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Twice suspended, Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze dismissed from service

Waze, in jail since his arrest in Antilla bomb scare case, was previously suspended in a case related to death of an accused in 2002 Ghatkopar bomb blast.
Dattatray Sawant in his autorickshaw 'ambulance' | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti

Ghatkopar’s good Samaritan — part-time English teacher now runs his auto as free ‘ambulance’

Dattatray Sawant started ferrying Covid and non-Covid patients after Maharashtra went into lockdown last month. So far, 31 patients have availed the ‘ambulance’ service.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal | ANI

IAS officer Iqbal Chahal, BMC chief & Mumbai’s Covid hero, was once shunted out by Modi govt

Chahal was serving in the Union home ministry when in 2015 he was moved to the WCD ministry, before he was unceremoniously ‘compelled’ to leave the central government.

Air ambulance loses wheel during takeoff from Nagpur, safely belly-lands at Mumbai airport

It safely belly-landed on a foam carpet which was created on the runway by spreading foam using fire extinguishers so that the plane doesn't catch fire during emergency landing.
A file photo of people purchasing essential goods from inside a containment zone, in Parel in Mumbai. | Photo: ANI

1,114 Mumbai buildings sealed, double since March, as Covid spreads across city

The surge in the number of sealed buildings was accompanied by a spurt in active Covid cases in the city. Mumbai has so far recorded 6,40,507 Covid positive cases and 12,990 deaths.

More people died of Covid in Delhi in last 4 days than in Mumbai since March

Delhi has been reporting a high number of daily Covid cases and its test positivity is nearly 33 per cent, compared to Mumbai’s 13 per cent.
Screenshots from the controversial Storia advertisement. | Photo: Youtube

Mumbai Congress protests against city-based beverage maker for ad mocking Sonia & Rahul Gandhi

In statement, Mumbai Congress said it ‘vandalised’ the premises of Storia Foods & Beverages for the ad, which the party alleges, has 'defamatory' images of Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi.

Lockdown reduces Covid infection rate for Maharashtra, cases plateau in Pune, drop in Mumbai

Active cases in Maharashtra continue to rise, but there has been a drop in the R value, which means the infection spread is slowing down.
A view of a deserted road after the imposition of Section 144, in Mumbai on 23 April. Photo: ANI

Mumbai Covid numbers fall but don’t be complacent, it’s thanks to lockdown, experts say

Over the past four days, Mumbai has been adding less than 6,000 cases daily to its Covid tally. Its positivity rate too has fallen to 13.65% as on Monday compared to 20-30% between 4 and 11 April.
An aerial view of Mumbai | Wikimedia Commons

Covid has hit Mumbai’s urban affluent the most

With more than 1,70,000 households in buildings and high-rises sealed by the government, Mumbai is seeing more cases from urban areas than the slums.

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Cairn Energy sues Air India, seeks to seize India’s overseas assets to recover $1.7 billion

Sources in the govt said India will take all necessary steps to defend itself against any such 'illegal enforcement action'.

Defence

Armed forces doctors arrive in Lucknow Monday | Twitter/@suryacommand

What’s DGAFMS, Indian military’s medical wing leading the fight against Covid

The Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service reports to the Department of Defence and not to the Department of Military Affairs or the CDS.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.