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Maratha quota: Maharashtra govt to issue new order

However, in June this year, another bench of the high court upheld the state’s decision to grant reservation to the Maratha community.

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Propaganda: ‘200 Years Of British Rule’

Why calculating the duration of British rule in India beginning with the 1757 Battle of Plassey when they defeated Siraj ud Daulah is a mistake

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Man ends life over Maratha quota demand

Aurangabad: A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train here over the Maratha quota demand, police said on Monday. The man, identified as Pramod Jaising Hore, had posted a message on his Facebook page and shared a message on WhatsApp yesterday, saying he would be ending his life in support […]

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Maratha quota: Fadnavis to hold all-party meet tomorrow

Mumbai: Amid the ongoing Maratha quota agitation that sparked violence in parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to convene a meeting of leaders of all parties here tomorrow to discuss the issue. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the chief minister at his cabinet colleague Vinod Tawde’s residence late […]

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Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh

Mumbai: Maratha Kranti Morcha, an outfit spearheading agitation for quota for the Maratha community in jobs and education, called off its Mumbai bandh on Wednesday. The bandh in the financial capital of India, which began this morning, was called off just before 3 PM after various parts saw violence. “We only wanted to prove that we […]

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Maratha bandh: Three policemen injured in violence

Mumbai: Violence marred the Maratha community’s bandh on Wednesday as protesters threw stones at policemen in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai township and Satara district, injuring three personnel. The police retaliated and cane-charged protesters, fired plastic bullets and lobbed tear gas shells at them, an official said. Satara’s Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil sustained a minor injury […]

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Maratha quota stir escalates; buses attacked, trains stopped in Mumbai, Thane

Mumbai: Protesters attacked buses and stopped local trains in Mumbai and the adjoining Thane city on Wednesday during the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation. The police in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Satara districts were on their toes to prevent any law and order problem during the bandh. In Aurangabad, […]

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Pune violence: FIR filed against Khalid, Mevani

Pune: An FIR was filed against Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid for their alleged “provocative” speeches during an event here on 31 December, an official said today. Both were charged for allegedly creating a rift and spreading disharmony between the Maratha and Dalit communities. Mevani, the newly […]