Marathi television actor Yogesh Sohoni (32) was robbed by an unidentified person on Mumbai- Pune Expressway, police said on Tuesday.The incident took place near Somatane Phata in the jurisdiction of Shirgaon police outpost on Saturday morning when the actor was heading for Pune, an official said."The actor pulled over to speak on phone. Afterwards, as he was about to start his car, an SUV stopped by his side," said inspector Sunil Pinjan. The person in the SUV accused the actor of causing an accident in which one person was injured."Threatening to file a police complaint, the man demanded Rs 1.25 lakh. Later he forced him to withdraw Rs 50,000 from an ATM and fled," said the officer. The registration number of the SUV has been traced and police were searching for the man, the official added.
-The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a criminal case under the anti-money laundering law against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, official sources said on Tuesday. They said the case registered under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been filed after studying a recent CBI FIR that was filed against Deshmukh.
The central probe agency may now summon Deshmukh for questioning apart from others, they said. The ED case comes about after the CBI first carried out a preliminary enquiry, followed by filing a regular case, on the orders of the Bombay High Court that asked it to look into the allegations of bribery made against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
-The first Oxygen Express to Karnataka, carrying 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen reached the city on Tuesday. According to South Western Railway, the oxygen express carrying six cryogenic containers with medical oxygen weighing 120 tonnes departed from Jharkhand on Monday and arrived at the Inland Container Depot in Whitefield.."A signal free 'Green Corridor' was created by the Railways to enable swift transport of the Oxygen Express...," Chief Public Relations Officer of South Western Railway, Aneesh Hegde said. "The Railways has taken a lot of care in smooth transportation of the oxygen throughout the country by ensuring a green corridor, efficient maintenance of assets and several concessions such as exemption of development surcharge, busy season surcharge, Terminal Access Charge etc for Oxygen container transport," he said.More than 4,700 MT oxygen has been delivered through Oxygen Express for COVID patients across the country so far, the official noted.
-Nagaland's Covid caseload increased to 16,552 after the detection of 269 new infections on Tuesday, while six fresh fatalities took the death toll to 156, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.The state now has 3,081 active cases, while the total number of recovered patients is 12,779. "269 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 207, Kohima- 40, Tuensang- 8, Mokokchung- Mon- 4 each, Phek- 3, Longleng- Zunheboto- Peren- 1 each. 45 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur- 31, Kohima- 10, Longleng- 4," Phom said in a tweet. A total of 536 patients have migrated to other states, an official said.The six new deaths were reported from Dimapur district. Meanwhile, the state has inoculated 1,79,767 people and, of them, 49,937 have received both doses of the vaccine.
- A fire broke out at a hotel-turned-Covid care centre in Gujarat's Bhavnagar town in the wee hours Wednesday, officials said, adding nobody was hurt.Altogether 61 coronavirus patients were shifted from the facility to other hospitals after the "minor fire and smoke", an official said.There were 68 patients at the facility when the fire broke out. The remaining seven will be shifted soon, he said.The hotel, around 170 km from the state capital, was converted into a Covid care centre by a private hospital.The fire was minor and was doused immediately, the official said. Bhavnagar Collector Gaurang Makwana said all the 68 coronavirus patients at the centre were safe and the "minor fire" was brought under control immediately.
-Actor Mukesh Khanna slam false rumours of his death. He also hit out at those who spread such fake news and said that they should be caught and beaten up.Rumours of Mukesh's death began doing the rounds on Tuesday. However, he soon assured fans about his well-being. He said in a video that he shared on Instagram, "I am here to inform you all that I am perfectly alright. I am very well. I am here to refute the rumours, I have been asked to refute them and that is what I want to do. I also wish to condemn those who spread such rumours. This is a problem with social media."