Tabassum Barnagarwala

Articles By Tabassum Barnagarwala

On Jet Airways’ last flight, pilot announced: ‘We hope to fly again soon’

“This is our last flight. The operations have been temporarily suspended. We hope to fly again soon. When we do, do book with us.”

From home loans to school fees, Jet Airways employees worry for their jobs

A Mumbai Central resident earns Rs 35,000 monthly by lifting cargo. His March salary remains pending, and there are four stomachs to feed.

If political parties don’t care about our jobs, why should we even vote, ask Jet Airways employees

Employees of Jet Airways decide to report for work, vote NOTA or abstain

Jet Airways staffers want govt to extend financial assistance

Stating that the airlines is unique because its employees are “unique” even at a time when the management struggled to generate interim funding, Dube said, “We must be given another chance”.

As lenders discuss future, 16,500 employees of Jet Airways are on a wing — and a prayer

Jet Airways crisis: The oldest private airlines, that once had a fleet of 123 carriers, has suspended its international operations till April 18 with seven domestic flights operational until Tuesday.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sanjay Nirupam reaches out to win back lost votes in 2014, says there is ‘less hatred’

In 2014, the voters’ turn out in areas like Juhu, Versova and Lokhandwala was less than 50 per cent. “It is tough to get them to come out to vote. In slums the turnout is greater,” Bhavna Jain, secretary All India Mahila Congress, says.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: A bustle of activities inside poll war room

On April 28 evening, teams would leave for the 43 locations where polling is scheduled the next day. While women officials can go home, all male officials will sleep in polling stations, guarding the EVMs.

Mumbai: 8-year-old boy with progeria suffers brain stroke, dies

With the disease incidence of one in four to eight million, paediatricians have limited knowledge of progeria treatment, especially in rural India. According to doctors, Ishan was treated more to control his paralysis, and was given aspirin injections to reduce the risk of stroke.

Health ministry puts stem cell in ‘new drugs’ list, man moves court to continue treatment

On a video call, Bhatia slowly mouths his words. “Muscles in my face, shoulder and arms have become weak again. Imagine simple acts of speaking, smiling, kissing, lifting a cup. I can’t perform them easily”.

BJP govt yet to fulfil promises made in 2014: ASHA, anganwadi workers

The anger among healthcare workers, who are the first point of contact in the public healthcare system, is palpable. Last September, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a hike in their incentives, Archana said she earned just Rs 1,000 more.

Lok Sabha elections: Mumbai traffic crawls as political road shows step on the gas

Compounding the traffic woes in the busy western suburb, the rallies choked roads that commuters took to avoid metro construction routes.

Mumbai: Students to protest against Maratha, EWS quota

Claiming that they are not against any particular community, the aspirants are demanding that reservation be capped at 50 per cent in the state.

‘People need to vote for local candidates, not for those they want to see at the Centre’

Praja's director MILIND MHASKE talks to The Indian Express how his organisation acts as a watchdog and how candidates should be first evaluated and then elected

Mumbai North West constituency: 3.62 lakh north Indian voters may swing results

Of the total 17 lakh population in the Mumbai North West constituency, more than 3.62 lakh residents are north Indians. Besides, the constituency is home to 6.06 lakh Maharashtrians, 3.34 lakh Muslims, 1.9 lakh Gujaratis and Rajasthanis, 1.2 lakh south Indians and 85,000 from other communities.

Inside India’s cleanest city, Indore

Over 600 city corporations have visited Indore to learn how a city, which ranked 25 in the 2016 cleanliness survey, has managed to consistently top the charts since then. From over 700 new toilets and urinals to 3,000 roadside bins and a live tracking system to monitor garbage vans, Indore did a lot of things right.

Tainted firm bags another govt contract, this time to provide therapeutic food to malnourished children

Venkateshwara Mahila Audyogik Utpadak Sahakari Sanstha Limited, a “self-help group” that got the contract to supply Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for malnourished children, was named in a 2012 report by a SC-appointed commission as a front for an agro-based company.

Pune institute offers to pay for surgery of man who lost vision in left eye in air pistol shooting

Eye surgeon S Natarajan, who treated the 26-year-old office attendant at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, said he requires a retina reattachment surgery that may cost more than Rs 1 lakh. “But we cannot be sure whether his vision will return.”

Mumbai: Pellet from airgun fired at Azad Maidan blinds passerby

The centre had set up an air pistol firing session for students of a Churchgate college in the open ground in the heart of south Mumbai on February 16.

Ayushman Bharat money-minting business for insurance companies: Dr Anil Kumar, VBA candidate on South Mumbai seat

After a medical career spanning across 30 years, Kumar’s decision to contest on VBA ticket - a coalition of Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM - came as a surprise for many in the medical community.

Mumbai foot overbridge collapse: BMC engineer who supervised repair work arrested

SF Kakulte, who supervised the repair work of the bridge, is the second to be arrested in the case.