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(LOW RES PIC)India –January 21.2020.Murder of Deepak Bhoir in Ulhasnagar late night near Duru Bar in Kalyan, India, on Tuesday. January 21.2020. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times)(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

Six stab 29-year-old man 30 times outside Ulhasnagar bar; cops say no clarity on motive yet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thane, Thane
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Four people have been detained in the case. CCTV camera captured the murder; police say no clarity on motive yet; search on for 2 others
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A 29-year-old man was allegedly shot in Ulhasnagar on Monday.(Reuters file photo)
A 29-year-old man was allegedly shot in Ulhasnagar on Monday.(Reuters file photo)

29 year-old man fatally shot at during brawl in dance bar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 10:50 AM IST
The deceased was identified as Deepak Bhoir, a resident of Manere village.
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Rekha, in her iconic role as the 1800s courtesan Umrao Jaan, with Naseeruddin Shah.
Rekha, in her iconic role as the 1800s courtesan Umrao Jaan, with Naseeruddin Shah.

Mumbaiwale: Secretive and seductive, Mumbai’s mujra scene today

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:40 PM IST
A podcast tracing Mumbai’s last mujra performers offers a precious view of an all-but-vanished world.
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Four police personnel from Kasturba Marg police station in Borivli (East) were suspended on Monday for allegedly failing to act against at least five dance bars, which flouted the guidelines.(File Photo)
Four police personnel from Kasturba Marg police station in Borivli (East) were suspended on Monday for allegedly failing to act against at least five dance bars, which flouted the guidelines.(File Photo)

4 Mumbai cops suspended for inaction over dance bar norms

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 06:36 AM IST
On Sunday night, a special team, acting on a tip-off, raided a bar in Borivli and rescued around 12 women, who were later sent to a shelter home.
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Four Indian women tricked into working at Dubai dance bar rescued(HT Photo (Represerntative Image))
Four Indian women tricked into working at Dubai dance bar rescued(HT Photo (Represerntative Image))

Four Indian women tricked into working at Dubai dance bar rescued

By Indo Asian News Service | Dubai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 03:01 PM IST
The women, from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, flew back to India after they were rescued, Gulf News reported on Friday.
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Binoy Kodiyeri was booked for rape and breach of trust and has been absconding for more than ten days since the case was filed against him in Mumbai’s Oshiwara police station.(FACEBOOK)
Binoy Kodiyeri was booked for rape and breach of trust and has been absconding for more than ten days since the case was filed against him in Mumbai’s Oshiwara police station.(FACEBOOK)

Lookout notice against Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son charged with rape

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Mumbai DCP Manjunath Shinde has confirmed that the police have issued a lookout notice and all airports have been alerted.
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Representative image(Getty Images/Science Faction)
Representative image(Getty Images/Science Faction)

Police rescue 135 women from brothel in Grant Road

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 01:38 AM IST
“We have detained 29 sex traffickers who carried out the flesh trade,” said a police officer.
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At least 15 persons, including a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), were arrested following a raid on a dance bar in Colaba at South Mumbai early on Wednesday,(HT Photo)
At least 15 persons, including a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), were arrested following a raid on a dance bar in Colaba at South Mumbai early on Wednesday,(HT Photo)

BMC official among 15 held in raid at Mumbai dance bar

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The raid was conducted at the Platinum Bar and Restaurant by a special team of additional commissioner of police South region, comprising local police around 12.30 am, an official said.
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Sub-inspector Kalyan Narayan Ghadge and police naik Dattatray Narayanrao Ambore, of beat chowky-3, were suspended by senior officers after a departmental inquiry found them guilty.(Ht Photo)
Sub-inspector Kalyan Narayan Ghadge and police naik Dattatray Narayanrao Ambore, of beat chowky-3, were suspended by senior officers after a departmental inquiry found them guilty.(Ht Photo)

2 cops suspended for not acting against dance bar running illegally in Andheri

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Ghadge and Ambore were assigned the duty to keep a watch on the illegal activities at establishments in the area. However, they had failed to report the illegal activities at Saroj Palace bar in Andheri.
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Bar girls entertain customers in a dance bar at Andheri West.(HT Photo)
Bar girls entertain customers in a dance bar at Andheri West.(HT Photo)

