Sushant kulkarni

Articles By Sushant kulkarni

Army recruitment scam: Probe reveals involvement of three serving jawans, one posted in Pune

Investigators are now probing whether any more civilians or defence personnel were involved in the scam. They have also appealed to people to approach them if they have been cheated in the similar fashion.

Late at night, the shout that saved a family in Maharashtra’s Chiplun: Dam has breached

Five still missing after dam breach in Ratnagiri, search operations on; survivors move to relief camp in school.

Late at night, the shout that saved family in Chiplun: Dam has breached, dam has breached

With the death toll in the floods caused by a breach in the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri’s Chiplun taluk rising to 18, and five people still missing, 62-year-old Gaikwad, his wife, son and grandson were among the lucky ones — they survived.

Ratnagiri Dam breach toll 18, questions raised about possible negligence

The Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly has also demanded that a case be registered against local Shiv Sena MLA Sadanand Chavan, who was closely associated with the firm Khemraj Constructions, which had built the dam in 2004.

Maharashtra: Repaired weeks ago, Ratnagiri dam breaches, 23 feared dead

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a high-level probe and Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan, who visited the area Wednesday, announced that strict action will be initiated against officials found responsible.

2012 murder at yerawada jail: Doubts over ‘extrajudicial confession, circumstantial evidence’ behind verdict

The court raised doubts about the “story of the prosecution” that the accused made an extrajudicial confession to jail officer Chandrakiran Tayade.

2012 murder at yerawada jail: 2 gangsters held for ‘IM member’ murder acquitted

Police said the two accused, Sharad Hiraman Mohol (27) and his aide Alok Shivaji Bhalerao (22), were then lodged in the same cell — The Anda Cell of the prison — where Qateel was lodged.

Good and Evil Battle Again

The classic Marathi play, Ashrunchi Zali Phule, which inspired two hit Bollywood films, has been revived for a contemporary theatre audience

Desperate aspirants, unscrupulous racketeers, corrupt govt officials: The complex web of state ‘dummy candidate’ racket

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has unearthed an elaborate nexus between racketeers and government officers, who took lakhs of rupees from these aspirants for providing impostor candidates — who in most cases were government employees — to fraudulently clear the exams.

Lawyer, aide held for Dabholkar murder not cooperating: CBI

Punalekar (53) and Bhave (34) were arrested by the agency on May 25. They were produced before the court on Saturday after their first custodial remand ended. The court of Additional Sessions Judge A V Rotte extended their custody till June 4.

Dabholkar murder case: In chargesheet, CBI details hours leading up to murder

The CBI had in February filed the supplementary chargesheet in the case against the two alleged shooters — Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar.

Arrested for ‘helping Dabholkar’s killers’, lawyer, aide remanded to CBI custody till June 1

After hearing arguments from the prosecution and the defence, the court of Additional Sessions Judge S N Sonavane remanded the duo to the CBI’s custody till June 1.

Advocate held in Narendra Dabholkar case also part of Gauri Lankesh probe

The Karnataka SIT has been trying to find more evidence to link Punalekar to the destruction of the guns before initiating legal action against him.

Narendra Dabholkar case: Sanstha lawyer among two held

Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead while on his morning walk in Pune on August 20, 2013. Eight individuals have now been arrested for the murder.

OMR scam: ‘Some senior cops to come under probe scanner’

In May last year, an FIR was registered at Wanawadi police station. and according to the FIR, the racketeers reportedly took money from 30 candidates, who had appeared for the written test for the exam in March last year, and rigged the system to assign higher marks to them.

At 75, Maratha warrior king’s legacy ‘guiding light’ for INS Shivaji

As a tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his vision of building a Navy at the time, the institution was commissioned as HMIS Shivaji on February 15, 1945, by the then Governor of Mumbai, Sir John Colville.

To prevent drowning deaths near dams, authorities urge more caution, restraint

Police, rescue agencies and government bodies in charge of these water bodies say that it’s also the tourists’ prerogative to exercise restraint and caution. They also highlight the need for creating awareness among people, especially youth.

Maharashtra Home dept, police review probe; four new cases

Those arrested include kingpin Prabodh Rathod, a dismissed government employee from Nanded and impersonators, including two then serving police officers of assistant inspector rank, a CID handwriting expert and a cop who was part of the initial probe.

A Murder on Animal Farm

Slain rationalists, lynchings and caste agitations figure in Marathi writer Pravin Bandekar’s new Orwellian novel, which explores the disappointments of all political change.

Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency: ‘Konkan has given mangoes and cashews but is yet to reap the fruits of development’

The two districts make up the southern-most patch of the Konkan region, which has seen a traditional influence of the Sena, attributed largely to the region’s affinity towards Mumbai with scores of people from the region migrating to the financial capital for employment.