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Mumbai updates: Bombay HC directs BMC to accept Rutuja Latke's resignation

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13 October 2022 09:24 PM IST

Maha: Tuskers destroy homes, crops in remote village in Gondia

An elephant herd has destroyed property in a remote village in Arjuni Morgaon in Maharashtra's Gondia district, after which people there were shifted to temporary shelters, a forest department official said on Thursday.

The affected persons are lodged in the zilla parishad school in Bortola and teams were tracking the movement of the 23 elephants, said Deputy Conservator of Forests Kulraj Singh.

13 October 2022 09:24 PM IST

Tempo carrying labourers overturns in Latur, 11 injured

At least 11 labourers were injured after a tempo turned turtle in Maharashtra's Latur district, police said on Thursday.

The victims were returning from Nagarsoga to Ausa after harvesting coriander when the incident took place on Wednesday night.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

Maharashtra to come out with a policy for data centres in a month: Official

The Maharashtra government will come out with a policy on the data centre business in a month's time, a senior official said on Thursday.

The official said the state already has a comprehensive policy governing the information technology sector under which data centres currently operate, but given the very high growth in data centres and the policy lagging behind the industry, a need was felt to have a separate policy exclusively for the data centres business.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

MSRTC to run 1,494 extra buses from Oct 21 to 31

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporate (MSRTC) on Thursday said it would run close to 1500 extra buses between October 21 and 31 to tide over the Diwali rush, an official said on Thursday.

Of the 1,494 buses, 368 will be operated from MSRTC's Aurangabad division, followed by 358 from Pune, 274 from Nagpur, 228 from Mumbai, 195 from Nagpur and 71 from Amravati division.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

NHAI infra trust to have 1500 km of assets by 2025; launches Rs 1500-cr NCD

The National Highways Infra Trust, which is launching a Rs 1,500-crore NCD issue next week, will have 1,500 km of operational road assets, nearly 1.5 times more than what it has now, over the next three years, according to an official.

The trust has 636 km of operational national highways with it now across eight sections, which will touch 1,500 km over the next three years.

These Invit allocations are part of the Rs 6-lakh-crore national asset monetization plan of the Centre and the National Highways Authority will be the biggest contributor to this with 27 per cent of the total share.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

Fadnavis offers prayers at Baba Ramdev temple in Jaisalmer

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday visited the famous temple of local deity Baba Ramdev in Jaisalmer district.

He also offered velvet chadar and Prasad at Baba's fadnavisamadhi.

Priest Kamal Chhangani made him worship with rituals.

Earlier, Fadnavis was welcomed by BJP workers at helipad in Ramdevra town.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

FDA seizes food items worth Rs 2.5 cr after raids at 4 shops in Thane

With Diwali round the corner, Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) raided four shops selling snacks and sweets in Thane district and seized items worth nearly Rs 2.5 crore which were not manufactured as per norms, an official said on Thursday.

FDA Joint Commissioner Sashikant Kekare said high demand for fried and milk products is witnessed during festivals and there is every possibility of adulteration of cooking oil, vanaspati and food items during these times.

The health regulator has undertaken a special drive to check quality of food items manufactured for festivals, he said in a release.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

"Serious apprehension of bias...", Uddhav faction writes to poll panel on party symbol, name

Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday wrote to the Election Commission raising objections to its recent decisions concerning the two factions ahead of next month's bypoll in East Andheri seat.

In a letter, Thackeray's lawyer said that several communications and actions of ECI have given a rise to a "serious apprehension of bias in the mind of the respondent" (Uddhav Thackeray faction).

Eknath Shinde had taken oath as Chief Minister earlier this year following a split in Shiv Sena. The two groups are contesting over "bow and arrow" symbol of Shiv Sena which has been frozen by the Election Commission ahead of the East Andheri and has given them new names and new symbols.

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

Stop the 'sin' of closing down 14K schools for poor, Congress tells Maha CM Shinde

The Congress' Maharashtra unit on Thursday called upon Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to stop the "sinful" move of shutting down some 14,000 schools ostensibly due to low enrolment of students.

State Congress President Nana Patole said that a majority of these targeted schools are situated in rural, remote, backward, or tribal belts of the state where there are no other educational options available for the poor children.

"They are children of farmers, labourers, ordinary families who sent their children to acquire education at these schools run by the districts. If these schools are closed, then these people from the poor strata shall be totally deprived of educationa It will be like a sin," he told Shinde.

