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PICS: Rs 1 Cr sanctioned to beautify Portuguese-era 15th century Ghodbunder Fort near Thane

Thane: The revival of the dilapidated Ghodbunder Fort, which dates back to the 15th century, is now one step closer to reality as the Thane district administration has sanctioned the first installment of Rs 1 crore for its restoration and beautification. Over the past few years, the fort, which is one of the few historic and heritage structures in the district, had been left ...

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Francis Pereira’s arrest and attempts to prove him guilty are only a diversion, says Church fact-finding team

A fact-finding mission launched by an outfit linked with the Goa Church on Saturday said the arrest of a man for a series of desecrations of holy crosses in Goa seemed to be a ploy to “divert attention”. “It has been reported that one Francis Pereira has admitted to have single-handedly desecrated and vandalised one hundred and forty-odd religious symbols ...

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With Cabinet Ministers interrogating accused, making statements, probe into desecrations compromised


Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has questioned the legality of the ministers interrogating the accused Francis Pereira regarding the desecration of religious symbols in the state. Questioning the legal provisions which allowed chief minister Manohar Parrikar, town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral to question Pereira, AAP’s state convener Elvis Gomes said that the ...

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Bedlam on city roads as sea of kanwar pilgrims passes through Meerut

Meerut: All the major roads and intersections in the city witnessed utter chaos on Saturday as the number of kanwar devotees swelled considerably. With route diversions in place, most of the roads were full of vehicles jostling for space and moving at a snail’s pace. On their way to Haridwar to fetch holy water from the Ganga River, over 25 ...

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Against the backdrop of the thrashing of a student inside Meerut Public Girls School, security around Meerut schools to be beefed up

Meerut: Principals of as many as 70 schools held a meeting with district police chief here on Saturday against the backdrop of thrashing of a student inside Meerut Public Girls School (MPGS) by BSP leader Yakub Qureshi’s daughter. A clutch of steps, including increased police patrolling around city schools, will be taken, Meerut SSP Manzil Saini said. The meeting was ...

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