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Manmohan Singh's Health Update: Why was Former Prime Minister hospitalised?

Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr. Manmohan Singh was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday. Sources close to the development told news agency ANI on Monday that Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to the new medication.

"Dr. Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to a new medication. He's being investigated to rule out other causes of fever. He's stable and under care at the Cardiothoracic Centre of AIIMS," sources told ANI.


Former PM&Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS for observation&investigation after he developed febrile reaction to new medication.He's being investigated to rule out other causes of fever. He's stable & under care at the Cardiothoracic Centre of AIIMS: Sources

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the AIIMS on Sunday evening after he complained of uneasiness. According to a report by ANI, Manmohan Singh was admitted to the hospital following chest pain. "Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been admitted to AIIMS after complaining about chest pain," hospital officials told ANI.

In 2009, Singh underwent heart-bypass surgery at AIIMS, in which five grafts -- channels to bypass blocked arteries -- were implanted in surgery. He currently represents Rajasthan in the Upper House of Parliament. He served as the prime minister between 2004 and 2014.

Mumbai: 14 rescued after building collapses in Kandivli

On Sunday morning, a wall of a house collapsed in Kandivli (West) trapping at least five to six people.

The incident took place at Dipjyoti Chawl in Kandivli (West) at around 5:13 am on Sunday. The Mumbai Fire Brigade, Police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams rushed to the spot and rescued all those trapped under the debris.

"12 persons trapped on upper floors and 2 persons trapped in the debris were rescued by fireman using various rescue tools. Search for any trapped persons is in progress," Mumbai Fire Brigade said in a statement.

“G+1 house collapsed @ Sabria Masjid, Dalji Pada, Kandavali(West) arnd 06:00. All trapped persons rescued by MCGM, Mumbai fire Brigade, Police. @NDRFHQ team on site. As reported thankfully no deaths, few injured,” NDRF director general Satyanarayan Pradhan said on Twitter.

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G+1 house collapsed @ Sabria Masjid, Dalji Pada, Kandavali(West) arnd 06:00. All trapped persons rescued by MCGM, Mumbai fire Brigade,Police. @NDRFHQ team on site. As reported thankfully no deaths,few injured.@PIBHomeAffairs @BhallaAjay26 @ANI @ndmaindia

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Incidents of building collapse claimed 106 lives in Mumbai from 2015 to 2019. The information was given by Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde in a written reply to a question by Congress's Husnabanu Khalife.

"There were 1,472 incidents of building collapse (in Mumbai city and suburbs) during 2015 to 2019 in which 106 people lost their lives while another 344 were injured," said the reply.

4 Indian soldiers, 7 Chinese injured during confrontation along India-China boundary in Sikkim: Report

On Saturday, five Indian and seven Chinese soldiers were injured during a confrontation along the India-China boundary in Sikkim.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the confrontation between the Indian and Chinese troops happened near the Naku La sector (ahead of Muguthang), a pass at a height of more than 5,000 metres. Several soldiers were injured in the border stand-off as they exchanged blows.

"Incidents of face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in North Sikkim did take place. Aggressive behaviour & minor injuries occurred on both sides, troops disengaged after local level interaction and dialogue," Army Sources told news agency ANI.


Temporary and short duration face-offs occur as the boundary is not resolved. Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols. This has occurred after a long time: Indian Army sources …


Incidents of face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in North Sikkim did take place. Aggressive behaviour & minor injuries occurred on both sides, troops disengaged after local level interaction and dialogue: Indian Army Sources

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The Indian Army officials further said that temporary and short duration face-offs occur as the boundary is not resolved. "Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols. This has occurred after a long time," Indian Army sources told ANI.

Troops of India and China were involved in a fierce face-off and many of them sustained minor injuries in the clash near Naku La in the Sikkim sector along the Sino-Indo border on Saturday, official sources told PTI. "Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols. Such an incident occurred after a long time," a source told PTI.

10,000 MSRTC buses deployed to send stranded people home

The Maharashtra government, on Saturday, sanctioned Rs 21 crore to transport people stranded in various districts to their respective home districts by nearly 10,000 Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses. The government will also facilitate the transportation of people from other states using these buses up to their stand boundary. They will be able to avail this facility free of cost.

Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta issued a notification saying that the buses will operate between May 9 and May 17. The government notification came three days after the Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar announced that nearly 10,000 MSRTC buses will be deployed to transport stranded people in various districts. FPJ had reported that Wadettiwar had expressed that his department will bear the cost involved in it.

Minister of Transport Anil Parab, on Saturday, said that the bus service will be point to point and there will be no halts in between. All the buses will be sanitised and they can be stopped for fuelling or for the passengers to attend to nature's call at the bus depots only. He suggested that the stranded people must carry their food and they will be given entry into buses after thermal screening and medical check up.

