Sena vs Sena in Mumbai: All eyes on Dussehra rallies of Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde
Both the factions of Shiv Sena – led by former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and current Chief Minister Eknath Shinde – claim that they will draw thousands of followers to their respective Dussehra rallies at Shivaji Park and BKC grounds, respectively.
Both have deployed private and MSRTC buses to transport supporters from across Maharashtra. Besides, they have released teasers and posters claiming to be the real heirs of Balasaheb Thackeray’s thoughts.
After the historic split in the party, the rallies have become important to both the factions as this where they can exhibit strength and voters’ following.
While the Thackeray faction has recorded a special song sung by prominent Marathi singer Anand Shinde, the Shinde camp has roped in famous Marathi singers Avadhoot Gupte, Swapnil Bandodkar and Nanded Umar to perform at the venue.
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Mumbai Traffic Advisory: Routes in Dadar, BKC to be closed tomorrow for Shiv Sena Dussehra Rally; full details
Several roads connecting the Bandra-Kurla Complex and Dadar will be closed on Wednesday between 9 am till midnight on the occasion of the Dussehra Melava function organised at the MMRDA Ground in BKC Bandra and Shivaji Park in Dadar, announced the Mumbai Traffic police.
“For the event, huge numbers of people from different parts of the Maharashtra state will come to attend with their vehicles. Due to that, huge traffic congestion will be on Western Express Highway, Eastern Express Highway, and the nearby roads leading towards functions’ place. Therefore, in order to streamline traffic and to avoid inconvenience to people, traffic management is made on a temporary basis,” said the notification by deputy commissioner of police Raj Tilak Roushan, Traffic.
These roads will be closed for vehicular traffic except for vehicles that carry people for the Dussehra Melava.
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Parking Arrangements made for citizens' vehicles attending the Dussehra Mela organized at MMRDA Ground, BKC, Bandra
Parking arrangements made for the citizens' vehicles coming to the Dussehra Mela organized at Shivaji Park, Dadar.
5 people died in a collision between four cars and an ambulance on Mumbai's Bandra Worli Sea Link
In a horrific accident on Bandra-Worli sea link, five people were killed and 12 were injured. Three of the injured are in critical condition, said police. According to reports in a Marathi news portal, the accident took place on the way from Bandra to Worli.
According to the report, one after the other, cars collided with each other around 3.30 am on Wednesday. The southbound traffic has been closed.
A CCTV footage of the accident which is going viral shows an ambulance and three cars standing on the bridge when a high-speeding rams into them.
Due to heavy pedestrian crowd at Dadar Market, M. C. Jawale marg, buses of route A 118 are curtailed at Kabutar Khana from 6 am onwards: BEST
Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in an accident on Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured a speedy recovery: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar
Supporters of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) started arriving at Shivaji Park in Mumbai for the Dussehra rally
Traffic arrangements for Goddess Durga immersion on October 5
In order to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic during the immersion procession of Goddess Durga, the Navi Mumbai Traffic police have issued a notification, preventing the entry of all kinds of heavy vehicles except essentials vehicles to and fro Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Similarly, there will be no entry to Thane city from Navi Mumbai from 7 am on October 5 to 7 am on October 6.
A similar notification has been issued by Mumbai and Thane police commissioners.
In addition, there will be a complete ban on plying of heavy vehicles within Navi Mumbai on October 5 from 2 pm onwards till the end of the immersion procession.
The notification also banned the parking of heavy vehicles along the road till the end of the immersion procession.
Two get 3 years rigorous imprisonment for beating up minor, his uncle
Two men were sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment for beating up a boy and his uncle over a dispute during a cricket match in 2018.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the accused Sachin Daulat Bere, 27, and Viki Vishnu Bere, 29, residents of Shahapur.
Additional public prosecutor Sachin Kulkarni told the court that Pravin Satpure was playing cricket with some boys in the locality when a quarrel took place between him and the accused.
After the dispute, the victim went to his uncle's house and the accused followed him there. They beat up the boy and his uncle.
Maharashtra cabinet approves revised expenditure of Rs 12,672.73 crore
The Maharashtra Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday gave approval for the revised expenditure of Rs 12,672.73 crore.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the finance portfolio, took a dig at the Maha Vikas Aghadi for keeping decisions in abeyance when it was in power.
