05:11 pm Mumbai: On Friday, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray charged the BJP with cheating, blaming his old ally for a recent breakdown of relations and telling his MLAs that a new alliance would be agreed by night. Uddhav Thackeray did not reveal at a meeting with Shiv Sena MLAs whether he would lead the prospective coalition as chief minister, although he had a chorus of demands to assume the role. He said he would take a decision at the right time. Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party, which has 2 MLAs and is associated with the combination of Congress-NCP, has requested Muslims reservations. It also wants the Shiv Sena to abandon Hindutva. Since November 12, Maharashtra has been under the rule of the President following an almost three-week political deadlock caused by a rift in ties between the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
03:11 pm Mumbai: Shiv Sena Corporator Kishori Pednekar was formally elected Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Brihanmumbai (BMC) on Friday. As BJP, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not nominate their candidates for the posts, both were elected unopposed. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the campaign for cleanliness. We should also be part of it. We should also clean up Mumbai with everyone's involvement," Ms Pednekar told reporters after being elected here.
01:11 pm Mumbai: Today morning two month old Prince Pannelal Rajbhar who suffered twenty two percent burn in an accident at kings Edward Memorial Hospital died. Child's body has been sent for post mortem. Dr Hemant Deshmukh dean of KEM Hospital said “child was very critical and was kept in ventilator, at night 2.30 am he suffered cardiac arrest repeatedly and he could not be saved. Prince was brought to KEM Hospital at first week of November when he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and pneumonia in his home town Varanasi. He was kept in paediatric ICU and ECG Nodes attached to his chest. At November 7, the nodes of ECG Machine gutted due to short circuit which resulted the burning of left hand and face of child.
10:11 am Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray of the Shiv Sena met with President Sharad Pawar of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Mumbai for over an hour on Thursday, capping a day of hectic talks to strengthen the contours of government formation in Maharashtra. Following their late-night meeting at Pawar's ' Silver Oak ' residence in southern Mumbai, the three parties — the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress — will hold more talks on Friday about their efforts to form a government in the politically-crucial western state. Uddhav Thackeray was accompanied late Thursday by his son Aaditya, Worli's first-time lawmaker, to the Sharad Pawar meeting.
01:11 pm Jyoti Dubey On Monday 21-year-old accused tried to kill himself in Borivali lockup. He was rushed to Dr Babasaheb Shatabdi Hospital, now he is safe. According to the police, Afzal was arrested of raping a minor girl in Malwani. He was booked under charges of the POCSO Act. He was later sent to court and taken under custody by Borivali police. He was behind bars with four accused, one of the accused walks out of the cell to go to washroom, that time he tried to kill himself, at night 11:15 pm the other accused said this incident to duty constable. According to duty constable, police registered a case and booked under section 309 of Indian Penal Code and he was remanded to judicial custody.
11:11 pm Mumbai: The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari today (16 Nov) took stock of the damage to crops caused by unseasonal rains during October - November 2019 and announced the financial relief to the affected farmers. A relief of Rs.8,000/- per hectare up to 2 hectare for agricultural Kharif crops and a relief of Rs.18,000/- per hectare up to 2 hectares for horticulture/ perennial crops was announced today. In addition to above relief package, the Governor further announced exemption of land revenue to the affected area and exemption of examination fee of school and colleges to the wards of farmers whose crops suffered damages. The Governor also directed the state administration to disburse relief immediately
04:11 pm Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis was present at an event this afternoon at Shivaji Park in Mumbai to mark the death anniversary of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Fadnavis, who left after offering his respects almost immediately, Sena supporters shouted slogans-" sarkar kunauchi, shiv sena chi" (whose government? Shiv Sena's).
11:11 pm Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari garlanded the photograph of Loknayak Birsa Munda on the occasion of 144th birth anniversary of the great revolutionary freedom fighter at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday (15th Nov). Principal Secretary of Tribal Development Department Manisha Varma, Principal Secretary Rural Development Aseem Kumar Gupta and Principal Secretary to the Governor Santosh Kumar were present. A presentation on Tribal Development Department and Rural Development department was made on the occasion.
02:11 pm Mumbai: Geeta Mali, a playback singer who had been singing for Marathi movies, died in a road accident in the Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday. Geeta Mali and her husband Vijay were on the highway between Mumbai and Agra, heading to their home town of Nashik after returning from the United States when the car crash occurred. At about 3 pm, a container parked along a street was rammed by their driver. Both Geeta Mali and her husband were severely wounded and taken to the Rural Hospital in Shahpur. During the treatment, the singer died.
01:11 pm Mumbai: The next government of Maharashtra will be led by the Shiv Sena and the Common Minimum Program (CMP) being worked out together with Congress and the NCP will be in the "state interest" ahead of its creation, said party spokesman Sanjay Raut on Friday. For the next "25 years," not just five years, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party will lead the government in Maharashtra, Raut said while talking to reporters in Mumbai. The Rajya Sabha MP, who turned 58 on Friday, answered questions as to whether his party is going to share the post of chief minister with the NCP and Congress, its allies in the prospective government of three parties. Talks are on with the Congress and the NCP to work out a common minimum programme which will be in the interest of the state and its people," he said.