August 10, 2017 9:53 am
The lakhs of participants of the Maratha Morcha who poured into Azad Maidan throughout the day may have been inconvenient for vehicles and pedestrians, but were a boon to vendors and shopkeepers who saw brisk business through Wednesday.
August 10, 2017 4:22 am
Volunteers at the rally said that though the crowd started proceeding towards Azad Maidan at 10 am, the entire strength could only make it inside by 1.30 pm owing to the rush. Stay-over arrangements for those who arrived in the city on Tuesday were also made.
August 10, 2017 4:10 am
A group of villagers from Kopardi, where a minor Maratha girl was raped and murdered last year setting off series of protests, took part in the rally on Wednesday.
August 10, 2017 3:55 am
The elected members in the state Legislative Assembly representing Samajwadi Party, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Congress demanded reservation for Muslims in jobs and education.
August 10, 2017 3:45 am
Muslim groups too extended their support to Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai on Wednesday. Different Muslim groups put up benches at Byculla, Nagpada and CSMT where they provided food and water to the participants of the Morcha.
August 10, 2017 3:38 am
The call by the Maratha community has put the Shiv Sena in the dock, as the party has been celebrating Shiv Jayanti in March or April, as per the Hindu calendar.
August 10, 2017 3:31 am
A delegation of Maratha Kranti Morcha called on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday and submitted a list of demands. Fadnavis told the delegation about the steps his government was taking to address the concerns of the community.
August 10, 2017 3:13 am
Police escort headquarters in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai informed criminal courts that there were no policemen available to escort the undertrials to courts.
August 10, 2017 3:03 am
According to estimates, over 4,000 protesters in the rally required medical aid for nausea, dehydration, fever and hypoglycemia during the six hours when they walked from Byculla Zoo to Azad Maidan.
August 10, 2017 2:56 am
The BMC hired 80 NGO labourers in addition to its staff of about 40 workers to clean the area around CSMT and Azad Maidan.
August 09, 2017 3:15 pm