Mayura Janwalkar

Articles By Mayura Janwalkar

‘We have shown very little interest in our maritime past’

A former professor of Ancient Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Ray pointed out that a city like Mumbai should have a maritime museum. “We have a huge coastline but how many maritime museums do we have in the country? Shouldn’t Mumbai have at least a major maritime museum?"

26/11 attacks: At Badhwar Park, how a ODI match saved many from terrorists’ bullets

That Badhwar Park was spared, they said, was all thanks to cricket. That evening, India was playing England in the fifth ODI of a seven-match bilateral series in Cuttack and the fishermen were glued to their television sets in their sea-side homes.

26/11 attacks: Security up, but securing coastline a work in progress

In the last ten years, ICG has carried out 347 operations based on inputs generated by intelligence agencies and 180 coastal security exercises.

Medical establishments to be covered under 2017 Act: Bombay High Court

Under the act establishments of medical practitioners including clinics, hospitals and dispensaries, with 10 or more employees are to be registered with the state government and those with lesser staff to be intimated to the local facilitator.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘If surroundings are not clean, we can’t be at ease… Gandhiji taught us this’

In the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the historical significance of the complex is not lost on Teli, among the thousands of workers at the frontlines of Swachh Bharat, the flagship cleanliness scheme launched on Gandhi Jayanti four years ago.

Footloose in Nallasopara

Long, long ago, the lanes of Virar gave Bollywood its biggest dancing star in Govinda. Now from this region on Mumbai’s fringes are emerging TV dance show stars, YouTube hits, and film debuts. Next up, finds The Sunday Express, is 150 participants facing off in a ‘World Dance League’

Former Bombay High Court judge Abhay Thipsay joins Congress

“It is important to stand up to fascist forces, communalism under the garb of aggressive nationalism, scripting false history, loss of scientific temper and constitutional principles should be kept intact. It is impossible to do that single-handedly,” Thipsay said.

SC/ST Act: Will seek review of Supreme Court decision, says original complainant

“A review of the Supreme Court’s decision will have to be sought...Karaylach laagel (I will have to do it). The rights of the poor have to be protected,” he said. His lawyer, Balasaheb Deshmukh, confirmed they would soon file a review petition in the apex court.

I have seen the discharge orders… HC should examine these orders: Justice (retd) Abhay M Thipsay on Sohrabuddin case

Almost a year after retirement, the judge says that the controversy surrounding the death in 2014 of special CBI court judge B H Loya, has prompted him to examine various orders passed by him and other judges in the matter.

Failure of justice system in Sohrabuddin encounter case, Bombay High Court should relook: Ex-judge Abhay M Thipsay

Sohrabuddin case: Justice Thipsay, who ruled on four bail pleas in case, flags: ‘selective discharge of high-profile accused, abrupt transfers, questions over bail, pressure on witnesses to turn hostile’.

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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’

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

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

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

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