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    Maratha Quota Stir: 170 protesters granted bail Pune

    Pune: The Pune Sessions Court on Tuesday granted bail to 170 people, arrested for rioting and arson during the Maratha quota agitation in the city on August 9. On August 10, the Pune police arrested a total of 194 people, which included two minors and five women.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Vandals had no connection to morcha, says Maratha outfit leader on Waluj vandalism

    Mumbai: Waluj, Aurangabad, is paying the price for discontinuing the practice of paying protection money to political parties and leaders. As industry grapevine has it, these companies earlier paid ‘protection money’ to politicians and their parties. But demonetisation in November 2016 put paid to this practice. Industrialists strongly believe some political parties seized the opportunity of the bandh on August 9 and reportedly sent disgruntled former temporary workers to vandalise the premises

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    Maharashtra government mulling police housing projects in big cities

    Mumbai: A proposal to allot government land for housing projects for police personnel in major cities of Maharashtra is under consideration, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said. The government was considering a proposal to provide houses to police personnel in cities such as Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune by providing land to state housing agencies CIDCO and MHADA, the chief minister said.

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    Mumbai: Online permit for animal slaughter for Bakri Eid challenged

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court sought a reply today from the Mumbai municipal commissioner over a petition challenging the system of online issuance of permission for animal slaughter for Bakri Eid. The festival falls on August 22 this year.

  • Maharashtra: Students clearing Std X, XII re-exams can apply for courses by August 31

    Mumbai: Students in Maharashtra who have cleared their 10th and 12th standard re-exams can seek admissions to professional courses by August 31, Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said. Addressing a press conference here, he said the state government had urged the Supreme Court to allow such students to take admissions by August 31 and the SC had acceded to its request.

  • Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra officials for inaction on Nirav Modi bungalow

    Mumbai: Questioning the inaction of local authorities over an alleged illegally constructed bungalow in Alibaug belonging to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the Bombay High Court today said that it will direct the state government to initiate an inquiry into the issue. A bench of justices AS Oka and RI Chagla is likely to pass an order on Thursday directing the inquiry.

  • BJP may propose polls along with those in US, Russia: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Taking potshots at the BJP on the ‘ one nation, one poll’ proposal, the Shiv Sena today said it “may even propose to hold the elections simultaneously with those in the US and Russia.” Sena’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut also wondered how holding the Lok Sabha and assembly polls simultaneously will benefit the country.

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    Gowaris should get benefits as ST community: Bombay High Court

    Nagpur: The Bombay High Court held today that the Gowari community in Maharashtra should get benefits under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category. Adim Gowari Samaj Vikas Mandal and some others had moved the Nagpur bench of high court, seeking the status of Scheduled Tribe. The community had been seeking inclusion in the ST category for long, and a stampede during the community’s protest over the issue near the Maharashtra legislature complex here on

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    Cyber Attack: Pune-based Cosmos bank duped of Rs 94 crore by hackers

    Pune: A case of cyber fraud was registered by a bank in Pune, in which Rs. 94 crore were allegedly siphoned off. After one of the servers of a Pune-based Cosmos bank was hacked, the bank lost Rs. 94 crore through fraudulent transactions.

  • Maharashtra: Political activist molested in auto-rickshaw; hunt on for 3 accused

    Thane: A 29-year-old woman activist of a political party was allegedly molested and beaten by three men while she was travelling in an auto- rickshaw here in Maharashtra, police said today. Her woman colleague and the auto-rickshaw driver were also beaten up by the accused when they tried to save her, Thane Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.