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Mayura Janwalkar


Footloose in Nallasopara
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

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
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

“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
Thu, Mar 22, 2018

“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
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

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
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

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
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

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
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

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
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

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
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

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
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

“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
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

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’
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

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
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

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
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

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
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

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

UN body defers NHRC accreditation
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The NHRC will be unable to represent India at UN Human Rights Council without the accreditation.

Manish Sisodia to file RTI on Centre’s social media ads
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

“The Deputy Chief Minister had sent a letter to the PM’s principal secretary. Since he received no reply, he will now seek the same information under RTI,” a government official said.

Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights: Most cases registered referres to child rights panel on RTE, abuse
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The commission also drew up district-wise percentage of convictions under POCSO Act. Of Delhi’s 11 districts, Northwest had the highest conviction rate at 32.03 per cent.

Cook, tailor, MLA: One wedding blurs many social divides
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

On the open air premises of the Shri Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Mandir in Karol Bagh, with caterers, a DJ and flower decorations in order, Vishesh married Preeti, a school teacher. The wedding was arranged by their families.

Nine years after giving up land for Delhi T-3, 59 Dalit families seek homes
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Earlier this month, NHRC stepped in to question authorities over the rehabilitation of the 59 families, evicted for expansion of the international airport.