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Raut attacks BJP’s promise to provide free vaccines to people of Bihar

October 24, 2020 11:23:20 am

“Is this an attempt to divide the country in the name of the vaccine? First, the division was made in the name of caste and religion, and now, in the name of the vaccine…” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.

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State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity

October 24, 2020 3:36:26 am

This includes 2,700 BEST buses, 300 state transport buses, and 1,100 wet leasing buses. These buses commute with only 19 lakh commuters. BEST expects this number to go up to 25 lakh now.

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One more arrested in ‘TRP scam’

October 24, 2020 3:30:59 am

Chandivli-resident Harish Patil (45) was arrested for allegedly helping an accused wanted in the case, the owner of a small media house, to evade arrest, police said. The two are friends, police claimed.

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Maharashtra decision to withdraw general consent: Move will prevent prompt action in graft cases, say CBI officials

October 24, 2020 1:01:32 pm

The Maharashtra government had on Wednesday issued a notification stating that the ‘general consent’ to the CBI given by the state to the agency in 1989 was being withdrawn. Henceforth, the CBI will need to seek permission from the state government.

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5,000-bed Covid hospital at Mulund: Kirit Somaiya targets govt, says entire project a ‘scam’

October 24, 2020 11:10:56 am

According to the BJP, on July 27, the BMC commissioner issued an order for the acquisition of land for the hospital and three days later, on July 30, the civic body had put up an advertisement seeking a private land to build the hospital.

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Mumbai’s Covid toll crosses 10,000 mark, state tally 43K

October 24, 2020 2:51:35 am

While the pandemic has claimed more than 10,000 lives in the city, a reduction in the daily deaths, which are between 30 to 50 cases despite more than 1,000-2,000 positive cases recorded every day, remains a silver lining.

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Delhi HC restrains Republic TV from using ‘Newshour’

October 24, 2020 6:38:35 am

In the suit, the Times Network had argued that ‘THE NEWSHOUR’ is its registered trademark and ‘Nation Wants to Know’ was coined by its teams.

Mumbai: Missing for 14 days, Covid patient found dead in hospital toilet

Mumbai: Missing for 14 days, Covid patient found dead in hospital toilet

October 24, 2020 2:10:55 pm

The body had gone unnoticed for 14 days even though the block toilets are supposed to be regularly cleaned and were being used by other patients.

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Mumbai: AC local catches fire, no casualties reported

October 24, 2020 2:33:29 am

The incident took place around 1.30 am on Thursday. “The fire left the control wiring and electrical cabinet damaged. However, the passenger area of the coach did not suffer any damage,” a WR spokesperson said. “Nobody was injured in the incident.

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Uddhav Thackeray declares Rs 10,000-crore relief for those hit by heavy rain

October 24, 2020 2:29:01 am

Incessant rain last week damaged crops in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada.

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BMC okays decision to disqualify BJP-nominated corporator as Standing Committee member

October 24, 2020 11:04:45 am

On Friday, Yashwant Jadhav had moved the proposal at the general body meeting to disqualify Bhalchandra Shirsat as a Standing Committee member as he is not an elected corporator. The proposal was backed by the opposition (Congress and NCP) in the BMC.

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88 fire engines, tankers battle blaze at central Mumbai mall

October 24, 2020 9:25:22 am

A disaster management official said, “There are many mobile accessories shops in the mall. It houses highly inflammable materials including lithium batteries, plastic, printers, AC ducts, that is further fuelling the fire,”

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Mumbai coastal road project: TA approves proposal to cut 41 trees, transplant 322

October 24, 2020 10:59:22 am

In February this year, the civic body had said that around 600 trees will be affected during the construction of the multi-crore coastal road. Of these, 140 are proposed to be cut, while 460 are to be transplanted.

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Mumbai couple sentenced to life term: NCB approaches authorities in Qatar

October 24, 2020 6:41:03 am

The couple identified as Mohammad Shareeq and Oniba Kausar were on their honeymoon and reached Hamad International Airport in Qatar on July 6 last year. On checking a baggage provided to them by Shareeq's aunt, the authorities found hashish.

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Mumbai restaurants, bar owners reach out to CM, excise dept as liquor traders stop supply

October 24, 2020 11:16:16 am

Mumbai has more than 2,500 restaurant and bars. Several of these establishments which had purchased liquor from wine traders in January and February said their stock remained unsold due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown in Maharashtra since March.

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Bombay HC directs TV Today Network to deposit Rs 5 lakh in its registry

October 27, 2020 4:54:50 pm

A division bench of Justice Nitin M Jamdar and Justice Milind N Jadhav was hearing TV Today’s plea against a July 31 BARC order and warning letter imposing the deposit on the network and alleging "viewership malpractice" and violation of the Council’s code of conduct.

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Sushant case: Media highly polarised now, was neutral in past, says Bombay HC

October 24, 2020 8:25:30 pm

On October 21, the high court had sought to know from Republic TV how its statements that asked the public to decide on who should be arrested in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case amounted to investigative journalism.

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Mumbai: Fire erupts in power coach of parked AC local, none hurt

October 23, 2020 12:41:51 pm

The fire broke out around 1.40 am, which left control wiring and electrical cabinet damaged, although nobody was injured in the incident, the WR spokesperson said.

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Another complaint against Kangana Ranaut over tweet on Mumbai police

October 23, 2020 10:15:19 am

The complainant, a city-based lawyer, claims that tweets by Ranaut on Twitter have "defamed our country, its police, authorised government bodies, executive machineries all being established by law in India".

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Mumbai: Major fire at City Centre mall, 3,500 residents evacuated from adjacent building

October 24, 2020 9:25:53 am

Mumbai City Centre mall fire: All those present inside the mall were safely evacuated. Around 3,500 residents of a neighbouring 55-storey Orchid Enclave were shifted as a precautionary measure.

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IMD forecasts light to moderate rain in Mumbai today, dry weekend

October 23, 2020 7:29:20 am

Dry conditions will prevail over the weekend in the city. According to the district forecast issued by IMD, thunderstorms with lightning are very likely in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg for the next two days.

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Elgaar Parishad case: Special court rejects Stan Swamy’s interim bail plea

October 23, 2020 12:53:38 am

Lawyer Sharif Shaikh, representing Swamy, submitted to the special court that Swamy is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was not able to even sign the vakaltnama due to it at the time of his production before the court by the NIA.

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Eknath Khadse’s exit a closed chapter: BJP

October 23, 2020 7:23:08 am

While acknowledging that the party will have to confront new challenges, former minister and leader from Jalgaon Girish Mahajan said, “We will have to cope with short term damage. But in the long term it will not make any impact.”

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Mumbai Police ink 3-year pact with HDFC Bank, to transfer salary accounts of all personnel from Axis

October 23, 2020 7:21:19 am

Sources in the department said the contract of handling salary accounts of Mumbai Police as well as home department employees working for the police force was with Axis Bank in 2003. In 2015, the agreement was renewed and extended to July 31, 2020.

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BMC auditors inspect over 6,000 hospital bills worth Rs 112 crore, bring down refund amount to Rs 14 crore

October 23, 2020 7:07:18 am

A scrutiny by The Indian Express of hospitals bills and of notifications introduced by BMC and state government at regular intervals shows how hospitals and the BMC continued to play cat and mouse.