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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 […]

Koregaon-Bhima chargesheet: Activists conspired to kill PM, topple government

Pune (Maharashtra) :  The Pune Police filed its first chargesheet against 10 prime accused in the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots case of January 1 2018, charging them, among others, with conspiring to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and overthrow the democratically elected government with violent means. The accused activists are: Sudhir P. Dhawale, Rona J. Wilson, […]

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School teacher thrashes student causing him facial paralysis, arrested

Pune : A teacher was arrested here after he clobbered a 11-year-old student for not completing a school assignment, causing facial paralysis in the boy, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred in October at the Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School (SSPMS), a government-aided residential school in Shivajinagar. Following a complaint lodged by the parents, […]