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Ex-cop, others nabbed for Mumbai builder's murder

Navi Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Two people, including a former police officer, were arrested Sunday for the murder of a top builder here, taking the total number of people arrested in the ghastly crime to three, police said.

Ex-cop arrested for builder's murder

Navi Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A former police officer was Sunday arrested and remanded to police custody for his alleged role in the murder of a top builder here Saturday, police said.

Pune FC sign striker Boima Karpeh, release Daisuke

Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) I-League side Pune FC signed up Liberia-born Australian striker Boima Jerry Karpeh replacing Japanese Daisuke Nishiguchi for the last stretch of the league.

Hope to address supporters in Aurangabad soon: Asaduddin Owaisi

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 13 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, barred from entering Aurangabad city till March 2, said Wednesday that he hoped to address his supporters in the city soon since he had full faith in the judiciary.

Shiv Sena admits it torched toll booths

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Feb 11 (IANS) Shiv Sena legislator Rajesh Kshirsagar from this Maharashtra city Monday accepted full responsibility for burning down three toll booths in the district.

Charge sheet against Abu Jundal filed in Nashik court

Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 7 (IANS) The Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad Thursday filed a charge sheet against suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal for planning an attack on vital installations of the city.

Five killed in Maharashtra truck-car smash-up

Wardha (Maharashtra), Feb 7 (IANS) Five people were killed Thursday in a head-on collision between a truck and a car on the Yavatmal-Deoli road, 20 km from the district headquarters of Wardha, police said.

Army jawan sets fiancee on fire

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 7 (IANS) An army soldier was arrested after he set his fiancee on fire over a trivial matter of saree-selection, police said here Thursday.

Sonia launches new scheme for kids' health

Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 6 (IANS) The government is paying maximum attention to the health and welfare of women and children, especially those in the backward areas of the country, United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi said here Wednesday.

Police organise wedding of ex-Maoists

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 5 (IANS) For a change, police put aside their guns and batons and put up a grand wedding for two former Maoists who had surrendered, an official said here Tuesday.

Cadet dies during army training in NDA

Pune, Feb 4 (IANS) A second year army cadet at the National Defence Academy (NDA) died during routine training, an official said Monday.

Man pledges handwritten constitutions for children's studies

Ansoli (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 4 (IANS) A jobless diploma engineer in this Himachal Pradesh village has pledged his handwritten British and US constitutions to a businessman to raise money to educate his children.

Uddhav slams official apathy to drought-hit Marathwada

Jalna (Maharashtra), Feb 3 (IANS) Starting his Maharashtra tour from this town in Marathwada region, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Sunday criticised the Congress-led government for its apathy towards the drought situation in the region.

Two Olive Ridley hatchlings herald breeding season in Konkan

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 1 (IANS) The birth of two Olive Ridley turtles heralded the start of this year's turtle breeding season in the coastal Konkan region, an official said here Friday.

Remains of Jatin-Lalit's missing sister found, murder suspected

Thane, Jan 29 (IANS) 49 days after her disappearance, police in Navi Mumbai have recovered remains suspected to be of Sandhya Singh, the missing sister of music composers Jatin and Lalit Pandit and yesteryear actresses Sulakshna and Vijeta. Her brother Lalit said the remains were identified by some jewellery found with them.

John Abraham flags off motor show

Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) The Mumbai International Motor Show (MIMS) was Thursday inaugurated by Bollywood actor and automobile aficionado John Abharam.

Mumbai FC face tough test against leaders Churchill Bros

Pune, Jan 23 (IANS) Mumbai FC will have their task cut out when they host table-toppers Churchill Brothers SC in I-League Round 18 encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi here Thursday.

Pune Don Bosco vice principal held for molestation

Pune, Jan 22 (IANS) The vice principal of Don Bosco School here was arrested Tuesday for allegedly molesting a student, police said.

Destitute former Shiv Sena minister adopted by NGO

Thane, Jan 21 (IANS) An NGO Monday rescued an ailing and destitute former Shiv Sena minister who was the party's secular face in its government in 1995-99 and rehabilitated him in an old age home in Aurangabad.

Christians angry over Christ's picture, Facebook post

Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Christian groups in the state Monday took umbrage at a 2013 calendar showing Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and a beer and urged the Maharashtra government to initiate action.

Manipur, Haryana eves U-17 and U-19 champs

Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Manipur and Haryana eves emerged champions in the Pune Football Club 58th National School Under-17 and Under-19 Football Girls Championship here at the Balewadi Sports Complex Monday.

JLR starts manufacturing Jaguar XF saloon in Pune

Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Auto major Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Monday announced the production of its indigenously-built Jaguar XF saloon model at its Pune plant here.

Nasheed declined Indian intervention last year: Maldives paper

Male/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Indian naval ships were cruising about 40 km off the Maldives coast on the morning of Feb 7, 2012, hours before then president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power. But he decided not to seek India's intervention, a Maldivian newspaper reported.

Judicial probe ordered into Dhule riots

Dhule (Maharashtra), Jan 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into the Jan 6 communal riots in this town in which six people were killed and over 200 injured.

Two labourers killed in Maharashtra gas explosion

Solapur (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) Two labourers were injured, one critically, in an explosion at a biogas factory while it was being constructed on the outskirts of the city, police said.

Another star wife focuses on interiors

M0umbai, Jan 14 (IANS) What's with film actors' wives and the business of interior design and products?

Teach Pakistan a lesson like 1965: Hazare

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Jan 10 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Thursday demanded that India should "teach Pakistan a lesson" like it did in 1965 for the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir.

Thane tribal Christians allege 'prosecution'

Thane, Jan 9 (IANS) A Catholic NGO Wednesday accused some Hindu groups of allegedly terrorising tribal Christians in a Thane sub-district in Maharashtra by not allowing them to practice their religion.

Bajaj Auto launches 100 cc Discover motorcycle

Pune/New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto Monday launched its 100 cc motorcycle Discover 100T priced at Rs.50,500 (ex-showroom New Delhi).

Delnaaz happy being friends with ex-husband Rajeev

Lonavala, Jan 3 (IANS) Film and television actress Delnaaz Irani, who was not on talking terms with her ex-husband Rajeev Paul before entering the "Bigg Boss 6" house, is happy to be friends with him and thanks the reality show for bridging the communication gap.

I'm as normal as anyone here, says Imam from 'Bigg Boss' house

Lonavala, Jan 3 (IANS) Known for creating ruckus in the "Bigg Boss 6" house, Imam Siddique Thursday said he is honest and sincere and reacts when angry.

Anti-nuclear plant protestors launch 'jail-bharo' in Maharashtra

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Jan 2 (IANS) Thousands of villagers Wednesday launched a 'jail bharo' agitation demanding scrapping of the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) coming up here, an activist said.

Kulwant Singh Gill is new NDA commandant

Pune, Jan 1 (IANS) Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill Tuesday took over as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, an official said.

Mumbai FC held to a goalless draw by Dempo SC

Pune, Dec 30 (IANS) Mumbai FC played out a goalless draw against defending champions Dempo SC in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, here Sunday.

Safeguard dignity of women, says Pranab

Pune, Dec 29 (IANS) Mourning the death of the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for the need to create an atmosphere to safeguard the dignity of women in India.

Neha Saxena makes comeback with 'Amita Ka Amit'

Mumba, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Neha Saxena is back on the tube. After featuring in "Tere Liye", she took a break, but her belief in the saying 'out of sight is out of mind' has brought her back to face the camera - even if it is for a cameo.

Mumbai FC hope to sign off 2012 on winning note

Pune, Dec 29 (IANS) Mumbai FC will be up for a challenge when they host table-toppers and defending champions Dempo SC in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Sunday.

Manit Joura to be seen in German film

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Television actor Manit Joura will be seen in a German film titled "The Girl With The Indian Emerald".

Madhuri enjoys snorkeling

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Madhuri Dixit is having a blast on a family holiday abroad. The actress experienced a "different world" when she went snorkeling.

Majeric completes a double with first singles title

Pune, Dec 29 (IANS) Slovenia's Tadeja Majeric gave herself a new year gift by completing a double when she beat Turkey's Basak Eraydin in two hard-fought sets at the NECC-ITF Women's $25,000 tennis tournament here at the Deccan Gymkhana Saturday.

India's foreign reserves down by near $93 mn

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves went down by $92.8 million to $296.53 billion for the week ended Dec 21, data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed.

I'm sorry I'm a man: SRK

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) "I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture", and "I am so sorry that I am a man", Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said Saturday following the death of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist who was brutally gang-raped and tortured in the national capital.

'ABCD' promotional tour to start from Bangalore

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) The promotional multi-city tour for the movie "ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance", which was supposed to start from New Delhi, will now take off from Bangalore for the sake of injured choreographer-turned-actor Salman Yusuff Khan.

Happy with no backing in film industry: Rajeev Khandelwal

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) In the Hindi film industry, mostly ruled by the Khans and Kapoors, actor Rajeev Khandelwal is happy that he has been able to make space for himself, without any backing.

Composer Mithoon against songs that objectify women

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Composer Mithoon, known for providing music in films like "The Train" and "Bas Ek Pal", says he does not believe in songs that objectify women as it goes against his religious beliefs.

I've stepped out of 'Hate Story 2': Vivek Agnihotri

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who recently made erotic thriller "Hate Story", says he has stepped out of the movie's sequel.

Wake up India, react B'wood celebs

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) The death of the Delhi gang-rape victim in Singapore shocked Bollywood, with Shabana Azmi urging the country to "wake up" and combat violence against women.

Praful Patel praises Modi for winning Gujarat polls

Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel Friday praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's victory in the state assembly elections.

Pawar speaks against concession on food grain

Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Taking on the UPA government over the Food Security Bill, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said here that huge concessions on food grain could lead to serious problems.

Tadeja, Basak enter final, eye maiden firsts

Pune, Dec 28 (IANS) Slovenia's third seed Tadeja Majeric and Turkey's Basak Eraydin will face off for the title at the NECC ITF women's $25,000 tennis tournament being held here at the Deccan Gymkhana Saturday.


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