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14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

IMD issues Orange alert for Mumbai and Thane, cities to get heavy rainfall from Thursday

Mumbaikars, you are in for a rainy week as the IMD has now issued an Orange alert to Mumbai and Thane districts saying these areas will see heavy rainfall. A cyclonic circulation is likely the cause behind intense showers in the city.

According to the IMD, the circulation is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal, resulting in heavy rainfall over the Konkan belt and parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, over the next 48 hours.

The IMD has also mentioned a few expected impacts of heavy rainfall, including water logging in low-lying areas, the possibility of danger to very old buildings, and transport disruptions. Regarding the wind speed, officials said that there is a possibility of occasional gusty winds with speeds reaching 60 kmph along and off the coast.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Commuters, check the latest local train update here

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

BMC plans to give its vegetable, fish markets a mall-like look, to begin with Borivali and Jogeshwari

BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to give 'mall' or 'supermarket' like look to the markets owned by BMC. For that BMC has directed its architect to change the design of its two up-coming market. i.e. Borivali Market and Nawalkar Market in Jogeshwari.

According to BMC's plan, different floors will be kept reserved for products. Vegetable and fruits will be given separate floor, fish & non-veg section and grocery section will also be kept on separate floors. Besides this, BMC will also construct escalator and parking space for the citizens and install CCTV cameras for the safety of the people.

There are around 92 BMC vegetable markets in Mumbai, where 17,164 licensed vendors are doing business. Many markets are in dilapidated conditions and require redevelopment.

BMC has already started redevelopment of various markets like Crawford Market, Shirodkar Market (Parel) on its own. Somewhere, BMC has permitted market committees to develop the building by engaging their own developer.

Read in detail about the project here

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Chargesheet filed against Anant Karmuse who edited the semi-nude pic of NCP leader and former housing minister Jitendra Awhad.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Woman tries to board running train, has a close call; saved in nick of time by police personnel

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

CGST Bhiwandi Commissionerate Sumit Kumar arrests one person for fraudulent availment of ITC on bogus invoices amounting to Rs 45 crores.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Byculla Zoo adds Rs 30 lakhs of revenue to BMC's kitty during Ganeshotsav

During the period of the Ganeshotsav, the Byculla's Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan has recorded 77,167 visitors. It added around Rs. 30 lakhs of revenue to the BMC's kitty.  

The Ganeshotsav festival was celebrated for 10 long days starting on August 31. The schools in the city were closed for five days during this period. So the zoo was kept open on Wednesday when it is usually closed for cleaning purposes. On the first day of the festival, the zoo recorded more than 7,000 visitors. 

The average weekday footfall is around 3,000, it swells to 9,000 - 10,000 on weekends during the monsoon. But during the festival, the zoo recorded 77,167 visitors from August 31 to September 11. While the last weekend recorded around 27,000 visitors.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

84 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; active tally at 1,069

Maharashtra's Thane district has reported 84 new cases of coronavirus, raising its infection tally to 7,44,001, a health official said on Wednesday.

With the addition of the latest numbers on Tuesday, the district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, currently has 1,069 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

The death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,956 as no fatality was reported on Tuesday.

The recovery count in Thane has reached 7,31,645, the official said. (PTI)

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Traffic congested on Thane's Ghodbunder road, commuters look for alternative route before you travel

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Kurar Police arrested Assistant Police Inspector for molesting a female Police Inspector

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Maharashtra LoP Ajit Pawar writes to CM Shinde, requesting him to make all efforts to ensure that semiconductor plant in Gujarat be set up in Maharashtra.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

PMC kicks off leprosy, tuberculosis awareness campaigns

The Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) kicked off a fortnight-long door-to-door leprosy and tuberculosis campaign on September 13. The civic body chief Ganesh Deshmukh has appealed to citizens to report the symptoms of these diseases.

As part of the 'Leprosy Detection Campaign' and the National Tuberculosis Eradication Program and under the Public Health Department of the Government of Maharashtra, an active tuberculosis detection campaign is being implemented from September 13 to September 30.

A total of 81,300 population will be surveyed during the campaign for successful implementation in civic jurisdiction. A total of 58 teams and 12 supervisors of health officials have been formed for the campaign.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Fire breaks out in a warehouse at Arihant Complex, Bhiwandi. Fire Brigade on spot. 

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Independent MLA Bachu Kadu arrested by Mumbai Police after his bail application rejected by the Girgaon court. 

A case has been registered against Kadu in connection with political agitation. He was arrested after his bail plea was rejected by the court.

Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Kadu.  When Bachchu Kadu appeared before the court today, he applied for bail which was rejected. The court has sent Bachchu Kadu to 14-day judicial custody. 

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

Mysterious underground sounds reported at village in Latur district; experts to visit site

Mysterious underground sounds have been reported at Hasori village in Maharashtra's Latur district, an official said on Tuesday.

District officials have requested experts from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism to visit the village to study the phenomenon, he said.

As per local reports, mysterious underground sounds were being heard since September 6.

Latur district collector Prithviraj B P visited the village on Tuesday and appealed people not to panic.

A team of experts from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University of Nanded will visit the village on Wednesday, officials said.

14 September 2022 03:19 PM IST

ED concluded search operation at 4 premises belonging to Raksha Bullion & Classic Marbles today, in connection with the money laundering probe in the case of Parekh Aluminex limited. Earlier an amount of Rs 46 cr & Rs 158 cr was attached by the directorate in this case: ED

14 September 2022 04:13 PM IST
14 September 2022 04:32 PM IST

Mumbai | Home buyers in the Patra Chawl redevelopment project are protesting against the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) over the delayed possession of apartments

14 September 2022 05:35 PM IST

Home buyers in the Patra Chawl redevelopment project are protesting against the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) over the delayed possession of apartments

14 September 2022 05:35 PM IST

Police officer held for stalking, assaulting & sending lewd messages to his woman colleague

14 September 2022 05:35 PM IST

Police officer held for stalking, assaulting & sending lewd messages to his woman colleague

An Assistant Police Inspector (API) in Mumbai was arrested for allegedly stalking, assaulting and sending obscene messages to his woman colleague, an official said on Wednesday.

The accused API, Deepak Baburao Deshmukh, was arrested late Tuesday night, the official of Kurar police station in suburban Kandivali said.

"Deshmukh was nabbed after his woman colleague, a police officer, lodged a complaint against him on Tuesday, based on which an FIR was registered against him for outraging her modesty, stalking, sending obscene messages to her and assaulting her by entering her residence," the official said.

14 September 2022 05:35 PM IST
14 September 2022 08:36 PM IST

Mumbai logs 203 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths; active tally below 1,500

Mumbai on Wednesday reported 203 new coronavirus cases, while two more patients succumbed to the infection in the city, the local civic body said.

With these additions, the overall COVID-19 tally increased to 11,48,502, while the death toll rose to 19,721, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a bulletin.

14 September 2022 09:13 PM IST

Mumbai Metro One services delayed due to a technical fault. Efforts are on to resume services at the earliest.

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