Times of India | 5 days ago | 05-08-2022 | 11:02 am
MUMBAI: The NIA on Thursday arrested Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, brother-in-law of gangster Chhota Shakeel in the case relating to the activities of fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. In May, the NIA had arrested brothers Arif (59) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (51) in this case. Salim has played an active role in extorting money in Shakeel's name through property dealings and dispute settlements for raising terror funds in furtherance of terrorist activities of Dawood, said the NIA.
The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government’s ministerial council expansion on Tuesday — both the inclusions and an exclusion — indicates the BJP and rebel Shiv Sena group’s plans to take on the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena in its strongholds Mumbai and Aurangabad in the coming civic elections.A senior BJP functionary said the party’s focus was now on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election and on civic bodies in Sena strongholds such as Aurangabad, Thane, and Kalyan-Dombivli. With this in mind, the ruling coalition appointed leaders to the expanded council of ministers.Though many political observers were left surprised by the non-inclusion of former minister and Bandra (West) MLA Ashish Shelar, party insiders said it was part of the strategy to deploy his services for the coming BMC polls. In 2017, Shelar was the president of the BJP’s Mumbai unit. Under his leadership, the party put in a stellar performance by winning 82 of the 227 wards in the BMC, just two behind the Shiv Sena, its ally at the time. The Shiv Sena has been in power in the civic body since winning it for the first time in 1985. To keep the Sena happy back then, the BJP allowed its ally to keep control of the BMC and instead maintained greater control of the state government.After the Sena severed its ties with the BJP and joined with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Shelar positioned himself as a staunch anti-Thackeray leader and worked to corner the Sena over alleged financial irregularities in the BMC and its poor functioning. BJP functionaries said that the party’s central leadership, along with state leaders, had prepared a blueprint to take on the Sena in the next BMC polls and win more than 134 wards in the country’s richest civic body.The BJP has also eyes on the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, which has been a Sena stronghold apart from the BMC and the Thane civic body. In the Cabinet, at least three new ministers are from the city. They are Atul Save (BJP), Abdul Sattar (Shinde group) and Sandipan Bhumare (Shinde faction). In Thane, which is the CM’s bastion, the ruling coalition expects to sail through as a majority of incumbent corporators have switched loyalties to the Shinde faction. The BJP, to consolidate its own base in the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation, has given a ministerial berth to Ravindra Chavan from Dombivli.With the induction of leaders such as Girish Mahajan, Gulabrao Patil, and Dadasaheb Bhuse into the ministerial council, the BJP is looking to secure its position in north Maharashtra where the NCP has been trying to make deeper inroads. The BJP expects the appointments to boost its efforts to wrest control of the Jalgaon civic body from the Shiv Sena and retain the Nashik Municipal Corporation.
Tata Power Wednesday announced it will be collaborating with real estate developer JP Infra Mumbai Pvt. Ltd for the installation of over 60 electric vehicle (EV) charging points all over JP Infra’s projects in Mumbai. Backed by the Maharashtra government, the initiative will enable end-to-end EV charging solutions.Providing a 24×7 charging provision, residents owning an EV will be able to monitor remote vehicle charging as well as have access to e-payment options via services laid out on the ‘Tata Power EZ Charge’ mobile app.A Tata Power’s spokesperson said, “We are spearheading the EV charging revolution in the country and making sustainable mobility attainable for lakhs of EV owners. We are scaling up our EV charging infrastructure in the state to contribute to the Maharashtra Govt’s aim of a rapid transition to green mobility. The collaboration with JP infra will provide a seamless charging experience to its residents and accelerate the adoption of EV vehicles.”Tata Power had previously tied-up with the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) of Maharashtra to install up to 5,000 EV charging stations in the state.
MUMBAI: MSEDCL managing director Vijay Singhal on Wednesday announced setting up of ten more special squads for power theft detection across the state. He informed the media that in just three months, from April to June, MSEDCL squads had detected a huge number of power thefts to the tune of Rs 131 crore. "Our existing 63 special squads detected 2,625 cases across Maharashtra, including a significant number in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. We came across 239 million units of power thefts and during the prosecution, we recovered penalties to the tune of Rs 54 crore," he said. He, however, took a review meeting with senior officials recently and directed them to step up vigilance and nab those involved in power pilferage. "It will help us reduce our electricity distribution losses further and this in turn can improve the financial condition of the state power discom," he said. Statistics made available to the media on Wednesday showed that in 2019-20, 9250 cases of power theft worth Rs 98 crore were detected. In comparison, in 2020-21, 7169 cases and Rs 87 crore worth power theft were detected and in 2021-22, 13,370 cases were detected for electricity pilferage worth Rs 264 crore. "We appeal to citizens to get meters installed and replace those which are defective," Singhal added.
The video has accumulated over 31,000 likes and 488,000 views.A video of a man rescuing a dog from railway tracks as a train approached a station in Mumbai has gone viral on the internet. The short clip was shared on Instagram by an account called 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' and credited to Nikhil Lokhande. It has accumulated over 31,000 likes and 488,000 views. In the video, a dog can be seen walking on the railway tracks while a train approached the station. The short clip then showed a man walking towards the arriving train which is moving at a very slow speed and signalling it to stop. Many onlookers can also be seen watching as the man took the dog off the tracks and put it on the platform. Watch the video below: View this post on InstagramA post shared by Mumbai Meri Jaan (@mumbai7merijaan)According to social media users, the incident took place at Nallasapora, which falls within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Viral Video | Bride And Groom Break Into Intense Fight On Big Day, Internet Asks "What On Earth Is Happening?"Internet users praised the man for saving the dog. One user wrote, "My heart is melting seeing this! God Bless The loco pilot and the man who saved the dog!" Another added, "God bless the man. Small acts like these really matter." A third wrote, "Respect to the guy who saved the dog and to the motor men as well.. very brave guy who saved the Dog," while a fourth simply called the video "heart-touching". Meanwhile, in another instance, the alertness of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer saved the life of an elderly woman and her son at the Bankura railway station in West Bengal. The video of the incident was shared by the Railways Ministry on Twitter. PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comViral Video | Anand Mahindra's Tweet On "Out Of The Box" Thinking Goes ViralThe clip had garnered hundreds of likes and retweets. Users made suggestions to the Indian Railways to install automatic doors to avoid such incidents, while others appreciated the bravery of the RPF officer.Click for more trending news
MUMBAI: An elderly realtor was duped of Rs 2.4 lakh by a cyberfraudster who led him to believe that the power supply in his plush south Mumbai apartment was going to get disconnected. Fraudulent transactions were made in three of his bank accounts, Colaba police said. An FIR has been registered. The 62-year-old complainant lives in Colaba. On August 8, he was at home when he received a text that the power supply would be disconnected at his residence at 9.30pm. The sender's phone number was mentioned in the text. When the complainant dialled the number, the man on the other end inquired the purpose of the call. The complainant explained that he did not want the power supply to get disconnected. At this, the man assured help and asked him to download an app called ‘Any Desk’ and make a payment of a mere Rs 10. The complainant was not aware that ‘Any Desk’ would provide the fraudster with remote access to his phone screen. “The complainant filled up details from three banks, including credit card numbers. Soon after, a sum of Rs 2.44 lakh was deducted in five installments,” said a police officer. The realtor realised he had been duped when he received text messages from his banks about the transactions. He disconnected the call and approached the police to lodge a complaint