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Mumbai updates: Guv Koshyari courts controversy with Gujarati-Rajasthani remark; NCP protests

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 08:35 PM IST
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30 July 2022 08:09 AM IST

Uddhav Thackeray staked Shiv Sena and his future with MVA alliance? 

Amid the ongoing tussle, Eknath Shinde's faction of Shiv Sena keeps strengthening. Nihar Thackeray, son of Uddhav's deceased brother Bindumadhav, will reportedly start his political career under Shinde;s guidance. Nihar has stayed away from active politics until now, it is a subject to wonder what made him join politics now.

This development came after Shinde announced his faction's office bearers.

Even as Shinde's faction seems to be beefing up, the state cabinet's expansion is still pending. Where is the Cabinet? Why has the government not been expanded yet? If you too have these questions, read this report

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Mumbai: Forecast of scanty rainfall, will stay warm for a week

Dear Mumbaikars, brace for a warmer week ahead!

According to IMD, the city and suburbs are going to see scanty rainfall until next week and the temperature will continue to hover around 32 degrees Celsius.

But IMD official Sushma Nair says that although the conditions for formation of clouds in not conducive at the moment, it may change.

Read more about what did Nair say in our report

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Dengue cases on the rise in Mumbai

Dengue cases in the city have risen by 28 per cent in July, as compared to the last month.

As per civic data, 39 cases were reported in June, while 50 were reported in July. This year, 173 cases of this mosquito-borne viral disease have been recorded, which means an average of 25 cases every month since January.

Health officials said that dengue has been on the rise predominantly due to rainfall resulting in puddles that eventually become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the prime vectors for the transmission of this disease. T

he advisory in the wake of rising cases is not to self-medicate and consult a nearby BMC health post/dispensary/hospital immediately if there are symptoms like high fever, difficulty in breathing, or skin and lips turning blue.

Mumbaikars, please stay safe and consult doctors if you have an of the aforementioned symptoms!

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Thane records 100 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 774

Thane district of Maharashtra reported 100 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its overall infection count to 7,33,993, a health official said on Saturday.

These cases were recorded on Friday and the count of active cases in the district now stood at 774, he said.

Nobody succumbed to the infection during the day, which kept the death toll unchanged at 11,927, the official said, adding that the recovery count has reached 7,21,192.

Thanekars, stay safe and wear masks!

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Guv Koshyari says Mumbai will lose money if Gujaratis, Rajasthanis leave; Oppn dubs it 'insult to Marathi manoos'

Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari stoked controversy over his purported statement on Friday that if the Gujaratis and Rajasthanis leave Mumbai and Thane, there won’t be money in Maharashtra and Mumbai will lose its identity as the financial capital of the country.

Shiv Sena, MNS, NCP, Congress and Shinde camp have strongly criticised Koshyari. They were unanimous on one thing that they won’t tolerate an insult to Maharashtra.

Want to know more about what did the politicians say? Read our report

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

NCP workers vandalise newly-built Mumbai university hostel

Members of the Nationalist Congress Party placed a banner with the name of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj on the newly constructed student hostel in the Kalina campus of the University of Mumbai.

The act was to register their protest against not naming the hostel after the Chhatrapati Shahu.

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray to hold a press meeting outside Matoshree over Governor Koshyari's remark

"To take note of the absurd statement of Mr. Governor Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's press conference: Today. Matoshree at 1 pm," tweeted Sena MP Sanjay Raut.

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Ajit Pawar seeks immediate help to flood-hit districts

Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar on Friday, demanded the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to immediately provide financial assistance to the affected farmers and people from these regions.

Read what he said in our report

On July 30, he visited Mahur taluka to take stock of the damages caused by the incessant rain

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Mumbai: College kids sign up as stem cell donors

Over 500 students from several Mumbai-based colleges came forward and registered themselves as potential lifesavers for blood cancer and blood disorder patients.

A donor's swab samples are analysed for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) – a required tissue match for a successful blood stem cell transplant. Once donors are found to be a match they are asked to donate their blood stem cells through a process similar to blood platelet donation.

30 July 2022 01:31 PM IST

Mumbai: Jeweller shares phone number in ad, gets extortion threats

A 60-year-old jeweller from Bandra, who shared his mobile number in an online advertisement so prospective customers could reach him, recently received a series of threatening messages from an unknown person demanding extortion money from him.

The person immediately approached the police after learning about the extortion messages.

Beware before sharing your numbers on advertisement, and approach the police in case of any trouble.

30 July 2022 02:10 PM IST

DNA test in rape case corroborative, not conclusive evidence: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has ruled that a DNA test cannot be said to be the "conclusive evidence" in a rape case, and can only be used for the purpose of corroboration.

Justice Bharati Dangre of the high court made this observation while rejecting the bail application of a Navi Mumbai-based man, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, his neighbour.

The court had rejected the bail plea of the accused on July 26, but the detailed order was made available on Friday.

30 July 2022 02:48 PM IST

Amid concerns overswine flu cases, BMC issues testing guidelines

Mumbai's civic body has issued guidelines on checking the spread of virus around the city.

What do the guidelines for Swine flu testing say?

Person having mild fever [body temperature lesser than 100.4 degree Fahrenheit], cough, throat irritation, body ache, diarrhoea and vomiting doesn't need to be tested for swine flu. There's no need to prescribe oseltamivir but the patient must stay in home isolation, the guidelines suggest.

Reportedly, senior citizens, pregnant women, children below the age of five and persons with co-morbidities are high-risk patients and must be evaluated, the guidelines add.

The protocol further says that anyone who has fever of more than 100.4 degree Fahrenheit, severe sore throat, runny nose--their swabs must be collected. The doctor in such cases can recommend oseltamivir and antibiotics if needed apart from advising home isolation.

Patients complaining of breathlessness, chest pain, hemoptysis, hypertension, bluish discolouration of nails, children showing drowsiness must be admitted and their swabs must be collected, read the guidelines.

The guideline made clear that oseltamivir should be used for only high-risk groups and people who need hospitalisation and remains the standard treatment.

30 July 2022 03:53 PM IST

Protests erupt against Guv Koshyari's remark in Mumbai

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers protest over Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's Gujarati-Rajasthani remark.

30 July 2022 04:35 PM IST

Maharashtra Governor has insulted Marathis: Uddhav Thackeray

30 July 2022 05:25 PM IST

NCP president Sharad Pawar says BJP displaying arrogance of power just because of its majority in Parliament and its days could be numbered if common man united against it

30 July 2022 05:25 PM IST

Sangli, Maharashtra | I run a tea & paan shop to earn my bread. My daughter won gold for Maharashtra in Haryana (Khelo India Youth Games) & my son has now won the first medal in CWG. I am elated: Mahadev Sargar, father of Sanket Sargar who won the silver medal in CWG 2022

30 July 2022 06:53 PM IST

Supriya Sule criticises Governor Koshyari for "divisive" remark

30 July 2022 07:44 PM IST

'Hounded' by ED, Shiv Sena Dy. Leader flees to Eknath Shinde camp

30 July 2022 08:35 PM IST

CBI seizes AgustaWestland helicopter from premises of builder Avinash Bhosale in DHFL scam case: Officials

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