Zeeshan Shaikh


Ground water levels declining fast in Maharashtra
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The study compared pre-monsoon water level data for 1,487 wells selected from across Maharashtra with the decadal mean between 2006-2015. This study indicated a decline in ground water levels in 70 per cent of the wells monitored.

Delhi, Goa, Maharashtra spend least on prisoner’s meals: NCRB
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Nagaland spent highest per day on prisoners at Rs 139.22; Delhi lowest at Rs 31.31

Jail food: Maha spends Rs 34.22 per day to feed a prisoner, far below national figure
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

After HC directive, government to appoint panels to monitor food in state’s jails.

‘Globalisation helped LGBT people assert their identity’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The law criminalising homosexual acts, known as Section 377, was read down in 2009 only to be reinstated in 2013.

Kin of 7/11 convicts plan to meet families of 189 victims
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The driving force behind the campaign is Abdul Wahid, who was embarked on a nationwide tour to make people aware of the “reality” of the case.

Which Mohammed Ali? Jury is still out
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

There are at least 3 renowned Mohammed Alis who were associated with Bombay prior to 1940s

Farmers hit as grapes prices fall
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Grape farmers also suffered because of the massive fall in prices in the international market.

A mango revolution under way in Nashik’s tribal belt
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

A group of 70 farmers grow mangoes of almost all varieties on commercial scale.

BJP backed NCP-Janata Dal alliance: Congress, Sena join hands to win mayoral polls in Malegaon
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The BJP had contested 55 seats in the civic polls here, fielding 27 Muslim candidates. None of these candidates won — the highest votes that a Muslim candidate from the BJP polled was 884.

Maharashtra to spend Rs 4.5 crore to procure Deendayal Upadhyay collection
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah had also asked all BJP-ruled states to ensure that their public school and college libraries buy the works of Upadhyay and distribute them amongst their students.

Not all are happy: ‘Promises similar to those made on June 3’
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Sceptics have claimed that the entire process has been an eyewash and the systemic changes that farmers were seeking in the way the agrarian economy functioned have been left unattended.

In stir’s 2nd phase, a 40-yr-old carves out a niche
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Ajit Nawale recently asked Raju Shetti to sit back and allow others to speak at a rally in Nashik.

Malegaon: BJP looks at tie-up with cleric
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The BJP, since inception of the Malegaon Municipal corporation in 2002, had a negligible presence in the city. It had only one corporator in 2002 and no representation in the past two elections

Nandurbar: Clashes erupt after man set alight in a fight dies
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Police imposed curfew in Nandurbar city, located 360 kms north of Mumbai after stone-pelting and arson took place following the death of a Muslim man, who was set ablaze during a fight on June 4.

Chinks in farmers’ alliance: Differences crop up in alliance of 35 bodies, some oppose talks with govt
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Nearly 35 political, social and farmers’ organisation across the political spectrum and ideological leanings are part of the present movement.

Maharashtra: Rift surfaces in panel of farmer leaders
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

“Hundreds of farmers were booked during the agitation. The core committee had earlier decided that there would be no talks with the government until the cases were withdrawn," Giridhar Patil, a dissenting member of the core committee, said

Farmers protest: In mobilisation, farmer allies turned on govts
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

As the farm protests in Maharashtra spilled over to MP, with five people killed in police firing in Mandsaur last week, The Sunday Express looks at the economics and politics of the unrest

Farmers protest: At heart of stir, crop glut, cash crunch
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

As the farm protests in Maharashtra spilled over to MP, with five people killed in police firing in Mandsaur last week, The Sunday Express looks at the economics and politics of the unrest.

Auction commences at APMCs, prices take a plunge
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Panel to seek consensus on loan waiver for ‘truly deserving farmers’.

Congress, Shiv Sena decide to join hands to take over civic body
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Both parties file nominations together; Cong candidate to contest for mayor’s post, Sena eyes deputy mayor post.

Congress, Shiv Sena join hands to gain control of Malegaon corporation
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

According to the arrangement worked out between the parties, the Congress will get the post of mayor while the Shiv Sena will get the deputy mayor’s chair

Maharashtra: Farmers to resume supply of produce but agitation to continue
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The decision was taken at a meeting of the core committee of farmers in Nashik.

‘Gambling is a social and recreational activity for street children of Mumbai’
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The findings revealed that regardless of reasons they leave home and take to the streets, many street youths spend a lot of their daily time and money gambling as a result of the influence of their peer group.

Maharashtra looks to set up happiness department
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

The Happiness Department will work under the Relief and Rehabilitation department.

‘Nature of work, odd working hours lead to high employee attrition’
Tue, May 30, 2017

The study that evaluated 344 call centre employees tried to examine the effect of job profile on their health and also the impact on cultural transformation of the call centre employees.

From zero to nine, BJP finds foothold in Malegaon
Sat, May 27, 2017

BJP fails to make inroads in Muslim pockets despite fielding 27 candidates.

Civic polls : From 0 to 9, BJP finds foothold in Malegaon
Sat, May 27, 2017

The BJP had failed to open its account in the last two municipal polls in the city, where Muslims constitute 78.94 per cent of the population.

Valmikis of Nashik say civic action against pigs will hurt their livelihood
Fri, May 26, 2017

The NMC has stated that the tender was floated on an experimental basis to clear the city’s roads of pigs. The animals are to be auctioned subsequently.

Neighbours shocked: Difficult to imagine he could kill, rape daughter
Wed, May 24, 2017

The police have booked both the mother and son for the crime.

Malegaon: Two-time former Congress MLA Shaikh Rashid to fight civic poll
Tue, May 23, 2017

One Congress candidate has been elected unopposed.

In Malegaon, BJP Muslim faces contradict party
Tue, May 23, 2017

Half of BJP’s civic poll candidates Muslim; they differ with party on triple talaq and beef, hope enough Muslims will join BJP to be able to influence govt views

‘Nearly 23% fish in Navi Mumbai markets contaminated by faecal matter’
Tue, May 23, 2017

Most Indian consumers prefer to buy fish from retail markets despite their poor and unhygienic condition, says an environmental study. The study was carried out by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology to examine the hygienic status of fish by faecal indicator estimation in retail markets of Navi Mumbai region. In total, 159 marine fishes […]

Farm plots in Maharashtra becoming smaller
Tue, May 16, 2017

The total agricultural land has also dipped by 1.18 per cent to 1.97 crore hectares of land.

Estimated cost shoots up, mid-sea Shivaji memorial stares at further delay
Tue, May 16, 2017

The lowest bid of Rs 3,826 crore received for construction of first phase is considerably higher than the state’s estimate of Rs 2,500 crore.

Mumbai Paper Clip: ‘Food processing in poultry industry not removing Salmonella’
Tue, May 16, 2017

Poultry meat, eggs and animal-based food are important sources of Salmonella infection in humans.

Despite schemes, massive funds, little change in state of tribals in Maharashtra
Mon, May 15, 2017

Latest data says 61.6% people from Scheduled Tribes living in rural Maharashtra are BPL — up from 50.38% in 1993-94