Parab said the transportation will be done by adhering to strict norms by the people availing this facility. There will be a group booking of 22 travellers or individual booking. He clarified that the people from the containment area and red zone will not be permitted to travel.

The minister appealed to the people not to gather at the police station or on the road, as the government is resolved to facilitate movement of all those who are stranded. However, stranded persons will have to submit their application with the district collector or tehsildar with a request to the destination of the district. After receiving approval from the respective district collector, their request will be approved and they will be allowed to board the buses.


Coronavirus in Mumbai: Maximum city had one COVID-19 death an hour on an average in the past week

Every hour of the day, for the last seven days, there has been one Covid fatality in the city on an average. Mumbai has recorded 172 deaths in this period, with 25 new ones reported in the last 24 hours.

For the second time in a week, Mumbai recorded 748 new cases, with the total count soaring to 11,967, with 462 deaths so far. It is the third highest single-day jump in the city. On May 6, the city had recorded the highest number of cases - 769 - and 751 on May 1.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra crossed the 19,000-mark on Friday, with 1,089 new cases and 37 deaths being recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 19,063, including 731 dead until now.

Twenty-five of the 37 deaths were recorded in Mumbai, 10 in Pune and one each in Jalgaon and Amravati. “Twenty-seven of the 37 deceased (73%) had high-risk co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease,” said health officials.

Civic officials said, “Of the 748 new cases, 208 had tested positive between May 4 and May 6 in private laboratories, numbers for which were updated on Friday.”

As per the Central government’s directive, since the state has started referring to figures from the ICMR portal, the discrepancies have been adjusted. “There has been an increase in the cumulative figures. Because the laboratory report scrutiny and accordingly, the availability of figures is an ongoing process, state cumulative numbers are subject to change,”said Dr Anup Kumar Yadav, family welfare chief and director of the National Health Mission in Maharashtra.

Of the 2,12,532 laboratory samples, 1,92,197 were negative and 19,063 have tested positive. Currently, 2,39,531 people are in home quarantine and 13,494 people are in institutional quarantine. So far, 3,470 have recovered and been discharged.

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 16 Bandra Gymkhana members booked for violating lockdown norms

Mumbai: The Bandra Police booked the president and 15 members of the posh Bandra Gymkhana on Friday, after a city-based advocate, Adil Khatri, approached the police and alleged violations by the accused members during the countrywide lockdown.

The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and COVID-19 Regulations. The Gymkhana authorities, however, have refuted the charges and alleged a political vendetta.

According to the First Information Report, the President of Bandra Gymkhana, Dr Cheryl Misquita, was seen dancing and celebrating the 85th anniversary of the club in a video uploaded on May 4 on YouTube.

The complainant, Khatri, came across the video on May 6 and sent an online complaint to the Mumbai Police regarding the alleged violations of social distancing and lockdown.

In a statement recorded by the police, Khatri said, "I saw a video uploaded on May 4, which stated 'Bandra Gymkhana Anthem Celebrating 85 Glorious Years,' wherein Dr Misquita and 15 other people were singing and holding a red flag.


None of the members were seen wearing a face mask in the video.'' Rather, the masks were seen hanging from their neck or were held in hand, it is alleged.

Acting on the complaint, the Bandra Police booked the 16 members of Bandra Gymkhana under relevant sections of the IPC. The video in question, which was allegedly uploaded on May 4, went off social media after the matter turned 'controversial'.

The allegations pointed out by Khatri were however denied by the Gymkhana members. One of the members reportedly claimed that the video was shot in part in days before the lockdown was announced and uploaded in May. Even as the Gymkhana had closed all its sections in compliance with the government orders, the office continues to function, it is claimed.

Aurangabad Train Accident: Survivors say they had applied for e-pass on MP government portal

The survivors claimed that they had applied for e-pass on MP government website and had planned to board the train from Bhusawal on Friday. But ill fate killed 16 of their associates in the train accident that occurred on Aurangabad-Jalan railway line on early Friday morning. The labourers of Umaria and Shahdol district died in the train accident.

Fourteen people died on the spot whereas two others succumbed to injuries after a goods train ran over them at around 6.18 am on Friday. They were walking back to their village in Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra and had taken rest on the tracks before drifting to sleep there. The 16 migrant labourers of Madhya Pradesh had prepared chapatis and chatni for travel as they did not have money to buy food. They had hoped that they will have supper with their families shortly but met a tragic end.

One of the survivors told media that 20 labourers worked in an iron factory in Jalan and were stranded after lockdown was imposed. They had purchased food but took help of social organisations to feed themselves when they ran out of money.

When they received information that state government is bringing back stranded labourers, they walked along the track to board the train from Bhusawal to reach MP. As per reports, some labourers tried to apply online for transportation but could not register themselves on the portal.

