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Mumbai News Highlights: Mumbai Police team arrives at Ranveer Singh’s residence to issue summons

Mumbai, Maharashtra News Highlights, August 13, 2022: The Mumbai Police had registered an FIR against the actor on July 26

Ranveer Singh had done the photoshoot for Paper magazine (Photo: Instagram)

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.

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22:21 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Retired cop, scribe recall protest against Rushdie's book in Mumbai 33 years ago that led to police firing, deaths

As an attack on Mumbai-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie in Western New York state shocked the world, a retired police official and a journalist recalled a 1989 protest against him in Mumbai that had made international headlines.

At least 12 persons died during the police firing on the protesters near Crawford Market in south Mumbai on February 14, 1989.

A protest march had been organized in the busy area, near the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office, against Rushdie's controversial book "The Satanic Verses".(PTI)

21:01 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Shiv Sena not an object lying in open that can be picked by anyone: Uddhav's barb at CM Shinde

In a veiled attack on the Eknath Shinde faction, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the party is not an object lying in the open which can be picked up by anyone who can stake claim over its legacy.

Speaking at the 62nd foundation day of Shiv Sena weekly 'Marmik', founded by Bal Thackeray in 1960, he said the Sena's foundations are "deep-rooted and strong".

"Some people think Shiv Sena is an object lying in the open which they can pick it up and take it away," said Thackeray, who had to resign as the chief minister in June when a sizable number of Sena MLAs rebelled with Shinde, who was sworn in as the CM on June 30 with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(PTI)

19:09 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Heritage run conducted by Indian Navy in Mumbai : PIB Defence Wing

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of India's Independence and as part of the ongoing 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' festivities, the Indian Navy organised a one-of-its-kind Heritage Run in Mumbai on the morning of 13 Aug 22. The event comprised of a 10 km 'Varuna Run' and a 5 km 'Samudra Run' covering 32 and 19 way points of historic interest respectively in South Mumbai. The event was jointly flagged off by Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and Mrs. Charu Singh, President NWWA(WR).

18:13 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Fadnavis in Nagpur for Independence Day

Har Ghar Tiranga and Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav -- Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis along with union minister Nitin Gadkari and newly appointed state BJP president  Chandrashekhar Bawankule at his home town Nagpur.

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16:38 (IST)13 Aug 2022
specially abled students create history by creating 75 feet long tricolour flag

At G/N specially abled students create history by creating 75 feet long tricolour flag out of eco-freindly materials and flowers . The tricolour fiag is visualized and identified by other specially abled citizens through fragrance of flowers and petals.

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16:27 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Tricolor event was organized at Shivaji Shikshan Sanstha, Ghatkopar

On the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Indian Independence, Tricolor event was organized at Shivaji Shikshan Sanstha, Ghatkopar. In the said event, 1000 students of the school created various shapes based on the Indian national flag in the vast grounds of the school. Also, the students stood in a special way and created the number 75 of Amritmahotsav and the girls carrying 75 tricolors around it circled around and made a replica of the tricolor.

Express photo by DEEPAK JOSHI 

14:59 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Caste panel gives clean chit to ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede, says he is from SC community not Muslim

Former Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Sameer Wankhede, who was being probed for allegedly submitting a fake caste certificate for getting a government job, was given a clean chit by the caste scrutiny committee, an official said on Saturday.

The order was issued by the Social Justice Department of the Maharashtra government on Friday, an official said.

The order says that Wankhede, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, was not a Muslim by birth and it has been proven that he belongs to Mahar caste, which is a Scheduled Caste (SC).

The issue of Wankhede's caste was raised by former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik. Applications were filed by the complainants, including political leader Manoj Sansare, Ashok Kamble and Sanjay Kamble, against Wankhede.(PTI)

14:33 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Traffic curbs on Sunday for Amrit Mahotsav freedom run

The Mumbai traffic authorities have declared that the north-bound stretch of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, also known as Marine Drive Road, between National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) and Bandstand junction will be closed for all vehicular movement from 6 am to 10 am on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Pradnya Jhedge issued the order to facilitate the smooth movement of traffic during the ‘Amrit Mahotsav of Freedom Run’, organised by the Mumbai Police to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Indian independence.

