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Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:48 AM IST
KCR has inducted the farmer leader in his attempt to expand his party's footprint in Maharashtra. Will it give Patil's political career a shot in the arm?
The BMC in Mumbai has auctioned 4,533 abandoned vehicles to scrap dealers, earning ₹4.23 crore. The vehicles were melted, recycled, and sold as scrap. The auction process has been changed to speed up the process, with pictures of abandoned vehicles being uploaded to an eAuction portal. After a notice is issued, the vehicles are towed to scrapyards and depots. The entire process takes three months, and the vehicles are auctioned to make space for other abandoned vehicles. There have been no cases of luxury cars being abandoned.
As per the prosecution case, on April 20, 2018, when the child was playing on a ground outside her house, the 49-year-old man - father of her friend - took her towards a tunnel behind some parked vehicles, and began touching her inappropriately, and later sexually assaulted her
BMC hospitals in Mumbai face an artificial shortage of medicines, leading to patients having to buy them elsewhere. Doctors and nurses are now being assigned to monitor the stock and cleanliness to address the issue. A CAG report also highlighted delays in finalizing contracts for medicines.
A mentally disturbed man has been arrested in Mumbai for making a hoax call claiming there would be a terror attack on Mantralaya.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:58 AM IST
Sharad Pawar, chief of the Nationalist Congress Party, has stated that he will never join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and there should not be any confusion about his stand on this matter. Pawar made the comment while interacting with a delegation of NCP leaders from Pune who went to meet him in Delhi. Pawar's comment is significant amid rumors of factions and loyalty shifts within the party. He also emphasized the need to fight against the BJP in upcoming elections and asked party workers to start preparations.
The MD of ECL Finance Ltd along with three employees visited a police station in Navi Mumbai for questioning regarding a loan taken by Nitin Desai.
Car owners in Mumbai and surrounding areas have paid ₹120.84 crore in toll for using the Eastern and Western Express Highways in the first half of 2023, according to data from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. The toll is for the flyovers and bridges across the city, not the highways themselves, said Radheshyam Mopalwar, managing director of MSRDC, in response to a demand from a local politician to stop charging motorists for using the highways. Toll rates for cars are ₹40 for one way.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:52 AM IST
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GRP officials said they would pitch the samples against RPF constable’s voice in the videos to ascertain genuineness of the clips based on which the police have added the charge of inciting religious hatred against the accused.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:50 AM IST
Almost all MPs from Maharashtra's ruling NDA coalition – BJP, Shinde Sena, and the NCP's Ajit Pawar faction – attended the meeting on Tuesday evening.
On August 3, livestock farmer Buddha Mahtre had taken his goats for feeding in the adjacent pasture. En route, a 1km trip from his village, the goats passed the river. “Due to rainfall, there is ample water in the river. My goats drank from the river, and in a few minutes, four collapsed and perished”
The deputy general manager of JSW Steel Ltd was tricked out of ₹50,000 by a fraudster who posed as the CEO of the company. The police suspect that this is a part of a larger scam targeting employees of the company.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:46 AM IST
A 70-year-old man in Thane was robbed of ₹53,000 worth of ornaments after being hypnotized and made to chant Om Namah Shivay by an accused. Police are searching for the accused through CCTV footage.
Mumbai commuters will face a difficult journey between the city and suburbs for the next 36 months as a key bridge is taken down for renovation. The bridge over River Mithi, part of Mahim Causeway, will be replaced with a wider and longer path. The bridge is a critical junction connecting Mahim with SV Road and is used by office workers and those travelling to the airport. The renovation is necessary as the bridge is almost 60 years old, and the work will be carried out in phases over the next three years.
Citing Lokayukta order, Parab on Tuesday said this has exposed Somaiya and proved that the complaint was politically motivated. Parab said that he has got a clean chit in the complaints filed by BJP leader Kirit Somaiya
Drivers with wet lease operators on contract with BEST have ended their strike after a meeting with the chief minister, who agreed to some of their demands. 90% of the wet lease buses were back on the road by Tuesday evening. The drivers' demands included a salary hike, paid leaves, annual bonuses, and free bus passes. The government also agreed to discuss the possibility of making the drivers permanent BEST employees. BEST authorities reported a drop in daily passenger numbers and revenues during the strike.
The complainant also posted messages on social media about his father’s disappearance and appealed to people to inform him if anyone notices his missing father somewhere. He had given contact details and pictures of his father
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:43 AM IST
Khwaja Yunus custodial death case: Prosecution asks to examine cop initially named as accused in case
The prosecution in the Khwaja Yunus custodial death case on Tuesday filed an application before the trial court, seeking to examine retired police officer Ambadas Pote as its witness. Pote was initially made an accused in the case, but the state government had refused sanction to prosecute him
Patole will kick off the state-wide foot march in north Vidarbha, while leader of opposition Vijay Wadettiwar will lead the walk from western Vidarbha
According to the Kalyan Government Railway Police (GRP), the boy, Atharva, lived with his parents, daily wage labourers, and a two-year-old sister near the Vithalwadi station area, however, as their hutment was demolished recently, the family would come to the waiting room of Kalyan railway station to take shelter
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:41 AM IST
The University of Mumbai has fined the Institute of Management and Computer Studies ₹1.1 lakh for administrative mismanagement that caused two students to wait three years for their graduation marksheets. The university discovered infractions committed by the college, and the fine has been paid. The students are now hoping to receive their marksheets soon.
The eight-member committee headed by celebrity chef Vishnu Manohar submitted a report to the state education minister. “To get good quality of food, the government must increase the remuneration of the person or organisations appointed to prepare midday meals,” the report stated
As is typical of the suburbs, Andheri and Kandivali are filled with routes that are essentially monopolised by shared rickshaws. “They ply with many more passengers than is legal,” explained Dhaval Shah, member of the Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizens Association
The agency had initiated its probe after the Thane police detected the alleged scam in November 2016 in which several builders, in violation of the Urban Land Ceiling Regulation (ULCR) Act avoided surrendering excess land to the government through bribery and using fake documents
The BMC has decided to withdraw the 10% water cut in Mumbai starting August 9 due to increased lake levels. However, citizens are still urged to use water judiciously.
The body of a third fisherman who went missing after a boat capsized off the Versova coast in Mumbai was found dead at Versova Chowpatty.
The accused – identified as Vinod Narayan Pute, the constable, Ajay Singh, Ajit Singh and Bahadur Singh – were arrested on Monday. According to the police, the accused had promised the businessman a loan of ₹2 crore in return for ₹20 lakh as commission, however, they robbed the commission money and fled
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:33 AM IST
A case has been registered against a politician, an editor, and an anchor for using the term 'Dalit' and broadcasting a statement deemed legally banned. Investigations are ongoing.
BEST Mumbai has two arms: electricity and transportation. The former subsidises losses incurred by the latter, with its Transport Department Loss Recovery (TDLR) surcharge
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Based on the complaint, the RAK Marg police have registered a case against the woman and her siblings, under Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST