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Ex-Haryana CM OP Chautala gets 4-year jail in disproportionate assets case

The Court also ordered the confiscation of four of his properties. Chautala appeared physically and was present in the courtroom

27 May 2022 4:40 pm
`Keeping my fingers crossed,` says Aryan Khan`s friend Arbaaz Merchant`s father

Arbaaz Merchant, who was arrested along with his friend Aryan Khan and others, has not been given clean chit in the cruise ship drugs case

27 May 2022 3:42 pm
Aryan Khan gets clean chit: Heres a timeline of events that unfolded

The NCB said, `Based on input, NCB Mumbai had on October 2, 2021, intercepted Vikrant, Ishmeet, Arbaaz, Aryan and Gomit at International Port Terminal, Mumbai Port Trust, and Nupur, Mohak and Munmum at the Cordelia Cruise`

27 May 2022 3:20 pm
Maharashtra: Sambhajiraje Bhosale pulls out of Rajya Sabha poll race

He cited his decision as arising out of self-respect and concern for the masses

27 May 2022 2:54 pm
NCB gives clean chit to Aryan Khan, 5 others in Cordelia cruise drugs case

The chargesheet is likely to be filed today in the special NDPS court

27 May 2022 2:43 pm
ED summons former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah in money-laundering case

The questioning is reported to be in connection with a case of alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) that is being probed by the federal agency

27 May 2022 1:06 pm
Free me from cruel post: Rajasthan minister Ashok Chandna to CM Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Chandna took to Twitter and said, `Free me from this cruel ministerial post and give the charge of all my departments to Kuldeep Ranka ji, because anyway, he is the minister of all the departments`

27 May 2022 12:10 pm
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India`s biggest drone festival

Modi also interacted with kisan drone pilots and witnessed open-air drone demonstrations in the drone exhibition centre

27 May 2022 11:53 am
Where will the dog go?: Netizens ask after govt transfers dog-walking IAS couple

According to official sources, the home ministry had sought a report from the Delhi Chief Secretary on the news report regarding the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by IAS officer Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife

27 May 2022 11:16 am
`Our photos covered unknown facets of pandemic: Amit Dave on winning Pulitzer

Amit Dave, one among the four Indian photojournalists who won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, speaks to Mid-Day Digital about the recognition and remembers late colleague and well-known journalist Danish Siddiqui

27 May 2022 11:12 am
MK Stalin urges PM Narendra Modi to declare Tamil official language as Hindi

Stalin and Modi were sharing the stage at an event in Chennai, where the Prime Minister launched several new schemes and development projects

27 May 2022 10:16 am
Pune: Couple arrested for murder of prison official`s son

Giridhar Alias Girish Gaikwad (21), the victim, was the son of a prison official attached to the Amravati central prison

27 May 2022 8:39 am
Resort `at centre of ED probe` does not belong to him, claims Anil Parab

The probe agency has filed a fresh case against the minister and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Parab`s role was already being probed by the ED in another money laundering case registered against former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh

27 May 2022 8:34 am
Eastern Freeway named after former Maharashtra CM late Vilasrao Deshmukh

The freeway was built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and funded by the central government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM)

27 May 2022 8:25 am
Mumbai University to offer full-time degree courses online

The varsity will be the first in Maharashtra to do so; first will be a post-graduate programme in sociology, 11 more to follow

27 May 2022 7:58 am
37 per cent water stock left in reservoirs: Maharashtra govt

The government was working to ensure uninterrupted water supply to citizens with appropriate planning for its distribution, the Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said in statement

27 May 2022 7:57 am
Nurses strike leaves JJ Hospital grappling, while no impact at some hospitals

With around 10,000 nurses on strike across state, some hospitals forced to postpone surgeries

27 May 2022 7:56 am
Need laws in place and a change in mindset

Legal experts laud Latadevi Borade for her continued fight against widow customs, agree with her that just raising awareness is not enough

27 May 2022 7:54 am
ED raids Maharashtra minister Anil Parab, his close aides properties

Agency refuses to divulge details of fresh case, says it will alert other suspects in the money- laundering case

27 May 2022 7:53 am
MVA insulates Anil Parab, calls out BJP

Sena leaders say the ED raid on transport minister is the BJPs attempt to pressure Oppn leaders to win the Rajya Sabha elections

27 May 2022 7:50 am
Stop murder of mangroves in Bhiwandi: Activist to govt

Stalin D of Vanashakti NGO says truckloads of debris being dumped on wetland at Anjur-Dive

27 May 2022 7:49 am
A goodbye with grace

First phase of mammoth Worli crematorium revamp completed after challenging two years

27 May 2022 7:47 am
Why be so secretive about BMC works: SP

MLA Rais Shaikh says he hasnt received details of projects cleared by the administrator despite writing three letters

27 May 2022 7:45 am
Russia-Ukraine war sends bridge construction cost straight through the roof

Rising prices of raw material including steel and cement means the overall cost will increase by 20-25 per cent; one contractor writes to BMC

27 May 2022 7:41 am
Mumbai: Work on 494 roads yet to be completed ahead of monsoon

Just 11 out of 505 roads have been completed so far and all 11 are in the western suburbs

27 May 2022 7:39 am
Maha govt promises crackdown on mobile lending apps and their recovery agents

Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil meets our reporters with police top brass to probe all recovery harassment cases clubbed together and show results in 10 days

