Mumbai News Live Updates: Mumbai district records 247 new coronavirus infections; active cases at 2,819

Mumbai Covid-19 Cases Latest News, Drugs Bust Case News: The discharge of 331 people during the day took the total recovery count to 7,37,671, which is 97 per cent of the caseload, leaving the city with 2,819 active cases.

Mumbai News Live: Mumbai on Saturday recorded 247 new coronavirus cases, and two deaths which took the tally of infections in the country’s financial capital to 7,59,328 and death toll to 16,290, a civic official said. The discharge of 331 people during the day took the total recovery count to 7,37,671, which is 97 per cent of the caseload, leaving the city with 2,819 active cases.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau on Friday to mark his weekly presence before the agency. According to ANI, recording of statement of Aryan Khan is going on at Belapur RAF camp in Navi Mumbai by Delhi NCB SIT. Mandatory weekly appearance before NCB was one of the conditions set by Bombay HC while granting him bail in the drugs-on-cruise case.

Meanwhile, Pimpri Chinchwad police have filed another case of job fraud against Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective cited as an ‘independent witness’ by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the drugs-on-cruise case.

In other news, a PMLA court Friday sent former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to further ED custody till November 15. Deshmukh was arrested on November 1 in a money laundering case. The ED has claimed that Deshmukh, while in office as the state home minister, “received illegal gratification of approximately Rs 4.7 crore in cash from various orchestra bar owners” between December 2020 and February 2021 through now-dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze.

Mumbai News Live Updates: Mumbai district records 257 new coronavirus infections; active cases at 3,665. Follow this space for the latest updates. 

Mumbai on Saturday recorded 247 new coronavirus cases, and two deaths which took the tally of infections in the country’s financial capital to 7,59,328 and death toll to 16,290, a civic official said. The discharge of 331 people during the day took the total recovery count to 7,37,671, which is 97 per cent of the caseload, leaving the city with 2,819 active cases.

The Maharashtra government has initiated the process to suspend former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh and another police officer after they were named as accused in extortion cases, an official said on Saturday. The process began after a proposal was sent by the Director General of Police (DGP) to the state home department a few days ago, he said.

In September, DGP Sanjay Pandey had sent a proposal to suspend Singh and other police officials named in alleged extortion cases, but the home department sought specific information about the role of each accused officer. The DGP’s office sent a fresh proposal this week, the home department official said. The department is considering the suspension of Param Bir Singh and a Deputy Commissioner of Police-rank officer who is named in these cases, but not others, he added. –PTI

At least 20 FIRs were registered in connection with stone-pelting during rallies held in protest against the Tripura communal violence in five districts of Maharashtra and 20 persons were arrested, police said on Saturday.

The incidents of stone-pelting had mainly occurred in Amravati, Malegaon and Nanded city during the rallies taken out by some Muslim organisations on Friday. In Amravati city in east Maharashtra, over eight thousand people gathered outside the district collector’s office to submit a memorandum demanding that atrocities against the minority community should be stopped, officials had said. (PTI)

THE MAHA Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders on Friday sought the withdrawal of National Award and Padma Shri given to actor Kangana Ranaut for her statement that what India achieved in 1947 was alms (bheek) and that it had got real freedom in 2014.

“We strongly condemn actor Kangana Ranaut’s statement. She insulted freedom fighters. The Centre must take back the Padma Shri from Kangana Ranaut and arrest her,” said NCP minister Nawab Malik.

“BJP will have to speak out on this issue. All the national awards given to Kangana ben should be taken back. If the government does not take back these awards, then it does not have the right to celebrate the Amrut Mahotsav of Independence,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said. Read the full report here. 

A special court here on Friday granted bail to Mohak Jaiswal, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan is one of the accused.

VV Patil, special judge for cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act cases, allowed Jaiswal’s plea after hearing extensive arguments. Jaiswal was one of the seven persons including Aryan Khan whom the NCB had apprehended on October 2 before boarding the cruise ship. (PTI)

Rescued from slave ships brimming with human cargo off the coast of erstwhile Bombay in the early 19th century, hundreds of African men, women and children began life anew in the city of dreams. Many of them were taken in by orphanages where they received a new identity as Bombay Africans.

Enslaved people had been bought and sold in erstwhile Bombay for hundreds of years. Today, barring the term Bombay African, most of the sites which associated the city with the international slave trade and an equally strong anti-slavery campaign remain forgotten.

Bombay was an important hub of the Indian Ocean slave trade with captive Africans being brought in on Arab-owned dhows. While some of these slaves were meant to be sold in the city, a huge number of them would be shipped to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to work in plantations. Read the full report here. 

Gosavi was arrested last month by the Pune City Police in connection with a job racket case lodged at the Lashkar police station. (Express Photo by Pavan Khengre)

NCB ‘witness’ Gosavi booked in yet another case of job fraud

PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD Police have filed another case of job fraud against Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective cited as an ‘independent witness’ by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the drugs-on-cruise case that had led to the arrest of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan.

Vijaykumar Kanade (36) lodged the fresh first information report against Gosavi at Bhosari police station on Thursday evening.

According to Kanade, he was searching for a job in 2015 and had posted his application on various online portals. On March 3, Kanade received a communication on his email address from ‘Shiva International’, offering a job in hotel management in a foreign country.

Mumbai Rewind: Bombay Africans and the city’s role in their emancipation from slavery

Rescued from slave ships brimming with human cargo off the coast of erstwhile Bombay in the early 19th century, hundreds of African men, women and children began life anew in the city of dreams. Many of them were taken in by orphanages where they received a new identity as Bombay Africans.

Enslaved people had been bought and sold in erstwhile Bombay for hundreds of years. Today, barring the term Bombay African, most of the sites which associated the city with the international slave trade and an equally strong anti-slavery campaign remain forgotten.

Bombay was an important hub of the Indian Ocean slave trade with captive Africans being brought in on Arab-owned dhows. While some of these slaves were meant to be sold in the city, a huge number of them would be shipped to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to work in plantations.

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