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The 24-hour race to contain Dharavi

(This story originally appeared in MumbaiMirror on April 03, 2020)

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:44 pm

BEST staffer tests positive for Covid in Mumbai

A BEST employee has been detected positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:44 pm

Grocers are facing an issue with inventory

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on April 03, 2020)

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:40 pm

Trustees of two religious bodies in Mumbra booked for sheltering Tablighi members

Twenty-one foreign nationals, 8 from Malaysia and 13 from Bangladesh, apart from two Indians from Assam, who were at the Jamaat meet were found staying in two places in M

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:26 pm

Dombivli wedding proving infection cluster, cases now 7

A wedding in Dombivli, which had a long guest list, is turning out to be a source of a coronavirus surge, with three more persons who attended it testing positive on Thur

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:01 pm

Mumbai businessman feeds needy patients' kin

Among those hit by the lockdown are hundreds of people whose relatives are ailing or suffering from chronic illnesses. Deprived of basic necessities, facilities and hygie

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 9:24 am

PM Modi's appeal to citizens: Switch off lights on April 5 at 9 pm for 9 minutes

Prime Minister started his address with thanking the people for their unity on 22nd March to appreciate the people who are working in essential services by coming out in

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 8:53 am

25 from Maha related to Tablighi meet test -ve

The Solapur district administration, along with the police, is trying to find the number of people who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi last month.

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 8:14 am

Pune: Gas cylinder delivery hits many roadblocks

Home deliveries of LPG cylinders have dropped considerably and consumers are being told to pick their refills at the agency outlets, a clear breach of the lockdown rules.

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 7:56 am

Cops pose as health workers, nab 2 for murder

A crime branch police team posing as health workers nabbed two of the six men wanted for robbery and murder of a truck driver, who was killed near Daund on Pune-Solapur h

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 7:52 am

Coronavirus outbreak: 35-year-old surgeon from Dharavi tests positive

A fresh case of COVID 19 has emerged from Dharavi who is also from the medical fraternity. A 35 year old doctor who is a resident of Dharavi tested positive on Thursday.

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:51 am

Coronavirus outbreak: BMC readies 1,500-bed COVID-19 hospital

With more Covid-19 tests likely to be conducted soon, the number of cases is likely to shoot up. The BMC has thus begun making arrangements for a Covid-19 hospital of 1,5

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:50 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Andheri residents defy lockdown, cops concerned

Several residents in Andheri are violating the social distancing instructions while queuing up outside general stores, obstructing the government's efforts to contain the

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:40 am

PMC serves notices to surveyors missing from work

The civic administration has warned of action against persons not reporting for the ongoing coronavirus survey in the city. The survey aims to identify those suffering fr

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 7:40 am

The long walk home of an invisible people

Once the cities came to a screeching halt following the lockdown, the millions of poor rural migrantsearning meagre daily incomessuddenly became redundant. Their single l

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:38 am

Cremation row rages on

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has slammed the withdrawal of a circular which it said, was issued two days ago by the Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi, stating th

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:31 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Study shows the young are more vulnerable

Findings from studies on a group of 322 patients have shown that people in the ages 21-50 years are vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection in Maharashtra. Trends also show

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:29 am

Coronavirus outbreak: State government rolls out supplies for poor; not enough, say people

With the 21-day lockdown, a significant part of the city's population has lost its regular source of income and has little or no access to food. While the government has

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:25 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Vendors, traders return to Dadar market, sent away by police officers

After repeated attempts to prevent crowding at Dadar bhaji market failed, the police on Thursday barricaded the area and turned away all the vehicles carrying produce and

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:25 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Deploy mobile medical teams, approach civil volunteers for aid

With the number of cases Corona positive cases steadily going up, environmentalist Stalin D recently wrote the to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra suggesting the format

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:19 am

Shocker in Shatabdi: Tested staff asked to work till results come

At least 148 staff members of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal General Hospital in Kandivli West, also known as Shatabdi hospital, are being tested for Coronavirus whi

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:16 am

Coronavirus outbreak: How're you? Navi Mumbai cops phone senior citizens

Beefing up efforts to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus, the Navi Mumbai police have started reaching out to the senior citizens, who are most vulnerable to the inf

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:15 am

Mumbai Crime: Amid lockdown, four loiterers assault two constables in Govandi

Two constables attached to the Shivaji Nagar police in Govandi were assaulted by four men with bamboo sticks and a cricket bat on April 1 afternoon. The group of men were

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:12 am

Is Mumbai staring at worse flooding this monsoon?

The complete lockdown in the city has upset annual monsoon preparations for both rail lines and there are fears that it may lead to issues of water-logging and disruption

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:11 am

Coronavirus outbreak: In several pockets of Mumbai, people are defying lockdown orders

Despite the city having 235 positive cases of COVID-19 and six related deaths so far, Mumbaikars haven't learnt any lessons. The authorities are seriously concerned, but

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:10 am

Coronavirus outbreak: I have nothing to do but pray hard, says woman whose husband is on ventilator

Maria Fernandes and her four children have been hoping for a miracle ever since Maria's husband Andrew, 48, tested positive for Covid-19 and has been put on ventilator su

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:09 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Mumbai count up by 54, at least 4 die of COVID-19

Mumbai's Coronavirus tally increased by 54 cases to reach 235 on Thursday. While the state's numbers went up to 423, with 34 new cases being reported, according to an off

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:07 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Havan, dakshina go digital in times of lockdown

Many people are finding ways to sail through the lockdown and among them is a 50-year-old ardent devotee of goddess Vaishno Devi, who ensured one of the important rituals

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:04 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Long-distance trains used by Tablighi Jamaat preachers IDed

In a bid to arrest the further spread of Coronavirus, Maharashtra police have shared details of attendees of the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at the Markaz Nizamuddin

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 7:00 am

Mumbai records 56% of Covid-19 cases in Maha

The state reported two new Covid-19 deaths in Mumbai and one in Pune on Thursday, taking Maharashtras toll to 22. Also, with 88 new patients, Maharashtra breached the 400

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 6:38 am

Containment zones in Mumbai under surveillance

To put in place stricter restrictions in the citys 212 Covid-19 containment zones, the BMC has decided to monitor the areas through its network of CCTV cameras. The feed

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 6:38 am

Sealed Worli worries essentials may run dry

With Worli Koliwada and its adjoining areas cordoned off for yet another day, the supply of essential items, like milk and LPG cylinder, was affected on Thursday. Taking

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 6:38 am

Borivli man isolates self before corona symptoms

Parts of Borivlis IC Colony were marked as a containment zone on Thursday after a 42-year-old resident who had returned from the UAE last month tested positive for Covid-

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 6:38 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Many of you may have to stay home even after April 15

Citizens would do well to not expect everything to go back to normal on April 15 after the lockdown ends. Both, the Centre and the states are contemplating measures to en

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 5:20 am

God resides in the heart, let religious events wait

The Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, has spoken out against any congregations of the religious kind or based on faith. The CM directed the state admin

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 4:19 am

By all means, revel in the mundane

Until a few minutes ago, I was sure it was a Wednesday. My partner and I were finishing lunch. I was reporting to him my feelings around a 'breakthrough' moment I had had

Mid-Day 3 Apr 2020 4:14 am

Another coronavirus case from Mumbai's Dharavi

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 12:41 am