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Mumbai updates: Special court remands Sena MP Sanjay Raut to custody until August 4

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 01, 2022, 09:13 PM IST
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01 August 2022 08:08 AM IST

Special drive of BMC's fire audit nails serious lapses in city nursing homes

A special drive of fire audit conducted by the BMC has found 441 nursing homes across the city to have not complied with the fire safety norms. Taking a serious note of these lapses, the civic body has registered a First information report (FIR) against 10 nursing homes in the local police stations.

During a hearing on PIL earlier in July, the Bombay High COurt questioned BMC over their inaction against illicit nursing homes in the city; accordingly, they conducted the special drive from July 11-25.

The team of health department inspected 1,258 nursing homes. Of these, 643 nursing homes have complied with fire safety measures.

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

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All the trains are plying routinely: Central Railway

Did you know you can track live location of the trains as well? If you didn't, now you do! Dear commuters, you can use CR's Yatri app to track live location.

Read our story on how it's been beneficial to public

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Mumbai weather update: Partly cloudy sky in city, suburbs

According to IMD the city and suburbs will see partly cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain. The minimum temperature will hover around 26 degree Celcius while maximum temperature will reach 32 degree Celcius

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

BMC’s another multi-crore bid to prevent flooding at chronic spots

Mumbaikars, isn't it frustrating when our roads get waterlogged quickly due to heavy downpour? Well, the civic body which already solved the issue in Gandhi Market, Hindmata areas have now come up with another solution.

To prevent flooding at the Andheri subway, S V road, Veera Desai road and nearby areas, the BMC had decided to widen Mogra nullah. In addition to this, a separate stormwater drain pipeline will be laid, which will keep the area flood-free in the monsoon, underlined by the civic officials. The estimated cost of the work is around Rs 76 crore.

Change in BMC's approach to waterlogging at chronic spots and personalised solution have worked well. Hopefully, the issue at Andheri subway will be resolved soon!

If you'd like to know more details, read our report

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Thane district logs 106 COVID-19 cases

Thane district in Maharashtra reported 106 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,34,219, a health official said on Monday.

The district is left with 758 active cases while 7,22,181COVID-19 patients have recovered so far. With no fresh death due to the infection, the fatality toll stood at 11,927 as of Sunday, he added

Thanekars, although it's a news to rejoice that no one has succumbed to COVID, the virus is still around and we still need to be careful!

Do remember: Six yards' distance, a mask is essential!

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Tribal women from Palghar manufacture sanitary pads to break cycle of migration

Conversations around menstruation and menstrual products largely happen in a hush-hush voice. Amid the mystification of a biological process, Sub-divisional magistrate Dahanu Aseema Mittal's initiative to help women from Katkari community in Palghar earn income through sanitary napkin production is a great one!

Manufacturing menstrual product guarantees a sense of permanency and steady income to these women who migrated to different parts of the state, country to work in brick kilns or as farm labourers.

Katkari community is classified as a primitive vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), but this initiative under the Integrated Tribal Development Projects (ITDP) has given them an opportunity to earn their livelihood without having to move from one place to another.

Read more about it in our report here

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Patra Chawl scam: Sanjay Raut arrested by ED, to be produced before special court today; Uddhav Thackeray calls for crisis meeting

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was arrested post-midnight in a money laundering case related to the Patra Chawl redevelopment case. He will be produced before a special court today.

What is in store for Uddhav Thackeray now that his confidant is arrested? The Shiv Sena chief has allegedly called for a crisis meeting at 1 pm today at Matoshree. The reports have said the same however there has been no official statement from either Thackeray or any office bearer of the party.

If you don't know what the Patra Chawl scam is all about, read our explainer here

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Guv Koshyari still under fire for his Gujarati-Rajasthani remark; NCP workers plan protest march from Thane to Raj Bhavan

NCP party workers will be moving from Thane's Tuljabhavani Temple to Raj Bhavan in order to protest against Governor's statement on Marathi Manoos.

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

At 35 km, Wadala TT-Gaimukh Metro boasts of max length

Mumbaikars, aren't we all excited to see completion of the metro works undertaken?! The under-construction Metro lines 4 and 4A which will connect Wadala TT to Gaimukh will be the longest metro rail corridor.

The corridor has a length of 35.25 km, 32 stations and 5 interchanges en route. In fact, this Metro line will speedily bridge the distance between Thane and the island city.

Interestingly, this project assumes further significance as it passes from the Thane district, which is also the home turf of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Want to read more about the project? Check this article by FPJ

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Houses in Navi Mumbai, Palghar area gutted in fire; no injuries

In two separate incidents, houses were gutted in fire. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

A fire broke out on the first floor of a building in Navi Mumbai's Panvel on Sunday morning after an alleged short circuit. Meanwhile, a house in Gorhe village, Palghar district was destroyed in a fire that broke out after suspected short circuit.

Mumbaikars, please ensure that you have used all the possible techniques of preventing short circuits.

