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Maharashtra: Covid-19 restrictions to continue till January 31

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Although almost all the restrictions imposed in the state under lockdown, which began from the third week of March this year, have been lifted, certain curbs are still in place
A combination photograph showing the Navi Mumbai mangrove patch before and after it was cleaned.(Photo: Environment Life)
A combination photograph showing the Navi Mumbai mangrove patch before and after it was cleaned.(Photo: Environment Life)

15-week transformation for Navi Mumbai mangroves: 7,000kg trash removed

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Footwear, medical waste, mercury bulbs, tube lights, liquor bottles, plastic, spoons, packaged water bottles, wafers packets had made their way through the creek and got stuck in the breathing roots of mangrove trees
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 5,965 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally now 1,814,515

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The state’s death toll is now within a touching distance of 47,000 after 75 fatalities took the toll to 46,986
The region has also reported 607,073 cases, the maximum count, among all regions till November 16.(ANI File)
The region has also reported 607,073 cases, the maximum count, among all regions till November 16.(ANI File)

Maharashtra: MMR’s contribution to Covid-19 cases declines to around 800 daily

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Of the total 11,447 cases reported on October 16, as many as 3,630 cases were reported from the MMR. The region’s daily case count declined to 791 of the total 2,535 cases reported in the state on November 16
MMR has reported the maximum number of Covid-19 cases till Monday at 597,617.(ANI File)
MMR has reported the maximum number of Covid-19 cases till Monday at 597,617.(ANI File)

Maharashtra: MMR records fewer new Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:05 PM IST
MMR reported 1,094 Covid-19 cases on Monday, as compared to 4,614 exactly a month ago, the data from the Maharashtra health and family welfare department showed
Hindustan Times has collaborated with top developers in Mumbai and Goa to bring to you their best offerings on a digital property called HT Mumbai Home Fest.(Shutterstock)
Hindustan Times has collaborated with top developers in Mumbai and Goa to bring to you their best offerings on a digital property called HT Mumbai Home Fest.(Shutterstock)

Buy your dream home this festive season!

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 05:43 PM IST
The HT Mumbai Home Fest helps you find a home that fits all your requirements. It also offers developers a platform to showcase their offerings under one banner.
Mumbai, India - Oct. 23, 2020: Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test of Film city staffs at Goregaon(E) in Mumbai, India, on Friday, October 23, 2020. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - Oct. 23, 2020: Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test of Film city staffs at Goregaon(E) in Mumbai, India, on Friday, October 23, 2020. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra: MMR’s contribution in Covid-19 daily case count reduces by half

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:38 AM IST
As many as 4,819 cases were reported from MMR on September 25. On October 25, they reduced to 2,210 when 6,059 were reported in the state, show the figures released by the state health department
Due to intermittent spells of heavy rain, Mumbai recorded its second highest monthly rainfall (144.8mm) in a decade. The highest was in 2012 when 197.7mm of rainfall was recorded in October.(HT PHOTO)
Due to intermittent spells of heavy rain, Mumbai recorded its second highest monthly rainfall (144.8mm) in a decade. The highest was in 2012 when 197.7mm of rainfall was recorded in October.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbai records decade’s highest 24-hour October rain, 2nd highest monthly rain in 10 years

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The weather bureau has said the entire Konkan coast, including Mumbai, is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain with the possibility of extremely heavy rain on Thursday
There is citywide power outage in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)
There is citywide power outage in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)

Power in Mumbai likely to be restored in an hour, say officials

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Many part in the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are without power due to grid failure. Local services too have been disrupted. Many people tweeted to say that they have been stranded since 10:05 am.
Water logging at King’s Circle in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Water logging at King’s Circle in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Mumbai: Season’s heaviest rain, second-highest 24-hour Sept spell in 26 years

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 10:27 AM IST
It was also the fourth highest 24-hour September rain recorded during 1974-2020 and continuous downpour led to water logging in several areas across the MMR
National Disaster Response Force officials and firemen remove debris as they look for survivors after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai on September 21.(REUTERS)
National Disaster Response Force officials and firemen remove debris as they look for survivors after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai on September 21.(REUTERS)

CM Uddhav Thackeray’s Bhiwandi event postponed following building collapse

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Thackeray and deputy CM Ajit Pawar were slated to inaugurate the flyover at around 1:30 pm on Monday
Mumbai’s died up mangrove forests.(SEAP)
Mumbai’s died up mangrove forests.(SEAP)

Pest attack on Mumbai’s mangrove forests unusually early this year: Forest department

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:08 AM IST
The unusual pattern attack could be because of changes in the weather patterns, moisture availability, and intense rainfall over the past two months, experts say.
Fire fighters rescued the parents and three siblings of the girl.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Fire fighters rescued the parents and three siblings of the girl.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

10-year-old girl killed in house collapse in Panvel

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Farhan Shaikh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The minor girl was crushed under a slab when the house collapsed at around 7 am .

