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Mumbai sees seven new measles cases, one suspected death

A four-year-old unimmunised girl from Kurla area in Mumbai died of suspected measles on Friday, while the city added seven new cases of the infection in the last 24 hours, a civic official said. The number of measles cases in the metropolis rose to 447, while the tally of suspected deaths increased to four, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said. The number of deaths where the cause has been confirmed as measles stood unchanged at eight, he added. "The 4-year-old child was admitted in hospital on December 6 and died on Friday morning. The cause of death was refractory metabolic acidosis with acute gastroenteritis with measles with bronchopneumonia in a case of severe acute malnutrition," the BMC's bulletin informed. Also Read: Maharashtra reports 18 new Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally at 232 It added that of the 2,24,130 children in the 9-month to five-years age group, a total 26,721 children were given additional doses of Measles-Rubella special dose. Out of the 4,745 children in the 6-month to 9-month segment, a total of 953 children were given 'zero dose' of the MR vaccine, the civic release added. As many as 38 children were admitted in city hospitals during the day, of which 29 were discharged, it said. The number of measles cases in Maharashtra stood at 940 as on December 8, while the death toll was 17, as per the state health department's report. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 10:34 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Former DU professor Hany Babu moves Bombay HC seeking bail for medical treatment

Former Delhi University professor Hany Babu, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking temporary bail on health grounds. Babu has been in jail for almost two years. He needed bail for three months for undergoing cataract surgery and getting treatment for upper abdominal pain and osteoarthritis at the private Breach Candy hospital here, his petition said. The plea came up on Friday before a division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and P D Naik which posted it for hearing on December 13 and directed the National Investigation Agency to file its response. Babu claimed that he has lost vision to a significant degree due to cataract and also suffers from acute and unrelenting pain in the stomach and knees. Also Read: Transgenders can apply for constable posts, will frame rules by Feb: Maha to HC Authorities at the Taloja Central Prison violated his fundamental right to healthcare and medical treatment which is guaranteed under Article 21 (right to personal liberty) of the Constitution, it alleged. The Elgar case relates to alleged inflammatory speeches delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed triggered violence the next day near the Koregaon Bhima war memorial. Pune Police (who probed the case before it was transferred to the NIA) claimed that the conclave had been backed by the Maoists. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 09:22 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Mumbai reports 5 new Covid-19 cases; active tally at 61

Mumbai reported five new Covid-19 cases on Friday. The fresh cases took the tally of infections in the metropolis to 11,54,977, a civic official told the PTI.  No death was reported on December 9, the death toll remained unchanged at 19,744, he said. The addition to the tally was a dip from the 14 cases reported a day earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official added. The recovery count increased by five to touch 11,35,172, leaving the city with an active tally of 61, he said. Also Read: Maharashtra reports 18 new Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally at 232 As per BMC data, the caseload doubling time is 1,26,927 days and the overall growth rate of cases between December 2 and 8 stood at 0.001 per cent. The recovery rate is 98.3 per cent and the total number of coronavirus tests conducted so far was 1,85,85,247, including 2,244 in the last 24 hours.  (with PTI inputs)

09 December,2022 09:13 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Maharashtra reports 18 new Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally at 232

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 18 Covid-19 cases and no fatality for the 10th consecutive day, which took the tally to 81,36,125 and kept the toll unchanged at 1,48,407, a health official said. On Thursday, the addition to the tally was 41, while the last death due to the infection was recorded on November 29, he pointed out. The recovery count increased by 39 and touched 79,87,486, which left the state with a Covid-19 active tally of 232. Also Read: Mumbai reports 5 new Covid-19 cases; active tally at 61 As per the state health department's bulletin, the recovery rate was 98.17 per cent and the fatality rate stood at 1.82 per cent. So far, 8,57,31,240 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Maharashtra, including 7,755 in the last 24 hours, as per official data. Maharashtra coronavirus figures for the day: Fresh cases: 18; Fatality: 0; Active cases: 232; Tests: 7,755. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 08:27 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Money laundering case: Raut appears before court, matter adjourned to Jan 24

Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on Friday appeared before a special court here in connection with a money laundering case pertaining to the Patra Chawl redevelopment project in the metropolis. It was his first appearance before special judge RN Rokade after being granted bail in the case on November 9. As per his bail conditions, Sanjay Raut is required to attend the hearings of the case, which at present is in the stage of hearing before framing of charges. Also Read: Border row: Shambhuraj Desai asks Sanjay Raut to 'control his tongue' The court on Friday adjourned the matter to January 24. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested the Rajya Sabha MP in August this year for his alleged role in financial irregularities in connection with the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl (row tenement) in suburban Goregaon. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 08:13 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Transgenders can apply for constable posts, will frame rules by Feb: Maha to HC

The Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court transgenders can apply for police constable posts and that it would frame rules setting standards for their physical tests by February 2023. This comes a day after a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Abhay Ahuja rapped the state government for being in deep slumber and lagging behind in framing rules to allow transgenders to participate in the recruitment process. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni on Friday told the bench the government would modify its online website to include a third drop down for transgenders in the category of 'sex' in the online application form. Two posts for police constable would be kept vacant for transgenders, he told the Bombay High Court. "The last date to submit the forms for everyone is extended till December 15. By December 13, the third drop down would be added," Kumbhakoni said. As per procedure, physical tests would be conducted once rules are framed, after which a written examination would be held for all candidates, he said. The bench, in its order, said the government shall frame rules by February 28, 2023 and then hold physical and written tests. "It is directed that till rules are framed and physical tests are conducted, the state shall not proceed to conduct written tests," the bench said. The court was hearing a petition filed by the Maharashtra government against the tribunal's order directing it to create a provision for transgenders in the application form for posts under the home department. Also Read: Bombay HC allows felling of around 20k mangrove trees for bullet train project The Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, while hearing applications filed by two transgenders, had on November 14 directed the state government to create a third option for transgenders apart from 'male' and 'female' in the application form for all recruitments under the home department. The tribunal had also said the government should fix a criteria for physical standards and tests for transgenders. The HC, in its order, said the two transgenders who had filed the application before the tribunal could submit their applications offline. The HC, however, stayed one part of the tribunal's order by which it had directed the government to create provision for transgenders to apply in all posts under the home department. The bench said the tribunal had gone beyond its jurisdiction while passing such a directive. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 07:29 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Mumbai: First station erection work on metro line 4A has begun, says MMRDA

The work on metro line 4A which is the extension of metro line 4 is in progress between Kasarwadavali- Gaimukh. The first station erection work of the Concourse Pier arm (CPC) has started for Gowniwada Station grid number 2. The total 24 CPC castings have been done at the Malwani Casting yard, and 2 more CPCs have been transported to the site which is intended to be erected tonight. The Teen Hath Naka Metro station in Thane is taking shape on Metro Line 4. All 101 nos of precast elements at concourse level are erected & 75 per cent of platform slab work is completed. Construction of Teen Hath Naka is at the forefront of all Metro Line 4 stations. Approximately 70 per cent of the civil work for this station has been completed. Also Read: Major boost for Navi Mumbai metro with financial closure for line no. 1: CIDCO "We have expedited the work on all Metro lines in accordance with the catch-up plan. Overall physical progress of Metro Line- 4A and Metro Line - 4 is approximately 43 per cent. Once all Metro lines are fully operational, we will achieve hassle free last mile connectivity in MMR," S.V.R. Srinivas, Metropolitan Commisioner, MMRDA said.

