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Mumbai News Highlights: Mumbai reports 365 covid cases, four deaths

Mumbai Coronavirus Cases and Deaths Live Count, Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations Today in Mumbai Highlights: Maharashtra has  recorded 3,075 new coronavirus infections and 35 fatalities on Saturday.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: September 13, 2021 8:48:43 am
People wait to get inoculated at a vaccination centre in Mumbai.

Mumbai Coronavirus Third Wave Live Updates, Mumbai Weather Forecast Highlights: Mumbai reported 365 fresh covid cases on Saturday taking the total caseload to 7,34,702. City witnessed four cases of fatalities due to covid. Maharashtra has  recorded 3,075 new coronavirus infections and 35 fatalities today.

Meanwhile, promising fast-track trial in the Sakinaka rape-murder case, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the incident was a “blot on humanity,” PTI reported. He asserted the perpetrator would be punished. A 45-year-old man has been arrested and booked on charges of rape and  murder after he allegedly attacked and brutalised a woman in Sakinaka early on Friday morning. The incident took place at 3 am when the accused, Mohan Chouhan, pulled the homeless woman inside a tempo and assaulted her. A watchman who saw the woman being beaten up inside the tempo alerted the police control room.

In other news, taking a dig at the Congress, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the party no longer enjoys the control and power it once did across the country, from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. He added that it was time for his partner in Maharashtra’s ruling alliance to undertake a reality check.

“There was a time when there was Congress from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But not so anymore,” he said in an interview with India Today’s Marathi digital outlet Mumbai Tak. “This (reality) should be accepted. The closeness (with other opposition parties) will increase once there is a mentality (within Congress) to accept this (fact).”

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22:41 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Ganesh Utsav: Over 6,100 idols immersed in Mumbai till 6pm on Sat

The immersion of the 'one-and-half day' Ganesh idols began in Mumbai on Saturday, with 6,116 idols making their way into lakes and other artificial water-bodies till 6 pm, an official said. He said the idols immersed comprise 55 'sarvajanik' or public ones, 6047 household ones and 14 'hartalikas' (idols made to celebrate Teej falling in the monsoon), with 3,600 idols being immersed in artificial lakes. (PTI)

19:30 (IST)11 Sep 2021
365 COVID-19 cases, four deaths in Mumbai

Mumbai reported 365 fresh covid cases and four deaths on Saturday. While 232 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, city has a total of 4666 active cases. 

18:49 (IST)11 Sep 2021
IMD forecasts more rain in Mumbai, Konkan, Western Maharashtra

Mumbai, the rest of Konkan, and Western Maharashtra are expected to receive `heavy to very heavy' rainfall in the next three-four days, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Saturday. "The low-pressure area developed in the Bay of Bengal is expected to get converted into depression and move north-north-west in next couple of days. It is expected to bring more intense showers over Western Maharashtra, Konkan including Mumbai region starting from Sunday," the official said. (PTI)

16:44 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Devendra Fadnavis demands special court to fast-track trial in Sakinaka rape case

Pointing out that the Sakinaka rape has brought to the fore questions related to law and order in the state, Maharashtra Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought a speedy trial in the case.

“Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should take the initiative and meet the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. He should seek a designated fast track court to ensure speedy trial,” the former chief minister said. Read More

16:10 (IST)11 Sep 2021
CM Uddhav Thackeray condemns Sakinaka rape-murder case; promises fast-track trial

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday termed the rape and murder of a woman in Mumbai's Sakinaka as a 'blot on humanity', and promised a fast-track trial in the case. He asserted that the perpetrator would be punished severely. (PTI)

14:38 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Thane: Man stabbed to death over petty dispute; two held

A 25-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by two persons over a petty dispute at a village in Kalyan taluka of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Saturday.

The Thane district rural police have arrested brothers Sandeep and Deepak Damle for allegedly stabbing Anil Dudhale at Mharal village on Friday evening, the station house officer of the Kalyan taluka police station said.

The duo had a quarrel with the victim, during which they whipped out a knife and stabbed him multiple times, killing him on the spot, the official said.

An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against the brothers, while the body of the victim was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem, he said, adding that further probe is underway. (PTI)

14:21 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Harishchandra Goregaonkar, the contractor who made Mumbai police commissioner’s office and repaired Oshiwara’s Ram Mandir

More than 125 years ago, the architectural executive engineer to the Bombay Government, John Adams laid down the plans for the police headquarters in the Mumbai city. Located right opposite Crawford Market, work on the Anglo-Gothic building started in 1894 and was completed in 1896.

