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Mumbai News Highlights: Shinde faction announces new executive committee of Yuva Sena; Sena leaders’ sons dominate panel

Mumbai, Maharashtra Latest News Today Highlights: The executive committee has the sons of several rebel Sena leaders, even though the Shinde faction and the BJP are ostensibly opposed to dynastic politics.

Mumbai News | Maharashtra News | Eknath ShindeMumbai Maharashtra News LIVE: The Shinde faction has released the names of 22 members who have been appointed as members of the Yuva Sena executive committee. (File)

Mumbai News Today LIVE Updates: While the tussle over which faction of the Shiv Sena controls the party has moved to the domain of the Election Commission, the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led faction on Friday announced a new executive committee of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the party which has been headed by Aaditya Thackeray since 2010. The executive committee has the sons of several rebel Sena leaders, even though the Shinde faction and the BJP are ostensibly opposed to dynastic politics. The Shinde faction has released the names of 22 members who have been appointed as members of the Yuva Sena executive committee.

In other news, uncertainty looms over the outlet of the popular fine dine restaurant Copper Chimney, located at Kalaghoda in Fort in South Mumbai, which is caught up in a legal battle with the proprietor of the premises. While the restaurant was given a notice by the proprietor to vacate the property by Friday, September 30, due to expiry of its five-year-long lease, the restaurant, which appealed in the Bombay High Court on Monday, has been given protection till October 12, a legal representative of the outlet said Friday evening. Meanwhile, the lease of an outlet of another popular restaurant, Irish House, located in the same building as Copper Chimney in Fort, also expired on Friday and is set to close down with effect from Saturday.

Also, the Western Railway’s revised timetable for Mumbai’s suburban network will come into force from October 1. As per the new timetable issued Thursday, many important changes have been made for the Western Railway’s Mumbai suburban trains to ensure better passenger convenience and comfort. Accordingly, additional 12 non AC suburban services and 31 AC services will be introduced, while 50 services will be extended starting from October 1.

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21:44 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Maharashtra govt makes it mandatory for govt. officials to say 'Vande Mataram' on phone calls

The Maharashtra government on Saturday has made it mandatory for all government employees and those working in state-funded institutions to initiate any phone or mobile conversation with individuals and subordinates by saying 'Vande Mataram'. The rule is to be applicable across the state.

21:18 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai Metro work: Traffic curbs for four-wheelers in Chunbhatti till year-end

The Mumbai Traffic police have put in place traffic restrictions in Chunabhatti owing to Metro work where pillars will be erected on the S.G. Barve road. The police will hence temporarily close the road from Shivsrushti Nalla to Nehru Nagar Junction (Kurla Signal) on S G Barve Marg from Sunday. The restrictions will be in force till December 31, said a statement issued by Vinayak Dhakane, DCP (eastern suburbs), Traffic, Mumbai Saturday.

Two roads in the area will be completely shut tomorrow for four-wheelers and heavy vehicles. These are on S G Barve Road – from Shivsrushti Nalla to Nehru Nagar junction (Kurla signal) – and Kamgar Nagar Road and Thakkar Bappa colony road. Read more

20:34 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai: Special court sentences two for offering bribe to public servant

In a case of reverse trap, two men arrested on charges of offering a bribe of Rs 20 lakh to a public servant, were found guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act by a special court in Mumbai this week. The two convicts are Manav Jagarwal and Hemanshoo Ajmera.

Special Judge AS Sayyad sentenced the two men to three years in prison, stating that offering a huge amount of bribe causes “serious trauma” to public officers who honestly discharge their duty. Read more

19:33 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Pay hike for Maharashtra police officials posted in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli

The Maharashtra government has given its nod to hike the salary of police officials deployed in the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Saturday.

Fadnavis, who attended a district planning committee meeting in Gadchiroli for the holistic development of the region, told reporters that the sensitive Naxal belt holds policing as an integral aspect of planning. The demand to hike the salary of police personnel serving in Gadchiroli by one-and-half times has been pending before the government for some years. Read more

18:55 (IST)01 Oct 2022
5G will bring in big transformation in education, banking, health sectors: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde Saturday said that the 5G technology would usher in a major transformation in core sectors such as education, agriculture, banking, and health. He was speaking at a municipal corporation-run school in Panvel in the Raigad district that was picked as a virtual classroom for the nationwide launch of the 5G network.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated the 5G services in select cities at an event in Delhi. Read more

18:03 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai: Actor Annu Kapoor cheated of Rs 4.36 lakh in KYC fraud; cops ensure he gets back Rs 3.08 lakh

Film actor Annu Kapoor lost Rs 4.36 lakh to an online fraudster on the pretext of getting his Know Your Customer (KYC) details updated with a leading private sector bank, but timely action by the police will ensure he gets back Rs 3.08 lakh, an official said on Saturday. Kapoor got a call from a man posing as an employee of the bank on Thursday who said he needed to update his KYC form, after which the actor shared his bank details and One Time Password, the Oshiwara police station official said.

