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Empowering borrowers: RBI asks lenders to disclose loan details

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently mandated all lenders, including fintechs, to disclose all retail and small business loan details in simple format and lucid language effective October 1 2024, by notifying the key fact statement (KFS) issued on April 15. The KFS guidelines are an important step towards protecting both retail as well as small business borrowers, and it mandates lenders to provide comprehensive loan agreement details in clear and transparent language and details of all the charges on the borrower including those charged by the lender on behalf of third-party service providers apart from details of recovery agents. The KFS also has to provide contact details for grievance resolution, and the possibility of the loan being transferred to other organisations. Empowering borrowers The monetary authority feels KFS will empower borrowers to make smart choices with their money as the new rules will apply to all types of loans for individuals and small businesses, irrespective of the type of lenders. The new norms are applicable to all commercial banks, housing finance companies, non-bank lenders, cooperative banks and fintechs who are more into co-lending practices, which has the biggest grey areas. They are also applicable to small finance banks, local area banks, regional rural banks, urban co-operative banks, and state & central co-operative banks. The only excluded entities are payments banks and credit card receivables. The immediate trigger for the KFS notification is the latest Ombudsman report (released on March 11, 2024) which has found many hanky-panky deals by loan apps and also by co-lending entities where most of the loan pricing details are missing. Full disclosure of loan charges The biggest transparency tool in the KFS is the annual percentage rate (APR), which is the annual cost of the loan on the borrower, including all other charges. The APR also mandates disclosure of all charges recovered from the borrower by the lender on behalf of third-party service providers such as insurance and legal charges, disclosed separately. In all cases wherever the lender is involved in recovering such charges, the receipts and related documents shall be provided to the borrower for each payment, within a reasonable time. Any fees, charges, etc. which are not mentioned in the KFS, cannot be charged by the lender to the borrower at any stage during the term of the loan, without explicit consent of the borrower. The other benefits of the APR include borrowers and even aggregators being able to compare the all-in cost of loan from various lenders. In fact, the APR was notified in January 2015 in the circular on display of information by banks and in September 2022 on the guidelines on digital lending. But most lenders did not go ahead as there was no RBI deadline. The RBI has been driving loan pricing transparency as it has found that retail borrowers have been subsidising large borrowers who were getting loans at much lower rates than the former as they have better bargaining power. The RBI found this to be against customer interest. And with the repo-linked lending rate, no bank can lend below the publicly disclosed lending rate which is a 2-3% above the repo rate to any small or big borrower. Currently, lenders mostly disclose just the interest rate and processing fee, and not other charges which could be legal charges and property verification fees among others in case of a home loan. In case of personal loans, which are disbursed without much verification checks, normally only the EMI is disclosed and other costs such as processing fee and others are normally hidden. But all these would be a thing of the past from October. More disclosures Another key fact is the equated periodic instalment (EPI/EMI), which is an equated or fixed amount of repayments, consisting of both the principal and interest components, to be paid by the borrower towards repayment of a loan at periodic intervals for a fixed number of such intervals; and which result in complete amortisation of the loan. The March 11 Ombudsman report, in its root cause analysis of major areas of customer complaints, has found the following as the main complaints: a) unauthorised/ fraudulent digital transactions due to lack of robust fraud prevention mechanisms in lenders and customers divulging sensitive information; b) inordinate delays in reversal of failed transactions due to lack of daily reconciliation by lenders; c) poor communication from lenders especially digital lenders on loan terms and conditions like applicable interest rate, foreclosure and other charges; d) levying charges on non-maintenance of minimum balance in deposit accounts due to gap in banks policy; e) cross selling/mis-selling due to information asymmetry between customers and lenders; f) inordinate delays in reporting updated credit information to credit information bureaux resulting in wrong credit reports; and g) lenders failure to sensitize its recovery agents regarding extant regulatory guidelines on recovery operations. The KFS is aimed at harmonising disclosure norms for all into one document so as to enhance transparency and reduce information asymmetry on financial products being offered by different regulated entities, thereby empowering borrowers to make an informed financial decision. Financial literacy still remains much to be desired but financial needs are rapidly rising.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 9:49 am

Aim 15% market share by FY25: Blue Star MD

NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based Blue Star is happy that the weather forecast this year is on the hotter side as sudden long spells of monsoon last year severely dented the prospect of the cooling industry last fiscal. The all-important summer season accounts for 40% of annual AC sales. In a conversation with TNIE, Blue Star Managing Director (MD) B Thiagarajan said that demand for ACs, as well as refrigerators, has hit an inflexion point in India. Thiagarajan says that they are on the go when it comes to capacity expansion to meet the ever-growing demand and increase Blue Stars market share to at least 15% in FY25, an increase of more than 100 bps year-on-year. The MD also spoke about refrigeration business, rural demand and more. Excerpts: The summer of 2024 is expected to be hot. How has been the initial response? The weather forecast for the industry has been good and there are lots of things happening such as the economy is doing good, the IPL and the elections. The response in March was excellent. I think industry AC sales will grow by 20% this summer compared to last years summer and we are targeting a minimum 25% growth. To achieve this, we have aggressively expanded our model portfolio and spent generously on advertising and marketing. What are your sales and revenue projections for FY25? What sort of market share growth are you eyeing? Our AC sales would have breached the 1 million unit mark in FY24. This fiscal (FY25), the industry should grow by at least 15% but we want to grow by 20%. Our goal is to increase our market share by 100 basis points every financial year and it is a tough thing. At present, our market share is little less than 14%. We are prepared to achieve 15% market share this year. In revenue terms, going by the quarterly figures we will be around R10K crore mark in FY24. We want our revenue to grow by at least 15% CAGR for the next few years. To achieve our objectives, we are ramping up our capacity to 12-13 lakh units per annum this fiscal and scale it to 18 lakh units in due course. You have a very strong market share in the non-metro markets. What factors drive sales here? About 65% of our sales come from tier 3-4-5 markets. It used to be 55% four years ago and I think it will peak around 70%. The growth of the AC market is driven by aspirational middle-class buyers. About 92% are first-time buyers with more than 50% buying through consumer finance. The current penetration of AC in Indian households is 8%. By 2030, it should grow to 15%. How is your refrigeration business doing? Are you planning to increase your capacity here? Currently, the market size of this industry is between R4,500 crore and R5,000 crore and by FY28, it is expected to cross R 10,000 crore. The opportunity for growth here is very high. The penetration of refrigerators in Indian households is less than 5% and as the per capita income of households is growing, demand for refrigerators is going to increase, Here, our current capacity, which is 3 lakh units per annum, will meet demand till 2026. After that, we will expand our output.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 9:43 am

