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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 22, 2022, 08:16 PM IST
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22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Assault weapons found on abandoned yacht in Raigad district were AK-56 rifles; 247 bullets also recovered: Police

The three assault rifles found on board an unmanned yacht in the Arabian sea in Maharashtra's Raigad district recently were AK-56 rifles, local police said on Monday and added 247 bullets were also seized.

Officials had earlier said three AK-47 rifles were found on board the yacht.

The 16-metre-long yacht named 'Lady Han' was found off Harihareshwar coast in Shrivardhan taluka of Raigad district on August 18.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

WR removes bottlenecks to improve train safety & speed

Western Railway has completed yet another major infrastructure project aimed at removing operational bottlenecks in order to improve train safety and speed. The work of realignment of curves and removal of diamond crossings as well as points on harbour lines at Mahim was successfully completed on August 21, 2022. The work started on June 20, 2022

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Navi Mumbai: Nerul plot receives highest ever bid at Rs 3.85 lakh per sq meter

A 3,069 sq meters residential-cum-commercial plot at sector 19 A in Nerul in Navi Mumbai received the highest Rs 3.85 lakh per sq. meter during an e-auction conducted by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) last week of which the result was declared on Monday. In 2016, a 3,050 sqm plot at sector 13 in Sanpada had received the highest bid at Rs. 3,39,339 per sq meter.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

'Law considers women as a class belonging to weaker section of society': Bombay HC

Observing that inconvenience to a lady “needs to be given more priority because the law considers women as class belonging to weaker section of society and needs more protection”, the Bombay High Court has allowed her petition seeking transfer of matrimonial plea from Family Court (FC) in Pune to FC in Thane, where she is currently residing.

Justice Shriram Modak, passed the order last week while hearing transfer petitions filed by both, the wife and husband.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Five arrested in possession of Sandboa snake worth Rs 70 lakh in Kalyan

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Fire safety rules: Maharashtra government forms four-member committee headed by former BMC commissioner

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Trio booked for duping people via Ponzi schemes in Bhayandar. No arrests made so far

The Navghar police have registered a case of fraud against three people for allegedly duping people-mostly housewives of lakhs of rupees by floating illegal investment schemes and auction-based draws in Bhayandar.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Maharashtra logs 1183 new COVID-19 cases, 1098 recoveries on August 22; one death reported

Maharashtra on Monday, August 22, recorded 1,183 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 11,725. Besides, 1 COVID-19 death was reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,48,196.

1098 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 79,25,645. The recovery rate in the state is 98.02%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.83%.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Girl feared drowned in Vasai drain found living in uncle's UP home

A teenage girl who was believed to have drowned in a major drain in Nalasopara in Maharashtra's Palghar district and for whom authorities carried out an extensive search operation has been traced to Uttar Pradesh, a police official said on Monday.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Carnac bridge in Mumbai to be shut for traffic, railway ready for its demolition

British-era Carnac bridge, which crosses railway tracks between CSMT and Masjid stations in south Mumbai, will be demolished as the old structure poses danger to safe train operations, Central Railway officials have said.

The officials said that Mumbai Traffic Police have given a 'no objection certificate' (NOC) with certain conditions for the closure of the bridge and also announced to shut it for traffic from Monday.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Mumbai sees 592 COVID-19 cases, drop of 27 per cent from Sunday; two die, 584 recover

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

Special CBI court rejects bail plea of Chhota Shakeel's aide Ajay Nawandar

A special CBI court has rejected the bail plea of Chhota Shakeel's aide, Ajay Ramesh Nawandar, who was arrested by the agency in an alleged multicrore DHFL bank fraud case.

22 August 2022 08:16 PM IST

A catamaran yacht seized by customs at Mumbai's domestic cruise terminal

33 metres catamaran sailing yacht, RuiZi 11001 has been detained for checking by Mumbai customs at Domestic Cruise terminals.

According to sources, all foreign flag vessels are being inspected following high alert and seizure of yacht with AK-47 assault rifle in Raigad last week.

