Mayura Janwalkar


Court is temple of justice, all who come should dress decently: Justice Manjula Chellur
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Justice Chellur said her comment about the attire of a journalist — it drew reactions from different quarters — stemmed from her belief that like lawyers and judges, journalists too are expected to dress 'decently' in a courtroom

Can attend but not report: media gag in Sohrabuddin trial
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Although the court has not specified in its order, the media will be allowed to sit in court during the proceedings but will not be allowed to publish anything related to it.

CBI judge BH Loya’s death in 2014: Nothing suspicious, say two Bombay HC judges who were at hospital
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Crucial claims in Caravan report — ECG not working, judge virtually abandoned after death, body sent home unescorted — contradict records investigated by The Indian Express.

CBI judge Loya’s death in 2014: Can never get past grief, says family
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Srinivas Loya, brother of Loya’s father Harikishan, told The Indian Express that his niece Anuradha had raised important questions on the events that followed the judge’s death.

In Jalgaon, affidavits vouch for ‘innocence’ of 7/11 Mumbai blasts convict
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

“Asif was my senior in college. Right from the time he was arrested, I knew he would have had nothing to do with this (7/11)."

2007 BPO employee rape-murder: President rejects mercy plea, death likely for Pune duo
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

According to the statement issued by the President’s Secretariat on June 14, it had received the recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the case on May 12, following which the mercy petitions were rejected on May 26.

Delhi Minorities Commission report: ‘Intervened in six cases to prevent communal flare-up’
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Of a total 109 complaints that the commission received in 2015-16, 76 came from Muslims, 18 from Sikhs, 13 from Christians and one each from Jains and those belonging to other religions.

Snowshoe racer from Valley held in US on charge of sexually abusing minor
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Hussain’s arrest comes days after the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported a ‘rock star’ welcome in Saranac Lake for the two Kashmiri snowshoe racers on February 25.

Undertrial suicide in Tihar: NHRC pulls up jail in-charge for failing to act
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Section 13 of the Protection of Human Rights Act gives the commission the power of civil court to summon and examine a witness on oath.

Delhi: 24 ‘escaped’ from Asha Kiran home in six years, reveals RTI
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Asha Kiran case: Between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017, Asha Kiran reported 40 deaths — 24 males and 16 females.

UN body defers NHRC accreditation
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The NHRC will be unable to represent India at UN Human Rights Council without the accreditation.

Manish Sisodia to file RTI on Centre’s social media ads
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

“The Deputy Chief Minister had sent a letter to the PM’s principal secretary. Since he received no reply, he will now seek the same information under RTI,” a government official said.

Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights: Most cases registered referres to child rights panel on RTE, abuse
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The commission also drew up district-wise percentage of convictions under POCSO Act. Of Delhi’s 11 districts, Northwest had the highest conviction rate at 32.03 per cent.

Cook, tailor, MLA: One wedding blurs many social divides
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

On the open air premises of the Shri Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Mandir in Karol Bagh, with caterers, a DJ and flower decorations in order, Vishesh married Preeti, a school teacher. The wedding was arranged by their families.

Nine years after giving up land for Delhi T-3, 59 Dalit families seek homes
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Earlier this month, NHRC stepped in to question authorities over the rehabilitation of the 59 families, evicted for expansion of the international airport.

Give Rs 5 lakh relief to man acquitted of terror charges, says NHRC to Delhi govt
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The DCP said Khan was convicted in two cases and appeals against his acquittal in two other cases were pending before the Delhi HC.

‘There shouldn’t be a discussion on L-G… House time too precious’
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Discussions on files and decisions may be allowed in the future, too. There can be no personal discussion on the L-G.

Melting pot: Delhi’s only synagogue, a study in faith
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

“The interfaith study centre was set up to find commonalities between religions. At any given time, there are about three to four students at the Centre, both from Delhi and abroad,” said Malekar.

Seeking VRS, chargesheeted Rajendra Kumar says he was told to frame Arvind Kejriwal
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

CBI spokesperson said: “We have not seen the contents of the letter. It would not be appropriate to comment. Also, the matter is sub judice.”

Manish Sisodia blames demonetisation for VAT collection dip
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

“What other factor could have caused it? It is because of demonetisation. Businesses are down by 20-30 per cent. Traders have been hit badly,” he said.

Not far from Delhi, trying to grasp ATMs, phone banking
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Since demonetisation, Mansoori and his family of four have faced a series of predicaments. “My employers have no cash, and they owe me Rs 15,000.

Life’s a cycle, it moves on: Najeeb Jung goodbye to staff
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

At about 5.30 pm on Thursday, five policemen marched out of the gate of the Lieutenant-Governor’s secretariat with a folded Tricolour, after it had been lowered. The green cover and the chirping of birds on the quiet premises of Raj Niwas may seem like an unlikely residence for the administrator of a bustling city that […]

Jung resigns: Bureaucrat picks, Shunglu panel deepened divide
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

While Kejriwal has repeatedly attacked Jung in his public addresses and on social media, Jung has been known to try and play down their differences.

Delhi: Not calling SDMC chief to play Tambola, says House panel
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The committee disallowed a counsel to appear for Goel, saying that the appointment of the counsel should have been done with prior intimation and approval of the legislative committee.

Delhi: 10 night shelters to offer three meals every day
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

There are 262 night shelters in Delhi with an estimated capacity to house 21,000 people, according to the DUSIB.

CM Arvind Kejriwal, Satyendar Jain slam health secy for ‘refusing to go to hospital’
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Jain wanted the health secretary to come with him and review the case in which 35-year-old Nizamuddin from Dadri died after undergoing a brain surgery on December 6.

CM Arvind Kejriwal takes on L-G again, this time over Delhi Commission for Women
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly, Vijender Gupta, said, “In an illegal and unconstitutional move, the chief minister has arrogantly directed the chief secretary not to implement the L-G’s direction

Delhi: Journalists to depose before panel probing DDCA affairs
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Sources told The Indian Express that about five or six journalists had “volunteered” to depose before the committee, set up by the Delhi legislative assembly on June 13.

Delhi: Behind push for night shelters, some politics and plenty of court intervention
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The previous Congress govt, the L-G and the AAP govt have all instructed DUSIB to make arrangements for the poor during winters. The apex court and high court have intervened too

Arms licence: 400 applications pending
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

On August 18, the MHA had issued directions to applicants to apply afresh for arms licences, transfer of arms, and extension of area of arms licence to all-India.

Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi quizzed on DDCA mess
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi, made their submissions pertaining to the alleged scam in Delhi District and Cricket Association.

First in country’s history: Delhi Legislative Assembly inquiry panel opens doors to media
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Under the media glare, he said, objections can also be raised over the proceedings if it is felt that members of the probe committee are biased or unfair.

Kin of 1984 riot victims: Homes falling apart, they bet on CM promise
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

The families have been living in the three to four-storey tenements that were 25 sq m when first allotted.

Demonetisation impact: Business in red at red-light district
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Struggling to survive, the sex workers, however, acknowledge the “greater good” in the government decision.

Delhi: Banks closed, ATMs only hope
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Waiting time as long as four hours, but people say they don’t have an option: ‘Need to buy groceries, pay kid’s fees’.

Demonetisation: Buyers helpless with little usable cash, sellers clueless in near-empty markets
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Uncharacteristic of Karol Bagh market, pedestrians had enough room to walk and shoppers wandered about in disappointment.