IPL 2024: RR V MI Overall Head-to-head; When And Where To Watch

Sawai Mansingh Stadium: Table toppers Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their reverse fixture of the IPL 2024 on Monday. In the latest match-up between the two sides at Mumbai three weeks ago, RR beat MI comfortably by six wickets with 27 balls to spare. The two teams have played each other 29 times in the IPL. The Royals have been victorious on 13 occasions, with the MI winning 15. One match was abandoned. MI v RR head-to-head 29- Mumbai Indians: 15 Rajasthan Royals: 13 Abandoned: 1 RR v MI match time: The match starts at 7:30 PM IST (2:00 PM GMT) with the toss taking place half an hour before the match i.e., 7:00 PM (1:30 PM GMT) RR v MI match venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Live broadcast of RR v MI match on television in India: RR v MI match will be broadcast live via Star Sports Network. Live stream in India: The live streaming of RR v MI will be available on JioCinema. Squads: Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jos Buttler, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shubham Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Nandre Burger, Sandeep Sharma, Keshav Maharaj, Tanush Kotian, Donovan Ferreira, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Naman Dhir, Luke Wood, Harvik Desai, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Dewald Brevis, Kwena Maphaka

CNMSports 22 Apr 2024 8:48 am

RR vs MI: Mumbai Indians gear up to face nemesis Buttler

Rajasthan Royals have been successful in their campaign, with a strong middle-order performance. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Riyan Parag contributed to most runs, while Caribbean duo Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell also made significant contributions. Hetmyer hit the top-gear at 194.44 straike rate, the highest since his 2019 IPL debut.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:46 am

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Zee News 22 Apr 2024 8:41 am

Fake news being spread of Uddhav aide joining CM Shinde's outfit: Sena (UBT) leader

Some media reports claimed Shinde has offered Narvekar the candidature for Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency, where the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) has nominated sitting MP Arvind Sawant.

The Economic Times 22 Apr 2024 8:37 am

Do Aur Do Pyaar not a film about infidelity: Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta

MUMBAI, April 21: Infidelity is a loaded term and thats not what her film Do Aur Do Pyaar is about, says director Shirsha Guha Thakurta, who has delved into the realities of urban relationships in her feature debut. Do Aur Do Pyaar follows Kavya and Ani, played by Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, a married []

thehillstimes 22 Apr 2024 8:05 am

Theres more hunger in me: actor Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai, April 21: It has been 14 years for Rajkummar Rao in the movies and the actor says he continues to be hungry for challenging roles quite like his upcoming film Srikanth, in which he plays the visually impaired industrialist Srikanth Bolla. The actor, who made his film debut with 2010s Love Sex Aur Dhokha, []

thehillstimes 22 Apr 2024 8:00 am

'Opposition trying to save dynasties, BJP fulfils its promises': Nadda

MUMBAI: BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday launched an attack on the opposition parties, saying they were trying hard to save their dynastic politics. Be it the Sharad Pawar-led NCP(SP) or Uddhav Thackerays Shiv Sena (UBT), the opposition parties are now trying hard to save their dynastic politics, Nadda said, addressing a rally in Maharashtras Buldhana district. Nadda claimed the BJP provided a stable government in the last 10 years and crucial issues like the practice of instant triple talaq and the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya were resolved under Prime Minister Narendra Modis leadership. We also provided hundreds of thousands of homes to the homeless people and increased the reach of various government schemes, offering a comfortable life to the rural people, he said. The BJP-led government also came up with the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that now offers Indian citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Parsis and Christians (from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have come to India), Nadda said. After Modi came to power, politics of the country changed and became more accountable to the people. In a way, it has become more responsible, the BJP chief said. Polling in the Buldhana and seven other Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will be held on April 26. Meanwhile, addressing a rally in Malda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that no one can stop implementation of the CAA in West Bengal. Mamata didi says she will not allow CAA in her state. Why is she trying to hoodwink the people of West Bengal? Singh asked. He said the CAA is not meant to take away anyones citizenship, but is a law for granting Indian citizenship to people displaced from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan on religious grounds. The defence minister said that India is treated with respect under the Narendra Modi-led government, unlike under previous dispensations. When we say something in an international forum, it is being listened to with respect, Singh said, adding that Modis pledge is to turn India into a developed country by 2047.

The New Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 7:08 am

Maharashtra: Confusion within forest department leaves Vasaikars at wits end

Despite 25 days going by since first sighting, dept yet to move on capturing big cat; yo-yo on barricades sends tempers of fishermen soaring

Mid Day 22 Apr 2024 6:48 am

Lok Sabha elections 2024: I want to take on PM Modi, says Hemangi Sakhi

Trans woman Hemangi Sakhi tells mid-day she is determined to bring voice of community to parliament

Mid Day 22 Apr 2024 6:45 am

MEDIA UPDATE (April 22, 2024)

22-Apr-2024 Power NTPC Green Energy Limited Inks MoU with Indus Towers Limited Mumbai :NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL) and Indus Towers Limited (ITL) today signed a [] The post MEDIA UPDATE (April 22, 2024) appeared first on Sarkaritel.com .

SarkariTel 22 Apr 2024 6:35 am

Garena to localise India ops ahead of 'Free Fire' launch

Following the government's nudge for over seven months, Garena is finally moving its game server to India to be installed in Yotta Data Services' Navi Mumbai premises, sources told ET.

