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Amey Ranawade’s contract with Mumbai City FC has been extended: ISL Trophy



Nicole Ryall, Mumbai Uncensored, June 17 2021:

Amey Ranawade of Mumbai City FC signed a four-year contract extension with the club on Thursday, committing his career to the Islanders until May 2025.

Amey, who was born in Mumbai, graduated from the AIFF Elite Academy and went on
to play in the I-League for DSK Shivajians and Mohun Bagan, as well as two stints in the ISL for
FC Goa. He signed for his hometown club Mumbai City FC ahead of the 2020-21 season, after most
recently playing for Bengaluru United in the I-League 2nd Division.

The 23-year-old local youngster came into Sergio Lobera’s side and went on to make 20
appearances for the Islanders during a remarkable season in which they won the ISL League
Winners’ Shield and the ISL Cup in the Final.
“Joining Mumbai City FC last year was one of the best decisions I’ve taken in my career. Over the
last year, this club has not only given me the confidence to show what I can do on the pitch but
has been like my family and like any family, they have stood by me in good times and bad,” said
Ranawade in an official statement.

“As a Mumbaikar, I am delighted to continue being a part of my home club and this great
family.” I’d also like to thank Sergio Lobera and the rest of the Mumbai City team for believing in
me. I am aware that the future will present many new challenges, and I am prepared to reinstate
everyone’s faith in me by giving my all for my city, my club, and the fans,” Ranawade added.
The right-sided fullback was an important part of the Islanders’ set-up under Sergio Lobera, and
now that he has committed his long-term future to the club, Amey will be expected to play a key
role for the reigning ISL champions in the 2021-22 season, when Mumbai City FC compete in
their first continental campaign in the AFC Champions League in 2022.

“Amey is a high-quality player with the perfect disposition for a young professional. He is
constantly ready to learn new things and never shies away from a challenge. He has
demonstrated time and time again that he is a true fighter “Sergio Lobera, the head coach of
Mumbai City FC, stated.

“We’re delighted Amey has opted to devote his future to Mumbai City FC because it only
strengthens our belief in him and demonstrates that he can continue to be an important part of
his home city and this club for a long time,” he added.


The Philippines to acquire $375 million deal to buy BrahMos



India finally bags a $375 million deal for exporting BrahMos supersonic missile to the Philippines

Akankshya MUKHERJEE – Mumbai Uncensored, 15th January 2022:

The Philippines confirms on Friday that they will be acquiring 3 Batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile, which was developed both by Russia and India. The deal is worth a $375 Million, it is viewed as a development which can boost India’s efforts to becoming a major exporter of Defence Hardware. The Philippine Defence secretary Mr Delfin Lorenzana has recently signed the “Notice of Award” which is the acceptance of this proposal for supplying this missile. It will be supplied for the Philippine Navy’s shore based anti-ship missile acquisition project.

The Government of India has negotiated to the delivery of 3 batteries, training for operators, maintainers and necessary Integrated Logistics Support package as mentioned in Mr Delfin Lorenzana’s Facebook post. The BrahMos dela was conceptualized as of 2017, the Philippine President’s office approved in the Horizon 2 Priority Projects in 2020 for inclusion. This is the first ever contract to export a 290km range BrahMos missiles, such a deal will also lead a way for more such deals from other ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

This deal also saw a strategical backdrop of China’s expansionism and strong arm-tactics with other nations in the South China Sea. This contract is for the Navy for the purpose of coastal defence, another contract expected can be for their military and similar talks continue for exporting BrahMos missiles to Indonesia is at an advanced stage.

Other countries have also shown their interest in acquiring the BrahMos Missile, it can be viewed on emerging as the precision strike weapon of choice. Countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia and South Africa have shown their interests. India plans to sell the indigenously developed, Akash Missile systems which can interpret helicopters, drones, subsonic cruise missile and hostile aircrafts at the range of 25km to countries such as Kenya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, and Algeria. The BrahMos missile have been deployed in eastern Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh during an on-going military confrontation with China, its being extended from 290km originally to 350/400km.

The Indian armed forces have placed orders of Rs.36000 crore for the BrahMos missile over years, the Army has 4 BrahMos regiments as of now and another one has been added. The Navy on the other hand has equipped 11 of its frontline warships, which includes destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam with the BrahMos vertical launch systems. THE IAF includes 2 land-based BrahMos squadrons, with a sleeker air launched version which progressively fits on the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets.

One of the potential areas to use BrahMos by the Philippines is South China Sea. The Permanent Act of Arbitration in Hague ruled that specific portion of the south China Sea has been claimed by China and Philippines which belonged to Philippines alone in 2016. China rejects this and continues to send their vessels into the disputed water. Former Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Arun Prakash says it was a long- delayed decision, this can alter the Indo-China strategic equation. By such deals India is helping to bolster their security and also give China a taste of their medicine. We are awaiting such confirmations form Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Female tourist falls while boating, rescued by Mumbai Police



A lady tourist was rescued by the Mumbai Police from drowning at the Gateway of India, Mumbai

Akankshya Mukherjee, Mumbai Uncensored, 9 th January 2022:

Everyday thousands of tourists visit the Gateway of India, Mumbai because of its historical importance and boating is one of its major attractions.