13 October 2022 07:09 PM IST

Ajij Pawar: Uddhav Thackeray should have sought the help of Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP leader) when Shiv Sena's 15 MLAs deflected from the party

Ajit Pawar said further, "He (Chhagan Bhujbal) is the master of such scenarios. Had you contacted him, you could've still been the CM of Maharashtra."

13 October 2022 07:09 PM IST

Ex-Maha minister Deshmukh's aide says his arrest 'gross abuse' of law, seeks bail

Kundan Shinde, an aide of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, on Thursday moved a bail application in a special court here, claiming his arrest in a money laundering case and continued incarceration was "gross abuse" of the process of law.

The court directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the case, to file its response to Shinde's bail plea on November 1.

Shinde, who worked as a personal assistant (PA) of Deshmukh when the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader was state home minister, was arrested in June last year by the ED for his alleged role in the money laundering case.

The other accused in the case include Deshmukh (71) and dismissed assistant police inspector Sachin Waze.

13 October 2022 07:09 PM IST

Mumbai: Colaba police arrests 35-yr-old taxi driver, Sikander Khan, on charges of indulging in obscene acts by looking at school girls near school

The Colaba police said that a case was filed after a teacher gave a complaint after learning about the driver's antics.

13 October 2022 07:09 PM IST

Candidate for Andheri bypoll, Rutuja Latke meets Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshree after HC asks BMC to accept her resignation

Rutuja Latke meets Uddhav Thackeray at his residence

Rutuja Latke meets Uddhav Thackeray at his residence | Fpj

13 October 2022 08:41 PM IST

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad arrests Punjab-based 'terrorist' in Mumbai

In a joint op with ATS Maharashtra & a central agency, Punjab Police arrested Charat Singh, the main accused in Mohali RPG attack case from Mumbai. He is a close associate of Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Landa & Pakistan-based terrorist Harwinder Singh: Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav

13 October 2022 07:09 PM IST

BMC fell flat on its face: Uddhav faction on HC relief for Latke

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Thursday said the BMC had faced huge embarrassment with the Bombay High Court directing it to accept the resignation of Rutuja Latke.

The court earlier in the day asked the BMC to accept Latke's resignation, paving the way for her to contest November 3 byelection to the Andheri East Assembly constituency as the candidate of the `Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray' party.

Party leader and former Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said the BMC was an autonomous body and it should not make "a joke of itself" by working under political pressure.

13 October 2022 05:37 PM IST

Water storage 100 pc in 8 out of 11 Marathwada dams as region receives 123 pc of average rainfall

Eight out of 11 major dams in Maharashtra's Marathwada region have now reached maximum water storage capacity, while the overall percentage of the 11 combined stood at 97.98 per cent, an official said on Thursday.

Maximum storage capacity has been reached in Jayakwadi, Yeldari, Siddheshwar, Majalgaon, Penganga, Manar, Vishnupuri and Sina Kolegaon projects, while it is 75.05 per cent in Dudhna, 85.71 per cent in Manjara and 98.46 per cent in Nimna Terna, he informed.

13 October 2022 04:53 PM IST

Maha: Jalna cops announce Rs 2 lakh reward for info on temple idols' theft case

Police in Jalna in Maharashtra have announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for anyone who can give clues leading to the arrest of persons who stole 10 ancient 'panch dhatu' idols from an old temple, an official said on Thursday.

The idols were stolen from a Ram temple in Jamb Samarth village, famous as the birthplace of the renowned Sant Ramdas Samarth, in Ghansawangi tehsil on August 22, he said.

13 October 2022 04:31 PM IST

Andheri by-poll: Shiv Sena candidate Rutuja Latke tweets 'Satyamev Jayate' after Bombay HC order

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Ajit Pawar told Thackeray that had Bhujbal been roped to speak to 15 Shiv Sena rebel leaders, the MVA govt wouldn't have crashed. It was Bhujbal who played major role in saving Vilasrao Deshmukh led govt in 2002

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Bombay High Court has directed BMC to accept resignation of Rutuja Latke and give her Letter of acceptance by 11 am tomorrow. HC noted that the corporation’s act was arbitrary.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Function on the occasion of 75th birthday of Chhagan Bhujbal. 

Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, Farooq Abdullah, Javed Akhtar, Balasaheb Thorat, Upendra Kushwah, Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil, Supriya Sule, Dilip Walse Patil, Rajesh Tope, Sachin Ahir, Praful Patel in attendence.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray alleges bias writes to Election Commission; read details here

In a letter to the Election Commission, Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray claims there is bias in the selection of party names and insignia.

According to the reports in local media, the Thackeray faction has levelled serious allegations against the EC and said that they have been biased toward the Shinde camp. They also raised a question on the panel's move to freeze the party name and symbol 'bow and arrow' if Shinde camp is not running for election.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Andheri Bypoll: Bombay HC asks BMC to file reply by 2:30 today on Rutuja Latke's resignation

On Thursday, October 13 the Bombay High Court asked the Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation to inform the court by 2.30 pm today whether it will accept or not the resignation of Rutuja Latke, widow of MLA Ramesh Latke, who wants to contest from Andheri East assembly constituency for the by- elections.

During the hearing, Justice Nitin Jamdar remarked, “Tell us at 2.30 whether u are accepting or not. This is not the matter that should have come to the court. " He further asked the civic body, “If any employee wants to contest election, what is your difficulty?”

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Mumbai: Two people were killed and five injured after a car rammed into a tree on the side of Vikhroli Eastern Express Highway last night: Mumbai Police

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Traffic on Airport access road from Leela towards Terminal 2 of CSMIA, commuters please make plans accordingly

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Mumbai airport sleuths seize gold, foreign currency worth Rs 8 crore in a day

Mumbai Airport Customs in 24 hours seized 15 kgs of gold valued at Rs 7.87 crore in four different cases. They also seized foreign currency worth Rs 22 lakh in two other cases.

Seven passengers involved in the cases, that took place between October 11 and October 12, have been arrested.

Read the case details here

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Thane man files police complaint against his younger brother's Thai employer who is holding him hostage. The employer demanded USD 3,000. Case has been registered in Srinagar Police Station in city.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Mumbai: A leopard cub was reunited with its mother, C33 Delta, at Mumbai's film city on October 12. The cub was spotted early on October 10 at the location, few meters away from the boundary of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) by security staff, stated reports.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Heavy traffic on JVLR starting from Oberoi Mall junction to L&T; commuters planning to travel, please make plans accordingly

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

South bound vehicular movement is slow at Mankhurd Railway Station and south bound vehicular movement is slow at Postal Colony.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

No flying lanterns this Diwali, say city cops

The city police have issued a circular prohibiting the sale and use of flying lanterns for 30 days, starting from October 16. The action has been taken based on intelligence reports, said the police officials on Wednesday, adding that the ban will be in effect till November 14.

This means they can't be flown even during the Diwali festival, which is just around the corner. The use of flying lanterns, also called Chinese lanterns, may cause danger to human life and safety due to “the situation prevailing in areas under the control of Mumbai Police”, read the circular.

Some checks must be put on flying lantern activities like its use, sale and storage in the city to prevent activities of anti-social elements, it added. Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under section 188 (disobeying the order of public servant) of Indian Penal Code, the officials said.

13 October 2022 03:46 PM IST

Billboard menace: City dweller slams BMC for putting a billboard in the middle of the sea at Juhu

"Juhu beach has a billboard in the middle of the sea. As if buildings, road sides, trains n metro was not enough. This huge digital screen not only disrupts what little peace Mumbai had left but also shows to what level co will stoop. Why was this allowed," a resident named Sayunkta tweeted expressing her disdain.

13 October 2022 07:52 AM IST

Light rains, thundershowers forecast for city for next two days

Following heavy rains on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted partly cloudy skies with light rains and thundershowers in the city and suburbs for the next two days. Most parts of the city, including areas like Andheri, Vile Parle, Borivali and Mulund, experienced heavy rains from Wednesday afternoon up till late evening.

According to the IMD, a cyclonic circulation at the coast of Tamil Nadu has formed along with other monsoon systems which are resulting in rains over the city.

Although Mumbai was supposed to begin its monsoon retreat five days ago on October 8, IMD official Sushma Nair said that the city may have to wait for another week before monsoon retreat begins.

“Till the climate remains wet, the withdrawal can't set in. We are experiencing rains due to certain weather systems which are delaying the dryness of the weather and other factors which confirm the retreat of monsoon in any given region,” she explained.

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