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    Shiv Sena likely to go solo for LS polls

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, wants to keep alliance with the Shiv Sena intact for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, despite Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s strong demands. Sena has asked for the post of Chief Minister in the latest round of talks.

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    Arrest of Maoist sympathisers’ bid to divert attention from Sanatan?

    Mumbai: The arrest of alleged Maoist sympathisers and prominent activists on Tuesday was roundly criticised by various organisations, which said the arrests are nothing but an attempt by the government to strike terror among those who are fighting for justice for the marginalised. Prominent activists across the nation, while condemning the arrest, have stated it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to invent a false enemy and engage in

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    Brother-sister reunite a day after Raksha Bandhan

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man who had gone missing since a decade from his residence at Chembur was reunited with his sister on Monday, a day after Raksha Bandhan. A neighbour who was travelling to Vashi in a train, spotted the man on Monday afternoon. Praveen Narayan Shetty (32), a resident of Tilak Nagar at Chembur had gone missing in March 2008. A neighbour played the angel card and restored the brother-sister bond

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    Tale of two city reunions: Tattooed contact No on hand helps youth unite with family

    Mumbai: A 21-year-old mentally challenged youth was rescued from Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar (GTBN) station after he apparently played truant from school on Tuesday morning. The ticket checker (TC) contacted his father because of the family’s contact number tattooed on the youth’s hand.

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    Mumbai Press Club to convene meet

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly on the simultaneous raids conducted by police on the premises of prominent human rights and civil liberties activists and intellectuals, Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (National Secretary, PUCL) in Faridabad, Father Stan Swamy in Jharkhand, Senior Writer and Poet Varavara Rao, his two daughters – Anala and Pavana, ‘The Hindu’ journalist KV Kumaranath, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Professor Satyanarayana, ‘Namaste Telangana’ journalist Kranthi Tekula – all in Hyderabad, Anand

  • ‘Gandhiji too would have been arrested in today’s India’

    “As a biographer of Gandhi, I have no doubt that if the Mahatma was alive today, he would don his lawyer’s robes and defend Sudha Bharadwaj in court; that is assuming the Modi Sarkar hadn’t yet detained and arrested him too,” tweeted famous historian Ramachandra Guha.

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    FIRST LOOK: Saif Ali Khan turns deadly for ‘Hunter’

    After wrapping up the Rajasthan schedule, Saif Ali Khan has resumed shooting in Mumbai’s Filmistaan Studio for his upcoming revenge film Hunter directed by Navdeep Singh. And guess what, the first look of Saif Ali Khan’s character Sadhu is out, which is deadly as hell.

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    Illegal auto ‘parking’ trouble for Bhayandar residents

    Bhayandar: Residents in the vicinity of the Bhayandar Secondary School live in fear of a major crime occurring in the locality though the police station is a stone’s throw away. Their fears are justified because over half-a-dozen abandoned autorickshaws have been lined up on the roadside for the past several months, raising questions on the safety and security of the locals, especially women and students.

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    Third and last accused in railway job scam arrested

    Mumbai: A 36-year-old man was arrested by the Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Marg police on Sunday for conning people by promising them jobs in the Railways Defence through special quota. An FIR was registered in this regard on August 20, on the instructions of Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. The accused, Kailash Rajendra Usankar, was for promising people jobs as Government Railway Police constables. He had collected Rs45 lakh from seven victims at

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    BMC to extend tenure of existing garbage contractors at Rs 98 cr

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will table the proposal to extend the contracts of existing garbage collectors at the next Standing Committee meeting. Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal said the new contractors would take another six months or more to mobilise their machinery, so to ensure continued waste collection, the existing contractors’ tenure will be extended by a few months. He added the dates given in the proposal were likely to

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    Inebriated man attacks devotee mom

    Badlapur: A 21-year-old man in an inebriated state tried to kill his 44-year-old mother after an arguments over her worship. The accused attacked her, by trying to stab his mother on her neck. He claimed, she would allegedly pray to god the entire day which irritated him. The accused arrested has been identified as Akash Dhende,21, who lived with his mom Sunita Dhende,44 at Badlapur (E). The incident took place at Rane

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    Eight get life-term for 2002 NCP corporator murder

    Aurangabad: Eight members of a criminal gang were sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday by the district and sessions court in Aurangabad for murdering an NCP corporator in 2002. Three others were acquitted for want of evidence in murdering Saleem Qureshi.

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    BMC on silent zones: 5-year jail or Rs 1 lakh fine for noise pollution

    Mumbai: The state government has decided to implement the norms of the Environment Protection Act in letter and spirit, announcing a fine of Rs one lakh and imprisonment of up to five years for violation of rules in silence zones. In a statement issued on Sunday, the government stated there are 110 silence zones declared in the jurisdiction of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). As directed by the Bombay High Court, Mumbai Police

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    Grand alliance must not project any PM face before 2019 polls, says Pawar

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Lok Sabha poll, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has suggested no leader should be projected as the prime ministerial candidate before 2019 Lok Sabha (LS) poll and claimed Congress president (Rahul Gandhi) has agreed to his suggestion. Addressing a core committee meeting of the party on Monday at the Y B Chavan Pratishthan, Pawar, while advocating a grand alliance, suggested parties should go with a strong

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    Over a lakh NGOs de-registered, show-cause notices to 40,000

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Charity Commission has deregistered the licences of more than one lakh Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) who have failed to submit their audit reports for the last five years. This is in violation of rules of the commission for which they have also been served notices. The move comes after the charity commissioner noticed most of the errant trusts had not even submitted their annual statement of accounts since last

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    Vajpayee’s death news kept on hold for PM’s I-Day speech: Sena

    Mumbai: Seizing the opportunity to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its ally, the Shiv Sena, has raised questions about the announcement of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut claimed Vajpayee had passed away before August 16 but his death was not immediately announced so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could address the nation on Independence Day from Red Fort. In