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Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra ATS 'terrorising' Muslim youths, Devendra Fadnavis rejects claim

Aug 30, 2016

Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra ATS 'terrorising' Muslim youths, Devendra Fadnavis rejects claim

Addressing a press meet in Mumbai, Pawar said a delegation of various Muslim outfits met him recently and aired their concern over the youths from the community being "terrorised" on mere suspicion of having links with Islamic State and other banned organisations. #Terrorism #Sharad Pawar #PoliticalPlay #Maharashtra #Maharashtra ATS #NCP #Scheduled Caste #Scheduled tribes #Muslim youths #Devendra Fadnavis
Ajit Pawar under scanner: Maharashtra cancels tenders of irrigation projects worth Rs 6,000 cr

Aug 30, 2016

Ajit Pawar under scanner: Maharashtra cancels tenders of irrigation projects worth Rs 6,000 cr

In a setback for former Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday cancelled nearly 300 tenders of irrigation projects. #Politics #India #Corruption #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Ajit Pawar #NCP #irrigation scam #Devendra Fadnavis #ACB #Balganga irrigation scam
Political defiance to SC ruling on Dahi Handi restrictions is not for society's welfare

Aug 30, 2016

Political defiance to SC ruling on Dahi Handi restrictions is not for society's welfare

Organised defiance, like the support of the defiance of the Supreme Court order restricting the height of pyramids to 20 feet, does not bode well for the well-being of a society. #Supreme Court #Uddhav Thackeray #MNS #Raj Thackeray #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Devendra Fadnavis #govindas #Dahi Handi rules
Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping minor girl in Palghar

Aug 30, 2016

Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping minor girl in Palghar

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Palghar for allegedly abducting and raping a minor girl, police said on Tuesday. #India #NewsTracker #Crime #Rape #Women #Maharashtra #Crimes against women #girl #Palghar #minor
Haji Ali and entry of women: With one move, Bombay HC has struck at the roots of oppressive religious practices

Aug 27, 2016

Haji Ali and entry of women: With one move, Bombay HC has struck at the roots of oppressive religious practices

The bench, however, has granted a six-week stay on the order on a request by the Haji Ali Dargah Trust to enable it to go on appeal before the Supreme Court. #Feminism #Islam #InMyOpinion #Bombay High Court #Maharashtra #Protectionism #Haji Ali #sexism #Menstruation #Gender Roles #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Haji Ali ruling
Krishna Janmashtami: MNS backed 'Dahi handi' human pyramids reach for the sky, cops see red

Aug 25, 2016

Krishna Janmashtami: MNS backed 'Dahi handi' human pyramids reach for the sky, cops see red

The Jai Jawan mandal, which failed in its last ditch effort to convince the apex court on the height limitations, had put up a massive human pyramid measuring at least 42 feet at one point, more than twice the limit set by the top court. #Thane #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Raj Thackeray #Mumbai Police #Maharashtra #States #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #dahi handi #human pyramids
On Krishna Janmashtami, Mumbai cops face challenges implementing Dahi Handi restrictions

Aug 25, 2016

On Krishna Janmashtami, Mumbai cops face challenges implementing Dahi Handi restrictions

There are worries from concerned corners that the police might be even vulnerable to contempt of court if some pyramids actually cross 20 feet if the police fails to maintain a constant vigil on all of them. #Thane #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Mumbai #Raj Thackeray #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #dahi handi #Janmashtami
Maharashtra govt puts on hold all parole pleas, irrespective of crime

Aug 24, 2016

Maharashtra govt puts on hold all parole pleas, irrespective of crime

The Maharashtra government has reportedly imposed a blanket ban on parole irrespective of the crime. Times Now reported that this move came almost a month after the killer of Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha escaped. #NewsTracker #Sanjay Dutt #Maharashtra #Pallavi Purkayastha #parole #Sajjad Moghul #Vijay Satbir Singh
Dahi handi mandals in Maharashtra remain confused over Supreme Court ruling

Aug 24, 2016

Dahi handi mandals in Maharashtra remain confused over Supreme Court ruling

Govinda groups or pathaks in Mahrashtra still remain unclear over the participation of underage govindas and the height of the Dahi Handi pyramids in the 'Dahi handi' celebration ritual #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #MNS #Raj Thackeray #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Govinda #Devendra Fadnavis #Dahi Handi festival #Janmashtmi #Pathaks
Legitimising the cow vigilantism? Maharashtra govt to issue official IDs to 'gau rakshaks'

Aug 23, 2016

Legitimising the cow vigilantism? Maharashtra govt to issue official IDs to 'gau rakshaks'

Maharashtra government's animal husbandry department will grant official ID cards to the welfare officers, once they are appointed, to monitor and report any act of animal cruelty. #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #VHP #beef ban #Beef ban in Maharashtra #gau rakshaks #cow vigilantes #Gau Raksha #gau rakshan samitis