Cyclone Tauktae, COVID-19 in Mumbai: Latest news updates from the city on May 15
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COVID-19: Devendra Fadnavis writes to Sonia Gandhi, questions 'Mumbai Model' on alleged fudging of death data

Alleging that Maharashtra covered up 9,603 deaths during the pandemic last year, leader of opposition in the state assembly Devendra Fadnavis has, in a letter addressed to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, said that the state still records the highest number of deaths i.e. 31 per cent of the nation.

Lifeguards patrol at Juhu Beach ahead of Cyclone Tauktae warning

Children diving and enjoying in the Arabian Sea at Badhwar Park in Mumbai

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’Peddling lies and propaganda are their weapons': Congress' Sachin Sawant hits back at BJP over Devendra Fadnavis' letter to Sonia Gandhi

Congress party, which is sharing power with Shiv Sena and NCP in Maharashtra, has attacked the BJP terming it a party of super spreaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah (seen in West Bengal) blaming every other for the crisis their govt failed to handle. BJP cannot think beyond political opportunism and power and is completely unconcerned towards the plight of people.

COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: NMMC to bear the cost of mucormycosis treatment including surgeries

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) will bear the cost of treatment of people who are diagnosed with the Black Fungal infection or mucormycosis. The civic body treats such patients at the civic hospital in Vashi.

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Cyclone Tauktae intensified, says IMD

Cyclonic storm Tauktae has intensified and is heading towards the coast of Gujarat and the Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, though it could bring gusty winds and showers to Mumbai, the IMD said on Saturday.

The cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify further into a "very severe cyclonic storm" by late Saturday night, the India Meteorological Department said, adding it was very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around May 18.

As it would bring very heavy rainfall in that region, cities like Mumbai would not be affected much, the IMD added.

There will be strong winds and heavy rainfall at isolated places on May 17 over north Konkan, including Mumbai, the met department said.

Thunder with heavy rain started at Ratnagiri reported by Ratnagiri Met Observatory official Mr RB Sonar

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