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Jaws actor Lee Fierro dead

In 1975's Jaws, Lee Fierro played a grieving mother to young Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Voorhees), the second victim of the killer great white shark.

Country musicians perform during coronavirus lockdown

Carrier Underwood, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley and other country artists, spread out from coast to coast, shared details of their home lives, their hopes for the future and their best wishes for the emergency medical workers on the front lines.

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Kanika Kapoor was discharged after her sixth COVID-19 test came negative.

Technology

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Apple is designing and producing face shields to protect health workers and medical staff from the novel coronavirus.

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Zoom appears to be routing some of its calls via services in China, which again raises security risks, given the company is based in the US. Zoom has responded to the flaws, saying it has fixed the issue of calls being routed via China

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Lenovo Yoga C640 review: The Lenovo Yoga C640 is a portable device. You hold in in your hand and it feels almost as a thin as a magazine and lighter than what you would expect a laptop to be.

Mumbai News

Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year
Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year

After five years of recurrent drought, Maharashtra seems to be set for a summer with little or no water woes bringing much relief to farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

Not allowed to deboard, 600 fishermen from Maharashtra say: worse than being afflicted by corona
Not allowed to deboard, 600 fishermen from Maharashtra say: worse than being afflicted by corona

The Gujarat authorities claimed they could not allow fishermen from any other state to alight as villagers would not allow them to pass through in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen said.

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

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.

Not just diyas, candles and torches, firecrackers too light up Mumbai sky
Not just diyas, candles and torches, firecrackers too light up Mumbai sky

In the Bhagoji Keer Road area of Mahim (West), residents were seen getting ready with torchlight, diyas and flashlights, a little before the clock struck nine. Once it was 9 pm, the lights in apartments of most buildings went off.

Maharashtra: How a video-conference on March 5 led to cancellation of Vashi’s Tablighi meet
Maharashtra: How a video-conference on March 5 led to cancellation of Vashi’s Tablighi meet

The meeting, held on March 5, less than a week before Holi, eventually helped the Palghar district administration to cancel the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Vasai that was to be attended by around 50,000 people on March 14-15.

Mumbai: Grey hornbills, peacocks, storks among birds sighted as noise pollution goes down
Mumbai: Grey hornbills, peacocks, storks among birds sighted as noise pollution goes down

Last week, images of peacocks and peahens spotted at Babulnath went viral on social media, another example of the nature reclaiming its lost space, avid bird watchers said.

Mumbai: Lab technician tests positive, Dharavi at five cases
Mumbai: Lab technician tests positive, Dharavi at five cases

The BMC identified five high-risk contacts of the patient and 179 low-risk contacts, who were advised home quarantine. The civic body disinfected the building and sealed it, taking the total number of buildings sealed at G North ward to five.

Two challenges before govt: containing COVID-19, putting economy back on track
Two challenges before govt: containing COVID-19, putting economy back on track

“Currently, Maharashtra is battling on two fronts. First, the multiplying numbers of coronavirus positive cases. And second, the economy, which has been badly hit due to the lockdown,” said Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

Maharashtra records highest spike in toll; number of deaths at 45
Maharashtra records highest spike in toll; number of deaths at 45

A 60-year-old man died at KEM hospital on Sunday morning, a day after he was admitted after complaining of breathlessness and chest pain. He tested positive on Saturday. Doctors said he suffered respiratory failure.

Maharashtra widens public distribution net, plans to cover more families
Maharashtra widens public distribution net, plans to cover more families

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Saturday declared that the government was considering a proposal to purchase foodgrains from the open market, and provide it at subsidised rates to saffron card holders, not covered under the NFSA.

In property dispute, Bombay HC rules in favour of parents
In property dispute, Bombay HC rules in favour of parents

A single-judge bench headed by Justice Sadhana S Jadhav refused to interfere in the eviction order passed by sub-divisional officer in the case. Justice Jadhav passed an order last month in a plea filed by the son challenging the eviction order.

Mumbai Zoo: Lockdown leads to change in diet of many carnivores
Mumbai Zoo: Lockdown leads to change in diet of many carnivores

Varun and Soumya (a pair of striped Hyenas), Drogone and Pinto (a pair of leopards) and Shakti and Karishma (a pair of tigers) have been forced to alter their food choices owing to the 21-day lockdown.

Maharashtra: Plea challenges decision to exclude undertrial prisoners booked under special laws
Maharashtra: Plea challenges decision to exclude undertrial prisoners booked under special laws

A high-powered committee had last week decided that undertrial prisoners booked for offences with maximum punishment up to seven years will be released on interim bail initially for 45 days on furnishing personal bonds.

Maharashtra: Only 3% of those tested for coronavirus found positive
Maharashtra: Only 3% of those tested for coronavirus found positive

The rationale that ‘test more to detect more’, state officials said, then may not entirely be true for India where cases are still not widespread.

As schools switch to online classes, students from weaker sections get cut off from learning
As schools switch to online classes, students from weaker sections get cut off from learning

Amid the lockdown, Vaishali, whose parents are construction workers, has been living out of a half-built construction site in Tilak Nagar.

Life inside containment zones: Locals learn to deal with shortages, curbs in Worli Koliwada
Life inside containment zones: Locals learn to deal with shortages, curbs in Worli Koliwada

The Worli Koliwada, which is among the oldest fishermen colonies in Mumbai, also falls in the constituency of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray.

Mumbai: Woman, two others attacked for urging two men to follow lockdown orders
Mumbai: Woman, two others attacked for urging two men to follow lockdown orders

The two men, police said, were standing near the woman’s house at Jai Bhim Nagar on Reay Road in south Mumbai, and talking when she reportedly asked them to go back home.

Uddhav’s homeless shelter plan fails to take off in Mumbai
Uddhav’s homeless shelter plan fails to take off in Mumbai

According to a report compiled by the BMC, Mumbai’s shelters for the homeless have so far housed only 863 people. The report was last updated on April 2.

Ramping beds to tests, BMC scripts COVID-19 fightback
Ramping beds to tests, BMC scripts COVID-19 fightback

With Mumbai recording 330 positive cases nearly two weeks into the national lockdown, the Corporation has deployed 200 teams with over 3,100 staff for door-to-door tracking.

Waters around Mumbai become refuge for stranded fishermen
Waters around Mumbai become refuge for stranded fishermen

Close to 4,000 migrant workers are now staying put on trawlers and smaller boats that are anchored at sea along the western coast of Maharashtra after the sudden imposition of the lockdown caught them off guard and left them with no time to return home.

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