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Another Mumbai cop succumbs to coronavirus, tally rises to 43

Another Mumbai cop succumbs to coronavirus, tally rises to 43
Another personnel of Mumbai Police succumbed to coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total toll in the city police force to 43.According to officials, the latest fatality was an Assistant Sub-Inspector posted in the general department of Bhoiwada police station.The 43-year-old lost his month-long battle with COVID-19 infection on Sunday. He was a resident of Naigaon police quarters and had...

Taj Hotels in Colaba, Bandra receive bomb threat calls

Taj Hotels in Colaba, Bandra receive bomb threat calls
Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against an unknown person in connection with threat calls made to Taj Hotel and Taj Land's End.According to officials, the caller had identified himself as a Karachi-based member of Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit and threatened to blow up the Taj Hotel in Colaba and Taj Land's End hotel in Bandra.Separate calls were made...

18-yr-old dead, 2 injured in back to back mishaps at Lower Parel bridge

18-yr-old dead, 2 injured in back to back mishaps at Lower Parel bridge
An 18-year-old biker died while two others sustained injuries in back to back accidents at a flyover in Lower Parel on Sunday evening.The first accident took place around 5 pm when a Hyundai Accent collided with a Maruti Wagon R on the Senapati Bapat Marg flyover. The impact of the purported high-speed collision resulted in the Wagon R being...

10-day lockdown enforced in Thane, Navi Mumbai & Kalyan-Dombivali

10-day lockdown enforced in Thane, Navi Mumbai & Kalyan-Dombivali
Amid the steep rise in coronavirus cases, the municipal corporations of Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Mira Bhayandar, and Navi Mumbai have decided to enforce a complete lockdown for 10 days.During the lockdown, essential services and medical emergencies will be exempted while inter-city buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis will not be allowed to operate.The lockdown in areas under the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC),...

No Lalbaugcha Raja this year, mandal to organise donation camp instead

No Lalbaugcha Raja this year, mandal to organise donation camp instead
For the first time in its 86 year-old history, the mandal responsible for the Mumbai's iconic 'Lalbaugcha Raja' has decided to not install the idol and cancel all festivities in wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal announced the cancellation of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in view of the COVID-19, on Wednesday.The Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal has been...

Part of vacant residential building collapses in Kurla

Part of vacant residential building collapses in Kurla
A part of an empty dilapidated building collapsed in Mumbai's Kurla area on Thursday.The incident took place around noon and did not result in any casualties.'A corner portion of the four-storey building located at Mehtab Lane in Kurla-West collapsed around noon. No one was injured, as no was staying in the building since it was in a dilapidated condition,'...

3 policemen succumb to coronavirus on Monday

3 policemen succumb to coronavirus on Monday
Three constables of the Mumbai Police succumbed to coronavirus on Monday. With their demise, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 29 city cops to date.The first victim was a 44-year-old constable attached to the Nirmal Nagar police station.The Vartak Nagar-resident was down with coronavirus for over a month and died on Monday evening, a senior inspector of the...

SBI temporarily shuts 2 branches in Mumbai, 1 in Thane after staff tests positive for coronavirus

SBI temporarily shuts 2 branches in Mumbai, 1 in Thane after staff tests positive for coronavirus
The State Bank of India (SBI) has temporarily closed three branches -- two in Mumbai and one in neighbouring Thane -- after eight staff tested positive for coronavirus.According to reports, the bank's main branch in Thane was shut last week after seven of the 25 staff were found to be COVID-19 positive.In the second case, a cash officer at...

Mumbai local train services resume today, but only ‘essential staff’ permitted to travel

Mumbai local train services resume today, but only 'essential staff' permitted to travel
After nearly two-and-a-half months, Railways resumed limited suburban train services in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Monday morning.Both Central Railway and Western Railway have decided to run "selective suburban services" over main line and harbour line only for essential staff as defined by the state government, a senior official said.These special suburban services will not be for general...

Mumbai to receive heavy rainfall this weekend, orange alert issued for Sunday

Mumbai to receive heavy rainfall this weekend, orange alert issued for Sunday 1
The south-west monsoon, which arrived in Maharashtra on Thursday, is set to reach Mumbai during the weekend and expected to result in heavy rainfall in the metropolis.The conditions for the advancement of southwest monsoon into parts of the central Arabian Sea and into Maharashtra, including Mumbai, is likely to be completed within the next 48 hours, India Meteorological Department...

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