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Mumbai News Live Updates: Fadnavis says will aggressively contest to get all Maharashtra Karnataka border villages legally – The Indian Express

Mumbai News Live Updates: Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said, “Maharashtra will aggressive contest to get all the Karnataka Maharashtra border villages of Nipani, Caravar, Belgaum legally through Supreme Court.” Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday had claimed that panchayats in Jat taluka of Maharashtra had passed a resolution in the past to merge with Karnataka when there was a severe drought situation and acute drinking water crisis, and his government has evolved schemes to help them by providing water. “Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde recently held a meeting to draw a detail plan to resolve the border dispute,” said Fadnavis.
Another piece of evidence has emerged in the Mehrauli murder case. In a purported letter to the cops dated November 23, 2020, Shraddha Walkar wrote, “He threatens to kill me, cut me up in pieces”. She had also alleged that Aaftab Poonawala’s parents were aware that he was physically assaulting her. Poonawala  has been accused of allegedly killing Walkar on May 18, chopping her body into more than 30 parts, and disposing of the parts over two-three months.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred 89km West of Nashik, Maharashtra at around 04:04am, Wednesday. The depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground according to National Center for Seismology.
The Bombay High Court has granted bail to a 22-year-old man, arrested last year for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, noting the two were in a relationship and the victim, though minor, was capable of understanding the consequences of her act.
A single bench of Justice Bharati Dangre in the order dated November 15 also noted the victim had voluntarily accompanied the accused to his aunt’s place where the alleged offence took place.
“It appears that the victim, though a minor, was capable of understanding the consequences of her act and she voluntarily accompanied the applicant (accused) to his aunt’s place. Though she is a minor and her consent becomes immaterial, in a case like this, where she voluntarily joined the applicant and has admitted that she was in love with the applicant, whether she consented to the sexual intercourse or not is a matter of evidence,” the bench said.
The Maharashtra Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has asked all drug controller authorities in the country to stop the use of a particular batch of drug INJ OROFER FCM following the death of a patient at a Mumbai hospital.
A person died at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai due to suspected adverse drug reaction of the drug, said a senior official from FDA’s Pune division on Wednesday. Orofer FCM injection is used to treat iron deficiency anaemia.
The Supreme Court said that it will hear the matter pertaining to the felling of trees at Mumbai’s Aarey Colony, the site for a metro car shed project.
A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices Hima Kohli and J B Pardiwala took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) that there was a need to fell 84 trees.
The law officer said let the tree felling committee decide on the request of MMRCL on cutting of the tree and the decision would be dependent on the order of this court. (PTI)
Maharashtra’s Leader of Opposition and NCP leader Ajit Pawar Wednesday demanded clarification from Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s claim that villages in the Jat tehsil of Maharashtra’s Sangli district are a part of Karnataka.
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicked off this week, the first football World Cup taking place after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here are the list of places which are screening the matches live in Mumbai
The Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai on Tuesday submitted its report to the Maharashtra government on whether pedestrian movement and light motor vehicles can be allowed temporarily on Gokhale Bridge in Andheri, which has been shut for both vehicular and pedestrian movement since November 7. Read more
THE RECENT measles outbreak in parts of Maharashtra has once again brought to the fore how the national immunisation programme was adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Till September, nearly 1.74 lakh children under the age of five in Maharashtra had missed their scheduled vaccination against measles, according to data from the Health department. Read more
The Maharashtra government has directed over 24 municipal corporations in the state to start the process of forming electoral wards as per the latest Census figures, thereby reverting to the respective ward status in 2017.
In an order issued on Tuesday, the urban development department asked all municipal corporations where legislative terms have ended or are nearing the end to start the process to form ward boundaries as per the 2011 Census. (Read More)
 Maharashtra cabinet minister Shambhuraj Desai on Wednesday said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s claims over the border dispute between the two states should not be taken seriously.
Bommai on Tuesday claimed that panchayats in Jat taluka of Maharashtra had passed a resolution in the past to merge with Karnataka when there was a severe drought situation and acute drinking water crisis, and his government has evolved schemes to help them by providing water. The state government is seriously considering it.
The Karnataka CM also said his government has decided to give special grants to Kannada medium schools in Maharashtra and also pension to Kannadigas in the neighbouring state who fought for the unification of the state. (PTI)
Shraddha Walkar, who was allegedly killed by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi in May this year, had lodged a complaint against him at a police station in Maharashtra in November 2020, saying that he used to hit her, scare her and threaten to kill her, police officials confirmed.
“Today, he tried to kill me by suffocating me and he scares and blackmails me that he will kill me, cut me up in pieces and throw me away. It’s been 6 months he has been hitting me but I did not have the guts to go to the police because he would threaten to kill me,” Walkar said in her written complaint to the police at Tulinj police station, Nalasopara. Then, the station was in the Vasai jurisdiction where Walkar used to stay. (Read More)
The Mumbai police have initiated a probe after its traffic department on Monday afternoon received audio messages claiming that gangster Dawood Ibrahim has sent two handlers to eliminate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Worli police, who are yet to lodge an FIR, revealed that the accused appears to be mentally unsound and he allegedly committed the crime to implicate his former bosses for sacking him from the job. (Read More)

Cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife, actor-producer Anushka Sharma, have rented a flat for Rs 2.76 lakh a month in Mumbai’s Juhu. The flat on the fourth floor of High Tide building comes with a sea view due to its proximity to the Juhu shoreline.
According to the leave and licence agreement copy accessed by Zapkey.com, a platform that aggregates publicly available property registration data, Kohli paid a deposit of Rs 7.50 lakh for the 1,650 sq ft flat. The deal was reportedly finalised on October 17. (Read More)
A long traffic jam is reported due accident between two containers at Amra marg (Uran to Mumbai road ) Belapur in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh from Buldhana in Maharashtra, on Wednesday. The Yatra had resumed after a gap of two days. It will cover 7 districts in MP in next 11 days.

Two patients have died due to measles in Bhiwandi city. After this, it appears that the Bhiwandi administration has become alert. Vaccination is being done at various places in the city by the Bhiwandi administration. Health workers are going door to door asking about unvaccinated children and giving measles vaccines to children. 
The world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus Beluga, landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Tuesday evening, leaving passengers awestruck. This is the Super Transporter’s first appearance at the Mumbai airport. (Read More)
#WATCH | World’s largest aircraft Airbus #Beluga lands at #Mumbaiairport

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A 30-year-old PhD student died after setting himself ablaze and trying to kill a woman for allegedly turning down his marriage proposal at Government Institute of Science (GIS) in Aurangabad Monday afternoon, the police said.
The deceased was identified as Gajanan Munde. According to the police, he followed the woman to the college where he set himself on fire and hugged the woman in a bid to kill her. The Osmanpura police registered a case against Munde. (Read More)
THOSE WHO are registered voters in Gujarat but are residing or visiting Maharashtra will get paid holidays or sufficient time off work on December 1 and December 5 to enable them to vote for the Gujarat Assembly polls.
In a Government Resolution (GR) issued last week, the state industries, energy and labour department directed all private and government organisations, multinational companies, businesses and industries to provide paid leave for employees, who are registered voters in Gujarat, on the two voting days. (Read More)
IN APRIL last year, Nagesh Vishwas Unde, a daily-wage labourer in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, died of Covid-19. With the family’s only earning member gone, Unde’s wife was forced to take up work as a farm labourer to ensure her children stayed on in school and college.
“I am in my second year of BCom and my 16-year-old sister is in Class 10. My father couldn’t study, but he wanted us to complete our education. After his death, my mother was forced to find work,” says Unde’s son Rohan.
After two years of the pandemic, as the Covid curve flattens across the country, data from the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department in Maharashtra shows that for every child in the state who lost her mother to the novel coronavirus infection, nine lost their fathers. (Read More)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred 89km West of Nashik, Maharashtra at around 04:04am today. The depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground according to National Center for Seismology
An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred 89km West of Nashik, Maharashtra at around 04:04am today. The depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground: National Center for Seismology pic.twitter.com/ULIdOrtiRN

Maharashtra is all set to implement the ‘Kerala Pattern’ in school education from the next academic year. This will bring exams back to schools at regular intervals from Class III onwards, followed by remedial teaching and re-exams to gauge the students’ development. Other changes will include focus on holistic development of children by providing exposure and opportunities to grow in extra-curricular activities such as sports and cultural activities, among others.
Maharashtra School Education Minister Deepak Kesarkar shared the plan while speaking to the media on Tuesday. “Holding exams does not mean there will be any failure in schools. That may lead to children dropping out of schools. But exams at regular intervals will ensure accountability through evaluation of students,” said Kesarkar. He was referring to the no-failure policy prescribed by the Right To Education (RTE) Act.
Calling open manholes in Mumbai “death traps”, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the BMC to take immediate steps cover them.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Abhay Ahuja were hearing a contempt petition filed by a lawyer Ruju Thakker, alleging that BMC had failed to implement HC orders of February and April 2018, which directed that potholes on all arterial roads be repaired and a uniform mechanism be set up to redress residents’ grievances.