Zeeshan Shaikh


Maharashtra State Policy for Persons with Disabilities: 3% of budget, yoga for children, says Draft policy
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The state is yet to implement the policy and is presently seeking suggestions and objections from experts before it formalises it.

From 2001 to 2011, families without homes increased 37% in cities, fell 26% in villages
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

While the government aims to ensure every citizen has a home by 2022, the number of families that live on the streets of urban India has grown

Learning to break the ceiling: From literacy to heading households, Muslim women numbers are up
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Beyond the narrative of Burkha and Triple Talaq, millions of Muslim women are using education as a tool to reclaim their space

Maharashtra: Study finds boys get preference over girls
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

In all, 900 married women with 1,158 children below five years of age were part of the study. Of them, 42.4% women were from the age group 21-35 years.

Maharashtra to promote incubators for success of start-ups
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The draft policy also proposes “entrepreneurial development” classes in all schools to foster an entrepreneurial streak among students.

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat to benefit most from India’s increased Haj quota
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Under a bilateral agreement between India and Saudi Arabia, the Haj quota has been increased from 1.36 lakh pilgrims last year to 1.70 lakh pilgrims for 2017.

‘Local trains serve as important social space for hearing impaired’
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The article focuses on the bonds created between Mumbai’s hearing-impaired people who travel in compartments reserved for disabled people, chatting and exchanging news and information.

Malnutrition among schoolchildren higher in slums: Report
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The incidence of severe malnutrition among males was higher in Ghatkopar and, among females, it was higher in Kalwa.

SC ban on liquor sale near highways: Outlets closed, stock piles up; excise officials say don’t have space to keep seized bottles
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Estimates suggest the total value of booze state govt may have to seize and keep likely to be worth Rs 400-500 crore.

J&K women oldest to marry, Jharkhand youngest, shows govt report
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The mean age of women at the time of marriage in 21 major states was 22 years and 3 months in 2014.

Maharashtra: Now, a nagar panchayat resorts to naming and shaming to recover taxes
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The Deola Nagar Panchayat will also be sending a brass band to the house of each defaulter from Tuesday to force them to pay up.

Not a first, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad had slapped students and brawled with BJP
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

According to his election affidavit, Gaikwad has seven cases against him, including one of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and charges of stopping a public servant from performing his duty.

Maharashtra: 104 MLAs suspended since 1999 but almost 81 per cent orders revoked
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Since 1960, the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker has suspended 300 legislators for misconduct.

Maharashtra: In 50 years, from 66,000 per lakh citizens, livestock fell to 29,000
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The number of buffaloes has grown by 81 per cent in the past 50 years, from 30.87 lakh to 55.95 lakh.

Maharashtra budget 2017: Debt burden climbs to Rs 3.71 lakh crore
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The state will spend a whopping Rs 28,830 crore to serve this debt.

Nashik: Dargah trust in legal battle to reclaim Waqf property worth Rs 2,000 crore
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Part of land sold to developer to construct a housing complex of over 300 flats

AIMIM disbands state core committee
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

After winning two seats in the 2014 Legislative Assembly polls, the AIMIM was expected to increase its footprint in the state.

Maharashtra civic polls: Uddhav Thackeray’s dreams of emerging a regional satrap punctured for now
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Shiv Sena may have to play second fiddle to the BJP, which outperformed it across the state

MNS — the implosion in Nashik and the decline in state
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Work done by party is visible, but what’s missing are the men instrumental in helping build the civic infrastructure.

Mumbai: Ex-mayor of Nashik gets kin ticket from both Sena, BJP
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Pande wanted nominations for his son and his sister-in-law from two wards from the Shiv Sena ticket.

Mumbai: ‘Street children as young as 12-15 gamble for 2-4 hours daily’
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Some participants of the study did mention budgeting the day’s wages — spending on essentials like food and a daily quota of cigarettes — before using the rest of the money in gambling.

Once again, an election all about Parrikar in Goa
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

He has been spending much of his time in Goa and a lot has been said of him by BJP leaders as well as opponents, raising speculation about what role he could play in the state should the BJP win again

Mohsin Shaikh murder case: Family writes to CM, seeks appointment of Ujjwal Nikam as public prosecutor
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

They seek to oppose main accused Dhananjay Desai’s bail petition scheduled to be heard by the Bombay HC on February 1.

Three parties, 9 tickets: Women struggle to find political space in Goa
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Women constitute 49.32 per cent of the population in Goa.

All that is being done in Goa is because of krupa of Centre, Parrikar: CM Parsekar
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

"BJP has given Goa a stable government."

An airport project divides Goa, leaves parties wary
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

North Goa wants project, South Goa fears loss of existing airport, leaders at pains to avoid offending either side with what they say

Muslims in Goa: 1 MLA in history, 3 candidates now
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

There had been rising demands from within the local community for political representation, with a delegation of community leaders meeting the Congress leadership seeking representation for the community.

Minus BJP and Cong, Ramkrishna Sudin Dhavalikar wants to be Goa CM
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

“The Congress and the BJP both grew on the support of the MGP. What is wrong if I used them to grow my party?” Sudin said.

‘Sangh has submitted to BJP… Whatever paap BJP does, Sangh will support’: Subhash Velingkar
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

RSS veteran, who has formed his own party and formed alliance with MGP and Shiv Sena to take on BJP in Goa, discusses his objectives

Goa polls: Reality TV star, hockey player, fitness trainer and former cop in AAP candidate list
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

A reality show star, a fitness trainer, an international hockey player and a former policeman are among the Aam Aadmi Party candidates for Goa elections. CECILLE RODRIGUES, 34, is a known face on television after having emerged the first runner-up in a popular dance competition. She is contesting from Taleigao constituency, the stronghold of former […]

Reality TV star, hockey player, fitness trainer in AAP Goa list
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

A reality show star, a fitness trainer, an international hockey player and a former policeman are among the Aam Aadmi Party candidates for Goa elections.

Goa draws from its artist quartet to attract voters
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

An amalgamation of the drawing styles of the four artists, it depicts various Goans casting their votes, including individuals with physical disabilities.

‘Consumption vital to improving quality of life’
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Among other findings, 74.6 per cent respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that their quality of life had changed over a one-year period in terms of the quality of house they lived in.

Dhule riots: Victims’ kin demand government report to be made public
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The state, meanwhile, has said it is evaluating the contents of the report and would make the findings public at an appropriate time.

Stories in numbers: Indians’ debt increasing, highest credit uptake among urban Scheduled Castes
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

NSSO data show increasing use of debt to meet household expenses rather than to create productive assets.