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BOM8 MH-VIRUS-LD BOARD EXAMS Maha board exams for Classes 10, 12 to be held in offline mode Mumbai: The written examinations of HSC (Class 12) and SSC (Class 10) of the Maharashtra education board that commence next month, will be held through offline mode only, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced.

BOM1 MH-WAZE-NIA SUV case: NIA recreates crime scene with Waze near Ambani's house Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency took suspended Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze to the spot where the explosives-laden Scorpio was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence here last month and recreated the crime scene as part of its probe, a police official said.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-DHARAVI-GROWTH Dharavi sees 62% jump in COVID-19 cases in March as compared to Feb Mumbai: Dharavi, the biggest slum in Mumbai, has reported 272 coronavirus cases so far in March against the entire February's infection count of 168, a rise of 62 per cent, civic officials said on Saturday.

BOM3 MH-FACTORY-BLASTS Maha: Four dead, one hurt in two blasts at chemical factory Mumbai: Four workers were killed and one of their colleagues suffered injuries in two blasts at a chemical factory in Khed taluka of Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district on Saturday morning, a police official said.

LGB1 GJ-COURT-ISHRAT Guj govt denies sanction to prosecute three cops in Ishrat case Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has refused sanction to prosecute three accused police officials including IPS officer G L Singhal in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, the CBI told a court here on Saturday. PTI KRK KRK KRK