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    Maharashtra: Why Congress blamed Devendra Fadnavis for not minding Home Ministry; read full story

    Mumbai: The Congress has accused the police and administration of inaction over Sunday lynching incident in Dhule. A group of labourers who had come in search of work to Sakhri taluka in Dhule were lynched after a rumour circulated about child kidnappers having come to the village. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan has condemned this inhuman act of violence.

  • No remedy for social media abuse?

    What do we do with social media which instead of being a force for good has very often tended to become a medium for evil, pure evil? The lynching of five people in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Sunday has come on the back of many such incidents of mob violence in several parts of the country. In all such incidents of gruesome killings of innocents on false pretexts, the authorities were

  • Maharashtra: After Dhule, now four people from Malegaon attacked on suspicion of being child-lifters

    Mumbai: Even before the State could get over the Dhule lynching, a fresh case of mob fury was reported in Malegaon on Monday, when four people were badly beaten up on suspicion of being child-lifters. Their crime: they were poor, strangers in the area and escorting them was a two-year-old child, the offspring of two of them. This is the second such incident in 24 hours.

  • Dhule lynching: Kin of five victims refuse to take bodies, seeks justice and compensation

    Dhule, The shocked families of five persons who were lynched on Sunday after being suspected to be kidnappers refused to accept their bodies on Monday, seeking justice and compensation here. Simultaneously, the Congress targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government and police, blaming them for failure to prevent the incident.

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    Maharashtra: 10 arrested for lynching 5 men in Dhule district

    Mumba: 10 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching of five people in Dhule district here, Minister of State (MoS) for Maharashtra Deepak Kesarkar said on Sunday. Speaking to ANI, Kesarkar, who is due to visit Dhule on Monday, urged people to not take law into their own hands.

  • Mumbai Plastic Ban: No ban on plastic packaging material used for products to sale outside state through e-commerce

    Mumbai: In a relief to e-commerce companies, plastic packaging material used for products intended for sale outside Maharashtra through e-commerce will be allowed, stated a June 30 government notification. However, plastic packaging material used for products intended for sale within Maharashtra through e-commerce shall be allowed for three months from July 1 onwards.

  • Maharashtra: 5 lynched to death by villagers in Dhule on suspicion of being child-lifters

    DHULE: It is yet another case of low tolerance threshold in a society bedevilled with fault lines and social cleavages – which, of late, is manifesting in mindless violence. Abetting the trend is ‘fake news’ and the misuse of the digital tool – the latest being the social media-fuelled hysteria about gangs out on the streets to kidnap children.

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    Mumbai: NCP accuses BJP government of not wanting Maratha reservation

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has accused Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of deliberately not wanting to give reservations to Marathas. “When our government announced the reservations for Marathas, Fadnavis had criticised this decision saying it will not make it past the courts. The fact is this case was not properly presented to the High Court by the government. Now the honourable judges of the High Court are asking this government what

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    Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court: Marathas will have to wait for reservation

    Mumbai: The ‘eager’ Maratha community have no other option but to wait for the Maharashtra government’s judicial commission to ‘apply its mind’ and submit its report before the Bombay High Court. This comes after the government informed the HC that the Commission would be provided with the ‘voluminous’ data of Maratha community only by July 31.

  • IMD issues cyclone warnings for Maharashtra, Gujarat

    Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.

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    Centre to announce Kharif MSP next week

    New Delhi : The Union Cabinet will finalise the minimum support prices (MSP) for the notified Kharif crops next Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told farmers from five states.

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    Maharashtra: MNS activists assault PVR cinema manager in Pune over high prices of food, watch video

    Pune: A group of MNS workers, including a former corporator, assaulted the assistant manager of a multiplex in Pune in Maharashtra over high prices of food items sold inside the theatre, police said today. A case against Kishor Shinde, a former corporator from Kothrud area, and other workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was registered after the multiplex management filed a complaint at Chatushringi police station following the incident yesterday.

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    Mumbai plane crash: I am going to fly in ‘sick aircraft’, Ghatkopar crash victim had told father

    Chandigarh: Hours before the 12-seater aircraft crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb yesterday, maintenance engineer Surabhi Gupta – one of the five killed in the incident- told her father in Sonepat that she was going to fly in a “sick aircraft”. Surabhi had spoken to her father over phone in the morning yesterday and described the condition of the aircraft as bad.

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    Bombay High Court slams CBI, CID for ‘unsatisfactory’ probe

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday pulled up the Maharashtra government and its police force along with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for their ‘miserable and unsatisfactory’ probe in the murder cases of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.