Mumbai: Latest updates - Maharashtra rains: Death toll rises to 164, Ajit Pawar tours flood-hit villages

11:41 PM Jul 26, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

CM's visit to flood-hit parts in western Maha cancelled due to bad weather

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had to cancel his visit to the flood-hit Patan taluka in Satara district on Monday due to rough weather, an official said.

Thackeray was to take a helicopter from Pune to Koynanagar and conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas.


He was also scheduled to meet the affected people at a shelter camp set up at a zilla parishad school in Koynanagar.


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Students should note that, for SSC State Board students who have appeared in 2021 will be allowed to submit their CET application from 3:00 PM today (26-07-2021). Other Board students and SSC State Board students who have appeared before 2021 will be allowed from Wednesday (28-07-2021), 03:00 PM onwards

Woman advocate files rape case against 2 lawyers

Mumbai Police has registered an FIR on charges of rape and molestation against seven persons, including two lawyers and five others, on the complaint of a 35-year-old woman advocate who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the main accused under the pretext of giving her better salary in their legal firm, an official said on Monday.

In her statement to police, the woman alleged that she was promised Rs 1.50 lakh monthly salary by the main accused, who is a lawyer, at his firm in south Mumbai.

Maha rains: Death toll rises to 164, Ajit Pawar tours flood-hit villages

The death toll in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 164 on Monday after the recovery of 11 more bodies in Raigad and two each in Wardha and Akola, the state government said, while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar toured flood-hit villages in Sangli district and said a decision on providing financial relief will be taken in a couple of days.

As many as 100 people were still missing and so far, 2,29,074 persons have been evacuated from the flood and rain-affected affected areas and moved to safer places, the government said in a statement in Mumbai.

The administration of Raigad, the worst-hit district located in the coastal Konkan region, on Monday called off the search operations for 31 missing people in Taliye village which was ravaged by a massive landslide after heavy rains last week, an official said.

Shopkeeper from Guj files cheating complaint against Raj Kundra's firm

A trader from Ahmedabad in Gujarat has filed a complaint with the Mumbai crime branch and cyber police alleging that he has been duped of Rs 3 lakh by businessman Raj Kundra's firm under the pretext of making him distributor for an online cricket skill-based game, an official said on Monday.

He said the police are verifying the complaint and will decide accordingly on registering an FIR.

In a complaint filed online, complainant Hiren Parmar alleged that he was promised by Viaan Industries that he will be made the distributor for "Game of Dot". However, the company didn't keep its promise, following which he demanded a return of Rs 3 lakh he had invested, but didn't receive a response, the official said.

COVID-19: Maha sets up 30-member govt-private industry task force

The Maharashtra government on Monday set up a 30-member task force, headed by industries minister Subhash Desai and consisting of some well-known corporate leaders, to ensure smooth working of the industrial sector without compromising on COVID-19 preventive measures.

The task force comprises officers of the industry department, the state government as well as private corporate representatives, mainly of leading companies in manufacturing and services sectors.

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