Oval Maidan-sized green cover wiped out from Thane creek section over 10 years: Report

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:06 AM IST
The authorities, who carried out the study, have attributed the green cover loss to debris dumping, encroachments, dumping of plastic and hazardous waste
People caught in the rains in Bandra, Mumbai on August 20.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
People caught in the rains in Bandra, Mumbai on August 20.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai wakes up to downpour

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Mumbai received continuous showers with spells of intermittent intense rainfall on Friday
Acute labour shortage and monetary crises are cited as the reasons for the slowdoen in real estate sector(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Acute labour shortage and monetary crises are cited as the reasons for the slowdoen in real estate sector(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Realty suffers in MMR as only 40% sites begin work

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The real estate sector has been battered by the slowdown over the past few years and Covid-19 has only aggravated the situation.
BMC health worker and doctors on Covid-19 duty conduct thermal screening and pulse test of a resident in Mumbai’s Dharavi on Saturday.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
BMC health worker and doctors on Covid-19 duty conduct thermal screening and pulse test of a resident in Mumbai’s Dharavi on Saturday.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Highest single-day spike takes Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally past 5 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally rose from four lakh to five lakh in just 10 days.
A motorist rides through a waterlogged road near the swollen Masunda Lake following incessant rains, in Thane on August 6, 2020.(PTI Photo)
A motorist rides through a waterlogged road near the swollen Masunda Lake following incessant rains, in Thane on August 6, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Mumbai crosses August average rainfall in first 7 days of the month

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The rain tally for August for south Mumbai now stands at 675.4 mm, against the average for the month of 493.8 mm.
Healthcare workers conduct a check-up of the Covid-19 test at Labour Camp in Dharavi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)
Healthcare workers conduct a check-up of the Covid-19 test at Labour Camp in Dharavi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)

Maharashtra crosses 90,000 Covid-19 case mark

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Mehul Thakkar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday discussed the current Covid-19 situation in the state as the number of cases has soared to 90,787.
The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Traffic increases as Maharashtra opens up MMR roads, traffic police to initiate random checks

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Mumbai Traffic Police authorities are conducting random checks on cars after the state government urged Mumbaikars to take out vehicles only for essential services.
The Maharashtra government had banned inter-state and inter-district movement to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.(Bloomberg)
The Maharashtra government had banned inter-state and inter-district movement to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.(Bloomberg)

Maharashtra allows inter-district movement in Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Under Unlock 1, the Maharashrta government on Thursday decided to allow inter district movement in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region without any restrictions .
The message posted by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on its Instagram page.(Instagram/my_bmc)
The message posted by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on its Instagram page.(Instagram/my_bmc)

500 emergency response team members on standby as Mumbai braces for Cyclone Nisarga

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:35 AM IST
In the next three days, there will be three high tides of over four metres at least thrice.
The chopper was seen flying above the flamingo habitat in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Sourced: Sandip Bangia)
The chopper was seen flying above the flamingo habitat in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Sourced: Sandip Bangia)

‘Routine sortie’: Navy on low-flying chopper over flamingo habitat in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Over 1.5 lakh flamingos have flocked to wetlands in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region this year, the Bombay Natural History Society said.
The municipal bodies of Kalyan-Dombilvali, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur issued orders on Tuesday banning their residents to come back home if they travel to Mumbai for work.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The municipal bodies of Kalyan-Dombilvali, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur issued orders on Tuesday banning their residents to come back home if they travel to Mumbai for work.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Don’t return home if you travelled to Mumbai: Civic bodies to residents

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 02:04 PM IST
MMR has nine municipal corporations, including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivali, with an estimated population of 23 million.
A flock of flamingos at Nerul.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A flock of flamingos at Nerul.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘25% more flamingos in MMR’

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
After delaying their annual migration to wetlands in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), flamingos are flocking to the city in large numbers.
Monday was the third consecutive day the state saw more than 100 cases(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Monday was the third consecutive day the state saw more than 100 cases(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra reports 120 new patients and seven deaths; MMR and Pune have 87% of state’s cases

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik, Swapnil Rawal and Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The MMR, which includes Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli corporations, and Pune, have a fourth of the state’s population, despite occupying less than a tenth of the total area.
Medics check patients at a clinic who are having cold and cough in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Dahisar in Mumbai, on April 5.(PTI Photo)
Medics check patients at a clinic who are having cold and cough in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Dahisar in Mumbai, on April 5.(PTI Photo)

In Maharashtra’s Covid-19 containment plan, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune are key

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 11:35 AM IST
The municipal corporations in these cities have been directed to implement the cluster containment action plan minutely to restrict the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19.
People wearing face masks queue for food inside a shelter in New Delhi(Reuters)
People wearing face masks queue for food inside a shelter in New Delhi(Reuters)

Maharashtra govt to focus on containment of Covid-19 in hotspots

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Around 85% of Covid-19 positive cases been reported from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune district, the most urbanised parts of the state. Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai make up the MMR, which is located less than 150 kilometres away from Pune.
State health minister Rajesh Tope said Maharashtra is likely to extend the lockdown beyond April 14, especially in Mumbai and other urban areas by two more weeks. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
State health minister Rajesh Tope said Maharashtra is likely to extend the lockdown beyond April 14, especially in Mumbai and other urban areas by two more weeks. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus update: BMC allocates Covid-19 hospitals for elderly, vulnerable

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Mumbai has the highest number of coronavirus disease patients in Maharashtra, which is the worst-affected state in the country. On Friday, 67 new cases were reported taking the number of Covid-19 patients in the state to 490 and deaths to 26.
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
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