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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mayura Janwalkar


After strides in social welfare, Latur village hands over baton to all-woman panchayat
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

One of the changes the village takes great pride in is the normalisation of the conversation around menstruation.

Mumbai: Villagers seeking rehabilitation for 34 years call off protest, give govt time to respond
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “We had a meeting with the villagers and we discussed their issues. We told them that we are positive that their concerns will be examined by the district administration. The villagers, including many women, attended the meeting.”

Thane shows the way, slum marks a room for menstrual hygiene
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

With awareness low, not many have started using the Lokmanya Nagar period room yet. Muse Foundation, an NGO that assisted the Thane Municipal Corporation in creating it, said it will inform women in the slum about it during their regular menstrual hygiene sessions.

Mumbai keeps Fingers Crossed for 2021
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

After a harrowing 2020, Mumbaikars hope for a 2021 that will bring better tidings on every front.

A Christmas unlike any, as Mumbai misses midnight mass
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

While special masses for Christmas were planned by churches in Mumbai hours before midnight and most attended the masses online, the “community dimension” was missing, Astrid Lobo said.

Found after 3 years, Bombay HC says woman could be ‘important link’ to unravel racket
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

On Monday, even as the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay HC sent her home to Indore with her husband Manoj Soni, it felt that the police should question Deepti, as her answers could perhaps provide leads to other disappearances reported from the temple town in Ahmednagar.

Missing for 3 years, wife of man whose plea led to human trafficking probe in Shirdi found
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

While Deepti has told her family that she had been living with a old woman in Indore, she has not been able to say how she got back from Shirdi to Indore, Manoj Soni said.

Exempt IIT recruitments from reservation, suggests panel
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The committee’s five-page report submitted to the HRD ministry, now renamed Ministry of Education, on June 17 was made available on Wednesday under the Right to Information Act through an application filed in Uttar Pradesh.

‘Need to communicate more with villagers, restricted by Covid’: Sanjay Sethi
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

While the Trust has assured that the port will be ecologically sustainable, JNPT Chairman Sanjay Sethi tells The Indian Express that more people need to be made aware of the Rs 65,544.54-crore project and its benefits.

Bandh call against Vadhavan port: Fishing activities come to a standstill, markets shut
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

In Mumbai the Sassoon Dock fish market remained deserted all day and fisherwomen's tables in Badhwar Park were empty as they stood in solidarity with the fisherfolk of Vadhavan in Palghar where the new port is set to be constructed.

Explained: Why womens’ rights activists have criticised Maharashtra’s Bills against sexual offences
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

While the new law will entail enhancement of punishment for offences of rape, gangrape and penetrative sexual assault of children, the women’s rights activists say this will be counter-productive.

Explained: Why are villagers in Maharashtra’s Dahanu objecting to the Vadhavan port project?
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

The port project, estimated to cost Rs 65,544.54 crore, is part of the Centre’s Sagarmala initiative that aims to make Indian ports major contributors to the country’s GDP.

‘When the situation improves, people will visit museums… culture gives us hope’: Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director general of the 98-year-old museum, tells The Indian Express that the institution has incurred a loss of over Rs 10 crore, but the people of Mumbai rose to the occasion by adopting galleries and artifacts to help tide over the Covid-19 lockdown.

Shirdi disappearances: Special IG tells Bombay HC probe will take six more weeks
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

According to the data placed before the court last month by the Shirdi police, 279 people were reported missing from Shirdi between 2017 and October 27, 2020. Of them, 67 still remain untraced.

His 3-year search for missing wife prompts HC alarm and a human trafficking probe in Shirdi
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

According to data submitted by police, 279 persons were reported missing from Shirdi between 2017 and October 27, 2020, of whom 67 still remain untraced, including married and unmarried women.

Explained: What is the new regional navigation satellite system or IRNSS?
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

The navigation system can now replace GPS in the Indian Ocean waters upto 1500 km from the Indian boundary.

India becomes 4th nation to get IMO nod for navigation satellite system
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

The other three countries that have its navigation systems recognised by the IMO are the US, Russia and China.

Covid effect: With fewer publications bringing out Diwali ank this year, Marathi readers left wanting more
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

About 100 magazines have backed out from publishing this year and many others have reduced the number of their pages.

Mumbai: Learning from pandemic, Worli crematorium to webcast last rites
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Learning from heartbreaking stories, the Worli crematorium, spread over 80,000 sq ft carpet area, undergoing redevelopment, will also have facilities like webcasting of last rites for family members in India and abroad.

Bombay HC asks DGP to look into disappearances reported from Shirdi since 2017
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

According to the data placed before the court by the Shirdi police, 279 people were reported missing from Shirdi in Ahmednagar between 2017 and October 27, 2020, of whom 67 still remain untraced.

TRP case: Hansa moves HC against Crime Branch
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

Hansa has urged the court to transfer the probe to CBI or another state agency, accusing the Crime Branch of being “biased”.

Former HC judge refuses to be examined again in Nirav Modi case
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Nirav is currently lodged in a prision after the court in UK refused to grant him bail for the seventh time.

Relief for hawkers: Centre flags ‘issues’ to Maharashtra, state says following norms
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

While the Centre had nudged Maharashtra to rid the application process of certain discrepancies, state government officials said there are no discrepancies, and the scheme is, in fact, being implemented in toto.

New urban poor in Mumbai — No demand, self-employed hardest hit: Socha na tha ki haath phailana padega
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Baudh’s is a story playing out across the city as the Covid lockdown winds down but small businesses don’t know where the keys to demand are.

The new urban poor in Mumbai: Salaries gone, pawning gold to pay school fees, NGO meals, rents unpaid
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

These families are on the brink of urban poverty, forced to do what they once thought was impossible — borrowing for their children's school fees, defaulting on EMIs, falling back on rent, cutting down on necessities.