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Medical staff at a Covid-19 facility in Mumbai. Representational image. Photo | PTI

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'.
The toilet complex at Pujari chawl, Thane, is shared by 700 people but residents claim it is only cleaned once a week | Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

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.
Houses get damaged as a tree gets uprooted due to strong winds after the landfall of Cyclone Nisarga. | ANI

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.
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.
Traditional Hindu marraige

Couple from Thane ties the knot wearing masks amid coronavirus panic

The wedding ceremony was earlier scheduled to take place on March 22, but in view of the 'Janata curfew' to be observed on that day, they decided to reschedule the event.

Muslim taxi driver beaten up in Mumbai suburb, asked to chant Jai Shri Ram

A case has been registered against 3 men under IPC sections 295 (hurting religious sentiments) and 392 (robbery) for allegedly beating up the cab driver.
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Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad nabs 8 for planning terror attacks

The arrested men were inspired by ISIS and was collecting explosive material to carry out terror attacks, said an ATS official.
Maratha Kranti Morcha

Maratha quota protests escalate, local trains stopped in Mumbai, Thane

The Maratha Kranti Morcha has called for the shutdown in Mumbai and some neighbouring districts.
Cash is back in Maharashtra’s first ‘cashless village’

Cash is back in Maharashtra’s first ‘cashless village’

A year after demonetisation, shopkeepers rarely use swipe machines as many villagers are still uncomfortable with plastic money.

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
A freshtohome advertisement

Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.