ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

QMumbai: Sugar Mills Turn Saffron as BJP-Sena Sweep Maha & More

Catch the latest Mumbai news here.

Published
India
2 min read
story-hero-img
i
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
Hindi Female

1. As BJP-Sena Sweep Maharashtra, Sugar Mills Turn Saffron

Once the stronghold of the Congress and NCP, the sugar sector in Maharashtra has changed hues, with the saffron alliance in the state making its mark firmly on the sector — the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has sent more sugar barons as MPs to the Lok Sabha than the Congress-NCP combine.

Farmers who deal with sugar mills form an almost ready-made vote-base for millers. Thanks to the financial control they yield — whether directly or indirectly — a foray into the electoral arena is easy for the millers, given the almost assured vote bank of their member farmers.

(Source: The Indian Express)

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

2. ‘Asked Pvt Firms to Take 10k More Hajis’: Naqvi

Minority Affairs Ministry Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday announced that they have asked private tour operators (PTOs) to accommodate 10,000 additional Haj pilgrims, at the same prices as offered by the Haj Committee of India (HCOI). However, PTOs have refused to do so, saying they will write a letter to the ministry to this effect.

The quota for Indian Haj pilgrims was increased by 25,000 earlier this year. While HCOI agreed to accommodate 15,000 pilgrims, the additional 10,000 should be accommodated by PTOs, the ministry said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

0

3. Year After Murder, Mumbai Cops Turn to Social Media for Leads

More than a year after a man’s partially decomposed body was found in a nullah in Vile Parle in 2017, the Mumbai crime branch has now decided to circulate his sketch, detailed description and pictures through WhatsApp to other state police to get some leads.

The police has prepared the victim’s sketch to make it easier for them to identify him, said a crime branch officer.

According to police, the victim is suspected to be a Sikh as he was wearing a Sikh flag pendant. He had long hair and was wearing a steel ‘kada’ in his right hand.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

4. Bombay High Court Adds Two New Parties to Breach Candy Club Case

In an important development in the legal battle to control the coveted Breach Candy Club, the Bombay High Court has made the charity commissioner and the city collector a party to the case and sought a reply from them about the constitution of the club.

A division bench of Justice Indrajit Mahanty and AM Badar, in a recent order, issued notices to the newly added parties, and directed them to file their replies by next month.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

5. Man and Child Killed in Two Separate Drowning Incidents

Two people – a 40-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy – died in two separate drowning incidents on Sunday. Shinde, an auto driver, lost his life on Silver Beach in Juhu, where he had come for an outing. The boy, Bhairav Bariya, drowned at Marine Drive. Shinde, a resident of SEEPZ in Andheri East, had come to the beach with his two children, aged 12 and 10, and four other kids from their locality.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from news and india

Topics:  BJP   Mumbai   Shiv Sena 

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More
×
×