Maharashtra Cabinet expansion tomorrow: List of probables, swearing-in ceremony's time, and all you need to know
After over a month since Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis took charge as chief minister and deputy chief minister, they will be inducting ministers in their cabinet today.
Fifteen ministers, comprising eight from the BJP and seven from the Shinde camp, are expected to be inducted.
Read detailed report here
Mumbai on orange alert: Very heavy rains likely today, tomorrow, says IMD
Dear Mumbaikars, please make sure to carry your umbrellas and travel safely as IMD has issued orange alert for Mumbai. Orange alert indicates very heavy rains likely in city.
Apart from Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar and ghat areas of Pune, Satara, Nashik and Kolhapur have been declared vulnerable regions for the next two days by IMD.
Read our detailed here
Western Railway: One line down in Virar; trains are delayed by 30 minutes and few cancelled
Due to point failure at Virar's platform one, services of AC locals were disrupted while local trains services plied as per routine. The failure was reported at 7.30 am and was repaired by 8.34 am: Railway officials
On the occasion of Muharram processions on 9 August, 60 feet road, 90 feet road, Dharavi, Mahim Sion Link Road, Sant Rohidas Marg, Mahim will be closed for vehicular movement between 3 pm to 12 am. Alternate traffic arrangements have been made.
Local trains on Central Railway's main, harbour and trans-harbour lines are running routinely, say officials
Dear commuters, two feet water logging at Andheri subway. Traffic divert to S V Road (Tiwari chowk to Andheri Railway station). Please plan your commute accordingly
Thane records 123 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
As many as 123 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking its infection count to 7,35,416, a health official said on Tuesday.
With the addition of the latest cases on Monday, the district currently has 1,099 active COVID-19 cases, he said.
One death was also reported on Monday, raising the fatality toll in the district to 11,932, he said. The COVID-19 recovery count has reached 7,23,015 he added.
Thanekars, please be safe, wear your masks and follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour
High tide hits Marine Drive in Mumbai amid rainfall
Central Railway to run more AC locals
Good news for commuters of AC locals as Central Railway has decided to ply more services.
After the overwhelming response from the passengers, the Central Railway is planning to introduce 8-10 more air-conditioned local train services.
Currently, CR runs 56 AC services on weekdays, which around 35,000 passengers are using with an average of 707 passengers per service which was just 99 in the month of February 2022. Central Railway’s suburban commuters have given an overwhelming response to the AC locals.
Residents wade through water-logged roads in Thane's Bhiwandi amid heavy downpour
Modak Sagar overflows for second time
The heavy showers in the catchment areas of lakes located in the Thane district have for the second time filled the Modak Sagar lake. The heavy showers increased 3,823 ML in this lake in the past 24 hours. So, the lake is now 100 per cent full for the second time.
It first started overflowing on July 13.
Local trains and bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) running with a delay of 5 to 15 minutes
'Quit India' day: Martyrs remembered at Mumbai's August Kranti Maidan
Tributes were paid to martyrs on Tuesday at the August Kranti Maidan here to mark the 80th anniversary of the Quit India movement. The movement is a major milestone in the history of India's struggle for independence from the British rule. Floral tributes were paid to freedom fighters and others who laid down their lives in the freedom struggle. This is the ground from where Mahatma Gandhi gave the clarion call of 'do-or-die' for independence. People visited the August Kranti Maidan in the morning and offered floral tributes at the Gandhi Smruti Stambh.
MLAs of Eknath Shinde camp arrive at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai where a meeting is taking place this morning.
According to The FPJ sources, these MLAs will take oath as ministers under Eknath Shinde-led government
Rajendra Patil Yadravkar
MLAs stamped under BJP are as follows:
Chandrakant Dada Patil (West Maharashtra)
Radha Krishna Vikhe Patil (North Maharashtra)
Sudhir Munangtiwar (Vidarbha)
Girish Mahajan (North Maharashtra)
Suresh Khade, Miraj (West Maharashtra)
Atul Save (Marathwada)
Mangal Prabhat Lodha (Mumbai)
Ravindra Chavan (Kokan)
Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Mumbai BJP president, says he's hopeful he'll get ministerial berth
Hopeful that I'll be given some responsibility. I'd like to thank PM, HM, JP Nadda & Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis that I'll get an opportunity to serve people of Maharashtra. I feel I'll get a berth in the state cabinet: Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Mumbai BJP president
Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion: No women in cabinet, not followed Gujarat model as discussed
According to FPJ sources Maharashtra has not followed Gujarat model as discussed as seniors including Chandrakant Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Girish Mahajan have been included in the list.
Incidentally, no one from legislative Council are in the list from both sides.
Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: 18 ministers to be sworn in today; CM Eknath Shinde, Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis and LoP Ajit Pawar present
Shinde camp MLA Abdul Sattar, who is embroiled in controversy, to be sworn-in as minister today
Abdul Sattar's name has cropped up in the list of ministers in the Maharashtra cabinet expansion.