01 August 2022 12:08 PM IST

Traffic updates: Traffic slow at these places

Vehicular movement is slow at Byculla bridge.

Due to pedestrian, vehicular movement is slow at Babulnath Road.

Due to bus breakdown, north bound vehicular movement is slow at IB Patel petrol pump.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut being taken to JJ Hospital for a medical checkup.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant dubs Sanjay Raut's arrest as tool to divert attention from Guv Koshyari's remark

The arrest of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is an attempt to divert the anger brewing against Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari's remarks on Mumbai, party leader Arvind Sawant claimed on Monday.

He said protests will be held in the state spontaneously against the arrest of Raut, a vocal critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Centre.

"The Enforcement Directorate's action is to divert the anger brewing after the comments made by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari against Maharashtra. We are not fools who do not understand this diversionary action," said Sawant, the Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai South.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Work on PMC election begins, corporation's term ended on July 9

The Panvel Municipal Corporation has undertaken work for civic body polls as the term of the previous office bearers ended on July 9. The work began after a notification from State Election Commission.

On behalf of the civic body's election department and following the instructions of PMC Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh, employees were given training on July 29 in the Adya Krantiveer Vasudev Balwant Phadke auditorium.

Around 160 officers and other employees of the PMC have been appointed for this purpose. This work will be carried out from July 29 to August 8.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray's massive show of solidarity, visits Sena MP Sanjay Raut's residence

Showing solidarity with party MP Sanjay Raut, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray personally visits Raut's Mumbai residence and meet his family on Monday.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Sir JJ Hospital and Grant Medical College are planning to introduce three new post-graduation courses in Emergency medicine, Geriatric medicine, and ImmunoHematology transfusion medicine.

Dean of JJ Hospital, Dr Pallavi Saple, was quoted in a Mid-day report saying that these courses will post-graduation ones and each course will have four seats.

She added that a proposal was sent to National Medical Council in the regard and it was accepted.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray to hold press meet today

Former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will interact with the media on Matoshree today at 2.30 PM

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Sanjay Raut taken to court by ED officials

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray says Government cracking down on dissenters

Former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray speaking to the media about Sanjay Raut's arrest said that the dissenting voices are being repressed.

Implicitly addressing the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other rebel legislators, Thackeray said that time changes and those in power should behave in an autocratic manner.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray slams BJP  

Thackeray slams BJP President JP Nadda and the party and said that the party is trying to homogenise India and use strength to do so. Using CBI, ED and other agencies to repress dissent is not Democracy.

Thackeray likened them to 'Hitler'.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

'I am proud of Sanjay Raut,' says Uddhav Thackeray

"I am proud of Sanjay Raut and he's a true Shiv Shainik. It is good to hear Pushpa jhukega nahi in films but Raut stood by it. He can brave through the turbulent situation and he has shown that" Uddhav Thackeray on Sena MP Raut.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

ED seeks eight-day custody of Sanjay Raut in Patra Chawl scam

ED seeks 8-day custody of Sanjay Raut. Arguments by Raut's lawyer are underway in the court, against ED's demand for remand.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Don't play with sentiments of Shiv Sainiks, Sena deputy leader tells Eknath Shinde faction

The Shiv Sena's newly appointed deputy leader Anita Birje on Monday asked leaders from the rival Eknath Shinde group to not play with the sentiments of Shiv Sainiks.

Birje was talking to the media after paying respects to Sena stalwart the late Anand Dighe at Anand Ashram in Maharashtra's Thane city, where hundreds of Shiv Sainiks had gathered to show support.

Birje, who was a close associate of the late Dighe and headed the Sena's women's wing, was on Sunday appointed as the deputy leader of the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction, while Anand Dighe's nephew Kedar was appointed as the party's Thane district unit chief.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Sanjay Raut remanded to ED custody until August 4

The Special court on Monday remanded Sanjay Raut to judicial custody until August 4. ED had sought eight-day custody while Raut's lawyer argued otherwise.

Court noted that the custodial interrogation in the case was necessary.

Raut was arrested by ED at midnight yesterday in Patra Chawl scam.

01 August 2022 03:54 PM IST

Maharashtra: Ex-minister Jitendra Awhad, NCP workers detained by Thane police ahead of protest against governor

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad and hundreds of party workers were detained by the police in Maharashtra's Thane city when they set out to stage a protest at the Raj Bhavan over Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's remarks about Mumbai.

Awhad and NCP workers were taken to Kopri police station before they could leave the city to reach the Raj Bhavan in neighbouring Mumbai.

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

Sanjay Raut waves through the ED car window as he is brought back to the ED office from the special PMLA Court

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

ED action against Sanjay Raut based on evidence: Fadnavis

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

Don't play with sentiments of Shiv Sainiks, Sena deputy leader tells Eknath Shinde faction

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

PIL challenges Eknath Shinde govt's decision to stay some orders of previous MVA dispensation

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari apologises for his remark on Mumbai and Thane 

01 August 2022 09:13 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS office in Mumbai.

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