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Mumbai News Live Updates Today: Parts of Mumbai, Thane get pre-monsoon showers

Mumbai Live Updates, June 9: A special court on Thursday rejected the applications filed by NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh seeking permission to visit Vidhan Sabha on Friday to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: June 9, 2022 9:55:01 pm
Pre-monsoon showers in Thane

Today Mumbai (Maharashtra) News Live Updates: Pre-monsoon showers were recorded in the southern part of Mumbai between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Thunder showers were recorded on Thursday evening in Mumbai’s northern and eastern suburbs, like Borivali, Goregaon, and Powai. According to the India Meteorological Department’s seven-day forecast, rain or thundershowers are likely in the afternoon or evening in the city till June 15.

A special court on Thursday rejected the applications filed by NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh seeking permission to visit Vidhan Sabha on Friday to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. Both Malik and Deshmukh, arrested in separate money laundering cases, had approached the court seeking a one-day bail to cast vote in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections to six seats from the state.

A 40-year-old man died and 16 others were injured after a three-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Bandra on Thursday. A rescue operation is underway to search for three to four persons believed to be under the rubble. The ground plus two storey structure in Maharashtra Nagar locality near the Western Express Highway collapsed around 12.30 am. The fire brigade, police and ward staff of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation rushed to the spot after learning about the incident. The injured are being treated at the nearby Bhabha hospital, the official said.

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15:33 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Court rejects Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh’s pleas to vote in Rajya Sabha polls

A special court on Thursday rejected the applications filed by NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh seeking permission to visit Vidhan Sabha on Friday to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. Both Malik and Deshmukh, arrested in separate money laundering cases, had approached the court seeking a one-day bail to cast vote in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections to six seats from the state.

14:45 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Monsoon likely to reach Maharashtra in next two days: IMD

The monsoon is progressing normally and will likely reach Maharashtra in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department said.
Senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani said, "There is no delay in the progress of the monsoon. It is likely to reach Maharashtra in the next two days and cover Mumbai in the subsequent two days."

"We have strong monsoon features -- there are strong winds and clouds have started developing -- for the next two days," he added. (PTI)

14:42 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Threat letter to Salman Khan: Mumbai police question Siddhesh Kamble held in Moosewala murder case

A Mumbai crime branch team, conducting a probe into a letter threatening actor Salman Khan and his father, reached neighbouring Pune city and started interrogating Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble alias Mahakal, who was arrested in the case of murder of popular singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala, an official said.

The police will also question Kamble about who kept the threatening letter at a bench in Bandra area of Mumbai on Sunday, he said.
Kamble, who was arrested by the Pune rural police on Wednesday, is part of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, the Maharashtra police earlier said. (PTI)

12:38 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Woman assaulted, molested in Mumbai local train; accused arrested

A man allegedly assaulted and molested a woman in a moving local train in Mumbai and then snatched her bag and mobile phone, but was nabbed while running away at the Churchgate railway station, police said.

The incident took place on Monday evening, when the 20-year-old victim, a college student, was travelling from Prabhadevi to Churchgate in south Mumbai, they said. She was alone in the women's coach when the accused, identified as Pappu Gupta, got into the compartment and sat next to her. The victim then got up and stood near the door of the compartment, a police official said.

After the train crossed the Charni Road station, the man got up and tried to snatch the victim's bag and mobile phone, but she resisted his move and fell in the coach. The accused then allegedly pulled the victim by her hair, bit her lips and snatched her bag and mobile phone, the official said.

The victim shouted for help, following which the accused jumped out of the train as it slowed down while entering the Churchgate railway station and started running away, he said.

On hearing the woman's screams, some commuters and police personnel present at the station chased the accused and caught hold of him, he said. The Government Railway Police (GRP) subsequently arrested Gupta, the official said.

Mumbai GRP Commissioner Quaiser Khalid in a tweet on Wednesday night said, "The accused has been arrested and DCP (Western) is supervising the investigation. We regret the survivor's experience and will take the required steps to resolve her grievance on priority and provide every possible support." (PTI)

12:09 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Bandra building collapse: 17 injured discharged from hospital

A total of 19 people injured in the Bandra building collapse were rushed to the nearby civic-run Bhabha hospital where doctors declared one of them dead.

At present, only one person is undergoing treatment at the Bhabha hospital, while the 17 other injured people were discharged after treatment.

