Mumbai: Latest updates - Uddhav Thackeray stresses need to focus on economy, warns of 'social unease'

College complains of COVID-19 vaccine scam

A Mumbai College on Saturday claimed it may have been cheated in a vaccination drive on it campus, conducted by an event management company earlier this month.

According to the Aditya College, Borivali west, one Rajesh Pandey, who reportedly posed as an event company head and chief manager of sales for the reputed Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, had conducted the vaccination camp in the college on June 3.

Shiv Sena, BJP MP Narayan Rane Rane supporters clash in Kudal

Supporters of the Shiv Sena and BJP MP Narayan Rane clashed at Kudal in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district on Saturday during an event organized by the Sena on its foundation day which highlighted rising petrol prices, police said.

The incident came two days after Shiv Sena and BJP workers came to blows outside the Sena headquarters in Mumbai.

Karnataka to set up system at dams to get real-time water data, which will help Maharashtra: Jayant Patil

Maharashtra minister Jayant Patil on Saturday said the Karnataka government has decided to set up real-time data acquisition system (RTDAS) at its Almatti and Narayanpur dams to monitor the water level, which will help prevent recurrence of the flood situation that Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra faced in 2019.

Patil, the state Water Resources Minister, said this after holding a high-level meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and its Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai at Bengaluru to resolve the water-related issues between the two neighbouring states.

10,000 raincoats were handed over to the Mumbai police commissioner Shri Hemant Nagrale and Joint Commissioner (Law and order) Shri Vishvas Nangare-Patil by MVIRDC World Trade Center, Mumbai chairman Shri Vijay Kalantri on Saturday for the city police. Captain Somesh Batra, Vice Chairman and Mrs Rupa Naik, Executive Director of WTC Mumbai along with Mrs Sangeeta Jain, Senior Director, All India Association of Industries were also present.
10,000 raincoats were handed over to the Mumbai police commissioner Shri Hemant Nagrale and Joint Commissioner (Law and order) Shri Vishvas Nangare-Patil by MVIRDC World Trade Center, Mumbai chairman Shri Vijay Kalantri on Saturday for the city police. Captain Somesh Batra, Vice Chairman and Mrs Rupa Naik, Executive Director of WTC Mumbai along with Mrs Sangeeta Jain, Senior Director, All India Association of Industries were also present.

Sports fraternity lost inspiration in Milkha Singh, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday paid tributes to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh saying the sports fraternity has lost inspiration.

The 91-year-old sports icon died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19.

"The sports fraternity lost inspiration in the form of Milkha Singh. He earned a reputation domestically as well as internationally through his performance. He created a different kind of ideal as a patriotic sportsperson," the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement.

Uddhav Thackeray stresses need to focus on economy, warns of `social unease'

Warning that the country is heading for "social unease", Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said political parties should decide if they want power for power's sake or for solving economic issues.

Speaking on the occasion of the 55th foundation day of his party amid the coronavirus pandemic, he said economy and health were the two key issues before the country.

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