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Activist Trupti Desai stopped from entering Shani Shingnapur Temple despite HC order

The Maharashtra Police on Saturday detained activist Trupti Desai while she was trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters. The development came just days after the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier. The detention followed clashes between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple

Salman Khan's acquittal 'travesty of justice', Maharashtra tells SC

Two months after he walked free, it was time for yet another round of legal battle for Bollywood star Salman Khan with the Supreme Court on Friday commencing hearing of appeal filed by the Maharashtra government against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The court asked questions on the statement of several witnesses to ascertain if the Bombay High Court disbelieved crucial depositions. “The judgment of the high court

Kabir Khan Says Salman Khan is a Great Person and Values Relationships

Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan said that Salman Khan is a great person who values relationships. Kabir has directed Salman in two blockbuster films – Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. “I have known Salman closely. We have done two films. But before that, he has helped me with my previous films also. He has supported me. He is a great person and values relationships. I enjoy spending time with him

Salman Khan acquitted of all charges in 2002 hit-and-run case

The Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted actor Salman Khan of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The court has directed the actor, who was present in court for pronouncement of verdict, to furnish a fresh cash bond of Rs 25,000 on cancellation of the bond in the trial court. The Bandra Police Station has been asked to return his passport upon verification. Earlier, while disposing of the appeal

Final verdict in Salman Khan hit-and-run case tomorrow, court hints at big relief

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected the evidence of Ravindra Patil, former police bodyguard of Bollywood actor Salman Khan and witness in the 2002 hit-and-run case, stating that Patil’s statements were ‘wholly unreliable’. Justice A R Joshi questioned the credibility of Patil while deciding the verdict in the appeal filed by the actor against the five year jail term awarded to him by a Mumbai sessions court on May

BJP seeks cancellation of Salman Khan's bail over his Yakub tweets

With Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case, drawing severe flak from different quarters, BJP here demanded cancellation of the actor’s bail in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar on Sunday met Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and submitted a letter requesting cancellation of bail granted to Salman by the Bombay high court. “I submitted a letter

Salman Khan hit-and-run case: SC agrees to hear petition challenging bail

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition challenging bail given to actor Salman Khan’s in the 2002 hit-and-run case till July 20. The Bombay High Court had earlier adjourned the hearing on July 13. Khan, who got a respite in the hit-and- run case after the Bombay High Court stayed his five-year conviction, was earlier directed to submit Rs. two lakhs as security before leaving the country for a show. A criminal court had earlier

Kunal Kohli's film 'Phir Se' gets green signal from Supreme Court

After the Bombay High Court gave green signal to the release of Kunal Kohli’s `Phir Se`, the Supreme Court has cleared the release of the film. The Bombay High Court had put interim stay on the release of film over plagiarism charges filed by writer Jyoti Kapoor. The court found  similarities between the film’s script and another movie ‘R.S.V.P’, the script of which was written by Jyoti. Writer Jyoti Kapoor

1993 Mumbai blast: Yakub Memon to be hanged on July 30

Yakub Memon, one of the prime accused in March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial bombs explosion, will be hanged on July 30 for his role in the terror blasts, official sources said on Wednesday. The sources said he will be hanged in Nagpur Central Jail, where he is currently lodged, following the recent rejection of his mercy petition by the president, an official, who declined to be identified, said. Memon, 53, was

Jiah Khan Death: Suraj Pancholi Questioned by CBI

CBI has examined Suraj Pancholi, the son of actor Aditya Pancholi, in connection with the death of actress Jiah Khan in 2013. CBI sources said that Suraj is likely to be called again for examination. They said his father was also examined on May 13, when the agency carried out searches at his residence. The sources said that the agency is also probing criminal conspiracy angle in the death of

Salman Khan got bail because he is a Muslim: Sadhvi Prachi

Despite being chided by the Bharatiya Janata Party for making comments derisive of Muslims, Sadhvi Prachi, one of the party leaders in Uttar Pradesh, said on Friday that Salman Khan got bail in 2002 hit-and-run case because he is a Muslim. “Had Salman Khan not been a Muslim, justice would have been granted to poor victims,” said Sadhvi Prachi, who had been asked by the BJP in the past to

Salman Khan won't have to go to jail

In a huge relief to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court on Friday suspended his 5-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case and granted him bail pending his appeal against conviction. “He has been on bail for a long time and his liberty was not curtailed. Normally, in such cases, the appeal is admitted and an accused is granted bail,” Justice Abhay Thipsay said, while staying his conviction