09 December,2022 06:57 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Thane: Group of students stuck in school lift, no one hurt

A group of students were stuck in a lift in a school in Thane for a brief while on Friday noon, though no one was injured in the incident, a civic official said. The lift may have got stuck due to overloading, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Avinash Sawant said. Also Read: IMD forecasts unseasonal rains in parts of Maharashtra in next 48 hours "The school staff immediately rescued all those stuck inside. No one was injured in the incident. Two 13-year-old children complained of uneasiness and were given first aid," he added. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 06:53 PM IST | Thane | PTI
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IMD forecasts unseasonal rains in parts of Maharashtra in next 48 hours

Some parts of Maharashtra might receive unseasonal rainfall in the next 48 hours due to the cyclone storm 'Mandous' over Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. Mild or medium rainfall is expected to hit Konkan, Marathwada and most districts of central Maharashtra after 48 hours, said Sushma Nair of IMD Mumbai. The cyclonic storm 'Mandous' over Bay of Bengal is expected to make landfall after 24 hours, she said. Also Read: TN: 3 districts on red alert as cyclone 'Mandous' maintains severe intensity Weather condition is expected to change in Maharashtra due to vapours from Bay of Bengal and vapours being pulled from Arabian Sea, the official said. Mandous, pronounced 'man-dous' is an Arabic word and it means treasure box and the name was reportedly picked by the United Arab Emirates. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 06:38 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Western Railway to operate mega block between Borivli and Goregaon on Dec 11

The Western Railway (WR) on Friday said that it will carry out maintenance work of tracks, overhead and signaling equipment for which a jumbo block of five hours will be taken on Up and Down slow lines between Borivli and Goregaon stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs on Sunday, December 11. According to a press release issued by the public relations department of WR said, during the block period, all UP and Down slow line trains will be operated on fast lines between Goregaon and Borivli stations. Some suburban trains will remain cancelled during the block. Detailed information to this effect is available with station masters.  Also Read: Mumbai: Central Railway to operate mega block on Dec 11 During the block period, no trains will be dealt from platform 01, 02, 03 and 04 at Borivli station.

09 December,2022 06:15 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Mumbai: Central Railway to operate mega block on Dec 11

The Central Railway (CR) will operate mega block on its suburban sections for 5th and 6th line to carry out various engineering and maintenance works on December 11. The CR said, it will carry out work on Thane-Kalyan 5th and 6th lines from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. It said, the working pattern of MEMU would be as-  Vasai Road – Diva Memu leaving Vasai Road at 09.50 am will be short terminated at Kopar and Diva- Vasai Road Memu leaving Diva at 11.30 am for Vasai Road will leave from Kopar at 11.45 am instead of Diva. Diversion of Up Mail/Express Trains 11010 Pune- Mumbai Sinhagad Express, 17611 Hazur Sahib Nanded-Mumbai Rajya Rani Express, 12124 Pune- Mumbai Deccan Queen, 13201 Patna-LTT Express, 17221 Kakinada-LTT Express,12126 Pune- Mumbai Pragati Express 22160 Chennai-Mumbai Express, 12168 Banaras- LTT Express, 12321 Howrah- Mumbai Mail, 12812 Hatia- LTT Express and 11014 Coimbatore- LTT Express will be diverted o¬n Up fast line between Kalyan and Thane Stations and arrive destination 10-15 minutes behind schedule. Also Read: Heavy vehicles restricted in Worli on Dec 10, traffic police issues order Diversion of Dn Mail/Express Trains 11029 Mumbai Kolhapur Koyna Express,11055 LTT- Gorakhpur Express and 11061 LTT-Jaynagar Express will be diverted on Dn fast line between Thane and Kalyan Stations and will be handed over 10-15 minutes behind schedule. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Chunabhatti / Bandra Dn harbour line from 11.40 am to 4.40 pm and Chunabhatti / Bandra - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Up harbour line from 11.10 am to 4.10 pm Dn Harbour line services to Vashi /Belapur/Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai/ Vadala Road from 11.16 am to 4.47 pm and Dn Harbour line services to Bandra/Goregaon leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 4.43 pm will remain suspended. Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.53 am to 3.20 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Goregaon/ Bandra from 10.45 am to 5.13 pm will remain suspended. However, Special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period.           "The maintenance mega block is essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused," the CR said.

09 December,2022 05:40 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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