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Mumbai updates: 70-year-old man killed by tiger in Chandrapur; second death in three days

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23 October 2022 12:06 AM IST

Ferrari rams into railing on road in Bandra

A Ferrari rammed into the railing on the road in Bandra on Saturday night. The car was damaged however it did not hit any other vehicle. Bandra police informed that no one was hurt as the air bags got released on time. The locals gathered and helped the driver to get out of the car.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Maharashtra rally driver Takale selected to represent India in FIA World Motorsports Games

Former Asia-Pacific Rally champion Sanjay Takale of Maharashtra will represent India at the forthcoming 2nd edition of the FIA World Motorsports Games to be held at the iconic superfine tarmac Circuit Paul Ricard in Marseille, France, from October 26 to 30.

Takale was recommended by the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the national governing body of the sport, to the world governing body, FIA (Federation Internationale l'Automobile). The 2022 FIA World Motorsports Games are happening after a two-year gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

White collar crime affecting nation's economy has to be considered seriously: CBI court on Anil Deshmukh's bail plea

A white collar crime involving and affecting the nation's economy has to be considered seriously, a special court here observed while denying bail to former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh in a corruption case probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader was arrested on November 2, 2021 and has been in judicial custody. He is currently admitted to a private hospital for coronary angiography.

The special CBI court on Friday rejected Deshmukh's bail plea and the copy of the same was made available on Saturday.

The court observed that the investigation had established the factum of collection of money from bar owners and delivery of the same to Deshmukh through Kundan Shinde (a former aide), who is also accused in the case.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Maha: Two men rescued from swollen river in 20-hour operation 

Two men were rescued from a swollen river after a 20-hour operation at a village in Maharashtra's Latur district on Saturday, an official said.

The incident took place Aurad Shahajani in Nilanga tehsil, where the men were stranded at the confluence of Terna and Manjara rivers, he said.

Rahul Gawli (30) and Mahesh Giri (32), residents of Vilegaon and Deoni Khurd of Deoni tehsil, got stranded on Friday afternoon, the official said.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Maha: 70-year-old man killed by tiger in Chandrapur; second death in three days 

A 70-year-old farmer was on Saturday killed in a tiger attack in Brahmapuri tehsil of Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, a forest department official said.

Sadashiv Undirwade of Kudesaoli village was at his farm near a forested patch when a tiger lurking in the thicket pounced on him, killing him on the spot, the Chandrapur Territorial Circle official said.

"The kin of the deceased has been given initial compensation. Villagers have sought that the big cat be captured by setting up cages in the vicinity," he said.

On October 20, a 40-year-old woman identified as Rupa Ramchandra Mhaske was killed by a tiger near Halda village in Bramhapuri tehsil. 

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Navi Mumbai: 10-year-old Nigerian boy reunited with kin after failing to alight from suburban train 

A 10-year-old Nigerian boy who had come to Maharashtra with his mother, sibling and caretaker was reunited with his kin after failing to alight from a suburban local train in Navi Mumbai's Vashi station and losing his way thereafter, a railway police official said on Saturday.

The incident happened on Thursday and the boy, who is mentally unwell, was spotted at Mankhurd station after his mother approached police, the Vashi railway police station official said.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Maha: Thane history-sheeter dies hours after being shot at 

A local history-sheeter, who was injured in a firing incident in Thane city of Maharashtra, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital hours later, police said on Saturday.

The deceased, Ganesh Jadhav alias Kala Ganya, was shot on Friday morning, they said.

"Around 10.30 am on Friday, some men took Jadhav to a hill in Thane city, where they demanded money from him and when he refused, they fired at him from point blank range. He suffered multiple wounds in the incident and collapsed at the site," a police official said.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Maha: Firecracker shop goes up in flames at Palghar, no casualties 

A blaze broke out at a shop selling firecrackers in Nalla Sopara area of Maharashtra's Palghar district on Saturday and no casualties were reported in the incident, an official said.

The shop was completely gutted in the fire that erupted on the premises in the morning, the official from the local fire brigade said.