The Economic Times 22 Apr 2024 6:00 am

Opposition parties trying hard to save their dynasties: Nadda

MUMBAI, Apr 21: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president J P Nadda on Sunday criticised the opposition parties, claiming they were trying hard to save their dynastic politics. Addressing a rally in Maharashtras Buldhana district, Nadda said the BJP provided a stable Government in the last 10 years and crucial issues like the practice of instant triple talaq and the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya were resolved under Prime Minister Narendra Modis leadership. Targeting the opposition, he said political parties earlier [] The post Opposition parties trying hard to save their dynasties: Nadda appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 22 Apr 2024 5:04 am

Couple from Raigad held in 6cr GST fraud

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:16 am

BMC achieves almost half of silt removal target

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:14 am

Bandhan Life to hire 1,000in new avatar

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:11 am

HC quashes illegal govt circular on BH series registrations

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:10 am

Jaiswals triple ton helps Bhiwandi win

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:10 am

New drug for TB eliminates ones with nasty side-effects

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:09 am

HDFC Bk CEO tells investors, gains to follow transition era

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:08 am

TISS student union backs suspended researcher

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:08 am

Younger gen veering to lux towers over pedigree bldgs

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:08 am

Man held for rape of step grandchild

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:08 am

UBT gets notice on anthem; what about PM, Shah: Uddhav

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:07 am

Crash victims wife gets 2L under state farm scheme

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:07 am

HDFC Bank CEO tells investors, gains to follow transition era

HDFC Bank CEO Sashidhar Jagdishan has urged investors to exercise patience during the bank's transition, likening it to the construction of Mumbai's coastal road. He assured that benefits would emerge in due course following this phase of transition. In an investor call following the bank's results, Jagdishan emphasized the bank's objective of securing the sustainability of its deposit franchise.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 3:22 am

Uddhav govt planned to arrest top BJP ministers in Maha: Shinde

In an exclusive interview with TOI on Sunday, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde revealed that the former Uddhav Thackeray government had devised plans to arrest prominent BJP leaders of the state, including Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. Shinde further disclosed that the Shiv Sena intends to contest 16 seats in the state, with three seats allocated in Mumbai.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 1:50 am

Aayush on gun-firing incident outside Salman's house

Amid the recent gun-firing incident at Salman Khan's residence, his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma shared his thoughts. Aayush refrained from detailed comments, showing solidarity with Salman Khan's family. He praised Mumbai Police's handling and expressed gratitude for support. Salman promoted Aayush's film 'Ruslaan' on Instagram today, urging theater visits.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 1:41 am

Fire at BJP state headquarters; no one hurt

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:36 pm

Salman Khan house firing: Brother-in-law Aayush Sharma express deep concerns over incident

Aayush Sharma, brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Salman Khan, has expressed his deep concern over the recent gunfire incident outside Khan's Mumbai residence.

thehillstimes 21 Apr 2024 11:27 pm

MI always catches up in middle and end of the tournament...: Tilak Varma ahead of RR clash

MI always catches up in middle and end of the tournament...: Tilak Varma ahead of RR clash Ahead of his side's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Tilak Varma pointed out his franchise's slow-starting nature in the tournament and how they have put their loss to Men in Pink at Wankhede behind with a renewed focus on the upcoming match. In an exciting clash between two batting powerhouses, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will meet Mumbai Indians (MI) for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. The Royals registered a stunning two-wicket win away at Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game last week. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by nine runs in their last outing at Mohali on Thursday. Rajasthan Royals continue their reign on top of the IPL 2024 standings with 12 points and a net run rate of +0.677. The Royals have won six matches and lost one. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have played seven games this season, winning three and losing four. MI are currently sixth in the IPL standings with six points and an NRR of -0.133. Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Tilak said that Mumbai always starts slow in the tournament, but always picks up momentum in the middle and the end. Except for one year, Mumbai has always been in this scenario (start slow). At the start, we do not start that great, but Mumbai always catches up in the middle and end of the tournament. So, we always believe in our strategy, plans, practices, and everything else. So, hopefully, we will also do that this year, and we are trying to do that, Tilak said as quoted by MI's official website. We are just focusing on one game at a time and are not looking much forward to the championship. We are just going one game at a time. As I said, we are just planning a strategy, and everything is going well. We will be winning in the coming games, he added. The team aims to start well with the bat, especially with the threat of Trent Boult and his new-ball heroics lurking around. Boult had taken three wickets in their previous encounter and restricted MI to 125/9, which RR chased down. Tilak said that Trent is a legendary bowler but the MI batters are also in a good rhythm. He said that the team will start cautiously and play according to the situation. The wicket was tricky in the last match against RR, so I will credit Trent Boult; he bowled well, Tilak said. So, we will play cautiously at the start. We will take the time to see how the wicket goes. If the wicket gets going well, our batting lineup is always aggressive, and that power hitting as well. So, we'll show that same intent. If the wicket is doing something, we will take some time initially, then plan according to the situation, he added. Tilak said that MI should not beat RR at their home just because they lost at Wankhede to Men in Pink. Cricket is a very funny game. As I said, we will follow the basics and play based on the situation. If we focus too much on the first match, we forget to stay in the present. Staying in the present is the most important thing. As you said, everything is going well with our strategy, plan, and practice. So, we will follow the same basics and move forward. Whatever happens, we will give our best, he concluded. Rajasthan Royals Squad Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jos Buttler, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shubham Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Nandre Burger, Sandeep Sharma, Keshav Maharaj, Tanush Kotian, Donovan Ferreira, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore Mumbai Indians Squad Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Naman Dhir, Luke Wood, Harvik Desai, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Dewald Brevis, Kwena Maphaka. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:26 pm

Amitabh Bachchan buys land parcel from HoABL to build luxury villa in Alibaug

Amitabh Bachchan acquires land in Alibaug for a luxury villa. Bollywood celebrities like Suhana Khan and cricketers such as Virat Kohli invest in the booming real estate market of Alibaug near Mumbai.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:15 pm

Zomato hikes platform fee for customers by 25% - Check details here

The platform fee has surged in cities like National Capital Region, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Lucknow.

