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QMumbai: Uddhav Says No Cases Against Aarey Activists & More

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1. Uddhav Orders Withdrawal of Cases Against Aarey Protesters

Close on the heels of the announcement by Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that “not a leaf will be cut in Aarey”, the CM on Sunday said that he had ordered withdrawing the cases against green activists who had protested against the tree-cutting.

“Two days back, I ordered a halt on the Metro car shed in Aarey Colony. Some people had come there to protest against the tree-cutting and cases were filed against them. I have given orders to withdraw all the cases. So, there will be no cases against them,” said Uddhav.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. 80% Quota in Private Jobs for ‘Sons of the Soil’, Says Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday said the new state government will enact a law to ensure 80% reservation in private sector jobs for “sons of the soil”. During his joint address to the Maharashtra legislature in Vidhan Bhavan on Sunday evening, the Governor also said that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will soon provide a “factual report” on the state’s fiscal health.

“Growing unemployment is a prime concern of this government. We shall enact a law to ensure 80% reservation in private sector jobs for the sons of the soil,” the Governor said, adding the state is concerned about the rising unemployment and the “resultant restlessness among the youth”.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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3. Mumbai: No Sign of Winter Yet, IMD Forecasts Thundershowers

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Rains may hit Mumbai. 
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It is the beginning of December, but winter is yet to arrive in Maharashtra, with temperatures likely to remain above normal this week. The maximum temperature in interior regions of the state has remained 30 degrees Celsius, while it is over 33 degrees Celsius in coastal areas.

With two low pressure systems formed in southeast Arabian Sea and southwest Arabian Sea, cloudy weather is expected over coastal cities, said the Met department.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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4. Ex-Serviceman Held for Assaulting Cop

A 49-year-old ex-serviceman was arrested for assaulting an on-duty police constable who had gone to the former’s residence to resolve a fight between him and his wife on Friday night.

According to police, the arrested accused Jeetendra Lavand, 49, a resident of Hiranandani in Powai, had served for a short period in the defence forces.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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5. Tiger Travels 1,300km Across Two State in 150 Days in Search of Territory

A three-year-old male sub-adult tiger (T1-C1) has travelled 1,300km across Maharashtra and Telangana – six districts and four wildlife sanctuaries – over five months in search of a new area to set up its territory, according to researchers monitoring the animal.

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun and the Maharashtra forest department have been tracking the tiger’s movement from Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yavatmal district since June .

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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