Dhule

  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Maharashtra: Violence in Dhule over derogatory posts on Facebook June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Four policemen have been injured after violence was reported in Dhule district of Maharashtra over a post on social media website Facebook. Police have taken 25 people into custody after a mob pelted stones at state transport buses. Police said the situation was now under control. The incident took place in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Sonia Gandhi unwell, cancels rally in Maharashtra April 20, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons. The Congress party said Sonia Gandhi is unwell, but refused to disclose any details about her illness. Sonia Gandhi was to address rallies in Mumbai, Dhule and Nandurbar. While party vice president Rahul Gandhi along with Nationalist Congress...
  • Maharashtra: 8 men allegedly gangrape a minor girl in Dhule October 1, 2013

    Dhule: Eight men allegedly gangraped a minor girl in Dhule, Maharashtra a few days ago but the matter came to light only on Monday. Out of the eight accused, six men have been arrested and will be produced before the court on Tuesday. The incident took place on September 24 and...
  • Dhule: 31 students admitted to hospital after eating mid day meal July 17, 2013

    Dhule: A day after mid day meal in Chhapra district in Bihar claimed 22 lives, 31 students of a government school in Dhule, Maharashtra were admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after they were ate mid day meal in the school. The students, from Class 5 to 10, have reportedly been...
  • Maharashtra drought: People forced to drink dirty water April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra faces one of its worst droughts in four decades and is facing acute shortage of drinking water, the people living in the affected areas are forced to consume polluted water. The use of polluted and dirty water has led to several water-borne diseases in the area. In...
  • Dhule policeman assault: Police arrest NCP corporator's sons March 30, 2013

    Mumbai: The police have arrested the two sons of NCP corporator Chandrakant Sonar for allegedly attacking a police inspector in Dhule. The incident took place when the officer tried to stop a fight during Holi celebrations. Both the sons, Devendra and Bhushan Sonar, have been remanded to police custody till April...
  • Corporator's sons attack Maharashtra policeman March 28, 2013

    Dhule: An Assistant Police Inspector Dhananjay Patil was allegedly attacked by a NCP corporator's son in Dhule, police said here on Wednesday. This comes two weeks after API with Mumbai Police Sachin Suryawanshi was attacked outside the state Assembly by a group of MLAs. An FIR has been registered against 25...
  • SRPF personnel makes obscene gestures at girls, arrested March 25, 2013

    Nashik: An SRPF personnel was arrested for allegedly making obscene gestures at girls residing in a hostel in Dhule district, police said on Monday. Bhooshan Phulpagare (29), a personnel with the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), made some vulgar gestures at girls staying in a government tribal hostel at Devpur...
  • Bombay High Court ex-judge to probe Dhule riots March 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court's retired judge Shrikant Malte will conduct an inquiry into the communal riots in Dhule in north Maharashtra that left six people dead in January 2013. According to an official, Home Minister RR Patil made the announcement in the assembly on Monday. Over a 100 people and 102...
  • Maharashtra: Drought hits 16 districts, villagers migrate to cities February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: As many as 16 districts in Maharashtra have been badly affected by drought and distressed villagers are migrating to cities in search of jobs. The villagers are now reduced to making pavements in Pune. Such is the acute water shortage that villagers in Dhule in northern Maharashtra have resorted...
  • Dhule riots: SC notice to Maharashtra for independent probe February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea seeking an independent probe into the Dhule riots of January 6. The court's response came to a petition filed by Naseer Ahmad, who is the father of a victim who had died in the...
  • Dhule riots: Maharashtra Police submit report on firing February 13, 2013

    The Maharashtra police have filed a report on the police action during the Dhule riots of January 6. The police have admitted that the police firing that took place was excessive but necessary. ...
  • Dhule riots: Police say firing was excessive but necessary February 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Police have filed a report on the police action during the Dhule riots of January 6, 2013. In the report, it has admitted that the the police firing which occurred was excessive but necessary. The report says the police action was necessary to retrieve additional superintendent Akhilesh Kumar...
  • Dhule riot: 6 policemen arrested for indulging in vandalism February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Six policemen were arrested in Dhule in Maharashtra on Friday, almost a month after they were caught on video vandalising and assaulting civilians during the riots in the city. Police drew sharp criticism after the visuals of the video were shown on news channels. The video showed policemen smashing water...
  • Maharashtra: Police draws sharp criticism over Dhule riots January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: In the wake of the Dhule riots, visuals of the Mumbai Police seen vandalising and assaulting civilians have drawn sharp criticism. The city's law and order machinery has come under fire with some accusing it of having an obvious bias. Twenty years on, 58-year-old Akhtari Tahir Waghle is yet...
  • Dhule riots: Policemen caught on video vandalising property suspended January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has acted against the policemen caught on video vandalising private property during the recent riots in Dhule. Home minister RR Patil has said that the policemen identified in the video have been suspended. The incident raised questions over the police's handling of the riots that left six...
  • Dhule riots: Locals call for action against police January 28, 2013