Livemint 21 Apr 2024 10:40 pm

HSBC Bank balance Cant be taxed, says I-T tribunal

In a decision that could have a bearing on other `HSBC account cases, a tax tribunal last week has ruled that the I-T department cannot go back 16 years to reopen old matters to tax the peak balance lying in such bank accounts. Why? Because, according to the Mumbai bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal --- a quasi judicial authority --- a bank balance reflects 'assets' and not income, and, under the law, only income can be taxed.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 9:58 pm

INDIA Bloc Leaders Only Interested in Saving Their Dynasties: Nadda

Mumbai: BJP National President J.P. Nadda slammed the opposition INDIA bloc saying it protects arrogant and corrupt leaders and have come together only to save dynastic politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made political parties accountable to the people through his work in the last 10 years, he said. Addressing an election rally at Buldhana in Maharashtra, Nadda said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the politics of the country became more accountable to the people. Modi has not only developed the country, but he has changed the definition and direction of the countrys politics, he said. Earlier political parties made tall claims in their election manifesto and forgot them after the election. What happened during the UPA government? They did corruption, promoted nepotism, enjoyed the cream and forgot the public. But the BJP government has delivered its promises, Mr. Nadda added. The BJP president further claimed that his party provided a stable government in the last 10 years and crucial issues like the practice of instant triple talaq and the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya were resolved under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. We also provided hundreds of thousands of homes to the homeless people and increased the reach of various government schemes, offering a comfortable life to the rural people, he said. The opposition parties in the country are now trying hard to save their dynastic politics, be it the Sharad Pawar-led NCP (SP) or Uddhav Thackerays Shiv Sena (UBT), Mr. Nadda said. Crediting the BJP-led government for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that now offers Indian citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Parsis and Christians (from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have come to India), Mr Nadda said, The Modi government is determined to make India the 3rd largest economy in another three years. The Modi government has planned many schemes to make the dream of a self-reliant India a reality.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 9:57 pm

Maharashtra: Man dies of suspected heatstroke in Nagpur

A 55-year-old yet to be identified man died apparently of heatstroke in Nagpur city of Maharashtra

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 9:56 pm

Shinde Trying to Poach Uddhavs Secretary, Field Him in Lok Sabha Polls

Mumbai: Maharashtra politics is abuzz with the reports of chief minister Eknath Shinde contemplating to field Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackerays secretary and close aide Milind Narvekar as a ruling Mahayuti alliance candidate in Mumbai. If it happens, it could prove to be one of the biggest blows to Thackeray since the split in his party in 2022. According to sources, Shinde group has offered Narvekar to contest either from South Mumbai or Mumbai North West constituency. The Mahayuti alliance comprising the BJP, Shinde-led Sena and Ajit Pawars NCP has not yet announced candidates for these constituencies. For South Mumbai seat, the Mahayuti is considering the names of BJPs Rahul Narwekar, who is the Vidhan Sabha speaker, and state minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha or Shinde Senas Yashwant Jadhav. In the Mumbai North West seat, BJPs Poonam Mahajan is the sitting MP, but she is likely to be denied a ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Narvekar is considered as a top leader of Shiv Sena (UBT) and his defection to the Shinde faction would be a setback for the Thackeray faction during the Lok Sabha polls, said a senior legislator from the Shinde-led Sena. Despite the split in the Shiv Sena after Shindes rebellion in 2022, Narvekar has remained loyal to Uddhav Thackeray. However, rumours of him switching sides have often resurfaced. Narvekar has maintained cordial relations with both Shinde and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. Shinde had also visited Narvekars residence during the Ganesh festival after splitting the party and becoming chief minister. After reports of him being offered a ticket by Shinde group started doing the rounds on Sunday morning, Narvekar directly reached Thackerays residence Matoshree in Mumbai. The suspense further intensified when it was announced that Thackeray will interact with the media in the afternoon raising speculation that the topic could be linked to Narvekar, who was also present for the press meet. However, Thackeray spoke about the notice received from the Election Commission. Soon after the press meet, Narvekar walked out of Matoshree, but refused to reply when asked whether he was going to join the Shinde group. He left with a smile on his face.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 9:51 pm

Jr Ntr Lands In Mumbai For War 2 Shoot With Hrithik Roshan, Gets Papped At Airport; Watch

Jr Ntr was seen wearing a white shirt and denims at the airport. The actor was captured by the shutterbugs

News18 21 Apr 2024 9:18 pm

Lok Sabha elections 2024: 317 candidates in fray for 11 constituencies

The nomination forms of 317 candidates in 11 constituencies in state for Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections 2024 were found to be valid after scrutiny

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 9:12 pm

Sunil Narine becomes bowler with most wickets for single franchise in IPL history

Sunil Narine becomes bowler with most wickets for single franchise in IPL history Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine overtook Sri Lankan and Mumbai Indians (MI) pace legend Lasith Malinga to become the player with the most wickets for a single team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Narine accomplished this milestone during his side's match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at Eden Gardens. In the match, Narine could contribute just 10 runs with the bat. However, he made amends by doing well with the ball. He took 2/34 in his four overs, with an economy rate of 8.50. He took game-changing wickets of Cameron Green and Mahipal Lomror which swung the game in KKR's favour. Now in 169 matches, Narine has taken 172 wickets at an average of 25.59 and a strike rate of 22.75, with the best figures of 5/19. Surpassing Malinga, who has 170 wickets in 122 balls, Narine has become the sixth-highest wicket-taking bowler in IPL history. As far as most wickets for a single franchise are concerned: Jasprit Bumrah (158 scalps for Mumbai Indians), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (150 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Dwayne Bravo (140 wickets for Chennai Super Kings) are also a part of this list. Under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir, the franchise's former skipper who also won the 2012 and 2014 IPL titles, Narine is having a major IPL comeback this year. In seven matches, he has scored 286 runs at an average of 40.85 and a strike rate of over 176, with a century and a fifty. He is the fifth-highest run-getter this season. He has also taken nine wickets with the best figures of 2/30. Coming to the match, RCB skipper Faf Du Plessis won the toss and elected to field first. Phil Salt's explosive 48 in 14 balls, with seven fours and three sixes, provided the two-time champions with some extra runs in the powerplay. Wickets were falling from the other end continuously, but skipper Shreyas Iyer (50 in 36 balls, with seven fours and a six), Rinku Singh (24 in 16 balls, with two fours and a six), Andre Russell (27* in 20 balls, with four boundaries) and Ramandeep Singh (24* in nine balls, with two fours and two sixes) contributed just enough to take them to 222/6 in their 20 overs. Cameron Green (2/35) was the pick of the bowlers for RCB. Yash Dayal also picked up two wickets, but leaked 56 runs. Mohammed Siraj and Lockie Ferguson took a wicket. In the run-chase, RCB lost Virat Kohli (18) and Faf Du Plessis (7) early. A 102-run partnership between Will Jacks (55 in 32 balls, with four boundaries and five sixes) and Rajat Patidar (52 in 23 balls, with three fours and five sixes) helped RCB bounce back, however, spells from Andre Russell (3/25) and Sunil Narine (2/34) changed the match once again. Karn Sharma attempted to swing the match in RCB's favour with three sixes in the final over, however, the team fell short by a run and skittled out for 221 in 20 overs. Russell got the 'Player of the Match' for his knock of 27 and three wickets. With this win, KKR moved up to the second spot with five wins and two losses, giving them 10 points. The RCB stays bottom of the table with a win and seven losses, aggregating just two points. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 9:11 pm

