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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, December 29, 2022, 08:36 PM IST
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29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

National Commission for Scheduled Castes issues notice to Mumbai CP, Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd & others after a Bigg Boss contestant's comments on Vikas Manaktala

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Maha farmers to get 5 lakh solar pumps under Kusum Yojana: Dy CM 

The Maharashtra government plans to provide solar pumps to five lakh farmers under the Centre's Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday.

Speaking in the Legislative Council, he said the state government intended to generate income by leasing out land to install such solar pumps.

He also said farmers from Vidarbha region will get new agricultural pumps and electricity connections on priority, while pending applications will be cleared by March next year.

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran to head Maharashtra's new economic advisory body

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran will head the new Economic Advisory Council of Maharashtra, the state government said on Thursday.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made the announcement in the Legislative Council in Nagpur.

"To make Maharashtra a trillion dollar economy, the state government is setting up an Economic Advisory Council, to be headed by Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran," he said.

It will function as a private research organization with focus on issues related to agriculture, banking, engineering and education, among others, Fadnavis added.

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 27 COVID-19 cases, one death 

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 27 new coronavirus infections which took the tally of cases in the state to 81,36,615, the health department said in a release.

With one death being reported since previous evening, the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 1,48,417.

Maharashtra had reported 26 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Wednesday.

A resident of Navi Mumbai, who arrived by an international flight at the Mumbai airport, tested positive and his swab sample has been sent for genome sequencing, the release said.

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Maha: Professor on way to Gondia college killed in road accident

A woman college professor was killed after her two-wheeler was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Gondia in Maharashtra, a police official said on Thursday.The incident took place near Kapuri Nullah at 10am on Wednesday when she was on her way to her college in Sadak Arjuni, the Sakoli police station official said."Reena Mhaske (36) died on the way to hospital. Efforts are on to trace the vehicle that caused the accident and nab the driver," he added.

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Thane: Six from Rajasthan held for breaking-in, robbing Rs 26L from ATM at Bhiwandi

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Mohan Bhagwat should stay alert as Eknath Shinde group may usurp RSS office: Uddhav taunts CM 

Uddhav Thackeray, who heads one of the Shiv Sena factions, on Thursday said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat should stay alert as Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has an "evil eye" and he might usurp the Sangh office.

Thackeray's statement comes hours after Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis visited Hedgewar Smruti Mandir, the memorial of RSS founder Dr K B Hedgewar, in Reshimbagh area of Nagpur. The two leaders paid tributes at the memorials of Dr Hedgewar and RSS ideologue M S Golwalkar. They also met the Sangh office-bearers.

On Wednesday, both Sena factions had faced off in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters in south Mumbai over the control of the party office there. The clash led to tension for about an hour before the police intervened.

Thackeray also said that those who do not have courage to build anything indulge in stealing and capturing other parties' offices.

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Statements of Tunisha Sharma's family members are being recorded by Waliv Police in Vasai, Maharashtra

29 December 2022 08:36 PM IST

Maha govt making efforts to speed up slum rehab works, says Dy CM 

The Maharashtra government is working to speed up slum rehabilitation projects by deploying the Auto-DCR method and also auditing processes to remove irregularities, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday.

Speaking in the state Legislative Council, he also said scrutiny was being done, including verification of Aadhaar cards, to weed out names of those dead as well as those ineligible in slum rehabilitation projects.

29 December 2022 03:30 PM IST

Tunisha Shrama death: Actor's mother visited sets a day before suicide to warn Sheezan Khan to stay away from her daughter

The police have retrieved around 250 to 300 pages of chats from Sheezan's phone from June to December but have not found anything objectionable in the text chats apart from regular conversations about food and well-being.

Reliable sources have revealed that a day before Tunisha committed suicide, her mother, Vanita Sharma, visited the sets at Naigaon and warned Sheezan Khan to stay away from her daughter.

Vanita’s statement to police revealed that Tunisha’s break-up with Sheezan a few days back had upset her so much that she had a panic attack on December 16, for which she was admitted to Lotus Hospital in Kandivali.

29 December 2022 02:14 PM IST

We met Tunisha's mother, she asked for stringent punishment for accused Sheezan Khan. I assured it'll be done. I'll meet Dy CM. He (Sheezan) betrayed her & should be given strict punishment, he should be hanged: Union minister Ramdas Athawale

29 December 2022 02:14 PM IST

Former councillors of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray) held a protest in BMC office premises over the Shiv Sena office in the BMC building in Mumbai.

29 December 2022 02:14 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde visits Dikshabhumi in Nagpur and saluted the memory of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

29 December 2022 01:42 PM IST

Former Corporators of 'Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray' factions are agitating outside BMC commissioner's office for keeping shut Shivsena's party office in BMC.

29 December 2022 01:42 PM IST

Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale visited the residence of deceased actor Tunisha Sharma to meet her family members.

29 December 2022 01:42 PM IST

Sharad Pawar writes to PM  Modi wishing his mother speedy recovery

29 December 2022 01:42 PM IST

Ahead of the winter session today, Leader of Opposition spoke to the media on various issues 

29 December 2022 01:42 PM IST

Opposition sloganeered against Shinde Fadnavis government yet again

29 December 2022 11:37 AM IST

Mumbra youth fell off bike, was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle on Shil Phata. His friends and other locals allege his death was caused by the traffic police's negligence.

29 December 2022 11:37 AM IST

Opposition sloganeered against Shinde Fadnavis government yet again

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde & Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to RSS founders KB Hedgewar & MS Golwalkar at RSS Smriti Mandir.

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

Traffic movement is slow on Milan Subway, Andheri SouthBound due to an accident: Mumbai Traffic Police

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

It's not misuse of power. Majority percent of our officials are in Balasaheb's Shiv Sena. The way we got Vidhimandal office, in same way Mumbai Mahanagar Palika office belongs to us & our workers can work from there: Maharashtra Min Shambhuraj Desai on scuffle between 2 factions of Shiv Sena

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

Thane records 3 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 11

Three new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking its infection tally to 7,47,397, a health official said on Thursday.

The latest infections were reported on Wednesday, he said.

There are currently 11 active COVID-19 cases in the district, which comes under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.

The death toll in the district stood at 11,969 and the recovery count at 7,36,180, he added. (PTI)

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

Air Quality Index of the most significant places across the city

29 December 2022 11:20 AM IST

BMC turns to VJTI, IIT-B experts for better roads; asks to perform quality checks before concretisation

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to get material used for the construction of roads checked by the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, before using it for road concretisation, as a step towards ensuring that contractors construct quality roads.

"We have decided to ask expert institutes such as VJTI and IIT Bombay to check the material or mixture to be used for the concrete road. If these agencies reject the samples, the contractor can't use that material for road concretization. This will help ensure that the roads are of good quality. We will also request them to pay random visits to the construction site to monitor the quality,” a BMC official said.

29 December 2022 08:00 AM IST

2 bridges to improve Virar-Palghar connectivity

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to erect two bridges over Vaitarna river at Virar and Manor to improve road connectivity with Palghar. At the moment, the development authority has initiated the process to get a detailed project report prepared through a consultant.

Details available from the organisation show that one bridge would be over Naringi creek, next to Jhow Island to connect Marambal Pada Jetty and Datiware Jetty. This would be a 3km-long creek bridge having 1km approach roads. The second bridge is being planned in the Manor area to connect Dahisar and Khamloli villages. The river's width isn't as wide at this location, therefore, it will be a 1/2km-long bridge with a total approach road length of 300m.

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