Mumbai News Highlights: Election Commission to decide who gets Shiv Sena symbol; increase in car and taxi fares from 1 October

Members of the WatchDog Foundation paint potholes to protest against the state of the roads during the celebration of the ‘Navratri’ festival, in Mumbai, September 26, 2022. (PTI)

The Mumbai Metro 3 trial will extend to Sahar station once the crossing track is ready. Executive Director, Planning, MMRC, R Ramana, said: “By November, work on the crossing track will likely be complete. With the availability of crossover, Metro rakes will be able to cross between tracks. Meanwhile, the second rake from Sri Andhra Pradesh city will arrive soon, he added.

Former Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, who is part of the Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray, said on Monday that Narayan Rane should accept the Supreme Court’s order for the demolition of unauthorized constructions in his Juhu bungalow in eight floors. She said: “The decision made by the judiciary must be respected, especially by Rane as he is a Union Minister and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.” Pednekar said Rane should now demolish all unauthorized parts of his residence.

Ten Shiv Sena members from the Uddhav Thackeray faction were arrested by Anjangaon police in Amravati on Monday for allegedly attacking the vehicle of MPP Santosh Bangar, who is part of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction. The incident happened on Sunday when Hingoli MLA Bangar along with his wife and sister went to visit Shri Devnath Maharaj Math in Anjangaon. He was leaving the area when a few members of the Shiv Sena allegedly started ramming his car even as on-duty police tried to arrest them.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a government official and deceiving several people. Police said the accused would pose as a BMC or naval officer and, under the pretense of facilitating apartments or mobile phones at a cheaper rate, take money and escape. According to police officials, the accused, identified as Shamik Mangle, from Wardha, is a frequent visitor to dance bars while he is also addicted to gambling and would spend all the money earned scamming people there. down.

A special court, in its detailed order rejecting the application of Telugu poet and Elgaar Parishad accused Varavara Rao of traveling and staying in his hometown of Hyderabad, said that if he is allowed to leave, the formulation of the charges in the case would be extended. The court had last week rejected Rao’s plea for permission to travel and stay in his hometown for three months to undergo cataract surgery.

A special court on Monday sent five defendants to the custody of the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) until October 3 in connection with their alleged links to the People’s Front of India (PFI). The ATS also arrested another defendant, Mohammed Abed Ali Mohammead Mehboob Ali, on Monday. He is the 21st arrest in the case in the state. On Monday, the ATS told the court it wanted to determine whether the defendants had ties to al-Qaeda and Islamic State. He also said that in the past five days he had taken copies of the defendant’s social media and electronic devices for analysis.

James V. Hayes