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Maharashtra ATS nabs two people with 7 kg uranium valued at over Rs 21 cr

In a major development, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two persons in possession of 7 kg of uranium—a highly explosive and radioactive material dangerous for human life. The seized uranium is estimated to be worth over Rs 21 crore. Interestingly, the two nabbed with the radioactive material had also got it tested at...

13 dead in fire at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Virar

In an unfortunate incident, 13 people lost their lives after a fire broke out at Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Mumbai’s Virar on Friday. The deceased, five women and eight men, were all COVID-19 patients availing treatment at the hospital. Notably, 90 patients were availing treatment at the hospital. Of this, 18 were in the intensive...

22 dead after oxygen leak in Nashik hospital

In an unfortunate incident, 22 COVID-19 patients lost their lives at Zakir Hussain Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik as oxygen supply had to be stopped for half an hour after an oxygen tank leaked at the hospital. Around 171 patients were availing treatment at the hospital when the leak happened. Nashik Municipal Corporation commissioner Kailash Jadhav...

HC orders CBI to probe corruption charges against Anil Deshmukh

In a major development, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the CBI to carry out a preliminary probe into the corruption allegations leveled against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The court has asked the central probe agency to complete the preliminary probe within 15 days and...

Retired judge to probe corruption allegations against me: Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, who is in the eye of the storm after corruption charges were levelled against him by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, has said that the allegations against him will be probed by a retired judge. Following the controversy, Deshmukh had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urging him...

Massive fire in Mumbai mall that housed COVID hospital, 10 dead

At least 10 people died after a massive fire broke out at Dreams Mall in Mumbai’s Bhandup on Thursday night.  Three bodies are yet to be identified, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The mall houses a COVID-19 hospital on the top floor where 76 patients were admitted. Out of them, 73 were availing treatment...

Param Bir Singh approaches SC seeking probe into corruption charges against Anil Deshmukh

Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh has approached the Supreme Court seeking a fair, unbiased and uninfluenced probe into the corruption allegations leveled by him against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. The senior IPS officer has also requested the top court to quash his transfer order issued by the Maharashtra government. He has termed...

Sharad Pawar says allegations against Anil Deshmukh “serious” & “requires probe”

With the attack by the Opposition BJP against the Maharashtra government intensifying, Sharad Pawar, whose party NCP is a part of the coalition running the state, said that the allegations levelled by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh against home minister Anil Deshmukh are serious and require an in-depth probe. Pawar, while talking to...

Suresh Raina, Guru Randhawa arrested for violating COVID guidelines, released on bail

Cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa and a few other celebrities were arrested by the Mumbai Police in the early hours on Tuesday from a pub for allegedly violating COVID-19 safety norms. They were arrested following a raid at the pub that continued operations well beyond the limit fixed by the authorities amid the coronavirus...

Fresh trouble for Arnab Goswami

In a latest twist in the tale, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a fresh FIR against Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a woman cop and resisting police officials who came to arrest him. Notably, Arnab Goswami was arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with an abetment to suicide case. In the...

Kangana Ranaut slams Uddhav Thackeray as “worse product of nepotism”

Actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday launched a no holds barred attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and went on to call him the “…the worse product of nepotism”. The attack came after Uddhav Thackeray had taken a dig at Kangana Ranaut on Sunday. The CM, without naming Kangana, had on Sunday said: “People who...

Maharashtra: 4 minor siblings hacked to death using axe in Jalgaon

In a gruesome murder, four children of a family were hacked to death using an axe in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon. The deceased are aged between 6 and 13 years and the incident took place when their parents had gone to their native place in Madhya Pradesh along with their elder son for performing rituals of a...