For Dhanashree Goregaonkar, a 22-year-old restaurateur, the Office of the Commissioner of Police is reminiscent of the work done by her great-great-grandfather, Harishchandra Jagannath Goregaonkar. Harishchandra and his team carried out the actual construction of the office based on Adams’ designs. A plaque inside the commissioner’s office at an ornate staircase, solely used by the Commissioner of Police, attests to this little regarded detail and credits “Harishchundra Juggannath Contractor” for executing the plan. As it turns out, the contractor built more than just this iconic structure; he is connected with the city’s chawls and bungalows, railway lines and police chowkis.

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14:07 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Mumbai rape case: BJP calls for hanging of accused

The Maharashtra BJP unit on Saturday, while expressing shock at the rape and eventual death of a 34-year-old woman in Sakinaka, demanded death by hanging for the accused.

Maharashtra BJP’s vice-president Chitra Wagh said, “It is horrifying. It just numbs our senses. We cannot even imagine what the woman, who was subjected to such brutality, must have gone through. The state government must take immediate and strict action against the culprit. I just want to apologize to my sister. As a civilized society, we have failed to protect her and save her life.”

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13:04 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Mumbai woman, who was raped, had unknown object inserted in private parts, dies

A 32-year-old woman, brutally raped and hit with an unknown object in her private parts in Sakinaka, passed away at a government hospital Saturday.

The accused, identified as Mohan Chouhan, 45, has been arrested and booked for rape and murder.

The woman, who was homeless, was allegedly assaulted by Chauhan inside a tempo on Khairani road in Sakinaka on Friday morning. The accused had inserted some object in her private parts, which had led to heavy bleeding.

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11:10 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Thane: Five gates of Bhatsa dam in Maha's Thane opened after heavy rains

Due to heavy rainfall in the catchment area of Bhatsa dam in Thane district of Maharashtra, five gates of the reservoir were opened on Saturday morning to discharge water, an official said.  The gates were opened around 10 am, the irrigation department official from Bhatsa Nagar office said.

"The water level at the dam reached 141.70 metres around 9 am today. As the catchment area has been receiving heavy rains, five of its gates were opened," he said.

The authorities in downstream areas, including Shahapur, Bhiwandi and Kalyan, have been alerted to take precautionary measures. They have been asked to instruct the villagers living along the river banks not to venture into water, he added. Bhatsa dam is one of the seven reservoirs that provide water to Mumbai. (PTI)

10:52 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Thane: Two sand boa snakes worth Rs 45 lakh recovered, man held

Police have arrested a man and seized from him two sand boa snakes, worth around Rs 45 lakh, in Thane district of Maharashtra, an official said.

Officials of the property cell of the city police's crime branch arrested the accused, identified as Sujit Mohan Ghamandli, 39, at Khambalpada near Thakurli in the district on September 8, he said.  Acting on a tip-off that a man would be coming to Khambalpada, carrying with him a sand boa, the officials laid a trap and nabbed him when he was found loitering in the area suspiciously with a sack on his back, an official release said.

During a search, two sand boas, collectively worth Rs 45 lakh, were recovered from him, it said. While one snake weighed over one kg, another weighed 800 grams, police said.

These non-venomous snakes are used in making certain medicines, cosmetics and in black magic, and are in huge demand in the international market, they added.  An offence was registered under the Wildlife (Protection) Act against the man in this connection at Dombivli police station, police said. (PTI)

10:29 (IST)11 Sep 2021
City to experience light to moderate rain today: BMC

The Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Saturday has predicted light to moderate rainfall in Mumbai city and suburbs with possibility of occasional intense spells.

10:24 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Viral video shows cop pushing journo at Ganesh pandal; Fadnavis seeks action

A video of a policeman pushing a journalist at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal in Mumbai went viral on social media on Friday. The video showed the policeman, sans a face mask despite Covid norms in place, asking the journalist of a Marathi news channel to step back.

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, leader of opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, and some journalists organisations sought action in the incident. Fadnavis said it was not alright to use such a language while talking to a journalist. (PTI)

10:18 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Intense rain with ‘Orange’ alert for Maharashtra on September 13 and 14

There is a low-pressure area, and its associated cyclonic circulation prevailing over east Rajasthan and the neighbouring areas, which is keeping rainfall activity steady over Maharashtra and parts of central India. Adding to this is the monsoon trough running to the south of its normal position.

The Met office has warned of isolated heavy spells (64.4mm to 115.5mm in 24 hours) and issued an ‘Yellow’ alert over Uttarakhand, Punjab and west Rajasthan till Sunday, and similar intense rain with ‘Orange’ alert for Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra and Goa on September 13 and 14.

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10:04 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Woman wanted in Mumbai drug case held from Guj

A woman wanted in connection with a major drug seizure in Mumbai was held from Gujarat, Narcotics Control Bureau officials said on Friday.

