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BOM8 MH-MARATHA QUOTA-PROTEST Quota demand: Members of Maratha outfits gather in Solapur without police nod for protest Pune: Over 1,000 members of various Maratha outfits gathered in Maharashtra's Solapur city on Sunday, despite no permission from police, to take part in a protest march over their demand for reservation in government jobs and education.

BES4 MH-MPSC-MAN-SUICIDE Interview affected by COVID-19 outbreak, MPSC aspirant kills self Pune: A 24-year-old MPSC aspirant allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Pune's Hadapsar area reportedly out of depression as the final interview of the Maharashtra civil services exam had not taken place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, police said on Sunday.

BOM9 MH-SESSION-BJP-RAUT BJP should let Maha 2-day monsoon session to function in people's interest: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the opposition BJP should allow the two-day monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature to function smoothly if it has the interest of the state's people in mind.

BOM6 GJ-STATUE-CROCODILES Guj: 194 crocodiles relocated from lake near Statue of Unity for safety of tourists Ahmedabad: As many as 194 crocodiles have been relocated from a lake near the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Narmada district in the last two years for the safety of tourists who come to enjoy boat rides there, officials said on Sunday.

BOM5 MH-HEROIN-SEIZURE Maha: DRI seizes heroin worth Rs 879 crore at JNPT; 1 held Mumbai: The DRI has seized around 300 kg of heroin worth Rs 879 crore allegedly smuggled from Afghanistan and arrested one person in this connection at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in neighbouring Raigad district, officials said on Sunday. BOM7 MP-TRIBAL WOMEN-ASSAULT MP: 2 tribal women thrashed for chatting on phone with male cousins; 7 held Dhar: Two tribal sisters here in Madhya Pradesh were assaulted with sticks by their relatives for allegedly chatting with their uncle's sons over phone, police said on Sunday.

BES6 MP-FOREST OFFICER-SUSPEND MP: Forest official suspended for 'forging' documents to get promotion; alleges political vendetta Mhow: A forest deputy ranger here in Madhya Pradesh has been suspended from service for allegedly producing forged documents to get promotion, an official said on Sunday. PTI NSK NSK

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