Tabassum Barnagarwala

Articles By Tabassum Barnagarwala

Verdict in, but dance bars will not re-open any time soon, say Mumbai Police

The rules governing dance bars, passed by the state government in 2016, will now be discussed once again after the copy of the Supreme Court order is received, said sources in the home department

Maharashtra: Boat capsizes in Nandurbar, 4 children among 5 dead

At least 37 others were rescued and rushed to Dhadgaon rural hospital, while search operations continued for two missing children.

Measles-rubella vaccination: Of 3.38 crore children targeted in state, 82% administered shots

A state-appointed committee on ‘adverse effects following immunisation’ (AEFI) has, however, said all six deaths were unrelated to the vaccine. Diarrohea, viral hepatitis and pulmonary aspiration were found to be among the causes of deaths in these cases.

Maharashtra: Five dead as overloaded boat capsizes in Narmada river

The boat was carrying around 60 people who were on way to perform a river worship ritual on the occasion of Makar Sankranti when it capsized, the official said.

Maharashtra’s boat ambulances lie unused as doctors quit

The river ambulances, operating on a stretch of the Narmada river, have been anchored after the doctors appointed to serve on them quit to join more lucrative postings under Ayushman Bharat.

Maharashtra tribal dept sent dissent note to WCD: RTI reply

Documents accessed by The Sunday Express show that just a month before WCD issued tenders for contentious EDNF in July 2017, the tribal department had warned against the proposed benefits of the packaged food to combat malnutrition.

Mumbai: Three years on, cops clueless about missing actor

At 10.30 pm, Vishal borrowed Rs 500 from Durga and left their Mulund flat. At 1 am, he texted his father Mahendra, a businessman: ‘I am going to a party. See you tomorrow.’ The next morning, Thakkar went missing. Vishu, as his family called him, would be 33 years old now.

Govt set to distribute therapeutic food to malnourished children, activists oppose

Officials at the Women and Child Development (WCD) department said that RUTF, in the form of a paste, will be provided to all Village Child Development Centres (VCDCs) for Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) children registered with anganwadis.

ESIC hospital blaze: Toll climbs to 12, victim was slated for surgery on day of fire

Majid suffered from brain haemorrhage and a kidney ailment. Her family said that they have neither been offered the Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia paid to the kin of others who died in the tragedy, nor the compensation of Rs 1 lakh or Rs 2 lakh paid to those injured.

Whistleblower in kidney racket busted at hospital found dead: Mumbai Police

Sunder Singh (28) was running a pav-bhaji and vada-pav stall in Diva besides doing odd jobs, including as a waiter, in the months that followed the investigation into the kidney racket. He had donated his right kidney to a Gujarat recipient in April 2016 for Rs 55,000 after his employer at a Grant Road-based video parlour allegedly lured him to illegally donate his organ.

Mumbai: WCD notice to adoption home where 2 infants died

Besides the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), officials at Bal Anand Worldchildren Welfare Trust in Chembur is also probing into the deaths to understand what led to acute gastroenteritis, vomiting and dehydration in infants between December 23 and December 26.

Mumbai: Section 377 gone, he wants favourable laws to marry

Krishna Reddy Medikonda was one of the 20 petitioners from Pravritti, a pan-India LGBTQ community group of IIT students, professors and alumni, who knocked on the Supreme Court’s doors in May 2018.

Mumbai: Better disaster preparedness this year, says NDRF

Looking back at yet another year capped by multiple disasters and accidents, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has noted a marked improvement in its preparations this time around.

Tilak Nagar high-rise fire: 20-ft ladder bought by occupants just 4 months ago helps save several lives

Many residents escaped from B wing to A wing through the ladder. A few residents on the 11th floor escaped to C wing from the eighth floor, where both wings are connected.

Kamala Mills, one year on: Parents of lone staffer who died resume work

Sarbajit’s body was found in a washroom with that of a guest an hour-and-a-half after the fire broke out in the wee hours on December 29.

Licences suspended of doctor couple accused of illegal abortions

Gynaecologist Dr Rupali Chougule and anaesthetist Dr Vijaykumar Chougule were arrested on September 18 this year, following a raid at Chougule hospital at Ganesh Nagar by Sangli municipal corporation.

We can’t take action against hospitals, have no say in medical education: Maha medical council chief

The Maharashtra Medical Council registers allopathic doctors and guides their ethical practices. President Dr Shivkumar Utture talks about the challenges the quasi-judicial body faces.

Mumbai: Under-construction building collapses in Goregaon, three labourers dead

By Sunday evening, three labourers remained admitted for head and limb injuries while five others were discharged. The deceased, all migrant workers, have been identified as Raman Kumar Lal Mandal (29), Subhash Chauhan (38) and Rajendra Nishad (40).

‘Never fall in love on Facebook’ and other lessons from repatriated Hamid Ansari

Hamid Ansari reached his house in Mumbai on Thursday. He had left India in November 2012 to meet a girl he befriended in Pakistan through Facebook after which he was arrested in Pakistan for illegally entering the country through Afghanistan.

Pakistani human rights activist brought him burgers, milk in jail

Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, she said: “When I met him for first time, he didn’t even have spectacles. He could not see properly. He got scared that an old woman was approaching him in jail. Today, when I spoke to him after he reached India, we laughed over that memory.”