27 May 2022 7:31 am
Covid-19: Mumbai reports 350 new cases, active tally at 1,658

With this, Mumbais infection tally climbed to 10,63,921, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, the civic body said in its bulletin

27 May 2022 7:28 am
Wear mask, Covid-19 cases on the rise: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray discusses Covid-19 situation in Cabinet meeting; MMR emerges as point of concern yet again

27 May 2022 7:25 am
Second coming

The unmistakable South Indian aromas didnt disappoint when we dropped by Matungas iconic Ramashraya that opened another outlet in Lalbaug

27 May 2022 7:19 am
Mumbai, prepare to face the heat for a while longer

Monsoon might not hit city earlier than expected, and might arrive on its normal average dates

27 May 2022 7:17 am
More feminism in the classroom

Eighteen hours: the time I have to fill the gaping hole left by the lack of feminist instructions in the curriculum, is indicative of the male supremacist beliefs that dominate the education system world over

27 May 2022 7:07 am
The slow but steady shift in our queer film space

A recent conference had several speakers associated with Kashish, a queer film fest that is in its 13th year, speak out about different aspects of the festival with an overriding sentiment that it is important this festival reclaims its space

27 May 2022 7:06 am
`Dig all mosques and, if Shivlingas found, hand over to Hindus`

When BJP will come to power in Telangana, minority reservations will be abolished and the Urdu language will be banned, said state BJP chief

26 May 2022 1:55 pm
Maha BJP chief tells Supriya Sule to `go home and cook`; draws NCP`s ire

Supriya`s husband Sadanand Sule also in a social media post criticised Patil`s remarks, saying, `This is the Maharashtra BJP president speaking about Supriya. I have always maintained that they (BJP) are misogynistic and demean women whenever they can`

26 May 2022 12:57 pm
Ex-MLA PC George sent to 14 days judicial custody in hate speech

The arrest of George, one of the most controversial politicians of the state, was preceded by more than three weeks of political drama

26 May 2022 11:01 am
Gupkar alliance terms life sentence to Yasin Malik unfortunate

The NIA court while sentencing life imprisonment to Malik also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh. He was sentenced to life imprisonment twice (one for waging war against the nation and one in UAPA sec 17 raising fund for terror act). NIA had sought the death penalty for the separatist leader who was convicted on May 19

26 May 2022 10:49 am
Not easy to part ways after long association: Kapil Sibal on leaving Congress

Sibal said that he had quit the Congress on May 16, and is an independent voice

26 May 2022 10:35 am
ED raids multiple locations in money-laundering probe linked to Anil Parab

Locations in Dapoli, Mumbai and Pune are being searched after the federal agency filed a fresh case under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

26 May 2022 10:34 am
Karti Chidambaram denies Chinese visa scam allegations

Earlier on May 17, the CBI had arrested Karti`s close associate S Bhaskar Raman in the case

26 May 2022 10:30 am
Mumbai Crime: Man booked for molesting his 13-year-old niece in Goregaon

When the victim resisted the assault by her uncle and tried to raise an alarm, the accused threatened to kill her brother, the official said

26 May 2022 10:21 am
Texas student caught with firearms outside school day after deadly shooting

Police arrested a suspect walking towards a Richardson high school in Texas with what appeared to be a rifle

26 May 2022 10:19 am
Gangster Guru Satam`s son, nephew convicted in 2014 extortion case

Special judge RR Bhosale, who convicted the duo, will pronounce the quantum of sentence on May 30

26 May 2022 10:17 am
ED raids: Maha minister Parab should prepare to go behind bars, says Somaiya

The ED raided multiple locations in Maharashtra as part of a money laundering probe against Parab and others linked to alleged irregularities in a land deal in coastal Dapoli area of Ratnagiri district and other charges, officials said

26 May 2022 10:15 am
Mumbai: 8 executives of Motilal Oswal booked for outraging modesty of woman

The 37-year-old complainant is the assistant vice-president, Digital Marketing, at the Prabhadevi-based MOFSL. She is under suspension since May 6 for allegedly sending some messages to her male colleague which made him uncomfortable

26 May 2022 8:40 am
Kashish hoists its flag once again

South Asias biggest LGBTQI+ film festival returns after the pandemic-enforced break with a diverse line up

26 May 2022 7:58 am
Maharashtra: 49-year-old woman fights for the rights of widows

Widowed at the age of 19, Latadevi Borade objected to widow customs, faced ostracisation from relatives, but continues her battle

26 May 2022 7:57 am
Whats your problem with us: Ghatkopar, Vikhroli East locals ask fire department

Citing that 10-km stretch does not have even one fire station, residents say till one is set up, authorities should arrange for a mini fire station in the locality

26 May 2022 7:53 am
Fraudsters reaching victims via social media

Since things are moving towards normalcy, an officer said, most victims feel they will get jobs sooner or later and repay their loans

26 May 2022 7:51 am
Mumbai: SRPF roped in to keep SGNP encroacher-free

Ten personnel from State Reserve Police Force join patrolling after last weeks demolition drive

26 May 2022 7:50 am
Transparency in, malai posting out for Mumbai cops

Hundreds of cops, from assistant inspectors to inspectors, get on-the-spot postings as part of general transfers in the city; move to curb corruption

26 May 2022 7:49 am