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Thane Civil Hospital stocks oxygen cylinders in Thane, Mumbai on May 4. (HT PHOTO)

What is the Mumbai 02 model and how it cracked the code

By Jyoti Shelar
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:19 AM IST
When the worst surge in infections amid the second Covid-19 wave triggered oxygen shortage across the country, Mumbai fell back upon 15 big and 11 smaller Liquid Medical Oxygen [LMO] tanks installed at six hospitals and as many Jumbo Covid-19 Centres between May and June last year
The “Mumbai model” has won praise from both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court. In picture - Medical oxygen tanks at the Goregaon NESCO jumbo Covid centre.(Bloomberg)
The “Mumbai model” has won praise from both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court. In picture - Medical oxygen tanks at the Goregaon NESCO jumbo Covid centre.(Bloomberg)

O2 storage tanks to task force: Detailing the ‘Mumbai model’

By Jyoti Shelar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:56 AM IST
The apex court on Wednesday appreciated Mumbai’s efforts and recommended that the Centre and Delhi take a cue on how to handle oxygen supply in the face of the severe shortage that the Capital city has been facing for the past three weeks.
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Maharashtra: Reservations over relief for Marathas remain

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:57 AM IST
A day after the Supreme Court scrapped the reservation given to Marathas by the Maharashtra government in 2018, the state has started deliberating on legal options and ways to pacify the upset community
Air ambulance lands on belly in Mumbai as wheel falls off in Nagpur
Air ambulance lands on belly in Mumbai as wheel falls off in Nagpur

Air ambulance lands on belly in Mumbai as wheel falls off in Nagpur

By Neha Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:49 AM IST
CSMIA spokesperson confirmed the full emergency and said the flight safely landed at 9.09pm as all passengers were safely evacuated.
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Private schools must waive fees: Parents write to Maharashtra govt

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:56 AM IST
A few days after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered private unaided schools in Rajasthan to waive 15% fees from 2019 to 2021, parents from Maharashtra have now written to the state government with the same demand
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Endless challenges for Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Ever since chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray took up the job, his government has been stumbling from one crisis to another
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(PTI)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(PTI)

Reply to Anil Deshmukh’s plea in 4 weeks: Bombay HC to CBI

By Kanchan Vasant Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 04:00 AM IST
A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale directed the CBI to respond to Deshmukh’s petition in four weeks and told the counsel representing the former cabinet minister to move the vacation bench in case of “extreme urgency”.
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Maratha quota scrapped: Community gears up for agitations

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:53 AM IST
The Maratha community is unhappy with the recent Supreme Court (SC) order in which it has struck down the provision of reservation to the community under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018
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IIT-B researchers design a surface that makes coronavirus evaporate faster

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) have designed a surface that can expedite the evaporation of residual droplets carrying Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from surfaces
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Mumbai: IIT-B’s O2 generator model gets 1,000 queries in a week

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:43 AM IST
A week after the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay ((IIT-B), set up a demonstration unit converting nitrogen generators into oxygen generators, the institute has been receiving requests from policymakers, industry and hospitals for adopting the technology
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Maharashtra:Coxavin for 18-44 group to be used for 2nd dose receivers?

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:41 AM IST
In another round of the state versus Centre battle, the Maharashtra government has blamed the latter for delay in providing Covaxin doses, permission to procure medical equipment such as Remdesivir, oxygen, liquid oxygen tanks, and reducing the supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state from Karnataka by 50 metric tonnes
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Mumbai: Three naval ships to bring in oxygen from Persian Gulf

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:26 AM IST
The Indian Navy’s three warships INS Kochi, INS Tabar and INS Trikand, ferrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and associated medical equipment from the Persian Gulf, are currently on their way to Mumbai as part of the mission Samudra Setu-II
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Maharashtra records 853 deaths, 62,194 new Covid-19 cases

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:25 AM IST
With 853 deaths on Thursday, Maharashtra recorded a total of 4,702 deaths in the first six days of April, bringing the average number of deaths to 783 per day
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Mumbai civic body installs 15 LMO tanks in 40 days

By Jyoti Shelar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:24 AM IST
In a span of 40 days between May and June last year, Mumbai civic body installed 15 Liquid Medical Oxygen [LMO] tanks with a capacity of 13 kilolitres each and 11 smaller tanks with a capacity of up to six kilolitres each in the city’s six civic-run hospitals and six jumbo Covid-19 centres
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Second Covid-19 wave: 13.05% of Maharashtra’s cases from Mumbai

