The Indian Express | 2 weeks ago | 22-09-2022 | 05:45 pm
Shiv Sena Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray will visit Talegaon village in Pune Saturday where the Vedanta-Foxconn’s multibillion dollar semiconductor project was proposed to be built before it shifted to Gujarat.Thackeray will stage a protest along with the party workers and seek answers from the government. According to Sena functionaries, a ‘Janaakrosh Aandolan’ will be staged in Talegaon to protest against the loss of employment opportunity in Maharashtra after the state government transferred the Vedanta-Foxconn project to Gujarat.The party said during the Mahavikas Aghadi government under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray and due to the efforts of former Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Aaditya Thackeray, the project was almost finalised to come at Talegaon. However, after the change of power, the project was sent to Gujarat “due to the inaction of the current CM Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis-led government”.Due to this, one lakh youths of Maharashtra lost employment opportunities and the state lost an investment of Rs 1.54 lakh crore, the party claimed.A Sena leader said, “What will these unemployed youths do now and how will the government provide employment? In order to seek these answers and to protest against the transfer of the project to another state, the ‘Janaakrosh Andolan’ will be held,” said a Sena leader.
Pune city police last Monday arrested an online fraudster who cheated about 200 persons in Maharashtra through an advertisement on Facebook, promising instant loans of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh in two hours.Police, during the investigation, have found that the accused Vitthal Babu Jarande, 33, resident of Uruli Devachi and native of Osmanabad, have cheated ‘customers’ to the tune of Rs 7 lakh by charging them a ‘processing fee’.A court remanded him in police custody till Friday.According to police, Jarande posted an advertisement on his FB page in October 2020 offering loans in the range of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh within two hours, following which he received several queries.“Jarande used to ask the ‘customers’ to forward him their Aadhaar Card, PAN card, and other documents on his WhatsApp number, along with Rs 5,000 towards processing fees and commission. After receiving the money, he blocked the customers on his phone,” a police official said.The fraud came to light after one of the victims recently lodged a first information report (FIR) with the Dattawadi police station. A team headed by senior police inspector Abhay Mahajan initiated a probe into the case.
From the latest developments in the Congress presidential poll, to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction meeting the Election Commission to stake claim to the party’s symbol ahead of a crucial bypoll, here are political developments to watch out for:Kharge begins campaign tour: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will begin his multi-state tour in Ahmedabad today to gather support for his candidature in the Congress presidential poll, scheduled for October 17. The Indian Express reported that he will go to 10 state capitals in the next five days. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, his counterpart in the polls, has already visited Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as part of his campaign tour. Meanwhile, leaders associated with the Tharoor campaign have approached Madhusudan Mistry, the head of the party’s election authority, with complaints regarding state presidents endorsing Kharge’s candidature, alleged “intimidation” faced by Tharoor’s proposers, and discrepancies in the list of state Congress delegates who constitute the electoral college in the polls.Amit Shah, Nadda in Assam: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president J P Nadda will reach Guwahati this evening and attend a core meeting of the state’s party unit. They will inaugurate the new state office of the party on Saturday, which will be followed by an address at a rally with an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 booth workers. Nadda will leave on Saturday evening after attending a couple of meetings, while Shah will stay on till Sunday for other official engagements.Karnataka BJP meets, amid Bharat Jodo Yatra: After facing heat on corruption allegations through the PayCM campaign and with the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra gaining political traction in the state, the ruling BJP is expected to draw up plans to counter the Congress at meetings today.D K Shivakumar summoned by ED: The ED has rejected Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar’s plea seeking exemption – until October 21 in light of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in the state – from appearing before the agency in the National Herald money laundering case.Jairam Ramesh, the Congress’s general secretary in-charge communications, has termed the ED’s action “political vendetta Modi-style”.Shinde faction to meet Election Commission: Ahead of the Andheri East Assembly bypoll in Maharashtra on November 3, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction is set to meet the Election Commission today to argue its case for the party’s ‘bow and arrow’ poll symbol.In the bypoll, which will be the first major electoral battle between the two Senas since the developments in July, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s group has fielded Rutuja Latke, the wife of late MLA Ramesh Latke whose death necessitated the election. The BJP, the Shinde faction’s ally, has picked BMC corporator Murji Patel.(With inputs from PTI)
KALYAN: Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde's son and Kalyan Lok Sabha MP Dr Shrikant Shinde has slammed Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for 'dragging' the name of his one-and-a-half year old son during the Dussehra rally held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Posting a photo along with his son, Shinde, in a letter to Thackeray, expressed a grief over remark and said that he was not writing a letter as an MP or son of chief minister, but as father of one-and-half year-old Rudransh. At Dussehra rally, Uddhav Thackeray had said, "Father is chief minister, son is MP and grandson is now eyeing on the post of corporator. Let him grow up." Replying to Thackeray, Shinde said, "During your appeal about rally, you had invited people to listen to your thoughts of Hindutva. Only you know what thoughts of Hindutva you put forward in Dusshera's rally. I just want to ask you whether it fits to your Hindutva to drag the name of and innocent one-and-half-year old child into your speech?" "Uddhavji, do you have any idea how shocked our family is by your remark? Actually, this is very personal, but I feel compelled to say it. Both son's mother and grandmother were extremely hurt after hearing what you said yesterday. Tears welled up in their eyes...How can a politician say such things about a child whose walking, babbling, gibberish, and laughter are the gift of God?," wrote Shinde "A father's request with folded hands and tears in his eyes. Politics will continue...Criticism will continue. But don't drag innocent child into it," he added.
