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Indrani ​Mukerjea regains consciousness, out of danger, says hospital
Indrani ​Mukerjea regains consciousness, out of danger, says hospital

Indrani Mukerjea on Sunday regained consciousness.

I&B panel slams students, faculty; defends FTII administration

An I and B Ministry panel has blamed the agitating students and the faculty of FTII for the prevailing situation at the campus here, as it defended the institute's controversial decision to call police in the campus after the gherao of its director.

Indrani Mukerjea's condition critical, next 48 hours crucial: Doctor
Indrani Mukerjea's condition critical, next 48 hours crucial: Doctor

Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is in critical condition, Dean of Sir JJ Hospital, TP Lahane said on Saturday.

Lawyer not allowed to meet Indrani Mukerjea

Lawyer of Indrani Mukherjea, who is in an unconscious state at a hospital here after allegedly consuming an overdose of drugs, was on Saturday not allowed to meet her and enquired about her health from the JJ Hospital Dean.

Did Indrani Mukerjea attempt suicide?
Did Indrani Mukerjea attempt suicide?

Former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, a doctor said on Saturday.

FTII row: Next meeting shifted to Mumbai on October 7

The third round of meeting to break the deadlock between agitating FTII students and information and broadcasting ministry officials, which was supposed to be held here on October 6, will now be held in Mumbai on the next day (October 7).

AAP leader Preeti Sharma hits out at Mayank Gandhi

A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) disbanded its Maharashtra unit, the party's state-level leader Preeti Sharma Menon on Friday hit out at AAP's national executive member Mayank Gandhi and said that he manoeuvred the volunteers in a "dictatorial" way.

Shiv Sena slams Maharashtra govt's drought surcharge decision

Ruling partner Shiv Sena has slammed Maharashtra's BJP-led government's decision to levy an additional surcharge on a host of items to raise money to tackle the drought situation in the state, dubbing it as "pick pocketing".

We went to Sanatan Sanstha ashram on our own: UP sisters

Two sisters from Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rubbished allegations that they were "hypnotised" by Sanatan Sanstha. 

AAP disbands Maha unit; Mayank Gandhi says Kejriwal destroying party

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday dissolved its Maharashtra unit, evoking a sharp reaction from its National Executive member Mayank Gandhi, who said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is "hell-bent on destroying" the organisation.

Man kills father-in-law over family dispute in Thane

A 60-year-old villager from Sahapur taluka here was brutally killed allegedly by his son-in-law over a petty family dispute, police said today.

Chandrapur-Ashti road may be upraded as national highway

In what may be a big boost for the development of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in Maharashtra, the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways is considering upgrading the Chandrapur-Ballarpur-Bamani-Gondiopipri-Ashti road as a new national highway.

Cong claims credit for sentencing of 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Congress on Wednesday said the sentencing of convicts in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts case was the culmination of "pointed, precise and prompt action" by the then Vilasrao Deshmukh government and "strongest and quickest" steps by the former Manmohan Singh dispensation.

Fuel, liquor, cigarettes to cost more in Maharashtra

In its efforts to raise more funds for tackling drought in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to levy a surcharge of Rs 2 on petrol and diesel while VAT on liquor, cigarettes and beverages have also been raised by 5 per cent.

452 jail inmates to appear for Peace Exam on Gandhi Jayanti

Altogether 452 inmates of Taloja, Nagpur and Aurangabad jails in Maharashtra would appear for an examination on Gandhian thoughts on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

7/11 blasts verdict: Better late than never, says commuters

Several suburban railway commuters on Wednesday welcomed the verdict in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case but felt that the punishment for the dastardly act came too late.

Maharashtra govt welcomes 7/11 blasts verdict

The Maharashtra government Wednesday welcomed the court verdict in the 7/11 serial train blasts case, saying that it was committed to strengthen the justice delivery system in the state.

7/11 Mumbai blast accused are innocent, we will move HC: Defence

Defence lawyer for the 12 convicts accused of precipitating the serial blasts on local trains in Mumbai in 2006, Sharif Sheikh, on Wednesday said that his clients were innocent and that he would now challenge the verdict of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in the Bombay High Court.

7/11 Mumbai blasts: Raghuvanshi, top lawyers welcome verdict

Former ATS chief K P Raghuvanshi Wednesday welcomed the court verdict in the 2006 serial blasts on Mumbai local trains, saying it had vindicated the efforts of his team of officers which conducted the probe even as the defence counsel said they will appeal in the High Court.

7/11 train bombings: ATS chargesheet details role of accused

From arranging logistics for carrying out the July 11, 2006 train bombings to conducting recce of suburban trains, the accused had the task cut out for them in precision, as per the chargesheet filed by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

Chronology of 7/11 Mumbai train blasts case

Following is the chronology of events in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts case, in which the trial court gave its verdict:

Make pavements encroachment-free: BMC chief orders officials

In a move that would facilitate the pedestrians, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered the officials to remove encroachments on the footpaths across the city.

Civic polls: Congress, NCP eye tie-up; Sena awaits BJP's response

With just a month to go for the civic polls in Kalyan-Dombivli and Kolhapur, the Congress and NCP are eyeing to join hands, just as the Shiv Sena expects a "positive response" from the BJP for a pre-poll alliance for the two municipal bodies.

7/11 Mumbai train blasts: Five convicts get death sentence, seven sentenced to life
7/11 Mumbai train blasts: Five convicts get death sentence, seven sentenced to life

Five persons were today sentenced to death and seven others imprisoned for life by a special court for the serial blasts on Mumbai local trains in 2006 that left 189 commuters dead and over 800 injured.

Minor girl raped by uncle in Maharashtra

A 5-year-old girl was on Tuesday allegedly raped by her uncle at Dhakalgoan village in Ambad tehsil of the district, police said.

Sanatan Sanstha rubbishes allegations of use of hypnotism for violence

The controversial right wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha, whose active member Samir Gaikwad has been arrested for alleged involvement in the murder of the rationalist Govind Pansare, on Tuesday rubbished an allegation that its "seekers' ("sadhaks") can kill through hypnotism.

CBI takes over Sheena Bora murder case, lodges FIR against Indrani, two others
CBI takes over Sheena Bora murder case, lodges FIR against Indrani, two others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a case against three private people, Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai relating to the murder of Sheena Bora.

12 labourers injured in mishap at construction site in Mumbai

Twelve labourers were injured when a slab of an under-construction building in Wadala collapsed.

FTII deadlock: Chauhan to stay, Centre plans to appoint co-chair to placate students
FTII deadlock: Chauhan to stay, Centre plans to appoint co-chair to placate students

Television actor Gajendra Chauhan, viewed as close to the BJP, will remain as chairperson of the premier Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), and to placate protesting students, the government is planning to install a co-chairperson of the institute, sources said.

I'm not mentally challenged, says girl 'manhandled' by cops at Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal

A girl, whose video of being "manhandled" by some women constables at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal here went viral prompting police to launch a probe, Tuesday alleged she was dragged and slapped by cops when she tried to enter the pandal's VVIP queue on Friday last.