Maharashtra | Actor Dilip Kumar discharged from Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital. "We are very happy. Fluid has been removed from his lungs. He is going home now. We thank all the supporters for the prayers," says his wife Saira Bano
Mumbai students travelling abroad for studies express happiness over prioritised COVID-19 vaccination
Now, Maha to give 50-year-old urban trees 'heritage' tag
In a novel green initiative to conserve nature, the Maharashtra government has decided to accord 'heritage' tags to all trees which are 50-years old and more in urban centres, officials said here on Friday.
The state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday approved a proposal to amend the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975, and incorporate the concept of 'heritage trees'.
One who lives in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones at others: SC to Ex-Mumbai CP
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed shock and declined to entertain a plea by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh seeking transfer of all inquiries against him outside Maharashtra and also for transferring of all investigations from state police to an independent agency.
A bench comprising Justice Hemant Gupta and V. Ramasubramanian told counsel representing Singh: "The person living in a glasshouse shouldn't throw stones at others."
Bombay High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Malad Building collapse, to hear the matter at 2 pm today
'Can't have doubts over own force': SC refuses to entertain Param Bir Singh's plea seeking transfer of inquiries outside Maharashtra
Yesterday's incident (of two women falling into a manhole in Bhandup) was due to the fibre protective cover of the manhole which got displaced due to water pressure. I visited the site & got it fixed: Mumbai Mayor Kishor Pednekar The women were marked safe; the 2 escaped unhurt.
People from slum areas are apprehensive to take vaccine shots, we will initiate awareness drives in nearly 20,000 houses to encourage them. Some people are also refusing to take 2nd vaccine shot, we'll find them out & vaccinate: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Thane district's COVID-19 death toll crosses 10,000-mark; 498 new cases
Maharashtra: A special NDPS court in Mumbai has asked NCB to file a reply by June 16 on bail application filed by actor Sushant Singh Rajput's flatmate Siddharth Pithani in a case related to the actor's deathPithani was arrested for allegedly procuring & consuming contrabands
Maharashtra: Waterlogging reported in several areas of Mumbai as rain continues to lash the city; visuals from Andheri East
Central Railway: Trains are running on all corridors. There is moderate to intense spell of rain forecast during next 3 hours with High Tide of 4.32 m at 12.54 pm.
Mumbai logs 660 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since Feb 23; death count rises by 22
Mumbai reported 660 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the lowest since February 23 this year, and 22 fatalities, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
With this, the city's infection tally rose to 7,14,450 and death toll to 15,122.
On Wednesday, Mumbai had recorded 788 cases and 27 deaths.
The country's financial capital had reported 643 new infections on February 23 this year. After that, the daily COVID-19 infection count in the city had remained in four to five digits for a sustained period during the second wave.
According to the BMC officials, the city currently has 15,811 active cases of COVID-19 as 768 patients recovered during the day. With this, the tally of recovered patients jumped to 6,81,288 and the recovery rate is 95 per cent, they said.
As 25,396 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the overall test count in Mumbai reached 65,34,969.
Mumbai's average growth rate of COVID-19 cases between June 3 and 9 was 0.12 per cent, while the average doubling rate was 566, they said.
The number of active containment zones in the city has came down to 25, while there are 93 buildings that have been sealed to curb the break the chain of the virus.
During the second wave of the pandemic, Mumbai had reported the highest number 11,163 coronavirus positive cases on April 4, while it had witnessed the highest 90 deaths on May 1.
Maharashtra reports 12,207 COVID-19 cases, 393 deaths
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 12,207 coronavirus positive cases and 393 fatalities, which took the state's infection count to 58,76,087 and death toll to 1,03,748, the health department said.
Thursday's case count is slightly higher than what the state had been reporting over the last three days. The number of daily cases in the state had dipped to around 10,000 in the past few days. The state had reported 9,927 cases on March 9 this year.