Earlier this month, Indrani Mukerjea had collapsed in her barrack in the Byculla prison, in what was suspected to be a case of overdosing on medicines.(File photo)
Earlier this month, Indrani Mukerjea had collapsed in her barrack in the Byculla prison, in what was suspected to be a case of overdosing on medicines.(File photo)

Indrani doesn’t have dengue, discharged from hospital

Earlier, doctors suspected she could be suffering from the disease, as her blood platelet count was low
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2015 12:44 AM IST

Indrani Mukerjea, INX Media co-founder and an accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, was on Thursday shifted back to Byculla jail from JJ hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, as she was suffering from fever, which the doctors in the jail suspected could be dengue. Doctors said she is currently suffering from post fever thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood platelets drop after a bout of fever.

The doctors at the hospital confirmed Mukerjea did not have dengue. Earlier, doctors suspected she could be suffering from the disease, as her blood platelet count was low.

Dr TP Lahane, dean, JJ Hospital, said, “Her dengue tests turned out to be negative and she is recovering well. Her blood platelet count, which was 78,000 on Wednesday, went up to 98,000 on Thursday. So she was discharged her at 4pm.” The normal platelet count is between 1,50,000 to 4,50,000 platelets for a microlitre of circulating blood.

Read more: Indrani Mukerjea suffering from suspected dengue, court told

Earlier this month, Mukerjea had collapsed in her barrack in the Byculla prison, in what was suspected to be a case of overdosing on medicines. The forensic science laboratory report, however, rubbished the theory. Mukerjea has been in the prison since September, and has been suffering from health issues, including sleeplessness and depression.

The media honcho has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to murder of Bora, with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai. Investigations revealed the body was burned and dumped in Raigad.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)
Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)

Farmer’s protest: Maharashtra ruling parties likely to join Mumbai rally today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Farmers have been arriving in Mumbai, some of them travelling over 200 kms, for two days to protest against the contentious farm laws and in solidarity with those protesting at the Delhi borders
Close
Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.
Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.

Groping without skin contact not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:07 AM IST
It couldn’t be deemed an offence under the Pocso Act because there had been no skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent, the bench observed in its ruling on January 19. The man allegedly pressed a breast of the minor.
Close
The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)
The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)

Farmers reach Mumbai, vow to intensify agitation

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Ruling parties Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress and other political parties including Aam Admi Party, communist parties have announced their support to the agitation.
Close
NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)
NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)

Delay in admissions for professional courses: Students forced to look for options outside Maharashtra

By Priyanka Sahoo and Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Delay owing to pandemic, confusion over inclusion of 12% SEBC quota; CET cell has declared six merit lists so far
Close
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra rights body did not hear a single case in 2020: RTI response

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:19 AM IST
In a response to an RTI query filed by HT, state’s child rights commission has stated that in 2020, a total of 134 cases were filed with the commission. However, not a single hearing took place that year, leading to a 100% pendency rate as far as action against these cases is concerned.
Close
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Personal Finance: How to pick the right health insurance

By Abeer Ray
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Post the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for health insurance policies has gone up. Here’s a guide on what to keep in mind before you pick up one that suits your needs.
Close
Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)
Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)

Maharashtra farmers reach Mumbai to protest at Azad Maidan

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
Ruling parties have announced support; Sharad Pawar, Aaditya Thackeray and Balasaheb Thorat likely to join sit-in
Close
 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai: BMC aims to give Covid vaccine to 9,500 healthcare workers daily this week

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
From January 16 to 23, the BMC has vaccinated 13,365 HCWs. The turnout for the first three days was around 50%, however, on Friday and Saturday, the turnout went up to around 90%
Close
 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra ups Covid-19 vaccination centres to 511, drive to be 5 days a week

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:05 AM IST
After the initial hesitancy, the turnout for vaccination had improved to 83.73% on Saturday, the fifth day of the vaccination drive as nine districts reported more than 100% turnout
Close
Mumbai skyline.(File photo)
Mumbai skyline.(File photo)

As temperatures remain low, Mumbai records very poor air quality

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • On Sunday, Mumbai’s overall air quality was only slightly behind Delhi’s air quality where an AQI of 339 was measured
Close
Bombay High Court.
Bombay High Court.

Consider plea to increase awareness on Constitution, laws, Bombay HC asks academicians

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court (HC) recently asked a social activist to approach academicians, central and state government authorities and place his plea before them to spread awareness about contents of Constitution of India, Right to Information (RTI) Act and Consumer Protection Act, among masses before them
Close
BMC medical staff administer vaccine to a beneficiary at Nair Hospital. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
BMC medical staff administer vaccine to a beneficiary at Nair Hospital. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Covid-19 vaccination: First phase in Mumbai may be completed in 1 month

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:51 PM IST
In Mumbai, around 130,000 HCWs have registered for inoculation on the centralised application Co-WIN, of which 70,000 work at private hospitals
Close
Representational picture
Representational picture

Operation all out: 52 wanted accused arrested; warrants against 59 in Mumbai

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The Mumbai Police on Saturday carried out a combing operation across the city and arrested 52 wanted accused, and issued arrest warrants against 59, involved in non-bailable offences
Close
Representational picture. (Hindustan Times)
Representational picture. (Hindustan Times)

Mumbai civic body rejects BEST’s proposal to install 30,000 advertising kiosks on electric poles

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has rejected the proposal of Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) to install 30,894 advertisement kiosks on electric poles in the island city, citing the safety of the pedestrians and motorists
Close
Mumbai skyline.
Mumbai skyline.

Mumbai records very poor air quality as temperatures remain low

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:39 PM IST
After a week’s respite from poor quality air, the city’s air quality deteriorated over the weekend
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP