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Published on: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 03:03 PM IST

LIVE Mumbai: Latest Updates August 15

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15 August 2021 09:19 AM IST

Mumbai records 265 new COVID-19 cases

Mumbai city recorded 265 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Saturday.

15 August 2021 09:19 AM IST

Maha sees 5,787 new COVID-19 cases, 134 fatalities

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 5,787 new coronavirus positive cases and 134 fatalities, including the highest 45 in the Kolhapur region, taking the tally of infections to 63,87,863 and the toll to 1,34,909.

15 August 2021 09:19 AM IST

Car loaded with firecrackers found outside Shiv Sena MLA's office in Mumbai

Mumbai Police on Saturday found a car loaded with firecrackers parked outside a Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Surve's office in Dahisar area here on Saturday.

According to Mumbai Police, a car loaded with firecrackers was found parked outside Surve's office in Dahisar (East). The owner of the vehicle has been identified. He stays in a nearby building and was called to the police station, the police said.

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15 August 2021 09:36 AM IST

Mumbai: 8 firemen chosen for gallantry medals

Eight firefighters from Maharashtra, including four from Mumbai, have been chosen for gallantry medals announced by the Union government on the eve of the country's 75th Independence Day.

15 August 2021 09:36 AM IST

Mumbai: I-Day combing operation: 382 criminals held, 10 drunk motorists booked

In order to maintain law and order in the city ahead of Independence Day, the police carried out ‘Operation All Out’ from Friday night till Saturday morning at 230 locations. Also, nakabandis were carried out at 139 places. During this, 382 people with criminal records and 79 wanted accused were arrested.

The police said out of the 1,990 flag-hoisting locations, 884 places have been checked during the combing operation. As many as 32 people were issued non-bailable warrants.

15 August 2021 09:49 AM IST

Mumbai: Security beefed up in city for I-Day

The Mumbai police have beefed up the security in the city for Independence Day celebrations today. While all police and security personnel will be on field for a general alert, key locations like Mantralaya will have extra deployment for the flag-hoisting ceremony.

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15 August 2021 09:49 AM IST

SC: Humanity cannot afford using water bodies as dumping ground

Humanity can ill-afford the luxury of using water bodies as dumping grounds of municipal waste, observed the Supreme Court on Thursday while ordering the BMC commissioner to file an affidavit indicating the steps which have been taken to comply with the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), in regard to ensuring compliance with the requisite standards for the discharge of effluents including municipal waste and sewage.

The affidavit, the top court said, shall set down a concrete plan of action for the future

15 August 2021 09:49 AM IST

Threatening e-mail sent to blow up MU a prank by disgruntled student, says police

The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) Police have booked an unidentified person for allegedly sending back-to-back emails last month to the Mumbai University, threatening to blow up the Kalina campus if the third year graduation results are not declared at the earliest. The sender was a disgruntled student and no arrests have been made.

15 August 2021 09:49 AM IST

Driver held with 60 gm Ganja worth Rs 12 lakh in Mankhurd

The Kandivali unit of the Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC) has arrested a 31-year-old man and seized 60 grams of banned substance, Ganja, valued at ₹12 lakh in the international market. The accused was nabbed from Mankhurd on Friday afternoon. He has been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.

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15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoists Indian flag at Mantralaya

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoisted the Indian flag at Mantralaya today. Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte was also present on the occasion.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray attends flag hoisting at Bombay High Court

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Bombay High Court today.

15 August 2021 10:48 AM IST

FPJ Legal: Equal pay for equal work isn't a fundamental right, rules Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Rohit Deo at the Nagpur bench has held that "equal pay for equal work" isn't a fundamental right. This comes on a plea filed by full-time instructors seeking parity in payments as given to full-time teachers of a vocational course.

15 August 2021 10:48 AM IST

Fresh lockdown may be imposed if cases mount: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urges citizens to follow norms in independence day speech

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his independence day speech at Mantralaya urged citizens to follow COVID-19 norms and said that although the government has relaxed curbs in the state, a fresh lockdown may be imposed if cases rise.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar hoists the tricolour at BMC's Headquarters

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Kishor Pednekar hoisted the tricolour at BMC's Headquarters today. BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Deputy Mayor Suhas Wadkar among other officials were present on the occasion.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray hoists the tricolour at Mumbai Suburban District Collector's office

Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray hoisted the tricolour at Mumbai Suburban District Collector's office at Bandra today.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Maharastra Home Minsiter Dilp Walse patil hoists flag at NCP office

Maharastra Home Minsiter Dilp Walse patil hoisted the tricolour at Mumbai's NCP office.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: RSS chief Mohan bhagwat hoists flag at school in Dadar

RSS chief Mohan bhagwat hoisted the tricolour at a school in Dadar today.

In his address, Bhagwat said that the country should be self-dependent. He added that the more self-dependent a country is the more secure it would be.

The standard of living should not be decided by how much we earn, but by how much we give back.

15 August 2021 01:33 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta hands over cheque of Rs 3,41,98,597 crore to CM Uddhav Thackeray

Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta has handed over a cheque Rs 3,41,98,597 crore after the flag hoisting ceremony at Bombay High Court today

15 August 2021 01:03 PM IST

Mumbai: MCOCA slapped on millionaire hawker accused of extortion; properties attached

The GRP here has invoked the stringent MCOCA against a man accused of extortion and possessing assets worth crores, and attached several of his properties, a police official said on Sunday.

The accused, Santosh Kumar Singh alias Bablu Thakur, was allegedly involved in extorting money from hawkers at railway stations and he would beat and attack them with sharp weapons if they refused to pay the money, the official said.

15 August 2021 02:48 PM IST

Days after Gadkari's letter, Ajit Pawar says will ascertain facts as Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray insists on quality works

15 August 2021 03:03 PM IST

Independence Day 2021: India's Olympics contingent paintings made at CSMT station

As a part of the 75th Independence Day celebration, to felicitate the Indian Olympics contingent, paintings of the players have been made at CSMT station, in collaboration with Lions Club.

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