Woman duped of Rs 2 lakh in deepfake audio call

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:59 pm

Five booked for cheating petrol pump owner of Rs 1 crore in Thane

Five people were booked by Thane Police for allegedly cheating a petrol pump owner of Rs 1 crore by promising him oil container from a foreign country

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 8:57 pm

Watch: Rohit's hilarious reaction after Bond's cheeky kiss attempt

Rohit Sharma, the former captain of Mumbai Indians, encountered a humorous moment when Shane Bond, the team's former bowling coach, caught him off guard with an unexpected cheek kiss attempt.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:52 pm

Wont drop Hindu, Jai Bhavani from SS-UBT theme song: Uddhav Thackeray dares EC

Wont drop Hindu, Jai Bhavani from SS-UBT theme song: Uddhav Thackeray dares EC Mumbai: Shiv Sena-UBT President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday challenged an order of the Election Commission (EC) asking it to remove the words Hindu and Jai Bhavani from the partys new theme song. In a strong attack on the EC, Thackeray, a former [] The post Wont drop Hindu, Jai Bhavani from SS-UBT theme song: Uddhav Thackeray dares EC appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 21 Apr 2024 8:48 pm

Mega car parking to come up at Nampally soon: NVS Reddy

Hyderabad: The 15-floor multi-level parking facility, which is being constructed by Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited near the Nampally sation, is close to completion and may address vehicle parking issues in the busy central zone of the city. The fully automated and computerised complex, spanning 15 floors and strategically located between the Exhibition Ground, Nampally, and a short distance from the railway station, aims to cater to Metro Rail users. HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy and his team, who inspected the construction site recently, said that it was unlike existing automated parking complexes in Delhi and Mumbai, where drivers grapple with limited space. Upon entering, drivers are provided with smart cards and regular users are given RFID cards. They can avail of seamless parking through designated terminals equipped with turntables, he said. Spanning half an acre, the complex comprises 10 parking floors and five commercial floors, with a total built-up area of about 1.44 square feet. Of this, 68 per cent of space will be given to park around 250 four-wheelers and 200 two-wheelers. The remaining 32 per cent will be utilised for commercial purposes, including shops and a two-screen cinema. The project was started before Covid-19 pandemic but it was delayed because of financing challenges and disruptions in the global supply chain.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 8:34 pm

Maharashtra: 50 coaching centre students hospitalised over food poisoning

Atleast 50 students of a private coaching centre in Maharashtra`s Pune were hospitalised after they suffered from food poisoning

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 8:28 pm

Yes Bank Founder Rana Kapoor Granted Bail By Mumbai CBI Court In Fraud Case

Kapoor had to face charges in eight cases filed by both the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which was related to fraud at the Yes Bank.

Zee News 21 Apr 2024 8:28 pm

Mumbai: Fire breaks out at BJP office; no casualties

Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Sunday, April 21, at the Maharashtra BJP office here in Nariman Point, an official said, adding that no casualties, however, were reported. An official said that the fire that broke out at around 4.55 p.m. has been brought under control. No one was trapped in the building when Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 8:06 pm

Punjab: 73 trains on Ambala-Amritsar route cancelled as farmers squat on tracks

Around 73 trains on the Ambala-Amritsar route were cancelled on Sunday as farmers continued to squat on tracks at the Shambhu railway station in Punjab`s Patiala for the fifth day

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 7:51 pm

BJP govt wants to kill Arvind Kejriwal in jail by denying him insulin: Sunita

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal`s wife Sunita Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP-led central govt of denying insulin to her husband alleging that it wants to kill him

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 7:41 pm

Fire breaks out at Maharashtra BJP office in Mumbai; no casualties

Shillong, April 21: A major fire broke out on Sunday at the Maharashtra BJP office here in Nariman Point, an official said, adding that no casualties, however, were reported. An official said that the fire that broke out at around 4.55 p.m. has been brought under control. No one was trapped in the building when [] The post Fire breaks out at Maharashtra BJP office in Mumbai; no casualties appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 21 Apr 2024 7:29 pm

IPL 2024: Dhawan Still Out With Injury As PBKS Elect To Bat Against Gujarat Titans

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket: Punjab Kings' stand-in skipper Sam Curran won the toss and elected to bat first against Gujarat Titans in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Punjab Kings are still without injured regular skipper Shikhar Dhawan and went in unchanged from their last game against Mumbai Indians. Stand-in skipper Sam Curran said they would like to put in the runs and try their best. Try and put runs on the pitch. Our record here has not been the best but hope to put pressure on the Gujarat bowlers. (Must win?) It is, that's the exciting thing about the IPL. Any team can beat anyone. The boys are excited for this game. He agreed that the big boys have to step up and make an impact. Exactly. It's about our overseas players taking responsibility and helping our Indian players. (Dhawan?) Still not playing. Same team, he said. Gujarat Titans skipper Shubham Gill said they would have liked to bowl first in case he had won the toss. Gujarat made one change in their playing XI with Azmatullah Omarzai coming in for Spencer Johnson. I would've bowled first. They used the same pitch for the last match but looks like a good wicket. Halfway through the season, every game becomes important for us, he said. We've played some good cricket and we've played some average cricket. Need to pick up our socks. In the middle, we had unfortunate injuries. But Omarzai comes back for us, in place of Spencer. We want to restrict them to 160-170, one side of this ground is big, he added. Playing XIs: Punjab Kings: Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh Substitutes: Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Shivam Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Vidwath Kaverappa Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sandeep Warrier Substitutes: Sharath BR, Manav Suthar, Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore. Vijay and Darshan Nalkande.