8 from Mumbai apply for dance bar licences after rule change

By Debasish Panigrahi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 08:20 AM IST
The SC, in its verdict, allowed payment of tips to performers (restricting showering of currency notes), serving of liquor and fixed the timing from 6pm to 11.30pm
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Pertie was exercised by the response of Maharashtra politicians to the recent Supreme Court ruling relaxing the stringent conditions imposed by the state government on dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)
Pertie was exercised by the response of Maharashtra politicians to the recent Supreme Court ruling relaxing the stringent conditions imposed by the state government on dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Our politicians must evolve with the changing times

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 08:21 AM IST
On the subject of dance bars, politicians of all parties in Maharashtra seem determined to defy the Court. They may differ on everything else but when it comes to the right of adult women to dance in bars – and, remember, they do so fully clothed – Maharashtrian legislators are of one mind
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The Supreme Court order has struck down rules that virtually prohibited the running of dance bars. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.(HT File)
The Supreme Court order has struck down rules that virtually prohibited the running of dance bars. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.(HT File)

Maharashtra may issue fresh ordinance to keep dance bars shut

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Maharashtra finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the government was also considering a fresh provision that would make checking of identity cards of all people entering the bars mandatory.
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The Supreme Court overturned the Maharashtra government’s closure of dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court overturned the Maharashtra government’s closure of dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Women should not allow men to hide behind their bangles

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 11:31 PM IST
It is the women, lending their bangles to further patriarchy, who should think again
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state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said his government was considering a review petition or even a fresh ordinance to regulate dance bars.(File)
state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said his government was considering a review petition or even a fresh ordinance to regulate dance bars.(File)

A day after SC order, Maharashtra government mulling fresh legislation, officials doubt whether the move would serve the purpose

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:19 PM IST
However, officials said that since the SC has allowed most of the provisions in the 2016 act regulating dance bars, neither a review petition nor a fresh ordinance were likely to serve any purpose.
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Another official from the department said that bringing an ordinance for certain measures such as making CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras inside the bars mandatory, will amount to contempt of court.(Picture for representation)
Another official from the department said that bringing an ordinance for certain measures such as making CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras inside the bars mandatory, will amount to contempt of court.(Picture for representation)

Maharashtra considers fresh ordinance on dance bars after Supreme Court order

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:36 PM IST
The BJP government in Maharashtra may go for review petition of the Supreme Court order on dance bars or issue a fresh ordinance for stricter norms, state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar indicated on Friday.
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The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)
The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)

Will bring ordinance on dance bars, if needed: Maharashtra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s order on Thursday brought reprieve to dance bar owners and employees by striking down rules that virtually prohibited their running. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.
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State home department officials said timing restrictions, fire-safety norms, agreements with women working in the bars and obscenity, which have not been struck down, would continue to make it difficult for bar owners to run their establishments.(HT File)
State home department officials said timing restrictions, fire-safety norms, agreements with women working in the bars and obscenity, which have not been struck down, would continue to make it difficult for bar owners to run their establishments.(HT File)

SC relaxes norms: Is the jig against Maharashtra’s dance bars finally up?

By Surendra P Gangan and Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Although apex court paves way for reopening of bars, hoteliers unsure if they can go back to old times
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The order, which came on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners, also overturned the rule that prohibited serving alcohol in bars.(HT Photo)
The order, which came on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners, also overturned the rule that prohibited serving alcohol in bars.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court rewrites rules for Maharashtra dance bars shut for 13 years

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New DElhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners challenging the Maharashtra government’s new rules on the functioning of dance bars in the state.
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Shreya Reddy attended an education fair in Vile Parle on Sunday, to apply to foreign universities. She wants to do research and subsequently work in fields related to family sensitisation from a reputed foreign university.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Shreya Reddy attended an education fair in Vile Parle on Sunday, to apply to foreign universities. She wants to do research and subsequently work in fields related to family sensitisation from a reputed foreign university.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Mumbai accepts you when you begin to accept yourself’

By Sukanya Datta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 09:10 AM IST
Reddy, 30, a transgender activist and capacity building officer with Humsafar Trust, chats about growing up in Dharavi, raised by a single mother; reservations for transgenders; working at a call centre; dancing at a dance bar; and how she wishes she had a better skin regimen
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At present, there are 294 orchestra bars that have performance licences across the city.(Representative Photo)
At present, there are 294 orchestra bars that have performance licences across the city.(Representative Photo)

Licences of 28 orchestra bars cancelled; more to face music

By Debasish Panigrahi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 02:57 PM IST
The Mumbai police are considering draft rules against rogue bars, to cancel their licences permanently.
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