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Another Covid hotspot emerges in Worli

(This story originally appeared in MumbaiMirror on April 5, 2020)

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 4:05 pm

Covid: Vashi cops file FIR against 10 Filipinos

Vashi police have registered an FIR against 10 Phillipines nationals who had stayed at the Vashi mosque between March 10 and 16 without informing the Vashi police after r

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 4:05 pm

Mumbai Crime: Woman, kin attacked for asking two men to follow lockdown norms

Indian Express reported. In her statement to the police, the woman, Anisha Idrisi, said that at around 3 pm, the man, Zuber Ansari and Babu Chikna were standing near her

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 3:25 pm

IPRS CreativeShala to host live streaming session with music composer Salim Merchant

Do you often suffer from creative block and stress that feels overwhelming? This live session hosted by the IPRS CreativeShala will help you in coping with the anxiety an

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 2:20 pm

Council polls pushed back, Uddhav in a fix

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is facing a piquant situation after the postponement of the legislative council election, which he needs to win before May 28 to keep his

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 2:03 pm

Omar Abdullah showers praise on Uddhav Thackeray for tackling COVID-19 crisis

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Sunday showered praise on Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, apparently for the way the latter is ha

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 1:37 pm

Owner of press with staff from Worli tests +ve

A senior citizen living in Dadar tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, with authorities saying he was likely to have contracted the novel coronavirus from one of his

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 1:36 pm

Maha: Phase-wise removal of lockdown or extn plan?

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 1:05 pm

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cops seal Jijamata Nagar in Worli after 16 show COVID-19 symptoms

After Worli-Koliwada, the Mumbai Police has sealed Jijamata Nagar in Worli after 16 people showed Coronavirus symptoms.   Jijamata Nagar has over 4,200 slums, which

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 12:52 pm

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cases in Maharashtra jump to 661; 26 new patients

As many as 26 new coronavirus patients were reported from Maharashtra on Sunday, taking the total such cases in the state to 661, a health official said. Out of the 26 ca

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 12:19 pm

Amid Coronavirus outbreak, Maharashtra releases 2,713 inmates on bail

The Maharashtra government released 2,713 inmates on bail till Thursday after taking cognisance of the court order. According to jail sources, many prisoners have been on

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 12:13 pm

Coronavirus Outbreak: Dead woman's test samples in Pune found positive

Samples of a 60-year-old woman who was brought dead to a state-run hospital here in Maharashtra have tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. The woma

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 12:06 pm

Mumbai lockdown: Today's news from your city

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 11:41 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Death toll in India rises to 77, number of cases at 3,374, says health ministry

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 3,374 on Sunday while the death toll rose to 77, according to Union Health Ministry data. While

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 11:22 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: India gears up to switch off lights at 9pm after PM Narendra Modi's appeal

India will turn off the lights for nine minutes at 9pm on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Friday and appealed to unite to fight the dark

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 10:49 am

12 isolated over suspected COVID-19 linked to Tablighi Jamaat attendee, 3 mosques sanitised in Noida

Noida: A dozen men from three mosques in Gautam Buddh Nagar have been tested for coronavirus and sent to an isolation facility after it emerged that they might have come

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 10:29 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Meghalaya CM thanks Reliance, Ambanis for donation of Rs 1 crore

The Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Meghalaya has received a donation of Rs 1 crore from billionaire Mukesh Ambani for its fight against COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, CM C

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 10:19 am

Corona: Mumbai's 4% death rate lower than Maha

The civic body has said that the city's Covid-19 fatality rate stands at around 4%, which is less than the state average (5%).It was, however, more than the national aver

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 9:18 am

Covid-19: BMC to use rapid tests for health staff

Come Monday, the BMC will start using rapid blood tests to screen for coronavirus among 1,000 of its healthcare staff.

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 9:12 am

KDMC readies hosps as nCoV cases climb to 24

As cases of coronavirus infection increase in Kalyan-Dombivli, the civic health department has decided to start swab collection here and send the samples to designated te

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 9:01 am

No orders not to give fuel to public: Mum top cop

A petrol pump owner from Jogshwari was detained at Meghwadi police station on Saturday for nearly three hours for dispensing petrol as requested by customers early Saturd

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 8:55 am

The handwash kirtan

Kolhapur-based poet-music teacher Dr Azad Papalal Nayakawadi, 39, is called a shahir (bard) on the move. When not teaching at the Usharaje High School, he is either facil

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 7:34 am

Spaces in the heart

Akshay Indikar's Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space, Marathi) won much acclaim at its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. This keenly-felt film heralds a

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 7:19 am

Aprons and wife jokes

I love to cook. Hence, I frequently receive aprons as gifts from people who know this. I'm not a fussy cook, or a fussy dresser at home for that matter. So, they all lie

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 7:11 am

The love-god's mother

Between the 5th and 10th century C.E., we find the development of Puranic literature. Many stories explained the relationships of Vishnu's many avatars. One story that me

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 7:07 am

'Many states lack PPEs, medical facilities,' reveals survey

Identification of foreign returnees in Andhra Pradesh has become a big challenge while many districts in Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 6:08 am

Living in crammed camps, Rohingyas vulnerable to coronavirus

Rohingya refugees packed in camps in Hyderabad appear vulnerable to Coronavirus. Though no COVID-19 positive case has been reported so far among the refugees, the fact th

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 6:03 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: India crosses 3,000 mark; 22,000 Jamaat members quarantined

The Centre on Saturday said the number of Coronavirus cases rose to 3,072 in the country. Out of these, 1,023 positive cases have links to Tablighi Jamaat and hail from 1

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:58 am

God has now started working from home

For Catholics, the upcoming week is one of the most holy in their religious calendar. Starting with Palm Sunday, when palm branches are distributed in the church, the wee

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:47 am

'Angered by behaviour of Markaz attendees,' says Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray wants the government to take strict action against the participants of the Tabhligi Jamaat at Nizamuddin, Delhi, for

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:42 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Digital stethoscopes to doctors' rescue

After facemasks, a portable sanitisation device and an app to track those flouting quarantine regulations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay has recently co

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:37 am

No time for sex: How the lockdown affects Mumbai's Commercial Sex Workers

Over the past one week, images of migrant labourers struggling to reach their respective villages in the midst of the pandemic led to furore among the more privileged cit

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:28 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mahim cops book eight people for assembling for prayer

Mahim cops have booked eight persons for assembling for prayers despite the nationwide lockdown. The Maharashtra state government and Mumbai Police have already sent out

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:17 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: 56-year-old tests positive in Malad

A residential building in Malad West near Orlem has been sealed after a 56-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19, P North ward officials confirmed. While the man had

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:12 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Parents of Mumbai's specially-abled children are learning new ways of helping them cope

When the lockdown was announced, Hanumat Khandagale moved from his home in Borivli to live with the Godboles in Andheri West. Khandagale is an educator for special childr

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 5:04 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai has 52 new cases; 14 from tests in March

By Saturday evening, Mumbai recorded another 52 cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 330. A report released by the civic administration on April 4, showed that four dea

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 4:59 am

Dharavi may soon be a challenge for government as two new coronavirus cases emerge in Asia's largest slum

Dharavi may soon turn into a bigger challenge for government authorities, as two new cases have emerged in Asia's biggest slum, which falls under the G North Ward of the

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 4:51 am

Susegad without sannas

Before the rest of the country felt the first tremors of a lockdown, Goa had started proactively clamping down its borders. Unofficial notifications trickled down WhatsAp

Mid-Day 5 Apr 2020 4:42 am