Published on: Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 08:08 PM IST

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08 September 2021 03:13 PM IST

Waze told his driver it was 'secret operation', says NIA

It was a "secret operation", former police officer Sachin Waze told his official driver, who was with him on the day when an explosives-laden SUV was placed near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence 'Antilia' here in February this year, the NIA has said in its charge sheet.

The driver's statement is part of the charge sheet filed by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) last week before a special court here against Waze and nine others in connection with the recovery of the vehicle with gelatin sticks near Ambani's south Mumbai residence on February 25 and the subsequent murder of Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiran.

08 September 2021 03:51 PM IST

BMC commissioner IS Chahal issues clarification over Penguin upkeep row

Certain sections of the media yesterday have reported allegations made by Hon’ble elected representatives of some political parties regarding loss of crores of rupees to MCGM on account of upkeep of penguins in Veermata Jeejamata Bhosale Zoo.

With reference to the Table above, it is clear that the total cumulative income of MCGM’s Veermata Jeejamata Bhosale Zoo between April 2014 and March 2017 i.e. 3 years was Rs. 2.10 crore. However, after the arrival of penguins in March 2017, the total cumulative income of the Zoo between April 2017 and March 2020 was Rs. 14.36 crore.

Therefore it is clear that the income of the zoo increased by Rs. 12.26 crore.

The total value of the tender for expenditure on penguins was Rs. 11.46 crores.

It is amply clear that increase in the income of the Zoo after arrival of penguins is much more than the expenditure on maintenance of penguins in the Zoo.

Therefore in light of the above facts it is incorrect to state that MCGM is suffering huge losses due to the arrival of penguins in the Zoo.

08 September 2021 06:18 PM IST

Man hit by actor Rajat Bedi's car dies; cops add section 304-A of IPC in FIR

The pedestrian who was injured in a road accident involving Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi's car in suburban Andheri died during treatment, police said on Wednesday.

Following the death of the injured victim on Tuesday late night, D N Nagar police have added section 304-A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR registered against the actor, an official said.

The actor is not yet arrested, he said.

08 September 2021 06:18 PM IST
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COVID-19: Oppn parties in BMC question Mayor over 'third wave' claim

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar's claim on arrival of a "third wave" of COVID-19 in the city found few takers with opposition parties in the Shiv Sena-ruled BMC on Wednesday taking a dig at her and questioning the basis of the assertion.

Pednekar on Tuesday said a third wave of the pandemic had already arrived, only to issue a clarification a few hours later. "Third wave is not coming, it is already here," she had told reporters at a function.

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