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In Mumbai’s slums, simple act of bathing and relieving oneself becomes more daunting for women

In Mumbai’s slums, simple act of bathing and relieving oneself becomes more daunting for women

April 2, 2020 1:28:17 am

The men, forced to stay home due to the lockdown, also can be seen standing around, making a usually woman-only chore a crammed affair. “I have no other option, we do not have an independent water connection. If I don’t step out, we will go without water. Zaruri hai,” said a woman.

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Maharashtra: 5,343 contacts of patients traced in Mumbai, says Public Health Minister

April 2, 2020 1:16:51 am

The BMC has recently set up the war room under the supervision of IAS officers Ashwini Bhide and N Ramaswami. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had visited the war room.

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Mumbai: Newborn, mom test positive, suspected to have caught virus from bed of Covid-19 patient

April 2, 2020 7:58:48 pm

The family claimed no paediatrician had visited the baby and the mother at Kasturba Hospital – the nodal centre for COVID-19 cases in Mumbai – since they had been admitted there.

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Maharashtra: 92 cases against 150 people for violating lockdown

April 1, 2020 11:37:39 pm

Since March 20, when the state government had announced a statewide lockdown, the police have registered 615 FIRs and booked 1,167 people. Among them, 991 have been arrested.

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Maharashtra suffers hefty losses; fiscal managers say it will mount further

April 1, 2020 11:27:23 pm

The loss in potential revenue could be as high as Rs 18,000 crore for the state's Goods and Services Tax, which is the state's highest revenue grosser.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Bajaj Auto extends free service, warranty period of all vehicles

April 1, 2020 7:42:25 pm

The original equipment warranty and free service period for all two-wheelers that were to expire between March 20 and April 30, has now been extended until May 31.

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Bombay HC grants temporary bail to doctor booked for causing death due to illegal abortion to serve needy persons during COVID- 19 outbreak

April 1, 2020 8:18:19 pm

The bench directed the doctor to immediately approach the Dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad and directed him to provide an undertaking to show his willingness to discharge services for a month as per Hospital’s directions.

Navi Mumbai: Housing complex gives ‘stay at home’ appeal a miss

Navi Mumbai: Housing complex gives ‘stay at home’ appeal a miss

April 1, 2020 11:53:37 am

Spread over five acres, the housing complex shows little sign of having taken the “stay-at-home” appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seriously.

Elgaar Parishad case: Court rejects bail pleas of Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen

Elgaar Parishad case: Court rejects bail pleas of Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen

April 1, 2020 10:34:12 am

In their bail applications, Varavara Rao (80) and Shoma Sen (61) had said they were vulnerable to the virus due to their age and underlying medical problems.

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Maharashtra: 52-yr-old GRP constable first cop to test positive

April 1, 2020 3:34:35 am

The GRP has come up with a list of 32 people he had come in contact with the constable so that they can be quarantined. The constable is currently being treated at Kasturba Hospital.

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Corona crisis hastens closure of arts organisation

April 1, 2020 3:28:23 am

Junoon, an arts organisation set up by theatre personalities Sanjna Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, announced its closure in an official statement on Tuesday.

Behind barricades, Worli Koliwada residents struggle for essentials

April 1, 2020 3:24:35 am

With four new cases being reported on Wednesday, 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from the area. The BMC has said that 146 containment areas have been sealed after COVID-19 cases were reported in the locality.

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Maharashtra govt: Advance ration at one go not possible

April 1, 2020 3:16:49 am

Food and Civil Supplies Secretary Sanjay Khandare, however, said that cardholders will be permitted to lift April’s ration quota, under the public distribution system, from Wednesday onwards.

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May shut shops selling essential commodities if crowding not reduced, warns Uddhav Thackeray

April 2, 2020 12:35:49 am

Referring to overcrowding in some vegetable markets over the past few days since the nationwide lockdown was announced, Thackeray told civic officials to shift markets to open grounds if required.

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First cop in Maharashtra to test positive for Covid-19

April 1, 2020 12:21:07 am

The GRP has come up with a list of 32 people he had come in contact with the constable so that they can be quarantined. The constable is currently being treated at Kasturba Hospital.

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Govt to procure 10L litres of milk at Rs 25 per litre, says Ajit Pawar

April 1, 2020 12:17:20 am

The decision was taken at a meeting of a group of ministers Tuesday following reports of exploitation of dairy farmers at the hand of private buyers, and a drop in milk supply following COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mumbai MLA has a combat plan for chawl, slum residents; offers isolation pods to those in need

April 1, 2020 12:04:56 am

While social distancing is the mantra of the hour, it is almost impossible in the slums and the chawls of south Mumbai, where families live cheek by jowl crammed for room.

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Q&A: We won’t be unprepared. Isolation space for up to 10,000 identified,’ says Malad legislator Aslam Shaikh

March 31, 2020 11:56:15 pm

We have already begun giving Mumbaikars rations for three months in advance, as per the policy. This is for those with ration cards, who usually access PDS foodgrain.

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Ajit Pawar says no salary cut, will be given in two parts

March 31, 2020 11:50:19 pm

Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar said, “There will be no cut in salary for month of March. Instead, we will give salaries in two parts.”

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Elgaar Parishad case: Court rejects bail pleas of Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen

March 31, 2020 11:28:45 pm

In their bail applications, Rao (80) and Sen (61) had said they were vulnerable to the virus due to their age and underlying medical problems.

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