    Dhule: Maharashtra policemen, who were caught on camera vandalising property during the Dhule riots, are now facing strong calls of action against them. The incident raised some serious questions over the police's handling of the riot, during which six people died and over a hundred were injured. While a high level...
  • Dhule riots: Video shows policemen looting shops January 26, 2013

    Dhule: In what may validate complaints of police atrocity during the Dhule riots, CNN-IBN has accessed a video that shows policemen going on a rampage, looting shops and pounding vehicles parked on roadsides during and after the clashes. The video shows men in uniform destroying private property. Some policemen can be...
  • Maharashtra govt orders judicial probe into Dhule riots January 16, 2013

    Dhule: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into the January 6 communal riots in this town in which six people were killed and over 200 injured. This follows a magisterial inquiry ordered earlier into the incidents in Dhule, 350 km north from Mumbai. Announcing the judicial probe, Chief Minister...
  • Maharashtra: CID to probe Dhule riots January 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A CID probe has been ordered into last Sunday's communal clashes and subsequent police firing in Maharashtra's Dhule town that left five dead and nearly 200 injured, police said on Saturday. "The CID will investigate the matter from all possible angles and also inquire if any provocative speeches were...
  • Dhule riot: Inquiry report to be submitted today January 11, 2013

    Dhule: Inquiry report prepared by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Javed Ahmed will be submitted to the Maharashtra government by Friday evening on riots that broke out in Dhule on January 6. On Thursday, the owner of the eatery, where the fight began, was arrested on charges...
  • Dhule riot: 'Police shot dead many young innocent men' January 9, 2013

    Dhule: Mistrust in police has seeped within people after communal clashes broke out in Dhule - a northern town in Maharashtra - on Sunday. Residents claim that police shot dead many young innocent men during the riot. Parveen Rais Patel, who lost her 17-year-old son in the riot, remains inconsolable. She...
  • Maharashtra: 4 dead, 170 injured in clashes between 2 communities January 7, 2013

    The situation remains tense, although no fresh incidents of violence have not been reported. The state government has ordered a probe. ...
  • Maharashtra CM takes stock of situation in violence-hit Dhule January 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to bear the expenses of the last rites of the four deceased and the medical expenses of those injured in the clashes which rocked Dhule city in north Maharashtra on Sunday. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan took stock of the law and order situation and decided that...
  • Maharashtra: 4 dead, over 100 injured in clashes between 2 communities January 7, 2013

    Dhule: Four people were dead and 106 policemen were injured after clashes broke out between members of two communities at Dhule in Maharashtra on Sunday. Nearly 130 civilians have also been injured in the clashes. The violence started at a hotel and spread to other areas. Police used water cannons...
  • Maharashtra: 3 dead as tanker crashes, explodes September 6, 2011

    Dhule: In a horrifying accident near Pimpalner Dhule in Maharashtra on Monday night, three people were killed after a tanker hit an electric pole on a bridge, skid and then exploded, before falling into the river. What's worse is that as a result, six other vehicles including a car, two...
  • Dhule simmers as communal violence toll goes up October 7, 2008

    Dhule: The communal tension in Dhule hasn't yet subsided. On Tuesday, police fired in the air to contain a mob of 200 in the Saibaba Nagar area of the city. In other areas, mobs torched houses and vehicles despite a curfew. Local leaders are calling it a politically motivated riot. MLA and...
  • Communal clashes in Dhule: 6 killed, 1 injured October 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Communal clashes in Maharashtra's Dhule district have so far claimed 5 lives and one person has been injured in the violence that broke out over the festival weekend. Houses, shops and vehicles have been burnt. After two days of clashes, the area still remains tense and under curfew. In...