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:23 AM IST
During the second wave of Covid-19, in April 2021, Mumbai has contributed to 13
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Maharashtra: MLAs must talk about Centre’s work during Covid-19 pandemic, says BJP

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:21 AM IST
While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government is drawing flak over handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and its alleged non-cooperation with the non-BJP governments, the Maharashtra unit of the party has asked its legislators to educate people about the Central government’s performance
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Walk-in vaccinations suspended in Mumbai

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Amid reports of crowding in several Covid-19 vaccination centres across the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday announced that no walk-in vaccination will be conducted in Mumbai from Friday across all age groups
"It is injustice to rural people who are being deprived of opportunity to get inoculated," Rajesh Tope said. In picture - BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai.(HT Photo )
"It is injustice to rural people who are being deprived of opportunity to get inoculated," Rajesh Tope said. In picture - BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai.(HT Photo )

Maharashtra health minister says city-dwellers going to rural areas to get jab

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:45 PM IST
"I have received some complaints from rural areas that tech-savvy people in cities are entering rural pin-codes to register themselves for Covid-19 vaccination," Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
Airport officials foamed the runway to help the plane land safely as it could not launch its landing gear. (SOURCED)
Airport officials foamed the runway to help the plane land safely as it could not launch its landing gear. (SOURCED)

Plane with Covid-19 patient onboard makes belly landing at Mumbai airport

By Neha Tripathi | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/ New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:06 PM IST
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport authorities in a statement said that the officials reacted fast and foamed the runway where the flight had landed.
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Maharashtra sees 62,194 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai's daily caseload falls to 3,028

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:15 PM IST
With this, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally has risen to 4,942,736, a health department bulletin showed. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to 73,515, with 853 more people succumbing to the disease.
"Maharashtra is currently consuming 1,750 MT of (medical) oxygen," state health minister Rajesh Tope said. (ANI Photo)
"Maharashtra is currently consuming 1,750 MT of (medical) oxygen," state health minister Rajesh Tope said. (ANI Photo)

Centre reduced Maharashtra's oxygen supply by 50 MT, claims health minister Tope

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:24 PM IST
"It will have severe impact on the ongoing treatment of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra. It is necessary to raise the issue with the Union health ministry and other officials concerned," Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
The Nagpada unit of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had apprehended a 27-year-old Thane resident, Jigar Pandya, with some small pieces of the valuable substance. (Photo via Doordarshan Network)
The Nagpada unit of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had apprehended a 27-year-old Thane resident, Jigar Pandya, with some small pieces of the valuable substance. (Photo via Doordarshan Network)

Over 7 kg radioactive uranium, worth 21.3 crore, seized in Maharashtra

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PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The substance is "highly radioactive and dangerous to human life", a Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) official said, quoting the report of an analysis conducted by the BARC.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Mumbai mayor stressed on the importance of getting more and more people vaccinated in order to better equip them to deal with a potential third wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Earlier on Tuesday, the Mumbai mayor stressed on the importance of getting more and more people vaccinated in order to better equip them to deal with a potential third wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Created war room to monitor Covid-19 situation: Mumbai mayor

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:24 PM IST
  • Kishori Pednekar has also appealed to the citizens not to crowd at vaccination centres, saying social distancing norms must be followed.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(File photo)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.(File photo)

Bombay HC declines Deshmukh's plea for interim protection from CBI

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Adjourning Deshmukh's petition challenging the CBI FIR against him in the corruption row, the Court asked CBI to file a reply to the plea in four weeks.
Beneficiaries wait in a queue at BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai. (HT file)
Beneficiaries wait in a queue at BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai. (HT file)

Low on vaccine stock, Mumbai’s BKC centre inoculating only 18-44yr olds today

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:00 PM IST
BMC officials confirmed that vaccination for 45+ age group will remain shut at the centre as it has already slotted other beneficiaries as per the availability of vaccine doses
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Mumbai lawyer couple who opposed Maratha reservation

By Yogesh Joshi, Pune/mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:11 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed with a batch of pleas and found that there were no exceptional circumstances justifying the grant of reservation to Marathas in excess of 50% ceiling limit as a socially and economically backward class
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Maratha quota scrapped: We are not averse to need-based reservation, says lawyer

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:10 AM IST
“We are not against Maratha or any other community for that matter
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SC strikes down Maratha quota: MVA’s setback, Opposition’s advantage

By Surendra P Gangan and Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:09 AM IST
The striking down of the quota for the Maratha community in Maharashtra could be a major setback for the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government
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