Over 1 crore doses administered in Mumbai, 8.8k teens jabbed
Mumbai The city crossed the one crore vaccination mark almost a year after the drive kicked off on January 16, 2021. Overall, 1.81 crore doses have been administered in the city, according to the data of the Co-Win portal.
On Wednesday, vaccination was also conducted at Ruparel college for teenagers along with other dozens of centres for teenagers between 15-18 years of age on third day of its vaccination drive.
Overall in the city, 58,344 citizens were vaccinated, of this, 8,832 were first doses of teenagers between 15-18 years of age.
Overall, in the city, 18,193,448 doses have been administered of which 10,017,317 are the first dose and 8,176,131 are second dose.
The eligible population for vaccination above 18 years of age in the city is 92 lakh and all of them have been administered the first dose. Additionally, the floating population of over 8 lakh have also been given the first dose. While almost 90% of the citizens got their second dose.
Meanwhile, the BMC plans to fully vaccinate the entire eligible population with two doses of vaccine by the end of February 2022. However, starting January 10, BMC will start administering the third dose to frontline and healthcare workers followed by senior citizens with comorbidities.
Mumbai: Environmentalists and concerned residents of Thane have raised alarm over the construction of 20 commercial bungalows in Yeoor village, which lies within the notified eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), where development activities are restricted. The bungalows, Hindustan Times has learnt, are being developed by Thane Municipal Corporation corporator Hanmant Jagdale, who was awarded a commencement certificate for the project in April last year. Activists, however, termed these constructions as illegal.
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Thursday staged a nearly hour-long sit-in on the national highway in Haldwani to protest the condition of the road that he said was claiming lives of a number of people as the government remained a mute spectator. Rawat also promised to continue his protests over such issues in future too. Rawat has been aggressively campaigning for the bypolls for which the Congress has fielded Nirmala Gehtori as its candidate.
Thane A 64-year-old man was killed and three others suffered injuries after a speeding car collided with a cab ferrying two passengers near Manas petrol pump in Mankoli village in Bhiwandi on Wednesday. The deceased Iqaram has been identified as Iqaram Nishan Ahmad, 64, and the injured as Ashfaque Ishaque Shaikh, 35, Majid Mustaque Qureshi, 38 and Jitesh Joshi, 28, all residents of Bhiwandi.
Navi Mumbai: Following the arrest of a 25-year-old auto-rickshaw driver Jayant Suresh Kolkhekar on Tuesday night from Panvel for allegedly killing a 33-year-old woman Reshma Sachin Garude, the probe revealed that the accused had purchased a sim card in the name of the deceased to avoid getting caught. The phone, however, led the police to him. Kolkhekar used to ride the rickshaw, owned by the deceased, a mother of two girls.
The West Bengal cabinet on Thursday decided to table a bill in the state assembly to replace the governor with the chief minister as chancellor of all state-run universities, education minister Bratya Basu said, a move that is seen as a fallout of the long-running battle between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. There has been no reaction from Raj Bhawan to the decision.