Union minister Narayan Rane on Saturday said he would facilitate senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's entry into the BJP if the latter approached him.
Rane was speaking to reporters in Vasai near here during the Jan Ashirwad Yatra organized by the BJP for the new members of the Narendra Modi government.
There is not "a shred of evidence" against senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in a data leak case and she had been victimized for doing her duty, her lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani told the Bombay High Court on Saturday.
Shukla, a former head of the Maharashtra state intelligence department (SID), has challenged an FIR registered by Mumbai police against unidentified persons for alleged illegal phone tapping and leak of sensitive documents related to police transfers.
Mumbai police have registered one more case of extortion against former city police commissioner Param Bir Singh on the basis of a complaint lodged by a builder-cum-hotelier, an official said on Saturday.
This is the fourth such case against Singh, including second in Mumbai. Two other cases were filed in Thane city. All these FIRs were registered within a span of one month.
The latest FIR was filed on Friday night at Goregaon police station based on the complaint lodged by 48-year-old Bimal Agrawal, the official said.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates COVID hospital for children at IT Park in Mumbai's Kalina Campus— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2021
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Union minister Raosaheb Danve has criticised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was of no use to anyone, and also likened him to a stray bull.
The Congress objected to his "indecent and shocking" remarks and demanded his removal from the Union cabinet.
Danve made the remarks while speaking at a public rally in Jalna district of Maharashtra as part of the 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' taken out by newly-inducted Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad.
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