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COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 15 lakh

48,513 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours Total case count crosses 15.31 lakh 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours India’s death toll touches 34,193 India has reported 48,513 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With the addition of the fresh cases, the COVID-19 case count in the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Centre for battle against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against COVID-19. The prime minister asserted that it is the result of the government’s “right decisions taken at the right time”. PM Modi said the country has been also able to expand its health infrastructure amid...

No “Lalbaugcha Raja” this year due to COVID-19

“Lalbaugcha Raja”, the biggest draw of Mumbai’s 11-day Ganesh festival, will be missed this year. The organisers of the Lalbaug celebrations on Wednesday announced the cancellation of the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a first in Lalbaugcha Raja’s 87-year history. “We have decided to not celebrate the Ganesh festival this year....

Security beefed up at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel after threat call from Karachi

Police on Tuesday beefed up the security outside the Taj hotel in south Mumbai after a threat call, a senior official said. The iconic hotel in Colaba area was among the targets of Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. The phone call was received at 12.30 am on Tuesday and the caller, who...

Maharashtra extends coronavirus lockdown till July 31

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government has extended the coronavirus lockdown till July 31 amid steady growth in the COVID-19 numbers in the state. Issuing fresh guidelines for what it called ‘Mission Begin Again’, the government said that movement for non-essential activities will be restricted within the neighbourhoods in the Mumbai...

Actor Taapsee Pannu shocked over her electricity bill, blasts Adani Electricity

Actor Taapsee Pannu got a big shock recently when she saw her latest electricity bill. She took to Twitter to share how the electricity provider had charged her Rs 36,000 for the month of June, almost 10 times the usual amount. Taapsee joked if it was some faulty appliance that was using so much power....
Ahmedabad’s death rate due to COVID-19 four times higher than Delhi

Ahmedabad’s death rate due to COVID-19 four times higher than Delhi

At a time when the government is hell-bent on restarting the Indian economy and introduced a host of relaxations under ‘Unlock 1’, coronavirus cases are increasing at a rapid rate across the country and the situation in Gujarat is no different. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has already surpassed the 21,000-mark-till...

India records 9,987 new COVID-19 cases, tally crosses 2.66 lakh; 266 fatalities recorded in 24 hrs

India recorded 9,987 new COVID-19 cases taking the total tally to over 2.66 lakh in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra had the highest number of cases recorded in a single day followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and West Bengal. India recorded a total of 266 fatalities taking the total death toll 7,466. The number...

Dharavi reports no COVID-19 deaths for over a week now

Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, which was a hotspot for COVID-19 in Mumbai has reported no fatalities due to the disease in the last one week. Media reports quoted officials as saying that it could mean the curve was being flattened. Dharavi has reported close to 1,900 COVID-19 cases so far. “Dharavi has not...

BMC says situation under control after gas leak in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday said the situation is under control after several residents complained of suspected gas leak from Chembur, Ghatkopar and adjoining areas in the city. Many residents complained of suspected gas leak from Chembur, Ghatkopar, Powai and Vikhroli areas late on Saturday night, an official of the BMCs disaster management...

Cyclone Nisarga spares Mumbai from its wrath, weakens after making landfall near Alibag

With cyclone Nisarga making landfall near Alibag and weakening in strength, Mumbai, which was spared from the wrath of the cyclone, has started to open up again. People have come back on the streets and shops have reopened in parts of the city. A market in Andheri’s Marol area has reopened after the weather improved....

Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on June 3, bring rain to Gujarat

Cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, is likely to make a landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra close to Mumbai, and bring moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat. This is the second storm to hit the country within a fortnight after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc...