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Yogi Adityanath launches women help desks at all police stations

October 24, 2020 2:35:27 am

Adityanath said the government would strive to ensure that respect for women is inculcated as a “sanskar” (culture) and thus awareness campaigns would be organised in schools, colleges and institutions across the state.

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Mumbai: AC local catches fire, no casualties reported

October 24, 2020 2:33:29 am

The incident took place around 1.30 am on Thursday. “The fire left the control wiring and electrical cabinet damaged. However, the passenger area of the coach did not suffer any damage,” a WR spokesperson said. “Nobody was injured in the incident.

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Uddhav Thackeray declares Rs 10,000-crore relief for those hit by heavy rain

October 24, 2020 2:29:01 am

Incessant rain last week damaged crops in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada.

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BMC okays decision to disqualify BJP-nominated corporator as Standing Committee member

October 24, 2020 11:04:45 am

On Friday, Yashwant Jadhav had moved the proposal at the general body meeting to disqualify Bhalchandra Shirsat as a Standing Committee member as he is not an elected corporator. The proposal was backed by the opposition (Congress and NCP) in the BMC.

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2008 Gujarat serial bomb blasts case: HC rejects accused’s plea to examine news reporters, editors

October 24, 2020 6:50:44 am

According to a source, the accused had prayed before the special designated judge to examine reporters so as to authenticate their sources for the reportage published in the period following the commission of offence and prior to the arrest of the accused.

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Pune: Four arrested for ‘running online prostitution racket’

October 24, 2020 2:18:13 am

According to police, a team of the Social Security Cell of Pune City Police’s Crime Branch received a tip-off that a website was being used to run an online escort service.

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88 fire engines, tankers battle blaze at central Mumbai mall

October 24, 2020 9:25:22 am

A disaster management official said, “There are many mobile accessories shops in the mall. It houses highly inflammable materials including lithium batteries, plastic, printers, AC ducts, that is further fuelling the fire,”

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Delayed Possession of Housing Units in Gurgaon

October 24, 2020 2:15:07 am

HRERA blacklists two realtors, debars them from future projects.

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Mumbai coastal road project: TA approves proposal to cut 41 trees, transplant 322

October 24, 2020 10:59:22 am

In February this year, the civic body had said that around 600 trees will be affected during the construction of the multi-crore coastal road. Of these, 140 are proposed to be cut, while 460 are to be transplanted.

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Capt to lay foundation stone of Sports Univ on Sunday

October 24, 2020 1:50:59 am

The sports university, which recently completed its one year of functioning, will have the new campus built on 92.7 acres of land with a budget of close to Rs 500 crore.

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Mumbai couple sentenced to life term: NCB approaches authorities in Qatar

October 24, 2020 6:41:03 am

The couple identified as Mohammad Shareeq and Oniba Kausar were on their honeymoon and reached Hamad International Airport in Qatar on July 6 last year. On checking a baggage provided to them by Shareeq's aunt, the authorities found hashish.

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Mumbai restaurants, bar owners reach out to CM, excise dept as liquor traders stop supply

October 24, 2020 11:16:16 am

Mumbai has more than 2,500 restaurant and bars. Several of these establishments which had purchased liquor from wine traders in January and February said their stock remained unsold due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown in Maharashtra since March.

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Punjab: Juvenile cannot be denied bail on basis of gravity of offence, says HC

October 24, 2020 12:43:16 am

The HC thus granted bail to the Juvenile on conditions that the father will take care of the petitioner and make provisions for providing of formal/informal vocational training to him to enable him to secure gainful employment on attaining of majority by him.

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In rejecting state farm Bills, Sukhbir echoes BJP leaders: Capt

October 24, 2020 12:35:12 am

“In rejecting the state's amendment Bills, which his party had backed in the Vidhan Sabha, Sukhbir has not just exposed his lack of moral scruples but had also echoed the recent statements of various Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders”, said the CM in the statement here.

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Implement Rs 4,200 grade pay for primary teachers: MPs, MLAs to Gujarat govt

October 24, 2020 12:23:50 am

Those who have written to the state government include Lok Sabha MP Poonam Maadam from Jamnagar constituency, Lok Sabha MP Miteshbhai Patel from Anand, Lok Sabha MP Bhartiben Siyal from Bhavnagar constituency — all from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

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With decline in positive cases, Pune admin to decide on freeing up Covid beds

October 24, 2020 9:14:19 am

Hospitals are increasingly demanding to dereserve Covid beds. According to Bomi Bhote, president of Association of Hospitals in Pune, a letter was sent to the authorities to free up beds as the load of non-Covid patients requiring hospitalisation is on the rise.

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Bombay HC directs TV Today Network to deposit Rs 5 lakh fine in its registry

October 24, 2020 6:43:05 am

A division bench of Justice Nitin M Jamdar and Justice Milind N Jadhav was hearing TV Today’s plea against a July 31 BARC order and warning letter imposing the fine on the network and alleging "viewership malpractice" and violation of the Council’s code of conduct.

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Amritsar: 35-year-old killed in firing at church, old rivalry blamed

October 24, 2020 12:03:44 am

Prince and Manoj were at the church in Sri Guru Ram Das Nagar near Garhwali Gate on Friday afternoon, when a person named Randeep Singh Gill along with seven other persons came there and allegedly opened fire after an argument.

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TRP ‘scam’: Withdrawal of general consent to CBI within ambit of law, say legal experts

October 24, 2020 6:58:28 am

Pointing out that the government has not prohibited the CBI from taking over the case, senior advocate Ujwal Nikam said, "Though the state government has not prohibited the CBI, it has cancelled the blanket permission given to it.

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Punjab: Moga police arrest wanted gangster

October 23, 2020 10:47:41 pm

Moga police said that an FIR, dated 23.10.20, under the Section 22 of the NDPS Act and 25/27 Arms Act was registered against him and his accomplices at Mehna police station.

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Punjab to allow industry in agri and mixed-use areas

October 23, 2020 10:41:59 pm

A government statement said the decisions were aimed at generating employment. These were announced after a virtual meeting of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board (PRTPD) and Development Authorities headed by the Chief Minister.

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UP tops in crime against SCs, is this BJP’s definition of justice for Dalits: Captain Amarinder

October 23, 2020 10:28:45 pm

He said the BJP is indulging in “theatrics” to divert public attention after finding itself totally cornered over the “draconian, anti-farmer and unconstitutional farm laws”.

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FIR lodged over hacking of Amazon Prime customer’s account

October 23, 2020 10:28:42 pm

Noida Police officials said the FIR names as accused "Amazon employees" and a Madhya Pradesh-based man, Omkar, who was found using the complainant's Amazon Prime account.

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Gujarat: Six arrested in Anand for extorting money from doctor

October 23, 2020 10:25:50 pm

According to police officials, the arrested persons allegedly extorted Rs 1.25 lakh from civil surgeon Dr Dhirenkumar Shah of Nadiad Civil Hospital on September 29.

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Punjab: BKU (Ugrahan) to burn effigies of corporates, BJP leaders on Dussehra

October 23, 2020 10:21:13 pm

Addressing a press conference at Bathinda, BKU (Ugrahan) leaders announced that their union had decided to burn effigies of corporate companies, MNCs and BJP leaders on Dussehra as a mark of protest at both urban and rural spots across Punjab.