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Workers lay flooring panels during the construction of a 1000 bed hospital for Covid-19 treatment at the Bandra Kurla Complex at night in Mumbai | Bloomberg

Mumbai works to ramp up its health infra as it slowly surfaces from Covid lockdown

Mumbai is planning to add over 8,000 beds in ‘jumbo’ field hospitals, and boost public infrastructure to ensure almost 6,500 Covid beds for critical care.
Medical staff at a Covid-19 facility in Mumbai. Representational image. Photo | PTI

Average daily growth rate of Covid-19 infections reduced, claims BMC

Till 2 June, a total of 41,986 COVID-19 cases and 1,368 deaths were recorded in the city, the worst-hit by the disease in Maharashtra.
Constables at the Nagpada police station in Mumbai | Photo: Swagata Yadavar | ThePrint

Mumbai Police’s Covid struggles, Chennai’s troubled vendors & how Telangana cops relying on AI

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
A golden retriever | Pixabay

‘All-pet’ private jet, costing Rs 1.6 lakh per seat, set to fly from Delhi to Mumbai

25-year-old Deepika Singh started the initiative and hired a six-seater private jet to transport the stranded pets.
A group of people pose for pictures at Marine drive during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai on 3 June 2020 | Shashank Parade | PTI

Mumbai begins to walk and jog its way out of lockdown after Cyclone Nisarga gives it a miss

As the Uddhav Thackeray government works to bring the city out of lockdown, citizens have been allowed to step out for physical activities. 
Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Lucknow-Mumbai express not just a special train but lifeline for migrants heading back to work

The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.
Medical staff at a Covid-19 facility in Mumbai. Representational image. Photo | PTI

‘Feel like criminals’: Why Mumbai doctors are angry over civic body’s strict Covid test rules

BMC guidelines say doctors have to physically check patients before prescribing tests, failing which they stand to lose their licence.
NDRF personnel removing uprooted trees after the landfall of Cyclone Nisarga in Raigad Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall close to Alibaug, to weaken as it reaches Mumbai

Over the next three hours, Raigad and adjoining areas of Mumbai and Thane are forecast to face wind speeds of 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph.
Alibaug in Raigad district | wikimedia commons

Cyclone Nisarga hits Alibaug, ‘Mumbai’s Hamptons’ — home to Shah Rukh, Ratan Tata, Godrejs

Alibaug, a tehsil in the Raigad district that has 215 villages lined with sprawling beaches, is where Mumbai’s rich and famous own bungalow and luxurious villas.
Dark clouds gather in the sky over the city in Mumbai on 29 May 2020 | PTI

Mumbai, struggling with Covid crisis, braces for its first cyclone as IMD tracks Nisarga

With Cyclone Nisarga expected to make landfall in 12 hours, Maharashtra is working to ensure people in low-lying areas and make-shift Covid facilities are moved to safer locations.

On Camera

A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worker drives a steamroller while repairing a road surface with tarmac on a section of the Leh Manali highway in Ladakh region | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Ladakh standoff shows ‘unwritten’ LAC will continue to be a thorn between India and China

Unlike the LAC, the border between India and Pakistan is delineated on a map, signed by both armies and enjoys international sanctity. That's what India-China need.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.