Workers killed in Aurangabad accident

1 Dhan Singh Gond, 2. Nirvesh Singh Gond, 3. Budhraj Singh Gond (all from Shahdol district), 4. Achhe Lal Singh (Umaria district) 5. Rabendra Singh Gond, 6. Suresh Singh Kol, 7. Rajboharam Paras Singh, 8. Dharmendra Singh Gond (all from Shahdol district), 9. Bitendra Singh Chain Singh, 10. Pradeep Singh Gond (two from Umaria district), 11. Santosh Meeth, 12. Brijesh Bhaiyadin (Shahdol dist), 13. Munim Singh Shivratan Singh, (Umaria dist), 14. Dayal Singh (Shahdol dist) 5. Nameshah Singh (Umaria dist),16. Deepak Singh Ashok Singh Gond (Shahdol dist).

Sajjan Singh Makhan Singh Dhurve of Mandla district received injuries.  Inderlal Kamal Singh Dhurve (Mandla dist), Virendra Singh Chen Singh Gaur (Umaria dist), and Shivman Singh Hiralal Gaur (Shadol dist) remained unhurt.


Coronavirus in Navi Mumbai: APMC market to remain shut from May 11 as COVID-19 cases rise

In the last one week alone, around 125 positive cases of Coronavirus have been reported from the wholesale market complex alone.

The total number of positive cases under the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) jurisdiction has reached 527 on Friday. But the total cases in Navi Mumbai has crossed 700 including Panvel city and Panvel Taluka.

However, the supply of essential commodities like fruits, vegetables, onion and potato is unlikely to affect as trucks laden with these commodities will continue to arrive and will be directly diverted to Mumbai and other places.

Social media stormed after a sudden rise in positive cases and APMC had emerged as the hotspot of Navi Mumbai. The NMCC administration had been advocating the closure of the market, but it was kept operational to continue the supply of essentials to MMR. Sanjay Pansare, director of Fruits Market said that traders’ associations had written to the secretary of the APMC to close the market for ten days to stop the multiplication of cases.

The decision to close the market temporarily was taken after a meeting held at APMC headquarters in Navi Mumbai on Friday morning. The meeting was attended by Anup Kumar, Secretary, state Marketing Department, Shivaji Daund, commissioner of Konkan division, civic chief, DCP zone 1, traders, porters, Mathadi workers (head-loaders), security guards and local representatives. “All five markets, spices, fruits, vegetables, grain and onion-potato markets will be closed for a week,” said A B Misal, municipal commissioner of NMMC. He added after Saturday operation, the market will be closed till the next Sunday.

In March, the APMC administration had closed the market two weeks due to a lack of safety measures. However, after the state government assured measures, the market was opened. During the lockdown, the market had also seen a bumper supply of over 1200 trucks of the vegetable following which the administration capped a maximum of 300 trucks laden with vegetables allowed per day.

Ashok Walunj, director of the Onion-Potato market said that all the traders, Mathadi workers, office bearers and others will be tested during the one week. “This will also remove the fear of virus among all the stakeholders of the wholesale market,” said Walunj. He added that the civic body will carry out the disinfection of the whole market.

Walunj assured that there would not be a scarcity of essential commodities due to temporary closure of the market. “Trucks will be sent to Mumbai and other places where retailers can buy and sell,” said Walunj.

The APMC Vashi supplies essential items like fruits, vegetable and food grain to Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel and Thane.


Good news for Mumbai University students: Maha Education Ministry to announce exam details at 1 PM today

Maharashtra Education Ministry to give further details on Mumbai University final exams and other higher education exams at 1 pm on Friday.

The ministry will announce details of the exams that were earlier put on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak.

(This is a developing story)


Maharashtra govt announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia to families of deceased in Aurangabad train accident

Maharashtra government on Friday announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia to families of the deceased in Aurangabad train accident.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office took to Twitter and said: "Rs 5 lakhs each has been announced as ex gratia to families of the deceased in Karmad (Aurangabad) train accident."


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At least 16 migrant labourers were killed and five others injured when a freight train ran over them between Jalna and Aurangabad, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of South Central Railway (SCR) told news agency ANI.

The injured have been shifted to Aurangabad civil hospital. The mishap occurred early today in the Nanded Division of South Central Railway in Karmad police station area of the Aurangabad district. As per Railways officials, the migrant labourers hailed from Madhya Pradesh and were walking home from Maharashtra's Jalna and after walking for about 36 km, they had stopped to take rest when they fell asleep.

Amid the nationwide lockdown, thousands of migrant workers stranded in several other cities have started their journey to return to their native places on foot. The interstate bus service, passenger, mail and express train services have been suspended since March 24. The railways has started running Shramik Special trains to transport the stranded migrants to their native places since May 1.