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Mumbai News Highlights and Updates: Mumbai Tuesday reported 394 new Covid-19 infections and six deaths.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: September 30, 2021 7:40:57 am
Mumbai airport. (File)

Mumbai News Highlights and Updates: The Mumbai Police Traffic control room received a hoax call on Tuesday afternoon that claimed the lives of 16 staffers at the city airport were in danger.

Meanwhile, a day after heavy water discharge from the Manjara dam caused flooding in some places of Maharashtra’s Marathwada region, an IAF team on Wednesday rescued three people stranded at an inundated village in Latur with the help of a helicopter, a district administration official said. Following heavy rains in Marathwada over the last few days, the NDRF was mobilised and helicopters were deployed to rescue people stuck in some of the flooded places in the region. (PTI)

Under the influence of depression (remnant of Cyclone Gulab) that weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over western Vidarbha and its neighbourhood on Tuesday, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers is very likely at isolated places in north Madhya Maharashtra and north Konkan on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places over Marathwada on Wednesday.

According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) district forecast and warning, Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Beed, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Latur, Nanded and Hingoli are under yellow alert, indicating thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds, with heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday.

Also, Mumbai Tuesday reported 394 new Covid-19 infections and six deaths. The total tally of cases increased to 7,42,011 and death toll to 16,097. The city has now 4,611 active Covid-19 cases after 477 patients recovered from the infection.

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Mumbai News Today Highlights and Updates: Rain lashes Mumbai suburbs, heavy showers likely in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan; Mumbai Tuesday reported 394 new Covid-19 infections and six deaths; Leopard cub rescued by residents in Aarey Milk Colony; Follow the live blog more updates here.

22:52 (IST)29 Sep 2021
‘Khalistan conspiracy’: Bombay HC grants bail to retired Delhi Police official

The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to a retired Delhi Police official arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly providing a weapon to an accused linked to a group attempting to revive Sikh militancy for a separate Khalistan.

Sunderlal Parashar, former Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police and a resident of Delhi, had approached the High Court after the special court in Mumbai on July 1, 2019 rejected his bail plea. He was arrested on April 24, 2019 following which, a chargesheet was filed against him on May 23, 2019.

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20:26 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Tank used in 1971 war lying neglected after being shifted to Reti Bunder, alleges activist

'Vijayanata', a historic tank used in the 1971 Indo-Pak war and which was installed near the Mumbra railway station here in 2013, has been shifted to nearby Reti Bunder area, where it has been gathering dust since the last couple of years due to neglect, a local activist has alleged.

When contacted, civic officials claimed that the tank was shifted to Reti Bunder area in August 2019 for maintenance purpose and it would be brought back to its original location soon. (PTI)

18:10 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Leopard cub rescued in Aarey Colony, attempts on to reunite it with mother

A leopard cub, aged around two months, has been rescued from near the former Metro car shed site in Aarey Milk Colony here, and efforts were on to reunite it with its mother, a forest official said.

The forest department officials had received a call on Tuesday afternoon about the cub being found near unit 21 in Aarey Colony.

Ajit Kavander, a local resident, had spotted the cub behind some metal sheets and rescued it. "It appeared weak and as there were chances that stray dogs might have attacked it. I took it to my house. As it was wet and shivering, I wrapped it in my shirt. Later I informed the police and the cub was handed over to the forest department," he said. (PTI)

15:03 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Gates of Middle Vaitarn Dam opened following heavy rains

Gates of the Middle Vaitarna Dam, one of the dams that supplies water to Mumbai, were opened as the city and neighbouring areas received heavy rains following Cyclone Gulab. 

14:08 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Maha: Hookah parlour raided in Thane; five held

The police raided a hookah parlour and arrested five persons for allegedly violating the Covid-19 norms in Maharashtra's Thane city, an official said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip off, a team from the Crime Unit V- Wagle Estate raided the hookah joint in Majiwada on Tuesday night and found that the customers had not worn masks or maintained social distancing, senior inspector Vikas Ghodke said. 

