Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: ‘Bandh failed to evoke good impact in Maha as Sena was not consulted’

    Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena has said the Congress’ Bharat bandh Monday failed to generate desired impact in Maharashtra because the Uddhav Thackeray-led party was not “consulted” over the protest, a day after the Sena spurned the Congress’ demand to support the shutdown. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar (Shiv Sena) said the bandh was observed only in half of Maharashtra.

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    Bhima Koregaon violence: Maharashtra govt defend arrests of Left-wing activists, says action was based on ‘proof’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today defended the arrest of five Left-wing activists in multi-state raids yesterday saying the action was based on “proof” about their “links with the Naxal movement”. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar said all procedures were followed before conducting the raids against the activists.

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    Maratha reservation: Centre calls for peaceful solution

    Mumbai (Maharashtra): After the agitation by the Maratha community in Maharashtra over reservation in government jobs and education turned violent, Minister of State (MoS) for Home (rural), planning and finance Deepak Kesarkar urged the protestors to solve the issue peacefully. “I appeal to the people to maintain peace. We can solve it with a peaceful dialogue. 15 lakh pilgrims are in Pandharpur for Wari, they should not face problems,” Kesarkar said.

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    Maharashtra appoints Nikam as public prosecutor in Sangli custodial death case

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has appointed senior advocate Ujjwal Nikam as the special government pleader in the trial involving the alleged custodial death of Aniket Kothale in Sangli earlier this month. “I and the Chief Minister have personally spoken to Ujjwal Nikam ji and conveyed the sentiments of the bereaved family. He has in-principle agrees to our request,” Minister of State for Home (Rural) Deepak Kesarkar told PTI.

  • Sangli Custodial Death: Victim’s family threatens suicide, minister orders probe

    Mumbai: In what could spell trouble for IPS Vishwas Nangare Patil, Maharashtra’s Minister of State (MoS) Home Deepak Kesarkar said a probe would be initiated against the former, who is holding the post of Inspector General of Kolhapur Region. This comes after Kesarkar visited the house of Aniket Kothle, whose family urged the minister to issue directions for a thorough probe in the case.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena warns BJP over Rane’s induction

    Mumbai: Amid speculation that Narayan Rane of Congress might join the BJP, a Shiv Sena leader on Wednesday took a dig at his party’s ruling ally asking it to “study the track record” of the ex-chief minister before admitting him into the fold. Rane, who was in the Shiv Sena before joining the Congress, has been sulking for quite some time, triggering speculation he might switch over to the BJP.

  • SIT to investigate micro-financing violations

    Nagpur  : Maharashtra government today announced that a special investigation team (SIT) will be formed to investigate the alleged violations of RBI guidelines and exploitation of women by micro-finance institutions (MFIs) in the state.

  • Nashik rape: Mobile internet, bulk messaging services suspended

    Nashik: The police today ordered suspension of mobile internet and bulk messaging services for two days to maintain peace and check the spread of rumours and provocative messages in the city, which saw violent protests after the alleged rape attempt by a teenage boy on a 5-year-old girl.

  • Minister faces flak for inaugurating bar

    Mumbai : Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde has come in for flak for inaugurating a beer bar in Ahmednagar district, where more than 600 gram panchayats have resolved in favour of imposing liquor ban.

  • CAG raps erstwhile UPA govt in the State for non-compliance in fiscal reporting

    Mumbai : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) lashed out at the erstwhile UPA government in the state for non-compliance in fiscal reporting along with widening gap between growth rates and revenue receipts in its report that was presented by the minister of state for finance Deepak Kesarkar in the state assembly on Friday. The CAG also rapped the government, in its report on state finances for the year ended March 2014, for