"Some time later, the caller transferred Rs 4.36 lakh from Kapoor's account to two other accounts in two transactions. However, the bank immediately called him up to inform about the transaction and also told him his account was compromised," he said. Kapoor approached the police without delay and the banks into which the money was transferred were contacted, he added. (PTI)

17:24 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai records 8,600 property registrations in September 2022, highest in 10 years

Mumbai city recorded property sale (conveyance deed) registrations of 8,628 apartment units in September 2022, as per the latest property assessment registration records with the Department of Registration and Stamps Government of Maharashtra. The record registrations contributed to over Rs 734 crore to the state exchequer and the government’s revenue rose to 39 per cent year on year (YoY).

According to Knight Frank India, a real estate property consultant, as much as 57 per cent of registrations were in the price band of over Rs 1 crore. Buyers mostly preferred homes between the size of 500 and 1000 square feet this month. Read more

16:44 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Maharashtra invites bidders from India and abroad for Dharavi redevelopment project

Maharashtra has invited fresh bidders for carrying out the Dharavi redevelopment project in the state. The Housing Authority has invited experienced and qualified bidders from India and abroad for integrated redevelopment of Dharavi through the International Competitive Bidding. The government has notified about 240 hectares as the Dharavi slum redevelopment area having nearly half a million human habitation.

Accordingly, the project will be awarded to the qualified bidder, quoting the highest amount over and above the minimum stipulated Rs 1,600 crore investment that the lead partner of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Company is ready to bring in the SPV Company as per the terms and conditions set by the authority. Apart from the equity of Rs 400 crore, any investment required for the project shall be brought by the lead partner in the form of Compulsorily Convertible Securities such as Compulsorily Convertible Debentures and/or Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares, the state government has mandated. Read more

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16:11 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Maha: Man booked after his dog kills another canine in Thane

A man was booked in Vasant Vihar area of Maharashtra's Thane district after a dog under his care mauled to death another canine, a police official said on Saturday. An offence under sections 289 (neglect conduct with respect to animal) and 337 (rash and negligent act that could endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered, the Chitalsar police station official said.

"The accused's dog killed another dog while out on a walk on September 29. No arrest has been made so far and further probe into the incident is underway," he added. (PTI)

15:33 (IST)01 Oct 2022
In US sanctions list for Iran trade ties, a petrochemicals firm based in Mumbai

The United States has sanctioned a petrochemicals company based in India along with seven other companies for its involvement in the “sale of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products to end users in South and East Asia”, the Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Friday.

“India-based petrochemical company Tibalaji Petrochem Private Limited has purchased millions of dollars’ worth of Triliance-brokered petrochemical products, including methanol and base oil, for onward shipment to China,” the statement said. Read more

14:38 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai: Woman held at airport for bid to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 4.9 crore concealed in sandal

The Customs department has arrested a woman passenger at the Mumbai international airport for trying to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 4.9 crore by hiding it in the cavity of her sandal, an official said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Thursday, in which 490 grams of cocaine was recovered from her, he said.

The woman was intercepted by the Customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on the basis of suspicion. During the search, the officials found the cocaine ingeniously concealed in a special cavity made in her sandal, the Mumbai Customs department said in a tweet. (PTI)

14:06 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Central Railway’s Mumbai Division conducts one-day ticket checking drive, collects Rs 13.62 lakh as fine

The Central Railway’s Mumbai Division conducted one of the single largest special ticket checking drives at 11 stations on September 29 and collected a fine amount of Rs 13.62 lakh.

In this one day ticket checking drive, 241 ticket checking staff were assisted by 56 RPF personnel and monitored by seven officers at 11 suburban stations — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, Badlapur, Titwala, Wadala Road, Vashi and Panvel. During the check, 4,732 cases of irregular or unauthorised travel were detected.

According to the Central Railway, in its endeavour to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travel, it regularly conducts intensive campaigns against ticketless and irregular travel. As a part of it, the Mumbai Division had conducted an intensive ticket checking drive.

13:24 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai: One dead, three injured after two bike-borne men open fire in Kandivali

One person died while three others were left injured after two bike-borne miscreants fired four rounds of bullets at them at Lalji Pada in Kandivali (west) of Maharashtra’s Mumbai city Saturday, police said.

According to the police officials, the incident took place at around 12.30 am.

“As per our primary investigation, it appears that the firing incident happened over a dispute that took place during Gokulashtami,” an officer told The Indian Express. 

