Mumbai Latest News Updates, Mumbai News Highlights, 13 August 2022: The Mumbai Police arrived at Ranveer Singh’s residence to issues summons to appear before the police in connection with the FIR registered against him for posting nude photographs on his social media account. However, Ranveer Singh was not at his residence and communicated to the police that he would back on August 16 when the police will go to serve the summons.
Meanwhile, playing the Other Backward Classes (OBC) card keeping in sight the big battle ahead for 2024 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the BJP on Friday appointed Chandrashekhar Bawankule, who belongs to the community, as the new party president in Maharashtra. In another important decision, Ashish Shelar, a Maratha by caste and a former state minister, replaced Mangal Prabhat Lodha as the Mumbai unit president.
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, on Friday withdrew their week-long relay hunger strike against fee hike. The decision was taken in the evening, following a proposal presented by the institute administration, which assured considerable reduction in fees, including the increased tuition fee for post graduate (PG) and PhD students, which had seen the highest spike. The relief comes after a fee committee considered the representation made by the student body relating to the demands of protesting students and recommended a sizeable reduction in the fees. According to the administration, these recommendations will now be presented before the board of governors for a final decision. The meeting is likely to be held on August 19.