While entry to the north-bound side of Sir Dorab Tata Road (from Murli Deora Chowk to NCPA Gate No 3) will be banned, Barrister Rajni Patel Road, which is currently open for south- and north-bound traffic, will be closed for all traffic from Genda Point to Sakhar Bhavan Junction. (Read More)

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On 50th Independence Day, here’s how BMC had ensured a spotless Mumbai

While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is implementing the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative this year and is ensuring the nitty-gritties to mark the 75th anniversary of the Indian Independence, the civic body had made Mumbai garbage-free on the 50th anniversary on August 15, 1997.

Making the city garbage-free was the brainchild of then additional municipal commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad, who later became the chief secretary of Maharashtra and also the first chief information commissioner.

Speaking to The Indian Express, then commissioner Girish Gokhale said, “We wanted to do something unique for Mumbai on the eve of India’s fiftieth Independence anniversary and in a meeting, Gaikwad said that we will make Mumbai garbage-free on the fiftieth Independence Day. We all supported it. I remember all ward officers were told to cooperate with Gaikwad. On Independence Day, the British high commissioner called me and said Mumbai is looking really clean. The then chief minister, Manohar Joshi, also complimented us.” (Read More)

14:31 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Art Street: In Mumbai’s Nagpada, a fitting tribute to Ghalib

On 28 January, 2019, Mumbai honoured renowned mid-19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib with a 10ft-high and 42ft-long relief mural on the walls of the Padmakar Tukaram Mane Garden on Mirza Ghalib Road at Nagpada Junction.

“The mural is poetic and captures Ghalib’s artistic expression,” says Tushar Shinde, one of the two artists behind the memorial. Shinde and Damodar Aware, students of Sir JJ School of Art, worked on primary sketches of Ghalib’s life for four months. (Read More)

14:28 (IST)13 Aug 2022
‘Sameer Wankhede not Muslim by birth, but Mahar’: Caste panel rejects Nawab Malik’s claim

A caste certification committee on Friday gave a clean chit to former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede in the wake of the allegation raised by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik that the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer was a Muslim and had used a fake caste certificate to get the government job.

The three-member committee observed that Sameer Gyandev Wankhede is not a Muslim by birth, and determined that Wankhede and his parents belong to the Mahar-37 Scheduled Caste of Hindu religion. “Sameer and his father Gyandev Wankhede renounced Hinduism and converted to Islam. It does not prove that the conversion has been done properly,” read the order. (Read More)

13:12 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Pastor held in Navi Mumbai for molesting minor girls at shelter home

A 55-year-old pastor was arrested by the Navi Mumbai police Friday for allegedly molesting three minor girls at a shelter home, officers said. The girls, who hail from poor families, were staying at the shelter home run by the church, the police said, adding that the pastor had touched them inappropriately on the pretext of applying balm.

According to the police, the pastor was arrested following a complaint from the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). The CWC had received a letter alleging that the girls were being molested at the home following which they visited the place and found 45 children staying in two unhygienic rooms, officers said. The children were subsequently shifted to other shelter homes.

“We have learnt that the pastor would call girls to his room and, under the pretext of applying balm or oil, he would touch them inappropriately. When the girls protested, the pastor would claim that it is for spiritual reasons,” an officer said.

One of the girls, aged 14, said she was molested since June 21. So far, three girls have revealed their ordeal, investigators said. They are trying to ascertain if more girls were abused. The pastor has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) 2012, the police said.

12:36 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Mumbai woman loses Rs 40 lakh in ‘crypto firm’, says Bollywood singer’s presence influenced her

A Mumbai woman, who was allegedly duped of Rs 40 lakh by two men who promised her hefty returns by investing the money in their cryptocurrency firm, complained to the police that she felt encouraged to invest after seeing veteran Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu at one of the company’s Zoom meetings, officers said.

The 33-year-old complainant said she was told by the accused that the singer had also invested his money in their company. The woman, however, has not accused the singer of any wrongdoing in an FIR filed in this regard, the police said. The Indian Express tried to get in touch with Sanu over the phone and through social media, but has failed to get a response so far. (Read More)

11:24 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Portfolios to be allocated to Maha ministers soon, says Fadnavis

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said portfolios would be allocated to the newly-appointed ministers in the state soon.

He also assured that the government would soon release the compensation for crop losses suffered by the state farmers due to heavy rains.

Talking to reporters at the airport here, Fadnavis congratulated Chandrashekhar Bawankule on his appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Maharashtra unit president.

