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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.

  • 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: 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

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Vinayak Mete demands amendment in Constitution for quota

    Mumbai: Desperate to hog the limelight, Shiv Sangram leader and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Vinayak Mete sighting announcement made by CM Devendra Fadnavis regarding Maratha quota claimed that it was his suggestions that CM has agreed to. Mete claimed credit over the slew of decisions announced by the government related to the Maratha quota stir.
    Speaking to media persons on Monday, Mete stated the government should send a proposal

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Congress leader Ashok Chavan accuses Maharashtra CM Fadnavis of being ‘pathological liar’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) pulled out all the stops in its onslaught against the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Monday. MPCC president Ashok Chavan accused Fadnavis of being a ‘pathological liar.’ “This chief minister has consistently misled the citizens of Maharashtra on farm loan waivers, Maratha and Dhangar reservations and other pertinent issues. How can one rely on his latest assurance on Maratha resevation,” Chavan told reporters in Nanded.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Two more suicides in Maharashtra over Maratha reservation row

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated his government’s commitment to granting a quota for the Maratha community, two more persons -– one from Aurangabad and the other from Pune district — committed suicide allegedly over the Maratha quota issue on Friday. Umesh Atmaram Indait, 22, a resident of Aurangabad’s Chikalthana area, allegedly hanged himself in his house in the city’s Choudhary Colony.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Maharashtra CM lashes out at party’s MLAs for not informing youth of welfare schemes

    Mumbai: An exasperated Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis pulled up party legislators for failing to inform the Maratha community about various decisions his government has taken for them. He has asked them to set up ‘help desks’ in their respective constituencies and ensure that the Maratha youth get the benefits of the decisions taken by the government. Sensing the troubled times being faced by Fadnavis, party legislators have pledged to rally behind him.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases lodged against 3,000 agitators in Chakan, Khed

    Mumbai: Normalcy returned to the industrial area of Chakan outside Pune City on Tuesday, after two days of violence by Maratha agitators. Two cases have been lodged against nearly 3,000 persons under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections pertaining to rioting, arson and the use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, among others, at Chakan and Khed police stations.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Government bound to award quota, but after due legal procedure, says Maharashtra CM

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urged Maratha youths not to commit suicide, assuring them the state government was bound to award reservation to the community. However, he added, his government would need to complete constitutional and legal procedures before doing so, to ensure that its stand would be accepted by the Bombay High Court.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Congress MLA Abdul Sattar resigns for Maratha reservation

    Mumbai: Another MLA from Maharashtra resigned on Monday in support of the Maratha quota demand. Abdul Sattar (Congress), who represents Sillod Assembly seat in Aurangabad district, has sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde. Sattar stated that he was quitting, as the state government has not taken any decision regarding allotting reservation to Marathas, Muslim, Dhangar and Mahadev Koli communities.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: CM Fadnavis in damage control mode, collects information on Marathas in govt jobs

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is clearly in damage control mode — in an attempt to get to grips with the Maratha quota stir, he has directed every government department and educational institution to collect information on the number of employees from the Maratha community working in the concerned departments. He wants to ensure that he has precise information on the percentage of Marathas in government jobs before he faces the special

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases against agitators who attacked police won’t be withdrawn, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday took a strong stand against the Maratha protestors who had attacked the police during the bandh across the state. The CM said that such protestors will not be spared and the police cases against those will not be withdrawn. On the other hand, Maratha Kranti Morcha, while, rejecting assurance given by the CM to the Maratha delegation, has decided to hold statewide protests on August

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Shiv Sena plays ‘wait and watch’ game with BJP

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, which has 40 per cent Maratha legislators out of a total of 63, and supports Maratha reservation is still playing a ‘wait and watch’ game with its alliance partner in the state government — Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the reservation issue till Diwali. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray may take a final call after the special session of the state legislature, which is expected to be held

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Devendra Fadnavis won’t be replaced as Maharashtra CM, says Manohar Joshi

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut created flutter saying there is talk within the BJP of replacing Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnvis over the Maratha quota stir, his party leader Manohar Joshi today said there is no such possibility. Joshi, former Chief Minister, said Fadnavis “failed” in handling the Maratha quota issue as is evident from the way in which the community members have taken to the streets in

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    Maratha Quota Stir: CM Devendra Fadnavis seeks assistance from Maratha legislators to resolve reservation row

    Mumbai: An embattled CM Devendra Fadnavis has finally turned to his cabinet colleagues from the BJP and legislators from the Maratha community for their assistance in quelling the spiralling quota stir of the community. An insider from the Fadnavis cabinet said the government is fully dependent on the report of State Backward Class Commission’s recommendation and hence ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the Commission. Meanwhile, party ministers, along with

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    Maratha Agitation: Traffic on Pune-Mumbai Expressway held up due to protest

    On Thursday morning because of Maratha reservation protest in Maval, the traffic on both corridors of Pune Mumbai Expressway was closed. The duty officer at Expressway said that protesters were saying slogans demanding reservations as they blocked both the corridors.

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    Maharashtra: 20 activists of Maratha Kranti Morcha detained

    Mumbai: At least 20 members of the Maratha Kranti Morcha were detained on Monday while they were planning to stage a protest at the venue of an event to be attended by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here, an official said. Fadnavis attended a couple of events, including the ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony of Krantiveer Chaphekar National Museum, in Chinchwad area of Pune on Monday.