported new COVID- 19 cases in four digits in a single day, he said. As many as 34 more patients - 25 of them in Mumbai - succumbed to the infection, taking the toll to 651, said the official.
Of the 572, passengers belonging to Mumbai were kept under mandatory institutional quarantine in hotels near the airport, while those hailing from other cities were taken to their respective places where they will be kept in isolation in hotels taken over there for the purpose, officials said.
Till May 16, there were 645 critical Covid-19 patients in Mumbai, according to an internal document of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) circulated on May 18, and the rate of average daily increase was 5.6%, which has since increased to 6%. As a result, Mumbai is expected to have about 35,000 cases by the end of this month.
Movement of stranded labourers, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists will continue to be regulated as per the standard operating procedures, it said.
“We have got two oxygen cylinders in our society, we decided to get it after seeing how people are being turned away from hospitals due to lack of beds. We have a doctor in our complex and we have learnt how to operate it,” said Salim Motorwala a resident of Orchid Towers in Mumbai Central.
In a sudden move, the Maharashtra government replaced Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Praveen Pardeshi with IS Chahal. Pardeshi was posted as the additional chief secretary (urban development).
"The centre of the severe cyclone Nisarga is very close to Maharashtra coast. Landfall process has started and it will be completed in 3 hours. The northeast sector of the eye of the severe cyclonic storm is entering into land," says IMD.Cyclone Nisarga landfall begins, will be completed in 3 hours: IMD
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel teams have been recceing the Khambhat coast of Gujarat on June 03. Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall near Alibaug on June 03. Maharashtra’s North Ratnagiri area is witnessing strong winds and rain today. Daman also received rainfall. Cyclone Nisarga: NDRF teams recceing Gujarat’s Khambhat coast
Industry executives, who had been lobbying for the move, have nevertheless welcomed it. “In other places in the state where alcohol consumption is allowed by local authorities, it will provide the much needed cash in hand to our restaurant members,” said National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) president Anurag Katriar.
In Mumbai, which has now become the epicenter of the disease in India, the response of the BMC with its containment measures is not any different than what the colonial government did a century ago, exposing how little the city and its fundamental infrastructure has changed.
Out of these 15, seven districts show particularly high case volumes, like Hyderabad (Telangana), Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Delhi.
So far, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed lives of 10 police personnel in Maharashtra -- seven in Mumbai and one each in Nashik, Pune and Solapur. Over 150 police personnel tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra since Thursday evening, taking the number of coronavirus cases in the police force to 1,153, officials had said earlier in the day.
With the lockdown extended till May 17, there are 14 districts which are red zones, including Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Nashik.
The plasma therapy has shown hope in treating Covid-19 patients. The plasma therapy trials in Delhi have been encouraging, said the Delhi health minister. Other states have also shown interest in the therapy and are waiting for further directions from Centre.
Shocker from Dharavi: A group of young men pelted stones on the Police after being asked to stay indoors. Densely-populated Dharavi is famous as one of the largest slums in Asia. Mumbai has recorded over 180 coronavirus cases and about a dozen deaths of Covid-19 patients so far.Dharavi youth pelt stones on Police for asking them to stay indoors
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai. This first-of-its-kind-in-Indiacentre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross contamination and helps control infection. All beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, biomedical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machines, and patient monitoring devices. 101 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Maharashtra so far.Coronavirus news: Reliance sets up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai
Having launched the first 'Covid Test Bus' in the city earlier in the month, the council also said trials have already begun on two of the supercomputer clusters in the megapolis, which alone has seen more than 35,000 cases out of the close to 1.58 lakh in the country and nearly 2,000 of the over 4,700 deaths in the country so far.
Representatives of the nurses who are inside the hospital have alleged that the hospital did not take enough precautions while handling the infected patient, thereby putting the lives of the healthcare workers in the hospital at risk.
While Coronavirus lockdown has compelled humans to stay inside houses, a large number of migratory Flamingo birds flocked to Navi Mumbai.
The disclosure was made by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) of Mumbai, which outlined its Covid-19 management protocol in an affidavit filed before the Bombay High Court.
MUMBAI: Irrfan Khan, one of India's finest and most versatile actors, lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. He was 54.Irrfan, who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, is survived by his wife Sutapa and his sons Babil and Ayaan.It is the second tragedy for the family in less than a week.Actor Irrfan Khan passes away in Mumbai after battling colon infection
Out of the 26 cases, 17 were reported from Pune, four from its neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad township, three from Ahmednagar and two from Aurangabad, a health official said.
