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

Trupti Desai

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…

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

Tiger Memon

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…

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

Salman Khan

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…

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

Yakub Memon

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…

Jiah Khan Death: Suraj Pancholi Questioned by CBI

Jiah Khan Death Suraj Pancholi

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…

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

Salman Khan

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…

Salman Khan won’t have to go to jail

Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court

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…