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Fire breaks out in cafeteria of Thane theatre, customers evacuated safely

Three fire brigade officials suffocated and one suffered minor injury while dousing the fire that broke out in the cafeteria of Thane’s High Street Mall theatre
The fire broke out around 11.30pm on Saturday and it was brought under control by morning. (Representative Image)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 11:53 AM IST
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Sec 144 in Mumbai till July 10; political leaders’ security strengthened

  • The instructions to remain alert and to provide security was taken at a meeting chaired by Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey.
Section 144 imposed in Mumbai(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 07:32 AM IST
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Nagpur jail sees resurgence of Covid cases, 9 inmates test positive

Swati Sathe, deputy inspector general of prison, Nagpur circle, informed that following this development, all precautionary measures, including following a strict Covid-19 protocol have been initiated in the central jail
Meanwhile, the Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli, who was infected with Covid-19 in 2021, was granted parole by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court on the ground of his wife’s ill-health. (PTI)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 01:39 AM IST
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ByPradip Kumar Maitra

Shiv Sena crisis highlights the urban-rural divide

With the new generation of Mumbai-centric functionaries led by Aaditya Thackeray increasingly influencing the party’s policies, the restiveness of MLAs from the hinterland went largely unaddressed.
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Guwahati: Rebel Maharashtra MLAs during a meeting at a hotel in Guwahati, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_25_2022_000161A) (PTI)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 06:05 AM IST
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‘Shiv Sena and Balasaheb cannot be separated’; party writes to EC

The Shiv Sena national executive meeting is usually held every five years and the next was to be held in 2023, but on Saturday, party president Uddhav Thackeray called for an emergency meeting following Eknath Shinde’s full-blown revolt
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray steps out of Sena Bhavan after holding an emergency meeting with all Shiv Sena National Executives on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 01:34 AM IST
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Disqualification petition: Deputy speaker issues summons to 16 MLAs, Shinde camp mulls legal option

Mumbai: With Eknath Shinde-led faction refusing to come to the negotiating table, Maharashtra assembly deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal on Saturday began the process of disqualification of rebel legislators
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Updated on Jun 26, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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A day after SC judgement, Gujarat police detain Teesta Setalvad

In a letter written to senior police inspector of Santacruz police station however, Setalvad alleged that some police officers of Gujarat police especially, one J M Patel and one lady officer, entered her bedroom and assaulted her
Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) detain activist Teesta Setalvad from Santacruz police station in connection with a foreign fund case related to her NGO, in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 02:06 AM IST
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5 detained for vandalising MP Shrikant Shinde’s office; Sena workers hit the road for Thackeray

On Saturday morning, around five persons arrived outside the office shouting slogans against the Shinde clan
MP Shrikant Shinde, the son of Eknath Shinde, addresses the supporters outside their residence, in Thane, Mumbai, on Saturday (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:35 PM IST
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BySajana Nambiar and G. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Dighi Port seeks additional 304 HA of land to grow three times as large

The new reclamation will be carried out using 114 million cubic metres of sand dredged from near the mouth of the Rajapuri Creek
Dighi Port Ltd. (DPL) was acquired by Adani Ports and SEZ in February 2021 (Representational picture) (AP PHOTO)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:35 PM IST
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ByPrayag Arora-Desai

A combative Aaditya names and shames rebels

Mumbai: Hours after the Shiv Sena’s national executive affirmed faith in the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray, his heir apparent Aaditya Thackeray made his own outreach to party workers at Mahalaxmi
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray addressing party workers at Lala Lajpatrai College, Haji Ali, on the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:34 PM IST
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Eknath Shinde says security of rebel MLAs’ kin removed

In a letter addressed to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, home minister Dilip Walse-Patil and state police chief Rajnish Seth, Shinde alleged that the security of the rebel MLAs was withdrawn by the government.
Supporters of Eknath Shinde crowd outside his residence in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Saturday (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 06:11 AM IST
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Woman loses 13.48L on fake govt job promises

“We suspect there is an involvement of some government employees in this racket, and are probing the case,” added a police official
The five fraudsters are booked for cheating, forgery of valuable documents, and criminal conspiracy (StockPic)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi

Omicron’s BA.2.38, BA.2 sub-lineages drive June’s Covid surge, reveals genome sequencing

With people reluctant to get tested, BMC has instructed private practitioners, private hospitals and its own dispensaries to keep a watch on people
The BMC laboratory, which started genome sequencing from August last year, processed 364 samples collected between June 1-18 (Bachchan Kumar)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:00 PM IST
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In solidarity: Sainiks gather outside Shinde’s Thane house

As his son and MP Shrikant Shinde, who rarely makes a public appearance, was out with a mike garnering support for his father, about 500-600 people were also stationed outside the house
Shinde also made allegations against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) guardian ministers in different parts of the state (Praful Gangurde)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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ByAnkita G Menon

Coal company director, ad agency owner booked for cheating

As per the FIR, Sharma offered Agarwal and his father that he could get (Vatsal) Agarwal appointed as honorary consul of San Marino in India for a consideration of 7 lakh
On the orders of the FRRO, police inspector Ravindra Katkar and Rohini Deshmukh conducted an inquiry after which the FRRO lodged a complaint with the Bangur Nagar police station against Agarwal and Sharma on Friday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 12:39 AM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Guidance centres to assist FYJC aspirants with online admissions