Mumbai, Apr 30 (ANI): Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been admitted at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. The cause of hospitalisation has not been ascertained yet. Actor went to US for cancer treatment returned in September last year. After being diagnosed with an infection, Rishi Kapoor was admitted to hospital in Feb 2020. More details are awaited.Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor hospitalised in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 11 (ANI): An Air India flight carrying 241 Indian nationals from Philippines’s Manila has arrived in Mumbai. This is the first flight from Philippines for repatriation of Indians in the wake of coronavirus lockdown. The repatriation of Indians from abroad is taking place under ‘Vande Bharat Mission’Vande Bharat Mission: 241 Indian nationals arrive in Mumbai from Philippines
Mumbai: One dead and one injured after fire broke in a residential building in Bandra. Fire under control now.Fire breaks out in Bandra, one person dead
The Centre on Monday said the coronavirus situation is "especially serious" in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata and a few other places in West Bengal, and violation of lockdown measures risk the spread of the novel coronavirus.
With coronavirus taking over the globe and infecting more and more people across borders, healthcare systems around the world are struggling to cope with the onslaught.
Considering that the Centre had spoken of an increase in cases in May, the state has been making arrangements for ICU beds in Mumbai and Thane and other prominent cities in the state, a statement released by the state government said.
Data centres, IT service providers will operate with only 10 per cent staff, while banks, insurance companies and internet service providers will function with essential staff only, an official said.
The new order has allowed work to continue on on going infrastructure projects, involving water, sewerage,Transportation and roads is involved.
The team led by joint secretary Lav Agrawal, which returned to Delhi after a two-day visit to Mumbai on Friday, also stressed the need for increased testing in specific areas, and better coordination with several departments to improve Covid-19 management in Maharashtra
Mumbai dabbawalas to suspend services in wake of Coronavirus scare.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with details.Mumbai dabbawalas to suspend services in wake of Coronavirus scare
Such is the concern at the highest echelons of the government that a central team was dispatched to Mumbai on Thursday to take stock of the situation. Clearly, the time has come to think in terms of a national-level special action plan for Mumbai and its suburbs.
The integration will provide news content related to politics, sports, business, art, technology and cinema in 14 Indian languages to include non-metro users.
The decision was taken by the empowered group that coordinates the availability of hospitals, isolation and quarantine facilities, disease surveillance and testing and critical care training, which said the city needed “high-level intervention.” Led by joint secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal, the team comprises people from the ministry’s emergency medical relief wing.
The home minister was speaking to the media after visiting Gadchinchale village in the district where three persons including two monks were lynched by a mob on suspicion of being thieves on April 16.
People are being told to observe rituals keeping in mind the lockdown in place for the coronavirus outbreak, and help will be taken from NGOs etc to deliver food to those staying in red zone containments areas, said Mumbai police spokesperson Pranay Ashok.
Amid growing concern over spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that all workplaces in major cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Pune, will remain closed till March 31. The shutdown will be applicable in Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur, Thackeray told reporters. All shops and offices except those providing essential services in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur until March 31 in an attempt to restrict the spread of coronavirus, the chief minister of the state said.Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray announces closure of all workplaces; essential services to remain open
If any tour operator is found flouting the order, action will be taken against him under IPC 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), Mumbai Police has warned. The order will be in force till March 31. It should not be confused with the regular order issued under section 144 CrPC
Farmers suffered a bad monsoon last year because rainfall was very uneven, starting very late and causing floods towards the end of the season which ravaged farms. But analysts are cautious in their optimism as the solution for the labour problem is still a major hurdle in India's growth path.
The global healthcare infrastructure is under stress due to the ongoing pandemic and India is no exception to it. In Mumbai's KEM hospital, the number of patients has swelled up beyond capacity. BMC run KEM hospital is running out of space. 446 COVID-19 patients are currently admitted, while the hospital has 414 dedicated beds. Non-COVID patients are choosing to sit outside the hospital, due to the overcrowded wards. Mirror Now's Disha Shah with the ground report.Coronavirus in Mumbai: With overcrowded wards and lack of beds, KEM hospital is running out of space
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday withdrew relaxations given in Mumbai and Pune for establishments to function, saying that easing of the lockdown had led to a large number of people venturing out of home.
The biggest worry is to contain the disease before the arrival of monsoons in June.
On Tuesday the Maharashtra govt issued a fresh order saying that the relaxations have been withdrawn for the Mumbai Metropolitan region and Pune as the govt was seeing a large amount of people outside their homes.
"We have extended section 144 of CrPC which restricts any public gathering," he said quoting an official order. The official said residents are allowed to step out of their houses to buy essential commodities between 7 am and 8 pm, but will have to follow social distancing norms.
A 6-month old toddler in Mumbai has successfully recovered from COVID-19 and has come back home amongst heartening cheers.Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19
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