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14 years later, no justice for Pardhi woman who ‘died in police custody’
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A resident of Burudgaon village in Ahmednagar, Suman was a police informer who provided vital inputs to the police about organised dacoities and other offences committed by members of the Pardhi community.

Sena mouthpiece slams Sharjeel Usmani, says Yogi govt’s responsibility to hand him over
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Usmani was booked for his alleged objectionable speech against the Hindu community and the Indian State at the Elgaar Parishad 2021 event in Pune on January 30.

Arundhati Roy calls for resistance against RSS
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Roy read out her speech in Hindi titled "Ek Ladai Mohabbat Ki". She alleged that the RSS is leading the "Bramhanwadi (castiest)" forces and has taken control of the country through Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Serum Institute of India fire: `We haven’t informed Pratik’s ailing father that his son is no more”
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The family lives in a small house across lane number 14 at Prabhat Road in Pune’s Deccan area. A family member said anonymously it was painful to identify Pratik's body at the Sassoon General Hospital:

Serum Institute of India fire: Migrant worker from UP raised alarm, among dead
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Police are still collecting key details of those killed as their families are yet to reach the hospital.

Elgaar Parishad’s January 30 event: Arundhati Roy, ex-IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan among main speakers
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

'Bhima Koregaon Shourya Din Prerna Abhiyan' has released a pamphlet for the coming Elgaar Parishad, which mentions its "main speakers" as Arundhati Roy, Kannan Gopinathan along with Rohith's brother Raja Vemula.

Nitin Raut visits disputed ‘samadhi’ of Govind Gopal at Vadhu Budruk
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Several persons coming to 'Jaystambh' on January 1 also visit the Vadhu Budruk village. But in the wake of Covid-19, the number of people at Vadhu Budruk on Friday was much less.

Battle of Koregaon Bhima: Event to mark 203rd anniv held peacefully
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Police said there was good response to the appeal made by the state government and Ambedkarite outfits that people should not visit “Jaystambh”

Bombay HC lets govt make arrangements for Jan 1 event at disputed Jaystambh land
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

Justice V G Bisht passed the order in this regard on December 23, as per which the government has been permitted to enter upon the “suit land” to make necessary arrangements for the public to visit the victory pillar (Jaystambh) from December 25 to January 5, 2021.

Pune police refuse nod to Elgaar Parishad citing Covid, law and order; organisers say will move court
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

One of the organisers, retired judge Kolse Patil, said, “The so called progressive Uddhav government has done what Devendra (Fadanvis) of RSS did not do”

Bhima Koregaon anniversary: As govt urges Covid caution, plans for another Elgaar Parishad
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Why is the Bhima Koregaon anniversary significant, what are the plans to observe it this year, and what happened during its 200th anniversary in 2018, which saw the arrests of activists and intellectuals?

Don’t visit Jaystambh on Jan 1, watch programme live on Doordarshan: Maharashtra govt
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The notification urged that the programme to mark the anniversary should be held in a 'symbolic and simple' manner. A similar appeal had been made by the Pune district administration earlier.

Pune meet discusses plan to hold another Elgaar Parishad event
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

“We are now organising Elgaar Parishad at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch. We have already booked the premises and process is on for seeking permission from the police for holding the conference,” said Justice (retd) B G Kolse Patil, a former High Court judge who was a key person at the meeting.

Bhim Army chief to visit Pune’s Jaystambh on January 1
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Abjijit Gaikwad, chief of the Pune unit of Bhim Army, said, “It is confirmed that our party chief will visit the Jaystambh on January 1.”

Pune: Six arrested for ‘social boycott’ of Kanjarbhat family by ‘jaat panchayat’
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

On Saturday, Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Council and BJP leader Pravin Darekar held a meeting with Abhinav Deshmukh, the superintendent (SP) of Pune rural police, demanding proper investigation into this case.

Legislative Council Oppn leader seeks action against ‘jaat panchayat’ for ‘social boycott’ of Kanjarbhat family
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

A Pune-based woman from the Kanjarbhat community, Suhani alias Rita Kumbhar (32), and her family were “boycotted” for a period of one year after her mother Nanda refused to let the community’s ‘jaat panchayat’ resolve their property dispute.

Matka den flourishes around Pune Police ‘QR Code spot’
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

As part of the 'Third I' initiative for effective patrolling over the past one year, the Pune City Police had put up A4 size laminated sheets with QR Codes at certain locations in the jurisdiction of all its police stations.

Family from Kanjarbhat community faces ‘social boycott’ after refusing to let ‘jaat panchayat’ solve property row
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

“If they want to come back to the community, they will have to give Rs 1 lakh, five liquor bottles and five bokad (male goats) as fine within one year, or else they will be boycotted forever,” the video purportedly shows the 'panchayat' members as saying.

Malegaon blast accused joins JD(U) in UP, says ‘wish to work for society’
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

Upadhyay, a resident of Pune and a native of Ballia in UP, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his native constituency as an Independent candidate.

Maharashtra grants seventh and ‘final’ extension to Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry till Dec 31
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

Commission seeks bigger place to conduct hearings amid Covid pandemic.

Elgaar Parishad case: NIA arrests third KKM artiste, says all were in contact with Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

Pune resident Jyoti Jagtap (33) was arrested on Tuesday, a day after Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor's arrest.

Elgaar Parishad case: NIA arrests third KKM artist, says all were in contact with Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

All three artists were “propagating Naxal activities” and were in contact with absconding accused Milind Teltumbde, a top leader of the banned CPI-Maoist, the NIA has claimed.

Elgaar Parishad case: NIA arrests two Pune-based Kabir Kala Manch artists over ‘Maoist’ links
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

The two accused, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, were active members of the 'Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyaan', a body that had organised the Elgaar Parishad, an evening conclave held at Shaniwar Wada in Pune on December 31, 2017, ahead of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

Accused held for ISKP links planned mass killings, did recce of ‘sensitive locations’ in state: NIA
Fri, Sep 04, 2020

According to the NIA, investigation has revealed that Jahanazaib Sami, a BTech graduate from Ferozpur, got radicalised and inclined towards the Islamic State and ISKP, a branch of ISIS, by reading about the terror outfits on the internet.

Maharashtra: To nab pangolin traffickers, forest dept sets up network of informants
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

Forest department officials arrested six persons on Sunday, including two from Pune, following the recovery of a pangolin from some of the accused, who were nabbed at Wele village in Wai tehsil of Satara district a day before.