Most of the injured persons hailed from Bihar and were staying together in the ill-fated building, sources told PTI.

11:18 (IST)09 Jun 2022
Fire in Mankhurd, no injuries reported yet

A fire was reported at Mankhurd's Mandala area at 10.11 am on Thursday. According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade, the blaze began after scrap material caught fire.

No injures have been reported so far.

10:34 (IST)09 Jun 2022
City receives light rains, cloudy skies forecast for next 48 hours

Light rains were recorded in Mumbai between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The Colaba observatory recorded 1 mm rain, which is categorised as light rain.

The IMD has forecast generally cloudy sky with the possibility of rains and thundershowers over the next 48 hours.

09:41 (IST)09 Jun 2022
One dead, 16 injured in Bandra building collapse

A 40-year-old man died and 16 others were injured after a three-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Bandra on Thursday.

A rescue operation is underway to search for three to four persons believed to be under the rubble, an official told PTI.

The ground plus two-storey structure in Maharashtra Nagar locality near the Western Express Highway collapsed around 12.30 am. The injured are being treated at the nearby Bhabha hospital, the official said.

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Moosewala case: MCOCA accused held; cops say he is member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang

Police have arrested Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble, alias Mahakal, in connection with the killing of popular singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab last month, officials said on Wednesday, adding he and another suspect Santosh Jadhav, both from Pune in Maharashtra, were involved in the crime and aware about the conspiracy.

Maharashtra ADG (Law and Order) Kulwant Kumar Sarangal also said the arrested accused, Mahakal alias Siddhesh alias Saurabh Kamble, is part of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

"Mahakal and Santosh Jadhav are involved in the murder of Moosewala. They are very much aware of the conspiracy. During the investigation it came to light that Mahakal is part of Lawrence Bishnoi gang," he told PTI in Mumbai. (PTI)

22:05 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Mumbai logs 1,765 new COVID-19 cases, highest since Jan 26; active count reaches 7,000

Mumbai on Wednesday recorded 1,765 new COVID-19 cases, its highest single day count since January 26, but did not report any fatality linked to the infection during the day, the city civic body said.

There were 523 more cases on Wednesday as compared to the previous day, when the city had logged 1,242 infections. With this, the metropolis recorded a 42 per cent rise in the number of cases.

On January 26, Mumbai had seen 1,858 cases and 13 fatalities. (PTI)

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21:11 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray slams Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday lambasted suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad during a television debate last month. “What the BJP spokesperson said was nonsensical. She insulted the Prophet... What was the need? Will you be okay if someone spoke against our god? The entire country has been humiliated because of the BJP spokesperson. Middle eastern and Arab countries have come down heavily on us, forcing us to issue apology. The stand of the BJP is not the stand of the country. Such crimes are being committed by the BJP and not the country. Why should we apologise,” the CM asked. Thackeray was speaking during a Shiv Sena public meeting at Sambhajinagar in Aurangabad.

On the issue of Kashmiri Pandits, he said; "Why are Kashmiri Pandits being killed? Why is no one talking about it and focusing on reciting Hanuman Chalisa instead? First go and save the Kashmiri Pandits.”

20:34 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Mumbai: From today, pillion riders without helmets to face fines

The Mumbai Traffic Police has said they will initiate action from Thursday against pillion riders not wearing helmets. Raj Tilak Roushan, DCP Traffic (Central & HQ), confirmed the development.

A fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on the pillion rider not wearing a helmet and the biker, too, runs the risk of having his/her driving licence suspended for three months if found riding without the protective headgear.

The police said traffic constables will also act against bikers riding on arterial roads, including highways, as the probability of accidents occurring on such thoroughfares are much higher than on internal roads. Read more

20:32 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Threat letter to Salman: Mumbai police's crime branch questions gangster Lawrence Bishnoi

Mumbai Police's Crime Branch unit on Wednesday questioned gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in connection with the threat letter to screenplay writer Salim Khan and his son and Bollywood actor Salman Khan, an official said.

The Mumbai police had earlier recorded the statements of the father-son duo and also enhanced the security around the actor's residence in suburban Bandra. The police has also recorded the statements of two bodyguards of Salim Khan.

