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03 September 2022 08:01 AM IST

Flu-like illnesses on rise in Mumbai, BMC ups RT-PCR, swine flu testing 

Ami surge of swine flu cases and other illnesses in Mumbai, BMC has once again instructed all its hospitals to send swab samples of patients having influenza-like illnesses (ILI) for RT-PCR, genome sequencing and swine flu testing.

Health officers have been instructed to watch for ILI and severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) patients in their wards.

Meanwhile, authorities have come across many patients exhibiting these symptoms, and most of them are testing positive for influenza A.

Officials said there has been a surge in viral and monsoon-ailments which have most symptoms similar to COVID or swine flu because of keeping a close watch on all illnesses. Moreover, city doctors are also witnessing over 20 cases of ILI daily.

Additional municipal commissioner Dr Sanjeev Kumar said they have instructed all the hospitals and dispensaries to look out for ILI and SARI patients, and to also conduct RT-PCR tests on them.

Dear Mumbaikars, do not self medicate if you have a flu or exhibit such symptoms. Consult a doctor insult and don't forget to mask up!

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Commuters, check the latest local train update here

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Ganpati traffic advisory by Mumbai Police: No heavy vehicles allowed during immersion days

The Mumbai Traffic police on Friday announced a new set of advisories that will be applicable during the Ganapati immersion days from September 4 to 9. As per the notification, all heavy vehicles will be prohibited in Mumbai during these days, except for essential service provider vehicles.

As per the new advisory, for the immersion days that will be on September 4 (fifth-day immersion), 5 (Gauri Ganapati immersion), and 6 (seventh-day immersion), heavy vehicles will be prohibited from 11 am to 1 am on the next day. For September 9, the Anant Chaturdashi Ganpati immersion day, the vehicles will be restricted from 10 am to 6 am on the next day.

However, during these ‘restricted’ hours, the essential service provider vehicles can continue to commute. These vehicles include vegetable trucks, milk/bread and bakery products carrying vehicles, tankers of drinking water (except other water supplying tankers), petrol/diesel and Kerosene tankers, ambulances, Government and semi-government vehicles, and school buses.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

No photos allowed using personal phones, use e-challan machines instead: Maha Highway police

The Maharashtra Highway Police authorities on Friday instructed all the traffic police personnel to refrain from using their personal mobile phones to click pictures of the places of traffic violators and instead to strictly use the e-challan machines for the same.

The circular was issued by the additional director general (ADG) of police, Kulwant Sarangal, Maharashtra Police Traffic. It is said that the traffic police in various places are reportedly clicking pictures of the vehicles and nameplates using their mobile phones while taking action against the traffic violator vehicles, but the time of uploading these pictures on the e-challan machines is much later.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Mumbai witnesses a 75% surge in COVID cases

There has been a 75 per cent and 20 per cent spike in the number of COVID cases and deaths respectively reported across Mumbai in August compared to July.

As per the data, the city had recorded 11,343 cases in July, which increased to 19,846 in August. Similarly, the number of deaths rose from 39 to 47 during the same period.

Officials have attributed the surge in cases to the ongoing seasonal and viral flu and also the movement of people due to the virus spreading. However, most of the COVID deaths had comorbidities.

Meanwhile, health experts have anticipated cases to surge in the coming months.

Mumbaikars, please be careful and follow COVID appropriate behaviour

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Thane: Woman suffers stillbirth on way to clinic

26-year-old woman delivered a stillborn baby en route to a medical centre in a makeshift palanquin (called 'doli' in local parlance) as her hamlet comprising around 25 families did not have a proper access road, officials in Maharashtra's Thane district said on Friday.

The incident took place in Dharmachapada in Bhiwandi taluka's Dhigashi village on Thursday, they confirmed.

"Darshana Karle was being rushed to a medical centre in a doli as the hamlet does not have a proper road. She experienced stillbirth and was taken back to the village by those accompanying her. She has two boys and girl," he said.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

CM Shinde sent letter to Guv BS Koshyari conveying that the list forwarded by former CM Uddhav Thackeray-led govt in 2020 for the nomination of 12 in the state council from the Governor's quota be considered as scrapped. Govt will soon send a fresh list

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today met Guv BS Koshyari

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Thane woman fell from 20th floor at Lodha Luxuria, Majiwada in Kapurbawdi police station jurisdiction.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Mumbai Port Trust throws open the Gateway for immersion

The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has its given permission to immerse Sarvajanik Ganesh Idols at Gateway of India. Earlier, the trust had prohibited big idols from being immersed there. MbPT has allowed immersion at Jetty no. 3.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officers, immersed Ganesh idols hinder movement of ferries that are docked there and ply along the jetty.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Western Railway announces jumbo block between Santacruz, Goregaon stations on Sept 4

Western Railway has announced jumbo block of five hours on UP and Down slow lines between Santacruz and Goregaon stations on September 4, Sunday.

