On Tuesday, Mumbai reported 291 new cases and three deaths, which raised the overall case-load to 7,35,657 and the count of fatalities to 15,911, the state health department said in a statement.
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 6,005 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 177 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 63,21,068 and the toll to 1,33,215 while 6,799 patients recovered, the state health department said.
With the new additions, the tally of recoveries in Maharashtra now stands at 61,10,124, leaving the state with 74,318 active cases with a recovery rate of 96.66 per cent. The case fatality rate is 2.1 per cent, it said.
The Mumbai police SIT investigating an extortion case registered against IPS officer Param Bir Singh and others is probing threat phone calls made to a city builder allegedly by gangster Chhota Shakeel, a close aide of India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, an official said on Tuesday.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to investigate the extortion FIR registered against Singh and seven others at the Marine Drive Police Station in south Mumbai and a connected case probed by Unit-9 of the city crime branch. (PTI)
As many parts of Maharashtra struggle to recuperate from last month's flood havoc, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday ordered formulating a comprehensive and permanent policy for flood mitigation measures for people living in all the flood-prone areas in the state.
"The frequency and intensity of the floods are increasing... It should be studied by a committee of experts in the field, the National Water Commission and government officials to evolve long-term permanent solutions," he said.
Thackeray called for plans to examine scientifically to deepen the rivers like Savitri, Vashishthi, and Gandhari which wreaked havoc in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, improve the riverbed and build flood protection walls, besides setting a Real Time Data Acquisition System in the next three months.
Ahead of the popular Ganesh Utsav in Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal, Secretary to the Mandal Sudhir Salvi informed that a 4-feet tall idol will be installed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He further informed that the festivities will be held adhering to the COVID protocols. "Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will observe Ganesh Chaturthi while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. A 4-feet tall Ganesh idol will be installed on September 10," Salvi said while speaking to ANI.
Weld Fracture reported by railway staff on Down Harbor line b/w Chembur- Govandi. Time 8.40 to 9.10am. Track safe given and trains re-services started.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive was suspended at civic and government-run centres in Mumbai on Wednesday due to paucity of vaccine doses, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the BMC said the inoculation drive will resume once it receives a fresh stock of vaccines.
"Citizens of Mumbai are constantly informed about the vaccination, depending upon the stock of vaccines received, and an appropriate decision is taken," it said. This is the first time that the city civic authority has suspended the inoculation drive this month due to shortage of vaccines.
The office of the United States Consulate at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) got a bomb call late on Tuesday night. Read full report here.
The NHRC on Wednesday said it has taken a serious view of suicide by two prisoners of jails in Mumbai and Kolkata and sought reports within four weeks on the condition of prisons in Maharashtra and West Bengal from the secretary of the Legal Service Authority.
While dealing with the proceedings related to these cases, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a statement has observed that the incidents reveal "mismanagement in the jails in Maharashtra and West Bengal".
"The NHRC has taken a serious view of the deaths due to suicide by the two prisoners of Taloja Central Jail, Navi Mumbai and Dum Dum Central Correctional Home, Kolkata, and non-submission of requisite reports in the matters by the concerned authorities despite its notices," the statement said.
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