Defending Tuesday’s decisions, he said the state will give priority to less developed Vidarbha, Marathwada, north Maharashtra and Konkan.
Policemen at Mumbai Central Railway Police station perform #Shashtrapooja on occasion of #Dussehra
Mumbai: Cops to analyse EV battery after boy dies in explosion
The Manikpur police have said the examination of the e-scooter and its battery will help in determining the exact cause behind the battery explosion which resulted in the death of a seven-year-old boy.
The fatal mishap occurred on September 23 when Shabbir was sleeping and his father had left the battery to recharge. Shabbir's grandmother sustained minor injuries in the blast while he suffered over 70% burns and later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.
“As the vehicle was almost two years old and the battery could have been replaced or modified as well, further probe is needed. We will investigate the case from all possible angles. The battery and vehicle examination results will give more clarity on the cause of the explosion and if it could have been avoided,” said inspector Sampat Patil.
Congress has announced it's support to Shiv Sena in the Andheri east by-election; NCP has already extended it's support. Bypoll is on November 3; it is needed due to the death of sitting Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke
Mumbai Airport customs officials seized gold valued at Rs 24.33 lakh from a passenger who had arrived from Dubai on Tuesday. The smuggled gold was concealed inside the motors of mixer and hand blender carried by the passenger.
Fire at Andheri's JP Road Near Apnabazar
A call was received on the landline number of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital at 12.57pm today from an unknown number in which the caller threatened to blow up the Hospital and issued threats in name of some members of the Ambani family: Mumbai Police
Fire on the 18th floor of Pristan Building at Hiranandani Park-1 in Thane. As of now no casualties reported from the site.
TMC Addl commissioners instruct officials to beautify city, expedite developmental works
In order to expedite the ongoing works to improve civic facilities in city, the Thane Municipal Corporation Additional Commissioners Sandeep Malvi and Sanjay Herwade said that all officials must come ahead to beautify the city and also make it a zero-waste city.
Malvi and Herwade, in a meeting held on October 4, said that the officials should listen to public's grievances as well.
Sandeep Malvi said, "It is the duty of the local [self]government body to provide basic services to the citizens and citizens are constantly interacting with the civic body. If the citizen approaches the concerned ward committee for any work it must be disposed of at the local level."
Caller threatens to blow up Reliance Hospital in Mumbai, issues threats against Ambani family members; police launch probe
An unidentified person called up Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai on Wednesday and threatened to blow it up, a police official said.
"The caller also issued threats in the name of some members of Ambani family," he said.
Parking arrangements made for vehicles of citizens attending Dussehra Melava organized on 5th October at MMRDA Ground in Bandra
Congress to support Uddhav-led Sena's candidate in Assembly bypoll
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday announced support for the candidate of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena in the November 3 byelection to Andheri East Assembly constituency in Mumbai.
The election was necessitated due to the death of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke.
State Congress chief Nana Patole told reporters that his party would support Rutuja Latke, the deceased MLA's wife who has been fielded by the Shiv Sena.
Prime accused in Rs 12 crore heist from Thane bank held in Pune after more than two months
Police have arrested the main accused involved in the Rs 12 crore cash theft from ICICI Bank in Thane's Manpada area from Pune after more than two-and-a-half months, an official said on Wednesday.
The police have also recovered around Rs nine crore from the prime accused, identified as Altaf Shaikh, 43, he said.
With Shaikh's arrest on Monday, the police have so far arrested five accused in the case, including his sister Neelofer. The theft had taken place on July 12.
"Shaikh, a resident of Mumbra, had been working with ICICI Bank as a custodian. As the custodian, he was the caretaker of the bank's locker keys. He spent a year planning the heist, studying the loopholes in the system, and gathering tools to pull it off," the official of Manpada police station said.
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Body of woman found stuffed in gunny bag recovered from nullah; murder suspected
The body of a woman, found stuffed inside a gunny bag, was recovered from a nullah in Kurla area here on Wednesday morning, a police official said.
The gunny bag stuffed with the body was found thrown into the nullah located in Bunter Bhavan area of Kurla East, he said.
"The hands and legs of the woman, aged around 25 years, were tied wth a rope. It indicates that she was murdered before being thrown into the nullah," the official of Nehru Nagar police station said.