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Jayprakash S Naidu


Evacuation of Indian students from Ukraine’s Sumy delayed over security issue
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

This is the 12th day since Russia began a war against Ukraine leaving the Indian students stuck in Sumy State University completely distraught.

An Express Series: What makes cyber criminals thrive
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Gullible victims, criminals operating from far-off locations, and reluctance on part of police to register ‘petty cases’ contribute to rise in cases of cyber frauds

Hoping for rescue ‘any minute’, Indian students wait in Sumy
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Officials said that a team from the Indian Embassy is stationed in Poltava, a city in central Ukraine, through which they hope to coordinate the safe passage of the students in Sumy to the western border. The students have been told to be ready to leave at short notice, they said.

Mumbai Greens: Small but well-planned garden atop Worli hill has something for people of all ages
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Adya Shankaracharya Udyan is open to the public from 6 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 9 pm. It provides the residents with a peaceful place to relax and the children plenty of fun with its amenities.

Desperate, students announce walk to Russia border, Government responds to plea
Sun, Mar 06, 2022

In a video on Saturday, the students said they will be proceeding towards the Russian border on foot as they are no longer willing to wait for the Indian government to safely escort them.

Bombing underway in Ukraine’s Sumy, says sister of medical student
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

Dr Priyanka Aher said the students stuck in Sumy – estimated to be over 800 – are vulnerable as, in the absence of water supply, they have been stepping out to collect ice for basic needs.

Stuck in Sumy, hope fading fast: ‘We boiled ice to get water — even for drinking’
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

Back in Mumbai, a group of students who escaped from Kyiv and Kharkiv on March 1 and took a flight from Hungary, said they saw rockets flying over their heads and explosions from their apartment windows. They appealed to the government to rescue thousands of hundreds still stuck in eastern Ukraine.

Three teenagers from Nashik drown at Palghar beach while trying to save minor
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

The local boy also drowned in the accident, another teenager saved by fishermen

Students stuck in east Ukraine, Russian officer says 130 buses wait at border
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

The remarks by Russian National Defence Control Centre head Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed the safe evacuation of Indians.

Asked to stay put in bunkers, 400 Indian students near Russian border in dark about evacuation plans
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

Eight students from Sumy University in northeastern Ukraine, through a video on social media, requested the Indian government to rescue them.

Crossing from hell to heaven: Indians evacuated from Ukraine recall border chaos
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

As several students thanked the Indian government for their help, many said the toughest part of their journey was at the Ukrainian border where they had to spend at least two days after walking eight to 10 kilometres with heavy luggage in severe cold and snowfall.

‘Won’t wish this to an enemy’: Thane student’s 600 km journey from Kyiv to Romanian border
Wed, Mar 02, 2022

Pal, who reached Mumbai along with 182 students on Tuesday morning, told the Indian Express, “I went through hell in those five days. I heard blasts, firing and saw people bleeding and running. I will not wish anything like this to even an enemy.”

34-hr wait at border, -3 degree Celsius temperature, no food: Indian student recalls struggle to flee Ukraine
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

As many as 182 Indians were repatriated from Ukraine and reached Mumbai on Tuesday in the seventh evacuation flight under the central government’s Operation Ganga mission.

219 step off first flight home: Relieved, but worried for others still there
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

Walking out of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, they were greeted by families and friends who had waited hours. Suddenly, the war in Ukraine seemed distant. Yet most worried for colleagues and friends still trying to get to safety — and a passage home.

Owners of 77.17 lakh vehicles asked to appear before Lok Adalat over challan dues on March 12
Fri, Feb 25, 2022

The notices were issued by local traffic police departments on instructions from the Highway Safety Patrol (HSP), also known as Highway Traffic Police

FIR against IIMC Amravati director under SC-ST Act after assistant professor’s plaint
Tue, Feb 22, 2022

The FIR stated that Saumitra humiliated Sonule in front of the entire staff during a function organised at the institute. After Sonule expressed disappointment over the instance, he was further put down by Saumitra, the FIR added.

Explained: FIR against IRS officer Sameer Wankhede
Mon, Feb 21, 2022

An FIR has been filed against Sameer Wankhede, former Mumbai zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau, for allegedly obtaining a liquor license for a hotel by willful misrepresentation of his age. What is the case, and how has Wankhede responded?

Nashik businessman murders retired registrar and his doctor son, siphons off Rs 93 lakh; arrested
Sat, Feb 19, 2022

The two murders were committed in December last year within a span of eight to 10 days, said police.

Explained: Why did Mumbai traffic come to a standstill Monday?
Tue, Feb 15, 2022

From 9.30 am, several places in south Mumbai started witnessing major snarls. The entire stretch from Worli Milk Dairy to Babulnath Temple, the full northbound stretch of Marine Drive, and the entire stretch of Teen Batti-Walkeshwar remained congested for over two hours.

Skulls found in hospital: Wardha police allowed to access ‘confidential file’
Thu, Feb 10, 2022

The incident came to light when the police registered an FIR on the complaint given by a 13-year-old girl’s mother that the hospital had carried out abortion of the girl when she was five months pregnant.

Woman missing from Vile Parle found dead, partner, his aide held
Sun, Feb 06, 2022

In solidarity and support, a candlelight march has been organised on Sunday evening from St Francis Xavier's Church in Vile Parle where she was buried and Carol’s residence seeking justice for her.

Rope gives way, 2 die as they climb down peak on Katarwadi mountain
Fri, Feb 04, 2022

The incident took place around 5.30 pm when the group led by Anil Wagh and his nephew Mayur Mhaske was climbing down the Thumbs up peak, a name given to the approximately 120-feet-tall peak because of its shape of a thumb.

Mumbai: Ex-Armyman brandishes pistol at bus driver, booked along with aide
Wed, Feb 02, 2022

The accused, Lokesh Kadam, 47, is a resident of Panvel and a native of Pune. Kadam, according to the police, has served in the Indian Army in the past.

Clubhouse case: Accused granted bail, to undergo mandatory behavioural counselling
Tue, Feb 01, 2022

The bail was granted to Yashkumar Parashar (22), a law student, on multiple conditions including a 15-day mandatory behavioural counselling by a qualified professional.