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NCP minister Nawab Malik retaliated to Ex-Maharashtra CM's allegations by raking 2016 monetisation and fake notes racket under Devendra Fadnavis regime.

Nawab Malik press conference

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21:51 IST, November 10th 2021
Maharashtra govt lauds Nawab Malik for raising 'important issues in past few days'

In a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, the Maha Vikas Aghadi led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has praised Minister Nawab Malik. Sources told Republic that all the three parties comprising the MVA government - the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena- have backed Nawab Malik for 'raising important issues in the past few days.'

19:23 IST, November 10th 2021
Wrestler Nisha Dahiya shares video stating that she is alright, amid reports that she & her brother had been shot dead


17:47 IST, November 10th 2021
Punjab AAG resigns in revolt against the resignation of AG APS Deol

Punjab AAG Mukesh Beri resigns in revolt against the resignation of AG APS Deol over Navjot Sidhu's tantrums. 

17:13 IST, November 10th 2021
Weather forecast for Chennai on November 10

Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places with extremely heavy falls at one or two places is very likely to occur over Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur & Ranipet districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. 

Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur in Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Mayiladuthurai, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Tirupattur and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal area.

Thunderstorm with heavy rain at isolated places is also very likely to occur in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Coimbatore, Erode and Tiruchirappalli.

17:03 IST, November 10th 2021
Congress' attack on Hindutva

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid makes provocative remarks against Hindutva, likens it to radicalism and jihadi ideology of ISIS and Boko Haram. 

16:03 IST, November 10th 2021
Wankhede-Malik defamation case adjourned to November 12

After hearing both sides, a Mumbai court adjourned the Wakhede-Malik defamation case till November 12. Both Wankhede and Malik have been asked to file affidavits before the next hearing. 

16:03 IST, November 10th 2021
Third Non-Bailable Warrant issued against Param Bir Singh in extortion case


15:30 IST, November 10th 2021
Delhi HC junks plea seeking Chhath Pooja celebration in the national capital

 Delhi High Court dismissed a petition seeking to allow Chhath pooja celebrations in the national capital on the banks of River Yamuna. The bench of Justice Rekha Palli noted that the ban of the celebration was in line with the orders of the NGT passed from time to time in connection to the Yamuna River. 

14:12 IST, November 10th 2021
Rajasthan: 5 Killed In Bus Collision In Barmer; CM Assures 'best Treatment' Injured

In a massive road mishap on Wednesday, a private bus, loaded with passengers, caught fire after colliding with a tanker trailer near Bhandiyawas on Jodhpur Highway of Pachpadra police station area of ​​Barmer district in Rajasthan. At least 5 persons are said to have died, according to news agency ANI. The bus had a total of 25 passengers on board when the tragedy occurred, said reports. Several people faced severe injuries and have been admitted to Nahata Hospital in Balotra, according to reports.  


14:10 IST, November 10th 2021
PM Modi meets National Security Advisors of 7 nations in Delhi

PM Modi meets NSAs of seven countries including 5 Central Asian countries and Russia and Iran National Security Adviser Ajit Doval today chaired the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in Delhi


13:45 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik speaks on Mumbai Cruise Drug Bust case

"It is due to the friendship between Sameer Wankhede and Devendra Fadnavis that criminal activities flourished in Mumbai and Maharashtra during the BJP government," Nawab Malik said. 

"Rs 25 crore was sought to release Aryan Khan when the cruise ship was raided, but later, the parties settles for Rs 18 crore. Why was Aryan Khan invited on the cruise in the first place," the NCP leader said. 

"Asking for ransom is a crime, but paying money to free their innocent son is not a crime. I will request everyone to come forward and cooperate with the SIT to unearth the truth behind the cruise ship raid," he added.

13:35 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik's allegations on Devendra Fadnavis's wife

"I don't want to say anything about any woman. She is accusing me of hoarding black money, but what about those who have flats worth Rs 200 crore in Worli? I am ready to cooperate if cops want to probe me, but the other party too should give proper answers when I start asking questions," Nawab Malik said about Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta Fadnavis.

13:23 IST, November 10th 2021
Watch Nawab Malik's full press conference

National Spokesperson of NCP Nawab Malik's live broadcast of press conference


13:09 IST, November 10th 2021
BJP Maharashtra refutes Nawab Malik's allegations; '

Senior BJP leader Ashish Shelar mocked Malik's claim to drop the 'hydrogen bomb', saying, "Those who claimed hydrogen bombs could not even burst sparklers. Yes, Munna Yadav, Haji Arafat and Haider Azam are party workers but there is not a single case against Arafat and Azam. They were included only after checking. None of this happened during Fadnavis' time. 

"Nawab Malik has taken the names of Haider Azam, Imran Alam Shaikh, younger brother of Haji Arfaz Shaikh and Munna Yadav. none of them had any criminal cases. Munna Yadav had political cases against him and he will speak out about this himself soon. The MVA government has been in power for two years but could not register any case or offence against these people," the BJP leader added. 



11:59 IST, November 10th 2021
Sameer Wankhede rubbishes Malik's allegations

"Nawab Malik's allegations are baseless. The face value of counterfeit notes seized in 2017 was around 10 lakh not around 14 cr. 3 persons were arrested in the matter. At that time DRI had approached the NIA to probe the matter, but NIA didn't take over the case," Sameer Wankhede, NCB-Mumbai told ANI. 

11:56 IST, November 10th 2021
Devendra Fadnavis shares thought of the day

Following grave allegations inculpated by NCP leader Nawab Malik, Devendra Fadnavis shared, "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides the pig likes it!"


