Several Bollywood celebrities were papped in the 'city of dreams', Mumbai. Actor Ranbir Kapoor was snapped post clinic visit in Mumbai. He had tested COVID positive and is fully recovered now. With COVID shield on, singer AR Rahman was seen promoting his next film '99 Songs'. The ace singer has turned into producer and writer for the film. Actor Kangana Ranaut was snapped outside a dubbing studio in Mumbai. Despite spike in COVID cases in the city, 'Queen' actress was clicked without mask. Actor Ananya Panday looked stylish as she got papped in the city. She will be next seen in 'Liger' opposite Vijay Deverakonda. Actors Suniel Shetty and Sonu Sood were spotted at Mumbai airport. Both the actors were seen in masks amid pandemic.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was spotted outside a dubbing studio in Mumbai. Kangana has garnered massive praise since 'Thalaivi' trailer dropped. Actor Preity Zinta got papped outside Salman Khan's residence. Amid growing cases of COVID in city, Preity made sure to keep her mask on. Prachi Desai was clicked at Mumbai airport. She looked pretty as she smiled for paparazzi. Ananya Panday was spotted in the city. She'll be next seen in 'Liger' opposite Vijay Deverakonda. Disha Patani was also clicked post her shooting in Bandra.
Actor Kangana Ranaut has said that while she takes interest in matters of national importance, she has no connection with politics at all. ‘For me, the world of politics is quite unknown. If today I talk about the country, nationalism, farmers or laws which directly affect me, I'm told that I want to become a politician. They ask why do I talk about nationalism, why am I so concerned to talk about farmer’s law. They have a problem with that. (When they want to talk about issues) They can say whatever they want, but how dare I speak? They were so hurt and pained,’ Kangana said. The actor has taken a political stand on Twitter and has also made several controversial posts on the ongoing protests by farmers. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Soon after the Bombay HC directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday hours. Anil Deshmukh’s resignation from the post of Maharashtra home minister has triggered a fresh wave of turmoil in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. However, if sources are to be believed, the NCP already has a leader lined up to replace Anil Deshmukh. Dilip Walse Patil, the current minister for labour, and excise, will most likely replace Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra home minister.
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Soon after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik informed that Anil Deshmukh no more wanted to remain in his post. "After the high court order, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh met Pawar Ji and party leaders and said he doesn't want to remain in the post because the inquiry will be there. He went to tender his resignation to the CM. Party has requested to the CM to accept his resignation," said Nawab Malik. Anil Deshmukh's resignation comes amid corruption allegations by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. In his resignation letter to Maharashtra CM, Home Minister said he doesn't find it morally correct to continue as the home minister after Bombay High Court's order.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar suggested complete lockdown amid rising cases in the city as according to her 95% of Mumbaikars are adhering to COVID19 restrictions. "The remaining 5% of people who are not following restrictions are causing problems to others," said Pednekar. "I think a complete lockdown should be imposed looking at the current COVID19 situation," opined Mumbai Mayor.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan hit out at state governments seeking widening of the Covid-19 vaccine net amid a surge in infections. He accused governments of states like Maharashtra and Delhi of playing politics, instead of administering vaccines comprehensively among people currently eligible. He also dismissed claims of vaccine shortage by Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had recently written to PM Narendra Modi seeking expansion of vaccine net to include those aged 25 and above in order to cover the 'young, working' population. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a similar demand. The Aam Aadmi Party also questioned the central govt's move to export vaccines. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are ensuring strict implementation of Sunday lockdown at Noida-Delhi border. Cops are checking passes of people as they commute through the border. UP government imposed complete Sunday lockdown from April 18. UP has 1,70,059 active cases of COVID-19.
The national capital is reeling under COVID pandemic as it reported over 24,000 new COVID-19 cases on April 17 amid weekend curfew. Delhi has already surpassed Mumbai in becoming the worst-hit city due to COVID. Delhi Police has been actively patrolling for successful implementation of the new guidelines. Government had issued e-passes for movement of essential services. Weekend curfew has been implemented to break the chain of transmission. Other curbs including night curfew will remain in place till April 30.
In a video going viral on social media, it has been claimed that few officials of the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) overthrew the cart of a fruit seller amid the tough restrictions in the city in view of the COVID-19. Furqan Shaikh, the fruit seller, told ANI that some of BMC officials turned over his fruit cart, destroying most of the produce on it worth Rs 3,000 and left with his cart. Shaikh said he paid Rs 2,200 as fine at the BMC office to retrieve his cart. Shaikh explained that he has been selling fruits in Mumbai for the last 15 years, and although he has experienced his share of harassment, police officials mostly just told him to follow COVID protocols during his work.
While addressing a press conference in Mumbai on March 27, Mayor of the city, Kishori Pednekar spoke about rising cases of coronavirus and schedule of night curfew. Pednekar said, "Night curfew in Mumbai may start from 10 pm or 11 pm on March 28. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will seal the residential societies with five or more cases. We are seeing a higher positivity rate in high-rises. Hotels and pubs to remain closed during the night curfew. Only essential services will be allowed."