Mumbai News Highlights: Mumbai records 274 Covid cases, 1 death; All MSRTC bus depots shut as employees continue strike
Mumbai Coronavirus Cases Latest Updates, COVID Highlights: Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 274 fresh coronavirus cases and one death, contributing the highest number of daily cases and fatalities in the state.
Mumbai: A health worker collects swab sample of a resident for Covid-19 test, at Sion in Mumbai. (PTI)
Mumbai News Highlights: Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 274 fresh coronavirus cases and one death, contributing the highest number of daily cases and fatalities in the state. Maharashtra reported a total of 982 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infections to 66,19,329 and the toll to 1,40,430, the state health department said on Tuesday.
Bus operations at all 250 depots of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) were shut on Wednesday due to the strike by its employees over the demand for a merger of the corporation with the state government, officials told PTI. The MSRTC employees are also planning to take out a morcha in Mumbai later in the day. According to a union leader, a number of employees of the state-run corporation from across Maharashtra have left for the metropolis in private vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Fire Brigade rescued nine people after a house collapsed in Mumbai’s Antop Hill area on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at 8:10 am following which, four fire brigade vehicles were rushed to the spot. Out of the nine, seven people were sent to Sion hospital, while two refused hospitalisation.
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Nawab Malik has repeatedly termed the cruise drugs case as "fake" and levelled several allegations against NCB's Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who has denied the charges. (File)
THE BOMBAY High Court on Monday directed state cabinet minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik to file an affidavit in reply to the defamation suit by Dhyandev Kachruji Wankhede, father of NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, seeking Rs 1.25 crore in damages from Malik.
Justice Madhav J Jamdar heard Dhyandev’s plea for interim relief, including deletion of articles, tweets, interviews in electronic and social media, and a temporary injunction restraining respondents from publishing, writing and speaking in any media on Monday. The plea was mentioned for urgent hearing on Friday before a vacation bench of Justice S J Kathawalla, who kept the matter for hearing on Monday.
In other news,, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in Maharashtra has said its employees who have not taken even one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 will not be paid salaries. The decision was taken on Monday during a meeting of senior TMC officials, including civic commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma and Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske.
The Mumbai Fire Brigade on Monday issued a notice under Section 3 of the Maharashtra Fire Act to the 15-storey Hansa Heritage in Kandivali West, where a blaze broke out on Saturday, killing two members of a family. The fire brigade said the society had failed to submit the bi-annual fire audit report and maintain the fire-fighting system.
Nearly 9,200 vaccinators worked tirelessly over the last 10 months to help Maharashtra achieve the milestone of 10 crore vaccinations. The Indian Expressspoke to some vaccinators about the challenges they face while being at the forefront of the Covid-19 immunisation programme.
Ujwala K Paradeshi: ‘Villagers are wary of vaccines, we try to convince them’
Ujwala K Paradeshi starts her day at 7 am. The 30-year-old Auxiliary Nurse Midwife of Chandsami primary health centre of Chopra taluka of Jalgoan sets out with an ice bag on her shoulder to travel 10-25 km to inoculate people.
A vaccinator for 10 years, Ujwala is responsible for vaccinating people from 10 villages including Vatar, Sutkar and Wadgoan. Most days, her husband Praveen Madanlal Paradeshi and two children would accompany her to the villages.
The Bombay High Court recently refused anticipatory bail to a man booked by the Mumbai Police for cheating a person of over Rs 3 crore by promising him membership of Indian Olympic Handball Committee and Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association Committee. The court held that custodial interrogation of the applicant for detailed probe is required.
A single judge vacation of Justice Surendra P Tavade last week was hearing the pre-arrest bail plea of Joseph Anthony Castelino, who was booked the Santacruz police station for offences punishable under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 34 (criminal act with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, along with co-accused Dharmendra Singh and Rakesh Kumar.
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