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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, September 05, 2022, 08:36 PM IST
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05 September 2022 08:36 PM IST

J.S.S. Road closed in up direction from Princess Street Jn. to Girgaon Church for all vehicular traffic from 20:00 hrs for Gauri Immersion.

Routes 66,86,88 etc. diverted via Shamaldas Gandhi Mg. then Maharshi Karve Marg upto Opera House.

Due to closure of Jijibhai lane from junction of Bharatmata, buses of route 14 in Up direction diverted via ITC hotel Earnest Borjes Marg up to Khanolkar chowk from 8.10 pm.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Due to Gauri Ganapati immersion at Chincholi Talao, Navi Mumbai, bus route 502 diverted from Sector 24 to Sector 2 from 7 pm.

Additionally, due to the immersion at Versova, bus routes 32, 234, 251, 249, 210 and 425, curtailed at Seven bungalows instead of Yari Road from 7 pm onwards.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Man strangles wife to death over petty dispute; held in Nallasopara

A 25-year-old man allegedly strangled his wife to death following an argument at their house in Nalla Sopara area of Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Monday.

The police arrested Bhavik Rameshbhai Thakkar for allegedly killing his wife Munni (23) on Sunday, the station house officer of Nalla Sopara police station said.

The couple used to have frequent quarrels and things took a turn for worse when the victim asked the accused for money and a heated argument ensued, he said.

The accused slapped the victim, pushed her and strangled her to death, he said.

The police were alerted and the body was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem, the official added.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Two employees of CA firm held for stealing Rs 13 lakh in Mulund

A debt-ridden man working with a chartered accountant has been arrested along with a colleague for allegedly stealing Rs 13 lakh from his employer in Mulund in Mumbai, a police official said on Monday.

Mulund-resident Sumit Wadekar and Chetan Bhabhe from Dombivali in Thane district were held on Sunday and the looted amount has been recovered from them, he added.

"Wadekar was asked to collect Rs 13 lakh from a client in Ghatkopar by his employer on Saturday, which he did. However, close to office, the money was stolen by one person who tried to choke Wadekar with a handkerchief," the official said.

"The entire episode seemed suspicious. So we questioned Wadekar. He confessed that the theft was carried out by him along with Bhabhe, who had run away with the cash after trying to choke him," the official said.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

City reports 173 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in a day

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Kin of 24 martyred soldiers honoured in Latur

The 53 Maharashtra Battalion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) honoured the kin of martyred soldiers at a function in Latur in Maharashtra on Monday.

Fourteen of these martyred soldiers hailed from Osmanabad and 10 from Latur, an official said.

Their kin were presented with a plaque signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event held to commemorate 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

12 per cent of Jan Dhan bank accounts in Maharashtra have zero balance: Official

Maharashtra has 3.16 crore bank accounts opened under the Jan Dhan scheme, but 12 per cent of them have zero balance and currently not operational, a senior banker said on Monday.

Banks need to reach out to these account holders and make them financially literate so that they are able to undertake regular transactions and keep the accounts active, he said after a State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting in Aurangabad in central Maharashtra.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Thieves loot Rs 10.55 lakh from sub-inspector's Jalna home

Thieves broke into the house of a police sub-inspector in Jalna on Monday morning and looted cash and ornaments cumulatively valued at Rs 10.55 lakh, an official said.

The theft took place in the house of PSI Madhukar Patil in Sharda Nagar in Ambad at 11:30am, he said.

"They took ornaments worth Rs 8.75 lakh and Rs 1.80 lakh cash. The PSI was on duty at the time. CCTV footage of the vicinity is being checked to nab the culprits," he added.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Dadar: Two arrested for stealing gold worth Rs 1.24 crore from jewellery store

Mumbai Police have nabbed two men for allegedly stealing gold ornaments worth Rs 1.24 crore from a jewellery store in central Mumbai, police said on Monday, according to the PTI.

According to an official, the culprit was apprehended on Saturday by the crime department of the Mumbai Police for the theft that happened on August 24 at a well-known jewellery store in the Dadar neighbourhood.

He revealed that unidentified individuals broke into the store on August 24 between 2 and 5 p.m. and fled with 2.4 kilogramme of gold jewellery valued Rs. 1.24 crore.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Goregaon: Driver of ATM cash deposit van flees with money

The Mumbai Police have started a manhunt for the driver of an ATM cash-filling vehicle who fled on Monday afternoon with the van and the cash inside.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Maharashtra logs 549 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3 fatalities ina day

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Nashik sees 20 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 171

Maharashtra's Nashik district on Monday recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus that raised the tally of infections to 4,81,622, an official said.

