Mamata Banerjee likely to meet Sharad Pawar today

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday afternoon in Mumbai.Banerjee, who is on a three-day visit to Maharashtra, met Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut in Mumbai on Tuesday. “We welcome her to Mumbai and Maharashtra. There has always been a friendship. We had met her even 2-3 years back when she visited Mumbai. We came to carry forward that friendship. We discussed many issues but we came here to welcome her to Mumbai,” Thackeray had said while speaking to media persons.Meanwhile, Shiv Sena in a statement informed that due to health issues, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not be meeting Banerjee.“Due to health issues, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray won’t be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her two-day visit to Mumbai. She has…

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British Diplomatic Mission organizes memorial service for Percy Norris in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra), [India]: British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai organised a memorial service to commemorate the 37th death anniversary of Percy Norris today at Flora Fountain here on Saturday. Percy Norris was British Deputy High commissioner in Mumbai when he was killed by 2 bike-borne men on 28th November 1984 near this same Flora Fountain. Norris was declared dead on arrival at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital. An obscure outfit called the Revolutionary Organisation of Muslim Socialists claimed for the attacks.Earlier, Margaret Thatcher government wanted to reach out to the new generation of Indian entrepreneurs and increase bilateral trade and Percy Norris was entrusted with the task.Percy Leonard Norris began his diplomatic career with a posting in the Solomon Islands during 1956-58 and served in a number of postings, including in Malaysia and Dubai, before being posted to head the Deputy High Commission in…

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People in Bangladesh observes 13th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror attacks

Dhaka [Bangladesh]: A series of events were held in Dhaka city to observe the 13th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks.To mark the day, a photo exhibition was held at Shilpakala Academy where pictures of the Mumbai Terror Attacks were put on display.Pictures of Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 terror attacks, who is based in Pakistan, were also displayed for the visitors. In another event, a cycle rally was held in the city which passed in front of the Pakistan High Commission to make Islamabad acknowledge its support to the perpetrators of 26/11 terror attacks. In a seminar by Bangladesh Online Activist Forum, terrorism in all forms has been condemned. On the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the world remembered the victims of this dastardly attack and the valiant security personnel who laid down their lives.In New Delhi, a…


INS Vela commissioned into Indian Navy in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Indian Navy commissioned INS Vela, the fourth Scorpene-class submarine, in Mumbai on Thursday.Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh commissioned INS Vela at the Noval Dockyard. The Navy chief said that INS Vela has the ability to undertake an entire spectrum of submarine operations.“INS Vela has the ability to undertake an entire spectrum of submarine operations. Given today’s dynamic and complex security situation, its capability and firepower will play a crucial role in enhancing the Navy’s ability to protect India’s maritime interests,” he said.Earlier, INS Visakhapatnam was inducted into the Indian Navy on November 21.

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Mamata Banerjee to visit Mumbai on November 30, will meet Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar

New Delhi [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Mumbai on November 30 and meet her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.“I will meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar Ji during my visit to Mumbai between November 30 and December 1,” Banerjee told reporters here. Notably, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo has been holding talks to unite all Opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) keeping the 2024 general elections in mind.Asked about the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Banerjee said, “If Akhilesh (Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav) needs our help, then we are ready to extend help.”Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and demanded rolling back of the Centre’s decision to extend BSF’s jurisdiction in the state. Following the meeting with Prime Minister, Banerjee said, “I met…


Cheating case filed against Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra

New Delhi [India] : A Mumbai-based businessman has lodged a cheating case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, her husband Raj Kundra and some other persons for allegedly duping him of Rs 1.51 crore, a police official said on Sunday (November 14). The FIR was registered at Bandra police station based on a complaint by businessman Nitin Barai. The complainant alleged that in July 2014, Kaashif Khan, the director of SFL Fitness company, along with Shetty, Kundra and others asked him to invest Rs 1.51 crore into the enterprise to earn a profit. The complainant claimed he was assured that the SFL Fitness company will provide him a franchise and open a gym and spa at Hadapsar and Koregaon in neighbouring Pune, but it did not materialise, as per the FIR. Later, when the complainant sought his money back, he was allegedly threatened, the police…

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Mumbai Police seized 3414 kg drugs in last 3 years: RTI reply

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai Police has seized 3414 kilograms of drugs in the last three years, out of which 2593 kg were seized in 2021 itself, as per the reply to a Right to Information Act (RTI) query provided by Mumbai Police.In 2021 till October 25, Mumbai Police has seized drugs worth more than Rs 83.13 crore which is more than triple what it seized in 2019 (Rs 25.28 Crore) and 2020 (Rs 22.23 Crore.) Galgali, an RTI activist, had sought information from the Mumbai Police on the seizure and disposal of drugs seized in the last three years.“The year 2019 and 2020 have not been reported and the disposal of 248 kilos of goods has been reported in the year 2021. Even today, there are doubts and rumours that police officers sell confiscated goods to each other. For this, it is necessary to…


Top NCB officer leaves for Mumbai to probe pay-offs in drugs-on-cruise case

New Delhi [India]: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Deputy Director-General Gyaneshwar Singh, who is leading a vigilance team of the agency, left for Mumbai from Delhi airport on Monday.The vigilance team had summoned Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case, to record his statement in the alleged payoff in the case today. The agency asked Sail to appear before it at 2 pm on Monday, said NCB. Gyaneshwar Singh is heading the Special Enquiry Team (SET) which has been constituted to probe allegations against NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede in the drugs-on-cruise case.Sail, who is the personal bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi and also a witness in the Mumbai cruise ship raid case, levelled allegations of corruption against Gosavi and NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.

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Deshmukh in Arthur Road Jail

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was on Saturday brought to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail.Earlier in the day, the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court sent him to 14-day judicial custody. On November 2, Deshmukh was remanded to four days of Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till November 6.He was arrested on November 1 in connection with extortion and money laundering allegations levelled against him by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.Singh had alleged that Deshmukh was involved in several wrongdoings, including, asking Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.

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Two dead in fire at Mumbai’s Hansa Heritage building

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Two persons including a woman died in Hansa Heritage building fire in Mumbai’s Kandivali area on Saturday, police informed.Speaking to ANI, Sampark Karade, Divisional Fire Officer said, “Seven people were stranded in a flat of the building. However, the fire has been doused and the cooling process is underway.” The officer also said that both the deceased persons were taken to the hospital after they got serious injuries in the incident, but, they were declared dead on arrival.


NCB team probing extortion charges against Sameer Wankhede to reach Mumbai on Monday

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: A vigilance team of Narcotics Control Bureau Delhi investigating extortion allegations against NCB’s Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede will visit the spots in Mumbai related to the drug bust case on Monday, said sources.As per the sources, the team headed by NCB Senior Officer Gyaneshwar Singh will reach Mumbai from Delhi on Monday. It is likely to visit the cruise ship where the raid took place last month in which Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested. Sources said that the team will also record the statements of witnesses in the cruise drug case namely Prabhakar Sali, Kiran Gosavi and Manish Bhanushali.The team is also likely to call Sam D’Souza, the consultant accused of brokering a deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani and KP Gosavi, and Sunil Patil.So far, the vigilance team has recorded statements of 12…


Special NCB Delhi team arrives in Mumbai to take over Aryan Khan’s case being probed by Sameer Wankhede

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising officers from the Operations Branch of Narcotics Control Bureau Headquarters in New Delhi arrived in Mumbai on Saturday to take over six cases, including the drugs-on-cruise case from NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit being probed by Sameer Wankhede.Speaking to media persons at Mumbai airport, NCB Deputy Director General Sanjay Kumar Singh that they have taken the probe of over a total of six cases. He further said that the team will take the assistance of NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.“We have taken over a group of 6 cases. He (Sameer Wankhede) is the zonal director of Mumbai, we will definitely take his assistance in the investigation,” Singh said.Speaking to ANI over the phone, an NCB official said that Sameer Wankhede is an Officer of Zonal Director Rank which is equivalent to the rank of a…

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Mumbai reports 238 new Covid cases, 4 deaths

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: As many as 238 fresh COVID-19 infections and four deaths were reported in Mumbai on Friday.With this, the number of total positive cases reached 7,57,272 including 3,326 active infections, according to the data by the Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai. The four new deaths pushed the fatalities to 16,269.At present, the Covid recovery rate stands at 97 per cent and the case doubling rate is 1,832 days.Meanwhile, India reported 12,729 fresh COVID-19 cases and 221 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry.The country’s active caseload stands at 1,48,922. With 12,165 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries reached 3,37,24,959. The total death toll has reached 4,59,873.

