Palghar

  • FB post row: HC slams Maharashtra govt for inaction against policemen 23-07-2013 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rapped the Maharashtra government for not taking action against the officers who arrested two girls for posting Facebook status messages after Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's death. The court has ordered the public prosecutor to find out whether the action can be taken against...
  • Online censorship: SC to hear plea against govt action 15-05-2013 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable comments on social networking sites. An application was filed before the apex court seeking its direction to the authorities not to take...
  • Thackeray FB post: Charges against Palghar girls dropped 18-12-2012 09:07 PM

    Thane: Police on Tuesday dropped all charges against two girls from Palghar whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral in November had sparked an uproar. A closure report was filed before a court in Palghar town in Thane district, dropping...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: Closure report filed 18-12-2012 07:16 PM

    Mumbai: A closure report has been filed in the Palghar Facebook case in which two girls were arrested for posting comments about the bandh imposed after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. On November 18, police arrested the Palghar girl who posted a comment on her Facebook questioning the shutdown...
  • Girls arrested over Facebook post invited by IIM-A 13-12-2012 08:10 PM

    Mumbai: The Palghar girls who were at the centre of a controversy related to their Facebook post after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, have been invited by the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with students. "(The girls) have been invited to interact with the students and teachers of the Indian...
  • Maharashtra govt to provide security to Palghar girl 04-12-2012 12:21 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will provide protection to the Palghar girl, who was arrested for a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, and her family. While the Prithviraj Chavan government is claiming of providing security to them, the girl and her family have shifted to Gujarat. Fearing...
  • Thackeray FB post: Palghar girl shifts to Gujarat 03-12-2012 01:06 PM

    Mumbai: The girl from Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra, who was arrested for a Facebook post on the bandh-like situation in Mumbai following the death of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray's death, has fled from the state along with her family. The girl and her family, fearing a backlash...
  • Will govt rethink, amend section 66(A) of IT Act? 01-12-2012 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora accepted misuse of the Information Technology (IT) Act and said that the government is open to making the law more objective to prevent further misuse. With pressure mounting from netizens, the government is under pressure to do a rethink...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 30-11-2012 11:17 PM

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  • Posts against Thackeray on another FB profile in Palghar 30-11-2012 08:42 PM

    Thane: In yet another case emerging from Palghar town in the district, police have received a complaint about some "objectionable" matter relating to late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray posted on a "fake" Facebook account of a local newspaper. Mohammed Hussain Nadi Sarwar Khan (30), editor of 'Palghar Mirror', a...
  • Outrage led me to file PIL against IT Act: DU student 30-11-2012 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi University student Shreya Singhal, who has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging the Information Technology Act, has said that she filed the petition because she felt very strongly about the issue and felt outraged over the recent cases where arrests were made...
  • Section 66A of IT Act is a can of worms: Cyber law expert 30-11-2012 05:53 PM

    Cyber law expert Pawan Duggal has hailed the Supreme Court's intervention in the Palghar Facebook arrests case. ...
  • Explain arrest of girls over FB post: SC to Maha govt 30-11-2012 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over...
  • A-G to reply to plea on Sec 66(A) of IT Act in SC 30-11-2012 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Attorney General is expected to give his opinion to the Supreme Court on Friday on a petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. This, even as politicians and cyber experts say the section should be re-written. The petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A)...
  • Facebook account in Palghar was hacked to create a community divide: Sources 29-11-2012 08:32 PM

    A youth on Wednesday was detained for allegedly posting defamatory comments about Raj Thackeray. ...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: DGP hints at dropping charges 29-11-2012 12:16 PM

    Mumbai: The DGP has hinted at dropping charges against the two Palghar girls who were arrested and released over a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The DGP has said that the police will file a closure report if the Facebook post didn't warrant penal provisions. A...
  • My FB account was tampered with: Palghar boy 29-11-2012 11:35 AM

    Mumbai: In another Facebook row in Palghar, a 19-year-old boy has spoken out after his Facebook account was allegedly hacked and used to abuse Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. The boy maintains that he never wrote the controversial post but believes it was written to create enmity in Palghar...
  • SC to hear Delhi student's PIL challenging Sec 66(A) of IT Act 29-11-2012 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest two girls in Palghar, Maharashtra after they posted a comment on the bandh in Mumbai after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's...
  • Sena calls for bandh against suspension of policemen 28-11-2012 08:53 AM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has called for bandh in Palghar on Wednesday to protest against the action on the policemen in the Facebook arrest case. The Thane Superintendent of Police and Palghar police station Sub-Inspector were suspended on Tuesday for disobeying the orders of superiors while arresting two girls for...
  • Facebook arrests: Chavan defends 'strict action' against policemen 27-11-2012 10:20 PM

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday defended the suspension of two police officers over the arrest of two girls for their posts on Facebook regarding the bandh observed for Bal Thackeray's funeral. He said Thane SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and Senior Inspector Shrikant Pingle had acted against the directions...
  • Facebook arrests: 2 police officers suspended, Shiv Sena calls for bandh 27-11-2012 09:05 PM

    A week after two girls were arrested in Palghar for their remarks on Bal Thackerey's death, the state administration has finally taken some action. ...
  • Thackeray FB post: Shiv Sena calls for bandh in Palghar 27-11-2012 07:23 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena unit of Palghar has called for bandh on Wednesday in favour of police officials who were suspended a week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The...
  • Thackeray FB post: Girl's family says drop charges 27-11-2012 06:37 PM

    Mumbai: A week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, the state administration has finally taken some action. In a major step, the Superintendent of Police of the Thane district...
  • FB post arrests: Thane rural SP, SI suspended 27-11-2012 03:15 PM

    Mumbai: Thane Superintendent of Police (rural) and Palghar police station Sub-Inspector have been suspended for disobeying the orders of superiors while arresting two girls for a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray. Thane SP (rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar has been suspended after IG Konkan Range recommended departmental action...
  • FB post arrests: Judicial magistrate transferred 27-11-2012 11:13 AM

    Mumbai: Palghar first-class magistrate Ramchandra Bagade, who had given bail to two girls arrested for a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on a bond of Rs 15,000 each, has been transferred by the Bombay High Court. Bagade's transfer comes over a week after a girl from...
  • Last week was like a bad dream, want to forget it: FB post girl 24-11-2012 10:59 AM

    The girl who was arrested for posting a Facebook comment criticising the Mumbai shutdown over Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death, has said that she stands by her post. ...
  • Thackeray FB post: I don't regret my status, says girl 24-11-2012 07:40 AM

    Mumbai: The girl behind the Facebook post on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray finally spoke up for herself on Friday, saying that she did not regret what she wrote but added that what followed afterwards should not have happened. She was joined by her father who said that the family...
  • IT Act: Maharashtra Police to act after law officer's order 23-11-2012 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra government has directed the police to take permission from the law officer before registered any FIR under the Information Technology (IT) Act. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil made the announcement following nation-wide uproar over the arrest of two girls for a Facebook post. Even the NCP is...