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BJP leader warns NCP of fresh ‘expose’, Oppn denounces him



 Virtually setting the cat among the pigeons, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist Mohit Kamboj-Bharatiya, hinted that he would soon ‘expose’ a senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, attracting loud howls of protests from the Opposition, here on Wednesday.

Kamboj-Bharatiya’s tweets came late on Tuesday — strategically, on the eve of the monsoon session of Maharashtra Legislature — “One NCP Big-Big leader will meet Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh soon!”

He followed up with another missive – “The irrigation scam case should be investigated again which was closed in 2019 by Param Bir Singh”.

Kamboj-Bharatiya said he would soon hold a press conference and reveal the NCP leader, his assets in India and abroad, benami properties, assets in his girlfriend’s name, corruption done as a minister in various ministries, and his family income and assets details.

He also urged Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and BJP’s Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to reopen the irrigation scam which had muddied the state politics a few years ago.

“Har Har Mahadev… Ab Tandaav Hoga,” added Kamboj-Bharatiya.

With the reference to the irrigation scam, the needle of suspicion immediately pointed at current NCP Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar, the bete-noire of the ruling alliance, who has not yet reacted to the tweets.

However, other leaders of the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) from NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena, besides anti-corruption activist Anjali Damania, slammed Kamboj-Bharatiya for the tweets.

“It’s a mystery… How does he (Kamboj-Bharatiya) come to know what the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is planning to do… Is he an agent of the probe agency,” an NCP MLC Amol Mitkari said.

Congress state President Nana Patole said all that the BJP is doing is threaten and terrorise the political opponents to silence them.

“The BJP has been consistently intimidating the Opposition parties by misusing the ED, CBI, IT, etc. Terrorising and blackmailing the political opponents has become the main business of the BJP but we are not scared and it will not last long in a democracy,” Patole said sharply.

Sena leaders like Ambadas Danve, Aditya Thackeray, Vinayak Raut, Sacin Ahir and others slammed Kamboj-Bharatiya, questioned his links with the probe agencies, whether he was ‘authorised’ to speak on behalf of the ED, and demanded an investigation into his activities, too.

Later, for more effect, Kamboj-Bharatiya chronologically listed the NCP-Shiv Sena leaders and an ex-top cop — Deshmukh, Malik, ex-DGP Sanjay Pandey and Sena MP Sanjay Raut — all currently in custody in different alleged corruption cases filed by the ED.

At the bottom of the list with the 5th position shown as vacant, he appeared to gloat: “Our strike rate is 100 per cent!”

Damania, who had earlier campaigned to book the irrigation scam accused, while welcoming Kamboj-Bharatiya’s statement, questioned his motives and locus-standi as the warning came ahead of the assembly session, probably to subdue the Opposition.


Maha CM Shinde Announces ‘Ladla Bhai Yojana’: 12th Pass To Get Rs 6k/Monthly, Diploma Holders To Get..




Maha CM Shinde Announces 'Ladla Bhai Yojana': 12th Pass To Get ₹6k/Monthly, Diploma Holders To Get..

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government introduced a special scheme on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi on Wednesday. This new scheme called ‘Ladla Bhai Yojana’ is for youths who have passed the 12th grade. Under this scheme, students who have completed their 12th grade will receive Rs 6,000 per month. Additionally, students holding a diploma will receive Rs 8,000 per month, while those who have completed their graduation will be given Rs 10,000 per month.

This announcement by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde today in Pandharpur is being seen in the context of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections later this year. It is suggested that the government has made this announcement to appeal to various segments of the population just months before the elections.

The opposition in Maharashtra has long been highlighting the issue of rising unemployment among the youth and the Shinde government’s announcement of financial assistance for young people can be seen as a response to these concerns.

Benefits In The Scheme

Announcing the scheme, CM Shinde stated that the government will provide financial support to the state’s youth for apprenticeships in factories where they will work. He emphasized that this is the first time in history that any government has introduced such a scheme, claiming it as a solution to the problem of unemployment. Under this scheme, the youth will be given opportunities for apprenticeships in factories and the government will provide them with a stipend.

Uddhav Thackeray’s Demand For Welfare Scheme For Boys

Uddhav Thackeray had recently raised the issue of unemployed youth in Maharashtra. Speaking to the media after a legislative session, he said that he demanded a scheme for boys in Maharashtra similar to the Ladli Behen scheme in Madhya Pradesh. He highlighted that there is no longer a distinction between boys and girls today, and thus, both should benefit equally from such schemes.

By launching the Ladla Bhai Yojana, the Shinde government aims to address the pressing issue of youth unemployment and provide financial assistance to help young people gain valuable work experience through apprenticeships. This initiative is also seen as a strategic move to gain favour with voters ahead of the assembly elections, showcasing the government’s efforts to support and empower the youth of Maharashtra.

