Mumbai News Updates: Over 37,000 idols immersed on Day 5 of Ganeshotsav – Times of India

Mumbai Police on Tuesday announced formation of Nirbhaya Squad to tackle instances of sexual harassment of women in public places. In other news, city police commissioner Hemant Nagrale has ordered all police stations to strictly follow women's safety instructions, days after a 32-year-old was brutally raped and murdered in Saki Naka. Stay tuned for all the latest updates here:Read Less
Man fined Rs 10,000 for hitting cop during yatra in 2004
A man who had assaulted a police constable during a public function in Nagpur in 2004 was on Tuesday fined Rs 10,000 for the incident by a local court.Additional Sessions Judge RS Pavaskar fined Omprakash Yadav alias Munna Rs 10,000 and also ordered that he would spend a month in jail in case he failed to pay the amount, a police official said.Yadav had brought firecrackers to burst during BJP’s ‘Bharat Uday Yatra’ at Ajni Square on March 19, 2004, and hit constable Rajendra Sarode when the latter seized the crackers, he said.
Over 37,000 idols immersed on Day 5 till 9pm
A total of 37,439 Ganesh idols were immersed in water bodies across Mumbai on the fifth day of the Ganesh festival on Tuesday till 9 pm, with no untoward incident being reported for anywhere so far, a civic official said.Of the 37,439 Ganapati idols that were immersed, 328 were ”sarvajanik” or public ones and 33,351 were household ones, with 19,544 idols, comprising 17,344 domestic and 185 Sarvajanik ones, being immersed in artificial ponds, a BMC official said.
Mumbai: Anil Deshmukh’s quashing plea to be heard by division bench, directs HC
Justice S K Shinde of the Bombay high court on Tuesday directed that a quashing petition filed by former home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh against summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his appearance before the agency will have to be heard by a division bench of two judges and not a single-judge bench where he had filed it. Full story here
Badlapur: Man dies after falling into lift duct from 11th floor
A labourer died after falling into the lift duct from the 11th floor of an under construction building in Badlapur in Thane district on Tuesday, a civic official said.Ramdas Gautam was carrying cement bags when he fell into the duct of the building in Katrap locality at around 12 noon, the Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Corporation said.Badlapur police have registered a case and are probing further, he said.
Two held with ganja worth over Rs 5 lakh in Thane
Two persons were arrested for alleged possession of ganja worth over Rs 5 lakh in Maharashtra’s Thane city, police said on Tuesday.Acting on a tip-off, a team from the city police laid a trap at Kharegaon toll naka on Monday and intercepted the autorickshaw the accused were travelling in, police PRO Jaimala Wasave said.During a search, the police recovered 44 kg of ganja worth Rs 5.66 lakh from autorickshaw driver Abhishek Ankush Jagdale (35) and Reshma Akram Shah (36), the official said.
Mumbai traffic cop stops woman about to jump into Vashi creek
A Mumbai traffic police constable saved the life of a 35-year-old woman who was attempting suicide by seeking to jump into the Vashi creek, an official said on Tuesday.Constable Satyanarayan Shinde, attached to the Bandra traffic police unit, was on his way to his Navi Mumbai home recently when he saw a woman standing close to the edge of the bridge over the creek in a suspicious manner.”He stopped his car, rushed to the woman and stopped her from jumping. He then enlisted the help of two autorickshaw drivers and took the woman first to a police barricade falling in the jurisdiction of Mankhurd police, who asked him to go to Vashi police station,” the official said.
Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai devotees bid tearful adieu to Lord Ganesha
Amid chants of 'Ganpati bappa morya, pudchya varshi lavkar yaa', beats of dhols, colourful processions and a sky full of fireworks, thousands of devotees from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai region gave a tearful but grand farewell to their beloved Lord Ganesha and Goddess Gauri on the fifth day of Ganeshotsav. Check out some photos here
Court summons BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in defamation case
A court here has issued a summons to BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in a defamation case filed by the founder of an NGO for allegedly making false and slanderous remarks.Praveen Kalme, the complainant, alleged that Somaiya, a former MP, accused him of being the right-hand man of a Maharashtra cabinet minister and doing illegal things at the minister’s behest. The allegations were baseless and defamatory, the complaint, filed in the Mazgaon metropolitan magistrate’s court, said. The court last week held that documents produced before it reveal prima facie (on the face of it) that Somaiya had made the statements in question, and asked him to be present before it on October 5.
BJP lodges complaint against CM Uddhav Thackeray over ‘need to monitor migrants’ remark
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Kandivali east Atul Bhatkhalkar has lodged a police complaint against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks against migrants in Maharashtra.In his complaint lodged with the Samta Nagar police, Bhatkhalkar demanded action against the chief minister under section 156 (A) of the IPC for "trying to create hatred between communities and disrupting communal harmony and peace in public life." Full story here
Maharashtra govt sends 10 water tankers to Thane village per day after HC pulls it up for poor supply
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it has started supplying 10 tankers of drinking water each day to Kambe village in Thane district, which, until earlier this month, had been receiving water for only two hours twice a month.The state government’s action has come after the court pulled it up for having failed to supply drinking water to the village, and termed it shameful that such problems existed even after 75 years of independence.
OBC quota in Maharashtra local bodies: Thane BJP to hold protest on Wednesday
The Thane unit of the BJP said it would holding taluka-level protests on Wednesday against the Maharashtra’s government’s “failure” to protect OBC quota in local bodies.The OBC quota was struck down by the Supreme Court, which had said reservation could not exceed 50 per cent of the total seats in local bodies.Addressing a press conference here, Thane BJP chief and MLC Niranjan Davkhare and local MLA Sanjay Kelkar said the Uddhav Thackeray government’s lack of efforts led to the legal setback.
Man held for stealing jewellery worth over Rs 13 lakh
The police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing jewellery worth over Rs 13 lakh from a shop in Bhayandar area of Maharashtra, an official said on Tuesday.The accused, who had been hired by a jewellery design shop recently, fled with valuables worth Rs 13.76 lakh last week, assistant commissioner of police Dr Sashikant Bhosle of Navghar division said.While the shop owner did not know much about the accused except his first name, the police zeroed in on the man based on technical inputs and nabbed him from Ambojwadi slum colony in Malvani area of Malad, he said.
Mumbai reports less than 400 cases for fourth consecutive day
For the fourth day in a row, Mumbai city recorded less than 400 cases of coronavirus.On Tuesday, 367 fresh cases of Covid-19 came up in the city. With that, the overall caseload has now surged to 7,35,770.Five persons — all over 60 years of age and with comorbidities — succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours.The death toll of the city has now climbed to 16,033. Full report here
Army chief meets pvt defence manufacturers during Mumbai visit
Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited important Army and Naval installations at Mumbai for two days and reviewed the operational preparedness. He also met Indian private players engaged in defence manufacturing.General Naravane interacted with business heads of Mahindra Defence, Adani Group, Larsen and Toubro and Tata Group. He complimented the business houses for stellar contributions towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India) and capability enhancement of the Army.
Covid-19: Kalyan Dombivli reports 61 new cases, one death
The twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli in Maharashtra's Thane district recorded 61 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.Also, one more person succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. Full report here
Mumbai: Tata Power launches mobile GIS to tracking complaints for customers
Tata Power on Tuesday deployed a unique feature called ‘Mobile-GIS assisted system for Restoration and Care’ (maRC) for its Mumbai customers. It is a digitally automated and cost-effective system for complete "customer trouble call management" including quality and effective tracking related to a power cut or outage complaints. Full story here
Maharashtra: Central Railway awards staff for alertness on duty
The Central Railway (CR) recently gave awards to their staff members for their alertness while on duty. Anil Kumar Lahoti, the general manager of the CR gave away 'General Manager’s Safety Award' to 11 CR staffers (three from Mumbai division and two each from Nagpur, Pune, Solapur and Bhusaval divisions) in appreciation of their alertness during duty, their contribution in averting untoward incidents and ensuring safety in train operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Full story here
Maharashtra: Teachers, villagers raise Rs 40 lakh to renovate ZP schools in Latur
Zilla Parishad teachers and villagers of Deoni tehsil in Maharashtra’s Latur district did yeomen service to the cause of education in their vicinity by collecting Rs 40.78 lakh to renovate schools.Block Development Officer Manoj Raut on Tuesday said 261 ZP teachers and scores of villagers went about convincing people about the cause and the need for them to donate.”They visited each village in the tehsil, organised meetings of parents, roped in elected representatives from the gram panchayat level and managed to collect Rs 40.78 lakh from the public to renovate ZP schools,” Raut informed.
Thane: 56 arrested from Kalyan bar, booked for obscenity, violating Covid-19 norms
The Thane Police recently raided a bar located on the outskirts of Kalyan city and arrested 56 persons on charges of obscenity and violating Covid-19 norms, an official said on Tuesday.Based on a tip-off, officials raided the Monalisa restaurant and bar, located on the Haji Malan road near Kalyan east, on Sunday night. On reaching the venue, cops found that 21 women were indulging in obscene acts with close to 30 customers, senior police inspector Vilas Patil said. Full story here
Narcotic Cell arrests two drug peddlers in Thane
Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar Police Commissionerate (MBVV) Anti Narcotic Cell on Friday arrested two drug peddlers in Thane and recovered four kilograms of Ganja worth over Rs 1,26,000.Police had received secret information that drugs were being smuggled into a slum room in the Bhayandar area, after which the team of Anti Narcotics Cell raided and arrested him with drugs.A case was registered against the arrested accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Nav Ghar police station.The arrested accused appeared in the court where the court sent him to police custody.Further investigation is underway.

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