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Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Avrodh is a retelling, sans any jingoistic and provocative dialogues or scenes, of how the government and armed forces worked tirelessly to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri.

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Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine.

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The songwriters released the video days after raising concerns about lack of credits for their work on various music streaming platforms.

Technology

Reno4 Pro launch, OPPO, fast charging

OPPO Reno4 Pro also promises a host of other features that will take the market by storm. With its 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves 55.9 degrees and sleek design, the Reno4 Pro is going to turn heads.

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google faced an onslaught of questions posed by a 15-member panel of democratic and republican lawmakers at the historic hearing on Capitol Hill.

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OnePlus 8T can be one of the first devices to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. Android 11 is expected to surface in the third quarter of 2020 which can be in September as well. 

Mumbai News

Bombay HC: Man ordered to pay Rs 10,000 to police welfare fund for obstructing public servant on Covid duty
Bombay HC: Man ordered to pay Rs 10,000 to police welfare fund for obstructing public servant on Covid duty

The court, while granting anticipatory bail to the accused, said in the event of arrest, the applicant will be released on furnishing personal bond of Rs 25, 000 along with sureties.

Undertrial found dead at Taloja jail, died by suicide in hospital ward: Police
Undertrial found dead at Taloja jail, died by suicide in hospital ward: Police

The deceased was identified as Dinesh Narkar. A police official said he was found dead at 8.30 pm, when guards in charge of the hospital ward were taking over duty for their shift and going to each cell to count the prisoners.

Mumbai: Railways relaxes speed restrictions between Khar, Bandra
Mumbai: Railways relaxes speed restrictions between Khar, Bandra

The WR has also completed the construction of another foot overbridge between Andheri and Jogeshwari, which is the fourth to be completed and commissioned during the lockdown.

Marathas not entitled for EWS quota in Maharashtra: Govt
Marathas not entitled for EWS quota in Maharashtra: Govt

A government resolution released by the Maharashtra government said the 10 per cent quota, a Centre-enacted law, is meant for economically weaker sections in the open category, who cannot avail any other social reservations.

Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: State records highest single-day cases; death toll reaches 14,729
Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: State records highest single-day cases; death toll reaches 14,729

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: Uddhav Thackery will travel to Pune from Mumbai today, his first visit to the city since the outbreak was reported in March.

Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’: Shiv Sena to keep celebrations low-key amid pandemic
Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’: Shiv Sena to keep celebrations low-key amid pandemic

The Shiv Sena has been vocal about the Ram temple with Uddhav Thackeray has visited Ayodhya three times in the last two years, including his visit in March to mark the completion of 100 days in office as Chief Minister.

Lockdown effect: Amid job loss, pay cuts comes demand for waiver, reduction in alimony
Lockdown effect: Amid job loss, pay cuts comes demand for waiver, reduction in alimony

In the face of the pandemic and subsequent losses of jobs and income, however, the courts too have a new set of facts to take into account while deciding cases contested over payment of maintenance.

Mumbai: 42-year-old man arrested for selling fake N95 masks
Mumbai: 42-year-old man arrested for selling fake N95 masks

Assistant Police Inspector, Mumbai crime branch (Unit III) Nitin Patil said they received a tip-off that Momin, who runs a textile business in Bhiwandi, had been selling low-quality masks to a godown in Lower Parel.

Mumbai civic body changes rules again, to seal building with more than 3 cases
Mumbai civic body changes rules again, to seal building with more than 3 cases

The move comes in the backdrop of complaints from citizens who had taken exception to the BMC’s decision, issued last week, to seal an entire building located in the western suburbs and restrict the movement of its residents for 14 days after a single Covid-19 case was detected.

Mumbai Sero Survey: ‘If containment zones were included, the seroprevalence would have been higher’
Mumbai Sero Survey: ‘If containment zones were included, the seroprevalence would have been higher’

Professor Dr Ullas Kolthur Seetharam and Professor Sandeep Juneja, Dean of School of Technology and Computer Science, at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), discuss Mumbai’s sero survey which they conducted along with BMC and Niti Aayog and its implications. Excerpts from an interview with The Indian Express

Heavy rain likely in Mumbai, Palghar from August 1: IMD
Heavy rain likely in Mumbai, Palghar from August 1: IMD

While moderate to heavy rain was recorded in the city, there was none in the catchment areas of lakes that supply drinking water to the city. The current water stock is at 33.51 per cent as opposed to 78.08 per cent last year on the same day.

