Zeeshan Shaikh


A mushaira for non-Muslims to recite their Urdu works
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The “Bazm-E-Yaaraan-E-Adab” (gathering of lovers of literature), a social organisation floated by late Bhiwandi corporator Balkrishna Mukund Mali, is set to hold a mushaira on Sunday, in which only non-Muslim Urdu writers will recite their compositions.

Mumbai Paper Clip: ‘Elderly living in Mumbai slums are digitally illiterate’
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The study evaluated the living standards of 1,262 senior citizens across slums in Mumbai.The study suggests that nearly half of the elderly living in Mumbai slums were illiterate.

Devendra Fadnavis orders probe against two ministers, bureaucrat
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

The Opposition had been demanding action against Mehta and Desai. While Mehta is a BJP minister, Desai is from Shiv Sena.

‘Low socio-economic status, illiteracy common among drug abusers’
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The study said 35% of the users are below the age of 29 while 27% are between 30-39 years. Only 18% were aged 40-49 years. Majority of the respondents (53%) were educated up to secondary school, 19% were illiterate, and only 7% were graduates.

Crop Insurance scheme: 70 lakh covered, says govt; farmer leaders claim 40 per cent left out
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Core committee plans to start agitation from August 14

Take 5: ‘Lakhs can die, but not the guardian of people’
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

"People tend to blame politicians when such incidents occur, saying that they are corrupt, but bureaucrats tend to get off scot-free."

September sees most sudden deaths in city, January the least: Study
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

A study conducted by Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India evaluated 238 sudden natural deaths (SND) that had taken place in the city.

The other side
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The widening of water bodies can similarly cause displacement of “riparian areas” — the stretch of vegetation along a water channel that checks bank erosion and also helps in filtering water. Riparian areas, moreover, act as buffers against floods, while regulating stream flows during droughts.

‘Maharashtra has highest proportional share of individuals over 50 facing the law’
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Of its 21,667 undertrials, 14.50 per cent , which is 3,142, are over the age of 50. In 2000, the proportional share of undertrials over 50 years was higher for India at 14.7 per cent compared to Maharashtra that had 13.4 per cent.

Overcrowding in jails: No solution in sight
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Maharashtra’s prisons house 31 per cent more people than capacity, in Mumbai and areas around it that figure is 102 per cent

Three square meals for Rs 34: Here is why prisoners risk assault to seek better food
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

In less than a month, two incidents of violence in Maharashtra’s prisons have left two dead, including one convict who had been allegedly assaulted by jail staff. A three-part series looks at the faultlines in the state’s prisons and the denial of human rights behind bars.

Maharashtra again hunts for Wakf Board CEO
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Frequent transfer of incumbents and shortage of Muslim officers to head the dept making state’s job difficult.

More parents seek help for mental problems of boys than girls
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The study found that 47.4 per cent parents perceived that their children suffered from some psychiatric disorder but only 10.5 per cent had sought treatment voluntarily before they were interviewed for the study.

Repackaging 1,000-yr-old ideas to revive a system of medicine
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The system’s beginnings can be traced to the teachings of ancient Greek physicians like Hippocrates, and its principle revolves around strengthening the ‘Quwwat-e-Mudabbira-e-Badan’ (immunity).

Maharashtra government mulls residential centres to train Muslims for police force
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

The community constitutes 11.5 per cent of the state’s population, but makes up only 3.81 per cent of its police force

Rural India starts to go nuclear, urban families grow in shrinking space
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

According to the government yardstick for classifying family size, a subnuclear family is a fragment of a nuclear family, such as a widow with unmarried children, or siblings living together. Supplemented nuclear families include a nuclear family’s members plus other relations, without spouses.

Sowing in Maharashtra: Tur cultivation appears unaffected by glut and price crash last season
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Sowing has taken place on 32.1% of land compared to 27.4% last year

Around 40 per cent suicides committed by people aged between 21 and 30: Study
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Most deaths were seen among the unemployed (21.65%), followed by labourers (20.35%) and housewives (20.38%) and the least among retired people (1.7%). The common reasons for such deaths among males were mental stress (37.75%), followed by chronic illness (25.51%)

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.