Mumbai News Today highlights Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department Wednesday has predicted heavy rains in parts of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar. Mumbai will witness a high tide of 2.78 meters on Wednesday and a low tide of 2.52 meters is expected at 2 pm today.
Mumbai recorded 323 fresh Covid-19 cases, and reported one death on Tuesday. As many as 272 patients recovered during the same period taking the total number of recoveries to 7,22,621. The active cases in Mumbai stand at 3,106 as of August 31.
In other news, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ambitious project of constructing underground water holding tanks near Hindmata — the saucer-shaped and the low-lying area between Dadar TT and Parel — to deal with flooding is completed.
Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan Kunder on Wednesday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 and hopes to recover soon. The director, known for films like ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Happy New Year’, said she contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Vanrai police in Goregaon (East) recently busted a call-centre run by alleged fraudsters who impersonated officials from the “Federal Reserve System (FRS)” services and tricked US nationals into transferring money out of their bank accounts through gift cards. While two accused have been arrested, at least three more are wanted in the case.