Recently Announced ‘Ladli Behna Yojana’

This comes after the Ladli Behna Yojana was recently announced during the Monsoon session of the Maharashtra Assembly. The scheme, announced in the state budget tabled in the assembly by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, is aimed at married, divorced and destitute women in the 21-60 age group, who will get a monthly assistance of Rs 1,500. Later the age bar was raised to 65 years, after an announcement by CM Shinde.

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Woman Dies After Accidentally Falling Off Third Floor Of Complex In Maharashtra’s Dombivli




Dombivali: In a shocking incident that has come to light from Maharashtra, a woman died after accidentally falling off from third floor of a complex in Dombivali on July 16, Tuesday. The incident took place in a complex called Globe State in Vikas Naka area on Dombivli East Kalyan Sheel Road. The deceased identified as Naginadevi Manjiram worked there as a cleaner.

The moment of fall was captured on a CCTV camera installed in the building. The chilling video of the unfortunate incident has gone viral on social media sites including X (formerly known as Twitter). The video has been shared by @vani_mehrotra on X.

Naginadevi who lived with her family at Tata Naka, Piswali was on duty at Globe State. Local media reports said that she along with her group of colleagues were standing near the protective wall of the lobby of the complex and were enjoying their break time. In the video it could be seen that the Naginadevi appears to be pushed by a man identified as Bunty who also ended up falling from the third floor along with her. While Bunty was saved, Naginadevi couldn’t be saved.

Naginadevi loses balance

Reports said that the colleagues including Naginadevi were joking among themselves when Bunty held her hand. In the video it could be seen that Bunty hugged Naginadevi. The pressure was so much that Naginadevi lost her balance and fell down, along with Bunty who was eventually prevented from falling by the by-standers. Unfortunately, Naginadevi fell from the third floor and died on the spot. In the video, bunty was seen rushing down the stairs soon after Naginadevi fell down.

Manpada police station has registered a case and investigation is underway. as the video capturing the moment of fall has given rise to a question whether it was indeed joking or a serious murder attempt in the garb of joking. Police are examining the CCTV videos and concerned people and eyewitnesses’ statements have been recorded. It is yet not confirmed if it was an accident or there was any possible foul play.

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Mumbai’s Bhayander-Churchgate Local Train Commuters Up In Arms Over Persistent Delay In Services




Mumbai's Bhayander-Churchgate Local Train Commuters Up In Arms Over Persistent Delay In Services

Mumbai: Commuters relying on the 7:43 am Bhayander-Churchgate local train have expressed frustration over consistent delays, prompting concerns about punctuality and service reliability. Despite assurances from railway authorities on social media platform, the issue remains unresolved.

A Frequent Commuter Highlights The Ongoing Delays On Social Media Platform X

Ranga Mithun, a frequent passenger, took to social media platforms ( X) on 16th July to highlight the ongoing delays, citing disruptions to daily schedules and inconvenience caused to commuters. 

“You guyz don’t take customer complaint seriously. I am continuously tweeting about this for Bhayandar Local 7.43 never running on time always gets delay around 15-20 minutes. Kindly give the solution urgently” Ranga Mithun posted on ‘X’ on 16th July.

Response Of Divisional Railway Manager Of Western Railway’s Mumbai Central Division

In response, the Divisional Railway Manager acknowledged the delays, attributing them to technical failures and operational challenges such as signal and point issues. The manager assured passengers that efforts were underway to mitigate delays and improve punctuality.

“Dear Passenger, Thank you for reaching out to us. We sincerely apologize for the delay of your trainThe train got delayed due to some technical failure & other failures i.e. (signal, point, ACP and run over, etc) However, all efforts are being made to run the train without further delay. The punctuality of this train will be closely monitored. Inconvenience or account of train delay is deeply regretted. we are committed to improving our service. We appreciate your understanding and patience during these circumstances. your complaint has been forwarded to a higher authority” replying to Ranga Mithun Divisional Railway Manager of WRs Mumbai Central division  posted on  ‘X’.

Despite these assurances, data from reliable sources such as M Indicator indicate that delays persisted as of July 17th, raising questions about the effectiveness of proposed solutions and the reliability of train schedules.

With approximately 30 lakh passengers utilizing the Western Railways’ Mumbai Central division suburban trains daily, the impact of delays on daily commuters remains substantial.

The Divisional Railway Manager reaffirmed the commitment to monitor the punctuality of the 7:43 am Bhayander Churchgate local closely and pledged to escalate the issue within the railway administration for swift resolution. Passengers, however, continue to express dissatisfaction over the recurrent delays, calling for concrete measures to ensure dependable and timely services.

Western Railways operates 1394 suburban trains daily, serving as a vital lifeline for Mumbai’s bustling commuter population. The persistent delays on the Bhayander Churchgate route highlight ongoing challenges in maintaining optimal service standards amidst technical and operational hurdles.

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