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Mumbai news Updates: Aaditya Thackeray stages protest at Talegaon, blames Shinde govt for loss of Vedanta-Foxconn plant

Mumbai News September 23: Aaditya Thackeray leads Shiv Sena protest in Pune's Talegaon today; Heavy rains lash Mumbai

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: September 25, 2022 9:02:56 am
Shiv Sena leader and former minister Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday led a protest against the exit of the Vedanta-Foxconn project at Pune's Talegaon. (Express Photo by Rajesh Stephen)

Mumbai Maharashtra News Updates: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday lashed out at the Eknath Shinde-led state government for Vedanta-Foxconn’s decision to set up its semiconductor plant in Gujarat instead of Maharashtra. The project went out of Maharashtra after the Shinde-led rebel Shiv Sena MLAs toppled the Maha Vikas Aghadi government headed by Uddhav Thackeray, he said. The Shiv Sena and its youth wing Yuva Sena on Saturday organized a protest over the loss of the semiconductor project at Talegaon in Pune district, the site where it was supposed to come up.

In other news, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday appointed guardian ministers of districts in the state, with his deputy and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis getting charge of several areas of Vidarbha. While Fadnavis will be the guardian minister of Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Akola, Bhandara and Gadchiroli, school education minister Deepak Kesarkar will be the guardian minister of Mumbai city and Kolhapur. The metropolis’ suburban district will be under the charge of tourism minister Mangalprabhat Lodha.

Parts of Mumbai witnessed rainfall on Saturday morning, but the public transport services in the city remained unaffected and no major waterlogging was reported, civic officials said. The city and its eastern and western suburbs received heavy showers between 7 am and 8 am. But the rainfall stopped after that in most of these places.

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22:23 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Maha CM appoints guardian ministers of districts, Dy CM Fadnavis to be in charge of several Vidarbha areas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday appointed guardian ministers of districts in the state, with his deputy and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis getting charge of several areas of Vidarbha.

While Fadnavis will be the guardian minister of Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Akola, Bhandara and Gadchiroli, school education minister Deepak Kesarkar will be the guardian minister of Mumbai city and Kolhapur. The metropolis' suburban district will be under the charge of tourism minister Mangalprabhat Lodha.

As per the CM's announcement, revenue minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil will be the guardian minister of Ahmednagar and Solapur, forest minister Sudhir Mungatiwa of Chandrapur and Gondia, higher and technical education minister Chandrakant Patil of Pune and tribal welfare minister Vijaykumar Gavit of Nandurbar. (PTI)

22:20 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Teenager ‘dies by suicide’ in Lower Parel

A 15-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide at Lower Parel in Mumbai Saturday.

The NM Joshi Marg police have registered the matter as a case of accidental death.

The police have not recovered any suicide note but believe that the teenager, a Class X student, may have ended her life after getting a scolding from her parents over studies Friday night. A senior police official said the girl may have died Saturday around 7 am. Read more

22:15 (IST)24 Sep 2022
In pics: Thackeray leads Shiv Sena protest at Pune's Talegaon

The Shiv Sena and its youth wing Yuva Sena on Saturday organized a protest over the loss of the Vedanta-Foxconn's semiconductor project at Talegaon in Pune district, the site where it was supposed to come up.

20:48 (IST)24 Sep 2022
'Jumbo block' between Santacruz and Goregaon railway stations tomorrow

The Western Railway will suspend services from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday on the up and down slow lines between Mumbai's Santacruz and Goregaon stations to repair tracks as well as signalling and overhead equipment.

According to a railway press release issued Saturday, all down-slow line suburban trains will be operated on the down-fast line and all up-slow line suburban trains will run on the up-fast line between the two Mumbai stations during the block period. Read more

20:38 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Seizing on Vedanta-Foxconn row, MVA taps into old faultlines, new rage to turn the tables on BJP-Shinde

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray’s Saturday protest at Pune’s Talegaon, the site for the proposed Rs 1.5 lakh crore ($20 billion) semiconductor project of the Vedanta-Foxconn joint venture (JV), has signalled a spiralling political row in Maharashtra days after the JV despite being in discussion with the Maharashtra government on the project for years switched to Gujarat.

A political slugfest has erupted in Maharashtra since September 13, when the Vedanta-Foxconn signed an MoU with the Gujarat government for their semiconductor project, with the Opposition MVA blaming the Eknath Shinde-BJP government for letting the flight of the big-ticket project to the neighbouring BJP-ruled state.

Attacking the Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis dispensation, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, while addressing a party rally earlier this week, alleged that the government was “lying” on the issue and should be “ashamed” of the project going to Gujarat, even as he offered his support to it to bring the project back to Maharashtra. “Let’s come together and bring it back. I will also come with you,” he told the Sainiks. Read more

20:19 (IST)24 Sep 2022
CBI gets custody of ex-Mumbai police chief Sanjay Pandey in NSE phone tapping case

The CBI has taken four-day custody of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in connection with the alleged illegal phone tapping of NSE employees by his information technology firm, officials said on Saturday.

