Mayura Janwalkar

Articles By Mayura Janwalkar

Her turn – In a first, women are being hired for Military Police in Indian Army

For the first time, women are being hired for Corps of Military Police in the Indian Army. At the Belagavi recruitment centre in Karnataka, over 800 have competed for barely 100 places in history. MAYURA JANWALKAR found young women and parents determined to let little come in their way — from chicken pox to rejection, salwar-kameez to no running shoes.

Pune BPO employee murder: Bombay HC commutes death sentence of two convicts

The court observed that in the mercy petitions filed by the two death row convicts, letters exchanged between different government departments bore the words “most urgent” and “death penalty” and yet the matter “did not receive the attention it deserved”.

Explained: How films are certified, why it causes dispute

Certification— unrestricted public exhibition (U), parental guidance for children below age 12 (U/A), adult (A), or viewing by specialised groups (S) — is decided by the Regional Officer based on reports by Examining Committee members in unanimity or majority.

Malad wall collapse: Family in hospital, relatives take over search for Sonali

Just before a wall collapsed at Pimpri Pada and Ambedkar Nagar in Malad East around past midnight, the Sakpal family had filled water from the local tap.

Malad: Collapsed wall razed, search operation continues as one still remains missing

With 22-year-old Sonali Sakpal still missing, a JCB machine dug through the vestiges of what was a sprawling slum on the Ambedkar Nagar hillock. It had to be taken away for refueling, a fireman said.

Mumbai: Homes lost, families stare at heaps of debris to find what was theirs

Political parties have been providing three meals a day to the survivors rendered homeless. Those with damaged homes too share their plight. They have nothing to cook with and nowhere to sleep.

Mumbai: Day after walls collapsed in Malad, toll climbs to 26

Four more bodies were recovered from under the debris on Wednesday. Among them was three-year-old Akanksha Kurade, who was found wrapped in a bedsheet and trapped under a cupboard.

Mumbai wall collapse: Rescuers cling to hope for 14 hours but cannot save girl

Hope that the girl whose cries for help were heard by locals and later by rescue workers would be pulled out alive from under the crushing concrete that gave way as the rain showed no mercy on Mumbai on Monday and Tuesday.

‘Protection’ wall gives way, letting water wash away shanties: Night of mayhem in Malad

A 35-feet concrete wall came crashing down at the two locations bordering the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Malad Hill reservoir, claiming 22 lives and destroying hundreds of slum tenements and displacing as many families.

Bombay HC Chief Justice makes a point on environment protection, with a caricature

Chief Justice Nandrajog shared this hand-drawn image on a ruled paper with a battery of senior counsels representing various stakeholders in the PILs towards the close of the petitioners' counsel's arguments heard over three hours on Tuesday.

Hardlook: Cleaning Mithi river

‘Wall along Mithi, concretised bed a major problem,’ says Lawyer Afroz Shah

The hand that feeds

Life lessons from those who wield the spatula in kitchens.

There is very little awareness among masses that women too can be seafarers: Suneeti Bala

In 2010, Suneeti Bala became the first woman chief engineer onboard a marine vessel. Bala is the managing trustee and co-founder of the International Women Seafarers Foundation (IWSF) that was launched in 2017.

Maharashtra: In coastal areas, the big catch this poll season — curbing LED-light fishing

‘Issues like nationalism and patriotism are all very well, but they aren’t relevant here’.

How oil refinery project gave birth to an election candidate

A determined supporter of the refinery project that was denotified by the state government in March, 39-year-old Pandharinath Amberkar maintains that the opposition to the project was based on rumours and misgivings.

Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency: Nanar oil refinery scrapped but doubts linger ahead of polling

The Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha constituency, in which the villages affected by the proposed refinery project fall, is a seat contested by the Shiv Sena with its incumbent MP Vinayak Raut looking to retain his place in the Lok Sabha.

Convicted of Pune rape-murder, two issued execution warrants

This will be the first execution in Maharashtra after July 30, 2015, when Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, was hanged at Nagpur Central Prison.

Next time, Shiv Sena will have 4-5 Union ministers, I won’t be alone: Geete

Lone Shiv Sena MP in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, Anant Geete says he is not just confident of winning the seventh term from Raigad Lok Sabha constituency, but also a berth in the Union cabinet. He tells The Indian Express why the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is stronger than ever before

Raigad: Defeated by small margin in ’14, NCP’S Sunil Tatkare takes Geete head on

ON A humid weekday afternoon in the Muslim-dominated Jui village, former state minister and NCP leader Sunil Tatkare takes the podium under a tasseled canopy. Opening for Tatkare was former Congress MLA Manikrao Jagtap, who describes him as “Raigadcha vaarasdar, Sunil Tatkare Khaasdaar (the heir of Raigad, Sunil Tatkare Member of Parliament)”. In the audience, […]

Six acquitted in Nashik murder case: After 13 years on death row, ‘I never imagined I would get to see the sea in my life’

Ambadas, Bapu, Rajya Shinde, Raju Shinde, Suresh Shinde and another member of their family who was later held to be a juvenile at the time of the offence by the court — were reunited with their families in Jalna last month after years of incarceration.