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On complaint of Pune man of spitting blood after biting into burger with glass pieces, police launches probe

Pune:  A complaint by a customer alleging a glass pieces being found in a burger at a Burger King outlet here last week is being investigated, a police official said on Monday. “We have registered a complaint by the customer last Saturday (May 18) against Burger King. We are awaiting medical reports from the hospital […]

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Cheating case against Smriti Irani over academic record

Pune: A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader on Tuesday filed a complaint of cheating against Union Minister Smriti Irani, questioning the differing academic qualifications in her affidavits submitted by her to the Election Commission in the 2004 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In her complaint, MNS’s ex-municipal corporator from Pune, Rupali Patil has accused Irani of […]

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I Love Narendra Modi, proclaims Rahul Gandhi

Pune: Congress President Rahul Gandhi virtually brought the house down on Friday when he said: “I love Narendra Modi.” In a free-wheeling live interaction with over 5,000 college students at the Lakshmi Lawns in Hadapsar suburb here, Gandhi took wide-ranging questions from the gathering, largely pertaining to jobs, education, healthcare and some even personal. Answering a […]

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Outrage as Maharashtra police lathi-charge deaf-mute youth

Pune (Maharashtra) :  The Maharashtra police on Monday brutally caned a large gathering of specially-abled youth, including women, outside the Social Welfare Commissionerate headquarters, sparking outrage. The large group of “hearing-impaired and speech-impaired” youth had gathered from all over Maharashtra for highlighting various demands, including setting up separate schools, colleges and vocational training institutes, for […]

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Pune court slams police, orders Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde’s release

Pune (Maharashtra) :  In a huge embarrassment for Maharashtra government, a Pune Special Court on Saturday slammed the city police Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) for what it termed as “illegal arrest” of Dalit intellectual Prof Anand Teltumbde, and ordered his immediate release — barely 12 hours after he was arrested at Mumbai airport. Pune Special […]

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Pakistan must develop as secular state for talks with India: Army chief

Pune :  Amidst the bonhomie over the Kartarpur corridor, Army chief Bipin Rawat on Friday made some political comments saying Pakistan has turned into an “Islamic State” and should become a secular state if India and Pakistan have to “stay together”. Reacting to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comment on Wednesday that if India takes […]