The police arrested staff of the establishment Yogesh Pooran Singh, Akram Azad Muzumdar, Suraj Raju Kunder, Mark Suresh Singh and Deepak Shaymdas Gupta, all residents of Mumbra, the official said. Offences under relevant sections of the IPC and COPTA Act have been registered against the arrested accused, he said, adding that further probe is underway. (PTI)
 

14:05 (IST)29 Sep 2021
ED summons Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali for questioning in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali for questioning on October 4 in a money laundering case registered against her and others, official sources said on Wednesday. Gawali, 48, is a member of the Lok Sabha from the Yavatmal-Washim seat in Maharashtra.

The Shiv Sena MP has been asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case at the ED office located in South Mumbai, they said.

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13:59 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Jaikwadi dam water rises to 86%, next 24 hours crucial, says Maharashtra govt

The water level in Jaikwadi, which is the biggest dam in drought-prone Marathwada region, has crossed 86 per cent. The Water Resources Department has asked district officials to closely monitor the water levels and if required, open the gates for discharge.

Of the total water storage capacity (2,170,000 million litres), Jaikwadi, which is located at Paithan taluka in district Aurangabad, at present holds 1,846,300 million litres.

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13:42 (IST)29 Sep 2021
‘Khalistan conspiracy’: Bombay HC grants bail to retired Delhi Police official

The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to a retired Delhi Police official arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly providing a weapon to an accused linked to a group attempting to revive Sikh militancy for a separate Khalistan.

Sunderlal Parashar, former Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police and a resident of Delhi, had approached the High Court after the special court in Mumbai on July 1, 2019 rejected his bail plea. He was arrested on April 24, 2019 following which, a chargesheet was filed against him on May 23, 2019.

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12:55 (IST)29 Sep 2021
BJP ignoring real issues in Goa, claims Shiv Sena

Ahead of the Goa Assembly polls due early next year, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday targeted the state BJP government, wondering it was interested in resolving the real issues pertaining to the coastal state where tourism was suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy was hit hard.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has started the 'government at your doorstep' initiative, under which it is "spreading lies and misinformation", an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' alleged. The state is facing unemployment, drug menace, tourism has been affected by COVID-19 and the economy has "collapsed", it claimed, adding that the case of death of a woman at Calangute beach (in North Goa district) under suspicious circumstances last month was yet to be resolved.

The Marathi publication said late BJP leader Manohar Parrikar helped the party grow in Goa by opposing the casino business. Now, the offshore casinos pay huge money to the state government and if Goa, which is the land of Gods, is being run on these kind of funds, it is an "insult of Hindutva", it claimed. (PTI)

11:58 (IST)29 Sep 2021
3 held for betting on IPL matches

Police have arrested three people here in Maharashtra for allegedly betting on matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), an official said.  

Following a tip-off, a police team raided a premises at a housing complex in Dombivli township on Monday night and caught the three accused while they were betting on a match, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone- III), Kalyan, Sachin Babasaheb Gunjal told reporters on Tuesday.

The police seized Rs 7.65 lakh cash, a laptop and 23 mobile handsets, including 17 without a SIM card, from their possession, he said. The accused were identified as Ritesh Kuvarprakash Srivastav (44), Kunal Babanrao Dapodkar (33) and Nikhil Fulchand Courasia (32), the police said. A case was registered against them under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, the official said. (PTI)

11:50 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Maha: IAF helicopter rescues 3 people stranded in flooded Latur village

A day after heavy water discharge from the Manjara dam caused flooding in some places of Maharashtra's Marathwada region, an IAF team on Wednesday rescued three people stranded at an inundated village in Latur with the help of a helicopter, a district administration official said. Following heavy rains in Marathwada over the last few days, the NDRF was mobilised and helicopters were deployed to rescue people stuck in some of the flooded places in the region.

On Wednesday morning, a helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued three people, Nagorao Kisan Tikanare (50), his wife Rukmabai (45) and  son Chandrakant (11) from Poharegaon village in Renapur tehsil, where they were stranded in the flood, the official said in a release. After heavy showers over the last few days, rains subsided in Latur on Wednesday.        

