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  • Maratha quota stir: Class 11 girl commits suicide over reservation in Ahmednagar

    Ahmednagar (Maha): A 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Monday, demanding reservation to the Maratha community, police said. Kishori Baban Kakade, a Class 11 student of Radhabai Kale women’s college, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room at 3 pm, Superintendent of Police Ranjan Kumar Sharma told PTI.

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    Maratha Kranti Morcha to revive protest from Dec 1 if state does not grant reservations

    Mumbai: After a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday, organisers of the Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha (MKTM) announced their two point agenda — grant reservation to Marathas by November and withdraw cases against agitators of previous morchas. During the meeting, the steering committee members first condemned the jostling of journalists during various morchas and apologised for the same. The organisers have also threatened to lock out the Annasaheb Maha Mandal, if it fails

  • Maratha quota stir: Indefinite protest from today in Pune

    Pune: Two Maratha outfits agitating for reservations in jobs and educational institutions for the community have decided to hold an indefinite protest from August 20 in Pune. In a meeting held on Sunday, the Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sakal Maratha Samaj said that the protest, which would be held at the Pune Divisional Commissioner’s office, was to demand withdrawal of police cases against agitators as well as jobs for the kin of

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    Maratha Quota Stir: 170 protesters granted bail Pune

    Pune: The Pune Sessions Court on Tuesday granted bail to 170 people, arrested for rioting and arson during the Maratha quota agitation in the city on August 9. On August 10, the Pune police arrested a total of 194 people, which included two minors and five women.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Vandals had no connection to morcha, says Maratha outfit leader on Waluj vandalism

    Mumbai: Waluj, Aurangabad, is paying the price for discontinuing the practice of paying protection money to political parties and leaders. As industry grapevine has it, these companies earlier paid ‘protection money’ to politicians and their parties. But demonetisation in November 2016 put paid to this practice. Industrialists strongly believe some political parties seized the opportunity of the bandh on August 9 and reportedly sent disgruntled former temporary workers to vandalise the premises

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    After Marathas, now Dhangar community set to hit the streets; all you need to know about Dhangar quota stir

    After Maratha quota stir, now Dhangar community has demanded that they should be included in the scheduled tribe (ST) category like Dhangars in other states. The Dhangars who have now intensified their agitation, are now giving the Maharashtra government run for its own money. The Dhangars will launch a stir seeking reservation in jobs and educational institutions under the Schedule Tribe (ST) category.

  • Maratha Quota Stir: Man commits suicide in Aurangabad, mention quota in suicide note

    Aurangabad: A 45-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in the early hours on Friday in Aurangabad district, with the police claiming that a note found from his house mentioned debts and a lack of reservation for the Maratha community as the reasons behind the act. Karbhari Shelke was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in his house in the Vijaynagar area of the Garkheda locality, a Pundliknagar police official said. He

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    Maratha Quota Stir: No agitation on street; will stage hunger strike on August 15, says Morcha leader

    Mumbai: Taken aback by the violent protests sparked in Aurangabad and Pune by the Maratha agitation, the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) conveners announced in the future, there wouldn’t be any agitation on the streets by the community. Only peaceful means of agitation by cadres will be undertaken; supporters will stage relay sit-in hunger strikes at district and taluka government offices on August 15, announced MKM convener Shantaram Kunjil. As penance, no Maratha

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Mumbai remains silent; unrest in Marathwada, Nashik

    Mumbai: The organisers of Sakal Maratha Kranti Morcha had, on Wednesday, made clear their plans for a peaceful bandh for the city of Mumbai on Thursday. The circular of dos and dont’s and the issuance of ‘a sit-in dharna’ call was a strong indicator of things to come. But traumatised by the incidents of violence that marked the previous morcha of July 23, many schools and colleges voluntarily remained shut.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Agitators protest peacefully at suburban collector’s office

    Mumbai: The Maratha agitators in Mumbai gathered outside the suburban Collector office at Bandra east on Thursday morning. The protests were peaceful in a rather cheerful mood. The participants sang songs against the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The agitators chanted slogans demanding reservations. The protest lasted for three hours and the agitators handed over a letter of their demands, which they requested to be handed over the CM.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Should Marathas be included under the OBC quota?

    Mumbai: Maratha organisations, under the umbrella of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, have successfully called for a bandh twice in the past three weeks, demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions. But the issue has not been yet sorted out, as the ball is now in the court of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC). Now, it is the responsibility of the state government to award reservation to the

  • Maratha quota protest site turns into wedding venue, as couple ties knot during Maharashtra bandh

    Mumbai: The impact of the bandh was all-too evident in Akola on Thursday morning. However, unlike other parts of the state where there were sporadic incidents of violence, in Deulgaon village of Akot taluka, protesters went from sloganeering to showering blessings on a couple who tied the knot at the time of the bandh. The air was rent with slogans by the Maratha community but the minute the couple arrived, the slogans

  • Maharashtra bandh: Internet services suspended in 7 tehsils of Pune district

    Pune/Mumbai: In the wake of statewide ‘bandh’ called by Maratha Kranti Morcha over the reservation issue on Thursday, internet and state bus services have been suspended in several districts as a precautionary measure. Internet services have been suspended in seven tehsils of Pune district, namely Shirur, Khed, Baramati, Junnar, Maval, Daund and Bhor.