On Sunday, a female tourist fell into the sea while riding a boat. This incident took place at the Gateway of India, south Mumbai. The Colaba Police and a team of Coastal Police immediately rushed towards the rescue of the woman from drowning.

The tourist boarded a boat to Elephanta where the incident took place. The tourist was enjoying the boat ride with her friend near the Gateway of India in South Mumbai on a Sunday afternoon when this incident took place. It was when the South Region Police Control Room got a distress call a controlling boat was immediately rushed towards the rescue.

The woman was found in the middle of nowhere, although she was wearing her life jacket, she was unable to swim due to the strong currents. She was saved with the support of two Coastal servicemen.

On reaching the spot immediately one of the policemen threw a rope and swam towards saving the lady. They tried effortlessly to reach up to the rescue boat. Even in the crisis hour the girl kept trying to reach to the boat with patience. It isn’t the first time Mumbai police has risked their life for the citizens. They rescued both the lady and a man.

The individuals rescued have been identified as Mr Vikas Salvi and Ms Nikita Damania, as said by the officials. After rescuing the victims, they were immediately rushed to a hospital near-by for a checkup. The girl is in a stable condition now.

The rescue team from the Yellow Gate Police Station, Mumbai included ASI Vasaikar, ASI Manoj Patil, ASI Jorvekar and a constable, Boondile.

The video has been shot from the Gateway of India, Mumbai. The clip showed how the policemen threw the rope on reaching the incident spot to get the victims to a safe spot. This video is currently viral on every social media platform, which reminds of another such incident which took place in July, where the Police saved a 55 years lady who fell into the sea from drowning.

According to Mumbai Police reports, the accident took place due to a strong ocean current which hit the boat causing the lady tourist to lose her balance and fall directly into the sea.

With this incident, the Mumbai Police Department (Mumbai Police) again showed its fearlessness and bravery. And has been praised always for risking their lives for the betterment of its citizens and not forgetting to mention the girl who never gave up, lost her courage she yet continued to try to swim even while drowning. The Mumbai Police department has again successfully made their citizens take pride and faith in them.

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18 Senior Officials and 114 Policemen test positive for COVID 19



114 cops, 18 senior level officers including 13 DCPs, 4CPs, and 1 Joint CP have tested positive for COVID

Akankshya Mukherjee, Mumbai Uncensored, 10th January 2022:

Since the inception of COVID 19 virus, the metro cities in India have been the most infected zones. Mumbai being one of the highest in numbers of COVID positive patients also infects the Mumbai police officials and cops. In the past 48 hours, 114 police personnel, 18 senior level officials including 13 Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), 4 Commissioner of Police (CP) and 1 Joint CP (Level officer) were found positive for COVID, confirmed by the Mumbai Police on Sunday.

Till date 125 policemen have been found positive. Mumbai today has recorded as much of 19,474 fresh cases of COVID and has observed around 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have also informed that so far 8,063 patients have been discharged after recovering fully. The total count of people infected have crossed 7 lakhs in Mumbai.

A large number of cops in police stations, police headquarters and almost all units have been infected severely due to the virus lately. At present the Mumbai Police Department (Mumbai Police) has informed that there are 523 positive COVID Cases. 82 percentage of the new cases are asymptomatic, and 20% of the beds in Mumbai hospitals have been occupied for patients.

The Mumbai Mayor, Mrs. Kishori Pednekar on Sunday morning visited the Gateway of India and has requested all the citizens precisely follow and maintain COVID protocols and new guidelines introduced as safety measures.

The Government of Maharashtra has imposed new guidelines on Sunday due to the rising cases of COVID 19, they have declared that gyms and salons will have only 50% occupancy. The salons will remain closed from 10 PM to 7 AM every day, the removal of masks shall not be allowed so only activities involving wearing masks will be allowed in salons. All the staff engaged should be vaccinated fully, and also customers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed only. Gyms also need to follow similar rules, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed in gyms be it the trainer or trainee.

Also, due to the rising of the cases, the Government has imposed a night curfew from 11 PM to 5 AM starting from Monday,10th January 2022 onwards. Swimming pools, parks, spas, zoos, museums, and entertainment parks will be shut down until further orders come. And institutions, schools, and colleges also remain closed till 15th February 2022.

Total active cases in Mumbai are 1,73,238 of COVID, while Omicron variant cases rise up to 1,009 as per the State Health Maharashtra currently has the highest number of active cases in India.

With India continuously witnessing a large number of COVID patients, health experts and professionals say that the infection is likely to double and the next two weeks will be crucial. They suggest all citizens must be vigilant, take all necessary precautions, and urge everyone to stick to the Government protocols.

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