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Raise awareness on sanitary napkins: HC to Maha govt

The Bombay high court today asked the Maharashtra government what steps it has taken to bring down prices of sanitary napkins and spread awareness about their use. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and N W Sambre said it was an important issue affecting half the population. The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by NGO Shetty Women Welfare Foundation, which raised the issue of non-availability of sanitary napkins for "over 80 per cent of women" because of lack of ..., 5 days ago

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Sanjay Dutt parole: Do all prisoners get same treatment, asks Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government on Friday said it can justify "every single minute" of parole or furlough granted to actor Sanjay Dutt, who was in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, prompting the Bombay high court to ask if same rules were applied to every inmate. A public interest litigation has questioned the "frequent" parole or furlough Dutt, sentenced to five years in jail in the case, got, and his early release from prison in 2016.   Parole is granted for special reasons, while ...
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Bhima Koregaon violence: Dalits call for Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday

Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar has called for a Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday to protest the state government’s “failure” to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district on Monday. Ambedkar alleged that Hindu Ekta Aghadi was responsible for the violence. He said Maharashtra Democratic Front, Maharashtra Left Front, besides 250 organisations, have supported Wednesday’s shutdown.   Ambedkar, the grandson of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Why Maharashtra bandh is a turning point in Dalit politics  Rediff.com2 weeks ago At ground zero, villagers blame 'outsiders' for Bhima-Koregaon violence  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Over 250 parties supporting Maharashtra bandh: Ambedkar  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Maharashtra government announces CID investigation into Pune violence

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Crime Investigation Department would investigate into the death of a youth in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence.Clashes broke between two groups on Monday during an event to mark 200 years of Bhima Koregaon battle near Pune leaving one person dead. Several vehicles were also set on fire.Talking to reporters, Fadnavis said, "The state government will also request the Supreme Court for judicial inquiry into Koregaon violence."The ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Perpetrators of Pune violence will be punished: Maharashtra CM  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Misinformation on social media led to Pune violence, says minister  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Mayawati hits out at BJP-RSS over Pune violence  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

BJP MP quits party, Lok Sabha; to share dais with Rahul

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Maharashtra Nana Patole, a critic of the central and state governments' handling of agrarian issues, resigned from the party and the Lok Sabha on Friday, accusing the saffron party of failing to keep the promises it made to the people. Announcing his decision, which comes a day before the first phase polling in Gujarat, Patole told reporters that he would join Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Ahmedabad on December 11.   Patole though said ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago BJP MP: 'This is definitely not BJP's victory'  Rediff.com1 month ago BJP rebel MP from Maharashtra resigns over farmers' distress  Rediff.com1 month ago

No prosecution for Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam

The Bombay High Court sets aside the sanction granted by the Maharashtra governor to prosecute Congress leader Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam. The court says the CBI failed to present any fresh evidence against Chavan while seeking a sanction to prosecute him in the Adarsh scam.A day after a Delhi court acquitted all the 17 accused in the 2G scam which had tainted the UPA government and was fundametally responsible for victory of the BJP in the 2014 general elections, this will come as ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

BJP needs to watch out for the caste pot in Maharashtra

Despite being hailed as one of India’s most progressive and most developed states, Maharashtra is witnessing the fallout of lopsided progress, observes Sunil Gatade IMAGE: Members of the Dalit community shout slogans as they block a highway during protests in Mumbai during the Maharashtra bandh on January 3. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters There are no straight answers to exactly what happened at Koregaon Bhima on New Year’s day, hailed as ‘shaurya divas’ ...
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Post Bhima Koregaon, the road for Indian politics

'The continuing crisis in agriculture, the inability of successive governments to provide secure jobs to millions of youths having varying degrees of skills, and fragmentation of politics have created a sense of despondency.' In an e-mail interview with's Prasanna D Zore, Shailendra Kharat -- assistant professor, politics department, Savitribai Phule Pune University -- offers insights into the radical churn taking place among the Dalits in the context of the Bhima Koregaon ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

After massive protests and rail blockades, Maharashtra bandh called off

The shutdown generated tension in Mumbai and a number of towns and cities across Maharashtra. IMAGE: Normal life was hit in the city. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/ Protesters attacked buses, stopped suburban trains and blocked roads at various places in Mumbai as normal life was hit in the city and other parts of Maharashtra during a bandh called against violence on the anniversary of a battle fought 200 years ago. The bandh was called off later in the day. Dalits staged protests in ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Maha bandh: 12 flights cancelled, 235 delayed at Mumbai airport  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Over 100 protesters detained as Mumbai remains tense  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Maha bandh: School buses, taxis remain off road in Mumbai  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Maharashtra bandh called off

Just In: Prakash Ambedkar, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader and BR Ambedkar's grandson has withdrawn the Maharashtra bandh call.Ambedkar said that Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani, against whom a complaint has been filed for giving provocative statement have no connections to the incident in Bhima Koregaon.He has demanded that police arrest Bhide Guruji and Milind Ekbote for inciting mobs against people who had gathered at Bhima Koregaon on January 1.He said, "The bandh was mostly peaceful ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Why Prakash Ambedkar has called a Maharashtra bandh  Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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