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Bhima Koregaon violence: To save myself, I jumped off the terrace, says youth who was chased by armed mob
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Jadhav sustained serious injuries after he jumped off the terrace of a two-storey building in Koregaon Bhima

Bhima Koregaon clashes: Prakash Ambedkar playing ‘caste politics’, says Inamdar
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Abhijit Inamdar is believed to be a descendant of Sidnak (Mahar) Inamdar who fought for British in the1818 battle

Angry New Year: The buildup to Bhima-Koregaon violence
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The January 1 violence against Dalits and their protests mark the deepening of a social and political fault line in Maharashtra. Indian Express on what led to Bhima Koregaon and what could follow

Bhima Koregaon clashes: Intelligence agencies probe what led to violence, look at ‘involvement of outsiders’
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

The intelligence officer said it was possible that this “quarrel” was “instigated” by “outside forces” on either side, and this was the subject of their investigation.

Bhima Koregaon violence: ‘Injured’ Dalit youth yet to regain consciousness
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Amit Parshuram Bongade, who is undergoing treatment at ICU of the Sassoon General Hospital, had gone to the Jaystambh with two of his friends to participate in the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, said his family.

No intel failure, says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis; reaches out to Dalit leaders
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Sources said CM Fadnavis had also expressed his displeasure over the police’s response to Wednesday’s protests in Kolhapur and Aurangabad where violent inter-caste clashes were reported.

Removal of Mahar samadhi board near Pune sparked clashes
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The samadhi or tomb of Govind Gopal (Mahar) Gaikwad is near the complex which has the samadhi of Sambhaji Maharaj.

Pune: Day after, ground zero of violence simmers
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

More than five lakh people, mainly from the Dalit community, had assembled in Pune this year to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle, in which British forces had defeated an army of Peshwas on January 1, 1818.

The one dead in Bhima Koregaon clashes: Shivaji on his jacket ‘gave him away’
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

A jacket with Maratha warrior Shivaji’s face embossed easily identified Rahul Babaji Pharangade as a Maratha. He was accosted, severely assaulted and beaten to death, according to local villagers.

Violence near Bhima Koregaon: 1 killed
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Vehicles damaged; links with case under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act suspected to have triggered unrest

All acquitted in Dalit teenager’s death, father contrasts one trial with another
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Wants retrial in son’s case; notes quick trial for rape-murder leading to death sentence to Dalit accused.

Struggle on streets will defeat ‘new Peshwas’ BJP, says Jignesh Mevani in Pune
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Jignesh Mevani was addressing a packed hall at the Elgaar Parishad on the ground of Shaniwarwada

First FIR under state Social Boycott Act was filed in Pune
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

According to ANIS, this was the first case lodged against a Muslim community panchayat under the anti-social boycott bill.

After opposing event and revising stance, Brahmin outfit leader meets Prakash Ambedkar, others
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Organisers of the Elgaar Parishad said that all speakers, including newly elected MLA Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid JNU student charged with sedition, Vinay Ratan Singh the national president of the Bhim Army have confirmed their presence.

BJP ministers to share stage with Republican Party of India (A) at Jaystambh on December 31
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Event commemorates Dalits who fought for the East India Company against the Maratha Empire

Controversy over ‘Roll of Honour’ tile put up by Army on Bhima Koregaon ‘Jaystambh’
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

A few years ago, the ‘Roll of Honour’ tile was put up on the Jaystambh by the Poona Horse regiment of the Indian Army.

Kanjartbhat community youths protest ‘virginity test’
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Members form WhatsApp group ‘Stop the V-Ritual’, seek help from police.

Maharashtra land scam: IRB CMD, others charged
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The chargesheet in the land scam case was filed in a special court in Pune under Sections 120 (b), 420, 511 of IPC and sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mohsin Shaikh murder case: Ujjwal Nikam blames MP for quitting as special public prosecutor
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Doesn’t name MP, but Cong MP Hussain Dalwai, who wrote to then CM in 2014 against Nikam’s appointment, says he had ‘doubts’ about prosecutor

Three convicts get death penalty in Kopardi rape and murder case
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Around 6.45 pm on July 13, 2016, when the victim was returning home on a bicycle from her grandfather’s house, according to the police, the trio stopped her, sexually assaulted her and then murdered her.

Two tales of two very different murder trials, a Dalit and a Maratha
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Can caste make a difference in the manner in which rape and murder trials are perceived and conducted? Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra has one answer

Kopardi rape and murder: Those who made threat calls to defence lawyers identified, say police
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Police said around 6.45 pm on July 13, 2016, when the girl was returning home on a bicycle from her grandfather’s house, the three accused allegedly sexually assaulted her and murdered her.

Three held guilty for Kopardi rape and murder
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

The trio — Jitendra Babubal Shinde (21), Santosh Gorakh Bhaval (29) and Nitin Gopinath Bhailume (28) — was convicted for the rape and murder of the Class IX student. Arguments over the quantum of punishment will take place on November 21.

MANS meets top cop over event at PWD Ground where ‘unscientific & false claims on curing diseases were made’
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

A poster on the programme, among several put up across the city, purportedly stated ‘come and be delivered from sin, sickness, curses, and bindings of evil spirits’, and mentioned contact numbers of the ‘United Christian Fellowship, Pune’.

Boycotted for marrying a Muslim: Armed with law, 61-yr-old files social boycott complaint
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Following the filing of the FIR, police have booked 20 people, said to be members of caste panchayat of Hiranwale’s community, under a new Maharashtra law that seeks to protect people from such social boycott.

Pune cook accused of impersonation by IMD scientist: ‘She said because of me, her God had been desecrated’
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

“On September 6, Khole (the IMD scientist) came to my house at 9 pm. She yelled at me and accused me of cheating her by hiding my caste," the cook said.

Petrol pump scam busted in UP has pan-India links, masterminds held from Pune and Thane
Tue, May 23, 2017

UP STF, said, “It is a widespread scam. We have informed the Ministry of Petroleum to conduct checks at all petrol pumps in the country.”

Pune: ‘Officials ignored sexual assault complaints, forced boys to clean toilets, watch porn’
Sun, May 14, 2017

“The boys said the staffers at the home made them clean their gutkha spittle, and threatened and beat them up. They told me how the staffers held gambling sessions and liquor parties...”

Man held by Pune ATS acquitted of terror charges by Karnataka court
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

ix of the seven persons had been arrested in October 2008 in Karnataka, during a crackdown on IM in the wake of bombings in Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Delhi between September 2007 and 2008.

Banner claiming Muslim support for Ram Mandir uses photo of Pune cleric ‘without his permission’
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Furious over banner by UP BJP leader, Maulana Kazmi files police complaint.

I will not accept triple talaq, says 21-year-old from Mominpura in Ghorpade Peth
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Woman accuses husband, in-laws of physical and mental harassment, demands action.

Bail in Muslim youth’s murder: Bombay HC cites his religion as provocation
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Mohsin’s family plans to move the Supreme Court against the grant of bail to the accused — of the 21 accused, 14 have been granted bail so far.

Supreme Court grants bail to three Kabir Kala Manch artists held for “Maoist” links
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

With this, all 11 persons arrested in this case by the state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) have now got bail.

On death row, IM suspects from Bhatkal, Pune, Azamgarh, Pak
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The Indian Express profile the five men sentenced to death for 2013 blasts in Hyderabad.

Demonetisation: With lucrative ‘exchange offers’, cyber criminals target black money holders in Pune
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Cyber security experts and personnel from the Cyber Crime Cell of Pune City Police believe that such bulk e-mails are being sent to thousands of people.