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Mumbai News Updates: Colleges in Maharashtra to reopen from October 20

Mumbai News Updates: Colleges in Maharashtra to reopen from October 20

Higher Education Minister Uday Samant said colleges in Maharashtra will re-open from October 20. Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday claimed that central agencies, including the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau, were being misused to target the opposition. The I-T department had raided entities linked to relatives of Ajit Pawar. Stay tuned for latest updates here:Read Less

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Oct 13, 2021, 23:16:47 IST
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Mumbai News Updates: Colleges in Maharashtra to reopen from October 20
23:16 (IST) Oct 13

Navratra, Durga Puja rituals peak at Navami

As the festival of Navratra draws to a close at Dussehra Friday, a cluster of important rituals like Navratra Havan and Kumari Puja will unfold at Devi mandals and Durga Puja pandals on Thursday. The buoyant ritual of Sindoor Khela and Ravan Dahan will cap the final flourish at Vijayadashami. Full story here

21:56 (IST) Oct 13

City records less than 500 Covid cases, 3 deaths

Mumbai reported 481 new coronavirus infection cases and three fatalities on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 7,49,074 and toll to 16,167. This is for the fourth day in a row the metropolis has recorded less than 500 daily cases. There are 5,114 active coronavirus positive cases in Mumbai. Also, 461 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the recovery count to 7,25,282. Full story here

21:51 (IST) Oct 13

Educational institutions must instill strong moral values in students: Bombay HC

It would be more imperative for educational institutions to inculcate in students strong moral values to face tougher challenges in life, observed the Bombay high court while rejecting a petition that challenged the transfer of liquor licence to a restaurant in the vicinity of a school in Junnar. Full story here

20:53 (IST) Oct 13

Man bludgeoned to death in dispute about sleeping arrangement on footpath

A man was allegedly bludgeoned to death with a block of concrete following a dispute about sleeping arrangement on a footpath in south Mumbai, police said on Wednesday. Full story here

19:11 (IST) Oct 13

Huge crowd seen at Dadar market ahead of Dussehra

Huge crowd seen at Dadar market ahead of Dussehra

A massive crowd was seen at the Dadar market in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. TOI photo: Sanjay Hadkar

17:05 (IST) Oct 13

Colleges in Maharashtra will re-open from October 20

Higher Education Minister Uday Samant said colleges in Maharashtra will re-open from October 20.

16:44 (IST) Oct 13

No new coronavirus case in Dharavi

The slum colony of Dharavi in Mumbai did not report a single Covid-19 case in the past 24 hours, a senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The caseload in the region stands unchanged at 7,119, while there are only 25 active infections in the area. The recovery count of the area is 6,677.

16:24 (IST) Oct 13

Devendra Fadnavis still feels that he is CM, says Sharad Pawar

16:10 (IST) Oct 13

Maharashtra Cabinet announces a package of Rs 10,000 crore to the farmers affected by heavy rains and floods

15:30 (IST) Oct 13

Man poses as CBI officer, robs woman of Rs 1 lakh; held

A 21-year-old man was arrested by the Thane police in Maharashtra for allegedly robbing a housewife of Rs one lakh at knifepoint by posing as a CBI officer with his accomplice, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Roopesh Gogawale, and his accomplice barged into a house in Kalwa in the Thane district on Tuesday evening claiming they are CBI officers, a police official said.

14:49 (IST) Oct 13

Centre is misusing some institutions like CBI, Income Tax, ED, NCB for politics: NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

14:46 (IST) Oct 13

Festive bailout for 93,000 ST staff: Rs 231cr for salary in Mumbai

Around 93,000 Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) staff will get their salary for September after the state government sanctioned Rs 231.30 crore from Manav Vikas Mission. The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government faced criticism for irregular salaries to MSRTC staff. In 18 months, 26 staff have died by suicide in Maharashtra. The staff have also protested to demand regular salaries.

14:24 (IST) Oct 13

Maharashtra govt pays Rs 340 crore for power as deficit rises

The Maharashtra government has spent nearly Rs 340 crore on purchasing electricity from the open market to bridge the demand supply gap caused by a shortage of coal. Energy minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday said that the state is facing a shortfall of 3,500-4,000MW of electricity, and blamed the “mismanagement and a lack of planning” on the part of central PSU Coal India Ltd (CIL) for the situation. At present, the state needs 17,500-18,000 megawatt of electricity, and with the soaring October heat, the requirement may go up to 20,000MW.

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13:48 (IST) Oct 13

Mumbai: Free medical camp held to screen people for post-Covid-19 complications

City-based Junani Foundation, in association with Vedant Hospital, held a day-long free medical camp to screen people for post-Covid-19 complications. READ MORE

13:38 (IST) Oct 13

Mumbai: Blacklisted firms set to bag BMC road tenders, alleges MNS

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Tuesday alleged that the new road work tenders worth Rs 2,000 crore that the BMC floated recently will give a backdoor entry to the contractors who were blacklisted after the 2016 road repair scam. READ MORE

13:37 (IST) Oct 13

Mugger on train grabs gold chain from Mumbai woman

An unidentified chain-snatcher targeted a 42-year-old woman from Kandivli aboard a long-distance train, grabbed her gold necklace and then escaped near Diva station early on Monday. READ MORE

12:48 (IST) Oct 13

Cyber crime averted as youth gets back Rs 5.24L

The Thane cyber crime managed to recover Rs 5.24 lakh belonging to a 23-year-old man, who was duped by fake bitcoin trading app luring victims to ‘work from home and earn extra income’. The police said that the victim, a resident of Lokmanya nagar, used to surf the internet on his mobile phone and while watching videos online, he came across various posts on social media about the investment opportunities in bitcoin and tried them out last week.

12:35 (IST) Oct 13

Body of an unidentified man found in Retibunder creek, near Visarjan Ghat no-1, opposite Mumbra Bypass Road. Mumbra police registered ADR (Accidental Death Report) case and sent the body for postmortem.

12:12 (IST) Oct 13

In Pics: 20 two-wheelers destroyed in fire in Mumbai's Kurla

Fire brigade officials douse the fire, however, bikes were completely gutted. Check pictures here

12:10 (IST) Oct 13

Mumbai: 240 families agree to shift to give Tadoba’s tigers space

Mumbai: 240 families agree to shift to give Tadoba’s tigers space

Besides the expansion of Tadoba, the state board for wildife (SBWL) on Tuesday approved two reports of the expert committees on human-leopard and human-tiger conflict, which will help in conservation and translocation of tigers from Chandrapur district. It was attended, among others, by CM Uddhav Thackeray and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray.

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