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Residents of Mumbai undergoing Covid-19 screening and antigen testing | Photo: ANI

Mumbai collects nearly Rs 3 crore in fines from people without masks during Navratri

In an effort to curb a post-festival Covid spike, the Mumbai civic body enforced a Rs 200 fine on those without masks, penalising about 1.25 lakh people over the last 15 days.
Nilambari open deck bus tour

4 yrs after buying buses, Maharashtra finally plans to start Mumbai Hop On, Hop Off service

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has floated tender to rope in a company to maintain and operate the 11 Hop On Hop Off buses bought for about Rs 8 crore.

With car shed at Kanjurmarg, new Mumbai Metro corridor could now connect to Thane towns

Mumbai govt is planning to connect Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro with the proposed Kanjurmarg-Badlapur Metro and the Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli elevated line.
stand guard outside the Aarey Colony

Aarey to Kanjurmarg in 9 yrs — Mumbai Metro car shed to still take over 2 yrs if all goes well

CM Thackeray has shifted the car shed for Mumbai’s costliest metro rail out of Aarey Colony. But it took years of political back and forth for the project to reach Kanjurmarg.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Facebook

Kanjurmarg Metro car shed proposal was rejected by expert panel, says Devendra Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis said Aarey land was the only feasible option to complete the Mumbai Metro project in time and at a reasonable cost.

‘Worse than Covid’ Mumbai power cut and Jagan Mohan Reddy’s ‘Pandora’s box’ for CJI

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Mumbai reels under sudden massive power outage, CM Thackeray orders enquiry

State Energy Minister Nitin Raut said there was a technical glitch in a power circuit and about 2,200 megawatts of power supply to Mumbai was disrupted as a result.
File photo of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in Pune

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray orders probe into Mumbai power outage

The exact reason for the failure was not immediately known, however, the Western Railway and BEST blamed the blackout on Tata Power.
File photo of a Mumbai local train | Wikipedia

Large parts of Mumbai hit by power outage, local trains service affected

Power is being currently supplied to critical services in Mumbai, but no timeline for restoration has been given till now.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray | Photo: ANI

‘Aarey saved’ — CM Uddhav Thackeray moves controversial metro car depot to Kanjurmarg

CM Uddhav Thackeray says land owned by the state government in the Kanjurmarg area will be allotted free of cost for the metro car depot.

On Camera

If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.