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Congress leaders meet Maharashtra Governor, demand special session on drought

A delegation of Congress leaders from Maharashtra led by former chief minister Ashok Chavan and Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and demanded convening of a special session of the State Legislature to discuss the drought situation in the State.

Sheena Bora murder case: Khar residents complain, eateries do brisk business

The Khar Police Station has seen most of the action in the sensational Sheena Bora murder probe but this attention has left local residents unhappy as they complain that the neighbourhood has lost its peace, though the eateries there are doing brisk business.

Efforts will be put to start work on Thane Metro this year: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said all attempts would be made to start the work on the proposed Thane Metro project this year itself and emphasised that there shall be no inordinate delay in completion of the project.

Students with less than 45% can now apply for PG courses: Mumbai University
Students with less than 45% can now apply for PG courses: Mumbai University

Mumbai University has announced that from the next academic year any graduate, irrespective of whether he or she has scored more or less than 45%, is eligible to apply for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Mumbai: Man beats elder sister to death

 A 35-year-old villager from Murbad was today arrested for allgedly beating his elder sister to death over a dispute, police said.

Eight bogies damaged after fire broke out in car-shed in Mumbai

Fire broke out in two trains, standing in car shed of Kandiwali here on Friday night.

Sheena Bora murder case: Police custody of Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna, driver extended till Sep 7
Sheena Bora murder case: Police custody of Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna, driver extended till Sep 7

The police custody of Indrani Mukerjea, wife of ex-TV honcho Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai were extended by court till September 7 in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

Mumbai Police recovers silver Optra car in which Sheena Bora was murdered
Mumbai Police recovers silver Optra car in which Sheena Bora was murdered

In the latest development, Mumbai Police which is investigating the high profile Sheena Bora murder case claimed on Friday night that they have recovered the hired car in which she was strangulated to death.

'Indrani applied lipstick, combed hair of Sheena's corpse before dumping it at Pen forest'
'Indrani applied lipstick, combed hair of Sheena's corpse before dumping it at Pen forest'

In a yet another revelation in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, media reports on Friday said that the victim's mother and the prime accused Indrani did make-up of her victim daughter before taking her to the Pen forest area of Raigad where she was dumped into a suitcase and put on fire.

Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition
Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition

People trying to bring change in government through legal means will not face sedition charge in Maharashtra, but those attempting to bring into "hatred or contempt, dissatisfaction and provoking violence" against the central or state government will be slapped with sedition charges.

Sheena Bora murder: Mukerjea couple, others face day-long quizzing

Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, her husband and former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, and others who have come under the investigators' scanner in the murky family saga Friday faced day-long interrogation.

IIT graduate held in Mumbai for stealing Harley Davidson
IIT graduate held in Mumbai for stealing Harley Davidson

A man who allegedly stole a Harley Davidson bike on the pretext of trial run from a showroom in Banjara Hills here, was arrested in Mumbai today and has turned out to be an IIT-Chennai graduate, police said.

Sheena Bora murder: Mumbai Police seek details of Peter Mukerjea's bank accounts in UK, Spain
Sheena Bora murder: Mumbai Police seek details of Peter Mukerjea's bank accounts in UK, Spain

With more revelations being made by the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case every day, the Mumbai Police is now seeking the details of former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani, who is the prime suspect in the case.

Raigad forest, a favourite for murderers: Social-activist

 Vaishali Patil, a social-worker working for the tribals in Gagode village from 25 years, on Friday called the forest, where Sheena Bora was buried a `killer favourite,` adding that actor Ranjit`s farm was located next door that had also seen six murders.

Sheena Bora's father Siddharth Das quizzed, statement recorded

Sheena Bora's biological father Siddharth Das has been quizzed by the Mumbai Police and his statement recorded in connection with the her murder case, police said on Friday.

Sheena Bora murder case: What is Indrani Mukerjea worried about in police lockup?
Sheena Bora murder case: What is Indrani Mukerjea worried about in police lockup?

Indrani Mukerjea, who has been arrested by the Mumbai Police for allegedly killing her daughter Sheena Bora, has been concerned about her daughter Vidhie, as per media reports.

Siddharth Das, Sheena Bora's father and Indrani's ex-partner, questioned in Mumbai
Siddharth Das, Sheena Bora's father and Indrani's ex-partner, questioned in Mumbai

Siddharth Das, Indrani Mukerjea’s former live-in partner, has not gone missing contrary to media reports.

Sheena Bora case: This is how Indrani Mukerjea got idea to plot a 'perfect murder'
Sheena Bora case: This is how Indrani Mukerjea got idea to plot a 'perfect murder'

New revelations have been tumbling out everyday in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case.

Privacy of innocent persons should not be invaded, says Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday said while there was a "laudable intention" behind the recent police raids on hotels in suburban Malwani following complaints of a prostitution racket operating there, innocent persons cannot be harassed and their privacy should not be invaded.

Who tore Pen police's FIR in Sheena Bora murder case?
Who tore Pen police's FIR in Sheena Bora murder case?

Days after police here in Maharashtra admitted that no case was registered by them after the remains suspected to be of Sheena Bora were found from the murder site in forests near Pen in 2012, a report on Thursday said that a probe has revealed that the police were in the process of filing an FIR, until a senior cop interfered.

Pay Rs 10L to RTI activist injured in attack: MSHRC to govt

Criticising Thane police's lackadaisical approach in not taking timely action on an RTI activist's request for protection, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has ordered the government to pay Rs 10 lakh to the victim seriously injured in an attack on him.

Indrani Mukerjea confesses to her role in Sheena Bora murder case
Indrani Mukerjea confesses to her role in Sheena Bora murder case

As the murder mystery of Sheena Bora continues to surprise the nation, Indrani Mukerjea, the wife of former STAR India CEO Peter Mukerjea, confessed to her role in the sensational crime on Thursday, reports said.

Uddhav ​Thackeray asks Shiv Sena ministers to gear up, visit Marathwada

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has pulled up his party ministers for "not doing enough to help" people affected by water crisis in Marathwada region and asked them to "gear up" by visiting the drought-hit areas.

Sheena Bora on Indrani Mukerjea in her diary: `I hate my mother...she is a witch`
Sheena Bora on Indrani Mukerjea in her diary: `I hate my mother...she is a witch`

The Sheena Bora murder case has hogged media headlines and consequent public attention for the last few days. The diary of Sheena bears testimony to how much she hated her mother Indrani Mukerjea.

Sheena Bora murder: Peter Mukerjea's second round of questioning
Sheena Bora murder: Peter Mukerjea's second round of questioning

The Mumbai Police on Thursday began questioning Peter Mukerjea, the husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in Sheena Bora murder case, a day after recording the statement of former media tycoon.

Villagers await drought relief in Beed district, threaten 'mass suicide'

Residents of a village in drought-hit Marathwada's Beed district have threatened self-immolation to protest non-availability of drought relief measures.

Now, Shiv Sena wants Aurangabad renamed

After the decision to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi, the Shiv Sena wants Aurangabad to be renamed as Sambhaji Nagar.

RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale seeks CBI probe against Radhe Maa

Republican Party of India (A) president Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the cases against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa, who has been accused of intimidation, sexual harassment and voyeurism, and threatened of agitation if the demand was not met.

This CM has ordered for water to be reserved for animals

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he has directed the administration to reserve 10% of additional water for animals in drought-affected areas of the state.

Pansare's kin seeks SIT probe into murder; Maharashtra to reply in HC

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked Maharashtra government to file its response within a week to a petition seeking constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the killing of noted activist and Communist Party of India leader Govind Pansare.