11:46 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik states 'this fight not against persons but against injustice'

"I still have a lot of bombs left with me. Will drop some in the Vidhan Sabha too," NCP leader said. 

11:41 IST, November 10th 2021
'Fadnavis protected D-gang mam Riyaz Bhati': Nawab Malik

Malik alleges "Riyaz Bhati was held at the airport with two passports."

"Why was D-gang man Riyaz Bhati present at BJP events?" he added. 

11:32 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik rubbishes Fadnavis' allegations of D-gang links

Refuting Fadnavis' allegations of links to Dawood Ibrahim, Malik said, "Speaking about Salim Payel and RR Patil link. Salim Patel passed away 6 months back. He was the son of a watchman there. He had put his name in 7/12 documents."

11:30 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik hits out at Devendra Fadnavis for shielding people with criminal record

"Want to ask Fadnavis why he made some of these people with a criminal background as heads of commission. Munna Yadav was made head of the construction workers board. Haider Azam was made the head of Maulana Azad Finance. Haider Azam relocates Bangladeshi people to Mumbai illegally. "

11:30 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik accuses Fadnavis of appointing persons with criminal records

"Nagpur's notorious criminal Munna Yadav was appointed chairman of Construction Workers' Board by Devendra Fadnavis during his govt. One Haidar Azam, involved in illegal immigration of Bangladeshis, was appointed chairman of Maulana Azad Finance Corporation by Fadnavis," Malik said. 

"One Haider Azam, involved in illegal immigration of Bangladeshis, was appointed chairman of Maulana Azad Finance Corporation by Fadnavis," Malik added. 


11:03 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik claims D-gang links to BJP, Asks 'Why was Riyaz Bhati in close contact with Fadnavis?'

"One Riyaz Bhati, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested at Mumbai airport with a fake passport. He was allowed bail in 2 days only. Why was Riyaz Bhati in close contact with you (Devendra Fadnavis)?. Bhati has been seen with many big leaders in pictures." Malik stated. 

10:53 IST, November 10th 2021
"Devendra Fadnavis diverting my issue to defend one officer (Wankhede)" Nawab Malik

"I am fighting against a man who is framing innocent people in fake cases. Devendra Fadnavis is not only diverting my issue but also trying to defend one officer (Sameer Wankhede)," Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader, Malik. 

"Devendra Fadnavis is trying to shield Wankhede. He is here for 14 years. He hasn’t left the city," he added. 

10:45 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik alleges Devendra Fadnavis for 'protecting' culprits of fake notes racket

"No fake notes were recovered from Maharashtra for a year after demonetisation. The Devendra Fadnavis government was providing protection to those running fake notes racket," Malik added. 

"Rs 14.56 crores worth fake notes seized at BKC. Only Rs 8.80 lakhs was shown as recovery to hide the matter. Imran Alam Sheikh and Riyaz Sheikh Bail were allowed bail 'quickly'. The matter was not handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA)

"He (Imran Sheikh) was made the Chairman of the Minorities Commission by Fadnavis," Malik added. 

When the case took place at BKC, Haji Arafat's brother’s case was being looked at by Sameer Wankhede.

"Sameer Wankhede was DRI officer when this happened," Malik stated.



10:26 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik alleges fake notes racket under BJP's Fadnavis regime

Raking up demonetisation in the year 2016, and attempting to establish the probe on fake notes' nexus to Pakistan', Malik said, "Fake notes of 500,2000 were caught in different states. There was no case of fake notes in Maharashtra. It was under the leadership of then Chief Minister Fadnavis, that these fake notes were being circulated in Maharashtra

"14.56 crores worth fake notes seized at BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex)," he said. 

09:52 IST, November 10th 2021
Nawab Malik to drop a 'hydrogen bomb'; 'I will expose Devendra Fadnavis' underworld links tomorrow at 10 am"

Taking to Twitter, the NCP leader has shared, "उनकी नींद खो गई है, अब चैन खोने का वक़्त आ गया है, मिलते है आज सुबह 10 बजे" (they have lost their sleep, Now is the time to lose your peace, See you today at 10 am)

On the other hand, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis had shared, "Mr Nawab Malik, WHY DID YOU DO BUSINESS WITH THE KILLERS OF MUMBAI?"


09:52 IST, November 10th 2021
IMD says 'significant amount of rainfall' likely in Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal

A significant amount of Rainfall (from 0830 hrs IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today): (mm): Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal: Nagappattinam-310, Karaikal-287; Atiramapattinam-129, Cuddalore-98; M.O Pondicherry-95, Tiruchchirappalli-54, Chennai-18, Tondi-17, IMD stated. 

Netizen shares images of rains in Kumbakonam. 


09:45 IST, November 10th 2021
Tamil Nadu rains: CM MK Stalin government announces free food

Tamil Nadu to provide free food through Amma Canteens till the rainy season (current intense rain spell) ends: Chief Minister MK Stalin announced on November 9. 

CM Stalin visited the food affected areas and took stock of basic amenities available for people. Netizens share images and visuals of Chennai flooding. 


09:38 IST, November 10th 2021
Tamil Nadu government announces local holidays on November 10-11 for 9 districts

CM MK Stalin-led Tamil Nadu government has declared local holidays on November 10th and 11th for nine districts -Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, and Mayiladuthurai in wake of heavy rain forecast. 

09:38 IST, November 10th 2021
Tamil Nadu rains: Heavy downpour continue to lash Chennai & Kolathur

Waterlogging due to heavy rains continues in Chennai. Visuals from the Kolathur area. IMD has issued red alert in Cuddalore, Viluppuram, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Karaikal, for today. 

Heavy rain lashes Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu