Maharashtra

SHAMA ZAIDI GRABS THIS YEARS LAADLI OF THE CENTURY

The Laadli of The Century Award was given to Shama Zaidi, screenplay writer, costume designer , art director, theatre person, and documentary filmmaker. Padma Shri Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry , a renowned theatre personality was this year’s recipient of Laadli Lifetime Achievement award.... Read more

LAADLI INITIATIVE PAVING WAY TOWARDS A GENDER JUST SOCIETY

The Ambassador congratulated Laadli Media Awards for their tremendous contributions to work towards a more gender just society .... Read more

MUMBAI: MORE THAN 100 FOREIGN RETURNEES UNTRACEABLE AMID OMICRON SCARE

As concerns over Omicron, coronavirus' new and potentially more dangerous variant, grips the country, authorities in Maharashtra said 109 out of 295 recent foreign returnees in Thane district were untraceable currently.... Read more

26/11 TERROR ATTACK: FINANCE MINISTER NIRMALA SITHARAMAN WEIGHS IN ON TIWARI’S NEW BOOK

Union Finance Minister and former Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has weighed in on the on-going controversy surrounding the excerpts from the new book by Senior Congress leader Manish Tiwari. She said, before 2014, a ‘clear-headed response’ was missing in the national security matters, implying the UPA government was not effective in its affairs with the matter.... Read more

BOMBAY HC ALLOWS NAWAB MALIK TO PUBLISH MATERIAL ON WANKHEDE, IN CONDITION OF VERIFICATION

The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to restrain NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik from publishing information against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and his family members on public domain and social media.... Read more

ARYAN KHAN BAIL ORDER OUT, STATES NO EVIDENCE TO SHOW CONSPIRACY

The Bombay High Court said there is ‘hardly any positive evidence’ against the accused in the bail order that granted bai to Aryan Khan, son of Shah Rukh Khan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant, all three who were arrested in relation to the Mumbai Cruise ship drug bust.... Read more

POLICE CLAIMS 26 MAOISTS KILLED IN GADCHIROLI, MAHARASHTRA

The police have said at least 26 maoist militants have been killed Maharashtra's Gadchiroli in an intense encounter with security forces in the forests. The encounter happened on Saturday.... Read more

HORSE RACING, ALL THAT YOU ENTHUSIASTS WANT TO KNOW: PUNE RACES, 13TH NOVEMBER

Pune Races 13th November 2021... Read more

IIT GRADUATE BEHIND RAPE THREATS ON VIRAT KOHLI’S DAUGHTER

After days of investigation, a young man was arrested over rape threats on Twitter against cricketer Virat Kohli’s nine-month-old baby. The man was found to be an IIT Hyderabad Graduate, with a history of participating in posting online trolls by using fake accounts, said the police.... Read more

NAWAB MALIK REFUTES CLAIMS OF UNDERWORLD LINKS, SAYS HE WILL EXPOSE FADNAVIS

Malik has refuted claims of Fadnavis in which he says the former was in a property deal with persons linked with the ‘Mumbai underworld’, and with those convicted in the 1993 serial blasts in the state.... Read more

ARYAN KHAN CASE: SUNIL PATIL NAMES BJP LEADERS LINKED TO DRUG BUST

Sunil Patil, who was accused by BJP leader Mohit Kamboj to have been the middleman in the drug case, has claimed that he has no connection with the NCB or the NCP, and the zonal officer Sameer Wankhede.... Read more

11 COVID PATIENTS DIE IN HOSPITAL FIRE IN MAHARASHTRA

11 covid-19 patients have died after a major fire broke out in the ICU of a district civil hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.... Read more

FORMER MAHARASHTRA MINISTER ANIL DESHMUKH SENT TO 14 DAYS IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY

Former home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh has been sent on a 14-day judicial custody by a court on Sunday in a money laundering and corruption case. In April this year, an FIR was registered against MR. Deshmukh under Section 120B and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. ... Read more

HORSE RACING, ALL THAT YOU ENTHUSIASTS WANT TO KNOW: FOURTH DAY OF PUNE MEETING 2021-2022

Fourth Day [7th November 2021] of Pune Meeting 2021 – 2022. A card eight events. The first race starts at 1.30 P.M.... Read more

NCP’S SHARAD PAWAR PRAISES UDDHAV GOVERNMENT ON COVID RELIEF

Sharad Pawar, NCP’s chief praised the Uddhav Thackerey’s Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA) government in Maharashtra in handling covid. He said ‘important decisions' made by the state government helped bring down Covid cases.... Read more

NCB’s SIT TO TAKE OVER DRUG CASE, SAMEER WANKHEDE REMOVED FROM INVESTIGATION BUT DENIES ACTION

Sameer Wankhede has been removed from investigating the drug case in which Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was a prime accused. It will now be handed over to NCB’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Delhi.... Read more

NCB ASKS FOR EXTENSION OF CUSTODY OF ARYAN KHAN AND OTHERS

Custody of Aryan Khan and others in relation to the cruise raid done by NCB had previously been extended till 7 October, citing needs for the accused’s presence for investigation. On Thursday, at the court hearing, the NCB has asked for another extension.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more