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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Mayura Janwalkar


J&K: ‘Will ensure investment is not held hostage to law & order disturbances’
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

According to a preliminary economic loss assessment report released by the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry in January, J&K’s economy had suffered a loss of Rs 17,878.18 crore between August 5, 2019 and December 3, 2019.

Abortion upper limit raised: 12-yr-long struggle paid off, says doctor who took battle to SC
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

He was in Lucknow on Wednesday when he came to know about the Union Cabinet clearing the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, allowing abortion till the 24th week of pregnancy and putting no cap on aborting a foetus diagnosed with severe abnormality by a medical board.

One of the big things for both govts is around climate change, says UK’s first Special Envoy for gender equality
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

The main focus was to take part in the Raisina dialogue, held in Delhi (earlier this month). We touched upon female leadership, the role of men as champions and allies, covered a whole range of topics, said UK’s first Special Envoy Joanna Roper.

December 16 rape-murder case: Third-party mercy plea to be sent to President
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The two-page petition states that the four convicts "have been sentenced to death for having raped, brutalized and killed a 23-year-old woman in an exceedingly cruel and barbaric way. Their executions are meant to promote justice and women's safety by deterring such crimes.

How voters in constituencies where Shiv Sena fought NCP-Congress see the new alliance
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

As Sena, NCP and Congress form a government in Maharashtra, The Indian Express travels to two constituencies where the Sena was in direct contest with the two pre-poll allies to see how they are looking at it on the ground

Family first: BJP mayor seeks votes for mother-in-law — the NCP pick
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The NCP has fielded sitting MLA Jyoti Kalani, who is the wife of former MLA Pappu Kalani, currently serving life imprisonment in a murder case.

Five months after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a church in Sri Lanka picks up the pieces
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

The building wears new paint, the walls are redecorated, but amidst the new installations, there is a melancholy addition — a stone plaque in memory of the 54 killed.

Her turn – In a first, women are being hired for Military Police in Indian Army
Sun, Aug 18, 2019

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
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

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
Thu, Jul 18, 2019

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
Fri, Jul 05, 2019

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
Fri, Jul 05, 2019

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
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

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
Thu, Jul 04, 2019

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
Wed, Jul 03, 2019

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
Wed, Jul 03, 2019

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
Wed, Jun 19, 2019

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
Mon, May 27, 2019

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

The hand that feeds
Sun, May 12, 2019

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
Mon, May 06, 2019

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.