Wary of terror threat, Thackeray skips b'day celebrations
Shiv Sainiks on Sunday made a beeline to Matoshree, the residence of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray to greet him on his 84th birthday but the veteran leader did not meet any of them owing to security reasons.
Party Executive President and Thackeray's son Uddhav accepted the greetings on behalf of his father.
The party had said on Saturday that the Sena supremo will not be meeting his followers due to security reasons and possible terror threat to the party workers' rally, being organised for the celebrations.
"Terrorists can take advantage of the crowd to create trouble," a statement in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Sunday said.
The concluding meeting of "Mazi Chalval, Me Maharashtracha", an initiative by a Sena office bearer Satish Walunj to unite the Sena and MNS will be held today. Both the parties have distanced themselves from the initiative.
Uddhav will release a CD, compilation of his father's speeches at a programme later in the evening.
The India Meteorological Department on Thursday announced the onset of the southwest monsoon over Delhi following light spells of rainfall since early hours of the day. “The southwest monsoon has further advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir; some parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi and some parts of Punjab and Haryana today, June 30, 2022,” the IMD said in a statement.
Daily Covid cases in Bengaluru city crossed the 1,000-mark Wednesday, with 1,019 cases reported in 24 hours against the 887 on Tuesday. Daily cases in Karnataka were 1,249, which includes 696 backlog cases, according to data from the health department. Two Covid-related deaths were also reported - one from Bengaluru and the other from Chikkamangaluru. There are now 5,707 active cases in Karnataka, of which Bengaluru has a staggering 5,393.
The Haridwar police on Friday arrested five persons in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 35-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter in a moving car in Roorkee. Circle officer (Roorkee) Vivek Kumar said they have arrested five people, including the main perpetrator of the crime. The opposition Congress also questioned the police and administration for their failure to nab them.
Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday tendered his resignation as the chief minister of Maharashtra soon after the Supreme Court ruled that he must prove a majority in the floor test following a major political upheaval with the Shiv Sena, led by long-time aide Eknath Shinde.
At least one person died and several others are missing after a massive landslide obstructed the flow of a river in Manipur's Noney district on Thursday. The incident took place around Wednesday midnight when the landslide struck near the Tupul yard railway construction camp located near Makhuam area, about 14 north east of Noney police station. The injured are being treated at Noney Army Medical unit. Evacuation of the critically injured personnel is in progress.