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Mumbai NCB team led by Sameer Wankhede not to probe six cases including drugs on cruise matter involving SRK’s son Aryan

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai unit led by Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede will not investigate six cases including the drugs on cruise matter involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, sources said.According to sources, the Mumbai NCB team under Wankhede will also not be probing the case against Sameer Khan, son-in-law of Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik. Speaking to ANI, NCB Deputy Director South-Western Region General Mutha Ashok Jain said a total of six cases including Aryan Khan’s case and 5 others of the Mumbai zone will be now investigated by teams from Delhi. “It was an administrative decision,” Jain said.Meanwhile, Wankhede said that he has not been removed from the investigation and it was his writ petition in court that the matter be probed by a central agency.“I have not been removed from the investigation. It was…

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No COVID-19 vaccination at civic, govt-run centres in Mumbai for 4 days

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday announced that no COVID-19 vaccination will take place at civic and government-run centres in Mumbai between November 4 to 7 owing to Diwali celebrations.The vaccination will resume on November 8. According to the BMC, it has a sufficient stock of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 1,078 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths. The active cases stand at 15,485.

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NCB seizes heroin worth crores in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized a large quantity of heroin from Mumbai’s Vile Parle area.As per information shared by NCB, heroin worth crores was seized by the agency. The NCB is also searching for the suspect in the case who is allegedly absconding.Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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Sachin Waze in police custody

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Esplanade Court on Monday sent the dismissed Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to Crime Branch’s custody till November 6 in connection with an extortion case.However, the Crime Branch had sought 10-day custody of Waze in the matter. A case of extortion was registered on July 23 against Sachin Waze, Parambir Singh and others at Goregaon Police Station and the investigation was handed over to the Mumbai Crime Branch.The Chandiwal Judicial Commission has issued a bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, in connection with an alleged corruption case of Rs 100 crore.Singh had alleged that former home minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh, had indulged in “malpractices” and asked suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crores every month.NIA arrested Waze in March in connection with the investigation into the recovery of explosives from a car…

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Nawab Malik has links with underworld?

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, while refuting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik’s allegation that he has relations with Jaydeep Rana who is involved in a drugs trafficking case, said that he will soon present evidence of Malik’s relations with the underworld.Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Fadnavis said, “There are no relations between Jaydeep Rana with me or my wife.” “Those who have relations with the Underworld should not speak about me. I will present evidence of Nawab Malik’s relations with the Underworld. I am waiting for Diwali to pass,” he added. Earlier on Monday, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Malik had alleged that the drugs business in the state flourished under Devendra Fadnavis’s tenure.Addressing a press conference, Malik said, “One Jaydeep Rana currently in jail in connection with a drug trafficking case has relations…

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Maharashtra man sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in FICN case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Saturday convicted and sentenced one accused in Bhivandi, Maharashtra under Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case.The NIA Special Court on Saturday convicted the accused named Rohit Kumar Nagendra Singh for the offence under sections 120-B, 489 (B) and 489 (C) of IPC and sentenced him to 7 years of Rigorous Imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000, under FICN case (03/2018/NIA/MUM), after the accused pleaded guilty before the court. “NIA Special Court, Mumbai pronounced judgement in 03/2018/NIA/MUM pertaining to recovery of FICN having face value of Rs 4,78,000 from five accused namely Rehan Abbas Shaikh, Shafahad Mukhtar Ansari, Anees Iklak Shaikh, Kishor Namdeo Fular and Rohit Kumar Nagendra Singh, all residents of Bandra (East), Mumbai,” NIA said.The case was originally registered as FIR Number 357/2018 dated October 11, 2018, at…

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Non-bailable warrant issued against former Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh in extortion case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Saturday issued a non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other accused in connection with an extortion case.As per official information, this warrant has also been issued against Vinay Singh and Riaz Bhati, accused in the same case. At present, Bhati is absconding. The application was filed in court by the Mumbai Crime Branch.A case of extortion was registered on July 23 against Parambir Singh, Sachin Wajhe and others at Goregaon Police Station, whose investigation was handed over to the Mumbai Crime Branch.It was the second case of extortion in which Param Bir Singh has been named.The Enforcement Directorate had earlier summoned the former Mumbai Police Commissioner to record a statement in connection with the Rs 100 crore money laundering case against ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

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Commissioner gets warrant

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: A court in Maharashtra’s Thane has issued a non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in an extortion case.The order was issued by chief judicial magistrate R J Tamble on October 26 to Thane Nagar police station, where the case against Param Bir Singh is registered. Mumbai police on Thursday informed that its Crime Branch moved an application in the Sessions Court to issue a non-bailable warrant against Param Bir Singh.The Crime Branch claimed that the former IPS officer is untraceable. The court has scheduled a hearing on October 29.A case of extortion was registered on July 23 against Parambir Singh, Sachin Waze and others at Goregaon Police Station and the investigation was handed over to the Mumbai Crime Branch.The Chandiwal Judicial Commission on Tuesday issued a bailable warrant against Param Bir Singh, in connection with an alleged…

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Legal Team of Shahrukh Khan: Aryan Khan will come home soon

Mumbai ( Maharastra ) : The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted Aryan Khan bail in connection with the alleged cruise ship case, according to ANI. Bombay High Court also grants bail to Arbaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha in drugs-on-cruise case. Former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi, who is representing Aryan Khan had concluded his argument before Justice N.W. Sambre on Wednesday (October 27). Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha’s lawyers had also presented their case before the single bench of the High Court yesterday.  Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh, who is appearing for Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), gave replies to the arguments of the accused’s advocates at the Thursday’s hearing. What Happened In Court Today?  ASG Anil Singh told the court that Aryan Khan is a not first-time consumer of drugs, according to ANI. Singh added that the star kid was in…


Won’t arrest Sameer Wankhede without giving prior notice : Maharashtra govt tells Bombay HC

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has levelled a series of charges against the NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede who is investigating the alleged drug bust case involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that it will not arrest NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede without giving him prior notice of three working days, in connection with the allegations of extortion and corruption leveled against him. Wankhede also moved to the Bombay High Court on Thursday, seeking interim protection from arrest or any coercive action against him. He sought an urgent hearing of his plea challenging the Mumbai police’s decision to form a four-member team to investigate the allegations of extortion and corruption against him, in the aftermath of the cruise drugs case in which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested. The Maharashtra government…

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Maharashtra Home Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], : Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.“After experiencing mild symptoms I decided to get tested for COVID-19. I have tested positive. My condition is stable and I am following my doctor’s advice. I urge all those who came in contact with me during Nagpur and Amravati tour, and other programs, to get themselves tested,” Patil said in a tweet. Meanwhile, India reported 16,156 new COVID-19 cases and 733 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The active caseload of the infection in the country stands at 1,60,98.