CNMSports 21 Apr 2024 7:28 pm

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings win toss, decide to bat against Gujarat Titans

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings win toss, decide to bat against Gujarat Titans Sam Curran-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and opted to bat against Shubman Gill's Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Punjab are standing in ninth place on the IPL 2024 standings with four points after winning two of seven matches. They are coming into this match after conceding a 9-run loss against Mumbai Indians (MI). Meanwhile, last year's finalist Gujarat Titans (GT) have displayed a sloppy performance in the ongoing tournament. They are standing in eighth place on the IPL 2024 table with six points after winning 3 of 7 matches. They are coming to this game after a 6-wicket loss against Delhi Capitals (DC). While speaking at the toss, Curran confirmed that Shikhar Dhawan still hasn't recovered from his injury. We are gonna bat first. The third time we have used this pitch, excited to put pressure on the Gujarat bowlers first up and put a good score on the board. Any team can beat anyone. We know if we turn up with the right plans and attitude we can win. It's about overseas players taking more responsibility and helping the Indian players. Shikhar is still not alright, same team, Curran said. GT skipper Gill said that Afghanistan allrounder Azmatullah Omarzai will replace Spencer Johnson in the playing elven. I would have bowled first anyway, looks like it's the same wicket as the last match here. Every game becomes important for us. We have had some niggles (on not being able to settle into a combination). This game Omarzai is back, he had a niggle earlier. He comes in place of Spencer. If we can keep them to around 170 we will be happy, Gill said. Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Shubman Gill (C), David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Sandeep Warrier, Mohit Sharma. Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Sam Curran (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma (Wk), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 7:27 pm

It is a tough time for us: Aayush Sharma on firing outside Salman Khan's house

It is a tough time for us: Aayush Sharma on firing outside Salman Khan's house Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma has expressed his concerns over the firing incident outside the actor's residence in Mumbai and said that it is a ough time for the family. A few days ago, two men opened fire outside Salman Khan's house in Mumbai. This incident shocked everyone, from his fans, industry friends to his family. Speaking to ANI, he shared, We are his family. It is a tough time for us. And we all as a family stand together. I believe that at this point of time, it will not be appropriate for me to give any statement or comment because it is a grave situation. A competent Mumbai Police has done a great job in doing what they're doing, and the matter is still under investigation. So, at this stage, I would just say thank you, to everybody who has sent their love and prayers, that means a lot. And as you all know he's (Salman Khan) back to work so am I, added the 'Antim: The Final Truth' actor. The two men, who came on a motorbike, fired four rounds outside the Galaxy Apartments, where the actor resides, around 5 am on the morning of April 14 and fled. CCTV footage showed that both accused sported caps and carried backpacks. Escalating the probe into the firing case at Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence, the Mumbai crime branch on Saturday said that three new sections have been added to the FIR against the accused. The sections under IPC 506(2) (threatening), 115 (abetment), and 201 (tampering with evidence) have been added in the case. Mumbai Crime Branch officials disclosed that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his brother Anmol Bishnoi have been declared wanted accused in connection in the case. Anmol Bishnoi, younger brother of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, claimed responsibility for the firing outside Salman Khan's house through a Facebook post following the attack. Earlier, Kutch Police arrested the two accused persons and handed them to the Mumbai Crime Branch. Later, a city court sent the two accused to the custody of the Mumbai Crime Branch until April 25 in connection with the firing incident. The accused, identified as Vicky Gupta (24) and Sagar Pal (21) from Bihar, were presented before the court after a medical examination. Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan also reacted to the incident. Taking to his Instagram handle, he shared a long post. He wrote, The recent incident of firing by two unidentified person in a motorcycle at Galaxy apartment the residence of the Salim Khan family is very disturbing and unnerving. Our family has been taken aback by this shocking incident that took place. Unfortunately, some people claiming to be close to our family and pretending to be the spokesperson have been making loose statements to the media saying it's all a publicity stunt and the family remains unaffected which is not true and these views should not be taken seriously, the statement read. He also shared that the family is fully cooperating with the Mumbai Police in investigating the matter. No member of the Salim Khan family has made any statement regarding this incident to the media. At this time the family is helping and cooperating with the police in the investigation of this untoward incident. We have faith in the Mumbai police and we have been assured they will do everything in their capacity to protect and secure our family. Thank you everyone for your love and support, Arbaaz wrote. After the news of the firing broke, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde spoke to Salman over the phone regarding the incident. Shinde also discussed with the Mumbai Police Commissioner and suggested increasing Salman Khan's security. Meanwhile, talking about Aayush Sharma, he will be next seen in 'Ruslaan', helmed by director Karan L Butani. The film also stars Sushrii Mishraa and Jagapathi Babu in the lead role. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 7:23 pm

ISL: FC Goa seal semis spot with 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC

FC Goa will play Mumbai City FC in the ISL 2023-24 semi-finals, whereas Chennaiyin FC have crashed out of the competition with this loss

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 6:50 pm

List of most expensive bags owned by Ambani ladies

Mumbai: The Ambani family is known for their love of luxury, excessive spending, and extravagant parties. When it comes to expensive tastes and living large, no one does it quite like them. Their weddings are often grand think new levels of lavishness. Theyre very much a part of Indias elite social circle with each Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 6:05 pm

Fire breaks out at BJPs Mumbai office, no casualties reported

The blaze, which started at 4:35 pm, was doused 10 minutes late

The Hindu 21 Apr 2024 5:51 pm

High-flying Royals look to end Jaipur leg on winning note

The table toppers will fancy their chances against a Mumbai attack that, barring Jasprit Bumrah, has largely looked toothless