The jumbo block has been announced to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling and overhead equipment. The block will start at 10 am and shall continue until 3pm. During the block period, all the trains from slow line between the two stations will be diverted on Fast line.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Thane: Boy drowns in lake meant for Ganpati idol immersions in Rabodi

A 7-year-old boy from Rabodi in Thane drowned on Friday night in an artificial lake made for Ganpati idol immersions, an official said.

Avinash Sawant, chief of the Thane civic body’s Regional Disaster Management Cell, said the incident took place at Ambe-Gosale Lake when the deceased Jaihad Azhar Shaikh, went for a swim at 8pm.

03 September 2022 02:22 PM IST

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sepetmber 8 in Delhi. His maiden meeting after change in govt

03 September 2022 03:35 PM IST

CM Eknath Shinde welcomes NSA Ajit Doval

03 September 2022 03:35 PM IST

Due to the closure of Dr Ambedkar Road at Lalbagh in the down direction, all bus routes are being diverted from the bridge from 13.15 onwards and operation of Bus Route No. 52 has been suspended at Madke Buwa Chowk.

03 September 2022 03:35 PM IST

Replica of double-decker BEST bus houses idol of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festivities

03 September 2022 03:35 PM IST

MNS workers, arrested for assaulting an elderly woman, get bail

hree MNS workers, Vinod Argyle, Raju Argyle, and Sandeep Lad, who were arrested for assaulting a woman in Mumbai, got bail from Sewree Court. They were arrested after a video in which an elderly woman was assaulted by them went viral on social media.

All three arrested accused were granted bail on a surety of Rs 15,000 by Sewree Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

03 September 2022 03:59 PM IST

Nagpur school principal kidnapped for Rs 30 lakh ransom: police

A school principal was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified persons in Maharashtra's Nagpur city who have demanded Rs 30 lakh ransom for his release, police said on Saturday.

Police have formed several teams to trace Pradeep Motiramani, the principal of the Mahatma Gandhi Primary School situated in the Jaripatka area, and his kidnappers, an officer said.

The school principal's family members approached the Jaripatka police station on early Saturday morning.

The mobile phone is switched off after the ransom call, the officer said.

He said Motiramani's two-wheeler was found parked in front of a hospital in the Mankapur area. His mobile phone location shows the Mouda area, around 40 km from Nagpur city.

A case was registered by Jaripatka police.

03 September 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai customs recovers 87 capsules of cocaine swallowed by Ghana passenger

The Mumbai Customs department has arrested a passenger from Ghana at the international airport here for trying to smuggle cocaine into India by hiding it in 87 capsules which he had swallowed.

The value of the 1,300-gram cocaine recovered from the passenger is Rs 13 crore, the Customs said.

The passenger was intercepted at the Mumbai international airport on suspicion on August 28 and was taken to a state-run hospital.

He was admitted to a state-run hospital, where he ejected those capsules over three days.

The passenger has been arrested under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) and a probe is underway, it said.

03 September 2022 04:46 PM IST

Covishield vax death case: Bombay HC issues notices to Centre, Bill Gates, SII

The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the Centre in a case filed by an Aurangabad man alleging that his medico daughter died due to the side-effects of the Covishield vaccine and sought Rs 1,000-crore as compensation.

The petitioner is Dilip Lunawat, who has contended that his daughter Snehal Lunawat, 33, who was also a Senior Lecturer at the SMBT Dental College & Hospital in Nashik, was compelled to take the vaccine along with all other healthworkers there.

03 September 2022 04:46 PM IST

Social Service Branch raids dance bar in Mira Road

Four women rescued, 14 held under the stringent protection of Dignity of Women Act.

03 September 2022 04:46 PM IST

Ganesh Darshan in South Mumbai by HO-HO Air condition Bus Service

03 September 2022 06:52 PM IST

Samir Hossain Shaikh and Saddam Hossain Khan arrested from Bandra Nirmal Nagar by STF West Bengal with the help of ATS Mumbai on charges of regular contacts with banned jihadi terrorist organisations andhighly radicalised covert activities.

03 September 2022 06:52 PM IST

The Railway has decided to run additional trips of train no. 01157/01158 Roha-Chilun-Roha MEMU Special with the existing timing & composition from 06/09/2022 to 09/09/2022 to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival 2022.

03 September 2022 06:52 PM IST

Maharashtra logs positive cases 1272 of COVID, deaths 4 in a day

03 September 2022 08:16 PM IST

Al-Qaeda operative arrested by West Bengal STF from Bandra

04 September 2022 10:05 AM IST

Mumbai wards to get quick response team, fire brigade to hire firemen on contract

Mumbai: Poor response for stall auction at Bandra Fair at Mount Mary

Thane: 45-year-old woman death after falling from 20th floor of Lodha Luxuria still a mystery

Mumbai logs 394 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

04 September 2022 10:05 AM IST

Mumbai wakes up to September rains, lightning; netizens share pictures, video; check here

04 September 2022 10:05 AM IST

Mumbai: Amit Shah to visit city for Ganeshotsav today, traffic police issues notification; check here

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