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News18 Afternoon Digest: Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs; Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala

Last year, a blood & plasma donation camp was organised in place of Ganesh Mahotsav celebrations due to covid-19. File photo.

Last year, a blood & plasma donation camp was organised in place of Ganesh Mahotsav celebrations due to covid-19. File photo.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs; Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala: Link to Covid-19, Symptoms Explained; When Salman Khan Defended Aamir Khan Amid Affair Rumours; Mumbai Housing Society Paints 'No Kissing Zone' Sign for Couples Getting Intimate; Banks to Remain Shut for 15 Days in August, 5 Straight Days in Third Week. Full List; Watch: Lamborghini Huracan STO First Look Review, The Fastest Car in India – Video; Holding Minor's Hand, Professing Love is Not Sexual Harassment, Rules POCSO Court, Acquits 28-Yr-Old.

Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs

Seated on a grand throne in South Mumbai market for the last 93 years, Lord Ganesha — popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja or King of Lalbaug — will witness celebration of Ganesh Utsav in a traditional manner this year adhering to all Covid-19 related guidelines &restrictions. READ MORE

Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala: Link to Covid-19, Symptoms Explained

The first Zika virus infection case in Maharashtra has been reported from Pune district, officials said on Saturday, while also appealing people not to panic.The woman patient who was diagnosed with the infection has recovered completely, the state health department said. READ MORE

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Mumbai Housing Society Paints ‘No Kissing Zone’ Sign for Couples Getting Intimate

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Banks to Remain Shut for 15 Days in August, 5 Straight Days in Third Week. Full List

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Holding Minor’s Hand, Professing Love is Not Sexual Harassment, Rules POCSO Court, Acquits 28-Yr-Old

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first published:August 01, 2021, 12:10 IST