Mumbai News Live Updates: Against the backdrop of Sunday’s road accident in Palghar, resulting in the death of industrialist Cyrus Mistry and one more person, the Palghar Police said on Thursday that Dr Anahita Pandole, who was at the wheels, had applied brakes five seconds prior to the accident. According to the NHAI project director, maybe she could not manoeuvre the turn on NH-48 where the three-lane road merged into a two-lane bridge.
A fight broke out among Shiv Sena workers in the party’s bastion in Mumbai’s Dadar (west) Sunday. A source said that a group supporting Uddhav Thackeray allegedly beat up supporters of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in the wee hours of Sunday. The police said a leader of the Uddhav faction, Mahesh Sawant, from Mahim and his supporters have been booked for unlawful assembly, rioting, assault and dacoity. The Dadar police also arrested five Sena workers who were later released on bail.
At least 20 people died on Friday, the last day of Ganpati immersion across the state, data released by the DGP office showed. Police said that while 14 of these deaths were due to drowning, four members of the same family succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident in Nagpur while a 55-year-old woman died after a tree fell on a pandal in Thane.
Meanwhile, 1,93,062 Ganesh and Gauri idols were immersed across the city, a 14.51 per cent increase in the number of immersions from 1,65,040 in 2021. However, the number of immersions in artificial ponds this year dipped in comparison to 2021.
In other news, four tribal students from remote villages of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region have moved a step closer to realising their dream of becoming doctors and serving their community by clearing the medical entrance examination NEET 2022. With minimum resources at their disposal, students belonging to families of farm labourers and marginal farmers have cleared the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022, results of which were declared on September 8.
Mumbai News Live Updates: Anahita Pandole stable, under observation in ICU; couldn’t manoeuvre turn on NH-48, says NHAI project director