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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Sadaf Modak


Maharashtra: Out on bail, undertrial prisoners have no means to reach home
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

A woman in her 20s, who was released by the Byculla prison in Mumbai on April 1, could not reach her family in Palghar district.

Maharashtra: Spent all money in failed attempt to go home, say migrants turned back from state borders
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

The family, comprising three women and a two-year-old boy, worked as construction workers and lived in a makeshift tent at one of the building sites.

After first two cases, Maharashtra cancelled go-ahead for Tabligh meet timed with Delhi
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

On March 6, four days after Maharashtra registered its first two Covid-19 cases, the state government realised it would be wise to cancel the event. The organisers also agreed, officials said.

Shared Filipinos’ travel history on Mar 18: Navi Mumbai civic body
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

200 who attended Tabligh event traced in Maharashtra, 39 in Mumbai alone

Elgaar Parishad case: Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Varavara Rao and Shoma Sen along with the seven other accused in the case have also sought access to their family members and lawyers through telephone since jail authorities have suspended prison visits for over a week, over coronavirus pandemic.

Maharashtra: More than 200 stranded labourers moved to hostel building in Palghar
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

“A total of 214 persons were accommodated in 33 rooms of a school hostel in Talasari. Arrangements for their stay and food are also being made,” Palghar District Collector Kailash Shinde.

Elgaar Parishad case: Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Others seek directions to jail authorities for permission to talk on phone since prison visits are stopped

At the end of the road: Closed border, sleepless night
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Since Saturday, the authorities have been stopping people walking on the highway towards Gujarat and explaining to them that since the lockdown is in force, they cannot be allowed to go ahead.

Over 500 migrants stuck in limbo at Gujarat border
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The fact that provisions were not made for migrant labourers to get their daily bread or return home while announcing the lockdown on Tuesday, forced many to start walking over 500 km to their homes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Walking home to Rajasthan, four migrants run over in Maharashtra
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The accident occurred around 3 am on Saturday. The truck driver, who had managed to flee after the accident, was later arrested.

Four migrants run over by a truck in Virar
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The four migrants were part of a group of seven who wanted to reach their villages in Rajasthan after crossing into Gujarat.

Maharashtra: Panel sets norms for releasing prisoners
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Maharashtra Legal Services Authority on Friday wrote to principal district judges across state directing them to identify undertrial prisoners and take appropriate action to release them on interim bail.

Maharashtra: Villages barricade entry, stamp hands of people amid fears
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Those who returned before the shutdown too, zilla parishad members were tasked with going from home to home, to take down the details like their names, travel history and contact numbers. They have also been advised to remain at home for 14 days.

11,000 prisoners to be released in Maharashtra amid COVID-19 prevention measures
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Deshmukh said that those being released would include inmates behind bars for offences with punishment up to seven years. However, convicts who are serving sentence for serious offences like terror and major economic offences will not be eligible.

Maharashtra: 15 new cases of Covid-19, state count reaches 122
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Kasturba Hospital on Wednesday conducted 372 tests in 24 hours, the highest so far till now in Mumbai. Across Maharashtra, 2,988 people with suspected coronavirus symptoms have been admitted in hospitals. So far, 2,531 samples have tested negative.

Mumbai: Sapling as remembrance for family, body of 68-year-old Philippines national buried
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

“We requested Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials who did the burial to plant a sapling. It may be some closure, some remembrance for the family as their loved one is buried so far away,” said a member of the Muslim community who assisted authorities with the burial.

Mumbai: After being Critical for a week 68-year-old Philippines national dies
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

BMC review committee to decide if death was due to complications from COVID-19; after initially testing positive for the virus, senior citizen had twice tested negative later.

Life in the time of social distancing: Confined in homes, people battle restlessness, anxiety
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

A clerk in a law firm in Fort says that for 30 years he has only known to leave for work at 7 am from his Dombivali home and return at 9.30 pm.

Maharashtra lockdown: Migrant workers fear being stuck, living on streets
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

With the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s appeal to employers to at least pay minimum wages to workers not feasible for smaller manufacturing units, who themselves are staring at losses, labourers in the city fear they will be forced to live on the streets.

Maharashtra: Less break-ins & street crimes, say cops, but social workers fear spike in domestic violence cases
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

However, this has not meant less work for the police, as they have been responding to several complaints about people in chawls and buildings who have returned from abroad and are not staying indoors. Police are also hesitant to arrest people as it would mean taking precautions for them as well.