The toll remained unchanged at 8,904, and the count of recoveries reached 4,72,547 after 33 patients recovered from the disease, he said.

The district is now left with 171 active cases, the official said.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Elgar case: Special NIA court refuses bail to activist Gautam Navlakha

A special NIA court here on Monday rejected the bail plea of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Elghar Parishad-Maoist links case.

Navlakha, arrested on August 28, 2018, moved the court for bail more than 6 months ago and in his plea has also cited health issues while seeking relief. He was initially kept under house arrest, but was later sent to judicial custody and lodged at the Taloja prison in neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

05 September 2022 07:42 PM IST

Bombay HC seeks suggestions from experts on ways to make currency user friendly for visually impaired

The Bombay High Court on Monday sought suggestions from experts about means and methods that can be adopted to make Indian currency notes and coins more user friendly for visually impaired persons.

A division bench of Justices Prasanna Varale and Sharmila Deshmukh noted that while the court may keep passing orders, sometimes it too may be proceeding in the dark and hence, suggestions from experts will be required to come up with a solution.

05 September 2022 05:05 PM IST

Will miss my twin: NCP leader Supriya Sule on Cyrus Mistry

Calling Cyrus Mistry her twin, NCP leader Supriya Sule on Monday said she has been devastated by the demise of the former chairman of Tata Sons.

"My husband Sadanand and daughter Revati were scheduled to meet Cyrus and his wife in London on September 12 but fate had other plans," Sule told PTI.

Recalling her friendship of almost three decades with Mistry, the Lok Sabha member said he always kept a low profile and loved Maharashtrian food.

"He was very simple and very, very humble. God's human being," she said.

Sule said, "We were like twins as we had a lot of common habits. We always talked on the phone while eating. This habit irked his wife Rohiqa who used to point out that it was rude to eat and talk at the same time." "Just going to Pune and eating simple food was what he liked. He was as comfortable in Matheran and Mahabaleshwar as he was in Switzerland and Paris," Sule said.

The NCP leader said Cyrus was very kind to his school friends. His school friends were his best friends, she added.

"He hated being photographed, flashlights and any sort of attention. He was always punctual and valued time and people. He had all the good qualities of leadership and management. He read a lot of books, was very respectful and soft-spoken," she said.

05 September 2022 05:05 PM IST

BMC launches WhatsApp Chatbot, which allows Mumbaikars to find information about their nearest idol immersion site by scanning QR code.

05 September 2022 05:05 PM IST

Bombay HC asks, "Is Maha govt waiting for auspicious day to frame policy on clean, hygienic toilets in schools?"

The Bombay High Court on Monday said the condition of toilets in schools across Maharashtra was very bad, and asked the state government if it was powerless or waiting for some auspicious day to frame a policy on the issue.

A division bench of Justices Prasanna Varale and Sharmila Deshmukh said it was "pained by the sorry state of affairs".

The court was hearing a petition filed by two law students Nikita Gore and Vaishnavi Gholave, raising concerns over the central and state governments not implementing effective menstrual hygiene management resulting in women, and particularly adolescent girls, facing problems.

The petition also pointed out the issue of unclean and unhygienic washrooms and toilets for girls in government aided schools.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

NCP hits out at Maharashtra govt for withdrawing MVA`s list of nominations for Legislative Council

The NCP on Monday claimed the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government`s decision to withdraw the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi`s recommendation for nomination of 12 names as MLCs under the governor`s quota was a bid to lure more leaders into the ruling camp.

The previous government led by Uddhav Thackeray had two years ago recommended 12 names for nomination as MLCs, but the file was never approved by Governor B S Koshyari.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Thane: Two injured after house ceiling plaster collapses

Two persons were injured after their house ceiling plaster fell on them in Maharashtra's Thane city on Monday, civic officials said.

The victims were sleeping in their apartment located in a ground-plus-four storey building in Budhaji Nagar when the ceiling plaster collapsed around 5 am, Thane Municipal Corporation's Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Avinash Sawant said.

A 22-year-old man and a woman aged 27 suffered injuries. They have been admitted to the Kalwa civic hospital for treatment, the official said.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Due to the closure of J Mehta Marg by the Police, the operation of Bus Route No. 37,63,104,121,122,135 has been suspended at Petit Hall from 12.00 PM onwards.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

CM Eknath Shinde holding a virtual dialogue with teachers on the occasion of Teacher's Day today

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs a meeting of BJP MPs, MLAs, MLCs and corporators with respect to the upcoming BMC elections, at the residence of Deputy CM Devendra Fadanvis in Mumbai.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Ganeshotsav 2022: Noise levels touch new heights in Mumbai

After 2 years of very low noise levels, the use of drums, conical loudspeakers, and banjos increased noise levels on the 5th day of Ganpati Visarjan (immersion).

