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Bhima Koregaon case: ‘No damaged hard disk recovered from Varavara Rao’s home in 2018,’ lawyers counter police claim of seeking FBI help to decipher data
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Bhima Koregaon case: ‘No damaged hard disk recovered from Varavara Rao’s home in 2018,’ lawyers counter police claim of seeking FBI help to decipher data

The defence in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case claimed on Wednesday that no damaged hard disk was ever recovered from Telugu poet and activist Varavara Rao's residence by the Pune police last year

Pune Police issues notices barring entry of Milind Ekbote, Sambhaji Bhide, 160 others ahead of Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary
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Pune Police issues notices barring entry of Milind Ekbote, Sambhaji Bhide, 160 others ahead of Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary

Ahead of the 202nd anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle on 1 January, Pune Police have issued notices to over 160 people, including right wing leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide, an official said

Bhima Koregaon violence: Sarpanch, who signed fraudulent letter, doesn't rule out conspiracy behind 2018 clashes
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Bhima Koregaon violence: Sarpanch, who signed fraudulent letter, doesn't rule out conspiracy behind 2018 clashes

The sarpanch of Bhima Koregaon did not deny the conspiracy behind the violence on 1 January, 2018, which many believe was a pre-planned attack on Dalit pilgrims by upper caste mobs. Sangita Kamble, the sarpanch, was responding to the question about the fraudulent letter typed on the village letterhead for the taluka police station of Shikrapur ahead of the occasion.

One year on, riot-hit Bhima Koregaon remains peaceful, but undertone of caste tensions prevail in the village
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One year on, riot-hit Bhima Koregaon remains peaceful, but undertone of caste tensions prevail in the village

Every year, on 1 January, lakhs of Dalits across Maharashtra gather at the war memorial of Bhima Koregaon, 40 kilometres from Pune. It commemorates the historic victory of the British Army, which had a significant Dalit contingent, over the Peshwas.

Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts
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Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts

After the violence at Bhima Koregaon last year, Dalit groups from across Maharashtra are likely to throng the destination this time to make a statement, and the police have their work cut out for them.