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Action will be taken against those who cut trees in Worli, says BMC

Following the BJP's condemnation of the felling of 25-30 trees at Worli in Mumbai, Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday said that action will be taken against those who were responsible for the act.

She also said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has lodged an FIR against unidentified persons regarding the incident.

NCB seizes 40 kg ganja from Thane drug peddlers

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai has seized 40 kg ganja and Rs 100,000 cash from drug peddlers in Thane, a top official said on Sunday.

Continuing a follow-up operation in an ongoing probe, the NCB sleuths intercepted wanted peddler from Badlapur (Thane), Sunil Bhandari and accomplice Aman Gagade, along with the car in which they were travelling, near Patas toll plaza on the Pune-Solapur Highway.

As Maharashtra eases restrictions from June 7, Thane, Navi Mumbai put in category 2

A notification issued on Sunday put Thane and Navi Mumbai civic areas in category 2 of Maharashtra government's five-level plan to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions from June 7 based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds.

The notification, issued by Thane district collector Rajesh Narvekar, placed Kalyan-Dombivali municipal limits in category 3.

The Thane collector's notification said specific instructions pertaining to each area would be announced by the respective civic authorities.

Maharashtra govt taking calculated risk: CM Uddhav Thackeray on easing of curbs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the government was taking a "calculated risk" by relaxing the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state, and added that people need to take care of themselves.

He made the statement during a virtual meeting with leading industrialists.

Sambhajiraje announces protest for Maratha quota from June 16

BJP MP Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati on Sunday said a statewide agitation demanding reservation for the Maratha community will be launched from Kolhapur in Maharashtra on June 16.

Speaking at the Raigad fort after paying homage to Shivaji Maharaj on the anniversary of his coronation as "Chhatrapati" in 1674, Sambhajiraje, a descendant of the Maratha king, said a protest morcha will be taken out from the samadhi of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj in Kolhapur.

Maharashtra doing everything possible to grant quota to Marathas: Dy CM Ajit Pawar

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