Drugs on cruise case : Bombay HC adjourns hearing on bail plea of Aryan Khan, others till tomorrow

Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaz Seth Merchant, in connection with the drugs on cruise case, till tomorrow. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : “The arguments of lawyers of accused number 1, 2 and 3 have concluded today. The hearing is scheduled for 3 pm tomorrow for further arguments,” Munmun Dhamecha’s lawyer Kaashif Khan Deshmukh told the media after the conclusion of the hearing today. Following the conclusion of the arguments presented by lawyers of the three accused, Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) Anil Singh, who is representing the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), will respond to their arguments in the court tomorrow.A special court in Mumbai on Wednesday refused to grant bail to Aryan and two others in connection with the seizure of drugs. Following this, Aryan Khan moved a bail application…

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‘Will quit if proven wrong’

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik on Wednesday posted purported pictures of the ‘nikah’ of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.The NCP leader also posted a screenshot of the ‘Nikah Nama’ of Wankhede with his first wife Dr Shabana Qureshi. “Photo of sweet couple Sameer Dawood Wankhede and Dr Shabana Qureshi” Malik said in a tweet along with a photograph. In a subsequent tweet, the minister said, “Presenting shortly the ‘Nikah Nama’ of the first marriage of ‘Sameer Dawood Wankhede’.” Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : This follows a day after Malik shared a letter he had received apparently from an NCB official that claimed that Wankhede had violated rules and framed people in false cases to extort money.Malik had earlier also accused Wankhede of using a fake birth certificate to secure his government job.He had shared the birth certificate of Wankhede…


Drugs on cruise case : 5-member NCB team reaches Mumbai to probe allegations of corruption

A five-member team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reached Mumbai on Wednesday to probe allegations of corruption levelled by Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs on cruise matter of Mumbai, sources said on Tuesday. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : The team is led by Deputy Director General (DDG) of NCB Gyaneshwar Singh and 4 other NCB officers. The bodyguard of NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, Prabhakar Rohoji Sail alleged that Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from an individual after the raid at the cruise ship. Sali had said, “I worked as a bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi. I assisted him during the Mumbai cruise drugs case.”Kosavi has, however, denied the allegations.Meanwhile, the NCB named Sail as a “hostile witness” in its affidavit in court on Monday.Earlier today, Mumbai Police appointed an ACP-level officer to investigate the allegations levelled against NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who…


Cruise drugs case: Actor Ananya Panday not appearing before NCB today

Bollywood actor Ananya Panday who was summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with Mumbai drugs-on-the-cruise case is not appearing before the agency on Monday due to some personal commitments. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Panday was supposed to appear before NCB for the third round of questioning in connection with the investigation into the case on Monday. The actor requested the agency for any further date as she cannot join the questioning today due to some personal commitments.However, NCB has accepted her request. The agency will fix any other date for fresh summons for some other date.Earlier, the actor was quizzed by NCB on Friday for over four hours. She had been summoned by the agency on Thursday as well.During the questioning on Thursday, the actor denied the allegations of supplying or consuming drugs.As per the NCB sources, Ananya denied the allegation…

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COVID-19: BMC collects Rs 77 cr so far as fine from people not wearing masks

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected a total penalty of Rs 77.37 crore (Rs 77,37,41,000) for not wearing masks since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year.The BMC in a statement issued by it mentioned the break-up of the above-mentioned amount and said that the city corporation has collected Rs 64.16 crore from all 227 wards in the past 1.5 years whereas the Mumbai Police have collected Rs 12.70 crore during the same period. The Mumbai railway has collected Rs 50.35 lakh since the start of the pandemic, it added.Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday reported fewer coronavirus infections at 1,410, as per the state health bulletin.According to the state health bulletin, as many as 18 COVID-19 patients died in the state during the day, while 1,520 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours taking the total number…

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Mumbai: Man arrested for harassing women cops on control room calls

Mumbai Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who has been calling in the police control room and abusing women police personnel. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : According to an official statement of Police, after taking cognizance of the matter Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Police started an investigation. “On October 16, six to seven consecutive calls were made to the Mumbai Police Control Room and every time the accused spoke in a different language. He also threatened to kill personnel during the calls,” police saidThe police started tracing the number from which the call came, after investigation, it turned out that these calls came from the Khar Danda area in Mumbai.“The calls were traced back 41-year-old Chandrashekhar, who was spent two years in jail in the two earlier cases and was lodged in Taloja jail, from where he learned different languages from the same,” police…


Mumbai Cruise Drugs case: NCB witness Kiran Gosavi’s bodyguard makes allegations regarding ‘pay off’

As investigations in the Mumbai Cruise Drugs case continue, the bodyguard of NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, Prabhakar Rohoji Sail alleged that Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from an individual after the raid at the cruise ship. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : In a video message, the bodyguard is heard saying, “I worked as a bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi. I assisted him during the Mumbai cruise drugs case.” “On the night of the raid, I reached the place around 9:45 a.m. He asked me to stand near a car and somebody gave me two bags filled with cash for Gosavi. I took it to Vashi at Gosavi’s home and gave it to him. Right after this, I saw that Kiran Gosavi packing bags and leaving for somewhere,” he alleged.“I handed over the bags of cash to him in his car. However, when he counted the cash…


NCB to widen its probe into Mumbai cruise drugs case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: As Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship on October 2, the probe agency may soon go to other states too in connection with the investigation of this case, NCB sources said on Saturday.“Investigation of this case has some important connections with the other states too. The probe agency may soon go to other states to investigate the case,” sources said. According to sources, nearly five to six drug peddlers are on the radar of NCB officers who are allegedly involved in the cruise drugs case.“Now NCB is looking for the financial trail in the case. The agency will now check all the financial transactions of the accused arrested so far,” sources added.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea…

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Cinema halls, theatres to reopen

Maharashtra government on Friday reopened cinema halls, theatres and auditoriums with 50 per cent seating capacity as COVID-19 cases are going down in the state. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that if the situation is in control after Diwali then the seating capacity will be increased. “We have re-opened theatres with 50 per cent capacity from today. The theatre owners are demanding to reopen with 100 per cent seating capacity but we have told them to wait till Diwali. After Diwali if the situation is under control, then we will increase the capacity,” said Pawar.Earlier on Monday, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had said that amusement parks, auditoriums and theatres would be reopened from October 22.In a tweet, the chief minister said, “Restrictions are being gradually eased as the number of COVID cases is on…

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Woman held for peddling drugs in Mumbai, 7 kg heroin worth over Rs 22 cr seized

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Anti Narcotic Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a woman for allegedly peddling seven kilograms of heroin in the city.The Ghatkopar Unit of Anti Narcotics Cell arrested the accused from the Sion area in Mumbai. As per an official statement by the crime branch, the value of the seized drugs is over Rs 22 crores in the international market.A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.Further probe in the matter is underway. 

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Prakash Padukone, NSCI launch badminton coaching in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : In a major boost for the sport of badminton in Maharashtra, Padukone Sports Management (PSM) in partnership with the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) has launched the PSM Badminton Coaching Program in Mumbai.State-of-the-art badminton coaching and playing facility was inaugurated on Tuesday by former World No.1, Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, the legendary Prakash Padukone in the presence of Atul Maru, Secretary, NSCI, Mumbai and other eminent members of NSCI committee. The partnership between PSM and NSCI will aim to establish this Prakash Padukone Badminton Coaching Program as a Centre of Excellence in the future for this part of India.PSM is now run by Prakash Padukone directly and this NSCI centre is his first in Maharashtra, since then. For this, NSCI has revamped its existing infrastructure with state-of-the art badminton courts and other related facilities. The partnership would provide…

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All restaurants, eateries allowed to function till midnight in Maharashtra

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Maharashtra government on Tuesday allowed all restaurants and eateries to function till midnight, said an official order from the state government.In an order of the state government, “All restaurants and eateries may be allowed to function till midnight 12 am, and all other establishments that have been allowed to function by the government may be allowed to function till 11 pm.” “Local District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) may restrict these timings further if so deemed fit due to any local requirements but shall not relax it further without the consent of State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMA),” read the order signed by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte.

