Slamming the Shiv Sena, Union Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is anti-Hindu.
Speaking to ANI, Rane said, "Maharashtra government is imposing restrictions at the time of festivals. It is wrong. This is an anti-Hindu government. They think of restrictions only when Hindu festivals are there. Except for Hindus, there is no restriction in the festival of any religion. Shiv Sena speaks of Hindutva but their Hindutva ended the day they parted ways with BJP."
(With inputs from agencies)
Maharashtra has reported 4154 new COVID-19 cases, 4524 recoveries and 44 deaths in the last 24 hours.
As per the state health department, the total count of cases has gone up to 64,91,179.
The state has 49,812 active COVID-19 cases. The overall recoveries of the state have gone up to 62,99,760 and the death toll is 1,38,061
In a shocking incident, a 30-year old woman was raped in the Sakinaka area of Mumbai and has sustained serious injuries as a rod was put in her private parts, said the police.
The police have arrested a man accused of raping the woman, stated the police
The coronavirus tally in Thane district of Maharashtra rose by 293 to 5,54,213, while the death of five persons took the toll to 11,338, an official said on Saturday.
These cases and fatalities were reported on Friday, he said.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar's comment suggesting that Congress's situation was now like impoverished landlords who have no land and can not maintain their houses evoked a sharp reaction from Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Friday.
Speaking to reporters, Patole also made a veiled reference to Pawar's exit from the Congress over two decades ago.
"The leaders who were entrusted with power by the Congress eventually betrayed it," the state Congress chief said.
A self-proclaimed godman was arrested on Friday for allegedly cheating a person to the tune of Rs 2.51 lakh by promising to cure his father's thyroid cancer, a Pune rural police official said.
A 30-year-old woman, who was brutally raped and brutalized with rods, remain unconscious and critical in a civic hospital as the incident sparked outrage all over the state, here on Saturday.
According to police, the woman was raped and then beaten with a rod, the rapist allegedly shoved a rod in her private parts, dumped her body on the desolate road before decamping from there.
Due to heavy rainfall in the catchment area of Bhatsa dam in Thane district of Maharashtra, five gates of the reservoir were opened on Saturday morning to discharge water, an official said.
The gates were opened around 10 am, the irrigation department official from Bhatsa Nagar office said.
"The water level at the dam reached 141.70 metres around 9 am today. As the catchment area has been receiving heavy rains, five of its gates were opened," he said.
Due to "Ganapati pandal" at New Quarters, Buses of route 333 curtailed at Chakala Cigarette factory. From 12.20hrs today. This will continue till 16/09/2021.
The BJP in Maharashtra on Saturday sought capital punishment for the accused involved in Mumbai's Sakinaka rape and assault case, and also hit out at the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government over the issue of women's safety.
A 34-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside a stationary tempo parked by the roadside in Sakinaka early on Friday. The accused, a 45-year-old man, who has been arrested, had also assaulted the victim in her private parts with an iron rod. The woman died at the civic-run Rajawadi Hospital here in the early hours of Saturday, police said.
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