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Maharashtra is facing its second battle with the deadly COVID contagion after a slowdown was witnessed in the past months. Breaching the daily numbers recorded in the last 129 days, the state registered 8,807 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, as per reports. The state capital, Mumbai has been equally affected, witnessing 1,167 new infections that broke a three-month record.

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Sometimes, the internet can be a wonderful place.

Weeks after Delhi's 80-year-old 'Baba' garnered recognition on digital platforms and received massive financial assistance to open his own restaurant, it's now a 74-year-old auto driver from Mumbai, who is making news! On the 11th of February, a heartbreaking story of an auto-rickshaw driver, shared by Humans of Bombay, left people across the country in an emotional state of mind. This led to a crowdfunding venture and now, the collected money has been handed over to the driver so that he can afford a house of his own!

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On Monday, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) inked an agreement for the procurement and fabrication of 28 steel bridges with the L&T-IHI consortium. This contract was decided upon, for the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor, popularly known as the bullet train project.

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The resurgence of coronavirus infection in Mumbai has once again raised concern among health and civic officials alike and amid increasing laxity towards the preventive norms, the Mumbai Mayor lead an awareness drive at the Dadar vegetable market on Tuesday. While masks were distributed to reinstate caution among people, the campaign also urged people to frequently sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing.

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The digital age is marked by the presence of a hilarious meme culture and its infectious fervour has inspired the Mumbai Police as well. The officials chose the meme method to impart pertinent information about the pandemic via their Instagram handle on Sunday. Taking a scene from actor Amitabh Bachchan's legendary Agneepath movie, Mumbai Police spread the importance of washing hands during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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With a marked acceleration in COVID cases in Mumbai, the city witnessed a renewed execution of a list of restrictions. Reportedly, BMC is undertaking measures to increase testing and treatment in addition to ensuring stricter compliance with the announced guidelines. But, as of now, the civic body has no plans of imposing a lockdown in the city.

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Despite leading a pretty regular life- completing a college degree, getting married and working a 9-5 job, Sundari Venkatraman's life took an interesting turn at the age of 53. Inspired by the likes of Mark Twain, Venkatraman debuted as an author in her later years. Setting aside the orthodox norms of age-appropriate behaviour, Venkatraman self-published her first romantic novel- The Malhotra Bride, on Kindle Direct Publishing platform.

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With a renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Mumbai, the BMC has implemented the reversal of certain lockdown restrictions ensuring a strict watch on individuals who flout the guidelines. According to reports, Mumbai will once again witness the locking of high-risk complexes and floors and stamping of asymptomatic patients amidst a list of measures. The civic body's intervention is prompted by a single day spike of 736 in Mumbai's Covid tally on Thursday accompanied by the rising number of daily infections in Maharashtra, that breached the 5,000 mark on the same day.

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The Mumbai suburban train system commenced its services from the 1st of February with restricted timings for all commuters, after almost a halt of 11 months due to the pandemic. With the city resuming its pre-COVID lifestyle, the local trains have been reporting as many as 3.7 million commuters per day. Parallelly, COVID-19 cases have been on a sharp rise in the city and owing to it, the

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No matter how good your product is, how you market it, makes all the difference! Taking a cue, Indian street vendors have been whipping up unusual dishes and offbeat ways of serving food and the efforts have definitely piqued our foodie interests. And now, there's another such vendor from Mumbai whose quirky dosa serving style is drawing in crowds from all over the city after his video went viral last week.

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Daughter of an Indian Navy Sailor, Jiya Rai, created a world record on 17th February, by swimming 36-km in the Arabian Sea, covering the distance between the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and the Gateway of India. The motivation behind her exemplary achievement is to create awareness about the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With her courage and determination, she has shown that her condition is not a limitation, rather a challenge to grow more.

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