Corona Updates

Mumbai records zero COVID-19 death for first time since pandemic began

Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] : Mumbai on Sunday recorded zero death due to COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic began in March last year.“Mumbai recorded zero Covid death after March 26, 2020. This is great news for all of us in Mumbai. I salute Team MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) for their spectacular performance,” I S Chahal, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner said. “Let us all keep the mask on our face and let every citizen of Mumbai get vaccinated if some of us haven’t yet! I appeal to everyone to help us keep Mumbai safe,” he added.Maharashtra environment minister and Mumbai suburban guardian minister Aaditya Thackeray also took to Twitter to share the “good news”.“The good news: Mumbai today has recorded zero covid deaths, first time since 26th March 2020. Keep the mask on the face and get yourself vaccinated if…


Reliance announces launch of ‘Jio World Drive’ in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Reliance on Thursday announced the launch of its premium mall, “Jio World Drive” spanning across an area of 17.5 acres in the commercial epicentre of Mumbai, Bandra Kurla Complex.As per a press release, the precinct will be Mumbai’s first rooftop drive-in theatre and will house 72 international and Indian brands, 27 culinary outlets with cuisines from across the globe, an open-air weekend community market, and pet-friendly services. “With the opening of Jio World Drive, Bandra Kurla Complex is poised to be the new social centre of gravity in Mumbai. The precinct will set a new benchmark for curated experiences that one can expect from such retail avenues from across the globe, in the heart of Mumbai. Iconic offerings like the upcoming Jio Drive-in theatre will make this a must-visit destination to create moments of delight for all,” CEO of Reliance Brands…


Mumbai cruise raid: Court sends Aryan Khan, 7 others to 14-day judicial custody

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai court on Thursday sent Aryan Khan and seven others to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with a drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) took Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan to its office in Mumbai after producing him before Esplanade Magistrate court. The accused will be kept in the NCB office in judicial custody till tomorrow because the jail would not accept new inmates at this hour. The court in Mumbai also said it will hear the bail plea of Aryan Khan at 12.30 pm on Friday and asked NCB to file a reply by then.The Court further said that the case will now be heard by special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court.As many as 18 arrests have been made in the cruise ship raid case so…

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Will be sending letter to shipping corporation on cruise ship raid, says Mumbai Police

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Wednesday spoke on the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid onboard a Mumbai cruise and assured that he will be sending a letter to the shipping corporation in this regard.Addressing a press conference in this matter, Nagrale said, “We will be sending a letter to the Director-General, Shipping Corporation on whether there was any violation related to the cruise ship (where NCB conducted a raid and made arrests) or other permissions about its seaworthiness.” The NCB on Tuesday arrested four more persons in connection with the cruise ship drug raid, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 16. Of these 16 persons, popular actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has also been arrested.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa…


Mumbai cruise raid: Four persons arrested today sent to NCB custody till October 11

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Tuesday sent Abdul Qadir Sheikh, Shreyas Nair, Manish Darya, and Avin Sahu to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till October 11.All four accused were arrested earlier today in connection with a drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. Eight persons including Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra and Mohak Jaswal were produced before Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Monday which remanded them to NCB custody till October 7.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on Saturday night.

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NCB arrests 2 more

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday night arrested two persons- one person who was detained during a raid on the cruise ship for the second day and a drug peddler from the Jogeshwari area.The NCB arrested an alleged drug peddler after a raid in Mumbai’s Jogeshwari area and seized Mepehdrone drugs from his procession. According to NCB, both the arrested persons will be produced before court today.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2 night.Eight persons were detained for questioning by the NCB in connection with the drug seizure on the cruise ship, according to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. All of the eight persons were later arrested on October 3.Three accused including Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were produced before…


Mumbai cruise raid: 8 accused presented before city court

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: All the eight accused, arrested after a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast, including Aryan Khan, were taken to the city court on Monday. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on Saturday night. Eight persons were detained for questioning by the NCB in connection with the drug seizure on the cruise ship, according to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. All of the eight persons were later arrested on Sunday.Three accused including Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were produced before Mumbai’s Esplanade Court which sent remanded to NCB custody till October 4. As per the NCB, three persons have been booked under Section 8C, 20B, 27 (Punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance)…

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Schools reopen for classes 8-12 in Mumbai today

Mumbai schools re-opened for classes 8-12 on Monday in adherence with the COVID-19 Standard Procedure Protocols (SOP). Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 4: Bai Kabibi School and Junior College located in the Bora Bazaar area of Mumbai is all prepared to welcome students after school has closed for more than one and half years. Speaking to ANI, Ajit Dubay, a teacher in Bai Kabibi School said the school administration is very happy to meet students. The school has been decorated and prepared with all the safety measures.“We are very happy, finally schools are re-opened, we will welcome the students with flowers and sweets,” the teacher said.Dubay who has been teaching Kabibi school for almost 20 years said everything was so good before March 2020, and then the unprecedented corona has changed everything in our lives.“After the 20 years of union with students, physical disconnectivity for…


Raid conducted at party held on cruise in Mumbai, children of prominent Bollywood actors being investigated, says NCB

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday said that children of prominent Bollywood actors are being investigated in connection with a raid that was conducted at a party held on a cruise in Mumbai on Saturday.Children of prominent Bollywood actors are being investigated, according to NCB officials. Speaking to media, Sameer Wankhede, NCB Zonal Director said, “So far no arrest has been made by us.”“We have intercepted some persons. The probe is underway. Drugs have been recovered. We are investigating 8-10 persons,” Wankhede told the reporters.“I can’t comment on it”, added Wankhede when asked, “Was any celebrity present at the party?”Earlier on Saturday, NCB detained at least 10 persons during a raid conducted at a high profile party that was held at a cruise in Mumbai.

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Mumbai schools to reopen for classes 8 to12 from October 4

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday issued an order for re-opening of all schools in Mumbai for classes 8 to12 from October 4 with all COVID-19 protocols.BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said that for now, the Civic body is reopening the schools for classes 8 to 12 from October 4 and for the rest, the decision will be taken in November. “We are reopening schools for classes 8th to 12th in Mumbai with effect from 4th Oct, and for the rest of the classes, we will make a decision in November. All COVID19 SoPs issued by the government will be implemented,” Chahal said.Last week, the state education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the Maharashtra government had decided to reopen schools from October 4.She informed that schools will be reopened in a phased manner. “In rural areas classes will resume from standard 5th…

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ED summons Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawli in alleged money laundering case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 29 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawli for Monday, October 4, in connection with the arrest of her close aide Saeed Khan in an alleged money laundering case.The ED had arrested Saeed Khan, a close aide of Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawli, on September 28. The accused, Saeed Khan, is the director of ‘Mahila Utkarsh Trust’, the trust has now been transformed into a company.

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Maharashtra minister Anil Parab reaches ED office

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 28 : Two days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) served notice to Maharashtra Transport Anil Parab, he reached the ED office on Tuesday and said that he is not aware why he has been called by the central agency.Speaking to reporters, Parab said, “I am going to the ED office today, I will cooperate. I’ve not done anything wrong.” He further said, “I am not aware why I have been summoned. Whatever question they ask, I will tell. Now, I am here for the investigation and I will get to know the reason why they have summoned me. The ED had summoned the Shiv Sena leader on September 28 in connection with the money laundering case.Earlier on August 29, ED had summoned Parab in connection with the same case, following which he on August 31 sought 14 days time to…


Shraddha Kapoor Enjoys Auto-Ride In Mumbai

Ditching her swanky car, Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor on Friday captured the streets of her ‘beautiful city’ while enjoying an auto-ride in Mumbai. On her Instagram handle, Shraddha shared a timelapse video featuring the beauty of Mumbai’s nightlife, which she captured while enjoying an auto ride in the dream city. Shraddha also added the song ‘Beautiful City’ in the background music of the video and shared it by using an ‘auto’ and a ‘purple heart’ emoticon. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shraddha ✶ (@shraddhakapoor) The short clip grabbed fans’ attention and they chimed into the comments section while appreciating the star for her simplicity. “Love your simplicity mam,” one fan wrote. Another commented, “I wish I would in same auto.” For the unversed, this isn’t the first time a star has been spotted travelling in a rickshaw. A few weeks…


Mumbai, Bangalore and London named among World’s top startup hubs

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: London, Mumbai and Bangalore have featured among the world’s top startup hubs, according to a comprehensive ranking of international startup hubs compiled by Startup Genome for its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021.Despite Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, London maintained its second-place ranking tied with New York for the second year in a row. Bangalore also ranked in the top 30 global tech hubs (#23 globally) and Delhi made it into the top 40 list, coming in at 36th. Mumbai maintained its first position in the Emerging Ecosystems ranking (ecosystems in earlier stages of growth that have high potential to be global performers in the future), outperforming other fast-growing ecosystems in areas of funding, performance, market research, and talent.Released to coincide with London Tech Week, the largest tech event in Europe, the report ranks the leading 140 startup ecosystems based on…

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Mahant Giri’s was murdered, death being framed as suicide: Nana Patole

