Azad Maidan

  • Azad Maidan riots: Bombay HC asks if amount fixed for damage caused to persons 20-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Observing that Maharashtra government cannot neglect the damage caused to persons during the August 2012 Azad Maidan riots, the Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know if an amount has been fixed towards damage caused to public property as well as persons. A division bench of Justices N H...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today 13-01-2014 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Maharashtra: Muslims start 300 km march for job quota 20-05-2013 06:01 AM

    Nashik: People in Nasik trooped out on Sunday on the streets to welcome and offer chilled soft drinks to over 1,000 Muslims who embarked on a 300-km Gandhian march to Mumbai demanding reservations in job, an official said. The protestors started from the sensitive power-loom town of Malegaon after the...
  • Maharashtra traders to continue indefinite bandh against LBT 10-05-2013 01:06 AM

    Mumbai: Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) representing 750 trade associations in the state on Thursday said, it would continue with its call for indefinite trade bandh till the LBT (Local Body Tax) is removed, even as the agitation entered 18th day. The decision on indefinite strike was taken at...
  • Azad Maidan riot: Two accused get bail 10-12-2012 10:41 PM

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  • Azad Maidan riots: Chargesheet filed against 57 accused 09-11-2012 09:57 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch on Friday filed a 3500-page chargesheet in the August 11 Azad Maidan riots case. Fifty seven accused have been charged with damage to public property and molestation. Two people had died and at least 52 were injured, including over 40 policemen, when the rally organised...
  • Azad Maidan violence: Police likely to file chargesheet 08-11-2012 09:49 AM

    Mumbai: Charges are likely to be filed in the Azad Maidan violence case on Thursday and sources said that the Mumbai Crime Branch is ready to file a chargesheet but some confusion prevails regarding the custody of the two community leaders whose speeches had allegedly instigated the mob present at...
  • Mumbai: Another Azad Maidan riots accused gets bail 25-10-2012 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to one more accused in the Azad Maidan riots case observing that attending a rally is not an offence. Akbar Raunak Khan is the fourth accused to be released on bail by the High Court after it granted similar relief to...
  • Azad Maidan violence: Bombay HC grants bail to 3 23-10-2012 06:24 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three accused in the Azad Maidan violence case. Nazar Siddique, Obair Ansari and Ameen Chaudhari were given bail the court. The court ordered their bail on a surety of Rs 30000 saying that section 302 and 307 of the IPC...
  • How communal forces have eaten into Mumbai

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    For a city which has seen so much bloodletting in recent years, it is rather strange that Mumbai's elite still gets shocked every time the...

  • Anna to go ahead with fast; HC rejects petition 23-12-2011 09:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed Team Anna's petition asking for a fee waiver at MMRDA Grounds dealing a blow to India Against Corruption. The court said they were not eligible for a waiver as they had not applied through a registered organisation. Mayank Gandhi, IAC said, "We...
  • Hazare's fast not to be in Delhi: Kiran Bedi 23-12-2011 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Friday ruled out Delhi as the venue for Anna Hazare's fast against Lokpal Bill from December 27, citing winter chill in the capital. "Delhi option won't be open because it is too cold then, it cannot be the venue. You have got...
  • HC rejects Team Anna's plea for MMRDA ground 23-12-2011 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday told Anna Hazare and India Against Corruption (IAC) that MMRDA cannot be compelled to give venue to them for their three-day protest fast for a strong Lokpal Bill from December 27. The two-judge division bench of justices PB Majmudar and Mridula Bhatkar observed...
  • Anna's fast may not be satyagraha for all: HC 23-12-2011 01:49 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court came down heavily on Anna Hazare and his team, who had sought permission to use the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai for his fast, saying that the court "cannot allow parallel canvassing when Parliament is seized with a debate on the Lokpal Bill". "Wouldn't your stir...
  • Anna gets Azad Maidan but not adjoining ground 23-12-2011 11:56 AM

    Mumbai: Venue woes for Anna Hazare and his team do not seem to be ending as they have now been denied permission for using the sports ground adjoining the Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The sporting body Sports and Youth Services, which controls some sports grounds in Mumbai said school cricket...
  • Will go to jail if we don't get a fast venue: Anna 23-12-2011 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continued his attack on the government over the Lokpal Bill, calling the government's way of drafting the bill as the 'British rule'. "The way the government has drafted the bill reminds me of the British rule," Hazare said in Ralegaon Siddhi on Friday. Hazare...
  • Lokpal Bill: Anna to protest at Azad Maidan 23-12-2011 06:10 AM

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare wished to escape the Delhi chill but the steep rent of the venue in Mumbai has left India Against Corruption (IAC) out in the cold. With over Rs 19 lakh to be paid for five days at MMRDA grounds, and no government concessions in sight, Team Anna...
  • Team Anna moves Bombay HC, seeks place for fast 22-12-2011 07:51 PM

    Mumbai: Suspense continued on Thursday over the venue of Anna Hazare's proposed 3-day fast from December 27 with NGO Jagruk Nagrik Manch filing a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking direction to the state government to allot a place for the protest. The petition is likely to come...
  • Mumbai's Azad Maidan final venue for Anna's fast 22-12-2011 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal announced Mumbai's Azad Maidan as the final venue for Anna Hazare's fast from December 27 to December 29. Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has returned to his village Ralegaon Siddhi in Maharashtra. He has already rejected the government's Lokpal Bill draft and announced his...
  • Mumbai-based group opposes fee waiver to Anna 21-12-2011 04:59 PM

    Mumbai: Team Anna's proposed fast against Lokpal draft in Mumbai is facing opposition from a local group. Uttar Bharatiya Mahasangh, a group based in Mumbai, has objected granting any fee waiver or concession to Team Anna for using the MMRDA grounds. Team Anna had earlier requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj...
  • People gather at Mumbai's Azad Maidan in Anna's support 17-08-2011 05:59 PM

    Anna Hazare's supporters gathered at places like railway stations in Mumbai shouting anti-corruption slogans. ...
  • Mumbai: teachers on strike, follow Anna example 13-04-2011 08:25 AM

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike that ignited a nation seems to have encouraged many more. Over 300 teachers and parents of students from private unaided schools will gather in protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai and 35 of them plan to go on an indefinite hunger strike from Wednesday....