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Mumbai News Highlights: SRK’s son Aryan Khan among those being questioned after NCB raid on cruise

Mumbai News Today, Coronavirus Cases in Mumbai, Mumbai Weather Forecast Highlights: During the raid, the NCB busted an alleged rave party that was underway and seized several drugs including cocaine, mephedrone and ecstasy.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: October 3, 2021 3:29:36 pm
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Mumbai News Highlights: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said Sunday that the eight persons it had detained for questioning in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship mid-sea included actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. During the raid, the NCB busted an alleged rave party that was underway and seized several drugs including cocaine, mephedrone and ecstasy.

An officer said the statements of those detained are being recorded under section 67 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, following which the future course of action will be decided. An NCB official confirmed that Aryan Khan is being questioned, but he has not been charged.

The NCB officials claimed that a few days ago they had received information about the rave party being organised in the passenger cruise ship which was to leave for Goa on Saturday evening. The officials accordingly booked tickets and boarded the cruise ship disguised as passengers.

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Mumbai News Today Highlights: 8 people detained after NCB busts rave party on cruise ship off Mumbai coast; Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan among those being questioned after NCB raid on cruise.

14:23 (IST)03 Oct 2021
'We acted on specific intelligence inputs, involvement of some Bollywood links has come to light' : NCB Chief SN Pradhan
14:22 (IST)03 Oct 2021
'We are acting in an impartial manner' : NCB chief SN Pradhan
14:18 (IST)03 Oct 2021
'Cordelia Cruises in no way connected to the incident': Company issues statement

Jurgen Bailom of Cordelia Cruises Sunday released a statement after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained eight persons including Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan for questioning, in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on its cruise ship.

He said, "I wish to express that Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, connected to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered its ship for a private event to a Delhi based event management company."

"Cordelia Cruises is extremely mindful of providing wholesome entertainment to families who choose to travel with us. This incident is contrarian and far from the culture that Cordelia Cruises represents. We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our full support and cooperating with the authorities," the statement said. 

14:12 (IST)03 Oct 2021
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14:10 (IST)03 Oct 2021
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14:06 (IST)03 Oct 2021
8 people detained after NCB busts rave party on cruise ship off Mumbai coast

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said Sunday that the eight persons it had detained for questioning in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship mid-sea included actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Others who are being investigated include Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant.

14:03 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan among those being questioned after NCB raid on cruise

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said Sunday that the eight persons it had detained for questioning in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship mid-sea included actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. During the raid, the NCB busted an alleged rave party that was underway and seized several drugs including cocaine, mephedrone and ecstasy.

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14:02 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Bollywood actor’s son among 10 held as NCB busts rave party on cruise ship off Mumbai coast

The Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday carried out a raid and busted a rave party on a cruise ship mid-sea off the Mumbai coast. At the time of going to the press, the raid was still underway and the NCB officials were in the process of registering a FIR under NDPS act.

The sources in the department revealed that around 10 persons including the son of a Bollywood actor were detained for allegedly being part of the rave party

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20:31 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Maharashtra records 2,696 Covid-19 cases, 49 deaths

Overall, Maharashtra on Saturday reported 2,696 new coronavirus infections and 49 fatalities, according to PTI. The recovery rate of the state is 97.27 per cent and case fatality rate is 2.12 per cent. There are 35,955 active cases in the state.

19:46 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Work on Nerul passenger water transport terminal nearing completion

The Nerul passenger water transport terminal in Navi Mumbai in Thane district is in the final stage of construction and boat and catamaran services will commence soon, state-run planning authority CIDCO said on Saturday.

"The Nerul Passenger Water Terminal, being developed on Panvel Creek as part of the Eastern Waterfront project, will reduce the stress on roads and railway services and people of Navi Mumbai will have an alternative mode of travel to south Mumbai," said City and Industrial Development Corporation managing director, Sanjay Mukherjee. (PTI)

18:53 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Mumbai records 405 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

Mumbai on Saturday recorded 405 fresh Covid-19 cases. With six new fatalities, the death toll in the city climbed to 16,122. The city also recorded 495 recoveries. The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 4,713.

18:33 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Bangladeshi man held for obtaining Indian passport fraudulently, 22 arrests so far

The Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra has arrested a Bangladeshi national who had obtained an Indian passport by providing fraudulent documents, an official said here on Saturday. This was the 22nd arrest in a racket unearthed by the ATS last year, he said.

Irshad Shahabuddin Shaikh (33), a resident of Noakhali in Bangladesh, was apprehended from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday, said Deputy Inspector General of Police (ATS) Shivdeep Lande. (PTI)

18:00 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Gadkari has shown how power can be used: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday lauded Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari at a function at Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, PTI reported.

"I am attending this function because I was told that Gadkari was going to inaugurate many projects in Ahmednagar which would solve long-pending issues of the city, and he wants me to be present," Pawar was quoted as saying.

"Very often nothing happens once the stone-laying ceremony takes place for a project, But when it comes to Gadkari's projects, within a few days of the function one sees the work starting," he added. "Gadkari is a great example of how a people's representative can work for the development of the country," Pawar said.

Gadkari, on his part, stated that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had de-silted local rivers and streams while executing road projects in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. He urged Rural Development Minister Hasan Mushrif to "think of focusing on water conservation in Ahmednagar district."

