Mumbai Traffic police issue new restrictions for Devi idol immersion; check details here
The Mumbai Traffic Police on Saturday issued new traffic restrictions and directions that will be implemented during the Navratri – Durga Idol immersion days – between October 5 to 6, across the Mumbai police jurisdiction.
A total of 22 roads will be closed in South Mumbai and Eastern Suburbs during these days. It includes Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road from Gol Deul to Girgoan Chowpatty, Dr. Dadasahbeb Badkamkar Marg in all junctions from Alibhai Premji junction to Triveni Chowk (Grant Road Junction) i.e, except for idol immersion vehicle towards Chowpatty.
BMC chief welcomes SC decision to construct public amenities on Coastal road's reclaimed land
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal welcomed the Supreme Court's order which allowed the civic body to construct various public amenities on the reclaimed land of the Coastal Road Project.
"Supreme Court's order will help BMC to complete the Coastal road project within time," said Chahal.
BMC will construct public toilets, walking, jogging and cycling tracks, a butterfly garden, an open theatre, play grounds for children besides police stations, bus stops, subways for crossing road, jetty while three underground parking with capacity of 1857 vehicles has also been proposed.
Mumbai, suburbs to see partly cluody sky with possibility of light to moderate rain and thundershowers. Monsoon is showing no retreat yet, so it's a good idea to carry an umbrella Mumbaikars! Stay safe!
36 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; active tally at 355
Maharashtra's Thane district has reported 36 new COVID-19 cases, taking its infection tally to 7,45,085, a health official said on Sunday.
With the addition of the latest numbers on Saturday, there are currently 355 active COVID-19 cases in Thane, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.
The death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,962. The recovery count has reached 7,33,500, he added. (PTI)
BPT Tenants Association carried out a silent protest on Sunday, October 2 at around 8:45am. The protest is against the policies of BPT for the tenants who are staying on the land of BPT from Colaba to Chembur. Protest started from Nariman Point Air India Building.
Mega block on Central Railway's Main and Harbour lines today; check details here
Central Railway will be operating Mega Block on October 2, Sunday, at suburban stations to carry out maintenance works.
The mega block is being carried out between Matunga and Mulund on Main line and between Panvel and Vashi on Harbour line.
Read our report here for the details
Navi Mumbai: 1 killed following building collapse; rescue operation underway
A 31-year-old man died after a portion of ground plus a three-storey building collapsed at Bonkode village in Koparkhiarne on Saturday night.
While the building collapsed around 10.30 pm, the body was found on Sunday morning, said NMMC’s Disaster control official. Soon after the incident, the fire brigade rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.
According to police, a portion of the 25-year-old Vaishnavi Apartment building collapsed. While clearing the debris, the body of a man, identified as Priyavart Sarveshwar Dutt, was found on Sunday morning.
16 arrested as police bust fake call centre scamming Americans
Thane police have busted a fake call centre which allegedly duped US citizens after offering them loans and arrested 16 people in this connection, an official said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the call centre located in Wagle Estate area of Maharashtra's Thane city on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday and nabbed the people working there, including three women, senior police inspector V B Murtadak said.
He said the accused would contact people in the US and offer them loans. After obtaining their bank account details, the accused would siphon off funds from their accounts, the official said.
In the Dahisar area, a case of cheating a woman by promising to get her work with actor Rajinikanth has come to the fore. Case registered against 2 people on the basis of the woman's statement: Mumbai Police
For water pipeline repair at Wilson College, bus routes 42, 67, 105 have been diverted from 11.30 am onwards via Dalvi Hospital, Babulnath Mandir and Upwards via Tambe Chowk, Babulnath Mandir, Dalvi Hospital: BEST
Unplanned water cuts affect severely CIDCO areas
The water supply was severely affected in CIDCO-administered areas on Sunday as the work on the pipeline was delayed and the shutdown was extended.
For the last two days, Kharghar, Taloja, Ulwe, and Dronagiri nodes have not received water.
Residents of these nodes have expressed anger over unplanned water cuts. They alleged that the sudden water cut dented their festive moods.
Around 3000 to 4000 Shiv Sena workers from Worli, Aaditya Thackeray's constituency join Eknath Shinde's camp ahead of Dussehra Rally.
Shinde camp releases new teaser ahead of the Dussehra Rally claiming stake on Balasaheb Thackeray's legacy.
Mumbai Airport Customs on Saturday arrested a Kenyan national woman, under NDPS Act & seized 4970 grams Heroin valued at Rs 34.79 Cr. The passenger who has been remanded to judicial custody. Contraband was found concealed in a specially made cavity inside a trolley bag.
Palghar: Man accused of rape, suicide abetment caught after 9 years
A 29-year-old man accused of raping a woman and abetting her suicide nine years ago has been arrested by police in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official said on Sunday.
The accused, Sultan alias Raja Noormohammad Shaikh, had allegedly raped the 19-year-old woman on various occasions in February 2013 after giving her drinks laced with sedatives, Mira Bhayander-Vasai Virar police's senior inspector Pramod Badakh said.
The victim became pregnant, but the accused asked her not to inform anyone about it or else he would make her objectionable video clip public, he said.
Mumbai International Airport on alert over email warning of a bomb, security beefed up
Security agencies have been put on alert after an email was received at the Mumbai International Airport warning about a bomb on an IndiGo plane, police officials said Sunday.
While the warning turned out to be a hoax, the security has been beefed up at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, they said.
"On Saturday night, an email was received at the Mumbai airport, in which it was written that a bomb had been planted in Indigo flight number 6E 6045," an official said.
This flight was to take off from Mumbai and land at Ahmedabad. It was checked after the email, but nothing was found on the flight, the Mumbai police said.
However, the flight was delayed. Security agencies are investigating the matter.
Death threat to CM Eknath Shinde, security outside 'Varsha' and his Thane residence increased
Ahead of Dussehra rally, the Maharashtra state intelligence department had credible inputs about a threat to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's life. The inputs suggested that there could be a suicide attack. The police have stepped up vigil and security arrangements. Detailed report by Sanjay Jog to follow.
Kenyan national held with Rs 34 cr worth Heroin by customs, six gold smuggling bids foiled at CSMIA
The officers from the Mumbai Airport Customs on Saturday nabbed a Kenyan national woman for allegedly attempting to smuggle 4970 grams of Heroin valued at Rs 34.79 crore.
BMC to beautify Mumbai
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will emphasize on Illumination to beautify Mumbai. Last month BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had declared 16 points agenda for the beautification of Mumbai.
'I don't pay attention to it': CM Eknath Shinde on death threats to him
"Our home dept & home minister Devendra Fadanavis are capabale & we trust them. I won't be scared of such threats, nobody can stop me from working for the public. I will continue to work for them," said the chief minister
"We respect the Bombay High Court's decision and will not challenge it in Supreme Court," says Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on Bombay High Court permitting the Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.
Dahisar: Two booked for defrauding 21-year-old woman
The Dahisar Police on Saturday registered a case against two men for cheating a 21-year-old woman on the pretext of giving her an acting opportunity with Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth. The duo extorted Rs. 10 lakh from the victim, confirmed the police.