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File chargesheet against Chhota Rajan in Dey murder case by Aug 5, court tells CBI
File chargesheet against Chhota Rajan in Dey murder case by Aug 5, court tells CBI

CBI on Monday sought further time to file chargesheet against the gangster Chhota Rajan in the journalist J Dey murder case but a special court gave the agency the deadline of August five.

Maharashtra govt to transfer 933 cr lottery revenue loss case to CBI

The case pertaining to Rs 933 crore loss due to the illegal sale of state lottery will be transferred to the CBI, the Maharashtra government said today.

Maharashtra CID to seek custody of Dabholkar murder accused Virendra Tawde
Maharashtra CID to seek custody of Dabholkar murder accused Virendra Tawde

Maharashtra CID would seek custody of Virendra Tawde, alleged member of right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha who has been arrested in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case, to ascertain if there was a conspiracy linking the killings of activist Govind Pansare and Dabholkar, the probe agency informed the Bombay High Court on Monday.

SC allows Mumbai rape survivor to terminate 24-week-old abnormal foetus
SC allows Mumbai rape survivor to terminate 24-week-old abnormal foetus

Under Section 5 of the MTP Act, pregnancy beyond 20 weeks could be terminated only if there is a threat to the life of the mother.

Need for 'Sharia' like laws to check crimes against women: MNS chief Raj Thackeray
Need for 'Sharia' like laws to check crimes against women: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Slamming the BJP-led state government over the gangrape and murder of a minor girl here, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday said there was a need for a law like Sharia (Islamic) to check serious crimes against women and children.

Shiv Sena rues breakdown in communication with BJP, blames generational shift in party
Shiv Sena rues breakdown in communication with BJP, blames generational shift in party

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday admitted to a virtual breakdown in communication with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national leadership.

1 killed, dozen hurt in building collapse after cylinder blast

An old woman was killed and dozen others were injured when the single-storeyed building came crashing down to the ground due to a gas cylinder explosion.

STOP THIS VIOLENCE! Dalit youths beaten up by 25 people in Maharashtra's Beed for overtaking
STOP THIS VIOLENCE! Dalit youths beaten up by 25 people in Maharashtra's Beed for overtaking

In a shameful incident, two dalit youths were brutally beaten up by 25 people in Maharashtra's Beed.

Youth arrested from Parbhani for suspected ISIS links

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a 24-year-old youth from Parbhani district in Marathwada region for suspected ISIS links.

Declare India a 'Hindu state', says Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray
Declare India a 'Hindu state', says Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

Wondering how long attacks on the security forces will go on in Kashmir, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday demanded that India be proclaimed a 'Hindu state'.

Another ISIS suspect arrested from Maharashtra's Thane district
Another ISIS suspect arrested from Maharashtra's Thane district

The National Investigation Agency on June 29 busted an IS module.

SC tells Centre to take over Adarsh housing society in Mumbai before August 5, stays demolition plan
SC tells Centre to take over Adarsh housing society in Mumbai before August 5, stays demolition plan

The Adarsh Society building, originally intended to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil War heroes and widows, was later transformed into a 100-metre tall tower.

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's 'aide' arrested over alleged terror links
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's 'aide' arrested over alleged terror links

In more trouble for controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, one of his close aides was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS and the Kerala Police in a joint operation for alleged terror links late on Thursday.

Dalit boy killed over affair with upper caste girl; seven arrested

In a suspected case of honour killing, a 16-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly killed by family members of an upper caste girl with whom he was in love with in Navi Mumbai.

Post campus protests, FTII adopts tough measures, makes new students sign ‘decency’ affidavit
Post campus protests, FTII adopts tough measures, makes new students sign ‘decency’ affidavit

The Pune-based Film and Television Institute has adopted a slew of tough measures aimed at creating a peaceful environment for its students.

REVEALED: Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea loved pretty women, late night parties
REVEALED: Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea loved pretty women, late night parties

Peter Mukerjea, a co-accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was fond of late night parties and pretty young women, revealed the former wife of the ex-Star India CEO.

Tur dal at Rs 120 for Maharashtra's poor; only Rs 99 in malls

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Wednesday posed an embarrassing question to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance government on how 'tur dal' costs Rs 120/kg for the poor in fair price (ration) shops, but only Rs 99 in malls where the wealthy shop.

Sheena Bora murder case: 'Peter Mukerjea had many women in his life'

A CBI witnesses has claimed that Peter Mukerjea, former media baron and an accused in Sheena Bora murder case, had "no morals" and had many women in his life.

Fadnavis slams Narayan Rane over his allegations against BJP

Slamming senior Congress leader Narayan Rane over his allegation that criminals were joining the BJP, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis under fire over 'transfer' of dead official
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis under fire over 'transfer' of dead official

Excise inspector Sandip Maruti Sabale had died three years ago in a road accident. 

Now, donate shares, stocks to famous Siddhivinayak Temple to please 'Ganapati Bappa'
Now, donate shares, stocks to famous Siddhivinayak Temple to please 'Ganapati Bappa'

The management of Mumbai city's famous 'Siddhivinayak' Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh, has announced that the temple trust will now accept shares as donations. 

Two naval patrol boats sink after fire, no one injured

Two high-speed patrol boats of Indian Navy, which are used for security of assets in the waters around Mumbai, on Tuesday sank at the naval dockyard here following a fire that broke out in one of the vessels.

Jaidev says Bal Thackeray wanted him to be his political heir

Jaidev, Thackeray's estranged son, has challenged the Sena supremo's will of December 2011 which bequeaths a large chunk of the estate to Uddhav and does not give him anything.

Dance bar and hotel owners move Supreme Court against new law

Several dance bar and hotel owners in Mumbai on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the government's new law alleging that it results in banning of dance performances by artistes.

Patrol boat catches fire at Mumbai Naval Dockyard
Patrol boat catches fire at Mumbai Naval Dockyard

Fire broke out aboard a patrol boat at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said. There was no loss of life.

Anna Hazare seeks death penalty for accused in Kopardi rape case
Anna Hazare seeks death penalty for accused in Kopardi rape case

 Social activist Anna Hazare today sought death penalty for those accused of brutally raping and killing a 15-year-old girl at a village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Konkan Maha; Powai lake overflows
Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Konkan Maha; Powai lake overflows

The good rainfall in catchment areas has led to a considerable rise in levels of water reservoirs, though BMC said the stock was "satisfactory", but not "sufficient".

Maharashtra Oppn wears black badges, demands discussion on minor gangrape

The gangrape and murder of a 15-year-old girl at Kopardi village in Ahmednagar district figured in the Maharashtra Assembly for the second day today as the opposition members wore black badges to condemn the crime.

Brutal gang-rape and murder of minor rocks Maharashtra Assembly; protests held across state
Brutal gang-rape and murder of minor rocks Maharashtra Assembly; protests held across state

Amid uproarious scenes in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday made a detailed statement on the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl.