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Time spent listening to radio increases to 2.36 hours everyday

Radio has always been a constant companion to everyone, both in good and tough times. It is one medium that has a PAN India reach right from the grassroot level to the metros. According to the latest research by AZ Research PPL across a sample size of 3300 people among 18+ UA population, 82percent people have been tuning in to radio during COVID-19, with FM channels emerging as the second most credible source of information for the masses. As per the research, radio has a credibility score of 6.

9 Apr 2020 7:40 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: 70-year-old COVID-19 positive woman from Dharavi passes away

A 70-year-old COVID-19 positive woman from Dharavi passed away on Thursday, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). So far, nine cases have been reported from Dharavi, Asia's largest slum area, after two more men tested positive at Mukund slum and Dhanwada Chawl on Wednesday. #Maharashtra — ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2020 Meanwhile to contain the spread of coronavirus, BMC has ordered a ban on all vegetable, fruit markets, hawkers and sellers in the containment area and buffer zone

9 Apr 2020 6:44 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: Maharashtra Cabinet approves 30 percent salary cut of all legislators for a year

The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal for a 30 percent salary cut of all state legislators for a year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic loss due to the lockdown, according to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday. — ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2020 The salary cut of the state's MLAs will begin from the ongoing month and will last a year, Pawar said after chairing the Cabinet meeting held today. In the meeting, a decision to nominate

9 Apr 2020 6:40 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: 381 areas in Mumbai declared containment zone to prevent spread of COVID-19

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has marked out 381 containment zones to prevent COVID-19 transmission. With 143 cases of coronavirus reported in Mumbai on Thursday, the total number now stands at 839. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 1297 till now. The BMC has also ordered a ban on all vegetable, fruit markets, hawkers and sellers in the containment area and buffer zone in Dharavi, during the lockdown period. However, pharmacies are allowed to remain open. The Municipal Co

9 Apr 2020 6:18 pm
If you want to stay alive, stay home!

As world leaders grapple with an enemy they had never imagined, an enemy that is invisible yet lethal and an adversary that travels across the globe without respect for powerful armies, borders or religious beliefs, the Corona pandemic continues its lightning march leaving in its wake grief, illness and death. There is absolutely no doubt in the minds of even the biggest sceptic of modern medicine or science that the best way to fight this dreaded Coronavirus is to stay away from each other, saf

9 Apr 2020 6:01 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: BMC to procure 1 lakh rapid test kits from South Korea

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will procure one lakh rapid test kits for COVID-19 from South Korea, officials of the civic body said. BMC had earlier made wearing masks mandatory for people in public places. All persons moving in public places for whatever reason must wear 3-ply mask or cloth mask compulsorily, read an order issued by the civic body. It has also declared 381 areas as containment zones to prevent COVID-19 transmission. It has ordered a ban on all vegetable, fruit mar

9 Apr 2020 4:25 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: Maharashtra Cabinet recommends CM Uddhav Thackeray for Legislative Council

The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday decided to recommend Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's name for one of the two vacant MLC seats that are to be nominated by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to the legislative council to avoid a constitutional crisis, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said on Thursday. — ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2020 As MLC elections cannnot be held due to COVID-19, it is being done to avoid a constitutional

9 Apr 2020 3:55 pm
O Corona, Kabhi mat aana: Mumbai Police's Stree-inspired Coronavirus meme wins Internet

Amid the Coronavirus outbreak in the city, the Mumbai Police has been pulling all stops to ensure people stay at home and practice social distancing. From posting emotional videos to hilarious memes, the city police’s official account has been posting about the importance of social distancing in many ways. And now Mumbai police is at it again, and this time they posted a Coronavirus-themed meme giving a hilarious twist to a popular dialogue from the 2018 Bollywood horror-comedy Stree that

9 Apr 2020 3:53 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: 88 percent Indians say lockdown should be extended: Poll

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to increase in the country, at least 88 per cent Indians feel that the 21-day nationwide lockdown, scheduled to end on April 14, should be extended further, a new poll said on Thursday. The findings showed that 88 per cent of the respondents are refraining to order food online during the lockdown period, according to the survey by news platform Inshorts. — IANS Tweets (@ians_india) April 9, 2020 The poll which includ

9 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: Doctors unable to go for work after their society being sealed in Uttar Pradesh

After COVID-19 hotspot Varun Vihar Enclave in Sector 28 here in Noida got sealed by the district administration, the doctors on Thursday were not allowed to move out of their society despite the government's order that health service providers will be allowed to work. Speaking to ANI, Dr Nitin Ghonge (/topic/dr-nitin-ghonge), a resident who is serving at Apollo Hospital in Delhi's Sarita Vihar (/topic/delhis-sarita-vihar) said: Doctors need to go to work, but we are not being allowed to go out o

9 Apr 2020 2:17 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: 82-year-old woman fights COVID-19, returns home

A 82-year-old woman returned home after battling Coronavirus and proved that even the ones who are most vulnerable to the virus can beat it. The woman from western suburbs reunited with her family last week after spending a week in Kokilaben Hospital's isolation facility. A 93-year-old man and his 88-year-old wife from Kerala were the oldest couple to have survived the virus. However, a 101-year-old Italian man was the oldest to beat the virus. The Times of India that she had not developed any m

9 Apr 2020 1:51 pm
Mumbai Crime: Man cheats cancer patient of Rs 60,000 after promising to deliver wine at doorstep

Mumbai Mirror reported. The woman, who has been undergoing cancer treatment for 18 months, told police that she drinks some wine before going to bed as he experiences extreme pain during the day. With wine shops being shut due to the coronavirus lockdown, she had contacted her friends for help to get some wine. One of her friends helped her with a man's number and a claim that he would help her. According to the police, the woman called the number on the night of April 4, which was picked up by

9 Apr 2020 1:35 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha extends lockdown till April 30

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till April 30 to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus. Schools and other educational institutions will remain closed till June 17, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced after a video conference with his ministers. We have decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30 and a recommendation in this regard will be sent to the Centre, he said in a video message. Patnaik said the state h

9 Apr 2020 1:20 pm
Coronavirus lockdown: Spike in hate, communal content on social media, says cyber police

The Maharashtra cyber police have noted an increase in fake news, hate and communal content over coronavirus on social media in the last few days, an official said on Thursday. The state cyber police have registered 132 cases till Wednesday in connection with fake news, rumours and hate speeches on social media since the lockdown, he said. Among these cases, 49 are related to hate speeches on social media and other online channels, he said. In the last 24 hours, the cyber police registered 20 ca

9 Apr 2020 12:37 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak: This cop from Madhya Pradesh sews masks for the underprivileged in her free time

As India reels under 5,734 confirmed Coronavirus cases out of which 166 lives were claimed, masks have been essential for one’s safety from the deadly virus. With markets sells masks for high prices, a policewoman from Madhya Pradesh has taken the initiative to save her villagers from the pandemic by sewing masks for the underprivileged people in her free time. Shristi Shrotriya, a police inspector from the state’s Sougar District has been hailed as a hero online for using her free t

9 Apr 2020 12:10 pm
Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi responds to Donald Trump's thank you for hydroxychloroquine export

Replying to President Donald Trump's appreciation after India allowed the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday once again hailed the strategic partnership shared between the two countries and assured that New Delhi will do everything possible to help humanity's fight against COVID-19. Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times like these bring friends closer. The India-US partnership is stronger than ever. Indi

9 Apr 2020 11:55 am
COVID-19: 162 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally 1,297

Maharashtra reported 162 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the state tally to 1,297, a health official said. This is the highest rise so far in the number of coronavirus patients in a single day he said. Out of the 162 new cases, 143 have been reported from Mumbai, the official said. The other cities where people have tested positive are: Kalyan-Dombivli-four, Pune and Aurangabad-three each, Pimpri Chinchwad and Navi Mumbai-two each, and Yavatmal, Thane city, Mira Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar

9 Apr 2020 11:44 am
Coronavirus outbreak: 27,432 cases registered in Maharashtra for flouting lockdown, prohibitory orders

Police have registered 27,432 offences across Maharashtra for alleged violation of lockdown and prohibitory orders, which were issued in order to contain spread of the COVID-19 virus, an official said on Wednesday. So far, as many as 1,886 people have been arrested in connection with these offences, the official said. Total 27,432 offences were registered between March 22 and April 8. The state government had issued prohibitory orders to avoid spread of the infection and also warned that offence

9 Apr 2020 11:10 am
Coronavirus: North Mumbai reports first casuality as Kandivali resident passes away

A 52-year-old man has died of Coronavirus on Wednesday morning while being treated for the illness at the Shatabdi Hospital. After the death was reported, ten of his family members were sent to an isolation centre.  Shatabdi Hospital Medical Superintendent Parmod Nagarkar told mid-day that the deceased was residing with his family in Kandivali East’s Hanuman Nagar.  “He was admitted to the hospital couple of days ago.  The doctors there sent his swab samples for the CO

9 Apr 2020 10:42 am
Mumbai crime: 57,000 surgical masks seized, one held

The city police recovered around 57,500 surgical masks worth Rs 17.25 lakh from Byculla here and arrested one person in this connection, an official said on Wednesday. The property cell of Mumbai crime branch seized the masks, which were stocked for sale at a higher price, the official said. Based on specific information, a raid was conducted at Tank Pakhadi Road in Byculla West and a 32-year-old man, identified as Mohammed Miraj Shaikh, was arrested under sections of the Essential Services Act,

9 Apr 2020 10:41 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Restrictions on flights continue

India will remove its suspension of domestic and international commercial passenger flights once it is confident that the spread of coronavirus has come under control, sad Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday. My heart goes out to people who are facing problems due to restrictions put in place on domestic & international flights, pursuant to the situation arising out of the timely announcement of a nationwide lockdown, the minister said on Twitter. India has imposed a 21-d

9 Apr 2020 7:54 am
Coronavirus outbreak: 15 UP hotspots to be sealed

With the number of coronavirus cases rising to 343 in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said all COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts will be sealed till April 15. All coronavirus hotspots in 15 districts will be completely sealed till April 15 morning. Only home delivery will be allowed. These are places where a number of cases have been found, Director, Information Shishir told PTI. These hotspots will be identified by the evening, Additional Chief Secretary, Information Awanis

9 Apr 2020 7:47 am
Amid lockdown, locals step up to cook and deliver meals to Aarey tribals

The citizens of Mumbai have not forgotten the tribals who stay in the Aarey Milk Colony, during the lockdown. As the tribal families staying there don't have money or means to buy food during the lockdown, a group of local people have come together to help some of them. Members of the group, named Aarey Helping Hand for Everyone, cook and deliver meals free of cost to over 450 people in the remote areas in Aarey colony. On Wednesday daily wage earners from the South who have been staying in Aare

9 Apr 2020 7:45 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Lockdown will not be lifted in one go

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told floor leaders of Opposition and other parties in Parliament that the nationwide lockdown will not be lifted in one go on April 14, according to BJD's Pinaki Misra. Modi's comments came during an interaction with these leaders to discuss the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's efforts to contain the fast-spreading virus in the country. Prime Minister Modi made it clear that lockdown is not being lifted and also that th

9 Apr 2020 7:44 am
Coronavirus outbreak: 12 morning walkers arrested for defying lockdown

The Navi Mumbai police have started cracking down on citizens venturing out for morning walks. The Panvel police on Wednesday arrested 12 such persons. The Mumbai police have warned citizens they will follow suit if citizens are found defying the lockdown. Citizens have been asked not to venture out except for a medical emergency and to buy essential goods during the lockdown. The police are trying their best to ensure that nobody leaves their places houses. The order of lockdown is very clear,

9 Apr 2020 7:40 am
Coronavirus outbreak: 40 staffers of Bhabha Hospital quarantined

After Wockhardt Hospital, Bandra's KB Bhabha Hospital, one of the civic body's isolation facilities, had to quarantine 40 of its nurses and doctors on Wednesday after a 36-year-old patient who died in the ICU on April 7 tested positive after death. Staff members of both Bandra Bhabha and KEM Hospitals levelled allegations of mismanagement against the administration and staged protests at both hospitals. 'No proper planning' A 39-year-old nurse who works at Bhabha hospital alleged that there is n

9 Apr 2020 7:35 am
'Poverty may hit 40 crore workers'

About 40 crore workers in India working in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a report today that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting 2.7 billion workers globally due to lockdowns. The COVID-19 is already affecting tens of millions of informal workers. In India, Nigeria and Brazil, the number of workers in the informal economy affected by the lockdown and other containment measure

9 Apr 2020 7:27 am
DIKSHA app may be the solution for government schools

With the entire country in lockdown till April 14 and possibly even after, the state is mulling to use TV and radio as mediums to continue learning for students from government schools using the DIKSHA App which allows offline learning with minimum internet usage. While many private schools have already begun online teaching facilities such as interactive live classes, online assignments and submissions among all, the state government has come to the rescue of government school students who lack

9 Apr 2020 7:27 am
Mumbai Diary: Thursday Dossier

Over the moon The April pink moon as seen from Mumbai on Tuesday amid the lockdown. Contrary to popular belief, the pink moon was named so by native Americans not because of its appearance, but due to the fact that it coincides with the season of pink wildflowers in the region. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar Virtual look at Mehlli's art Last month saw the opening of Don't Ask Me About Colour, the retrospective of one of India's greatest abstractionists, Mehlli Gobhai, at the National Gallery of Modern Art (

9 Apr 2020 7:23 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Worli club turns into quarantine centre

Mumbai is opening up a new front in the Coronavirus war. Civic authorities have zeroed in on the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) as a quarantine centre for suspect COVID-19 cases. The club's massive The Dome space in the Vallabhbhai Patel (VP) stadium adjacent to it, was transformed into a quarantine centre on Wednesday. Dome home Atul Maru, honorary secretary of the Worli club, which stands opposite the Haji Ali Dargah, confirmed that The Dome, Mumbai's go-to destination for weddings and e

9 Apr 2020 7:20 am
Coronavirus outbreak: More than a month in isolation, yet no end in sight

Tanvi Dandekar — a 17-year-old from Mulund is one of the students who were brought back from Rome via a special flight by the central government. Having been in quarantine since March 22, which officially ended on April 6, at an Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp on the outskirts of Delhi and tested negative twice (once in Italy and now at the camp) she awaits for her long stay to end. Tanvi was in Italy for an exchange programme and stayed with an Italian family to learn the local culture. R

9 Apr 2020 7:18 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Wear masks or get arrested

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made wearing masks compulsory for those moving out of their house to get essential goods or emergency work. Those not wearing masks could be arrested. The instructions for the same came in the form of a circular issued by BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Wednesday. The instructions also specified that even if one is travelling in one's private or official vehicle, wearing a mask is mandatory. Masks for everyone The BMC now feels that the sprea

9 Apr 2020 7:15 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Mumbai's fruit, veggie supplies could be hit after APMC spice trader tests positive

On Thursday, a trader from the spice market of Vashi's APMC Market tested positive for COVID-19, causing panic among members. The APMC Committee had initially decided to shut the market (vegetable,onion, potato and fruits) along with dry fruits, spices market until March 31, as a precautionary measure, as over 15,000 mathadi workers and traders visit the market daily, other than 25,000 to 30,000 public and over 1,500 trucks laden with fruits and vegetables from all over the state entering the ma

9 Apr 2020 7:15 am
Uddhav Thackeray: We will get better if we follow 'Wuhan-like' restrictions

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday reassured people that the government was with everyone in fighting against the pandemic in Maharashtra, which has the largest number of infected patients so far. He also hinted at a Wuhan-like lockdown in the state for some more days. We are getting news from across the globe. The pandemic has intensified in the USA, Japan, and Singapore but China's Wuhan, where it all began, has lifted (lockdown) restrictions. But it took around 75 days for the situa

9 Apr 2020 7:12 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Five Tablighi Jamaat preachers traced to Dharavi pocket

The Special Branch of the Mumbai police has intensified the search for about 50 people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet and haven't reported to the authorities despite several requests. So far, five members have been traced to Dharavi. An additional 50 of them have switched off their phones. State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday demanded to know the whereabouts of Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad, who, he said, disappeared after meeting National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

9 Apr 2020 7:10 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Dialysis centre puts itself at risk to save 128

Millat Dialysis Centre in Jogeshwari West has started operating again after mid-day's report about kidney disease patients left in the lurch. The nursing home, which also runs a dialysis centre, was shut after a woman staffer tested positive last week. The area's Guardian Minster Aslam Shaikh spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other officers from the concerned department and got the centre reopened. We were helpless. We first got our 40 staff members tested and quarantined them. All ha

9 Apr 2020 7:10 am
For some, lockdown is captivity with an abuser

Amid a country-wide lockdown that has forced people to stay indoors, experts are expecting a spike in domestic violence. The National Commission for Women (NCW) received 58 complaints of domestic violence in the first week of the lockdown. The complaints were received on email between March 23 and March 30. The actual number is expected to be higher as not all women have access to electronic communication or know how to use it. Monika Tiwary The number may be higher if male survivors are taken i

9 Apr 2020 7:08 am
Coronavirus outbreak: Maharashtra set to ramp up testing, but not Mumbai

While the state government is set to increase testing capacity by another 1,800 samples a day, none of these will be in Mumbai, despite the city reporting the highest number of cases in Maharashtra. A lack of communication between the state and civic machinery seems to be the reason behind this as the state believes BMC's laboratories are not operating at their optimum capacity. A lack of communication between the state and civic machinery seems to be the reason behind this as the state believes

9 Apr 2020 7:05 am
Coronavirus outbreak: The virus is killing us in one way or another, say auto and taxi drivers

Amid the lockdown, taxi and auto drivers are one of the workforces affected the most and in the direct line of Coronavirus. While many have left the city for their native places, for those who continue to ply, life remains in a struggle with minimal resources. mid-day reached out to such drivers, who say every single ride is a lifesaver. According to the state's transport department has allowed travel only in case of emergencies and has limited the number of passengers in autorickshaws to one an

9 Apr 2020 7:05 am
Coronavirus outbreak: 6 new cases in Dharavi, including one death

Six new cases of Coronavirus were reported from Dharavi on Wednesday, the highest ever reported in a single day, and one of them — a 64-year-old man — died at KEM Hospital. A total of six deaths were reported from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), including five from Mumbai, and two from Pune, taking the total toll in the state to 72. The number of cases increased to 1,135 after the state health department officials recorded 117 new cases across the state, including 77 in the MMR. Ci

9 Apr 2020 7:05 am
Mumbai: Misuse of passes in Mira-Bhayandar leads to their cancellation

In view of some people misusing the emergency passes issued by the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) to NGOs and individuals, who volunteered to help the homeless and daily wage workers with food, the civic body has stopped issuing them and cancelled all the old ones. Lately, the MBMC received complaints that people were using the passes to sell gutkha and liquor, refuel their vehicles at gas stations and roam about freely. Based on this, the civic body cancelled all the emergency pass