PUNE: Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said the government was planning to start a single window system for the clearances of housing projects going in for redevelopment and implement the self-redevelopment order issued in September 2019 when he was the CM. Of the around 1.20 lakh registered cooperative societies and over 80,000 apartments, nearly 60,000 units are over 30-year-old and would want to go for redevelopment. The Maharashtra State Housing Federation had sought a simplified process for their redevelopment. A meeting is likely to be held between members of the housing federation and CM Eknath Shinde and his deputy, Fadnavis, next week. "There is a plan to make the redevelopment process for private housing societies with a single window system for clearances as demanded by the housing societies and federation," Fadnavis said in his reply to a text message from TOI. The government resolution issued in September 2019 on the self-redevelopment of housing societies remained on paper, members of the federation said. On the self-redevelopment of the societies, Fadnavis said the earlier order would be implemented in letter and spirit. Suhas Patwardhan, vice-president of Maharashtra State Cooperative Housing Federation, said they had been seeking an easier process for redevelopment. "A notification was issued, but it was not implemented. The issue related to funding also needs to be addressed," he said.
PUNE: The number of men in the state being diagnosed with critical heart ailments is more than twice that of women, revealed data collated since the government launched STEMI Maharashtra under its Non-Communicable Disease Control Programme in February 2021. Of the 2,225 people diagnosed with critical heart ailments between February 1, 2021, and October 2, 2022, a large majority, or 1,602 (72%), were men and 623 were women aged above 30. STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Initiative) is a type of a serious heart attack that has a greater risk of serious complications and death compared to other cardiac ailments. It leads to immediate stoppage of blood supply to the heart, mainly the organ's lower chambers, as the arteries are blocked due to cholesterol. The statewide AI-powered advanced diagnosis and care coordination programme recognised by the National Health Mission (NHM) was launched to prevent premature deaths caused by heart attacks and that could be prevented through timely treatment. Since the launch of the scheme in 12 districts, 2.18 lakh ECGs - 98,000 on women and 1.2 lakh on men - have been conducted free of cost to help diagnose any underlying cardiac ailments. In case of heart attack-like symptoms, patients can also seek treatment, including life saving surgeries, in government hospitals or Mahatma Jyotirao Pule Jan Arogya Yojana -empanelled hospital. Most of the patients diagnosed with STEMI were aged between 60 and 69 years. Dr Padmaja Jogewar, joint director (non-communicable disease cell), commissionerate of health Services, Maharashtra, said, "Among cardiac ailments, STEMI is one of the leading causes of deaths. But if diagnosed and treated on time, most of these deaths can be prevented. The younger population, mostly men, is now reporting cardiac problems. There can be multiple factors, such as lifestyle choices, increased stress and an unbalanced lifestyle." She said, "Under STEMI, we aim to provide free ECGs for early detection of any underlying causes and also create awareness among the people about what could be the first signs and symptoms of a progressing heart attack. The scheme was launched in 12 districts. By the end of this year, we will launch it in the rest of the districts." A total of 183 health hubs, which include rural, district and tertiary hospitals in various major cities, are interconnected to provide online consultation in case of a critical ECG for further treatment and diagnosis. A senior health official said a patient's history was tracked and data saved until his or her discharge from hospital after complete treatment. Dr Hemant Kokane, associate professor of the cardiology department, Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, where the programme is on, said, "We are also reporting STEMI cases among patients as young as in their 30s, who are not smokers or do not chew tobacco. The contributing factors we observe among them are poor diet, lack of sleep, increased stress and exposure to screens. Up to the age of 50, women have natural protection due to hormones. But after the age of 50, both men and women equally report STEMI cases."