Heavy water discharge from the Manjara dam on Tuesday following heavy rains led to flooding in some villages of Beed, Latur and Osmanabad districts in Marathwada, officials earlier said. On Wednesday, 12 out of the total 18 gates of the dam were closed, which reduced the water discharge from the reservoir. (PTI)

11:36 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Mumbai: Retired engineer duped of nearly Rs 1.5 lakh after fraudster poses as as MTNL executive

A 73-year-old retired engineer was duped of Rs 1.48 lakh by a cyber fraudster who impersonated an MTNL executive over the phone and tricked him into revealing his bank details using a remote access mobile application.

The complainant told police that he received a couple of messages on his mobile phone on September 26 purportedly sent by MTNL for updating the Know Your Customer (KYC) form.

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11:34 (IST)29 Sep 2021
ED summons Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali in money laundering case
11:16 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Medical officer, nurse suspended for administering wrong vaccine

A medical officer and a nurse attached with Kalwa hospital in Thane have been suspended for allegedly administering a wrong vaccine dose to a Thane resident. Officials said that the two officials, who were deputed at Atkoneshwar healthcare centre, without inspecting any case paper administered an injection of anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) to a person who was at the centre to take a dose of Covishield on Monday. According to Thane Municipal Corporation officials, the victim has been identified as Rajkumar Yadav.

11:09 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Uddhav Thackeray calls meeting of officials, agencies to discuss potholes

The state cabinet on Tuesday discussed the issue of pothole-ridden roads and highways. Taking cognizance of the issue, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will hold a meeting with senior officials on Wednesday evening.

The Bombay High Court on Friday had asked the Centre and Maharashtra government to be “serious” about the issue of potholes on the Mumbai-Nashik Expressway and other highways in Maharashtra.

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10:55 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Torrential rain, flood havoc in Maharashtra, eight dead

At least eight persons died as torrential rain caused flood havoc across the Marathwada region of central Maharashtra and parts of the state’s eastern region of Vidarbha.

Homes and fields were submerged, and the administration had to scramble to relocate families and livestock in a total of nine badly affected districts as a depression caused by Cyclone Gulab, which made landfall on the east coast, dumped rain on Maharashtra, especially on the drought-prone Marathwada region.

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10:51 (IST)29 Sep 2021
WATCH | Mumbai receives rainfall this morning
10:49 (IST)29 Sep 2021
DHFL case: Bombay HC refuses bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s wife, two daughters

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s wife and two daughters booked in connection with the alleged multi-crore fraud in the DHFL money laundering case. The court also denied bail to Rajiv Anand, the former business head of Yes Bank.

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10:31 (IST)29 Sep 2021
Mumba Police traffic control receives a hoax call, caller claims threat to lives of employees at Mumbai International Airport
10:24 (IST)29 Sep 2021
BJP leader alleges manipulation in nullah cleaning work by BMC

Ameet Satam, the BJP MLA from Andheri west, targeted the BMC on Tuesday for alleged manipulation in the percentage of work done in cleaning nullahs in the city. Satam said the BMC has spent more than Rs 950 crore on nullah desilting works across the city in the past 10 years, according to information he procured through RTI.

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In Latur, the NDRF deployed boats and a helicopter for the rescue of 47 persons stranded on the banks or river Manjara, according to district administration officials. (Express photo)

A leopard cub believed to be about two months old was spotted and rescued by local residents from near the former Metro Car shed area in the Aarey Milk Colony on Tuesday evening. The barking of dogs alerted the residents. On inspecting the area, close to where the Metro car shed was to be located on the path to Tapeshwar temple, they spotted the cub and alerted forest department officials, local police and volunteers.

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On the occasion of World Heart Day on Wednesday and nutrition month, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will undertake a scientific survey to find out how many people in the city are at risk of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease or stroke, and launch public awareness activities. BMC has undertaken a WHO STEPS survey to derive data on Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases, under which teams will go from house to house and systematic data will be collected.

READ | BMC to conduct survey on non-communicable disease risk, launch awareness drive

A medical officer and a nurse attached with Kalwa hospital in Thane have been suspended for allegedly administering a wrong vaccine dose to a Thane resident. Officials said that the two officials, who were deputed at Atkoneshwar healthcare centre, without inspecting any case paper administered an injection of anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) to a person who was at the centre to take a dose of Covishield on Monday.

READ | Medical officer, nurse suspended for administering wrong vaccine

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