Fadnavis-led delegation meets CM Uddhav over 'insufficient aid' to cyclone hit Konkan
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Fadnavis-led delegation meets CM Uddhav over 'insufficient aid' to cyclone hit Konkan
A delegation led by LoP Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to handover the memorandum seeking assistance for the people affected in the Konkan region due to cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai on June 13.
"I along with some BJP leaders toured Konkan region for 2 days.
Today, we apprised the Chief Minister about the situation in Konkan.
Horticulturists have suffered a major loss there and the govt aid is insufficient," Fadnavis said.
"I've urged the CM to change the basis of providing aid and waive off loans of horticulturists and fishermen.
We've also put forth our demands related to tourism sector there.
Even electricity has not been restored which should be done at the earliest," he further added.
Briefing about the weather in Maharashtra, Shubhangi Bhute scientist at India Meteorological Department said monsoon has arrived in all parts of state. "Monsoon has arrived in all parts of Maharashtra. In the next five days, the state will receive good rainfall. Heavy rainfall likely to occur in Konkan, Central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha," said Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist at India Meteorological Department, Mumbai.
Heavy rain lashed parts of Mumbai on Wednesday, disrupting normal life. Neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts of also saw heavy showers. Rains also lashed Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra. Severe waterlogging was witnessed on several roads and low-lying areas. Local train services were affected due to waterlogging on rail tracks. Trees fell due to gusty winds and damaged vehicles. Water entered the state-run J J Hospital in the Byculla area as the rain continued to pound through the day. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked the Mumbai municipal corporation to stay on high alert in the view of more rain forecast for Thursday. Teams of NDRF have been stationed at many places to deal with any eventualities. Indian Meteorological Department has predicted intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next 48 hours. CM Thackeray has also asked people to stay indoors and venture out only for essential work. He took stock of situation and asked BMC to coordinate with police, railway authorities and NDRF. Thackeray directed authorities to monitor situation arising out of disruption of uprooting of trees, waterlogging.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was not invited for foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple. Speaking on it, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "It is appropriate if less number of people have been invited there (in Ayodhya), in the wake of COVID-19. Today official function is being held but there is no ban on anyone's visit to Ayodhya. We'll go there later again." Ram Temple foundation stone laying ceremony in Ayodhya is held on August 5.
IPS office Vinay Tiwari, who reached Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, has allegedly been forcibly quarantined. The allegation was made by another top Bihar officer on Twitter. The officer alleged that Tiwari was not even provided accommodation in the IPS mess despite a request being made. This comes amid an escalating blame game between police of the two states over the probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Earlier, Bihar police had alleged that they have not even been provided with basic documents like the post mortem report etc by their Mumbai counterparts. The matter has also taken a political turn with several top leaders from Bihar slamming the Uddhav Thackeray led government in Maharashtra. Many of them have also called for a CBI probe into the death of the actor who originally hailed Bihar. Sushant Rajput's father had filed an FIR in Patna and leveled serious allegations against the actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family members. The actor was found dead in his apartment in Bandra on June 14. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for Covid-19. 84-year-old Mukherjee took to Twitter and announced the news. He found out about his positive status when he went for routine check up. Mukherjee has requested people who have come in contact to self-isolate. Leaders, cutting across party lines, have wished Mukherjee a quick recovery. Union Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis wished Mukherjee a speedy recovery. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wished the former president a quick recovery. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the development. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also wished for a speedy recovery. Pranab Mukherjee had cancelled all his engagements and stopped going out for public functions for the last few months. In the wake of raging coronavirus epidemic, the government had asked all senior citizens to stay at home. Mukherjee, President between 2012 and 2017, was invited for the at home programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, he will not attend the event in the wake of this development. Last year, Mukherjee was awarded Bharat Ratna - country's highest civilian award. He is a Congress veteran with stints in the Indira Gandhi cabinet as well.
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Former chief minister and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis demanded Enforcement Directorate investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case as it seems money syphoning involved in the case. "Enforcement Directorate (ED) should carry out investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case as it seems that there is money syphoning involved in this case," said Fadnavis.
Responding to the allegations made by the Congress on BJP ending an alliance to dissolve the government, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said "These are the usual wording from their side". He delivered the statement while leaving from Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi.
Keeping aside her selfless acts, a pavement dweller in Mumbai stood for eight hours on waterlogged road to warn commuters about a manhole. Kanta Murti Kalan opened the manhole at Tulsi Pipe Road to let out flooded water. "The road was flooded with water; I wanted to help others. I opened the hole to let water out, and in order to avoid any tragedy, I decided to keep standing at the spot. No official came to look into the matter," Kalan said. The flower vendor's tent and savings were washed away in Mumbai's heavy rain. Kalan's sense of social responsibility brought her to spotlight.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released from the hospital on Monday. The actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest. Dutt also tested negative for Covid-19. Hospital officials said the actor is “absolutely fine”. On Saturday, Sanjay tweeted that he had tested negative for Covid-19 but would be kept ‘under medical observation’. “Just wanted to assure everyone that I’m doing well. I’m currently under medical observation and the Covid-19 report is negative as well. With the help and care of the excellent doctors, nurses, and staff at Lilavati hospital, I should be home in a day or two. Thank you for your well wishes and blessings. Please stay safe, everyone,” he had written.
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Rhea Chakraborty reached Enforcement Directorate Office in Mumbai on August 10 for further interrogation. Actress's brother Showik Chakraborty and her father also arrived at the office. Rhea was earlier questioned on August 07 in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Investigating agency has also registered case against 6 accused including Rhea Chakraborty and others in the case.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda attended 'bhoomi pujan' programme of nine district-level party offices in Telangana via video-conferencing on August 10. While addressing the gathering, Nadda said, "I condemn Telangana government's COVID-19 management. Prime Minister's Ayushman Bharat scheme gave benefit to 55 crore families but Telangana government kept its people deprived of it, by not implementing it."
A massive fire broke out at a COVID care hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on August 06. Around eight people lost their lives, including five men and three women in the fire incident at Shrey Hospital. One paramedic also received burn injuries. Reportedly, the fire occurred due to a short circuit in ICU of the fourth floor of hospital. An inquiry into the matter is underway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to be given to those injured due to the fire. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced an ex gratia amount of Rs 4 lakhs each to the families of the eight victims who died in the fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. The CMO added that Rs 50,000 would be given to those injured in the incident. Earlier today as per Gujarat Chief Minister's Office, Gujarat Chief Minister has ordered a probe in the incident. "CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) will be leading the probe. The CM has ordered for a report within 3 days."
A massive fire broke out at a COVID care hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on August 06. Around eight people died in the fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. More details are awaited in this regard. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and tweeted, "Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM and Mayor regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected." PM Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the next of kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to be given to those injured due to the fire. As per Gujarat Chief Minister's Office, CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) will be leading the probe. The CM has ordered for a report within 3 days. While speaking to media, the JCP at Sector 1 in Ahmedabad, Rajendra Asari said, "8 people have died in the fire incident. Other patients have been shifted to a safer place." "A thorough investigation will be conducted," he added.