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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.

COVID-19: Maha govt launches online self-assessment tool Mumbai

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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Viral audio clips on lockdown rules attributed to Mumbai police commissioner fake, under scanner

March 31, 2020 11:23:01 pm

In a 2.06-minute audio clip, a man is heard purportedly claiming that many people were moving around in their cars despite the lockdown.

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Maharashtra: 600 migrants detained near Nashik sent to quarantine

March 31, 2020 12:47:57 pm

Many of the migrants said that they were being forced to leave Mumbai as their employers had asked them to vacate the premises where they had been staying. The total number of migrants detained was over 600.

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Innovations To Fight COVID-19: IIT-B designs UV sanitiser that can sterilise wallets, purses, small items

March 31, 2020 5:47:20 am

The portable UV sanitiser has been made using stainless steel kitchen containers and aluminium mesh.

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

March 31, 2020 5:47:16 am

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.

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Bombay HC allows state to postpone polls to district cooperative banks, sugar factories

March 31, 2020 5:25:55 am

The HC bench on March 11 had struck down the state government’s January 27 and 31 orders to postpone the elections stating that officials would be busy with the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Yojna among other things.

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MVA govt adopts ‘wait and watch’ policy over economic revival package

March 31, 2020 5:14:26 am

With debt mounting on the state’s exchequer, it wants to wait for the Centre to first roll out various relief and fiscal measures for various affected segments before announcing its own bouquet of initiatives.

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Maharashtra: If we don’t go back, our cattle will starve to death, stranded family pleads

March 31, 2020 4:58:17 am

The 50-year-old woman, whose entire family had come to Mumbai to visit a relative on March 16, is worried that if she does not go back, her cattle may starve to death.

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Mumbai Civic body to use GPS data to map corona high-risk zones

March 31, 2020 4:55:05 am

On Monday, Mumbai Police sealed the densely populated Worli-Koliwada area after eight persons tested positive for the virus, restricting entry and exit of citizens

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Coronavirus outbreak: 17 zonal railways to begin converting coaches into isolation wards

March 31, 2020 4:45:36 am

The directive was issued after prototypes were prepared by five zonal railways, following a video conference on March 25. The Indian Railways has been allocated around Rs 100 crore by the Centre from its COVID-19 fund for the work.

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COronavirus outbreak: Two days after woman tests positive, BMC yet to trace contact source

March 31, 2020 4:35:21 am

A human resource professional, officials said, the woman had no travel history abroad or known contact with an infected patient.