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Mumbai, Maharashtra News Highlights: No stay on public welfare schemes, says CM Eknath Shinde on Independence Day

Mumbai News, Maharashtra News Highlights, Mumbai Rain, August 15, 2022: Mangaon, one of the first villages in Maharashtra to ban age-old rituals that ostracise widows, has nominated one as its sarpanch for August 15, when she will hoist the Tricolour.

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Mumbai | Updated: August 16, 2022 7:44:37 am
Mumbai Live News | Maharashtra News Live Updates | Maharashtra News Live | Mumbai Live TodayMaharashtra CM Eknath Shinde salutes the national Flag.

Mumbai, Maharashtra News Highlights (August 15): Maharashtra Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday said that the state has begun its journey to become a “leader of the country”. During his Independence Day speech, he said that no public welfare schemes were stayed by the new government. “A new government has been formed and we have started working from day one. Our first preference of working is common citizens and farmers,” said Shinde after hoisting the tricolour at state government headquarters. Shinde said that no schemes aimed at public welfare were stayed by his government amid accusations from the Opposition that his government had stayed schemes and projects approved by the earlier government.

In other news, Maharashtra’s new cultural affairs minister Sudhir Mungantiwar wants government employees to answer their phone calls with ‘Vande Mataram’ and not with the foreign word ‘hello.’ “This is the 75th year of Indian independence and to mark the achievement, all officers and employees in government offices will start the telephonic conversations by saying Vande Mataram and not hello,” said Mungantiwar, hours after cabinet portfolio distribution was announced. “Vande Mataram is our national song. It is not just a word but a symbol of the sentiments of Indians towards Mother India. Written by Bankimchandra Chatterjee in 1875, this song served to energise freedom fighters. Expressing the feeling, ‘O Mother, I bow to you,’ Bankimchandra evoked a spark of patriotism in the hearts of many,” he said.

Maharashtra  Chief Minister Eknath Shinde allocated portfolios to his 18 Cabinet ministers on Sunday, a week after they were sworn in. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari approved the portfolio distribution in the evening. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ensured that the majority of important portfolios were allocated to it with deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis managing to keep both Home and Finance departments. CM Shinde kept the Urban Development Department (UDD), which he handled in the previous MVA government. He will handle Information and Technology, Public Works (Public undertakings), Transport, Marketing, Social Justice, Relief and Rehabilitation, Disaster management, Soil and water conservation, Environment and Minority Affairs.

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18:27 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Maharashtra: 75 war veterans from Apshinge ‘military village’ honoured

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, the Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha Monday felicitated 75 war veterans from Apshinge, the only military village in India, in Satara district, Maharashtra, and families of 25 fallen soldiers at the Shanmukhananda auditorium in Sion, Mumbai.

Apshinge is the only military village in India with a population of 3,000 comprising 350 families. Here every family has one member in the Army till now. The villagers from this village laid down their lives in the Indo-Pak war in 1965 and 1971 and the 1962 China war. Forty-six men from the village made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1. The children in this village are given training in the schools for military services. (Read more)

16:12 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Maharashtra Cabinet ministers allotted portfolios

MAHARASHTRA CHIEF Minister Eknath Shinde allocated portfolios to his 18 Cabinet ministers on Sunday, a week after they were sworn in. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari approved the portfolio distribution in the evening.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ensured that the majority of important portfolios were allocated to it with deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis managing to keep both Home and Finance departments. CM Shinde kept the Urban Development Department (UDD), which he handled in the previous MVA government. He will handle Information and Technology, Public Works (Public undertakings), Transport, Marketing, Social Justice, Relief and Rehabilitation, Disaster management, Soil and water conservation, Environment and Minority Affairs. (Read more)

14:01 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Wankhede files defamation complaint against ex-Maha minister Malik; police register FIR

Former Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau Sameer Wankhede has filed a defamation complaint against former Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, based on which the city police have registered a case against the NCP leader, an official said.

Wankhede lodged the complaint on Sunday after getting a clean chit from the Mumbai district caste certificate verification committee of the Maharashtra Social Justice Department, following a probed for allegedly submitting a fake caste certificate to get a government job. Malik had alleged that Wankhede submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

"Sameer Wankhede approached Goregaon police station and lodged the complaint against Nawab Malik, who is behind bars in an alleged money laundering case," the official said on Sunday. "Police on Sunday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Malik for defamation on the complaint lodged by the former NCB officer," the official said. (PTI)

13:18 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Man calls Reliance Hospital in Mumbai, threatens to kill Mukesh Ambani's family

An unidentified person on Monday made a phone call to a hospital in Mumbai and threatened to kill the family of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, a police official said. The person made three to four calls on a landline number of the Reliance Foundation Hospital in Girgaon area around 10.30 am, he said. After receiving information about the calls, the Mumbai police initiated a probe into it. A preliminary enquiry suggested the caller was mentally unstable, the official said. A process was on to register an FIR in this connection, he added. (PTI) 

11:23 (IST)15 Aug 2022
#WATCH | Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani along with his wife, grandson celebrates Independence Day

#WATCH | Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani along with his wife Nita Ambani and grandson Prithvi Ambani celebrates Independence Day

10:57 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Maha govt committed to extend reservation benefits to OBCs, Marathas: CM Shinde

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday said his government's priority is to work for the common man and it is committed to extending the reservation benefits to the Other Backward Classes, Maratha and Dhangar communities.

