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Mumbai

Published on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 02:50 PM IST

LIVE Mumbai: Latest updates August 18

FPJ Web Desk
 | Photo Credit: ANI

| Photo Credit: ANI

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18 August 2021 08:44 AM IST

Mumbai logs under 200 COVID-19 cases for 2nd day

Mumbai reported 198 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and two fresh deaths, the lowest fatality count since March 9. The tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 7,39,724, while the death toll jumped to 15,994.

The city also reported the lowest coronavirus death count in more than five months. On March 9, Mumbai had witnessed only two fatalities.

18 August 2021 08:44 AM IST

Maharashtra reports 4,408 COVID-19 cases, 116 deaths

Maharashtra reported 4,408 new coronavirus cases and 116 fresh fatalities on Tuesday, while 5,424 patients recovered from the infection. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state climbed to 64,01,213, while the death toll rose to 1,35,255.

The official said 5,424 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 62,01,168. Maharashtra now has 61,306 active cases. The state has 3,53,807 people in home quarantine and another 2,233 in institutional quarantine.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 96.87 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.11 per cent. The cumulative number of coronavirus tests in the state climbed to 5,12,91,383, of which 1,79,488 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

18 August 2021 08:44 AM IST

Mumbai's first public EV charging station inaugurated

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday inaugurated first electric vehicle charging point at a public parking lot in Mumbai.

Taking to Twitter, the minister said that this is very encouraging as we move in the direction of making Maharashtra electric vehicle friendly.

"Inaugurated an EV enabled parking lot at Kohinoor building in Mumbai. This is very encouraging as we move in the direction of making Maharashtra Electric Vehicle friendly," he tweeted.

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18 August 2021 11:54 AM IST

Elgar case: Accused Hany Babu to be back in jail from hospital on Wednesday

Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital here since May, will be discharged and sent back to the Taloja prison on Wednesday, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.

A bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar took on record Babu's medical report submitted by the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, and accepted the state government's submission that he will be "transferred back to the Taloja prison on Wednesday." Babu's counsels, senior advocate Yug Chaudhry, and advocate Payoshi Roy, told the HC that as per the private hospital, Babu was fit to be discharged.

18 August 2021 11:54 AM IST

Mumbai weather update

Today’s Weather forecast at 8 am:

Moderate rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of occassional intense spells.

Tide Timings:

High Tide0841 hrs 3.69mtrNext day 19 Aug. 2021:- 2016 hrs 3.22 mtr
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Low tide1440 hrs 2.28 mtrNext day 19 Aug. 2021:- 0238 hrs 0.97 mtr

18 August 2021 11:54 AM IST

Maharashtra Cabinet will decide today on reduction in stamp duty charged on agreement to be signed by MHADA and eligible beneficiary for the housing unit after the redevelopment of BDD Chawls

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18 August 2021 11:54 AM IST

Check water level in city's seven lakes on August 11 lake level

18 August 2021 11:54 AM IST

Eligible beneficiary under the redevelopment of BDD Chawls will have to pay stamp duty of Rs 1000 only for an agreement

18 August 2021 02:50 PM IST

Mumbai Police's Crime Branch unit arrests two people from Vikhroli, seize eight country-made pistols

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