Pandey was already in the judicial custody of Enforcement Directorate in connection with probes against him. The CBI approached a special CBI court here seeking his custody in connection with the tapping case which was granted for four days during which he will be interrogated by the agency, the officials said.

In addition to Pandey and former MD and CEO of NSE Chitra Ramkrishna, the CBI has also named another former NSE CEO and MD Ravi Narain in the case. It is alleged iSec Securities Pvt. Ltd, one of the firms that conducted a security audit of NSE, had illegally tapped phones of NSE employees during 2009-17, the CBI said. The company was incorporated by Pandey in March 2001 and he quit as its director in May 2006. His son and mother took over charge of the company. (PTI)

20:18 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Maha Congress chief demands ban on PFI

Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole on Saturday condemned the alleged raising of pro-Pakistan slogans in Pune and demanded a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI), currently under scanner for allegedly supporting terror activities.

Patole alleged that Congress had demanded to proscribe organisations like PFI in the past and wondered if the BJP-led Centre was not accepting the demand for any political motive. "I condemn the raising of pro-Pakistan slogans in Pune. Divisive and communal organisations should be banned. The Congress wants peace and such tendencies to create a divide should be stopped," he told reporters.

Patole demanded an inquiry to ascertain if organisations like PFI get political support to create a Hindu-Muslim divide. A video has surfaced on social media, which shows that a "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan was allegedly raised during a protest organised by the PFI in Pune. (PTI)

19:15 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Mumbai reports 122 COVID-19 cases, one death, 145 recoveries

Mumbai on Saturday reported 122 COVID-19 cases and one death, which took the city's tally to 11,49,673 and the toll to 19,729, a civic official said.

It is the second day in a row when the addition to the tally was more than 100, he pointed out. The city had reported 106 cases on Friday.

Of the new cases, only nine are symptomatic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official added. The recovery count rose by 145 in the last 24 hours and reached 11,29,216, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 728, he said. (PTI)

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Eknath Shinde faction leader tweets Supriya Sule's photo sitting in CM's chair; NCP says pic morphed, files police complaint

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NCP office-bearer, Aditi Nalawde, filed an online complaint with the suburban Worli police station and demanded appropriate action against the concerned Twitter handle used for posting Sule's picture and the person who posted it. Nalawade stated that the photo was posted to malign the image of the elected representative.

Incidentally, the NCP on Friday accused Lok Sabha MP Shrikant Shinde, son of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, of sitting in a chair meant for his father, although the parliamentarian from Kalyan had claimed the picture had been taken at the office at their private residence.

Sule's photo in which she is seen sitting in the chair meant for the chief minister was tweeted by Sheetal Mhatre, the spokesperson of the Shinde-led Sena faction. In the accompanying post, Mhatre asked 'Look who is sitting in the chief minister's chair'. (PTI)

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Netflix drops first looks from 'Guns & Gulaabs', 'Rana Naidu' at TUDUM India event

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The streamer gave a sneak peak into its 12 titles during the India segment of the global fan event “TUDUM”. It was hosted by influencer-actor Prajakta Koli and comedian Zakir Khan in Mumbai. Netflix showcased a bloody, retro and humour-filled teaser of 'Guns & Gulaabs', exploring a person's dark streak. It features Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan and Adarsh Gourav in the lead.

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NCP seeks action against Shinde faction leader for sharing 'morphed' photo of Supriya Sule sitting on CM chair

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Sheetal Mhatre, who is the spokesperson of the Shinde-led Sena faction, tweeted a photo of NCP MP Sule sitting on the chief minister's chair. In the post, Mhatre also asked "Look who is sitting on the chief minister's chair". The photo shows Sule sitting on a chair and behind her there is a board with "Maharashtra Government - Chief Minister" written on it. It also shows her being flanked by former ministers and NCP leaders Dilip Walse Patil and Rajesh Tope. (PTI)

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"In the past, the Kerela government had also voiced concern and sought its ban. A lot of information is emerging. The investigation is underway. The PFI had resorted to new modus operandi to create unrest within the country," he said.

11:12 (IST)24 Sep 2022
Heavy rains lash parts of Mumbai, transport services remain unaffected

Parts of Mumbai witnessed heavy rains on Saturday morning, but the public transport services in the city remained unaffected and no major waterlogging was reported, civic officials said.

The city and its eastern and western suburbs received heavy showers between 7 am and 8 am. But the rainfall stopped after that in most of these places.

A civic official said that during the one hour, Dadar Fire station and Ravali Camp recorded 28 mm rainfall, F-North ward office 21 mm, F-South office 18 mm, Wadala Fire station 17 mm and Britannia at Reay Road recorded 12 mm rainfall.

In eastern suburbs, M-East and L-East ward offices recorded 17 mm and 12 mm rainfall, respectively, while SWM Workshop recorded 20 mm, Cooper Hospital and H-East ward 18 mm, Andheri fire station 17 mm and Versova Pumping station recorded 14 mm rainfall, he said. (PTI)

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