Speaking on the country's 76th Independence Day after hoisting the national flag at the state secretariat as the CM for the first time, Shinde said several parts of the state have witnessed floods due to heavy rainfall.

“We started working from day one and our priority is to work for the common man, farmers, the working class,” he said.

“The government is committed to extending the benefits of reservation to the OBCs, Maratha and Dhangar (shepherd) communities,” he added.

The CM said 15 lakh hectares of land in 28 districts of the state has been affected due to floods. The assistance to the affected people has been doubled, he said.

“To find a permanent solution to the floods, we are undertaking a programme of deepening and desilting of rivers in a scientific manner,” he said. PTI 

10:55 (IST)15 Aug 2022
In Pictures | Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hoisted the national flag at Divisional Commissioner Office at Nagpur.

Picture Source: Deputy CM office

10:26 (IST)15 Aug 2022
Mumbai weather update.

Average Rainfall in city from August 14, 8am to August 15, 8am was recorded at 6.01 mm. Mumbai experienced a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in the city and its suburbs Today at 8am.

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High Tide:14.18 hours: 4.66 mtr
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High Tide next on August 16, 2022 at 02.41 hrs-  4.27 mtr
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In Pics | Mumbai's CST lit in tricolours

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Vinayak Mete to be cremated with state honours in Beed on Aug 15

Shiv Sangram Party leader and former member of Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) Vinayak Mete will be cremated with state honours in Beed city on Monday afternoon, an official said on Sunday night.

Mete's body will be taken to Beed from Mumbai in an ambulance via road. His mortal remains will be kept for public viewing from 8 am to 10.30 am on Monday, the Shiv Sangram Party said.

A funeral procession will be taken out in the afternoon and Mete will be cremated with state honours at around 4 pm once official events marking Independence Day are concluded.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, Union minister Ramdas Athawale and other leaders are expected to attend Mete's last rites, the Shiv Sangram said.

Mete, 52, was killed when his car headed towards Mumbai hit a truck from behind on the Mumbai-Pune expressway near Madap tunnel in the Raigad district early in the morning, police said. PTI

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20:25 (IST)14 Aug 2022
Sudhir Mungantiwar urges officials to use 'Vande Mataram' in government work related calls

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Maharashtra logs 2,082 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths; active count 12,102

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 2,082 new coronavirus positive cases and three deaths, which raised its overall tally to 80,72,340 and toll to 1,48,171, an official said.

The count of recoveries rose to 79,12,067 after 1,824 patients recuperated from the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

The latest fatalities were reported from Mumbai, Pune and Satara, the official said, adding that the state is now left with 12,102 active cases.

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The accident occurred at 5.05 am near Madap tunnel under the jurisdiction of Rasayani police station in the neighbouring Raigad district when Mete was coming to Mumbai from Beed, officials had said.

Mete's SUV was in a second lane of the six-lane expressway at the time of the accident, an official said.

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The Mumbai police on Sunday registered an FIR against incarcerated NCP leader Nawab Malik on a complaint given by IRS officer Sameer Wankhede. The FIR has been registered on charges of defamation and sections of the Scheduled Tribes (prevention of atrocities) Act. An officer said the FIR was registered at the Goregaon police station a day after Wankhede got a clean chit from the Mumbai City District Caste Scrutiny Committee in a caste certificate row. An officer said, “An ACP of Goregaon division has been asked to investigate the matter.” Malik is currently behind bars in connection with a money laundering case registered against him by ED.

Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete passed away on Sunday after his car met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Raigad district collector Mahendra Kalyankar confirmed. Mete, who was travelling in a SUV, was returning from Pune while the accident took place. He was admitted to the MGM hospital in Kamothe.

In other news, stockbroker and investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Mumbai early Sunday morning. Breach Candy hospital CEO N Santhanam told The Indian Express that Jhunjhunwala was brought dead to the hospital at 6:45 am. According to a doctor, Jhunjhunwala was suffering from diabetes and a kidney ailment. His Antim Yatra will commence at 5.30 pm today from IL Palazzo, behind Malabar Hill Club, and the cremation will take place at Banganga crematorium, Malabar hill.

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First published on: 14-08-2022 at 08:34:35 am
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