The biggest stories of January 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 5, 2014
A maximum of 247 communal violence-related incidents, which claimed 77 lives, took place in Uttar Pradesh in 2013, the government told Rajya Sabha today.
India | Tejas Mehta | Wednesday January 29, 2014
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has been booked by the Mumbai and Pune police for ordering his party workers to vandalise toll booths in Maharashtra. Since his provocative instruction on Sunday, MNS workers have continuously targeted t...
Cities | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Monday January 27, 2014
Maharashtra witnessed violence since Sunday evening as MNS workers went on a rampage following an order from their boss Raj Thackeray.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday January 13, 2014
After suspected Shiv Sena workers vandalised four toll booths in Kolhapur in Maharashtra yesterday to protest against toll collection on nine roads in the city, the party has called for a bandh in the city today.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday December 6, 2013
Narendra Modi has written to Chief Ministers urging them to oppose the Centre's Bill to check communal violence, on a day the Prime Minister rebutted his criticism and asserted that the proposed law was not a "vote-catching gimmick."
India | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday February 27, 2013
Mumbai and other major cities in Maharashtra saw spasms of violence today provoked by two political parties at war - Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party or the NCP, and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday February 20, 2013
As India celebrated the One Billion Rising movement to fight violence against women on February 14, three little sisters aged five, nine and 11, went missing from their home in a small Maharashtra village. The next day, their dead bodies were found i...
India | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday February 2, 2013
The video clip showing policemen indiscriminately firing during the January 6 violence in Dhule in Maharashtra has created a lot of outrage. Shockingly, even women seem to have not been spared in the firing.
India | Imtiaz Jaleel | Tuesday January 8, 2013
The death toll from the riots in the communally-sensitive town of Dhule in Maharashtra has climbed to five. A person in hospital, being treated for injuries from Sunday's police firing, died this morning.
Cities | Reported by Rashmi Rajput, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday January 8, 2013
Four people have been killed and over 500 people - including 113 policemen - injured after clashes broke out between members of two communities at Dhule in north Maharashtra, official sources said.
Cities | Rashmi Rajput | Monday January 7, 2013
Four people have been killed and around 176 people, including 113 policemen, injured after clashes broke out between members of two communities at Dhule in north Maharashtra, official sources said.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday November 14, 2012
There has been more violence in western Maharashtra, where sugarcane farmers are on protest demanding better prices for their produce. Farmers clashed with the police in Kolhapur and Sangli districts today, pelting stones at cops and even setting a ...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 30, 2012
A Delhi court on Thursday issued summons against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged hate speeches against north Indians and instigating violence against them on various occasions.
Cities | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Sunday August 26, 2012
The Maharashtra unit of the BJP has alleged that the recent violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan was planned and that the state government was warned about it. At a press conference in Mumbai today, Madhav Bhandari, the Maharashtra state BJP president p...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Thursday August 23, 2012
Find Bangladeshis, get Rs 2 crore. That was Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Asim Azmi's singular challenge to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray yesterday. While blaming 'illegal immigrants' to the city for the August 11 violence at...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday August 22, 2012
Amid reports that the Maharashtra government is considering transferring him, Arup Patnaik, the city's police commissioner, has defended his handling of the riot that erupted earlier this month at Azad Maidan, where thousands had gathered to protest ...
Cities | Written by Mala Das | Wednesday August 22, 2012
The Maharashtra Home Department has sent a proposal to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recommending the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik for his alleged mishandling of the recent violence in Azad Maidan in the city, sources have t...
Cities | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday August 21, 2012
Mumbai politician Raj Thackeray says he will defy a police order and will lead his party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), in a march from Girgaum Chowpatty to the Azad Maidan, a distance of about five kms. The police has refused permission for ...
Cities | Agencies | Tuesday August 21, 2012
Mumbai Police has granted permission to Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to hold a rally at Azad Maidan today to protest against the recent violence there that resulted in the deaths of two people.
Cities | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Sunday August 12, 2012
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered the Mumbai Crime Branch to investigate last evening's violence near Azad Maidan in which two people killed. Another 50 were injured after a protest over ethnic violence in Assam turned violent.