Vaze is known to be close to the Shiv Sena but how do police officers like him operate.
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury speaks to India’s first woman chief of the Mumbai Crime Branch joins who talk about the daredevil policemen she met and dealt with.
CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came forward to defend Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab over the allegation levelled by Sachin Waze, and said no Shiv Sainik can take false oath in the name of Bala Saheb Thackeray. "A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," said Raut.
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Dr Ashish Jha, Dean at Brown University, about the second wave of Covid-19 in India. Jha said the Kumbh Mela was very irresponsible and a major source of the surge alongside the political rallies. “By mid-February, cases had started to rise and headed for a very dreaded second wave and yet there was no action,” Jha added. Watch the full video for more.
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Dr Gagandeep Kang, professor of microbiology at CMC, Vellore, and former chair of an ICMR panel on Covid drugs and vaccines spoke to Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury on the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. Dr Kang said that if there is someone who has been infected with the virus at home, all others in the house should wear masks, even when they are inside. She added that masking up at home is a good advice to follow at this time when cases have seen a steep rise in the capital. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra spoke to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about home minister Amit Shah’s prediction that the BJP will win 200 seats in the assembly elections, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s message, and the TMC demand to club the remaining seats in a single phase, among other issues. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26 and 29 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Nobel Prize-winning economist and author Amartya Sen about the ongoing West Bengal elections. Sen talks about how the decision to have West Bengal Assembly polls is a “political” one. The Nobel Laureate adds that Bengal has committed to secularism in a way that’s remarkable. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26, and 29 respectively. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Nobel Prize-winning economist and author Amartya Sen about the ongoing West Bengal elections. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26, and 29 respectively. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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Many people across the country are coming forward to help India in a fight against COVID-19. Mumbai-based businessman Ketan Rawal is providing his vanity vans to Mumbai Police for free to facilitate police personnel who are serving in scorching heat. Last year, he gave 19 vanity vans to Mumbai Police and this year he already gave 12 of his vans and is planning to give more vans. "I am also ready to provide vans to hospitals to add a number of beds there," Rawa said to ANI. Many people like him are stepping forward to help the needy people amid COVID pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine went out of stock at BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on April 20. The boards reading 'vaccine out of stock' were put up outside the vaccination centre. Dean of BKC Jumbo Vaccination Centre, Rajesh Dere said, "We had 350-400 Covishield doses, we've administered it. We're awaiting more doses. Around 2000 Covaxin doses are available for second dose that is being administered. We have received information that we will get the Covishield doses by this evening. If that happens, we will begin vaccination tomorrow. We realised last night about the shortage of Covishield doses." Mumbai Police made announcement for the general public, outside BKC jumbo vaccination centre to not gather at the gates of the centre.
BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, has alleged that Mumbai Police on April 17 arrested a remdesivir supplier whom BJP had approached to supply the anti-viral drug to the state amid the surge in COVID cases. Fadnavis said, "Four days ago we had requested Bruck Pharma to supply us (Remdesivir) but they couldn't until permission was given. I spoke with Union Min Mansukh Mandviya and we got FDA's permission, but at about 9 pm, police arrested him (supplier)." LoP visited the police station where the supplier was held. "DCP told us that they received inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and wanted to verify the same. We showed them permission letter. He (DCP) said it wasn't communicated to them. Whatever happened was wrong," said Devendra Fadnavis.
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As the National Investigation Agency's probe into the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare continues, CCTV footage of main accused Sachin Vaze surfaced. The footage, dated March 4 at 7 pm, reportedly showed the suspended police officer going to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. He was dressed in a shirt and trousers. The following day, i.e. March 5, Mansukh Hiran was found dead in Thane. He was the owner of the car found with explosive near Ambani's house on February 25. Watch the full video for more.
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Suspended police officer Sachin Vaze's brother commented on the high-profile case which has gripped the attention of the nation. Sudharm said that he has full faith in the National Investigation Agency - which is probing the case - and the judiciary. His comments came on the day that a special court extended Vaze's NIA custody by 4 days. The cop is accused in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case, and under suspicion in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, whose car - filled with explosives - was found parked near the Reliance Industries' chief's Mumbai residence. Watch the full video for more.
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In a first, a drive-in vaccination facility was set up at Mumbai's BMC centre in Dadar. The Kohinoor public parking of the centre was converted into a vaccination centre, wherein people can sit in their cars and get inoculated. Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale said, "Similar facilities will be set up at other multipurpose parking sites by BMC." Inspired by drive-in COVID testing, this facility is far more convenient for people as there is no fear of maintaining social distancing.
As India struggles with its worst Covid wave, requests for plasma donations have flooded various social media platforms. Oncologist Dr Sameer Kaul speaks to Hindustan Times and explains the dos and don’ts of plasma donation; who can donate and the risks involved. Kaul says, “Plasma therapy is not a panacea for Covid-19. It specifically helps patients who are early in the disease and have moderate Covid.” Watch the full video for more.
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India is in the midst of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and many experts have already warned of an imminent third wave. Dr. Rommel Tickoo, Director (Internal Medicine) at Max Healthcare and Dr. Ambarish Satwik, vascular and endovascular surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital speak to Hindustan Times and bust myths on prevention, medicines, clotting, hospitalisation, etc. In this episode of InFocus, Dr. Satwik explains how to wear a mask in a proper manner and avoid Covid infection. Watch the full video for more.
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The second wave of the Covid pandemic is raging in India. Renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan explained how Covid is affecting heart patients in the country. He also spoke on the role of anxiety & how people can use de-stressing techniques. Watch a small snippet of Hindustan Times' Covid special with Dr. Naresh Trehan. The full interview premieres at 11 am on 9th May, 2021.https://youtu.be/BW5lzh3YOak
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As the Covid wave in India continues to rage, renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan talks about the warning signs and preventive steps for heart patients. Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times’ Kumkum Chadha, Dr. Trehan explained how the virus can affect heart patients. Dr. Trehan talks about cases of heart attacks in patients who do not have a pre-existing history of heart-related ailments. Watch the full interview for more details.
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As India struggles to control the spread of the second wave of the Covid pandemic, doctors in the country are now warning about the overuse of steroids. Speaking to Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad, Dr. Jalil Parkar said many patients who recovered after being given steroids came back a few months later with multiple problems. ‘1 lakh out of the 2 crore odd Covid patients could end up with diabetes if people do not know when to stop using steroids,’ Dr. Parkar warned. Dr Amit Thadani, Medical Director at Niramaya Hospitals also said that there is no role of steroids in treating mild cases and said that use of should be judicious. Watch the full video for all the details.
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