Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was released on bail by a special court on Wednesday November 10 within the framework of the The Patra Chawl Affair. The court ruled his arrest illegal and a “witch hunt”, and criticized the Enforcement Branch for using the exceptional powers of arrest “very casually”. As he went out from Arthur’s prison last night, Raut reaffirmed his commitment to the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray and said later his arrest “will be the biggest mistake of their political career”.
Deccan Odyssey, a luxury train launched to promote Maharashtra tourism under a collaboration between Indian Railways and the state government, can start carrying tourists again next year. Rail service has been on hold for more than 30 months due to the pandemic. Deccan Odyssey is one of India’s five luxury trains – the others are Palace On Wheels, Golden Chariot, Royal Rajasthan On Wheels and Maharajas’ Express.
Adding to the traffic problems of the Mumbaikars, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to demolish and rebuild Parel TT flyover, on Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Parel near Dadar. The bridge is expected to be closed within the next month, senior BMC officials said. Just a day ago, the BMC had closed the Gokhale Bridge in Andheri to traffic, after it was deemed unsafe and unsafe as its girders had eroded. The civic body had issued work orders for the project in October and is now awaiting a certificate of no objection. The whole project will take six months, including demolition and reconstruction.
Protests against ‘Har Har Mahadev’ in Maharashtra
Protests against Marathi historical action film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ for alleged ‘distortion of facts’ continued for the second day in a row on Tuesday in Maharashtra with NCP activists and an organization founded by Sambhaji Chhatrapati, a descendant by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, disrupting the screening at a Nashik city multiplex, PTI reported. Earlier today, Thane Police filed a complaint against senior NCP leader and former Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad and at least 100 others for allegedly brutalizing spectators at a multiplex screening in Thane on Monday night.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, speaking to the media in Naigaon in Nanded district, said that as party leader, Rahul Gandhi had not been given enough time by the Speaker of Parliament to talk about matters of national importance, the Bharat Jodo Yatra was an attempt by the Congress to directly reach the public. “The president is not giving him time. He is a member of the standing defense committee but is not allowed to ask questions about China. He has instead decided to speak directly to people, which he does through the intermediary of the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” he added. said Ramesh.
Wednesday marked the third day of the Maharashtra leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.