The centres, officials said, will operate on a walk-in basis in select SSC schools from 10am to 2pm every day, with three officials present at every centre to address queries from parents and students
A full list of all 43 guidance centres, along with contact details of designated officials, is available on the education department’s website (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Colleges seek ways to accommodate non-state board students

Admissions to UG degree courses this year is currently being conducted for only state board (HSC) students as class 12 students from CBSE and CISCE boards are still waiting for their results
While the circular released by the university on June 20 states that all MU-affiliated colleges, including autonomous institutes, will have to follow the admission schedule as prescribed by the varsity and accommodate students from CBSE and CISCE boards ‘in due course’, it gives no clarity on how these applications will be accommodated by individual colleges (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 07:32 PM IST
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Court acquits two arrested for circulating counterfeit currency

Mumbai: Accused of circulating counterfeit Indian currency notes in the city, two men, residents of Malda district in West Bengal were acquitted of the charges by a sessions court on Thursday
The prosecution had examined eight witnesses in the case, but additional sessions judge BD Shelke acquitted them in view of several loopholes in the prosecution case. (StockPic)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:55 PM IST
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52-year-old pedestrian dies after being run over by speeding SUV

Bhiwandi: A 52-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a speeding SUV in Bhiwandi on Friday night
52-year-old pedestrian dies after being run over by speeding SUV
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:53 PM IST
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ByNB Gupta

Shiv Sainiks protest against Eknath Shinde, rebels in Navi Mumbai, Panvel areas

‘We have to take an oath that rebels will not be forgiven, It is our responsibility to strengthen the Shiv Sena,’ said the Shiv Sena protestors
The protesting Shiv Sainiks burnt effigies of Eknath Shinde and other rebel MLAs. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 04:42 PM IST
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ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Maharashtra political crisis: Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Mumbai Police issued a high alert and directed all police stations to ensure security at all political offices in the city. It has been directed that officer-level Police personnel shall visit every political office to ensure their safety.
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Published on Jun 25, 2022 04:28 PM IST
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Ex-Maha CM Ashok Chavan says this on new party to be floated by Sena rebels

The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are expected to announce their new outfit at 4pm today. It will be called the ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb.’
Ashok Chavan (File Photo/HT)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 02:45 PM IST
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10% water cut in city thanks to low rains

Mumbai Inadequate rainfall during June means that Mumbaikars will be facing a 10% cut in regular water supply, starting Monday (June 27)
Thane, India - June 24, 2022: Citizens run their errands even as it rains, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Friday, June 24, 2022. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 01:24 AM IST
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Maha crisis: BJP troika helped Shinde shift rebel MLAs out of state on the sly

When Eknath Shinde began his political coup to topple the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government by breaking away from Shiv Sena, three second-rung leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) played a crucial role behind the scenes
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Updated on Jun 25, 2022 09:13 AM IST
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Shiv Sena’s dilemma: All action but no theory

There is talk of the new group claiming the legacy of party supremo Bal Thackeray and the credo of militant Hindutva, which the rebels claim has been diluted after Uddhav joined hands with the “secular” Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form a government in Maharashtra in 2019
The Shiv Sena now faces an uphill task—apart from fighting the seemingly lost battle to ensure that Uddhav retains his chief ministerial chair, it will have to ensure that it retains power in the Mumbai and Thane civic bodies, which are crucial to its politics. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:22 AM IST
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Anand Dighe, leader anew in the Sena pantheon

Poster art in Mumbai speaks much louder than any leader’s rhetoric in Mumbai, and if one reads the iconography that has sprung up here like wild bloom in the monsoon rain, the message is loud and clear: Anand Dighe, a Sena leader from Thane who died in 2001, has become the new poster boy in the Sena pantheon, in places even overshadowing party founder Balasaheb Thackeray
Thane, India - June, 24, 2022: (FILE PHOTO) Eknath Shinde (left) with Anand Dighe, in Thane (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:18 AM IST
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Rebel legislators to move court if deputy speaker doesn’t recognise them

The battle for power in Maharashtra reached the state legislature on Friday
Shiv Sena workers outside Matoshree, Bandra, in support of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday. Vijay Bate/HT Photo
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:16 AM IST
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Man slashes wife with paper cutter for delaying dinner, arrested

Mumbai: A 45-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly slashing his wife several times with a paper cutter on Thursday night, as he was irked with her spending time on her mobile phone, watching television serials, and delayed serving him dinner
Man slashes wife with paper cutter for delaying dinner, arrested
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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State police on high alert, security beefed up outside homes of rebel Sena MLAs

To ensure that peace prevails amid the political crisis in the state, police have been asked to remain on alert. The police leadership on Friday, decided to increase its presence outside the residences, and offices of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, and also, at prominent places in major cities
Mahabaleshwar, India - June 24, 2022: Police security beefed up at the house of Eknath Shinde at Dare village, in Mahabaleshwar, India, on Friday, June 24, 2022. (HT PHOTO) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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