Mumbai: Latest updates - 'Ashirvad' rallies putting people's life in danger, says Uddhav Thackeray

03:02 PM Aug 31, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra: A vegetable vendor attacked Kalpita Pimple, an asst municipal commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation with a knife during an anti-encroachment drive. She suffered severe cuts on two of her fingers. FIR registered, accused arrested. Her bodyguard was also injured.

(With inputs from agencies)

Considering to seal building with over 5 COVID-19 cases: BMC chief

As COVID-19 cases in Mumbai witnessed a slight hike, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Chahal on Monday said that sealing buildings with over five positive cases should be strictly done again.


Maharashtra: Due to a low-pressure area over western parts of Vidarbha, rainfall activity over Mumbai & its suburbs would continue during next 24 hours leading to moderate rain at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall (less than 15cm) at isolated places, as per IMD

Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall with possibility of occasional intense spells

Mumbai tidal timings 

Today’s High Tide:


1704 hrs- 2.95 mtr

(Next day 01.09.2021) 0750 hrs- 3.18 mtr

Low tide :

(Next day 01.09.2021) 0005hrs – 1.74 mtr

(Next day 01.09.2021)1401 hrs-2.52mtr

MNS workers defy ban to celebrate 'Dahi Handi' festival 

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers celebrated the traditional 'Dahi Handi' festival in Thane and neighbouring Palghar district, even though the celebrations have been banned in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ganesh Utsav guidelines: Keep festivities simple, Pune cops tell people

Guidelines for celebrating Ganesh Utsav, one of Maharashtra's most patronised events, were issued on Monday by Pune police, with people being asked to keep the festivities simple amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police asked people to opt for online purchase of idols, with the height being capped at four feet for those being installed at public sites, and two feet for the ones being placed in homes.

Maha: 2 held from Palghar for committing murder, dacoity in Mysuru shop

Maharashtra: Rain lashes various parts of Mumbai. Visuals from Bhandup.

Navi Mumbai Weather Update: Satellite city received 29.12 mm average rainfall in last 24 hours

Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh has deposited Rs 50,000 imposed by the Justice Chandiwal Commission in the CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for failing to appear before it on several occasions. The panel has adjourned proceedings to Sept 7: Singh's lawyer Anukul Seth

Cops reach residence of BJP MLA Ram Kadam as he had announced to celebrate Dahi Handi today

Maharashtra: NCB is conducting raids at 5 places in Mumbai city & Nallasopara based on the lead it extracted following the arrest of actor Armaan Kohli. The agency has arrested two foreign drug peddlers & recovered drugs

Mumbai: Heavy rain in suburbs; trains are running smoothly

Mumbai Police says it has booked four workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) under Section 188 of IPC for celebrating Dahi Handi in Worli, in violation of the state govt order issued in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Navi Mumbai receives average rainfall of 20.36 mm on Tuesday 

Thane: Woman civic official loses 3 fingers in attack during anti-encroachment drive

Maharashtra: 190 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 4 more deaths

With the addition of 190 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,51,239, an official said on Tuesday.

These new cases were reported on Monday, he said.

The virus also claimed the lives of four more people, which raised the death toll in the district to 11,286, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.04 per cent.

Water logging at Western Express Highway in Jogeshwari

Maharashtra: Mumbai Police says it has registered a case against BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar (in file photo) & at least 30 party workers at Gamdevi police station for violating COVID norms during a demonstration outside Babulnath Temple demanding reopening of temples yesterday

In a communication to ED, Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab seeks 14 days time to appear before it in connection with a money laundering case; says he couldn't appear before the agency today due to his pre-scheduled engagements

BJP MLA Ram Kadam demands Maharashtra govt to allow Dahi Handi celebrations

COVID-19 in Pune: Keep festivities simple, city cops tell people ahead of Ganesh Utsav

Mumbai: 100 residents shifted in Kurar school followed by rocks slides from hilly area

Maharashtra: Extensive waterlogging in several parts of Chalisgaon area in Jalgaon district due to heavy rainfall. Vehicular movement affected due to a landslide in Kannad Ghat.

'Ashirvad' rallies putting people's life in danger as they are held despite 3rd wave threat: Maha CM

In a veiled swipe at BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said "Ashirvad" rallies are being organised despite the threat of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic "which is putting the lives of people in danger".

Speaking virtually after inaugurating an oxygen plant in Thane, the CM also said that "these people do not seem to care if some people die due to such rallies".

Newly-appointed Union ministers of BJP recently organised "Jan Ashirwad" rallies to take blessings of people.

NCB apprehends two Nigerian drug peddlers in Mumbai

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