PALGHAR

  • PM attacks Congress, says those asking for an account of our work never bothered about the country October 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in the newly created Palghar district of Maharashtra on the final day of campaigning on Monday. Modi has been leading Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign in the state for the upcoming Assembly polls on October 15. Modi hit out at the Congress leaders asking...
  • Maharashtra gets its 36th district August 1, 2014

    Palghar: Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was carved out of India's most populous district Thane on Friday. A formal function heralding the new district will be attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan later in the day even as scores of hoardings announcing the creation of Palghar were set up at various locations. The...
  • FB post row: HC slams Maharashtra govt for inaction against policemen July 23, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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: Case closed against Palghar girls February 1, 2013

    Thane: A Palghar court has closed the case against the two girls Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan who were arrested for posting a comment on Facebook on the bandh after the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on November 17, 2012. The Palghar sessions court on January 31...
  • 'Section 66A of IT Act doesn't infringe on freedom of speech' January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial section 66A of the Information Technology Act does not infringe on freedom of speech that's what the Centre and the Maharashtra government told the Supreme Court in their affidavits on the Bal Thackeray Facebook post controversy on Thursday. The Maharashtra government, however, added that the arrests...
  • Thackeray FB post: Charges against Palghar girls dropped December 18, 2012

    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 all...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: Closure report filed December 18, 2012

    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 IIMA December 13, 2012

    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 IIMAhmedabad to interact with students. "(The girls) have been invited to interact with the students and teachers of the Indian Institute...
  • Maharashtra govt to provide security to Palghar girl December 4, 2012

    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 December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The girl from Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra, who was arrested for a Facebook post on the bandhlike 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? December 1, 2012

    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 November 30, 2012

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  • Posts against Thackeray on another FB profile in Palghar November 30, 2012

    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 November 30, 2012

    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 November 30, 2012

    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 November 30, 2012

    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...
  • AG to reply to plea on Sec 66(A) of IT Act in SC November 30, 2012

    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 rewritten. The petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A)...
  • Facebook account in Palghar was hacked to create a community divide: Sources November 29, 2012

    A youth on Wednesday was detained for allegedly posting defamatory comments about Raj Thackeray. ...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: DGP hints at dropping charges November 29, 2012

    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 November 29, 2012

    Mumbai: In another Facebook row in Palghar, a 19yearold 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 November 29, 2012

    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 November 28, 2012

    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 SubInspector were suspended on Tuesday for disobeying the orders of superiors while arresting two girls for...
  • Facebook arrests: Chavan defends 'strict action' against policemen November 27, 2012

    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 given...
  • Facebook arrests: 2 police officers suspended, Shiv Sena calls for bandh November 27, 2012

    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 November 27, 2012

    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 November 27, 2012

    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 November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Thane Superintendent of Police (rural) and Palghar police station SubInspector 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 November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Palghar firstclass 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 November 24, 2012

    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. ...