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  • Big gender gap in indian newsrooms: cristal williams

    Cristal Williams Chancellor is director of communications for the Women’s Media Center, responsible for the annual Women’s Media Center Status of Women in the US Media report. On her visit to India recently, she spoke to Neeta Kolhatkar of the Free Press Journal, on the gender inequalities that prevail in newsrooms world-wide. While the perception…

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  • Mumbai underground: Metro III, a trailer

    Mumbai: If you have been hot under the collar and grumbling about the heat and dust in the city and think 37 degrees is sweltering, try descending into the working site of the Mumbai Metro-3 corridor. It may completely alter your perspective. You will be convinced that 37 degrees is cool! This was one assignment I…

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  • MeToo, Producers Guild of India, Guild of India, tackle cases, sexual harassment,

    Online Outrage: #MeToo from all quarters, media in the dock

    Mumbai: With Tanushree Dutta speaking up, a floodgate of memories has opened. India’s #MeToo moment seems to have arrived, with many women saying enough is enough. Indian media was until now spared the embarrassment but on Friday unsavoury details unravelled in multiple Twitter threads — about top-notch media professionals who had misbehaved with journalists. What…

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  • First Person: What relief, no hiccups in delinking of Aadhaar

    Mumbai:  Give back my data! Well, that’s exactly what I asked my bank to do on Friday and was informed that so far I was the only person to have made the request to delink Aadhaar from my savings accounts. The Supreme Court order of September 26 specifically stated that private banks and companies can no…

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  • Bhima-Koregaon Violence: Bajrang Dal, Patit Pavan role in riots

    Mumbai: Three witnesses have filed a common affidavit which clearly points to the role of Manohar Bhide and Milind Ekbote as the main conspirators in the Bhima Koregaon riots. This affidavit is among the 20 affidavits filed by various witnesses before the inquiry commission headed by Jainarayan Patel, retired chief justice of Calcutta High Court,…

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  • Petrol, Diesel, Petrol prices, diesel prices, India, rates of fuel,

    Fuel Price Hike: Modi government in nervous 90s

    Mumbai: Petrol and, by default, the Modi government are in the nervous 90s. Just 500 km from Mumbai city is a small town Parbhani, which, on Tuesday, had the dubious distinction of hawking petrol at Rs 90.05 per litre. Mumbai can take heart; it too, is inching towards the danger zone with petrol being quoted…

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  • Cooped up life with an uncertain future

    Mumbai: Being arrested twice is not really something many can take it, in the case of Vernon Gonsalves, he has experienced serious charges being filed twice by different governments. First the Congress and now the Bharatiya Janata Party government. This time, only difference is, due to the intervening case filed in Supreme Court, the Vernon…

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  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Badly cooked up ‘plot’ makes up for a poor curry

    Mumbai: Friends and former operatives of the Communist Party of India, Maoist, have scoffed at the claims made by Additional Director General of Police Parambir Singh on the recent arrests of activists and the ‘larger conspiracy’ involving them. According to sources, there is a clear demarcation between underground and over ground cadres in the organisation…

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  • Grim charges, but charade on Bhide and Ekbote

    Mumbai: The Pune police, on prodding from the Maharashtra government, swooped down on five activists on August 28, alleging they were responsible for the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon violence. However, the prime accused — Manohar Bhide and Milind Ekbote — who have been named in the First Information Report of January 1, are still…

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    January FIR invoked to secure terror arrests

    Mumbai: The search and arrest warrants issued against the alleged ‘Urban Naxalites’ are rooted in copies of the First Information Report of January 9, 2018, which had named  Sudhir, Pralhad Dhawale, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Sitaram Raut and charged them under various sections of the IPC and under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,…

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  • Virendra Tawade main conspirator behind killings of Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh had six more people on hit list

    Mumbai: The CBI is hoping to crack the cases of killings of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kulbargi and Gauri Lankesh, which all have a common thread running through them. Recruits of Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS), two right-wing outfits, are alleged to have carried out these shootings. Virendra Tawade, who hatched…

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  • Chicago: Stunning view from the top

    NEETA KOLHATKAR explores the skyscraper-lined skyline of the windy city and is impressed For a Mumbaikar camping in downtown Chicago for three weeks, the skyscraper-lined skyline was a constant reminder of her home city, which also boasts a high-rise hewn horizon. However, Mumbai has some old, solid Art Deco buildings juxtaposed with hideous high rises…

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