However, he was at the heart of controversy only a day ago, as his two daughters and a son's name had appeared on the list of the disqualified candidates in TET.
Read the whole story here
Former forest minister in MVA govt Sanjay Rathod to be inducted in cabinet today
Sanjay Rathod will be sworn-in as a minister. He was a forest minister in MVA government and he had to resign after Pooja Chavhan's suicide.
There were allegations that Rathod was in a relationship with Chavan, both of whom hail from the tribal Banjara community. Chavan had come to Pune to attend an educational course. She is suspected to have died by suicide.
At that time Fadnavis was very aggressive and he was the one demanding the resignation of Rathod
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administers the oath of office to 18 MLAs as ministers
Due to Moharam processions on August 9, 2022, LMV from going from Mankhurd T Junction to Chhedanagar will pass through Ghatkopar Mankhurd Flyover and heavy vehicles will pass through Umarshi Bappa Chowk via VN Purav Road.
Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, Radhakrishnavikhe Patil, Vijay Kumar Ghavit, Dada Bhuse and Gulabrao Patil sworn in as Ministers
Sanjay Rathod, Suresh Khade, Sandeepan Bhumre, Uday Samant, Tanaji Sawant and Ravindranath Chavan take oath as Cabinet Ministers
In view of Moharam celebration at Karbala Maidan, Govandi on 9th August 2022, following orders are being issued for traffic regulation
Abdul Sattar, Deepak Kesarkar, Atul Save, Shambhuraj Desai and Mangalprabhat Lodha sworn-in as ministers
Supriya Sule slams Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis for not inducting women in Cabinet
"Women were expected to get due representation in the cabinet but not a single woman got a chance. This is very sad," tweeted Sule.
CM Eknath Shinde addresses media after Cabinet expansion
Speaking after the cabinet expansion, the CM said, " New ministers will start their work soon. The government is committed to the welfare of people and develolment of state."
Metro services disrupted after commuter on Dahisar forcefully attempts to open platform screen door
A commuter on Dahisar E Metro 7 station on August 7, tried to open the platform screen door (PSD) forcefully. This resulted in, disruption of services on both Up and Down.
This act of the commuter activated the alarms on station. It further stopped the metro train from reaching station as a precautionary measure.
Commuters travelling in Metro & any other public transport should act responsibly. Such act attracts fine of Rs 5k/1yr jail/both under Metro Railway Act 2002
A tree fell on Shrinagar Police station in Thane on Tuesday, August 9. No casualties were reported and tree has been removed by RDMC team.
From Abdul Sattar to Sanjay Rathod - Tainted politicians in Maharashtra cabinet
Minutes after Eknath Shinde inducted 18 members from his Shiv Sena camp and the BJP’s, the Opposition parties came down hard on him for giving portfolios to tainted politicians.
Opposition NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena slammed Shinde for induction of legislators including Sanjay Rathod, Vijaykumar Gavit, Abdul Sattar and Tanaji Sawant despite facing various charges.
What charges have been levied against these ministers? Read our detailed report here
Operation Reunite: Mumbai Police to launch month-long drive to trace missing minors
This Independence Day, the Mumbai police will launch a month-long drive to trace all missing minors in their jurisdiction, aiming to reunite them with their parents.
The campaign, named Operation Reunite, will be conducted in collaboration with several non-government Organisations (NGOs) and the police have released a set of detailed guidelines for citizens to follow if they see minors who are unaccompanied or seen in suspicious situations.
According to the police, the drive aims to find all those aged under 18, who have gone missing under any circumstances, so far.
Maharashtra: Monsoon session likely from August 17
The monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature is expected to begin on August 17 and conclude on August 28. The Business Advisory Committees of the state assembly and council are likely to meet on August 11 to decide the schedule and the agenda for the proceedings of both the houses.
This will be the first session after the Speaker’s election held on July 3 and after Shinde won the floor test on July 4. The state legislative secretariat has cancelled the public holidays of its staff as they will have to be on duty to make necessary arrangements for the monsoon session.
Have sought Centre's nod to prosecute IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in phone tapping case: Mumbai Police tell court
No women in 20-member cabinet as Maharashtra CM Shinde expands 41-day-old ministry
Sanjay Rathod in cabinet: Devendra Fadnavis says MVA leaders have no right to criticise as their ministers are jailed
Commuters traveling via Eastern Express Highway are requested to kindly take P D'Mello Road, freeway, or Marine Drive road, Haji Ali Road.
Maha: Cong launches `Azadi Gaurav Padyatra' in every district
Congress on Tuesday launched `Azadi Gaurav Padyatra' in every district of Maharashtra as part of celebration of 75 years of Independence.
In Wardha district, the Padyatra or foot-march started from Sevagram. It was led by state Congress chief Nana Patole.