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    Fuel Price Hike: Modi government in nervous 90s

    Mumbai: Petrol and, by default, the Modi government are in the nervous 90s. Just 500 km from Mumbai city is a small town Parbhani, which, on Tuesday, had the dubious distinction of hawking petrol at Rs 90.05 per litre. Mumbai can take heart; it too, is inching towards the danger zone with petrol being quoted…

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  • Cooped up life with an uncertain future

    Mumbai: Being arrested twice is not really something many can take it, in the case of Vernon Gonsalves, he has experienced serious charges being filed twice by different governments. First the Congress and now the Bharatiya Janata Party government. This time, only difference is, due to the intervening case filed in Supreme Court, the Vernon…

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  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Badly cooked up ‘plot’ makes up for a poor curry

    Mumbai: Friends and former operatives of the Communist Party of India, Maoist, have scoffed at the claims made by Additional Director General of Police Parambir Singh on the recent arrests of activists and the ‘larger conspiracy’ involving them. According to sources, there is a clear demarcation between underground and over ground cadres in the organisation…

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  • Grim charges, but charade on Bhide and Ekbote

    Mumbai: The Pune police, on prodding from the Maharashtra government, swooped down on five activists on August 28, alleging they were responsible for the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon violence. However, the prime accused — Manohar Bhide and Milind Ekbote — who have been named in the First Information Report of January 1, are still…

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    January FIR invoked to secure terror arrests

    Mumbai: The search and arrest warrants issued against the alleged ‘Urban Naxalites’ are rooted in copies of the First Information Report of January 9, 2018, which had named  Sudhir, Pralhad Dhawale, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Sitaram Raut and charged them under various sections of the IPC and under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,…

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  • Virendra Tawade main conspirator behind killings of Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh had six more people on hit list

    Mumbai: The CBI is hoping to crack the cases of killings of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kulbargi and Gauri Lankesh, which all have a common thread running through them. Recruits of Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS), two right-wing outfits, are alleged to have carried out these shootings. Virendra Tawade, who hatched…

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  • Chicago: Stunning view from the top

    NEETA KOLHATKAR explores the skyscraper-lined skyline of the windy city and is impressed For a Mumbaikar camping in downtown Chicago for three weeks, the skyscraper-lined skyline was a constant reminder of her home city, which also boasts a high-rise hewn horizon. However, Mumbai has some old, solid Art Deco buildings juxtaposed with hideous high rises…

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  • Marathi film Nude questions hypocrisy within Indian society

    “When we respect the nude, we will no longer have any shame about it,” these words of Robert Henri, an American painter and teacher are very true.  This is exactly what the Marathi film ‘Nude’ deals with. Nude models from economically affected backgrounds who cannot tell the world outside what work they do. The film…

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  • Sugar crisis brewing in 3 states: PM takes

    cognisance after meeting of stakeholders Mumbai : Sugar is the sweet poison for the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government at the Centre and three sugar-producing states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, which will soon go to polls. The local sugar prices have dipped drastically by 17 percent since last year, the sugar mill owners…

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  • Mumbai: NCP dares BJP to raze Jinnah House

    Mumbai: Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, is in the news again – for all the wrong reasons. In a sequel to the row over Jinnah’s portrait at Aligarh Muslim University, BJP legislator from Malabar Hill — Mangal Prabhat Lodha — has demanded that Jinnah’s bungalow in the city should be taken over by…

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    Supreme Court responsible for Dalit protest, says Prakash Ambedkar

    Advocate Prakash Ambedkar, in an interview with Neeta Kolhatkar of the Free Press Journal, has alleged that the Supreme Court has tried to legislate in the matter and they are responsible for the violence witnessed on Monday. Q. You have held the SC responsible for the violence and for trying to legislate? Ans. Yes, the…

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