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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:51 PM IST
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27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

As Tata-Airbus project flies to Gujarat, NCP slams CM Eknath Shinde's 'ineptitude'

With the Tata-Airbus project to make the C-295 military aircraft also going to Gujarat, Maharashtra's opposition Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday slammed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for being "ineffective".

NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said that after the Vedanta-Foxconn project was shifted to Gujarat in mid-September, Shinde had assured the people of this state that the Tata-Airbus military aircraft manufacturing plant will come up in Nagpur.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Traitors kept the boxes but did not help farmers affected by rains and floods, Aaditya 

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

HC asks Maha to hand over to Johnson & Johnson lab report based on which licence to manufacture baby powder was cancelled 

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to hand over to Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd a report of the Central Drug Laboratory, Kolkata, based on which the state had cancelled the company's cosmetic manufacturing licence for its Mulund facility for its baby powder.

A vacation bench of Justices N J Jamadar and Sharmila Deshmukh passed the decision on Wednesday while hearing a petition filed by the company challenging two orders of the state government - one dated September 15 cancelling the license and the second dated September 20 ordering to immediately stop manufacturing and sale of the company's baby powder product.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Mumbai sees 59 COVID-19 cases, no death; active tally now 650 as 147 recover 

Mumbai on Thursday reported 59 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally here to 11,53,642, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,738, a civic official said. The addition to the tally was a drop from the 81 cases reported a day earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official pointed out. Only 10 of the new cases required hospitalisation, including two needing oxygen support, he said, adding that the number of people on oxygen support in the city now stood at nine.

The recovery count increased by 147 and reached 11,33,254, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 650, he said.So far, 1,84,38,166 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Mumbai, including 2,495 in the last 24 hours, as per BMC data. It also revealed the recovery rate was 98.2 per cent and the overall growth rate of cases between October 19 and 26 was 0.009 percent. The caseload doubling time stood at 7,632, up from 6,941 days on Wednesday.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Uddhav-led Sena pitches for Bal Thackeray's photo on currency notes

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to add images of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh on Indian currency notes (ICN), clamour grew on Thursday among various political parties to 'topple' or 'overcrowd' Mahatma Gandhi's exalted pedestal on the country's paper money.Various leaders from different parties such as the BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena (UBT), Republican Party of India (K) and others came up with different heroes - ranging from Gods and Goddesses to historical icons and freedom fighters who could share space with Gandhiji on the ICN.

BJP legislators like Nitesh Rane and Ram Kadam demanded the pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Veer Savarkar, among others, on the ICN. They even circulated photoshopped ICN of Rs 200 and Rs 500 denominations showing the three leaders - with Gandhiji conspicuously missing in their proposed designs!Prominent Congress Dalit leader Nitin Raut demanded to add the image of B.R. Ambedkar, which was seconded by Shiv Sena's (UBT) ex-Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar."Why not Ambedkar? It's because of him that the country is enjoying the fruits of democracy today," they pointed out.

Republican Party of India (K) President Sachin Kharat demanded to add the image of Gautam Buddha, senior Sena (UBT) leader Anil Parab pitched the name of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, while deputy leader Raghunath Kuchik suggested Lord Ram or even Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway

Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway

Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway | Salman Ansari

Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway

Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway | Salman Ansari

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Maha rains: Declare wet drought, give immediate assistance to farmers, says NCP's Sule 

Nationalist Congress Party Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule on Thursday demanded that the Maharashtra government declare a 'wet drought' in the state to give relief to farmers facing losses due to heavy rains.

"The excess rainfall in various parts of Maharashtra damaged the crops and turned farms into lakes. It is my request to Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to declare wet drought in the state," the Baramati MP tweeted.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Mumbai Airport Customs intercept two Indian lady passengers arriving from Dubai with 2.65 kgs of 24Kt gold in wax form valued at around 1.39 Crore

The officers of Mumbai Airport Customs intercepted two Indian lady passengers arriving from Dubai to Mumbai via Indigo flight 6E- 64. During personal search, both the ladies were found with something wrapped below their knees with bandage like arrangement. 

On examination, it was found that both the ladies had wrapped 24 karat gold in wax form around their leg that was concealed with an adhesive bandage like material underneath their jeans.  Total recovery in the matter has been 2.65 kgs of 24Kt gold in wax form valued at around 1.39 Crore. Both the passengers have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. Further investigation in the matter is ongoing.

27 October 2022 11:51 PM IST

Maha: BJP's Danve junks speculation of defections from Shinde faction 

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve on Thursday brushed aside speculation that some legislators belonging to the Shiv Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde may form a group with the intention of merging with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The senior BJP leader said there was no need for such a move as the Shinde group and his party were in alliance and were running the state government smoothly and efficiently.

