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GR refusing fee reimbursement to non-CAP admissions discriminatory: Bombay HC
Sat, May 30, 2020

Ruling in favour of the students, represented by senior counsel Birendra Saraf, the court directed the government to “reimburse the education fees and the examination fees (already paid or yet to be paid by the students) to the petitioners”.

‘Not about food or shelter, migrants want to go home out of self-respect’
Thu, May 28, 2020

Earlier this month, Sagheer Ahmed Khan moved the Supreme Court stating that his “conscience is not allowing him to let poor migrants remain in lurch” and he offered to pay Rs 25 lakh to facilitate the travel of poor migrant workers from Mumbai to his home district of Sant Kabir Nagar “irrespective of caste, creed and religion”

‘Never seen such difficult times in 45 years’
Sun, May 24, 2020

Unlike a quintessential fish market, the Koldongri crowd of buyers was thin and the market rather quiet. In 45 years that she has been selling fish at the market, Manda Maushi says there hasn’t been a time more restless.

Maharashtra: With no wages and savings, more workers rely on administration, charity for food
Wed, May 20, 2020

Even as the lockdown entered its fourth phase, the sight of many people asking for material help on the streets, especially outside grocery stores pleading with well-to-do shoppers to buy them flour, rice or milk packets, too has not been uncommon.

1.84 cr food packets distributed among poor in 42 days: BMC
Mon, May 18, 2020

According to the BMC data, the civic body had started food distribution through its community kitchens set up in each of the 24 wards in the city.

Deaddiction specialists say lockdown was hard on patients, some support liquor home delivery
Fri, May 08, 2020

The images of people crowding wine shops by the hordes all over the country went viral on social media on Monday. In Mumbai, a day later the BMC asked wine shops to down their shutters again.

Lockdown may cast its long shadow on Ganpati festival if idols aren’t sent out soon: Maharashtra artisans
Sun, May 03, 2020

Kunal Patil, who heads the Hamrapur unit of the Ganesh Utkarsha Mandal, says that with Mumbai and Pune bearing the highest burden of COVID-19 cases in the state, they should at least be allowed to send their idols to the rest of Konkan.

Ensuring donkeys stranded at Raigad Fort don’t go hungry amid lockdown: Officials
Fri, May 01, 2020

With conservation work brought to a halt in the wake of the lockdown, 91 donkeys and 41 people, who brought them in a truck, have been stranded at the bottom of the fort in temporary canvas sheds overlooking Hirkani Buruj.

Long way home for migrants in Konkan and the wait, even longer
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

In five days, the 11 men had walked 216 km from Mapusa to Bhoke, one station ahead of Ratnagiri on the Konkan railway. On April 14, however, they caught the attention of policemen at the Bhoke station.

Maharashtra: Talks on with other states to revive domestic tourism, says MoS
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

The MoS said there were two possibilities: either Indians may not want to travel at all, or due to the mental exhaustion from staying at home during the lockdown (from March 24 to May 3, so far), they may want to travel.

Condition like Marathwada farmers, say Konkan fishermen
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

The state Fisheries Commissioner has estimated the actual loss of fish production over March, April and May to be 80 per cent of the expected production.

Maharashtra: Alphonso feels the heat, farmers struggle to reach markets
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Ratnagiri had four active COVID-19 cases Sunday. For the mango trade, that fuels the economy of Maharashtra’s coastal districts, the lockdown is a second blow in close succession, after the untimely rain in December costing 40 per cent of the yield.

Mumbai: Spaniard in Versova shelter set to return home
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Following the intervention of the Consulate General of Spain in Mumbai, and with the help of the city police, Cabrero was escorted out of the camp at the Civil Defence Ambivali Ground near the Versova Metro station.

Mumbai: Amid lockdown, domestic helps unable to collect salaries; many running out of supplies
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Facing curbs on mobility amid the lockdown, many domestic helps have not been able to visit their employers to collect their pay and are facing a cash crunch.

Mumbai: Recovered, man says neighbours lacked humanity, threatened his father
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

“I would have expected them (the neighbours) to support my father and not ostracise him. If they had said or done nothing at all, it would have been golden," said the man, who lives with his father and domestic help, both of whom had tested negative for the virus.

Mumbai: At Versova camp, a Spaniard waits for a flight home
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

The 68-year-old retired teacher from Pontevedra in Northwest Spain, arrived in Mumbai from Barcelona in on December 5, 2019.

Maharashtra: Over 200 sheltered at Versova camp express concern over dinner, give ‘Diya Jalao’ a miss
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The nine minutes, since 9 pm, went unnoticed at the camp, housing 285 people stranded due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown, even as nearby residential high-rises lit up with lamps and reverberated with the sound of conches and claps.

No priest, flowers, relatives, quiet farewells for dead in shut Mumbai
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Those attending the last rites, have no flowers to offer to the departed, they pay their respects with lowered heads. Even those turning up are mindful of the physical distance they are required to maintain to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

An Expert Explains: ‘Physical distance, not social isolation’
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Staying physically distant is key to break the chain of transmission, but at this time of great anxiety, ‘social distancing’ conveys a wrong message. Lockdown loneliness can hit mental health — here’s how to cope.

Maharashtra: In Kamathipura, sex workers get masks but find social distancing laughable
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The women, most of them with smartphones, many with earphones plugged in, say they are aware that the virus has spread in India. They said they know that they need to keep washing their hands to protect themselves but they find the thought of ‘social distancing’ laughable.

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