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 21 : Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole on Tuesday alleged that the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) Chief Mahant Narendra Giri was murdered and his death was framed as a suicide.Addressing media, the Congress leader demanded President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh and claimed that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh is sants for political benefits. “Mahant Narendra Giri died in a very mysterious way. His death is being framed as suicide. The majority of the deaths of sants are taking place in Uttar Pradesh. BJP is using the mahants for their political benefits,’ said Patole.“If this had happened in Maharashtra, people would have protested. We demand President’s rule in the state,” he added.Earlier in the day, UP Police lodged an FIR against Anand Giri, the disciple of Mahant Narendra Giri for abetment of suicide under section 306…

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Mumbai: Lookout notice against 2 aides of Raj Kundra in pornography cases

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 21 : Mumbai Crime Branch has issued a lookout notice against the absconding accused Yash Thakur alias Arvind Srivastava and Pradeep Bakshi, aides of Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra in a pornography case, said Crime Branch on Tuesday.In the supplementary charge sheet of this case, both the accused have been declared absconding by the crime branch, added Crime Branch. Earlier on Tuesday, businessman Raj Kundra along with his associate Ryan Thorpe walked out from the Arthur Road jail, a day after getting bail by a Mumbai Court in a pornography case.Prior to that on Monday, the Mumbai court granted bail to Kundra and Thorpe on a surety of Rs 50,000.On Monday, the Property Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch had submitted a 1500-page supplementary charge sheet before Esplanade Court in connection with the pornography case against businessman Kundra.As per…

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BMC likely to introduce logo with QR Codes

State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray on Monday asked Brihanamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to design a special logo with a QR Code to identify buildings in Mumbai where all eligible residents have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 21 : State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray was speaking at a meeting held to review Mumbai’s strategy to tackle COVID-19, increase vaccination and control vector-borne diseases in the city. A statement issued by the minister’s office said that the QR Code will be displayed at the entry gates of residential and commercial buildings and offices.The QR Codes would help in verifying that residents of housing societies and occupants of buildings and offices are fully vaccinated, it said.During the meeting, the issue of providing second dose due shots to university students and increasing coverage of the second vaccination shot among the working population was also…

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‘Will move HC against Maharashtra’

Following his detention at Karad Railway Station in Satara district, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Monday said he will move the High Court against the Maharashtra government over the incident. Satara (Maharashtra) [India], September 20 : Briefing media persons in Karad, Somaiya claimed, “Police personnel are acting on the orders of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.” “Police placed me under house arrest for six hours on Sunday. When I challenged the order, the police officer who showed me the order ran away from the spot. Later I understood that the order which was shown to me was forged,” he alleged.“Now I got an order from Karad police which said I am not allowed to come out of Mumbai…The way the order was forged, will Uddhav Thackeray and the state Home Minister take responsibility for this order?” he further alleged. “They did not…


Mumbai man held in Pak terror module case sent to ATS custody till Monday

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 18 : Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Saturday produced Zakir Hussain Shaikh before Mumbai Special Court, which sent him to custody till Monday in connection with a terror plot recently busted by Delhi Police Special Cell.A joint team of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken the man into custody from the Jogeshwari area of the city. The suspect, Zakir, is said to have an important link with the terror module. Maharashtra ATS said that he had asked the arrested terrorist Jaan Mohammad alias Sameer Kalia to bring arms and explosives to Mumbai.Meanwhile, the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai has increased the security at all major railway stations of the city.As per the GRP, some entry and exit point routes have also been closed.GRP Commissioner Kaiser Khalid said, “We keep getting such alerts…


Sensex closes above 59K mark, Vodafone spurts 26 pc

Key equity indicators scaled fresh highs on Thursday as several government incentives to industries boosted investor morale. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 16 : Market analysts said yesterday’s package for telecom industry and PLI scheme for autos indicate the government is on a fast-forward mode as far as reforms are concerned. At the closing bell, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 418 points or 0.71 per cent at 59,141 while the Nifty 50 gained by 110 points or 0.63 per cent to 17,630.Except for Nifty IT and metal which dipped by 0.6 per cent each, all sectoral indices were in the green with Nifty PSU bank ticking up by 5.4 per cent, private bank by 2.6 per cent and FMCG by 1.2 per cent.Among stocks, Vodafone Idea surged by 26 per cent after the government announced a relief package for the sector.IndusInd Bank advanced…

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Raj Kundra case: charge sheet submitted in court

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 16 : The Property Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch on Wednesday submitted a 1500-page supplementary charge sheet before Esplanade Court in connection with the pornography case against businessman Raj Kundra.As per information shared by Mumbai police on Thursday, the 1500-page charge sheet contains the statements of 43 witnesses including Kundra’s wife and actress Shilpa Shetty. The statements of actors Sherlyn Chopra, Sejal Shah, many models and employees of Kundra’s company have been recorded in the charge sheet.The charge sheet also includes the names of two wanted accused in the case.Kundra was arrested by police on July 19 along with 11 other people on charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films.

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Nitin Gadkari reviews progress

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) covering the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Sohna (Haryana) [India], September 16 : Addressing media in Sohna, Gadkari said, “Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours.” As per the official release by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.It will enhance connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. The expressway will connect the urban…

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Mumbai court summons BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in defamation cases

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 14 : Sewree Metropolitan court here recently summoned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya for making alleged derogatory statements against NGO Earth founder Praveen Kalme and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jitendra Awahad.Court, in an order on September 7, asked Somaiya to remain present in the court on September 22 and October 5 in two separate cases filed by NGO Earth and Praveen Kalme. Pravin Kalme had moved the court for defamation cases against Kirit Somaiya after he had alleged corruption in the state Housing department and used derogatory statements against Pravin Kalme and the NGO.“The documents produced on record prima-Jacie reveals that, accused Kirit Somaiya has spoken words and written on Twitter so that, it will be read by the public at large. It is also prima facie proved by the words spoken by accused Kirit Somaiya were such that,…


Jet Airways to start domestic operations in Q1 2022

Jet Airways will start domestic operations in the first quarters of 2022, the Jalan Kalrock consortium, the successful resolution applicant of the airways said on Monday. The airline intends to start its first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai by Q1 2022. New Delhi [India], September 13 : “The process of reviving the grounded carrier is on track with the existing Air Operator Certificate (AOC) already under process for revalidation. The Consortium is working closely with the relevant authorities and airport coordinators on slot allocation, required airport infrastructure, and night parking,” the consortium said in a statement. The airline aims to launch short-haul international flights by the third-fourth quarter of 2022. Elaborating on details, Murari Lal Jalan, Lead Member of the Jalan Kalrock Consortium and the proposed Non-Executive Chairman of Jet Airways said “We received the National Companies Law Tribunal (NCLT) approval in June…

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IMD predicts moderate rain in Mumbai, suburbs

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 13 : India Meteorological Department (IMD), predicted moderate rain in Mumbai city and its suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Monday.According to the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai, there is chance of moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours. They also predicted that moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places, over the next 48 hours.In the last 24 hours, the average rainfall in Central Mumbai received 67.85 mm. Whereas, eastern and western suburbs received 74.51 mm and 75.91 mm of rainfall, respectively.India Metrological Department also predicted heavy rainfall for today at isolated places over Maharashtra. 


Mumbai: 16-year-old girl dies by consuming rat poison after quarrel with brother over mobile game

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 12 : In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl in Mumbai died by consuming rat poison after she was not able to play a game on a mobile phone.The incident took place in Janupada area under Samta Nagar police station in Mumbai on Friday night. She was admitted to a nearby hospital where she died the next morning. According to police, the girl died at around 10 am on Saturday. The body was handed over to the family after conducting a post-mortem.Santosh Kharde, Sub Inspector, Samta Nagar Police Station said, “The incident took place around 11:30 on Friday night. There was a minor quarrel between the 16-year-old victim and her younger brother over playing games on mobile. Following this, the girl bought rat poison from a nearby medical store and consumed it in front of her younger brother. The younger…

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Mumbai reports 354 fresh COVID cases, 7 deaths

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 12 : Mumbai reported 354 new COVID cases and 7 deaths on Sunday.According to the state health department, 188 people have recovered from the disease. With this, the recovery rate of the state stood at 97 per cent. The total number of positive COVID cases in the city stood at 73,5056 and as many as 4,823 active COVID cases were recorded. 


