Dramatic moment Indian coastguard airlifts sailors off a sinking ship as huge waves break over the deck and threaten to sweep them away
MV Mangalem raised alarm as vessel started taking on water off coast of India Coastguard advised all 16 crew members to stay aboard and wait for rescuers Two helicopters winched them aboard in 'daredevil sea operation' in rough seas Sixteen crew members were filmed being rescued from a sinking ship in rough waters by helicopter in dramatic footage.
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands. India's second most populous state of Maharashtra lifted many curbs this week in its cities, such as the financial capital of Mumbai, re-opening malls, movie theatres and gyms at 50% capacity and freeing offices from staff attendance limits.
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Police said the incident happened when a cement slab, used by residents of a housing complex to cover up a well, caved in Massive sinkhole engulfs Car in Mumbai A video of a car being sucked into a deep sinkhole in a matter of seconds outside a housing complex in Mumbai has gone viral as heavy rains pounded India’s wealthiest city.
Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri Under Red Alert on June 13-14; Extremely Heavy Rains to Pound Coastal Maharashtra
Saturday, June 12: Parts of Maharashtra, particularly the areas located along its coastline, are in for a rough weekend, as heavy downpour has been forecast across the region for the next 4-5 days. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low-pressure area is located over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha-Gangetic West Bengal coasts.
LIVE – Updated at 07:15 But cases of mucormycosis, commonly referred to as “black fungus”. continue to rise across Indian states with many cities flagging a shortage of the anti-fungal injections used to treat the disease. Video: Vaccine in numbers: First doses near 40 million (PA Media)
Businesses in two of India’s largest cities are reopening as part of a phased easing of lockdown measures in several states now that the number of new coronavirus infections in the country is on a steady decline. India’s capital allowed businesses and shops to reopen with limited hours, and the Delhi Metro, which serves New Delhi and adjoining areas, also resumed operations at 50% capacity.
Coronavirus Live News Updates: Phased 'unlock' process begins in Maharashtra today; restaurants to open in Mumbai-India News
June 07, 2021 - 09:10 (IST) Coronavirus Live News Updates Phased 'unlock' process to begin in Maharashtra today Maharashtra has announced cautious steps towards restarting or scaling up activities after over a month of restrictions. The state has also registered a decline in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.
Maharashtra govt making 'all possible effort' to give reservation to Maratha community, says Ajit Pawar-India News
Last month, the Supreme Court had struck down the state govt's law granting quota to Marathas in college admissions and public jobs, terming it 'unconstitutional' Pune: The Maharashtra government is making "all possible efforts" to grant reservation to Marathas, which was struck down by the Supreme Court, without disturbing the existing quotas of other communities, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, state capital Mumbai reported 866 fresh cases on Saturday pushing the cumulative total to 710,807. Currently, there are as many as 16,135 active cases in the city Mumbai: Maharashtra on Saturday reported 13,659 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since 10 March, and 300 deaths.
COVID-19 updates: States ease lockdown from Monday as India cases drop to 1.2 lakh; China approves jab for kids, adolescents
In National Capital Delhi, the Delhi Metro will operate at 50 percent capacity from 7 June and markets and malls will open on an odd-even basis With the decline of daily COVID-19 cases in India, some states including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Goa, among others, have begun to ease lockdown-like restrictions.
The state government has categorised districts into various levels with “Level 1” having the least restrictions, while those in “Level 5” will have near lockdown-like curbs in place The Maharashtra government late Friday announced a five-level unlock plan for the state, to come into effect from Monday, based on the positivity rate and occupancy of oxygenated beds in each district and cities with separate municipal corporations.
Petrol, diesel price news (4 June, 2021): Petrol crosses Rs 100/litre in Leh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana-India News
After the 18th hike in fuel prices in a month, petrol hit an all-time high of Rs 94.76 a litre in Delhi, while diesel now costs Rs 85.66 per litre New Delhi: After Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, petrol price has crossed the Rs 100-per-litre mark in Leh, in almost all districts of Andhra Pradesh and parts of Telangana after fuel prices were again hiked on Friday.
Maharashtra announces five-level 'unlock' plan; lockdown lifted in 18 districts including Thane; full details here-India News
The government relaxed more activities in Level Two districts like Mumbai allowing gyms, salons, beauty parlours to open with 50 percent occupancy The Governemnt of Maharashtra on Thursday cancelled the CLass 12 board exams while announcing a five-level unlock plan to ease COVID-19 -led lockdown across the state.
The Indian capital and Maharashtra – two of the worst-affected places – announce easing of restrictions in a phased manner. Markets and shopping malls in New Delhi will be allowed to reopen from Monday in a further easing of the COVID-19 lockdown, the chief minister of the national capital territory said as infections fall in major Indian cities after weeks of restrictions.
Maharashtra allows Marathas to avail EWS quota, but announcement unlikely to placate community's anger-India News
The issue of reservation for Marathas is likely to dominate Maharashtra politics in the near future The Maharashtra government, facing fire over the Supreme Court judgment striking down quotas for Marathas, has extended benefits under the the economically weaker section (EWS) quota to the community. The decision can be seen as a part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi's efforts to placate the politically dominant community and show its commitment to providing reservations to them.
FWICE requests Uddhav Thackeray for 'special permission' to allow films, TV shows resume production in Maharashtra-Entertainment News
In a letter addressed to the Maharashtra chief minister, FWICE said an extension of the statewide lockdown will be a 'setback' for producer and daily wagers, who have no other means of income. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, urging the government to allow films and TV shows to restart production in the state.
The SII CEO recently went to London after he claimed to have received threats from ‘powerful people’ seeking vaccine doses on priority Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said the Maharashtra government must assure the Serum Institute of India's (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla of requisite security in the wake of alleged threats to him over the supply of the Covishield vaccine manufactured by his company.