22 August 2022 05:27 PM IST

Maharashtra government to set up cyber intelligence unit: Dy CM Fadnavis

Responding to a query in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, Fadnavis said cyber crimes have gone up, especially after the coronavirus pandemic, as many people preferred the online mode for financial transactions.

22 August 2022 05:27 PM IST

Dilip Chhabria of DC Motors appears before ED today in the money laundering case against him. Currently, he is being interrogated.

22 August 2022 05:27 PM IST

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passes by voice vote bill proposing the direct election of gram panchayat sarpanch

22 August 2022 04:00 PM IST

WhatsApp 26/11 threat message: Detained man says he is from UP

The Mumbai Police probing the threat messages warning of a "26/11-like" attack on the city questioned the man detained from neighbouring Virar on the second consecutive day on Sunday.

The city police on Saturday had received a threat message warning them of a attack like 26/11. The police began a probe on the issue.

Read more about the case here

22 August 2022 04:00 PM IST

NMMC to create 134 artificial ponds for the Ganpati festival

FPJ earlier reported that BMC will be creating 162 artificial ponds for Ganesh visarjan, now Navi Mumbai civic body has also decided to create 134 artificial ponds for idol immersion.

Every year, the civic body creates artificial ponds in every node for the convenience of citizens and to control the rush at the natural ponds. The artificial ponds are used to immerse idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP).

22 August 2022 04:00 PM IST

Bombay High Court has clubbed 22 FIRs against Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale and 6 FIRs against student Nikhil Bhamre

The first FIR against Chitale at Kalwa police station will be treated as the main FIR and the other FIRs will be treated as statements under 164 CrPC.

Ketaki Chitale and Nikhil Bhamre were arrested for their social media post against NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

22 August 2022 04:00 PM IST

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passed by voice vote the bill proposing direct election of Municipal Council president

22 August 2022 03:05 PM IST

A Mumbai special court has rejected the plea of police to cancel the bail granted to independent legislator couple MP Navneet Rana and MLA Ravi Rana. The duo had addressed the media on the subject of the case after getting bail. Hence, the violation, the police had claimed. They are accused in Hanuman Chalisa recital row.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Why not CM be elected directly? asks LoP Ajit Pawar opposing govt’s bill proposing direct election of president of municipal council

Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ajit Pawar on Monday strongly opposed the Shinde-Fadnavis government’s bill proposing the direct election of president of the municipal council.

Pawar questioned why the Chief Minister should not be elected directly from the people. The bill was moved by the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde who strongly justified the bill reversing the Shiv Sena led Maha Vikas Aghadi government's election of the municipal council president by the general body of elected members.

Pawar reminded Shinde that he had presented the bill reversing the Fadnavis government's direct election of municipal council. ‘’So what has changed in the last two and half years for Shinde in his new role as the Chief Minister to table this bill proposing the direct election?he asked.

‘’Such decisions are harmful to democracy. If you are going to elect the municipal council president by the people, why don't you also elect the chief minister?’’he asked. He said that the implementation of Fadnavis government’s decision for direct election of municipal council president was not successful.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Due to landslide, south bound vehicular movement is slow at Mankhurd Railway Bridge

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Central Railway to ply six special trains between Mumbai and Mangaluru Junction for Ganeshotsav

Central Railway will run six additional Ganpati special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Mangaluru Junction to manage the rush of passengers during the festive season.

CR has already announced the running of 212 Ganpati Special services. With the introduction of six additional services, the total number of Ganpati Specials this year will be 218.

Get all the details in our report here

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Video of an undertrial cutting cake in police van with his friends goes viral

A video showing an undertrial cutting a birthday cake inside a police van when he was brought to court for a hearing in Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone viral on social media, prompting police to begin an inquiry, an official said on Sunday.

Roshan Jha from Ulhasnagar celebrated his birthday by cutting a cake that his friends passed to him through the window of the police escort van stationed near the court premises, he said.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Heavy traffic near the Mota Nagar building, in Andheri, adjacent to the Western Express Highway. 