"The Mumbai police's crime branch has initiated a parallel investigation in connection with the threat to the actor and his father and visited Delhi on Wednesday to question Bishnoi," he said. (PTI)

19:21 (IST)08 Jun 2022
COVID-19: Maha's single day infection count goes above 2,700; active cases now 9,806

Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 2,701 fresh coronavirus positive cases, highest in nearly four months, and zero fatality, while the active cases increased to a little less than 10,000, the health department said.

With the fresh cases, the state's overall infection tally rose to 78,98,815 and death toll to 11,47,866. The active cases stand at 9,806, it said. The state had recorded 2,797 fresh cases on February 17 this year.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra had reported 1,881 coronavirus cases, a sizable increase compared to 1,036 infections reported the previous day. Mumbai city reported 1,765 fresh infection cases on Wednesday, up from 1,242 a day ago, officials said. (PTI)

19:06 (IST)08 Jun 2022
All eyes on court decision about Deshmukh, Malik's plea for one-day bail to vote in RS polls

If a local court in Mumbai allows former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh and minister Nawab Malik to cast their votes in the June 10 Rajya Sabha elections, the two leaders will be brought to the Vidhan Bhavan, the state Legislature complex here, at a specific time to take part in the voting process, an official said here on Wednesday.

Also, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who has tested COVID-19 positive a couple days ago, will have to cast his vote towards the end of the voting procedure if he continues to remain infected, he said.

Deshmukh and Malik, both NCP leaders who are currently lodged in jail in connection with different money laundering cases, had sought temporary bail from a special court last week to vote in the RS polls. However, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had on Tuesday opposed their bail pleas, citing that they don't have the right to vote under the Representation of the People Act. (PTI)

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Teach Marathi in UP schools for better job prospects of students in Maha: Kripashankar Singh

Ahead of civic elections, including in Mumbai, Maharashtra BJP leader Kripashankar Singh has written to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath demanding the introduction of Marathi as an optional language in schools in the northern state.

In a letter dated June 4, Singh said learning Marathi will improve the job prospects of UP students in Maharashtra, including in the state government.

"If Marathi is made an optional language in secondary and higher secondary schools then that may help students in getting better jobs in Maharashtra. I request you to include Marathi as an optional language in Uttar Pradesh schools," Singh, who is vice president of Maharashtra BJP, stated. Singh had served as a cabinet minister in the erstwhile Congress government in Maharashtra in 2004. (PTI)

14:43 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Maharashtra state higher secondary results announced!

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14:41 (IST)08 Jun 2022
BJP announces 5 candidates for Maharashtra Legislative Council polls

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12:20 (IST)08 Jun 2022
Massive fire breaks out in Thane, no casualties reported

A massive fire broke out in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane on Wednesday. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot, while no casualties have been reported in the incident so far, news agency ANI said. 

Following requests from the traders, the BMC had earlier extended the deadline for installing Marathi signboards to June 30. (File)

In other news, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday lambasted suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad during a television debate last month. “What the BJP spokesperson said was nonsensical. She insulted the Prophet... What was the need? Will you be okay if someone spoke against our god? The entire country has been humiliated because of the BJP spokesperson. Middle eastern and Arab countries have come down heavily on us, forcing us to issue an apology. The stand of the BJP is not the stand of the country. Such crimes are being committed by the BJP and not the country. Why should we apologise,” the CM asked. Thackeray was speaking during a Shiv Sena public meeting at Sambhajinagar in Aurangabad.

Mumbra Police Tuesday summoned recently suspended BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad, news agency PTI reported. Nupur Sharma was suspended from the party’s primary membership on Sunday. She is expected to be present before Mumbra Police Station on June 22, a senior police official confirmed.

Traders, shopkeepers seek another 6 months to install Marathi signboards

In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 4, an association of traders and shopkeepers has asked for a six-month extension to the June 30 deadline to install Marathi signboards in all shops and establishments in Mumbai.

After the state legislature cleared a Bill making Marathi signboards in Devanagari script compulsory for shops and establishments, the BMC had issued an order stating that such signboards should be installed in shops by May 31.

It had added that if a signboard displays the name of any shop or business in more than one script, the one in Devanagari font should be bigger. The font of the Marathi-Devanagari script cannot be smaller than that of the other scripts, the order had said. Failure to comply with the rules would attract a penalty up to Rs 1 lakh. Also, a fine of Rs 2,000 per day would be imposed in the event of continued non-compliance with the law.

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First published on: 08-06-2022 at 09:11:49 am