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Dombivli girl told police she was ‘drugged, forced to have liquor & smoke hookah’ before rapes

Thane Police sources say main accused who allegedly raped the girl first took a video, which he used to blackmail her into coming back, and forcing her to consume alcohol & drugs.
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Maharashtra allows cinema halls, theatres to reopen from 22 October

The decision came after CM Uddhav Thackeray had a meeting with filmmakers Rohit Shetty and Kunal Kapoor, among others.

Mephedrone & opium worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in two operations in Surat, 4 arrested

3 accused in the first operation are history-sheeters. They had brought mephedrone from Mumbai. The 4th accused in second case ​was smuggling opium from Rajasthan.
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15-year-old allegedly gang-raped for months in Maharashtra, 2 minors among 26 held so far

Based on the girl's complaint, police have registered a case against 33 accused under various IPC sections and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
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Maharashtra minister Anil Parab files Rs 100-cr defamation suit against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya

The suit, which will come up for hearing in Bombay HC, said Somaiya has been making false statements alleging that the Shiv Sena leader is embroiled in criminal & corrupt activities.
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Below 30, pregnant & Covid+ may face twice the risk of severe disease than older women: Study

Study in Indian Journal of Medical Research advocates vaccinating pregnant women, is an ongoing prospective cohort study of 4,203 Covid-positive pregnant & postpartum women in Maharashtra.
Two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Maharashtra government and JSW | ThePrint

Maharashtra government signs 2 MoUs worth Rs 35,000 crore with JSW for renewable energy

This agreement is part of a slew of initiatives under the state government's Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative, started last year, to focus on stimulating investment and growth.

3 dead after boat capsizes in Maharashtra’s Varada river

The incident took place at Hatrana village in Amravati district, where a boat carrying 11 people from three families capsized as it was unable to sustain the weight of its occupants.
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NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal, his son & nephew discharged in Maharashtra Sadan scam case

A special court in Mumbai Thursday allowed the discharge applications of the seven accused, claiming that there was no evidence to prosecute them in the case.
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Marathon meeting, 114 leaders, 55 issues — NCP starts civic poll prep, says no blanket tie-up

Meeting chaired by NCP president Sharad Pawar decided party will plan local tie-ups for next year's civic polls — seen as a mini-assembly election — based on the situation on the ground.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York Saturday. | Photo: ANI

China just promoted a military general targeted at India. And Weibo chatted about Modi in US

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.
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Indian economy seems ready to accelerate as vaccination pace picks up

Addressing a public meeting, Banerjee, criticised Centre for not allowing her to attend global peace meet in Rome and claimed that such attempts by BJP will not succeed in stopping her.


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‘Spend more, spend fast’ — Rajnath’s direction to armed forces ahead of mid-term budget review

Over the last week, the defence ministry has inked contracts worth about Rs 30,000 crore for procurement of transport aircraft and tanks.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.