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  • Sohrabuddin case: CBI seeks dismissal of PIL over Amit Shah’s discharge

    Mumbai: The CBI Tuesday urged the Bombay High Court to dismiss a PIL that questions the probe agency’s decision not to challenge the discharge granted to BJP chief Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case. Appearing for the CBI, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh argued that the PIL, filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association, was merely a publicity stunt.

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    Mumbai: 2 arrested for stealing CMO official’s purse, mobile phone

    Mumbai: Two members of a gang which allegedly stole the purse and mobile phone of an official in the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) have been arrested, police said Tuesday. The arrested men belonged to the infamous `Tak Tak Gang’, a police official said.

  • Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani and Peter Mukerjea file for divorce in Mumbai court

    Mumbai: Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, imprisoned for their alleged role in their daughter Sheena Bora’s murder, filed for divorce in Mumbai court on Tuesday. Speaking to the media over the matter, Peter’s lawyer Sushmita Nair said, “They (Indrani and Peter) were sent for counseling today. At the final day of the divorce, they might again be counseled on the orders of the court.” The lawyer further informed that all the immovable properties,

  • Mumbai: Police security for activists, politicians on ‘hit list’ of Nallasopara explosives case accused

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra police Tuesday said it has given instructions to its unit commanders to assess the threat perception and provide necessary security to the activists and politicians on the hit list of the accused arrested in the Nallasopara explosives seizure case. “We have issued instructions to the police commissioner offices and police superintendent offices to assess the threat perception and provide security to these activists and political leaders,” a senior police

  • IAS officers head to US to look for investment in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is sending a two-member team of top IAS officers to the US to attend an event and also explore opportunities to attract foreign investment into the state. Chief secretary D K Jain and principal secretary, general administration department (information and technology), S V R Srinivas, will attend the event to be held in San Francisco from September 20, said a government order issued Tuesday.

  • Sanjay Raut appointed leader of Shiv Sena MPs of both Houses of Parliament   

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been appointed as the head of party MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, party sources said Tuesday. The Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in the Rajya Sabha. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has written to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, notifying her about Raut’s appointment, a party source told PTI. Currently, Anandrao Adsul is Sena’s party group leader in the

  • Maharashtra: Man killed for refusing to withdraw daughter’s molestation case

    Nashik: A 55-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by seven people here in Maharashtra after he refused to withdraw a molestation case lodged by his daughter against one of them, police said. Four of the attackers, including Sayyad Sayeed who had allegedly molested the woman, have been arrested while a search is on for the other accused, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ratnakar Navale said Monday.

  • Mumbai: Independent India’s first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra dead; facts to know about her

    Mumbai: India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri here on Monday, her family sources said. She was 91. The last rites were performed in the city, they said. She was born as Anna Rajam George in Kerala’s Ernakulum district in July 1927. She shifted to Chennai after her schooling in Kozhikode to pursue higher education at the University of Madras.

  • Bentley Bentayga SUV worth Rs 4.45 dumped outside a roadside garage in Mumbai

    Bentley Bentayga, is one of India’s most expensive SUV, the price of the SUV starts from Rs 3.85 crore. Recently a Bentley Bentayga SUV was clicked at a roadside garage, the images were shared by Automobili Ardent on Facebook and shows a white Bentayga right outside a local garage without a fuel filler cap, and the grille is also missing.

  • Thane: Two booked for beating cops during Ganesh idol immersion in Dombivili

    Thane (Maha): Two men allegedly beat up some police personnel and a tempo driver during the Ganesh idol immersion ritual at Dombivili town here in Maharashtra, police said Tuesday. The Dombivili police received a complaint Monday night that the accused were thrashing some people at the idol immersion site Chola Talao during the ongoing Ganesh festival, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.

  • Thane: 25-year-old man stabs cousin for refusing his marriage proposal

    The Mumbra police are on the lookout for a 25-year-old man from Thane who has allegedly stabbed his cousin multiple times for refusing his marriage proposals. According to Mumbai Mirror, the accused has been identified as Karan Hule, and the victim has been identified as Shivananda Hule (21). The accused is the girl’s maternal uncle’s son, and she had turned down his marriage proposal several times in the past. The victim is said