The combination of drums and banjo created the highest noise level, 115.6dB at the Babulnath corner of Marine Drive and 112.1dB at Bandra.

Sumaira Abdulali, from Awaaz Foundation, said that the second highest noise was recorded when a metal cylinder was beaten by a metal hammer at 109.4dB at Linking Road and by drums when sound was reflected off metal barriers of the Metro construction at SV Road, Khira Nagar.

The highest noise level in 2019 was 111.5 and, like this year, was created by banjo.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Cyrus Mistry's last rites to be performed at Mumbai's Worli crematorium on Tuesday morning

The last rites of former Chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry, will be performed on Tuesday at 10 am at Worli crematorium in Mumbai.

Well-known industrialist and former Tata Sons chairman Mistry died in a road accident near Mumbai on Sunday evening.

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Bhima-Koregaon case: Activist Gautam Navlakha denied bail by a special NIA court in Mumbai

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Dr Anahita Pandole & her husband Darius Pandole, who were travelling with Cyrus Mistry, being treated at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. 

05 September 2022 03:32 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis offered prayers to Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

Sanjay Raut's custody in Patra Chawl scam extended until September 19

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

CIDCO simplifies house allotment for journalists

Journalists looking to buy a house constructed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) do not need to obtain an eligibility certificate. The CIDCO will check the eligibility if applicants are allotted houses in the lottery draw.

The journalists who wished to buy CIDCO flats, earlier, had to avail an eligibility certificate from the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations (DGIPR) but it was a time extensive process thus delaying allotment of apartments.

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

Traffic to remain slow due to pre-arranged visit of VVIP

Due to scheduled of a VVIP person in city, many areas will see a traffic congestion today from 11 AM to 1 PM.

The areas where traffic will likely be slow: Malabar Hill, Kemps Corner, Haji Ali, Seven Roads, Chinchpokli, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Near Leelavati, Babulnath, Mahalaxmi, Race Course and Lalbaug in Parel

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

Vegetable prices continue to soar due to poor supply

The prices of vegetable in the city is on the rise. Most vegetables, in retail, are being sold above Rs 80 per kg presently. Traders at the wholesale market say that the supply will increase only after winter sets in by October-November.

The price rise has been caused due to poor supply of vegetables in the city markets. The supply dipped due to excess rainfall in regions that supply vegetables to Mumbai.

According to traders at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), earlier vehicles were not arriving from many places due to water logging and the poor state of roads in deep villages. Now, the lack of availability of vegetables are causing the price rise.

Check the price comparison here

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

Thane: Society kids donate cricket kits to 100 slum children

Children from Lakshmi Narayan Housing Society, in Thane, on Sunday donated cricket and badminton kits to more than 100 kids from the slums of Janka Devi Nagar and Bhim Nagar, near Little Flower High School.

Kasber Augustine, president of Thane Citizen’s Forum (TCF), who planned the initiative, said slum children are deprived of play because of their economic status and lack of proper playgrounds.

“We tried our best to fulfill their wish. There is always a joy in giving to those who are not so fortunate,” he said.

05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

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05 September 2022 11:55 AM IST

Carnac bridge to be back with new look in 22 months

The British-era Carnac bridge located between CSMT and Masjid stations in south Mumbai will return with a new look in 2024. Dismantling and reconstruction work of this bridge will is likely to be completed in 22 months.

The height of the existing bridge (being dismantled) is 4.9 metre which will be replaced by 5.9 metre high bridge. Moreover, the new bridge will be nearly 9 metre wider than the existing bridge.

The width of the existing old bridge is 18.2 metre including both side pathways (foot path). The new bridge will be around 27 metre wide including both pathways.

Dismantling work is being carried out by the CR and reconstruction work will be carried out by BMC.

05 September 2022 07:57 AM IST

Light rainfall over city likely this week

Mumbaikars were in for a surprise when they woke up with heavy rains lashing the city on the weekend. Brace yourselves for more showers, albeit lighter than what the city saw over the weekend.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said there is a possibility of a new weather system over the week resulting in light to moderate rain spells over the city and suburbs.

IMD official Sushma Nair explained that rainfall that occurred over the weekend was due to thunderstorm activity but new developments show formation of climactic systems that induce rainfall.

"According to new developments, there is a possibility of new systems generating over the week which will most likely result in good rainfall over the west coast of Maharashtra, including the city and suburbs.”

According to Nair, this is because the IMD is expecting westerly winds to get stronger over the week which will result in rainfall.

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