QMumbai: HC to Hear Pleas Challenging Maratha Reservation & More 

From Bombay HC hearing pleas challenging Maratha reservation to BJP-Sena talks being inconclusive- all top stories.

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Bombay HC will hear please challenging Govt’s order to grant reservation to the Maratha Community on Wednesday. Image used for representation.
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1. Bombay HC to Hear Pleas Challenging Reservation to Maratha Community Today

Bombay High Court heard PILs related to Maratha reservation. 
Bombay High Court heard PILs related to Maratha reservation. 
(File Photo: IANS)

The Bombay High court on Wednesday, 23 January, will hear bunch of petitions challenging Maharashtra govt's decision of giving reservation to Maratha community under special category in the state. The reservation was recommended by Maharashtra state Backward classes Commission. A division bench of, headed by Justice Ranjit More will hear the pleas on Wednesday.

(Source: The Times of India)

2. Talks with Sena Inconclusive, Bjp Firms up Poll Strategy

Maharasthra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray.
Maharasthra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray.
(Photo: PTI)

With pre-poll alliance talks with the Shiv Sena continuing to be inconclusive, the state BJP is firming up alternative strategies to win 38 to 40 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.

“The BJP and RSS have decided to work on a two-pronged strategy to enhance the party’s vote share on one hand and negate NOTA votes on the other,” a BJP source said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Brahmin Samaj Seeks Separate Quota, Meets CM

Activists of Akhil Bhartiya Bhumihar Brahmin Samaj stage a demonstration. Image used for representation.
Activists of Akhil Bhartiya Bhumihar Brahmin Samaj stage a demonstration. Image used for representation.
(Source: IANS)

The state has rejected the demand, but deferred to the plea to consider creating a financial board to promote the welfare of the community. About 1,500 protesters including priests, from Nashik, Thane, Pune and other parts of the state were present at the protest. A delegation later met the CM.

Vishwajeet Deshpande, an functionary of the Samaj, said, “All demands except separate reservation were accepted in principle by the government. However, reservation was our key demand, for which we will continue our protest.”

(Source: The Times of India)

4. BJP Will Win Assembly Polls, I Will Remain CM: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
(Photo Courtesy: Fadnavis’ Facebook page)

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said he was confident that the ruling BJP would win the state Assembly elections this year and that he would continue as the Chief Minister.

While the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled in April-May, the Assembly elections are scheduled in September-October this year.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Murder Most Foul: Body Parts Found in Posh Building’s Septic Tank

Sending shockwaves in Virar, tiny fragments of the body parts of an unidentified person were found in the septic tank of a seven-storey building of an upmarket housing complex on Tuesday, 22 January. Body parts were also found in a nullah behind the complex.

The gruesome discovery was made when sanitation workers entered the septic tank of 'C' wing of Bachraj Paradise, Evershine Avenue in Global City, after residents complained of choked washrooms, and found body parts floating in it. They informed the residents, who then called the Arnala police.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. Kin Arrested for Killing Woman, Making It Look like Suicide

In a suspected case of honour killing, a man, his son and two nephews have been arrested by the Thane police for allegedly killing his daughter. The accused allegedly planned to kill the 32-year-old woman and make it appear like suicide, said police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Woman Bludgeons Stray to Death With Washing Bat

Image used for representation.
Image used for representation.
(Photo: The News Minute)

A stray dog was beaten to death after it vomited outside the accused’s door in a Vakola chawl last week. Vakola police have registered a first information report (FIR) against a homemaker under Indian Penal Code Section 489 for mischief by killing an animal.

Police said the offence was committed on January 13 at D’Mello Compound near Vakola Bridge, Santacruz (East).

(Source: The Times of India)

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