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Maharashtra urges centre to curb anti-islam movie on internet


September 20th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has urged the central government to curb the controversial anti-Islam movie 'Innocence of Muslims' on internet sites in order to maintain peace and ... Read more...

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ACB to probe graft allegations against Bhujbal


September 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday gave its consent to the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe corruption charges against PWD Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaderChhagan ... Read more...

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Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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SIT to investigate cartoonist Trivedi’s case


September 13th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will now investigate the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and review the sedition charges against him, a senior police official ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides


September 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Trivedi gets bail, refuses to be freed till charges dropped (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In a setback to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However, he refused to ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gets bail, refuses freedom till charge dropped (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However he refused to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra High Court grants bail to Aseem Trivedi


September 11th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday.A division bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Cartoonist sent to judicial custody, government faces flak on issue (Roundup)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day in police custody for questioning after his arrest on sedition charges, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was Monday sent to judicial custody as ... Read more...

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Maharashtra official found dead in Lucknow hotel


September 7th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) A 52-year-old Maharashtra government official was found dead Friday in his hotel room in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, police said.The official, identified as Vijay Pamoji ... Read more...

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MPs’ delegation calls on Akhilesh, seeks end of malnutrition


September 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A delegation of MPs - part of the Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition (CAAM) - met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and asked him to ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians slam Uddhav Thackeray


September 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Bihar's political leaders, cutting across party lines, Tuesday slammed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks that a permit system should be implemented for ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray publicity-hungry: Nitish Kumar


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is publicity-hungry and has nothing to do with democracy.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award’ for composer Anandji


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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Fahim Ansari’s wife relieved at his acquittal


August 30th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Expressing relief over Fahim Ansari's acquittal in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai by the Supreme Court, his wife Yasmin Thursday said she was glad ... Read more...

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SC to decide Mumbai attacker Kasab’s fate Wednesday


August 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday is likely to pronounce verdict on a petition filed by the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s steps to protect Meghalaya migrants reviewed


August 27th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) A delegation of ministers from Meghalaya Monday reviewed the security measures put in place by the Maharashtra government to protect students and other people from the ... Read more...

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PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project


August 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra.The ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Second Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. Leaders across the political spectrum mourned ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Intro Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. The news led to parliament being ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday over Assam, Mumbai (Second Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Tuesday after opposition members raised a ruckus over the violence in Assam and its echoes in Mumbai.The house ... Read more...

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Delay in communicating detention grounds vitiates order


August 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the unreasonable delay and absence of proper explanation in communicating the grounds of detention under COFEPOSA vitiates the order of ... Read more...

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Editors Guild condemns attacks on Mumbai media


August 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India Sunday condemned the violence against journalists here during a Muslim protest and urged police to deal with the attackers "sternly".The Guilt ... Read more...

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Maharashtra may review road toll policy


August 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government may carry out a review of the state's road toll policy in the next fortnight.Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray disclosed this ... Read more...

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Kasab, Jundal to be jointly questioned by Mumbai Police


August 10th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Thursday granted permission to Mumbai Police Crime Branch to jointly question Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving gunman in the 26/11 terror attack, and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified Bt cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

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SC breather for Maharashtra transport minister


August 7th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended the operation of the Bombay High Court order that cancelled the bail of Maharashtra Minister of SDtate for Transport Gulabrao ... Read more...

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Pune blasts: Rs.30 crore granted for installing CCTVs


August 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 5 (IANS) Maharashtra government Sunday sanctioned Rs.30 crore to Pune for purchasing crime preventive equipments, including closed circuit televisions (CCTVs), days after serial blasts rocked the heart of ... Read more...

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Improve intelligence to thwart blasts: Pawar


August 4th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday called upon the Maharashtra government to improve its intelligence set-up to prevent a repeat of the serial blasts in Pune ... Read more...

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Goa government pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols (With Image)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching ... Read more...

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NCP to stay in UPA but attend no function, skips PM’s dinner (Roundup)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) standoff continued Monday with the latter saying it will continue to be an "integral part" of the UPA but ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society land belongs to defence, says Antony


July 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday asserted that the land in the city on which the controversial Adarsh Society stands belongs to the defence ministry.He said that ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to rid Pandharpur of manual scavenging


July 18th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A day after Bollywood star Aamir Khan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the plight of manual scavengers, the Maharashtra government Tuesday said it would ... Read more...

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