Rubina Niyazu Shaikh was held from Unjha in the neighbouring state by an NCB team on Thursday, they said.

"In raids held here on July 18 and 19, we had seized 109.8 grams of mephedrone, Rs 77.92 lakh cash and 585.5 grams of gold worth Rs 29.4 lakh. Three people were arrested, and their questioning revealed Shaikh's role," an official said. (PTI)

09:52 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Cong betrayed by leaders it empowered, Patole says after Pawar's `zamindar who can not maintain haveli' comment

NCP chief Sharad Pawar's comment suggesting that Congress's situation was now like impoverished landlords who have no land and can not maintain their houses evoked a sharp reaction from Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, Patole also made a veiled reference to Pawar's exit from the Congress over two decades ago. "The leaders who were entrusted with power by the Congress eventually betrayed it," the state Congress chief said.

"Congress was never a party of zamindars....Congress gave its land to several leaders for upkeep but they stole it over the years," Patole added.

There will be a Congress prime minister in the country in 2024, he said. Speaking to Marathi news portal Mumbai Tak on Thursday, Pawar had said that there was a time when Congress had presence from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But the party should now accept that it was no longer the case, he had said. (PTI)

09:32 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Palghar: Paint-chemical factory gutted in major fire in Maha's Boisar; nobody injured

A factory manufacturing paints and chemicals was completely gutted in a massive fire in an industrial area at Boisar in Palghar district of Maharashtra in the wee hours of Saturday, an official said.

Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out around 2 am at the unit located in Tarapur MIDC, Boisar, said Vivekanand Kadam, chief of the district disaster management cell. "It was a major fire and the flames could be seen from a distance. Due to it, several drums containing paints exploded, which created a loud sound. Since Friday was a holiday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi, only two guards were present in the premises when the incident occurred," he said.        

Three fire engines of the MIDC fire station were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control after over three hours, he added. Apart from the local fire brigade staff, teams of the disaster control cell and the police went to the site after being alerted.

"Cooling operation is currently underway. The fire at the factory generated foul smell in the area," Kadam said. The cause of the fire is being probed, he said. (PTI)

09:08 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Mumbai reports 441 fresh Covid-19 cases, five deaths on Friday

Mumbai Friday reported 441 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths, taking the total tally in the city to 7,34,337 and death toll to 16,011. Over 175 people were discharged during the day, taking the recovery county  to 7,11,322. Mumbai has 4,537 active cases now.

22:29 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Man held for raping homeless woman in Sakinaka

A 45-year-old man has been arrested and booked on charges of rape and attempted murder after he allegedly attacked and brutalised a woman in Sakinaka early on Friday morning. The 32-year-old survivor is now in critical condition.

The incident took place at 3 am when the accused, Mohan Chouhan, pulled the homeless woman inside a tempo and assaulted her. A watchman who saw the woman being beaten up inside the tempo alerted the police control room.

The survivor has been admitted to the Rajawadi Hospital and is yet to regain her consciousness. Her statement will be recorded once she wakes up. For now, an FIR has been registered based on the testimony of the watchman.

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21:04 (IST)10 Sep 2021
Maharashtra records 4,154 COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths

Maharashtra reported 4,154 new coronavirus infections and 44 fatalities on Friday, according to health official, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 64,91,179 and death toll to 1,38,061.

The number of daily cases and fatalities witnessed a marginal dip. On Thursday the state had reported 4,219 new COVID-19 cases and 55 fatalities.

Mumbai city witnessed 441 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths. (PTI)

Mumbai: Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha to their homes on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)

The delayed transfers of over 180 deputy SP and Superintendent rank officers in Maharashtra were finally carried out on Thursday. Two DCP’s of the Mumbai Police against whom FIRs were registered have been shunted out of the city. DCP Rashmi Karandikar, who was investigating the sensitive ‘data leak’ case that has been challenged by senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in the High Court, was moved out as DCP Cyber.

READ | Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray instructs officials to fast-track infra projects in Aurangabad

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday instructed the Aurangabad district administration to complete the development projects in a fast-track mode in the district. The CM passed the instructions in a review meeting on the various development projects in the Aurangabad district. However, the issue of renaming Aurangabad as Sambhaji Nagar was not discussed in the meeting.

READ | ‘Zamindars who can’t control their haveli’: Sharad Pawar takes dig at Congress

Taking a dig at the Congress, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the party no longer enjoys the control and power it once did across the country, from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. He added that it was time for his partner in Maharashtra’s ruling alliance to undertake a reality check. “There was a time when there was Congress from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But not so anymore,” he said in an interview with India Today’s Marathi digital outlet Mumbai Tak. “This (reality) should be accepted. The closeness (with other opposition parties) will increase once there is a mentality (within Congress) to accept this (fact).”

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