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…

Smriti Irani engages in war of words with journalist Sagarika Ghose

HRD Minister Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday engaged in war of words with senior journalist Sagarika Ghose over the former’s use of the word ‘blasphemous’ in the press conference wherein she had defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in DDCA controversy. Taking to Twitter, Ghose wrote, “Smriti Irani says charges are “blasphemous”! Erm..blasphemy? As in an act…

What Priyanka Chopra Says on Bajirao Mastani Row Over Altered History

Priyanka Chopra

In the wake of allegations that historical facts have been “altered” in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Bajirao Mastani, actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays one of the lead characters in the film said that the movie is an epic saga told through the vision of the director. Prasadrao Peshwa, a descendant of Bajirao Peshwa I,…

Supreme Court to hear Yakub Memon’s mercy plea today

Yakub Memon

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is expected to hear the curative petition of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon (Yakub Memon), a death row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Today’s hearing is the last attempt of Memon to escape the gallows. If the apex court rejects Memon’s curative petition, the 1993 Mumbai…

Chhagan Bhujbal booked under Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Chhagan Bhujbal

A day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted searches at various properties belonging to NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Wednesday, booked him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Reports said that ED has registered two cases against him – details are awaited. Yesterday, ACB of the Maharashtra Police…

Shiv Sena slams Rahul Gandhi over padyatra

Rahul Gandhi over padyatra

Shiv Sena on Tuesday criticised Rahul Gandhi for his ‘padyatra’ in drought-prone Vidarbha district, saying he should have wiped away tears of farmers when the Congress was in power. The Sena also hit out at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his Maharashtra Day message, saying that merely being ashamed over farmers’ suicides will not solve…

Devendra Fadnavis reaches Israel to woo foreign investors

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Tel Aviv late on Sunday night as he kicked off his four-day visit to Israel. Fadnavis will focus on attracting investment opportunities as he will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on India-Israel collaboration for ‘Make in Maharashtra’. During his visit, he will participate in Agritech Israel 2015,…

Pune McDonalds outlet throws street kid out for trying to buy cold drink

In a shameful incident, a street kid was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune where he was standing in queue to buy a Fanta float. The incident came to light after a lady posted the details of the episode on Facebook. The lady along with her friends had gone to the particular McDonalds…