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Slum in Maharashtra, India

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Dharavi: Slum in Maharashtra, India
Dharavi is a locality in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, considered to be one of the world's largest slums. Dharavi has an area of just over 2.1 square kilometres and a population of about 1,000,000. With a population density of over 277,136/km2 (717,780/sq mi), Dharavi is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

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Mumbai: 26-year-old Kabaddi player killed with cricket stump in Dharavi, 3 arrested

A 26-year-old kabaddi player was bludgeoned to death with a cricket stump on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday in Mumbai's Dharavi.
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Mumbai: Court orders accused in Dharavi gangrape case to be held in police custody till May 23

Mumbai Police arrested the accused brothers, Anil Chavan (19), Nilesh Chavan (20) on Monday after scanning more than 100 CCTV footage in Dharavi area.
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New case of Omicron variant reported Mumbai's Dharavi

Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia and the fresh case has triggered concern as the densely packed area houses a population of over 7-10 lakh people.
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From her hospital bed, woman arranges Eid ration for needy

A few days before Ramzan Eid, Shaheen Jamadar’s phone started buzzing non-stop. A bunch of people from Dharavi were calling up to inquire where she had disappeared. It was festival time and they..
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Mumbai's Dharavi records highest single day COVID-19 spike since September

The last time Dharavi witnessed such a daily rise was on September 11 when 33 cases were reported.
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Mumbai cop captures python in Dharavi, check viral video

In a video that recorded the entire sequence of events, officer Murlidhar Jadhav of the Mumbai police can be seen catching the snake with his hands.
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Sanjay Raut questions Arjun Ram Meghwal's endorsement of 'Bhabhiji Papad'

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut attacked 'some Rajya Sabha MPs' for raising questions over Maharashtra government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said that even the World Health Organisation..
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Rahul Gandhi congratulates Dharavi residents, officials for flattening Covid-19 curve


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Explained: How Mumbai's Dharavi flattened the Covid-19 curve


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WHO lauds Dharavi’s model in Covid-19 fight

Mumbai’s Dharavi area on Friday received a mention by World Health Organisation (WHO) for being successful in breaking the chain of the Covid-19 virus. Dharavi has consistently reported a slowing..
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WHO lauds Dharavi model's success in breaking COVID-19 transmission chain

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of Dharavi in Mumbai during a media briefing on Friday.
DNA - Published

WHO launds Dharavi model's success, says it shows COVID-19 can still be brought back under control

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of Dharavi in Mumbai during a media briefing on Friday.
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Chase the virus: Maharashtra strategy in Dharavi earns Centre’s praise

Efforts led by the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ‘chase the virus’ through aggressive targeted tracing of Covid suspects in Dharavi, which has recently seen..
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Centre praises BMC and Maharashtra govt for Covid-19 growth-rate dip in Dharavi


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COVID-19 growth rate in Mumbai's Dharavi declines to 1.02% from 12% in April: Govt

Over 2,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum situated in Mumbai.
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Dharavi on way to win battle? 53% patients have recovered

Asia’s largest slum seems to be on the verge of victory against Covid-19, thanks to aggressive containment measures, including door-to-door surveys, expansive testing, impromptu treatment facilities,..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: 25 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread in India
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: 53 new cases detected in Asia's largest slum Dharavi, total reaches 1,198

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread in India
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Tablighi Jamaat didn't violate any law: Salman Khurshid

Senior Congressman Salman Khurshid, here on Monday, defended the Tablighi Jamaat, known as the 'super spreader' of Covid-19, claiming the Islamic sect didn't violate any law. Citing the Dharavi slum in..
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COVID-19 Live Updates: Cases in Mumbai's Dharavi rise to 330, death toll 18

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 28,000-mark on Monday
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Life under lockdown in India's massive Dharavi slum

In homes that are cramped, stuffy and increasingly low on food, residents of Mumbai's huge Dharavi slum are struggling under India's nationwide lockdown.
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With fifth death in Dharavi, COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra rises to 2,064 cases; 59 cases in Mumbai

The 60-year-old from Mumbai's Nehru Chawl who died of the virus breathed his last at Sion Hospital. The health officials have started efforts to trace the contacts of the deceased man.
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Coronavirus latest updates: 15 more people, 3 new areas infected in Mumbai's Dharavi

India's count of coronavirus cases crossed 9,000 on Sunday while the death toll went past 300 on a day when 763 fresh cases and as many as 39 deaths were reported from states. Maharashtra contributed..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: 47 cases, 5 deaths in Dharavi till now; COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra hits 1,982

The Health Ministry had on Sunday said that the government is 'overprepared' as there are more than a sufficient number of hospital beds available compared to the number of positive coronavirus cases..
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Covid-19: Maharashtra may hand out anti-malaria drug as preventive med

The Maharashtra government is considering giving hydroxychloroquine sulphate (HCQS) tablets as a "preventive medicine" to slum residents at highest risk of the infection. A high-ranking state..
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Number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra mounts to 1,895; 113 cases reported in Mumbai, 15 of them in Dharavi

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country
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Dairy farmers in Maharashtra face hardship as milk supply falls amid coronavirus lockdown

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu. India's financial capital, Mumbai, has emerged as the epicentre of coronavirus spread in the country. The biggest challenge in..
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Maharashtra: COVID-19 tally reaches 22 in Dharavi; three more cases reported in south Mumbai's Dadar

Dr. Balia Nagar area in Dharavi seems to be the worst-hit region, where the number of COVID-19 affected people is five, including one death.
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Five more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai's Dharavi


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Coronavirus scare in Dharavi: Second positive COVID-19 case found in Asia's largest slum

In India, the total number of positive cases has risen to 1965 on Thursday and the death toll from the deadly virus reached 50.
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