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

BMC to undertake Rs 23.63 crore water pipeline repair, replacement project

The BMC supplies 3,850 million litres of water daily to the city. However, due to pilferage and unauthorised connections, almost 25 per cent (around 900 million litres) of water is wasted daily.

After receiving numerous complaints from the western suburbs, the civic body has undertaken the work of leak detection and is also laying 450 to 900 mm of new pipelines in Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar. The estimated cost of the work is around Rs 23.63 crore.

According to city-based NGO Praja's report on civic issues, in 2021, the BMC received 11,855 complaints related to water, of which 29 per cent or 3,434 were about leaks. The remaining 1,369 (12 per cent) and 3,914 (30 per cent) complaints were regarding quality and shortage, respectively.

Read more about the project here

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Special PMLA court extends Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's judicial custody till 5th September, in the Patra Chawl land scam case.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Opposition stages protest at the entrance of Vidhan Bhavan 

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Traffic congested at multiple places across city

Dear commuters, please note there's traffic on Western Express Highway, between Airport Road Metro and JB Nagar metro and from Airoli towards Ghatkopar.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Vehicular movement is slow at the Mankhurd railway station to Vashi check naka junction due to the bottleneck lane and Metro work.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Due to a Truck breakdown at Aarey Bridge vehicular movement is slow.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Thane records 324 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 1,904

Maharashtra's Thane district has recorded 324 new COVID-19 cases, taking its infection tally to 7,38,777, a health official said on Monday.

With the addition of the latest numbers on Sunday, the district currently has 1,904 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

No death was reported on Sunday and the fatality toll in the district stood at 11,938.

The recovery count in Thane has reached 7,25,364, he added.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Prince Aly Khan Hospital stops admissions after audit finds main building unsafe

The Prince Aly Khan Hospital at Mazgaon, a part of the Aga Khan Health Services, India, has halted in-patient admissions and suspended surgical operations after an independent structural audit of the main building completed at the directive of the BMC.

The audit indicated that despite regular and timely maintenance, the main hospital building was structurally weak and unsafe for occupancy.

Other patient services, like the OPD, which are housed outside the main hospital building, will continue in the interim.

The hospital management is taking necessary precautions to avoid any untoward incidents on the premises.

This comes after a building in Borivali collapsed four days ago.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

People hold protest after a person creates ruckus during Ganpati idol procession, arrested

A man from Mumbai was booked and arrested from spot under IPC sections 295 A and 153A in the Nagpada police station area. He was arrested after he created a ruckus during Ganpati idol procession. DCP Yogesh Kumar said that further legal process is on and the situation is peaceful.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Mumbai weather update: Light to moderate rains in city for next 48 hours


Mumbai and the suburbs will witness generally cloudy sky and light to moderate showers for the next 48 hours, forecasted India Meterological Department. The weather agency also forecasted an occasional intense rainfall.

The minimum temperature is also expected to hover around 26°C while the expected maximum temperature is 31°C.

22 August 2022 02:42 PM IST

Commuters, check the latest local train update here

22 August 2022 07:50 AM IST

BMC to build 162 ponds for Ganesh idol immersions

Ganeshotsav is just around the corner and not just Mumbaikars, everyone is excited to welcome Bappa without restrictions this year.

With state government lifting all pandemic related restrictions, BMC has swung into prep mode as well. They have distributed booklets of guidelines for Ganesh mandals and also said that 162 artificial ponds will be built for visarjan.

Last year it had set up 173. There are also 73 natural water resources in the city. In addition, the municipality will deploy trucks with immersion facilities and idol collection centres in all 24 wards. The BMC has requested citizens to complete their prayers and other pre-immersion rituals at home to avoid overcrowding.

The civic body has published its website link – shreeganeshvisarjan.com – where citizens can enrol their details. This way the authorities can send details of immersion times and places directly to devotees’ phones. Further, the BMC will deploy cranes at natural immersion places to handle big idols.

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