Mumbai: Latest updates on September 15

03:02 PM Sep 15, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra logs 3,530 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 3,530 new coronavirus cases and 52 fresh deaths, taking the infection tally to 65,04,147 and the toll to 1,38,221. The number of daily cases and fatalities witnessed a rise as compared to Monday, when the state had reported 2,740 COVID-19 cases and 27 fatalities.

The official said 3,685 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative recoveries to 63,12,706 and leaving Maharashtra with 49,671 active cases.


The state has 2,96,176 people in home quarantine and another 1,875 in institutional quarantines. (PTI)


Army chief visits Western Naval Command HQ during Mumbai visit, calls on Governor

Army chief General M M Naravane concluded his two-day visit to the army and naval installations in Mumbai on Tuesday, said a defense release.

He visited the headquarters of the Western Naval Command on Monday where he reviewed a ceremonial guard of honour and interacted with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command. (PTI)

Mumbai police, ATS question family members of terror suspect nabbed by Delhi cops

Mumbai police and Maharashtra ATS officials on Tuesday questioned the family members of terror suspect Jaan Mohammad Shaikh, arrested for allegedly being part of a Pakistan-organised module, and searched his home here, police said.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police's Special Cell busted a Pakistan-organised terror module with the arrest of six men, including two Pak- ISI trained terrorists, officials said.

Shaikh (47) alias 'Sameer Kalia', whose family stays at Sion in Central Mumbai, is among those arrested by the Special Cell and allegedly has underworld links. (PTI)

Mumbai Police stations to have Nirbhaya Squads to curb crimes against women

With an aim to enhance security of women, Mumbai Police on Tuesday decided to have 'Nirbhaya Squad' in every police station. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said there have been complaints about girls and women who are out of their homes due to school, college and job requirements facing harassment through phone calls or messages, emails and other social media. (ANI)

Mumbai weather update: Moderate rainfall with possibility of occasional intense spells at isolated places likely in city today, says IMD

Mumbai Ganeshotsav: Over 66,299 idols immersed on day 5

Final Immersion Report

15.09.2021: Ganesh Idol 5th days Immersion report upto 0600hrs: Sarvjanik- 1193 Gharguti- 59153, Gauri-5953; Total-66299 out of which Immersion in Artificial lakes: Sarvjanik-658, Gharguti- 30636, Gauri-3005. Total-34299. No untoward incident reported during Immersion.

Check water level in city's seven lakes as issued by BMC on September 15

2 penguin chicks born in Mumbai zoo in last 4 months: Mayor

wo penguin chicks were born in the Mumbai-based Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, popularly known as the Byculla zoo, since May this year, Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Wednesday, days after a controversy over the Rs 15.26 crore tender floated by the civic body for the upkeep of the birds at the facility.

In a press conference at the zoo, Pednekar said the tender will continue till 2024, and claimed the zoo's income significantly went up after the arrival of penguins at the civic-run facility in 2016.

She said a chick was born to the breeding pair of Humboldt penguins - 'Molt' (male) and 'Flipper' (female) - on August 19, while another pair of the birds - 'Donald (male) and 'Daisy' (female) - gave birth to a male chick named 'Oreo' on May 1. (PTI)

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