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Adarsh scam: CBI gives clean chit to Shinde


Mumbai: The CBI today gave a clean chit to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The agency informed the Bombay High Court that there is no evidence to suggest that Shi

Maharashtra to modernise madrasas; Opposition says its minority appeasement


Mumbai: The traditional teaching system in madrasas (Islamic seminaries) is set to undergo an overhaul with the Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approving a proposal for their modernisation and linki

Maharashtra ordinance bans black magic

Mumbai/Pune: As an immediate fallout of the murder of anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar, the Maharashtra Government promulgated an ordinance banning black magic. The draft of the ordinanc

LoC killing: Last rites of five army jawans held with military honours

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Patna/Kolhapur: Amid heart-rending scenes, the mortal remains of five army jawans killed by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control were on Thursday consigned to flames with full military honours

Stray dogs found eating abandoned newborn girl's body on hospital premises


Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Stray dogs were found gnawing at the body of an abandoned newborn girl on the government medical college premises here, a senior official said here on Wednesday.
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Shobhaa De suffering from 'bankruptcy of intelligence': Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Launching a scathing attack on writer-socialite Shobhaa De for talking about separate Mumbai state, Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Friday said she was suffering from 'bankruptcy' of intell

"Dhoom" style street racing won't be tolerated: Patil


Mumbai: Stringent action would be taken against street racers, who seek their thrills in the "fast lane", Maharastra Home Minister R R Patil said today. "We will not tolerate the Dhoom style racing,"

Happy to break silence, not feeling intimidated: Shobhaa De

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Kolkata: Celebrated author and columnist Shobhaa De on Thursday said after the large scale protests by political parties against her latest tweet, she was happy to break her silence and was not feeli

Shobhaa De target of saffron ire over Mumbai statehood remarks

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Mumbai: Columnist Shobhaa De was on Wednesday the target of saffron ire over her comments on making Mumbai a separate state.
"Maharashtra and Mumbai? Why not? Mumbai has always fancied itself as an i

SC clears way for running of dance bars in Maharashtra

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New Delhi: Seven years after they were banned, dance bars can again run in Maharashtra with the Supreme Court today upholding a Bombay High Court verdict quashing the state government's order.
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