Builder Paras Porwal allegedly died by suicide in Byculla on Thursday, the police said, adding that an investigation is underway.
In other news, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid tributes to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on Wednesday on the first day of his three-day visit to India. Speaking on the occasion, Guterres said: “Fighting terrorism must be a global priority for every country on earth and fighting terrorism is a central priority for the United Nations.” Guterres landed in Mumbai on Wednesday shortly after midnight via a commercial flight from London. He was greeted by senior Maharashtra government officials on arrival.
With Diwali around the corner, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory instructing the citizens to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. This is in the background of the discovery of the new sub variant of Omicron with immune evasive properties in Maharashtra. As The Indian Express reported Tuesday, Maharashtra reported its first case of BQ.1 sub-variant of Omicron and the sample was from Pune. Maharashtra has seen a rise in new Covid-19 cases this week – an increase of 17.7 per cent compared to last week. The state has also reported new sub-variants of Omicron — BQ.1 and BA.2.3.20 — apart from XBB, which is a recombinant of BA.2.75 and BJ.1.
The AAP office in Mumbai’s Bandra (East) was allegedly attacked Tuesday night with the party’s city unit president Preeti Sharma Menon Wednesday saying the Congress and BJP were behind it as they have been feeling threatened by its growth. Parts of the AAP office have been damaged but no party worker was hurt in the attack. A formal complaint has been filed at the local police station.
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