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BMC Sanitizes Sanjay Kapoor’s House After Wife Maheep, Daughter Shanaya Test Covid Positive

Shortly after actor Sanjay Kapoor’s wife Maheep Kapoor and their daughter Shanaya Kapoor tested positive for COVID-19, the BMC officials visited their residence for sanitisation. The BMC officials were spotted at Sanjay’s residence in PPE kits with masks and gloves while sanitising the entire house. The sanitisation of the house comes after the officials had reportedly sealed Sanjay’s Juhu residence declaring it a containment zone after his wife Maheep tested COVID-19 positive. Previously, the BMC had sealed actor Kareena Kapoor house after she contracted the virus over a dinner party hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar. Actor Amrita Arora and Sohail Khan’s wife Seema Khan have also tested positive for the deadly virus. On Wednesday, Shanaya had taken to her Instagram Story to reveal that she has contracted the virus and has isolated herself on the advice of her doctors. She wrote, “I have tested…

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BMC likely to introduce logo with QR Codes

State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray on Monday asked Brihanamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to design a special logo with a QR Code to identify buildings in Mumbai where all eligible residents have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 21 : State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray was speaking at a meeting held to review Mumbai’s strategy to tackle COVID-19, increase vaccination and control vector-borne diseases in the city. A statement issued by the minister’s office said that the QR Code will be displayed at the entry gates of residential and commercial buildings and offices.The QR Codes would help in verifying that residents of housing societies and occupants of buildings and offices are fully vaccinated, it said.During the meeting, the issue of providing second dose due shots to university students and increasing coverage of the second vaccination shot among the working population was also…

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No filmstars will be Congress Mayor candidate for BMC election: Mumbai Congress

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Amid reports that actors Ritiesh Deshmukh, Sonu Sood or fitness enthusiast Milind Soman may be roped in by the Mumbai Congress as mayoral candidate for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election, Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap denied the claims on Friday.Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) president Bhai Jagtap said, “In a meeting of the strategy committee, a member had proposed the name of these celebrities, but we do not agree with the suggestion. We will be contesting on all the 227 seats in BMC and if we win, the mayor will be our party member.” He further said, “In the past 20-25 years, the Congress party is the only party which contested on all 227 seats in BMC election. This time we will try to improve our tally.”Jagtap also said, “Since the pandemic, the Congress ministers are on the ground.…

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Mumbai: BMC begins issuing railway monthly passes for fully vaccinated people to travel in local trains

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: As Mumbai gears up for resuming suburban train services for the fully vaccinated public from August 15, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday started with an offline verification process for fully vaccinated people and issuing monthly passes at 53 railway stations.“…in order to make it convenient for the citizens to travel in local trains and obtain Railway Monthly Pass, an offline verification process for Covid-19 Final Vaccination (completed 14 days after second dose) will start from August 11 at 53 railway stations in BMC jurisdiction area and at total of 109 railway stations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It will be functional in two consecutive sessions from 7 am to 11 pm,” BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said. “…This will be facilitated both online and offline. The process of creating an app and starting the online process may take a little…

Entertainment

BMC seals Suniel Shetty’s building

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed several floors of a building in south Mumbai where actor Suniel Shetty resides due to detection of rising Covid-19 cases from there, civic sources said on Monday. The actor and his family members are not affected, the sources added. BMC D ward officer Gaikwad said that the 30-storey building with 120 flats is Pratiksha Apartments, on Altamount Road, where some of the floors have been sealed after detection of covid-19 infections. As per BMC’s Covid-19 protocols, if there are more than five active cases in any particular building, it is eligible for sealing to prevent further spread of the contagion. According to the BMC, in the second wave, a majority of the cases have been reported from residential buildings or skyscrapers as compared to the crowded slum areas.

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Draft guidelines prepared to prevent fake vaccination drives: BMC tells Bombay HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the Bombay High Court that it has formulated draft guidelines to prevent fake vaccination camps at private housing societies, offices, educational institutions and other premises. BMC’s counsel, senior advocate Anil Sakhre, told the high court on Thursday that the civic body had decided to appoint nodal officers, who will be responsible for monitoring anti-coronavirus vaccination camps at such places. These nodal officers will inform the local police and health authorities in case of any malpractices, he said. As per the draft guidelines, on receipt of a request for organising such camps, the BMC will verify the registration of the concerned private COVID-19 vaccination centre (PCVC) on the CoWIN portal before the camps begin. The BMC has also written to the registrar of cooperative housing societies and higher and technical education authorities to inform all housing complexes and…

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Pune bigger than Mumbai!

Now, Pune will have a geographical area of 516.18 sq km while the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has 440 sq km area. Mumbaikars will be left heartbroken after knowing Mumbai is no more the biggest city in Maharashtra. Yes!, Pune has dethroned the ‘city of dream’ to claim the top spot.  According to Indian Express, Pune has officially become the city with the largest geographical area in Maharashtra. The state govt on Wednesday issued an order for extending the boundaries of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to include 23 new villages in the existing city limits. Now, Pune will have a geographical area of 516.18 sq km while the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has 440 sq km area. Thus, Pune has replaced Mumbai as the civic body with the largest area. With the new urban limits, Pune also becomes the seventh-largest city in the country.…