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Burglars wearing PPE kits break into jewellery shop in Maharashtra, flee with 780 gm gold

CCTV footage shows the burglars taking the gold jewellery from the showcases and cupboards in the shop located in Phaltan area, police said.
The Shastri Nagar General Hospital, the only dedicated government Covid hospital in Kalyan-Dombivali | Ananya Bharadwaj | ThePrint

Stuffed wards, tired doctors: Only Covid hospital in Kalyan-Dombivali near Mumbai crumbles

Shastri Nagar General Hospital has run out of beds but even though the administration has turned to private players, lack of free treatment brings patients back to the govt hospital.
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Maharashtra govt allows hotels outside containment zones to open at 33% capacity

The hotels must adopt contact-less processes like QR code, online forms, digital payments like e-wallet, among others, for both check-in and check-out, the government said.
Nayer Alga Part II, a remote are of Assam's Dhubri district, remains flooded for a most part of the year due massive erosion caused by the Brahmaputra river. Residents here are forced to take boats to travel to access work | Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint

Filthy shared toilets in Thane, Covid rising in rural UP and floods in Assam amid pandemic

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
Bright circles drawn at a Mumbai market to maintain social distancing | Representational image | ANI

How many Covid cases in Maharashtra? State govt and civic bodies can’t make up their minds

Stark differences stalk the Covid case tallies issued by state govt and civic agencies of Mumbai & six satellite towns. In Kalyan-Dombivli, the difference was 4,744 on 2 July. 
File image of former Maharashtra chief secretary Ajoy Mehta at Mantralaya | Twitter | @ShelarAshish

Ajoy Mehta — Maharashtra IAS officer Congress can’t stand & Uddhav can’t do without

Ajoy Mehta got two extensions as chief secretary before term ended Tuesday. Now principal adviser to CM, he is known to be a tough taskmaster who's popular with his politician bosses.
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Over 3.47 lakh have recovered so far, 2.2 lakh active cases: India’s latest Covid numbers

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
Uddhav Thackeray addresses media

CM Uddhav Thackeray performs ‘mahapooja’ at Lord Vitthal temple for Covid-free Maharashtra

Curfew is in force in Pandharpur since Tuesday to prevent any gathering of people in the temple town, which usually sees throngs of devotees this time of year.
A policeman is tested for Covid-19 in Chennai | Photo: ANI

Telangana has highest Covid ‘R’ value of 1.69, India’s overall figure now 1.11

India’s ‘R’ value declined from 1.13 on 20 June to 1.11 until 26 June. Delhi’s ‘R’ value, which has been consistently erratic, has reduced to below 1.26 until 26 June.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Maharashtra extends lockdown till 31 July as Covid cases cross 1.6 lakh

Maharashtra Sunday reported its biggest single-day spike of 5,493 Covid cases, taking the state tally to 1,64,626 while the death toll stood at 7429.

On Camera

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (centre) with cabinet ministers Jayant Patil of the NCP (left) and Balasaheb Thorat of the Congress | Photo: ANI

It’s time Uddhav Thackeray quits his ‘rollout rollback’ theatre of absurd in Maharashtra

The cracks in Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition in Maharashtra become visible each time Sharad Pawar visits Matoshree with some administrative advice for Thackeray.

India’s Covid-ravaged states seek more funds from Modi govt

Tax collections have fallen sharply due to the lockdown, pushing state governments to ask the Centre for funds in order to avoid racking up debt.

Defence

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Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.