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  • Damage to mangroves violates fundamental right: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that citizens have the right to enjoy the benefits of mangroves, the Bombay High Court on Monday held that any damage to mangroves will violate their fundamental right to a pollution-free environment.

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    MNS chief tells DJs to turn up festival volume

    Mumbai: In a move that may smack of contempt of court, the president of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, after a meeting with DJ operators, extended support to them, despite the Bombay High Court banning DJ and Dolby sound systems till September 19.

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    Mumbai Congress demands quota for north Indians

    Mumbai: In a significant development, the Mumbai Congress on Monday demanded reservations in education and jobs for north Indians belonging to different backward classes living here, an official said. Mumbai Congress party President Sanjay Nirupam met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and submitted a three-point memorandum, seeking quotas for North Indian OBCs, SCs and STs, who are accorded reservations in northern parts of India but not in Maharashtra.

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    Maharashtra man arrested for raping minor, accused’s mother booked

    Mumbai: A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, over 250 kilometres from here, police said Monday. Accused Afsar Latif Sheikh’s mother has also been booked in the case but is yet to be arrested, an official said. Sheikh (24) allegedly raped the minor girl on the terrace of his house in the district’s Chitale Road area Saturday, the official informed.

  • Maharashtra town stages ‘silent protest’ against minor’s rape

    Ahmednagar: Hundreds of people on Monday staged a silent protest outside the Collectorate’s office here, demanding justice for a 10-year-old victim of rape. The locals, carrying banners and placards, started from various places in the town, converged at the centrally located Gandhi Maidan and later staged a sit-in there.

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    Marathwada biggest beneficiary of Samruddhi corridor: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Aurangabad and Jalna districts in the state’s Marathwada region would be “magnets of development” due to the Nagpur Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Monday. The Rs 49,250 crore corridor, alternatively referred to as a super communication expressway, is 700 kilometres long and will pass through 392 villages spread over 11 districts.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway develops cleaning system for train air handling units

    Mumbai: Western Railway has developed a dust collection system for the roof-mounted air handling units (AHUs) that pump fresh air into suburban train coaches, a senior official said Monday. The official said that portable vacuum cleaners used to suck dirt and grime out of these AHUs were not being able to do the job completely which in turn was affecting the ventilation inside coaches. “The dust collection system will clean the AHU of dust

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    Pre-poll alliance between AIMIM and BMM is bogus, it will only benefit BJP: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Terming the proposed pre-poll alliance between the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) as “bogus”, the Shiv Sena said Monday that such a political move is not a good omen. The alliance would only benefit the BJP, the Sena claimed, alleging that the move by the BBM chief, who is the grandson of late Dr B R Ambedkar, is akin to betraying people of his own

  • Mumbai: Man stabs woman relative for refusing to marry him  

    Thane: A 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed a woman relative with a knife after she rejected his marriage proposal here in Maharashtra, police said Monday. The 19-year-old victim told the police that the man, who was her maternal uncle’s son, had proposed to marry her several times in the past but she refused, Mumbra police station’s senior inspector Kishore Pasalkar said. The accused again approached the woman Sunday evening, but when she declied