One of the victims identified as Ankit Yadav died on the spot. Three others identified as Avinash Dabholkar, Manish Gupta and Prakash Narayan injured in the incident have been admitted at a government hospital in Kandivali and are undergoing treatment. (Read More)

12:43 (IST)01 Oct 2022
FIR against ex-Maha minister Chhagan Bhujbal, two others for allegedly threatening to kill man

Mumbai police have registered a case against former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal and two others on the charge of threatening to kill a man, who had forwarded videos to the senior NCP leader in which the latter allegedly spoke against Hindu religion, an official said.

The First Information Report (FIR) in this connection was registered at Chembur police station late Friday night, he said.

"Based on the complaint filed by the man, an offence under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) was registered against Bhujbal and two others," the official said on Saturday. (PTI)

10:48 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Mumbai: One dead, three injured in firing by two motorcycle-borne men

A 26-year-old person died and three others were injured after two men on a motorcycle allegedly fired at them in suburban Kandivali, police said on Saturday.

The incident, which the police say was a fallout of personal enmity, occurred around 11.30 pm on Friday at Laljipada on Link Road.

"The two accused came on a motorcycle and fired four rounds, in which one person was killed and three others injured. The victims were standing in a group when the miscreants fired at them and fled from the spot," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-11) Vishal Thakur said. The deceased was identified as Ankit Yadav, police said. (PTI)

08:53 (IST)01 Oct 2022
Vedanta-Foxconn project exit: Shiv Sena hits back at Sitharaman, questions Union govt’s role

Hitting back at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Friday asked the minister to explain how the Vedanta-Foxconn project, which only required an approval from the central government, was shifted out of Maharashtra to Gujarat.

The remarks came in the wake of criticism levelled by the opposition parties in Maharashtra, including the Shiv Sena, after the Eknath Shinde-BJP led state government failed to bag the Vedanta-Foxconn semiconductor plant project worth Rs 1.54 lakh crore.

In an editorial in the Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana, the political party stated that Sitharaman should first reply to their queries, and then question and criticise them over the project exit. (Read More)

19:56 (IST)30 Sep 2022
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde launches Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan (Urban) 2.0, claims to transform Mumbai in 90 days

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde launched Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan (Urban) 2.0 and claimed to transform Mumbai in 90 days under the new urban renewal plan. 

The government has prepared an ambitious plan under which 450 roads will be concretised and the health infrastructure in the city will be strengthened, the chief minister said.

The campaign is modelled on the Union government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

It will be carried out from October 2 to December 31 and best-performing cities will get prizes.


17:46 (IST)30 Sep 2022
Four-lane bridge to cut travel time between Mumbai’s Nariman Point and Colaba to just 5 minutes

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has come up with the Nariman Point to Colaba missing link project, which will bring the island city’s traffic woes to an end further cutting down the existing travel time, saving both fuel and time of the commuters in this residential-cum-office area.

Geographically, the distance between Colaba and Nariman Point is over a kilometre and using the city’s road network it extends by five kilometres which takes over 20 minutes driving time during the peak traffic hours. 

With a direct link passing over the bay, the distance will cut short facilitating seamless connectivity. 

This 1.6-km four-lane bridge over the bay will reduce the driving time between Nariman Point and Colaba to just five minutes, saving time and fuel. Besides, the new bridge will act as a last-mile connector for the upcoming coastal road.

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16:18 (IST)30 Sep 2022
Former municipal council leader's murder accused, attacked by unknown assailants in Yavatmal, dies

A 40-year-old man, accused of killing a former municipal council leader, was murdered on Friday by unidentified assailants in Yavatmal district, police said.

According to the police, the deceased, identified as Sandeep Tote, was attacked by three people with a sickle and firearm near a bus stand in Darwha of the district.

Tote, who received a deep cut on his neck as well as a bullet injury in his eye, died on the spot around 11.15 am, police said.

He was among the five people arrested for allegedly murdering Subhash Dudhe, a former speaker and deputy president in the municipal council. 

After Dudhe (50) was stoned to death in October 2018, his supporters had pelted stones at Tote’s house, the police added.

(Jayprakash S Naidu reports)

14:00 (IST)30 Sep 2022
In Pics | Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das with RBI Deputy Governors arrives at RBI headquarters in Mumbai

Shinde govt transfers 43 IAS officers

The Eknath Shinde government on Thursday transferred 43 IAS officers.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Dr Pradeep Vyas, who handled the public health department during the Covid-19 pandemic, was transferred to tribal welfare department. He was replaced by Sanjay Khandare, managing director of Mahagenco.

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) chief P Anbalagan was made the chief of Mahagenco, which generates electricity in the state.

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First published on: 30-09-2022 at 08:31:22 am
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