Mumbai police forms SIT to probe Sakinaka rape, murder; prima facie evidence reveals only one accused involved

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 11 : A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the case of rape and subsequent death of a woman in the Sakinaka area, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Saturday, adding that prima facie evidence revealed only one accused was involved in the crime.Briefing media about the police action in the case, Nagrale said the charge of the ‘attempt to murder’ against the accused has been converted to ‘murder’ after the death of the victim during the treatment. “An SIT has been formed to probe the case. Chief Minister has ordered fast track trial in the case. Unfortunately, the victim died during treatment this morning and we have converted section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to section 302 (murder). The probe revealed there’s only one person involved in the execution of the…

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Mumbai Rape Case: Victim Dies In Hospital

As per the preliminary probe, the Mumbai police said that the woman had been raped and also assaulted with an iron rod in her private parts. Mumbai : A 30-year-old woman, who was found lying unconscious at Khairani Road in the Saki Naka area on September 9 after allegedly being raped, has died during the treatment at a city hospital, Mumbai Police informed on Saturday, as reported by news agency ANI. This comes after a man was arrested for the alleged rape of the 30-year-old woman and a case was registered in this regard. In a shocking incident, a 30-year old woman was raped inside a stationary tempo in the Sakinaka area of Mumbai. She sustained serious injuries as a rod was put in her private parts, the police had informed. Mohan Chouhan (45), the accused, was arrested within a few hours of the incident,…

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Ganeshotsav : Celebrations Gone Virtual

Celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi have completely gone virtual this year at the popular Siddhivinayak Temple in Maharashtra’s Mumbai city in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. No processions of Ganpati will be allowed and more than five persons can’t gather at a place. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 10 : Priests performed morning aarti which was broadcast live on their official website and Facebook page. Devotees were urged to take an online glimpse of the festivities at the temple. Throughout the day, temple authorities would be keeping devotees updated on the festivities being carried out at the temple with the live session. The grand celebrations were subdued across the city as Mumbai police imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) from September 10-19 in order to curb the transmission of the virus. No processions of Ganpati will be allowed and more than…

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Mumbai welcomes ‘Bappa’ home

Amidst the restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government on public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, people in Mumbai were seen making last-minute preparations as they visited markets to take home Lord Ganesha idol and decorative materials for the festival. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 9 : While expressing disappointment for not being able to celebrate Ganeshotsav with full fervour in the wake of the pandemic, the people were also relieved to be able to at least celebrate the festival at home, unlike last year. “Last year we could not celebrate Ganeshotsav. This year, though with restrictions, we are going to celebrate the festival and welcome Bappa (Lord Ganesha) at home,” said Shweta who was shopping in the Lalbaug market of Mumbai.“Bappa is called ‘Vighnaharta’ (one who takes away all the problems). This festival is very important for us as…

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Lookout notice for Anil Deshmukh

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a lookout notice against NCP leader and former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a money laundering case. New Delhi [India], September 6 : Sources said that the lookout circular was issued to prevent Deshmukh from fleeing the country. He has skipped various summons issued by the ED in the case that forced him to resign from the post of Maharashtra Home Minister in April. The move comes as the Supreme Court had refused to offer Deshmukh interim relief from coercive action in the lawsuit last month.Deshmukh had moved the Bombay High Court on September 2 seeking to quash the agency’s summons. The plea, however, was not taken up for hearing immediately.The ED has till now issued five summons to Deshmukh, asking him to appear before it for questioning. However, Deshmukh skipped every summons, saying he…


Sensex above 58,000K, RIL gains 2.8 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 6 : Equity benchmark indices extended their bull run during early hours on Monday with auto stocks leading the rally.At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 253 points or 0.44 per cent at 58,383 while the Nifty 50 rose by 67 points or 0.39 per cent to 17,391. Sectoral indices were mixed with Nifty auto and realty up by 0.6 per cent. But Nifty financial service, metal and pharma were in the negative zone.Among stocks, Reliance Industries moved up by 2.8 per cent to Rs 2,456.90 per share while Grasim rose by 2.9 per cent.The other major gainers were Bajaj Auto, Eicher Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors. But Tata Steel, JSW Steel, IndianOil Corporation, Power Grid Corporation and Asian Paints traded with a negative bias.Meanwhile, Asian shares edged higher as a disappointing US payrolls report…

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RSS Chief to meet Muslim intellectuals

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 5 : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will meet intellectuals from the Muslim community at a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Monday, said sources.Notably, in July, Bhagwat had addressed an event organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. Speaking at that event, the RSS chief had said, “The concept of Hindu-Muslim unity is misquoted because there is no difference between them as it has been proven that we are the descendants of the same ancestors from the last 40,000 years. People of India have the same DNA.”Bhagwat had said there can never be any dominance of either Hindus or Muslims. “There can only be the dominance of Indians,” added Bhagwat.Meanwhile, the three-day coordination meeting that started on September 3 in Nagpur will conclude today.Every year, a large-scale coordination meeting of the Sangh is held in September.…

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Indian Navy organises senior Nationals 2021

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Indian Navy – Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (IN-MDL) Cup organised Senior Nationals 2021 in Mumbai, on Wednesday.The Senior Nationals 2021 was held at the Indian Navy Watermanship Training Centre, Mumbai. The event was presided over by Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh, Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Western Naval Command, Mumbai.The event witnessed participation from over 13 premium sailing clubs from across India.


New COVID-19 strain: Mandatory RT-PCR test for passengers arriving in Mumbai from Europe, China, Middle East

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After the discovery of a new strain of the COVID-19 variant C.1.2, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made the RT-PCR test mandatory for international passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport from September 3.“RT-PCR test mandatory for international passengers arriving at Mumbai Airport from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe upon arrival at the airport at their own cost, in wake of the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19,” the BMC said in a statement. As per the new guidelines of the government, the provision of institutional quarantine for international passengers travelling by air has been abolished. However, some new guidelines were introduced for international travellers.The new COVID-19 variant C.1.2, which was first reported in South Africa, has not been found in India so far, government sources told ANI.Maria Van Kerkhove, the…


1 Rupee clinic announces discounted diagnostic tests with free consultation all across Mumbai

New Delhi [India], September 1 : Free consultation by top doctors of Mumbai, along with inexpensive lab and other diagnostic tests, may sound implausible to most of us, but Dr Rahul Ghule has done the impossible. From conceptualizing and to formalising, his 1-rupee clinic has brought a revolution in the Indian healthcare system.With the vision of providing quality healthcare for all, the One-rupee clinic was established by Dr Rahul Ghule in 2017. The venture is a public-private Collaboration; with the Government of India and the Ministry of Railways. The uniqueness of this medical service initiative lays in its settlements. The clinics are placed at most of the local train stations in the Mumbai metropolitan region. Dr Rahul Ghule, the MD of Magicdil Health for All Pvt Ltd and founder of One-rupee clinic, says,” Our highly qualified medical team works round the clock to provide affordable and…

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Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab seeks 14 days time to appear before ED in money laundering case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 31 : Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab on Tuesday sought 14 days time to appear before Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case.In a communication to ED, Parab said he could not appear before the agency today due to his pre-scheduled engagements. ED on Sunday had summoned Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab in connection with a money laundering case.“He has been asked to appear before the agency on Tuesday,” ED said in a statement.The summons came days after a viral video clip surfaced in which Parab can be seen ordering police officers to arrest Union Minister Narayan Rane without delay. Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Shelar had also accused Parab for the brief arrest of Union Minister Narayan Rane and demanded a CBI inquiry into the arrest and the entire procedure of action.Following the issuance of ED’s summon, Shiv…

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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in several parts of Maharashtra

Jalgaon (Maharashtra) [India], August 31 : Heavy rains caused waterlogging in several parts of the Chalisgaon area in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.“Due to the night rain, Kannad, Chalisgaon district. Jalgaon Ghat has collapsed and cracks have come in many places, due to which the entire traffic has come to a halt, the work of removal is going on and the public is advised not to come from this route. Traffic was diverted from Nandgaon,” said Bhagwat Patil, Traffic Incharge. Earlier, India Meteorological Department had predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Mumbai has predicted moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy falls at isolated places during the next 24 hours.“Due to a low-pressure area over western parts of Vidarbha, rainfall activity over Mumbai and its suburbs would…

