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Two years of Modi govt: Maharashtra Congress, NCP highlight failures

The Congress and NCP in Maharashtra on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government as the latter gets set to complete two years of its second term on May 26.

Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Anant Gadgil said the "Gujarat model of governance" on which Modi came to power in 2014 stood exposed amid the coronavirus outbreak with even the High Court pulling up the BJP government in the neighbouring state on ineffectiveness of measures to tackle the outbreak.

Indian Navy warship reaches Mumbai with 40 MT liquid medical oxygen, cylinders

Indian naval ship INS Trikand reached Mumbai on Sunday with 40 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Qatar, as part of the ongoing Operation 'Samudra Setu II' to support India's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, an official said.

"As part of ongoing #COVID relief Operation #SamudraSetu_II, #INSTrikand arrived at #Mumbai today with two Liq Med O2 (LMO) containers of 20 MT each $@$# 100 O2 cylinders from #Qatar," the Navy spokesperson tweeted.Indian naval ship INS Trikand reached Mumbai on Sunday with 40 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Qatar, as part of the ongoing Operation 'Samudra Setu II' to support India's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, an official said.

"As part of ongoing #COVID relief Operation #SamudraSetu_II, #INSTrikand arrived at #Mumbai today with two Liq Med O2 (LMO) containers of 20 MT each $@$# 100 O2 cylinders from #Qatar," the Navy spokesperson tweeted.

Truck crushes 12-year-old boy to death in Thane

A 12-year-old boy trying to get back a ball from under a garbage truck was crushed to death when the driver of the vehicle reversed it suddenly in Dombivali township in Thane district of Maharashtra on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred around 1 PM when the boy, a resident of Hanuman Nagar, was playing outside his house, an official said.

Elderly woman among 2 held with charas worth Rs 1.18 crore

Police have recovered charas worth Rs 1.18 crore and arrested a 75-year-old woman and another person in this connection in Mumbai, an official said on Sunday.

Based on a tip-off that a person carrying the contraband was likely to arrive at the Waterfield Road in suburban Bandra, the crime branch laid a trap late Saturday night and nabbed one of the accused, Kishor Gawli (57), the police official said.

COVID-19: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks parents to be alert about any symptoms in children

Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic and some experts warning of a possible third wave, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday appealed to people to consult doctors immediately if children show any symptoms.

Addressing paediatricians virtually, the chief minister said the immediate diagnosis was the need of the hour.

"Don't be complacent and negligent regarding any symptoms in children. Consult a doctor immediately," Thackeray said.

Death toll on barge P305 rises to 70; Navy searching for 16 missing

The death toll on barge P305 which sank during Cyclone Tauktae fury rose to 70 on Sunday with the recovery of four more bodies, the Navy said, adding it is continuing the search for 16 more believed missing from the barge and tugboat Varaprada.

The list of those missing may get a lot shorter if it is confirmed that the 14 bodies recovered along the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts in the last few days are those of the barge and tugboat personnel, an official said

Tributes paid to Rajeev Satav in online condolence meet

Leaders cutting across party lines on Sunday paid tribute to Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav who died on May 16 of post COVID-19 complications.

Among those who took part in the online condolence meet were BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, NCP Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule, Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Shiv Sena leader and state minister Aaditya Thackeray.

ONGC extends logistical help to families of barge crew members

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is extending logistical help to families of affected crew members of Barge P-305.

In a statement, the company said it is providing all necessary logistical help and support for the dependent family members to travel to Mumbai and back. It is also making arrangements for families to take back the mortal remains of the deceased persons to their hometowns.

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