While no one was injured in the incident, the flames were doused in an hour-long operation, he said.

22 October 2022 06:22 PM IST

Maha: Jalna cops to take help of TN police to solve theft of idols from temple 

The police in Maharashtra's Jalna will take the help of Tamil Nadu police to solve the theft of idols from a Ram temple in the district, a senior official said on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, district superintendent of police Dr Akshay Shinde said they will seek help from the Tamil Nadu police to solve the theft that took place at the Ram temple in Jamb Samarth village in Ghansawangi tehsil on August 22.

22 October 2022 09:30 PM IST

Body of unidentified man found in Thane's Kalwa creek

22 October 2022 04:39 PM IST

Congress party activists protest against false promise made by the Shinde government

22 October 2022 04:39 PM IST

Maha: Four Uddhav faction MLAs in touch to switch sides, claims Narayan Rane

Union Minister Narayan Rane on Saturday claimed four MLAs of the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena were in touch with him to join the ruling group led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde but refused to divulge names.

He was in the city as part of the Union government's 'Rozgar Mela', under which Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over appointment letters to government job aspirants electronically in Delhi.

"From 56 MLAs, there hardly six to seven left (in the Uddhav Thackeray faction). Those too are on the way out. Four MLAs are in touch with me but I won't divulge their names," Rane said.

22 October 2022 04:39 PM IST

Maha govt to provide 75,000 jobs to youth in a year: Dy CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the Eknath Shinde-led government will provide 75,000 government jobs to youth in the state in the next one year.

Speaking to reporters at Nagpur airport, Fadnavis praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of providing 10 lakh jobs to youth.

The prime minister had asked various government departments and ministries in June to recruit 10 lakh people on a "mission mode" in the next year and a half.

22 October 2022 04:39 PM IST

1119 Disable Persons Benefit from MBMC’s Pension Scheme

22 October 2022 03:13 PM IST

Due to the car breakdown, vehicular movement is slow at Vashi Naka, northbound.

22 October 2022 03:13 PM IST

Due to the Truck breakdown, vehicular movement is slow at Bandongri, Samata Nagar, southbound and due to the accident, vehicular movement is slow at Vashi Khadi Bridge, Northbound: Mumbai traffic police

22 October 2022 03:13 PM IST

Mumbai: Man sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiring to attack school

A special court has sentenced a computer engineer to life imprisonment for conspiring to attack children at the American School in Mumbai and said the proved offence against the accused may have caused "injury to the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India".

Additional Sessions Judge A A Joglekar convicted the accused, Anees Ansari, under Indian Penal Code sections 115 (abetment of an offence) and 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) as well as relevant provisions of The Information Technology Act.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

CR to introduce self-propelled DEMU trains on Neral-Matheran line

The Central Railway (CR) planning to introduce self propelled state-of-the-art new diesel electrical multiple units (DEMU) on the Neral-Matheran narrow gauge line. Currently, the toy train service is being pulled by old, traditional diesel engines on this section. However, officials said the plan will take a few years to materialise.

“CR is in dialogue with the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) for a new design DEMU type self-propelled train for the narrow gauge section. CR is also planning to get a new design of coaches with a modified DHM (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) trolley and draft gear arrangements for a better ride in along the section,” chief public relation officer of CR, Shivaji Sutar said.

Read more about the plan in our report here

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

A fire broke out in a hotel near Sadashiv Peth; 3 cylinders were removed by the fire brigade officials while they also found a 6-year-old girl severely injured; though rescued, she succumbed to the injuries later in Surya hospital of Pune.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

In view of festive season rush at railway stations&to regulate number of passengers on railway premises, it's been decided to increase rate of platform ticket from Rs 10 to Rs 50 over few nominated stations of Western Railway's Mumbai Central Division till Oct 31: Western Railway

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Due to accident traffic vehicular movement is slow southbound at Gondivali, Sahar: Mumbai traffic cops

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Surge in vehicles, festival rush and illegal parking responsible for traffic woes

Mumbai is as infamous as famous. It’s famous for Bollywood, efficient public transport and its unbeatable spirit. It’s infamous for its slums and filth, monsoons and traffic. Once known across the country for its disciplined vehicular movement, the city now witnesses innumerable incidents of chaos and system breaking down far more often.