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2 Arrested in Armaan drug case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 31 : Two foreign drug peddlers were arrested on Tuesday after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) carried out raids in Mumbai and Nala Sopara following the arrest of Bollywood actor Armaan Kohli in a drug case.According to NCB, the arrested foreign drug peddler is an accomplice of Ajay Raju Singh, an alleged drug peddler who was taken into custody on Saturday before Kohli’s arrest. This foreigner accomplice would allegedly transport drugs from Colombia to India. During the raid following Kohli’s and Singh’s arrests, some more peddlers were also detained and drugs allegedly recovered from them. Bollywood actor Armaan Kohli was arrested on Saturday following NCB’s raid on his Mumbai residence and seizure of drugs, after which the actor, on Monday, was sent to the NCB’s custody till September 1.The 49-year-old actor has been booked under Sections 21(a), 27(a), 28, 29,…

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NCB conducts raids at several places in Mumbai

After the arrest of actor Armaan Kohli in a drug case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has been conducting raids at several places in Mumbai on Monday. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 30 : According to NCB sources, raids are being conducted in Bandra and Juhu areas in Mumbai. NCB on Saturday arrested actor Armaan Kohli in connection with the drugs case. He was booked under Sections 21(a), 27(a), 28, 29, 30, and 35 of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.NCB Mumbai raided the residence of Armaan in suburban Andheri on Saturday evening and allegedly recovered a small quantity of Cocaine drug from his end, after which he was taken for further interrogation.At the time of his arrest, he was found in an inebriated condition, informed NCB officials.“After the raid, actor Armaan Kohli gave ambiguous answers to questions put up by NCB. He…

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Curb ‘crowded fests’ to avoid Covid spike

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a near-total ban on the upcoming ‘Dahi-Handi’ celebrations starting Sunday. New delhi, india, August 28 : The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has urged the Maharashtra government to impose and enforce ‘restrictions’ to prevent the spread of Covid-19, officials said here on Saturday. The directive from the Centre came late on Friday through Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan — barely five days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a near-total ban on the upcoming ‘Dahi-Handi’ celebrations starting Sunday. Referring to the Centre’s earlier guidelines on ‘focused containment measures’, Bhushan advised the state government to consider imposing and enforcing local restrictions for the people. Citing the concerns of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of such mass-gathering fests turning into ‘super-spreader events’, thereby resulting in a…

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No filmstars will be Congress Mayor candidate for BMC election: Mumbai Congress

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Amid reports that actors Ritiesh Deshmukh, Sonu Sood or fitness enthusiast Milind Soman may be roped in by the Mumbai Congress as mayoral candidate for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election, Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap denied the claims on Friday.Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) president Bhai Jagtap said, “In a meeting of the strategy committee, a member had proposed the name of these celebrities, but we do not agree with the suggestion. We will be contesting on all the 227 seats in BMC and if we win, the mayor will be our party member.” He further said, “In the past 20-25 years, the Congress party is the only party which contested on all 227 seats in BMC election. This time we will try to improve our tally.”Jagtap also said, “Since the pandemic, the Congress ministers are on the ground.…

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Mumbai : 36 FIRs on BJP’s Yatra

Mumbai Maharashtra) [India], August 21 : Mumbai police on Saturday registered 17 new FIRs against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers for allegedly violating Covid-19 protocols during the Jan Ashirwad Yatra of Union Minister Narayan Rane in different parts of Mumbai.Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray today filed 17 new FIRs against BJP’s rally in Mumbai for flouting Covid-19 norms. Till Friday, 19 FIRs were registered against the BJP leaders and workers in different police stations of Mumbai and with the new cases being filed the total number of FIRs registered has risen to 36. The new FIRs were registered in Mulund, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Pant Nagar, Khar, Santacruz, Powai, MIDC, Saki Naka, Meghwadi, Goregaon, Charkop, Borivali and MHB police stations in Mumbai.Rane on Thursday began his Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Mumbai despite the restrictions from the Mumbai Police. Many opposition leaders objected…

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COVID vaccination to resume in Mumbai today post 2-day halt

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses, Mumbai will resume vaccination from Saturday, informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.In a statement issued by BMC, it said that the vaccination which was halted for two days due to vaccine shortage. The Corporation said that it received a total stock of 1,60,240 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday night which was distributed among all the government and municipal vaccination centres on Friday.“With the receipt of vaccine doses, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign will resume in Mumbai from tomorrow, Saturday, August 21, 2021. The stock of vaccines received by the corporation includes 1,50,000 doses of Covishield and 10,240 doses of Covaxin,” it said.Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 4,365 new COVID-19 cases, 6,384 recoveries and 105 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday. The total number of active cases stands at 55,454. With this, the total…

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Interim relief to Raj Kundra

The Bombay High Court granted interim relief to businessman Raj Kundra and has kept his anticipatory bail application for hearing next on Wednesday, August 25, in the case registered by the Mumbai cyber department related to pornography case. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 : His anticipatory bail application in this same case was rejected by Mumbai Sessions Court on August 10. However, this case is different from the present case of the crime branch’s pornography case, in which he is already in judicial custody.Kundra was arrested by police on July 19 along with 11 other people on charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films.The Bombay High Court had earlier dismissed applications filed by the businessman Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe challenging Magistrate Court’s remand order and seeking immediate release in connection with the pornography case.Earlier on August 5, the metropolitan magistrate court…


Mumbai local train services resume today for fully COVID vaccinated passengers

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai local train services resumed for people who have taken both the doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Sunday, after a gap of four months. Passengers were restricted from commuting in local trains in the first week of April after the second wave of coronavirus pandemic. Kishore, a commuter said, “It will give relief to the people. People should follow the SOPs and COVID protocols issued by the government.” Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on August 8 that in order to continue the economic cycle, the state government is imposing certain criteria and restrictions to allow ordinary passengers to travel locally. “Passengers who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel by local from August 15,” Thackeray added.While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had started with an offline verification process earlier for fully vaccinated people and issuing monthly passes at…


Force Motors registers sales growth of 181 pc in the April-July period

Mumbai, Aug 12: Auto major Force Motors registered a sales growth of 172 per cent in the domestic market and 243 per cent in exports during April-July 2021.The company sold (domestic plus exports) 6,486 units in the period April to July 2021 as compared to 2,311 units sold in the first four months of the previous year.EBITDA for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 stood at Rs. 51 Crore as against Rs (44) Crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, indicating a growth of 214 per cent.The company continued to consolidate its leadership position in the Large Vans segment. It witnessed growth on the back of bulk purchases of its Ambulance range made by various state governments, hospitals and service providers to enhance the healthcare infrastructure. The All-new Trax Ambulance was well received and is establishing itself as the “best value for money”…

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Atlee & Shah Rukh Khan’s Film To Commence Shoot In Mumbai This Month

Director Atlee made an impressive debut with the romantic drama ‘Raja Rani, and the energetic director acclaimed fame by delivering hat trick blockbusters with Vijay. Atlee is next set to direct Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, and the film is reported to be a Pan Indian film with a massive budget. Now, the latest report suggests that Atlee and Shah Rukh Khan’s film will commence the shoot in Mumbai later this month. Director Atlee has reportedly planned to begin the film shooting by the end of August in Mumbai, and the team will be heading across places to shoot the film. The mega-budget film is planned to be shot in several schedules, and the official announcement regarding the film is expected to be made on August 15 with a special teaser. Nayanthara is said to be playing opposite Shah Rukh Khan, while the Bollywood Badshah will be seen in a dual role.…

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Mumbai: BMC begins issuing railway monthly passes for fully vaccinated people to travel in local trains

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: As Mumbai gears up for resuming suburban train services for the fully vaccinated public from August 15, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday started with an offline verification process for fully vaccinated people and issuing monthly passes at 53 railway stations.“…in order to make it convenient for the citizens to travel in local trains and obtain Railway Monthly Pass, an offline verification process for Covid-19 Final Vaccination (completed 14 days after second dose) will start from August 11 at 53 railway stations in BMC jurisdiction area and at total of 109 railway stations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It will be functional in two consecutive sessions from 7 am to 11 pm,” BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said. “…This will be facilitated both online and offline. The process of creating an app and starting the online process may take a little…