Espn CricInfo 21 Apr 2024 5:41 pm

Fire Breaks Out At BJP Office In South Mumbai, None Injured

A fire broke out in the Bharatiya Janata Party office located in south Mumbai's Nariman Point on Sunday, though no one was injured in the incident, a civic official said.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 5:31 pm

Mumbai: Fire breaks out at BJP office in Nariman Point

A fire broke out at the BJP office in Nariman Point area of Mumbai. No one was injured in the incident

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 5:22 pm

Fire breaks out in BJP office in south Mumbai, doused; no one hurt

Fire breaks out in BJP office in south Mumbai, doused; no one hurt A fire broke out in the Bharatiya Janata Party office located in south Mumbai's Nariman Point on Sunday, though no one was injured in the incident, a civic official said. The blaze, which started at 4:35 pm, was doused 10 minutes later, the Fire Brigade official said. ''It was confined to electrical wiring. No one was injured. We had deployed a water tanker and fire engine,'' the official said.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 5:20 pm

Exploring the lavish bungalows of Bollywood celebrities

Mumbai: Mumbai, known as the City of Dreams, is where youll find Bollywood and with it, the countrys largest film studios and production houses as well as many of its most famous faces. The homes of these stars are enormous bungalows that speak not only of architectural might but also extreme wealth Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 5:16 pm

'Awkward hugs': Boucher reveals unknown fact about star MI batter

Mumbai Indians coaching staff spilled the tea on their players and revealed some unknown sides to their personalities. In a video posted by MI's official X handle, head coach Mark Boucher, batting coach Kieron Pollarad and fielding coach James Pemment spoke on what personality traits belonged to which player from the squad.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:09 pm

Mumbai: 58-year-old man arrested for raping teen step-granddaughter

Mumbai Police has arrested a 58-year-old man for allegedly raping his teen step-granddaughter over the last 10 years, an official said on Sunday

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 5:02 pm

Zomato hikes platform fee for users to Rs 5; pauses intercity deliveries

The platform fee, which is a per-order flat charge, has been hiked in Zomato's main markets like National Capital Region, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Lucknow. Sources said Zomato services 2.0-2.2 million orders per day, and a Re 1 increase for a large order base could add substantially to the companys earnings over a quarter.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 5:01 pm

Democracy will end if `Modi-Shah sarkar` comes back to power: Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge has claimed that if Modi-Shah sarkar comes back to power, then the democracy will end in the country

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 4:55 pm

SC to hear on Monday minor's plea seeking termination of 28-week pregnancy

The Supreme Court is set to hear the plea of a 14-year-old alleged rape victim seeking permission to terminate her 28-week pregnancy. The court had earlier ordered her medical examination and sought a report on her physical and psychological condition. The girl, currently in Mumbai, is represented by counsel in court, and the government is represented by Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati. The case challenges the Bombay High Court's decision denying the termination, citing the advanced stage of pregnancy, in accordance with the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act's 24-week limit.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 4:40 pm

Opposition trying hard to save their dynasties: Nadda

JP Nadda on Sunday, while addressing a Lok Sabha elections 2024 rally in Maharashtra`s Buldhana, criticised the opposition parties, claiming they were trying hard to save their dynastic politics

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 4:38 pm

Maharashtra Man, 58, Arrested For Raping Teen Step Granddaughter For Over 10 Years

Mumbai police arrested a 58-year-old man under POCSO Act for allegedly raping his 19-year-old step-granddaughter over the last 10 years in Maharashtra.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 4:32 pm

RR vs MI IPL 2024 Dream11 prediction: Fantasy cricket tips for Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

RR vs MI Dream 11 Team - Check My Dream11 Team, Best Player's list for match 38 between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.

DNA India 21 Apr 2024 4:30 pm

Have withdrawn my resignation on advice of supporters: SP MLA Rais Shaikh

Samajwadi Party`s Bhiwandi East MLA Rais Shaikh on Sunday said he had withdrawn his resignation on the advice of his supporters

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 4:05 pm

Man, 58, Arrested For Raping Teen Step Granddaughter For Over 10 Years

Mumbai police arrested a 58-year-old man under POCSO Act for allegedly raping his 19-year-old step-granddaughter over the last 10 years in Maharashtra.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 3:57 pm

Mumbai CA questions career choices with IAS officer salary comparison

Mumbai CA questions career choices with IAS officer salary comparison

India Today 21 Apr 2024 3:52 pm

Aayush Sharma quits Salman Khans company, heres why

Mumbai: Aayush Sharma, known for his association with Salman Khan, recently opened up about his decision to move away from Salman Khan Films. As the husband of Salmans younger sister, Arpita Khan, Aayush shares a personal bond with the Tiger 3 actor. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Aayush candidly discussed his departure from the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 3:50 pm

Won`t remove `Hindu`, `Jai Bhavani` from party anthem: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said he has received a notice from the Election Commission to remove the words Jai Bhavani and Hindu from his party`s new anthem, but he won`t abide by it

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 3:33 pm

Wont abide by ECI notice to remove Hindu, Jai Bhavani from party anthem: Uddhav

Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he has received a notice from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to remove the words Jai Bhavani and Hindu from his partys new anthem, but he wont abide by it. Addressing a press conference here, Thackeray said asking for the removal of Jai Bhavani Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 21 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

IPL 2024: Green, Siraj, Karn Come In As RCB Win Toss, Opt To Bowl First Against Unchanged KKR

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Cameron Green, Mohammed Siraj and Karn Sharma come back into the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) playing eleven as captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 36 of IPL 2024 at the Eden Gardens on Sunday afternoon. RCB are at the bottom of the table and are currently on a five-game losing streak, with time running out for them to make a turnaround in the tournament. Green, Siraj and Karn come into the eleven in place of Reece Topley, Vyshak Vijaykumar and Shivam Chauhan. This is probably a chasing ground, always has been. I'm a fan of batting first when it's really hot, but the temperature did drop after an hour or so yesterday, unlike in Mumbai or Chennai where it stays very hot. The batting is so strong that a general score or 60-70 isn't considered great during the batting PP. We know if we do a few things back, the momentum can be back and we do have the firepower, said du Plessis. KKR, at third place in points table, come back into action after being beaten in a thrilling contest by Rajasthan Royals last week and are fielding an unchanged playing eleven for Sundays game. Last afternoon game here, we know how the wicket plays, we would have loved to bowl as well. It's stiflingly hot and we'll look to make them as tired as possible. We've tried to keep things simple, it's not about how you start, it's about how you end, just stick to the basics. We are playing the same team. It's important to assess the conditions, execute our plans, then it'll go in our favour, said skipper Shreyas Iyer. Playing XIs Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy and Harshit Rana Substitutes: Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora and Rahmanullah Gurbaz Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal and Mohammed Siraj Substitutes: Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Himanshu Sharma, Vijaykumar Vyshak and Swapnil Singh

