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    Cops refuse to file an FIR, Ram Kadam is being dragged to HC

    Mumbai: BJP lawmaker Ram Kadam’s cup of woes is overflowing. The MLA from Ghatkopar will soon be dragged to the Bombay High Court for his ‘raavan’ avatar, which he publicly exhibited at a Dahi Handi event on September 3. A woman activist wants to get a First Information Report (FIR) registered against Kadam for his ‘objectionable’ remarks.

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    Dahi Handi mess: Plea seeks jail term for top cop, Shelar, others

    Mumbai: Days after the city celebrated Dahi Handi festival, an activist has dragged the Maharashtra government and its officials to the Bombay High Court, seeking contempt proceedings against them. This comes after one govinda died during the festival and nearly 295 sustained injuries on September 3.

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    Ram Kadam finally apologises

    Mumbai: On the day of dahi handi, BJP legislator, Ram Kadam made blasphemous comments saying, he will abduct girls to get them married to young men who loved them despite the opposition from the girls. Kadam’s speech went viral and the alliance party Shiv Sena and opposition leaders accused him of showing his Ravan side. Kadam made a half hearted apology which was not accepted by anyone and a Maratha girl challenged

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    ‘Ravan’ speech may cost Ram Kadam his post

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has instructed MLA Ram Kadam to refrain from interacting with the media, apparently stung by the “Beti Bhagao” jibe at its “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” slogan. The jibe was spurred by MLA Kadam’s speech at a dahi handi event on Monday, in which he offered to abduct girls for spurned suitors.

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    Ex-Maharashtra minister announces Rs 5 lakh for cutting off BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s tongue

    Nagpur: A former Maharashtra minister allegedly announced a reward on Thursday for anyone who “cuts off the tongue” of BJP MLA Ram Kadam, whose “would abduct the girl a boy has liked” statement has triggered a huge controversy. In a video of an event at Buldhana in eastern Maharashtra, Subodh Saoji, a Congress leader and a former state minister, was purportedly heard saying that Kadam’s statement was unbecoming of a legislator.

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    BJP slams opposition over Ram Kadam remark row

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra BJP accused the Opposition Wednesday of being least bothered about the people’s real issues and fuelling instead the controversy over its MLA Ram Kadam’s anti-women remarks, even as ally Shiv Sena demanded strict action against the legislator.

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    Shaina NC on BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s ‘kidnap’ remark: I was quite shocked, I will say it quite openly

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Shaina NC expressed displeasure on Wednesday over her party MLA Ram Kadam’s anti-women remarks.  “I was quite shocked and I will say it quite openly. There was a legislator from our own political party who was talking about how you can kidnap young girls and if you want to have a quick pass time ‘I will help you’ and it shocked me,” Shaina said at Alibaba’s XIN Philanthropy

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    BJP MLA Ram Kadam slammed for ‘kidnap’ remark

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ram Kadam found himself in the midst of a storm after his controversial remark about his alleged readiness to abduct girls for spurned suitors.  Angry protests erupted against him across the state. The opposing Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) demanded Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sack him. The Shiv Sena demanded action against him. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and NCP workers protested in front of

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    My statement is being quoted out of context: Maharashtra MLA Ram Kadam after ‘offer’ to kidnap girls

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ram Kadam has issued a clarification on his ‘elope’ remark and said that his statement was quoted out of context. The BJP MLA from Ghatkopar constituency faced a backlash after a video of him where he can be reportedly heard saying that he would kidnap a girl even if she refuses a proposal from a boy and help

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    Cream of earning goes to men, lament women govindas

    Mumbai: For over a decade now, women have been participating in large numbers in celebrations, forming human pyramids to break the dahi handi. The pot has been sweetened with better prize money for women govindas but like in several spheres of life, the male govindas take home better rewards than their female counterparts.

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    Janmashtami 2018: 149 sustain minor injuries in Mumbai

    Mumbai: As many as 149 people suffered minor injuries during dahi handi celebrations across the city on Monday, of which 70 are undergoing treatment at various private and civic-run hospitals and 79 have been discharged after treatment. Doctors said they had treated patients for minor injuries, contusions and there were some fracture cases, necessitating hospitalisation.

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    Janmashtami 2018: ‘Dahi handi’ festivities grip Mumbai

    Mumbai: The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety in Maharashtra and it was followed Monday by colourful ‘dahi handi’ celebrations which saw enthusiastic participation by youngsters in Mumbai and other parts of the state. The dahi handi ritual is part of the Janmashtami festival in Maharashtra, where youngsters (called Govindas), dressed in colourful attire, make human pyramid to reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk and suspended

  • Janmashtami 2018: 26-year-old dies of fit in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 26-year-old youth, identified as Kush Avinash Khandare, died after suffering an epileptic fit during dahi handi; he was at the first level of the human pyramid (second tier from the ground). According to members of the Bal Gopal Mitra Mandal, Khandare, a resident of Dharavi, was immediately rushed to the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, for treatment, where he was declared brought dead, around 3.50 pm on

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    Janmashtami 2018: Under-14 govinda the norm, as safety goes for a toss

    Mumbai: An underage govinda helmed practically every dahi handi during Janmashtami celebrations in the city on Monday. The groups and organisers flouted almost all the rules laid down by courts and the dahi handi coordination committee before the festival.

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    Janmashtami 2018: 1 dead, 36 ‘govindas’ injured during Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai

    Mumbai: At least one ‘govinda’ lost his life during Janmashtami Dahi-Handi celebrations here on Monday. He died in the Sion Hospital. Dahi Handi is celebrated by forming human pyramids on the eve of Janmashtami which is celebrated with fervour in the state. The deceased was at the first level of the pyramid when he suddenly collapsed. According to the police, he died due to an epileptic fit.

  • Janmashtami 2018: At least 36 ‘govindas’ injured during Dahi Handi celebration in Mumbai

    The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety in Maharashtra and it was followed Monday by colourful ‘dahi handi’ celebrations which saw enthusiastic participation by youngsters in Mumbai and other parts of the state. However, like every year, there have been reports of injuries as well.  As per an ANI report 36 ‘govindas’ have been injured till 2pm in Mumbai during Dahi-Handi celebrations. In Thane, one person injured

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    People will break dahi handi of government’s ‘sins’ in 2019, says Ashok Chavan

    Satara: The opposition Congress tapped the popular festival of ‘Dahi Handi’ being celebrated Monday in Maharashtra to protest against the alleged ‘sins’ of the BJP-led governments in the state and at the Centre. Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan broke a ‘dahi handi’ (an earthen pot), symbolising the alleged ‘sins’ of the two governments, while leading the protest at Karad here in the state. Party leaders and activists carried banners, having a message that the handi of

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    Janmashtami 2018: Sidharth Malhotra looks adorable in Lord Krishna avatar in childhood picture

    Entire India is currently in a mood of celebration of Lord Krishna Janmashtami. This day people perform puja of Lord Krishna and, in many parts of the country, people create a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi as a part of the celebrations. Amid this celebration, Sidharth Malhotra shared his childhood picture in which he looks adorable in an avatar of

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    Festive protests: Shiv Sena’s Govindas mock BJP over Metro project delay

    Bhayandar: In continuation with their series of agitation on festive occasions, youth activists of the Mira Bhayandar unit of Shiv Sena played the role of Govindas to register their protest against the BJP-led governance for dangling various projects, mainly Metro Rail services, but had miserably failed in fulfilling its commitments.