Throwing love chit at a married woman is outraging modesty: Bombay HC

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has ruled that throwing a chit at a married woman for professing love amounts to outraging her modesty. Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], August 10 : The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has given a strict order while hearing a case related to a married woman. The court said that throwing love chit on a married woman is an insult to her dignity.The trial Court also slapped Rs 90,000 fine on accused Shrikrushna Tawari, of which Rs 85,000 is to be paid to the survivor as compensation.While upholding the conviction, the High Court added that the modesty of a woman is her “most precious jewel” and there cannot be a “straitjacket formula to ascertain whether it’s outraged”.“The complainant is a married woman, aged 45 years and the very act of throwing a chit on her person which…

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Vaccination resumes today

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: COVID-19 vaccination will resume in Mumbai city of Maharashtra from Thursday, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).On account of a shortage of COVID vaccine doses, all government vaccination centres were closed on Wednesday. BMC in an official statement said that 1,05,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been received. From these, 57,000 doses were of Covishield and 48,000 doses were of Covaxin.Mumbai’s civic body on Tuesday said, “Due to lack of vaccines, there will be no vaccination at the government vaccine centres in Mumbai tomorrow.”Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, BMC has also imposed section 144 of The Code Of Criminal Procedure till 11 pm every day and night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am every day.As per the state health bulletin issued on Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 6,126 new COVID-19 cases, 7,436 recoveries and 195 deaths. There are 72,810 active cases taking…

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Maha: 8 lakh jabs in a day

Mumbai (Maharashtra) : Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday said the state has set a record of vaccinating 8 lakh people in a day against COVID-19, adding it can conduct 1.5 million inoculations in 24 hours. “Our effort is to make the vaccines available to the people as soon as possible,” Thackeray, the tourism and environment minister said while addressing reporters here today. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra are 82,350, the total number of people who have been recovered are 60,94,896 and 1,32,948 have been succumbed to the disease.

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Case is subjudice, please stop attributing false quotes on my behalf: Shilpa Shetty

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 2 : Shilpa Shetty on Monday issued her first statement in reaction to the ongoing pornography case against her husband Raj Kundra stating that the case is subjudice and attributing false quotes on her behalf should be stopped.Taking to Twitter the Bollywood actor in a statement said, “Yes! The past few days have been challenging, on every front. There have been a lot of rumours and accusations. A lot of unwarranted aspersions on me cast by the media and (not so) well-wishers as well. A lot of trolling/questions posed… not only to me but also to my family.” Shilpa Shetty said that she had full faith in Mumbai Police and the Indian judiciary.“MY STAND… I HAVE NOT COMMENTED YET and will continue to refrain from doing so on this case as it is subjudice, so please stop attributing false quotes…

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Farhan Akhtar lauds performance of boxer Satish Kumar

Mumbai, Aug 2: Actor Farhan Akhtar on Monday lauded the performance of boxer Satish Kumar at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics saying the latter has shown what true competitors are made of. In a tweet, the Toofan actor said, ”Shout out to boxer Satish Kumar who showed the world what true competitors are made of. Proud of you brother .. #Tokyo2020 #Boxing #TeamIndia.” Satish sustained two cuts during his pre-quarterfinal with Ricardo Brown of Jamaica but he played with seven stitches during his quarter final bout. Though he lost to Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan he earned respect from his opponent.


First-time borrowers and first generation entrepreneurs displayed tremendous resilience during pandemic: NeoGrowth Social Impact Study 2021

MUMBAI, India, Aug 2: India’s leading digital lender serving underbanked SME businesses, recently released the Social Impact Report 2021, which indicated that the company extended 64.5 percent of its loans to first-time borrowers while 84 percent of the total loans disbursed were to first generation entrepreneurs to overcome COVID-related challenges and capitalize on the opportunity.The study was conducted on a sample from a base of over 20,000 MSMEs across seven cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. It aimed to measure and evaluate the impact created by loans in the lives of its customers.While India grappled with the COVID-19 outbreak and despite the challenging headwinds, NeoGrowth extended its lending to first-generation entrepreneurs, assisted women entrepreneurs, and enabled customers in job creation and improvement of credit scores.The pandemic disproportionately impacted women, by deepening existing economic and social inequalities, as observed in the…

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Ganeshotsav in traditional way

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 1 : Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will be celebrating Ganesh Utsav in a traditional way adhering to all COVID-19 related guidelines and restrictions.Last year, Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal, for the first time in history, refrained from holding the festivities in the wake of the pandemic. Instead, the Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal had organised a blood and plasma donation camp.The Maharashtra government had earlier issued guidelines to restrict the height of the Ganesha idols to upto four feet.The height of the idols in public celebrations has been restricted to four feet while those in homes have been limited to two feet.In view of the ongoing pandemic situation, the government has urged people to carry out the festivities by following Covid protocols and avoid crowding. The government has also directed Ganeshotsav Mandals to seek prior permission…

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Lalbaugcha Raja simpler this time

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will be celebrating Ganesh Utsav in a traditional way adhering to all COVID-19 related guidelines and restrictions. Last year, Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal, for the first time in history, refrained from holding the festivities in the wake of the pandemic. Instead, the Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal had organised a blood and plasma donation camp. The Maharashtra government had earlier issued guidelines to restrict the height of the Ganesha idols to upto four feet. The height of the idols in public celebrations has been restricted to four feet while those in homes have been limited to two feet. In view of the ongoing pandemic situation, the government has urged people to carry out the festivities by following Covid protocols and avoid crowding. The government has also directed Ganeshotsav Mandals to seek prior…


Rupee down 13 paise against USD

Mumbai, Jul 30: The Rupee on Friday slipped 13 paise to close at 74.41 against the USD on rising demand for US Dollar by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said.The domestic unit that eased marginally by two paise at 74.30 in early trade dropped further by 13 paise to finish negative at 74.41 as compared to its previous close.The Rupee was seen weak due to strong dollar against other world currencies amid negativeequity market, dealer said.The local unit registered days high and low at 74.45 and 74.38 respectively.

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NDRF camp at Mahad

Mumbai (Mahaashtra) [India], July 29 : Maharashtra Cabinet has decided to set up a permanent National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) camp at the flood-affected Mahad area in Raigad district.As per the official notification by the state government on Wednesday, the state had written last year to the Centre to set up a permanent base in Mahad. Also, a decision had been taken in the Maharashtra cabinet meeting yesterday to provide additional relief funds to the flood-affected areas wherein a detailed report and ‘panchnama’ from the affected areas to be brought before the cabinet within 15 days.The Cabinet also noted that at present, immediate assistance is being provided to the affected families for damage to their household items, clothes and utensils as per SDRF state disaster relief fund norms.Maharashtra Cabinet also decided to provide insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs to the officers and employees…

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Only vaccinated in local train

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh on Wednesday hinted that fully vaccinated passengers could be permitted to travel unrestricted in suburban train services within two to three days. Speaking to the media, Shaikh said in the state cabinet meeting, a detailed discussion took place over the opening of Mumbai local train and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses for fully vaccinated individuals.“As a Minister, I am also of the view that person whose two doses are completed should be allowed to travel in Mumbai local, we have also informed Chief Minister about this. After studying the report by the task force, a decision on Mumbai local will be taken in next two to three days,” said Shaikh, who is Guardian Minister of Mumbai. He informed that the restrictions that were brought four months ago amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in…

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Kangana Ranaut’s ‘last chance’

for exemption from court appearance in defamation case Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 27 (ANI): A Mumbai court on Tuesday granted a last chance to actor Kangana Ranaut from not appearing in front of the court in a defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar.Kangana filed an exemption application stating that she is out of the country for a shooting and cannot appear in front of the court. Javed Akhtar’s legal team opposed this plea and sought a warrant against her. The court rejected Akhtar’s request but also warned Kangana.The court told the lawyer of Kangana that today was the last exemption granted to her.“If she will not appear in front of the court on the next hearing, the complainant side (Javed Akhtar) will have the right to move a warrant application against her,” the court said.Javed Akhtar had filed a defamation suit against actor Kangana…

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