AICC Maharashtra incharge HK Patil on March 22 said that the decision on state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's resignation will be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and a meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) members will be held today.
Amid confusion, Union health ministry on Saturday issued a clarification saying that the Centre will procure both the vaccines at ₹150 only; The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in an alleged corruption case; If anyone obstructs oxygen supply, we will not spare them, the Delhi High Court said today as it heard a hospital's petition over shortage of oxygen. This and more news at 2 PM.
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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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Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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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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Maoists in Chhattisgarh have released CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, after keeping him in their custody for five days; The Supreme Court dismissed two separate pleas filed by the Maharashtra government and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging CBI probe against him; Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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India has hit a record daily high with over 4 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country has seen the passing of many imminent personalities in the last 2 days. In a conversation with the Indian Express, the chief medical advisor to the US Biden Administration, Anthony Fauci stressed that India should be put under complete lockdown to control the tsunami of covid cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reckoned that the state might not reach that stage.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Former police commissioner of Mumbai Julio Ribeiro talks about politicians, bureaucrats and police. The former top cop talks about how NCP chief Sharad Pawar knows exactly what each officer is worth. Ribeiro talks about his comments on Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis. Ribeiro said that Fadnavis should “play his cards properly”. The former top cop also spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Maharashtra Congress Chief chief Nana Patole has responded to SII chief Adar Poonawalla’s allegation that he is being threatened. Addressing the media, Patole said that Congress is worried over Poonawalla’s allegations and said that the Congress would take the responsibility of ensuring his security. He further urged Poonawalla to name those politicians who had threatened him over vaccine production. Poonawalla, who flew to London last week, is chief executive officer of the Serum Institute, which is the local maker of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca. Watch the full video for all the details.
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During an interview to a London newspaper, head of Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla, who is one of the vaccine manufacturers in India, revealed that he is receiving threats from big leaders for early transportation of COVID-19 vaccine. While taking responsibility of his protection, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole during a press conference asked him to reveal the names of people who had threatened him. Nana Patole said, "No one will touch him in the country, he has to carry out the vaccine production in India in order to save the people of the country. Congress is with him and will take the onus of his protection. Who are these leaders? Who has threatened him? He should bring these things in limelight."
Accusing Centre of doing politics over COVID vaccine, Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole said, "Country is providing free vaccines to Pakistan but playing politics over it in Maharashtra." He further said that BJP's state and central leaders are targeting Maharashtra and they will face the consequences.
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.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said there is no problem in the Shiv Sena-Congress alliance and asserted that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its full term. Patole said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remark about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar becoming the UPA chairperson is wrong. "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena is not a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) member. He has not become NCP MP. We have told Chief Minister that such statements are wrong and he should tell him. The Chief Minister said that he will discuss it," the Congress leader said. Watch the full video for more details.
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On MVA alliance amid political turmoil in Maharashtra, state Congress chief Nana Patole said that the government will run for 5 years and BJP's allegations do not matter. He said, "There will be no problem. 'Ye Fevicol ka mazboot jod hai'. The government will go on for 5 years. They (BJP) may level as many false allegations as they want, it won't affect the govt. They're trying to malign Maharashtra, people of the state won't forgive them." On Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's statement that Sharad Pawar should become UPA chief, Nana Patole said, "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena isn't a UPA member. He hasn't become NCP MP...We've told CM that such statements are wrong and he should tell him. CM said that he'll discuss it."
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis lambasted on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said that the Congress and Gandhi family want to create an atmosphere of negativity...
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 20 informed that the state government has not yet received any letter from Centre about vaccination program for those above 18 years. However, CM Uddhav..