CBI FIR in Anil Deshmukh case: Bombay HC adjourns hearing of Maha govt's plea to June 8
Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned to June 8, the hearing of a petition filed by Maharashtra challenging two paragraphs in CBI's First Information Report (FIR) against ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in an alleged corruption case.
The High Court has also asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to not take action (seek documents from the state government) till the next hearing.
Illegal Bangladeshi immigrant and an ‘agent’ granted bail
Maharashtra Excise dept seizes IMFL stock worth Rs 53.58 lakh
Maharashtra Excise department has foiled a bid to smuggle a stock of Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 53.58 lakh in a truck in Navi Mumbai and arrested its driver, an officer said on Wednesday.
The IMFL was meant for sale in Goa, Excise inspector Santaji Lad said.
The truck was intercepted at Kharghar bridge on Tuesday on a tip-off and 625 boxes of IMFL were seized. Excise officials had last week seized IMFL in Panvel and Vashi in Osmanabad with a collective value of over Rs 1 crore, including trucks, and arrested five persons.
Centre thinks farmers would get tired and give up protest against farm laws: NCP
The NCP on Wednesday took a swipe at the Centre, saying it was under the impression that farmers, who have been agitating at Delhi borders against three agriculture laws for the last six months, would get tired and give up their protest.
In a statement, NCP's national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that farmers were observing a black day on Wednesday on the completion of six months of their peaceful protest against the central laws.
Woman commits suicide over health issues in Mulund
A 58-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide due to some health problems at her home in the eastern suburb of Mulund here, police said on Wednesday.
The victim Trupti Rajesh Shah was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment at a housing society in Mulund (west) late on Tuesday night, an official said.
Shah, who lived with her husband and two children, took the extreme step when her family was asleep, the official said.
Apex child rights body NCPCR has written to the Maharashtra home secretary seeking registration of an FIR against the makers of Netflix series 'Bombay Begums' over the alleged inappropriate portrayal of children.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights also sought an action taken report from the Maharashtra police commissioner in the matter within three days.
Lakshadweep administrator's decisions "irrational", says Sharad Pawar; seeks PM Modi's intervention
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday criticised the Lakshadweep administrator over his decisions, saying that they would lead to destruction of traditional means of livelihood and unique culture of the island.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pawar sought his intervention, and said the decisions taken by the administrator were "unwarranted and irrational".
Sinking of barge, tugboat: 52 bodies handed over to families, 27 yet unidentified
Mumbai Police has handed over the bodies of 52 crew members who died after barge P305 and tugboat Varprada sank off the Mumbai coast during cyclone Tauktae while 27 bodies are yet to be identified, an official said on Wednesday.
The Navy on Tuesday evening recovered another eight bodies near Alibag coast in neighbouring Raigad district, which were handed over to Mumbai Police and sent for autopsy, he said.