Mumbai logs 8 COVID-19 cases; focus on genome sequencing of samples
Mumbai on Wednesday logged eight new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally to 11,55,064, while no fresh death linked to the infection was recorded, the civic body said, as officials shifted focus on genome sequencing of samples in view of a surge in cases in some parts of the world, but no screening of international air passengers has started here.
The coronavirus death toll in the financial capital remained unchanged at 19,745.
On Tuesday, Mumbai had recorded seven cases and zero fatality.
Maha: Aurangabad getting facelift ahead of G20-related event
Aurangabad city in central Maharashtra is gearing up for hosting a G20-related event with the municipal and state authorities undertaking infrastructure upgradation and beautification projects on a war footing.
The `first inception meet' of Women 20 (W20) as part of India's presidency of G20 will be held in the city on February 13-14, 2023.
Clamour in state assembly over Bhujbal’s 'Mumbai is a hen laying golden eggs' statement
Bommai's 'provocative' tweets from verified account, what action will follow: Cong's Chavan
Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Wednesday sought to know what action will be taken against Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for his alleged "provocative" tweets posted amid the border row which he claimed "defamed" Maharashtra.
Raising the issue in the Legislative Assembly, Chavan, a former Maharashtra Chief Minister, insisted the controversial tweets were from a verified account and accused the Eknath Shinde-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of shielding Bommai.
He said when a Twitter account has a blue tick then it is verified and genuine.
Mumbai: HC extends stay on bail order of ex-minister Anil Deshmukh
Builder thrashed by extortionists for not paying ₹ 50,000, incident caught on CCTV camera
Centre has announced compensation under NDRF categories, said Devendra Fadnavis in the state assembly
Due to truck breakdown Northbound traffic vehicular movement is slow at Ashish Theater to Nahur village.
Ajit Pawar demanded due to rising #COVID19 cases globally, Maharashtra govt should be vigil & take necessary steps as Centre has sent an advisory DCM Devendra Fadnavis said after Consulting the Centre the state willbform a committee or task force to combat scenario
20 passengers were stuck in a lift at Bandra railway station for about half an hour. PC Shaheen Pathan from Bandra Railway Police Station reached just in time to help the passengers come out of the lift, with the help of an electrician and Station Manager.
Maharashtra Government will not reinstate old pension scheme as it will put additional burden of Rs 1.10 lakh crore on the state government, announced DCM Devndra Fadnavis in the state assembly
Dynamic and static testing of initial design proving train trial runs have been completed of Metro Line3: Official
Maharashtra Legislative Speaker Rahul Narvekar withheld question on irregularities in TET exams for want of adequate information. LoP Ajit Pawar demanded which was supported by other opposition members & later by DCM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra: Case registered against 3 unidentified persons after a scuffle broke out b/w 2 groups in Palghar's Naik Pada y'day. A person, HS Dadu, got injured after being attacked with a sword. A sword & car recovered from the spot. Probe on, say Valiv cops
Like China has entered, we will enter (Karnataka). We don't need anyone's permission. We want to solve it through discussion but Karnataka CM is igniting fire. There is a weak govt in Maharashtra & is not taking any stand on it: Sanjay Raut, Uddhav Thackeray faction
Shrikant Kadam (28) worker of Neles located in MIDC Ambernath died after air pressure control valve exploded during testing on December 20, Tuesday evening 7pm
As per Union Health Ministry's advisory, we'll send all samples for genome sequencing to Pune and Mumbai labs. Currently, we're having around 100 positive cases daily in state so we'll go for genome sequencing of all the positive samples: Maharashtra Health Secy to ANI
MVA celebrated it's performance in gram panchayat elections. Countered BJP-Shinde camp claim of winning more gram panchayats and distributed sweets.
Slogan war between #MVA & BJP-Shinde camp at Vidhan Bhavan
Air Quality Index of the most significant places across the city
Due to the tempo breakdown northbound traffic vehicular movement is slow at Sahara Star Hotel: Mumbai Traffic cops
Outcry over BEST’s security deposits
Former opposition leader in the BMC and ex-corporator Ravi Raja has opposed the security deposits demanded by the BEST from its electricity consumers. He has written to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and brought to their notice that BEST has sent letters along with bills that customers should pay two-month security deposits. Mr Raja demanded that CM and Deputy CM should direct BEST to withdraw the letter.
Nearly 10,80,000 consumers in Mumbai avail electricity services of BEST. Mr Raja said security deposit is sought while giving new connections and asking for deposits from those who already have connections is unfair. “The Congress will come on roads to agitate for consumers’ benefit,” Mr Raja said.
Central Railway to set up breastfeeding pods at stations
The Central Railway plans to set up 13 state-of-the-art nursing pods at seven major railway stations of Mumbai division, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, Thane, and Kalyan, to create a safe and comfortable zone for breastfeeding women during their journeys.
These nursing pods will be set up under Indian Railway's Non-Fare Revenue policy and its services will be available free of cost for commuters. Under the scheme, one nursing pod will be set up at the CSMT, three each at Dadar and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, two each at Thane and Lonavala, and one each at Kalyan and Panvel, according to a senior railway official.
Each pod will consist of comfortable, cushioned seating, a diaper-changing station, a fan, a light, and a dustbin to dispose of soiled diapers, the official said. The sides of the pod will contain advertisements of licensee for complete contract period and will be made visibly attractive, he said.
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