9 Apr 2020 7:00 am
Govt must strengthen state's health services

This paper featured a report about patients of kidney disease facing an uncertain future after a nursing home where they used to get their dialysis downed shutters. The medical facility in Jogeshwari was sealed off after a staffer tested positive for Coronavirus. Thankfully, the 252 patients will not have to look for other avenues, as the dialysis facility has been reopened after the intervention of local and other leaders and the trust's efforts. The trust got its staff tested, hired new ones,

9 Apr 2020 6:50 am
Cherished cover point position

Lockdown for me is staying home and working. And when not working, flipping through old books and magazines; more of the latter because of their superior pictorial value and charm. But inevitably, the outdoors beckon and visiting old books and magazines stores is what I miss most. It's a habit that has not worn off, ever since I crossed double figures. So, I sat back yesterday and thought about all the 'great' catches, and 'victories' I plucked out from those fascinating establishments we call r

9 Apr 2020 6:50 am
Coronavirus Outbreak: Narendra Modi indicates shutdown to stay, final decision after meet with CMs

In what can be seen as a movement towards extension of the ongoing shutdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told all the floor leaders of various parties in the Parliament that the kind of response and suggestions he has received does not indicate that the lockdown should be lifted, said sources. The Prime Minister is also slated to meet the Chief Ministers of all the states and Union Territories on April 11, through video conference, where a final decision on the issue is slated to b

8 Apr 2020 8:56 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: Pune reports five COVID-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, tally 13

Five deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Pune in the last 24 hours, said Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday. With this, the city tally of COVID-19 related deaths rose to 13. #Maharashtra — ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2020 On Monday, relatives of two deceased refused to accept bodies, so PMC workers performed their last rites, Gaikwad further added. With an increase of 773 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 5,194

8 Apr 2020 6:23 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak: 50 percent of COVID-19 patients found in four civic wards

Nearly 50 per cent of the total 590 COVID-19 patients found so far in Mumbai, which has emerged as one of the hotspots of coronavirus spread not only in Maharashtra but also across the country, are from four of the total 24 administrative wards of the civic body. The latest infographic released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday suggests that 282 of the 590 positive cases were detected in D, E, G-South and K- West wards. Coronavirus has so far claimed 40 lives in the me

8 Apr 2020 5:45 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai police pour their heart out on how they would spend lockdown at home

With many countries in the world including India under lockdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, people have already started posting about what they will do once it is over. While people make plans of shopping, going for watch a film, going to a restaurant and fulfilling one’s craving for street food, the Mumbai Police has shared what they would have done if they had a chance to stay at home during the 21-day lockdown and their replies have won the netizens’ respect. In a video po

8 Apr 2020 5:30 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: National Railway Mazdoor Union pledge financial assistance to fight COVID-19

National Railway Mazdoor Union is the largest recognized worker's representative of C.Railway chosen by the employees through secret ballot elections held in 2007 and subsequently in 2013. This union further have its privilege to be the single workers union of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) repeatedly elected by KRCL employees through secret ballot elections in the past. This union apart from striving it's best to achieve the demands and to protect the rights and privileges of the wor

8 Apr 2020 5:17 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: Mumbai student talks about his experience at Kasturba hospital while fighting COVID-19

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra and especially in Mumbai, a heartwarming story of a student who tested positive to his recovery, with the help of doctors and nurses of Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai has taken the internet by storm. Hrishi Giridhar, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus shared his experience on his Instagram account. Giridhar, a resident of Mumbai was studying at the London School of Economics in United Kingdom when the number of coronavirus ca

8 Apr 2020 4:20 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak: Its Official! Face masks made compulsory in Mumbai

In a first for the country, face masks have been made compulsory for all Mumbai citizens wanting to move around in the city, in any public places for whatever reasons, according to a BMC notification here on Wednesday. Issuing a circular, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also warned of arrest under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for flouting its order. According to a report published in IANS, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday made face masks as compulsory part of at

8 Apr 2020 4:17 pm