Queried on the issue further, Danve went on to claim MLAs of the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress were on the verge of defecting, though he did not elaborate.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve junks Saamana report claiming Shinde camp's 22 MLAs joining BJP

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve on October 27, Thursday, refuted the speculation that legislators of Shiv Sena camp led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde may form a group with intention of merging with the BJP.

Danve's comments came in the light of claims made by Sena-led by Uddhav Thackeray in their editorial published in Saamana which claimed that 22 MLAs from the Shinde camp are unhappy and were thinking of defecting to BJP.

The senior BJP leader said there was no need for such a move as the Shinde group and his party were in alliance and were running the state government smoothly and efficiently.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Mumbai cops nab man for kidnapping infant within hours; baby reunited with family

The police detained a 46-year-old man and his wife for the crime and said that the couple intended to sell the infant less than 24 hours after a 71-day-old baby girl was taken from her family when they were sleeping on a footpath in South Mumbai. The kidnapping was documented on video, and the police were able to identify the suspect with the use of CCTV evidence.

The newborn, her two sisters, and their mother, according to the authorities, resided on a footpath outside a public restroom close to St. Xavier's High School in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus neighbourhood. Tuesday night, a man snatched up the infant who was sleeping and left.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Coriander, spinach and fenugreek leaves shoot upto Rs 40 per bunch in Mumbai

 The supply of green vegetables, especially leafy vegetables, dipped again due to rainfall during the second week in October in many parts of the state. This has resulted in the rise of their prices in retail where one bunch of coriander, spinach and fenugreek leaves reached Rs 40. Even other green vegetables like flowers, capsicum, and peas doubled.

Normally, the Mumbai APMC in Vashi receives around 550 to 600 vehicles laden with vegetables on a daily basis during this season. However, in the last week, the supply has come down to 450 to 500 vehicles, most of which are small pickup vans. “The shelf life of leafy vegetables is very low and they also get spoiled in transportation,” said a trader from APMC.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Traffic congested from Kurla Depot bridge towards Kapadia Nagar, BKC Signal; commuters please plan travel accordingly.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Mohd Hanif Sheikh (pic 1 - CCTV visual), accused in the kidnapping of a 2-month-old infant arrested by Azad Maidan Police. The infant has been handed over to her family (pic 2). The Police had formed 8 teams to nab the accused and recover the child: Mumbai Police

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Remainings after the fire broke out in a warehouse in Girgaon in Mumbai on October 26. Five fire tenders were pressed into service after receiving an intimation of the incident.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

A 2-month-old infant kidnapped from the road near St Xavier's School in Mumbai where she was sleeping with her mother. FIR registered at Azad Maidan Police Station against an unidentified man under Sec 363 (kidnapping) IPC. Police search underway to nab the accused. (ANI)

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Traffic congestion at Western Express Highway near Samata Nagar, Kandivali due to on going Metro work. Three traffic lanes are blocked due to Metro work; only 1 lane is operational so plan your journey accordingly.

27 October 2022 03:49 PM IST

Technical problem in S3 local attended by staff and train re-started at 7.50am: Central Railway

27 October 2022 10:06 AM IST

An unidentified person drove over a dog in Kharegaon area of Kalwa, Thane on October 26. The dog is currently undergoing treatment and is in a critical condition. Police and few members of Animal welfare NGO had arrived on the spot

27 October 2022 10:06 AM IST

A Mumbai citizen shared a video on social media in which garbage pile had caught fire. Tagging the agencies, the man said that the waste had been burning from long and could lead to massive accidents. The video was filmed in Govandi's Kamla Raman Nagar.

27 October 2022 10:06 AM IST

Thane bank security guard held for firing in air on Diwali

Police have arrested a 66-year-old security guard of a bank in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly firing in the air on the occasion of Diwali, an official said on Thursday.

The accused, resident of Diva township, allegedly fired a couple of shots from his gun at around 8 pm on Monday, a police release said.

Some people posted about it on social media following which police conducted an inquiry and arrested the security guard on Wednesday.

27 October 2022 10:06 AM IST

Mumbai Shocker: Bollywood producer husband runs over wife with his car; incident captured on CCTV

The Amboli police have registered a case against filmmaker Kamal Kishore Mishra after a complaint from his wife. As per the wife, Mishra allegedly hit her with a car on October 19. She has been severely injured. 

As per the complaint filed at the Amboli police station, Mishra's wife came out looking for her husband and found him with another woman in his car.

The incident occurred in the parking area of a residential building in suburban Andheri (West).

27 October 2022 07:57 AM IST

Due to technical problem in S-3 CSMT-Karjat local between Ambarnath and Badlapur on Dn line, local services on Ambarnath -Karjat section are delayed, kindly bear with. Staff rectifying the problem: Central Railway

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