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Maoist sympathiser Kobad Ghandy has been reportedly shifted from Tihar Jail to a prison in Andhra Pradesh/Telagana following the end of his court case in Delhi. Judgment is awaited. He had been charged under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act Final vote count for the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trusteeship election Armaity Tirandaz 2,516, Arnavaz Mistry 2,455, Ervad Rayomand Joshi 305, Eric Dhatigara 61 and Kersi Sethna 16. Total votes 5,101. Sitting Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustee Armaity Tirandaz has reportedly won the BPP trusteeship election. Official confirmation is awaited. The south Gujarat city of Bharuch has one priest tending to four fire temples, representatives of the local Parsi association told the delegates at the Federation of the Parsi Zororastrian Anjumans of India meet in Bombay on April 3. Ruling out any appeal to postpone the April 10 Bombay Parsi Punchayet trusteeship elections or to ban the use of electronic voting machines, Justice Shahrukh Kathawala of the Bombay High Court, however, permitted candidates or their representatives to be present during balloting and counting of votes. He was disposing of a petition on March 31 filed by four individuals, two of whom are candidates.
 
 

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After 12 years of conflict in the Federation of the Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India (FPZAI) and seven years of turmoil in the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), the successful and peaceful holding of the all-India body meet and the BPP trusteeship elections this April are an indication that the community is finally getting down to business. No doubt many major anjumans did not attend the April 2 and 3 meet of the FPZAI and three court hearings preceded the trusteeship election, but allowing for...


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