"Portfolios will be allocated to the new ministers soon," he said in response to a query. (PTI)

09:11 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Thane records 314 new Covid-19 cases; active tally at 1,253

Thane district of Maharashtra has reported 314 new coronavirus positive cases, which raised its overall infection count to 7,36,343, a health official said on Saturday.

With the addition of these cases on Friday, there are now 1,253 active COVID-19 cases in the district, he said.

As one patient succumbed to the infection during the day, the death toll rose to 11,937, while the recovery count has now reached, 7,23,593, the official added. (PTI)

09:10 (IST)13 Aug 2022
To salvage Shiv Sena after Eknath Shinde's rebellion, Aaditya Thackeray steps out of Mumbai

Once criticised for favouring the company of Bollywood stars and celebrities instead of Shiv Sena leaders, Aaditya Thackeray has hit the road to connect with the party's base since the fall of the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra.

The Thackeray scion has been touring various parts of the state, especially the constituencies of rebel Sena MLAs, as the party faction led by his father Uddhav Thackeray faces an existential crisis.

Over the last one-and-half months, the tone and tenor of the usually calm 32-year-old Aaditya, who represents the Worli Assembly constituency in Mumbai, has taken on aggression. (PTI)

08:35 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Morphed images of PM, Amit Shah on Twitter; 2 Sena workers booked

Sion police registered a case against two people, purportedly affiliated with Shiv Sena, for allegedly posting offensive cartoons of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter.

Police said that a case has been registered against one Rohan Pathankar, who is an office bearer of Shiv Sena from Worli and Nitin Shinde from Pune. Shinde works for the IT cell of the party. An offensive and morphed image of Modi and Shah was posted on Twitter from Pathankar’s Twitter handle, police said. “The caption posted along with the picture was also offensive. However, minutes later, Nitin retweeted the picture that allegedly encouraged Pathankar’s post,” said an officer from Sion police station.

A resident from Sion reported the matter to the police alleging that it was done to tarnish the image of senior leaders of the country following which a case was registered under Section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) of the IPC. No arrests have been made in the case.

08:34 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Gadchiroli: Cops adopt 50 villages to help people enrol in govt schemes

The District police have adopted villages in the Naxal-dominated Gadchiroli district under the Gav Dattak programme to help villagers from remote areas to enrol in public services and avail benefits of welfare schemes of the government.

A total of 50 police stations have adopted 56 villages in the district under the programme. Considering the population size of the villages, each police station has adopted one village.

In areas where the population is less, one police station has been assigned two small villages. (Read More)

08:33 (IST)13 Aug 2022
Uddhav-led Sena to raise Bhandara rape in House

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Friday said that the party will raise the issue of rape of a 35-year-old woman in Bhandara district in the Monsoon Session of the state legislature, which will start from August 17.

A three-member delegation led party spokesperson Manisha Kaiyande had visited Nagpur last week to meet the woman in Bhandara district.

Alleging negligence by the administration, Sena leader Sushma Andhare told mediapersons, “What we saw and came to know after going there and speaking to the victim was horrible. Our fact-finding report shows that there was no Superintendent of Police (SP) in Bhandara for over six days. Why was there was no SP in the district for six days and why the victim was not provided assistance on time?” (Read More)

22:16 (IST)12 Aug 2022
Mumbai dug-up: Once preferred for long drives, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road now a nightmare

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The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested nine persons and are on the lookout for at least two more for allegedly pushing women into flesh trade by promising them jobs as domestic helps. An officer said that on August 4, a woman filed a police complaint alleging that at a village in Nerul, two men had lured women from various states to come to Navi Mumbai. “He promised to get them jobs as domestic helps. However, once the women came to the city, he allegedly beat them up and forced them into flesh trade,” the officer added.

Refusing immediate relief to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Justice Prakash D Naik of the Bombay High Court held that the agency’s plea, challenging the special court order of an interim release of two persons booked for alleged money-laundering last year, ought to be heard by the bench hearing bail applications as they were released on bail bond.

The Business Advisory Committee of the state legislative assembly met on Thursday morning to discuss programme for the coming monsoon session but MLAs of Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena faction were conspicuous by their absence. Speaker Rahul Narvekar told The Indian Express that since the Chief Minister is the group leader of Shiv Sena, and nobody informed his office about the split in the Sena, he accepted the names given by Eknath Shinde.

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First published on: 12-08-2022 at 07:54:59 am
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