These days, every day is a bad traffic day in every possible direction. The Free Press Journal presents a series on traffic scenarios from different ends.

Read our special report here

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Trash boom to be installed to unclog Mithi river

To prevent garbage from entering the sea, the BMC reintroduced its trash boom system last year. Now the civic body will be installing this system to unclog Mithi river near Mahim Nature Park. The booms will be functional from next week, said the civic official.

Trash booms are floating filters that are placed in nullahs and rivers to prevent the garbage from entering the sea.

After repeated warnings from the National Green Tribunal to stop waste from entering into the sea, the BMC had installed the filters at the mouths of various nullahs and rivers three years back. This year the civic body had installed a trash boom at eight locations from July 15.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Cops issue advisory against new wave of scammers and 5G fraud

The Maharashtra police have recently issued an advisory warning citizens against a new wave of scammers as the fraudsters might try to dupe unsuspecting citizens on the pretext of providing 5G services.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G telephony services that promise to provide ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones, saying it marks the beginning of a new era and presents a sea of opportunities.

The possibility of fraudsters sending malicious links or calling the victims claiming to start the 5G services cannot be ruled out. Citizens are being warned not to fall prey to such calls and messages and we appeal to them not to share their details," the advisory issued by the Cyber Cell of the Palghar police states.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Mumbai illegal studios: BMC Deputy Commissioner submits 5,000-page inquiry report to Civic Chief

BMC Deputy Commissioner Harshad Kale has submitted a 5,000-page inquiry report about illegal studios constructed at Malad Marve, Erangle village and Madh area to the Commissioner's office. Nearly 43 witnesses have been examined to prepare the report. BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal is out of the country for official work. Kale refused to reveal any details about the report.

On September 6, Chahal issued a notification stating that between 2021 and 2022, around 49 complaints had been received by the BMC from citizens alleging that several illegal studios have been constructed at No Development Zone (NDZ) and Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) at Malad Marve and Madh.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

To curb festive rush, Central Railway hikes platform ticket rates from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at six stations

Central Railway has increased platform ticket rates from Rs 10 to Rs 50 on a temporary basis at major stations in Mumbai from Saturday to curb overcrowding amid the festive season, an official said.

The new rates will apply to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Thane, Kalyan and Panvel, all busy junctions catering to long-distance trains, and will remain in force till October 31, CR chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said on Friday.

22 October 2022 01:25 PM IST

Weather update: IMD predicts cloudy sky for city, suburbs

The weather agency has forecasted a generally cloudy sky in the morning for next 48 hours while the sky will be partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening it added.

IMD said that there's a possibility of light rainfall and thunderstorms in city and suburbs towards evening/night in the city and suburbs on Saturday.

22 October 2022 07:55 AM IST

With rapidly approaching deadline, BMC wards get-set-go for city beautification

Under its Mumbai beautification project, the BMC has allotted a fund of Rs. 30 crores to each of all 24 administrative wards. Since various projects costing Rs 1,700 crore need to be completed by March 2023 before civic elections, the civic wards have geared up and started the process of war footing to meet the deadline.

Accordingly, work is on for improving road dividers, traffic islands, illumination of popular junctions and improvement of footpaths and beautification of the space below the flyover, creative street furniture and wall paintings.

A tender was invited on Friday for the beautification of space below flyovers at the Metro bridge on Hirachand Desai Marg, Ghatkopar West. Similar beautification work at F North ward-Sion-Matunga will be carried out at four locations.

"We have proposed renovation and horticulture work below the bridge at Sion Circle and opposite Somaiya hospital," said Gajanana Bellale, assistant municipal commissioner of F/North.

Read more about the projects that the BMC is undertaking in our detailed report

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