1. Maha Polls: Congress’s First List of 51 Is Out
The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 51 candidates for the Assembly polls. The list includes names of former chief minister Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat, leader of opposition Vijay Wadettiwar, party’s state legislature leader KC Padvi and all its working presidents, former ministers Arif Naseem Khan, Madhukar Chavan, Ramesh Bagwe and 23 sitting legislators.
The party did not renominate Prithviraj Chavan, giving a clear indication that he was being fielded for the Satara Lok Sabha bypolls. MLAs who are likely to defect to the BJP, too, have not been named.
Source: Hindustan Times
2. Maha Polls: ED, CBI Strong Pillars of BJP Victories, Says Raut
Extending support to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and taking a dig at its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in his weekly column in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that investigating agencies such as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are the two strong pillars of the BJP’s victories in the elections.
Raut, who spoke in favour of Pawar after he was named in the alleged Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank scam, said Maharashtra is witnessing “vendetta” politics. He said naming Pawar in the case has galvanised the NCP when Maharashtra was facing an “uninteresting and one-sided election”. He said the action of the ED has resulted in a “sympathy wave” in the rural areas in favour of the NCP.
Source: Hindustan Times
3. Twelve Cities in Maharashtra Record Rainfall More Than Their Annual Quota
Rainfall in 12 cities, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, in Maharashtra has surpassed their annual rainfall quota within four months of the monsoon. As the season comes to a close on Monday, eight of these cities have recorded 50 per cent or more rainfall than what they receive during the entire year.
Generally, about 75 per cent of the year’s rainfall is received from June to September. Between June and September 29, rainfall recorded in the state was 1,329 mm, a 33 per cent jump from the normal 999.8 mm rain.
Source: The Indian Express
4. Tumsar BJP President, Mla Arrested for ‘Outraging Modesty’ of Lady SI
The district police of Maharashtra’s Bhandara Saturday arrested Tumsar BJP president Anil Jibhakate and MLA Charan Waghmare for allegedly outraging the modesty of a lady police sub-inspector at a function on September 16.
“Both Waghmare and Jibhakate were booked under sections 153, 353, 354, 294,504 and 506 of the IPC for outraging modesty and obstructing government officials while performing duty,” said Tumsar Police Inspector Manoj Sidam.
Source: The Hindu
5. Man Held for Using Top Company’s Name for Deals
The owner of an Indore-based firm was arrested by the Cuffe Parade police for allegedly using the name of a renowned company to expand his own business and gain the confidence of foreign investors. The accused had called a meeting of foreign investors. The accused had called a meeting of foreign garment wholesalers in a fivestar hotel. However, the wholesalers got suspicious and approached the company’s Nariman Point office.
Source: Mumbai Mirror