Mumbai Coronavirus Latest Update, Mumbai Weather News Highlights: Hours after BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis claimed Uddhav Thackeray secretly nurtured ambitions to become a CM but kept talking about installing a “Shiv Sainik” on the post, NCP president Sharad Pawar Saturday said he had insisted that Thackeray become chief minister of Maharashtra after Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was formed two years ago.
Work on the fifth and the sixth local train line between Thane and Diva railway stations is likely to be completed by January next year. In 2008, the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) had planned the fifth and sixth line between Thane and Diva. The project was planned under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-2 (MUTP-2) and the 9.9-km railway line was supposed to be built between Thane and Diva railway stations.
Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said the BJP was behaving “like a jilted lover throwing acid on Maharashtra”, and called for a debate on Centre-state relations. He said the threat to Hindutva was from “neo-Hindus” who have “used Hindutva to come to power but are now adopting Britishers’ divide and rule policy”. Thackeray was speaking at the party’s annual Dussehra rally.
Meanwhile, the Malabar Hill police on Friday arrested three persons for allegedly extorting moneyfrom a south Mumbai businessman. According to the police, the three had started an account on Instagram using a woman’s name and under the pretext of making a video call, the three recorded a nude video of the 32-year-old businessman and later blackmailed him into paying them.
Also, Mumbai Friday reported 488 Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths, taking the tally to 7,50,108 and the toll to 16,177. The recovery count reached 7,26,040 after 421 people were discharged from hospitals, leaving the country’s financial capital with an active caseload of 5,379.
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A two-degree Celsius rise in day temperature was recorded in the city in the last 24 hours. A day after the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon over Mumbai, a rise in maximum temperature was recorded on Friday. The maximum temperature recorded at India Meteorological Department (IMD) Santacruz observatory was 36.4 degrees Celsius — 3 degrees above normal. Mumbai’s minimum temperature on Friday stood at 24.4 degrees Celsius. High relative humidity was also recorded at 79 per cent on Friday morning.
The highest maximum temperature recorded in October was 38.6°C in 2015. According to IMD, the mean maximum temperature for October for the city is 33.4 degrees Celsius.
A special court on Thursday rejected an application seeking to cancel a look-out circular (LOC) issued against the former chief financial officer of a firm linked to fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi. Ravi Gupta, who was named as an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) ‘fraud’ case, had sought to cancel the LOC against him, stating that it was preventing him from travelling abroad for his work.
Gupta said that he had cooperated with the CBI probe and had appeared before the agency 31 times. He pointed out that he had neither been arrested in connection with the case nor charge-sheeted. Gupta said he was shocked to learn of the LOC and had requested CBI to cancel it, but it was not done.
Addressing the annual Dussehra rally held at Bhagwangad in Beed district on Friday, BJP national secretary Pankaja Munde launched a veiled attack against rivals within her own party, saying, “how long will you stop me.” Munde also announced that she was going to tour villages across Maharashtra to champion the cause of reservation for Marathas and OBCs.
“Maratha reservation is for education and jobs whereas OBC reservation is for political empowerment. They are not blocking each other’s path. Yet, there are attempts to pitch Maratha versus OBC in the name of reservation politics,” she said.