CNMSports 21 Apr 2024 3:22 pm

Police nab Bihar native who stole jewellery worth Rs 1 crore from filmmaker Joshiy; all stolen items recovered

KOCHI: The Kerala police have nabbed the Bihar native from Udupi in Karnataka, who absconded with gold and diamonds worth Rs 1 crore from veteran Malayalam filmmaker Joshiy's house at Panampilly Nagar, within 24 hours of the robbery that happened on Saturday. The suspect is identified as Mohammed Irshad, a native of Bihar, who was caught in a filmy-style chase that spanned two states. Police are investigating the role of other persons in the heist. Irshad was apprehended in Udupi along with the material evidence with the help of Karnataka police. When the probe began on Saturday morning, the cops had just one piece of evidence -- a grainy CCTV picture of the suspect. However, police were able to zero in on the robber's face, after getting a vital lead through CCTV images that a Maharashtra-registered vehicle was parked near the premises of the burgled house around 3 am on Saturday. Kerala police, with the help of latest technology, identified the person as Irshad, who they found was involved in several other crimes that were reported in other states. He was also on the wanted list of the police. Two diamond necklaces, 10 diamond rings, 8 pairs of diamond earrings, 10 gold chains, 10 gold bangles, and 10 luxury watches were stolen from the bedroom of the Joshiy's house in Kochi's posh Panampilly Nagar on the wee hours of Saturday. Though we inspected the entire house, we could gather the information that the robber entered through the kitchen door. We couldn't find sufficient evidence to lead us to the robber, said Sudarsan K S, DCP Law and Order. However, the police were not ready to give up, as they started looking for the presence of other unusual activity near the premises. We were able to trace a Maharashtra-registered vehicle near the premises and also obtained a grainy picture of the robber from CCTV. Since it was difficult to arraign him as the accused, we did some groundwork. We started tracing the whereabouts of the vehicle and the person with the help of technology, added the DCP. The police also obtained a vital clue that the person who used the same vehicle was behind the heist, as they were able to trace the location of the vehicle. We have cameras that automatically detect vehicle numbers. This helped us conclude that he was escaping in the same vehicle. The presence of the vehicle was also detected on camera. With this, we have issued an alert to all the state police chiefs of five neighbouring states. Finally, we were able to nab him from Udupi with the help of Karnataka police, said Sudarsan. Meanwhile, police have also discovered that the accused drove the vehicle from Mumbai to Kochi for the robbery. We need to investigate why he planned the heist in Kochi and how he was able to locate the director's house. We can only unravel the mystery once we start the interrogation, said the DCP. The police also confirmed that Irshad planned the heist and executed it. He was already involved in several other crimes that were reported in other states. He is also on the police's wanted list, the officer said. The daring robbery was executed by the Bihar native from the room of Joshiy's son Abhilash, who is also a film director. Abhilash was not at home when the theft happened wheras Joshiy and other family members were present.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 3:06 pm

Chhattisgarh: 10 cops on way for poll duty injured as bus overturns Bastar

Atleast 10 personnel of the MP Police were injured when a bus ferrying them for poll duty overturned in Chhattisgarh`s Bastar

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 3:00 pm

Sena (UBT) MP accuses BJP of cilencing Oppn ahead of INDIA bloc`s Ulgulan Rally

Priyanka Chaturvedi claimed that opposition leaders are unified in their opposition to the BJP`s growing despotism

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 2:57 pm

Chandrashekhar Bawankule slams Uddhav: He`d be top in `worthless` survey

Chandrasekhar Bawankul slammed Uddhav Thackeray after Thackeray claimed that Devendra Fadnavis had told him that he`d groom Aaditya to be CM one day.

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 2:55 pm

Won't abide by ECI notice to remove Hindu, Jai Bhavani from party anthem: Uddhav

Shiv Sena UBT chief Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI) Shiv Sena UBT chief Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI) Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he has received a notice from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to remove the words Jai Bhavani and Hindu from his party's new anthem, but he won't abide by it. Addressing a press conference here, Thackeray said asking for the removal of Jai Bhavani from the anthem was an insult to Maharashtra. Thackeray said his party has come up with an anthem to popularise its new poll symbol, mashal (flaming torch), and the ECI has asked for the removal of the words Hindu and Jai Bhavani from it. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj founded Hindavi Swaraj with the blessings of goddess Tulja Bhavani. We are not asking for votes in the name of the goddess or Hindu religion. This is an insult and will not be tolerated, Thackeray said. The Sena UBT chief said he will continue the practice of saying Jai Bhavani and Jai Shivaji in his public meetings. If the poll body takes action against us, they will have to tell us what they did when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who while campaigning for the Karnataka assembly elections, had asked people to say Jai Bajrang Bali and press the button on EVMs. Amit Shah had told people to vote for the BJP to get Ram Lalla darshan for free in Ayodhya, he said. The Shiv Sena (UBT) has asked the ECI whether the laws had been changed and if it was okay now to ask for votes in the name of religion, he said. The poll body has not responded to our letter and the reminder we sent. In the reminder, we had said if the laws have been changed, we will also say 'Har Har Mahadev' in our election rallies. The former chief minister said his father, Balasaheb Thackeray, was barred from voting and contesting elections for six years because he campaigned for Hindutva when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister. The party had also asked the ECI to clarify whether speeches made by PM Modi and Amit Shah during the recent assembly elections invoking religion were corrupt practice (under the Representation of People Act), he claimed.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 2:52 pm