Decision to not allow cast, crew aged above 65 at shooting sites not permanent: State to HC
Decision to not allow cast, crew aged above 65 at shooting sites not permanent: State to HC

Justice Kathawalla asked the state government to clarify if the restrictions were mandatory and if it would attract consequences in the form of legal action if an artist aged above 65 is found to be in violation of the same.

Fighting cancer & Covid, MP family returns to city flyover for 3rd time
Fighting cancer & Covid, MP family returns to city flyover for 3rd time

This January, Noor was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare cancer of the liver, setting off a chain of events that had turned the family from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh virtually into nomads, as they shuttle between their hometown and Mumbai, and between shelter homes and the flyover.

Mumbai: Fraudsters use remote access software to cheat two of over Rs 6 lakh
Mumbai: Fraudsters use remote access software to cheat two of over Rs 6 lakh

A police officer said a security measure in such apps asks the person who owns the device to enter a nine-digit access code after which the other person gets remote access to the device.

Mumbai: Three booked for duping medical equipment supplier of Rs 1.3 crore
Mumbai: Three booked for duping medical equipment supplier of Rs 1.3 crore

In his statement to the police, the complainant said, “We sent one person to the registered address of the company in Nairobi, who inspected the goods and got back saying that the masks were available in large numbers. The person even met the owner of the company, Dr James Mubbuya.

Mumbai: Bio-medical waste generation sees dip after 4 months
Mumbai: Bio-medical waste generation sees dip after 4 months

Civic officials have attributed the decrease in bio-waste generation to the steadying numbers of Covid-19 cases in the city. BMC officials said that one of the reasons for this is the decreasing number of new Covid cases and patients at Covid care centres.

Mumbai: In a first, only 7.9% of those examined test positive in city
Mumbai: In a first, only 7.9% of those examined test positive in city

Mumbai on Tuesday saw 8,776 people being tested, the highest number of tests conducted in the city in a single day so far. Of these, only 700 – 7.9 per cent of those who were tested – were found to be infected.

Air pollution: Life span of residents may shorten by over 3 years if WHO norms not followed
Air pollution: Life span of residents may shorten by over 3 years if WHO norms not followed

These warnings are derived from the data released by the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), a tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago, on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Overnight showers lead to water logging, heavy rain likely for 48 hours
Mumbai: Overnight showers lead to water logging, heavy rain likely for 48 hours

Following two days of heavy to moderate rain in the city, Tulsi lake – one of the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai – started overflowing on Tuesday morning. This is the first of the seven lakes to have started overflowing this monsoon.

Maharashtra: SSC results to be declared today
Maharashtra: SSC results to be declared today

Across the nine divisional centres of MSBSHSE — Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan — 17,65,898 students registered to appear for SSC exams at a total of 4,979 examination centres.

Higher share in slums exposed to virus than in societies: Mumbai sero survey
Higher share in slums exposed to virus than in societies: Mumbai sero survey

The survey also found that more women than men had developed antibodies. Among people in slums, 59.3 per cent of the2,297 women tested, and 53.2 per cent of the 1,937 men tested had antibodies against Covid.

Submit report on Varavara Rao’s health, Bombay HC tells city hospital
Submit report on Varavara Rao’s health, Bombay HC tells city hospital

A division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and V G Bisht also directed the hospital to elaborate on the line of treatment given to Rao, who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 16.

Risk of ostracisation in disclosing names of Covid-19 patients: Bombay HC
Risk of ostracisation in disclosing names of Covid-19 patients: Bombay HC

The HC had earlier enquired why the petitioner wanted to know the names of persons and how far one could go in revealing the identity of Covid-19 positive persons since the issue of privacy was involved.

Money laundering case against GVK Group: ED searches premises of promoters in Mumbai, Hyderabad
Money laundering case against GVK Group: ED searches premises of promoters in Mumbai, Hyderabad

The CBI in its FIR said the promoters of GVK Group in Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) have “siphoned” funds by executing bogus work contracts, under-reporting its revenues, inflating its expenses and misusing the reserves.

Harrowing journey: Travel without local trains in Mumbai
Harrowing journey: Travel without local trains in Mumbai

Iram Siddique spoke to some residents of these satellite towns who are spending more money and time to get to work everyday.

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