Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Thane

Maharashtra grandmothers are going to school, in pink saris, singing nursery rhymes

The Aajibaichi Shala in Thane district has only one room – but its 35-odd students are all elderly women who want to read and write.

Prohibitory orders clamped in Sena rebel Eknath Shinde’s stronghold Thane amid Maharashtra crisis

The orders have been issued as a law and order precaution, at a time when Shiv Sainiks are holding protests across the state in support of CM Uddhav Thackeray.

25 die in landslides as heavy rain hits Mumbai, IMD issues ‘red alert’

Mumbai witnessed over 100mm rainfall in just six hours Sunday due to a sudden change in climatic conditions, according to India Meteorological Department.

Three patients die in fire at private hospital in Thane

The fire broke out at the Prime Criticare Hospital at Kausa in Mumbra locality near Thane at 3.40 am. There were no coronavirus patients in the hospital. said an official.

Antigen test at venue, couples counselling — how Maharashtra’s tackling super-spreader weddings

Maharashtra has so far recorded 21.6 lakh Covid cases, of which 79,093 are active. Pune has the most number of active cases at 15,872, followed by Nagpur and Thane.

There’s a price war to hire doctors & nurses in Mumbai’s Covid-hit satellite cities

Civic bodies in Mumbai Metropolitan Region are offering massive pay hikes to doctors and healthcare workers to meet the severe shortage amid the pandemic.

Over 450 new cases daily, but Covid hotspot Thane doesn’t have enough ICU or oxygen beds

Thane administration has said the situation is under control, but also acknowledged that there is 'need for more infrastructure'.

Filthy community toilets, ‘shoddy’ screening: How Thane Covid cases nearly tripled in June

Thane recorded 3,271 Covid-19 cases until 1 June, a number that shot up to 9,644 by 30 June. In the same period, the number of deaths doubled to 380 from 149.

Losses worth Rs 1.25 crore in Thane, Palghar due to Cyclone Nisarga: MSEDCL

MSEDCL said its Kalyan circle office bore the maximum brunt of the cyclone that flattened 168 power poles and destroyed 8 transformers and power lines of 32-km length.

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.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.