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Dharavi logs zero coronavirus cases for first time since April

26 Dec 2020

Dharavi logs zero coronavirus cases for first time since April

Labeled as a coronavirus hotspot once, Dharavi, believed to be the largest slum in Asia, reported no new coronavirus cases on Friday since April 1 when the first infection came to light.

Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey

29 Jul 2020

Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey

A sero-survey, conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai to judge the extent of the spread of coronavirus, found that more people living in slums were exposed to the deadly virus than those staying in other areas.

Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation

24 Jul 2020

Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation

Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, gave sleepless nights to the government after coronavirus cases rose alarmingly there.

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

The easing of coronavirus-induced lockdown led to a worrying rise in cases prompting few states to toy with the idea of re-imposing some curbs.

How Dharavi went from being coronavirus hotspot to success story

24 Jun 2020

How Dharavi went from being coronavirus hotspot to success story

Spread over a little more than 2.1 square kilometers, Dharavi is home to some 8.5 lakh people. The houses are small, the population density high.

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

07 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

The total number of coronavirus infections in India has surged past 50,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Wednesday.

Akshay, Ajay join Dharavi rappers to raise awareness about COVID-19

06 May 2020

Akshay, Ajay join Dharavi rappers to raise awareness about COVID-19

The rappers of Dharavi are doing what they do best: mixing art with reality.

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 879, while the total number of infections crossed 27,800.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

The total number of cases due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 26,000 in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 824.

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

The central government on Friday said that the coronavirus cases in India are now doubling over 10 days.

Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 700 in India.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

21 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

On Monday, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra's Mumbai surged past 3,000, amounting to over 16% of India's cases.

Coronavirus: 486 dead in India; 70% deaths in 5 states

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 486 dead in India; 70% deaths in 5 states

India on Friday reported 14,300 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 486, data compiled from official state government statistics showed.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 460; Maharashtra cases cross 3,000

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 460; Maharashtra cases cross 3,000

In a week's time, the coronavirus cases in India doubled, reaching 13,500, data compiled from state government statistics showed.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

As the Centre on Wednesday issued guidelines for the extended lockdown in India, the number of coronavirus cases reached 12,400.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 335; COVID-19 cases cross 9,000

12 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 335; COVID-19 cases cross 9,000

On Sunday, the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 9,000, including 335 deaths, according to data compiled from official state government statistics.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000

12 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 8,000 as the central government decided to extend the nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra to recommend Mumbai lockdown extension as cases rise

10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra to recommend Mumbai lockdown extension as cases rise

The Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to extend the lockdown in the state capital Mumbai and the greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Maharashtra: Billionaire Wadhawans, being investigated for fraud, defy coronavirus lockdown

10 Apr 2020

Maharashtra: Billionaire Wadhawans, being investigated for fraud, defy coronavirus lockdown

In what shows a blatant abuse of power and money, 23 members of the Wadhawan family managed to defy the coronavirus lockdown in Maharashtra and went from Khandala to their farmhouse in Mahabaleshwar, some 185 km away.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

Four days after crossing the 100-mark, India's death toll due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) surged past 200 on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India's death toll nears 100-mark; over 3,000 cases reported

05 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll nears 100-mark; over 3,000 cases reported

In the last 24 hours, the number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) jumped by 525, the Ministry of Health confirmed. This is the largest single-day spike in coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

India on Friday witnessed a record single-day growth in the number of coronavirus infections, with 478 new cases emerging in the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 70; 21 dead in Maharashtra

02 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 70; 21 dead in Maharashtra

Even as India remains on lockdown, the number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 2,000 on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Dharavi man dies from COVID-19; death toll crosses 50

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Dharavi man dies from COVID-19; death toll crosses 50

Over the past two days, the threat of the coronavirus pandemic has increased manifold.

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

15 Feb 2019

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

´╗┐Zoya Akhtar's latest outing Gully Boy, like much of her filmography so far, is set in a big city- a city so big that it makes it excruciating for people like Murad (Ranveer Singh) to even dream in the backdrop of their grim realities.

Critics kept writing me off, but I bounced back: Rajinikanth

10 May 2018

Critics kept writing me off, but I bounced back: Rajinikanth

Reflecting on his failures in last few years, superstar Rajinikanth said critics tried to write him off over time but he has come back stronger every time.

Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

15 Mar 2018

Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

Dharavi's burgeoning hip-hop culture has finally got its big Bollywood break.

6 people lost money to frauds posing as 'bank officials'

25 Jan 2017

6 people lost money to frauds posing as 'bank officials'

6 cases of credit/debit card frauds have been registered by the Azad Maidan police; victims received phone-calls from people posing as bank officials and tricking them into revealing their card-details.

Film producer Kidwai interrogated in Om Puri's death case

14 Jan 2017

Film producer Kidwai interrogated in Om Puri's death case

In the case of Om Puri's death, Mumbai police today interrogated film producer Khalid Kidwai.

Om Puri's driver claims actor was intoxicated

11 Jan 2017

Om Puri's driver claims actor was intoxicated

According to Om Puri's driver, the actor had consumed alcohol the night before he passed away.

Pak news claims Modi, Doval bumped off Om Puri

09 Jan 2017

Pak news claims Modi, Doval bumped off Om Puri

A Pakistani news anchor has alleged that Om Puri was bumped off by NSA Ajit Doval at the behest of PM Modi.

The city that keeps moving forward

06 Jan 2017

The city that keeps moving forward

On Saturday night, a night marathon has been organized to encourage women to "reclaim the night".

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passes away

06 Jan 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor, Om Puri passed away earlier today after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old.

Happenings galore in Mumbai

07 Dec 2016

Happenings galore in Mumbai

Congress runs out of funds for construction of building and is struggling to raise any more.