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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Tabassum Barnagarwala


Dongri building collapse: Survivors say Fadnavis promised Rs 5 lakh aid, collector’s office claims assured only Rs 3 lakh
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

While the kin of the deceased claim that the then government had promised them Rs 5 lakh as compensation, officials from the city collector’s office said only Rs 3 lakh was assured and the amount has already been paid.

Indian activists mount pressure after Sanofi withdraws patent applications from Indonesia, European office
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Sanofi has sought patent on a specific fixed dose combination of rifapentine and isoniazid for film coated tablet and dispersible formulations.

Two Indians quarantined in Mumbai over coronavirus fears
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Two Indian passengers travelling from China have been quarantined in Mumbai. Their blood samples were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, for tests. State health officials will keep them under observation for 28 days.

2018 Drive By Nashik Police to Arrest Beggars: No procedure followed, several detained not beggars, says HC
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

As many as 160 people, most of them hawkers, were detained by Nashik police on May 7, 2018. They were produced before a magistrate court the same day, and sentenced to year-long detention in beggar’s home under the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1960. Of them, 19 were children.

17th Mumbai Marathon: Avid trekker and runner at 64, man dies of cardiac arrest; 17 hospitalised
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The deceased was a retired bank clerk, who has been taking part in marathons for the past five years in the senior citizen category along with several colleagues from Canara Bank, where he worked. Manjalkar, his family said, had not eaten much during dinner on Saturday night.

Mumbai: Safai karmachari awaits PhD fellowship, says ‘living on borrowed money’
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Fourty-year-old Sunil Yadav, a safai karmachari with BMC, is a worried man. Since last September, he has not received his fellowship from Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), from where he is pursuing his PhD.

Maharashtra government finalises new insurer for cashless health insurance scheme
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

While the premium per family has risen from Rs 690 to Rs 797, the state government has also doubled the number of empanelled hospitals and introduced several new procedures.

After 2-year gap, man with brain disorder to run in Mumbai marathon
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

One of Dugal’s legs is turned inwards, his back is bent, and he loses energy soon while walking. For a cerebral palsy patient, walking for even 500-850 m can be very tiring.

Watch: Congress corporator threatens Metro station staffers, shouts at Express journalist
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

When two Metro staffers and two security guards tried to calm him down, and a security official informed him that the station was a silent zone, Chavan shouted back, saying, “I am a corporator, I will speak like I want to.”

Govt publishes policy for treatment of rare diseases
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The policy also intends to kick-start a registry of rare diseases that Indian Council of Medical Research will maintain.

2017 ‘assault’ on lawyer, sister: Human rights panel orders top cop to register FIR
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The commission also directed the police to provide compensation of Rs 50,000 to the two sisters.

Lack of funds, infrastructure and training in one-stop crisis centres: Women panel report
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

One-point crisis centres were proposed following the 2012 Delhi gangrape case to provide women facing sexual and domestic abuse a single point of contact for medical, legal, social, and psychological aid.

No FIR filed over triple talaq, Mumbai top cop gets notice
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Niloufer Syed was allegedly given triple talaq by her husband Moiuddin Syed (36), on April 11, 2019. She had married Moiuddin in 2006 and the two have five children. She currently works as a caterer.

10 months after Mumbai man died post hair transplant, dermatologist booked
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

On March 7, last year, Shravan Kumar Chaudhary had started a hair transplantation procedure in Chinchpokli under Halwai. The process began around 2.30 pm. By 2 am on March 8, the procedure was complete. But Chaudhary soon started feeling uneasy and suffered pain in his neck.

Woman booked over ‘Free Kashmir’ placard
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

While BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Tuesday submitted a complaint to police seeking action “against anti-national slogans”, the police claimed that they took suo motu cognizance of the slogan and booked Prabhu.

Mumbai: With bun maska, chai, sunscreen, protesters keep the spirit alive at Gate Way of India
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The spontaneous protest, sparked by the violent attack on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by a masked mob on January 5, started as a candlelight vigil led by students on Sunday midnight.

Women break free in rural Maharashtra, get appsolutely phone-smart
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women has started giving digital training to rural and tribal women to make them self-sufficient in using the Internet to pay utility bills, access government schemes, and register complaints online.

Mumbai: Armed with law, Muslim women still in search of justice
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Despite the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, the practice of triple talaq goes on unabated with Muslim women finding little support from police. Several women that The Indian Express spoke to were receiving no maintenance from their estranged husbands, suffered from depression and bore the responsibility of their children.

215 mentally ill shifted to govt homes: Decision after chief secy ‘rejected’ proposal to construct half-way homes 5 months ago
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Beggars’ home is a detention centre meant to lodge people found begging. The top court had set a November 30 deadline for all states and Union territories to comply and submit a report on rehabilitation.

Mumbai: 3 labourers die while cleaning septic tank ‘without safety gear’ in Govandi
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Kalshekar’s family claimed he was given no safety gear to wear. Their clothes were found outside the tank. “I always told him not to clean tanks, I didn’t like it. But he did it for money,” his father Prabhakar Kalshekar said.