Mumbai is in the news today for two reasons. One, the Supreme Court is slated to hear the Shiv Sena’s move to block the Governor’s order to hold the floor test on Thursday against the backdrop of a rebel group of 39 MLAs led by leader Eknath Shinde who had dared to revolt against Thackeray.

Two, Actor Kangana Ranaut is scheduled to appear before a metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai on July 4 in connection with a defamation complaint filed against her by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar.

As the matter came up for hearing before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate's court on Monday, her lawyer sought an exemption from the actor's personal appearance for the day. 

The court then directed Ranaut's legal team to file Pursis (written statement /information given to the court pertaining to any matter pending before it), stating that the accused will remain present on the next date of hearing (July 4). 


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