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Sonai honour killing case: Death sentence to 6 for caste-related murders

Sonai honour killing case: Death sentence to 6 for caste-related murders

A local court today awarded death sentence to six convicts in the 2013 Sonai honour killing case in which three Dalit youths were killed in Ahmednagar district.

Jan 20, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

LIVE: Mumbai, Pune on alert as BR Ambedkar's grandson calls for bandh

Dalit groups on Tuesday staged protests in Chembur and other parts of Mumbai, resulting in massive traffic snarls, including on the Mumbai-Panvel highway.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:19 PM IST
Dalit protest throws traffic out of gear in Mumbai and Pune; Riot police called in

Dalit protest throws traffic out of gear in Mumbai and Pune; Riot police called in

Clashes between members of Dalit and Maratha communities from January 1 resulted in large-scale protests by the former a day later.

Jan 02, 2018, 15:50 PM IST
Maharashtra shrinks lessons on Mughals & Rajputs, adds chapters on Bofors, Emergency

Maharashtra shrinks lessons on Mughals & Rajputs, adds chapters on Bofors, Emergency

The Maharashtra State Education Board has come up with revised history textbooks of class 7 and 9 for the 2017-18 academic year, emphasising the Maratha regime and the emperor Shivaji.

Aug 08, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Republican Party of India (Athawale) to hold joint conference of Dalits and Marathas

The Republican Party of India (Athawale faction) today announced a joint conference of leaders from the Dalit and Maratha communities, where a resolution backing the demand of reservations for the latter would be passed.

Oct 04, 2016, 20:38 PM IST

Saamana cartoonist Shreenivas Prabhudesai says sorry for hurting Maratha sentiments

Saamana caricaturist Shreenivas Prabhudesai on Wednesday expressed regret over an objectionable cartoon which led to a storm of protests from the Maratha community, including attacks on the newspaper`s office and printing press.

Sep 28, 2016, 12:43 PM IST

Saamana cartoonist says sorry for hurting Maratha sentiments

 Saamana caricaturist Shreenivas Prabhudesai on Wednesday expressed regret over an objectionable cartoon which led to a storm of protests from the Maratha community, including attacks on the newspaper`s office and printing press.

Sep 28, 2016, 12:08 PM IST
Reservation row: Silent protest march by Marathas in Nashik today

Reservation row: Silent protest march by Marathas in Nashik today

Earlier, the Maratha rallies in Navi Mumbai, Akola, Latur and Nanded drew huge crowds.

Sep 24, 2016, 08:57 AM IST

Maratha take out a silent march in Amravati

Continuing the state-wide protest of the community, thousands of Marathas on Thursday took out a silent march here.

Sep 22, 2016, 22:03 PM IST
Supreme Court to hear Maratha quota plea today

Supreme Court to hear Maratha quota plea today

The decision to grant reservation to Marathas and Muslims was taken by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government before the 2014 Assembly Elections. 

Sep 19, 2016, 09:36 AM IST

Gadkari wishes to build Burj Khalifa like structure in Mumbai

Nitin Gadkari intends to build a structure taller than the Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa.

Oct 30, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

Form SIT to look into Lalitgate; probe Pawar too: Nirupam

Congress on Thursday accused Sharad Pawar of "defending" Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and Lalit Modi and demanded a SIT probe into the entire controversy, including the NCP chief's role in it.

Jun 18, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Maharashtra government does away with 5% job quota for Muslims

Muslims will not get the five percent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

Mar 04, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Uproar in Maharashtra Council over no reservation to Muslims

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of Muslims not being provided reservation in education and government jobs, leading to an adjournment of the Upper House twice.

Dec 24, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill on Maratha quota, leaves out Muslims

The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs but it left out the Muslims, leading to a vociferous protest by the opposition.

Dec 23, 2014, 22:34 PM IST

Maharashtra polls: Can Ajit Pawar deliver a win for the NCP?

The collapse of the 15-year-old Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance has thrown up new possibilities on Maharashtra's political landscape.

Oct 10, 2014, 18:11 PM IST
Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he has done nothing for the people of Maharashtra as Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister and has none of the qualities of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Oct 05, 2014, 16:34 PM IST

Ordinance promulgated for Maratha, Muslim quotas in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan promulgated an ordinance providing for 16 percent reservation for Marathas and 5 percent for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

Jul 11, 2014, 21:34 PM IST

Decision on quota taken after examining legalities: NCP

NCP today said the decision to provide reservation to Muslims and Marathas has been taken by Maharashtra government after examining all legal aspects and expressed confidence that it would stand in the courts.

Jun 26, 2014, 21:25 PM IST

Maha NCP meet on Wednesday, new state president likely

Against the backdrop of Lok Sabha poll debacle, the working committee of Maharashtra NCP will meet here on Wednesday amid reports of a reshuffle which could see its Maratha president Bhaskar Jadhav being replaced by a backward class leader.

Jun 23, 2014, 19:33 PM IST