17:35 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Alibag's famed white onion gets GI tag

The famed white onion of Alibag in Maharashtra's Raigad district has earned itself a 'Geographical Indication', giving the crop a unique identity and wider markets, agriculture department officials said on Saturday.

They pointed out that Alibag's white onion, which has medicinal qualities and is used for the treatment of heart ailments, controlling cholesterol and creation of insulin, has been mentioned in the official gazette as long back as 1883.

"The agriculture department here and Konkan Agriculture University had jointly submitted the GI application on January 15, 2019. On September 29 this year, the proposal was scrutinised in the Mumbai office of the Registrar of Patents and it was decided to confer GI tag on Alibag's white onion," an official said. (PTI)

17:01 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Gandhiji, Shastri continue to be guiding lights: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries. He said, "Gandhiji's life gives a message of self-sufficiency, dignity of labour, cleanliness and rural development. He has been a great ambassador of peace and non-violence." Talking about Shastri, the chief minister said he gave a strong leadership to the nation and his slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' continues to inspire. (PTI)

16:40 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Maharashtra receives over 15 lakh insurance claims about crop loss from farmers in distress

Scores of farmers from across Maharashtra are trying to register details of crop loss suffered by them — in the wake of their produce being damaged by extremely heavy rain — on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) app. By September 30, the state government has received 15.67 lakh claims, most of them from Marathwada region.

Preliminary reports by the state Agriculture Department had estimated crop loss over 17.51 lakh hectares due to heavy rain, triggered by the remnant of Cyclone Gulab over the last few days. Nashik, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Aurangabad, Jalna, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Hingoli, Buldhana, Yavatmal and Akola districts have reported heavy crop loss. Read more.

15:51 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Aaditya Thackeray flags off first of its kind all-electric car rally

State Minister for Tourism, Environment and Protocol, Aaditya Thackeray, Saturday flagged off the first of its kind all-electric car rally -- Green Mumbai Drive 2021 -- organised by Adani Electricity and Auotcar, at the Mahalaxmi race course in Mumbai. The rally aims to raise awareness about climate change and accelerate adoption of electric mobility.

15:13 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Ahead of Fadnavis’s Beed visit, Pankaja Munde tweets about sickness

Although BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar are touring flood-affected areas of Marathwada district, Pankaja Munde, the national secretary of the saffron party, said she would be out of bounds for the next four days owing to illness. In a tweet, Munde said, “Unwell…tonsillitis and blisters in throat…advised strict voice rest for 2 to 4 days…can’t take calls or meet in person.” Read more.

14:30 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Moldovan dancer cheated in Mumbai gets paid after cops intervene

The Oshiwara police helped a Moldovan artist get her dues after she was allegedly cheated by an agent in Mumbai who refused to clear her payment due to which the woman did not have money to buy air tickets to return to her country.

Nadejda, who is in her early twenties, had raised the issue with the Mumbai police on its Twitter handle last week after which she was called to the Oshiwara police station. She had arrived in Mumbai three months ago to work as a dancer in films and other shows in which foreign performers are required.

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14:24 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Maharashtra declares much-awaited results of recruitment to 5,000 posts in MSEDCL

State Minister for Energy Nitin Raut has announced the much-awaited results of the mega recruitment drive to 5,000 posts of Vidyut Sahayyak at the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) on Saturday. The results of 4,534 candidates have been uploaded on the MSEDCL website, while those of 466 candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) have been withheld due to the ongoing litigation on reservation at the high court.

“I tried to declare the results earlier, but was unable to do so due to litigations,” said Raut, who consulted legal experts before announcing the same.

Covid Testing and Vaccination at a Health Post in Navi Mumbai on Friday morning.

The Central Railway (CR) has loaded 5.44 million tonnes of freight in September 2021, which is the highest ever in a single month. There has been an increase of 35.6 per cent more loading of freight in the first two quarters of 2012-22 as compared to the corresponding period last year.

According to CR officials, from April to September 2021, the CR has loaded 34.85 million tonnes of goods as against 25.71 million tonnes of goods in the same period the previous year.

READ | Central Railway loads 5.44 million tonnes freight in September, highest ever in 1 month

THE ENFORCEMENT Directorate (ED) is likely to confront Shiv Sena MP Bhawana Gawali with her aide Saeed Khan, who was arrested by the agency earlier this week, in connection with alleged money laundering at a public trust.

The ED on Friday sought further custody of Khan, stating that he had given evasive answers while in custody and needs to be confronted with ‘persons likely to be accused persons’ who have been summoned on Monday. The agency has summoned Gawali on Monday.

READ | ‘Money laundering’ case: ED likely to confront Gawali with aide

The forest department is yet to ascertain if a female leopard trapped early Friday in Aarey Milk Colony is the same one that attacked people in the area.

The sub-adult leopard was trapped in a cage set up by the forest department after a 19-year-old youth was attacked on Thursday evening. The teenager, Rajesh Rawat, was the seventh person to be attacked by the animal over the past few days. A day earlier, a 68-year-old woman was attacked.

READ | After spate of attacks, sub-adult female leopard trapped in Aarey

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