World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 5, 2016
India continued its winning streak in the crucial UN elections, with another official unanimously elected to a key advisory panel that helps examine the world body's budget and management initiatives, a day after an Indian lawyer won membership of the International Law Commission.
India News | Anant Zanane | Saturday November 5, 2016
A 10-year-old girl studying at a government-aided school for tribal students in Maharashtra's Buldhana was raped repeatedly by a 22-year-old staff member.
Press Trust of India | Monday October 3, 2016
IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company today announced the resignation of its managing director Murli Dhar Khattar with effect from October 6.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday August 15, 2016
Nestled in the upscale neighbourhood of Malabar Hill in Mumbai, the colonial bungalow of Laxmi Nivas, that hosted stalwarts like Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia, Aruna Asaf Ali, Achyut Patwardhan, Jaiprakash Narayan, is up for sale.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar with inputs from PTI | Monday August 15, 2016
As thousands of children swarmed around Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of his speech at Red Fort today, eager to shake his hands and touch his feet, the 65-year-old appeared in some danger of getting swamped. It was touch and go. But then, a security official came to his aid.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday August 13, 2016
Two months ago, 15-year-old Latika and her younger sister Tanya watched their mother being set on fire by their relatives in Bulandshahr, for not being able to bear a son. As the two of them tried to douse the fire, their father stood by and watched, the sisters say.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday August 6, 2016
The Bhubaneshwar police on Saturday lathicharged a group of NIFT students, who were holding a protest, alleging that the guards did not let in a student who got raped last night outside the campus gates despite her cries for help.
Press Trust of India | Thursday August 4, 2016
The Madhya Pradesh government has managed to woo yoga guru Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd to set up a Rs 500-crore food processing unit at Dhar district in the state.
Offbeat | Arshia Dhar | Tuesday July 26, 2016
An entertaining and starry match of football ensued for Delhiites on Sunday evening, where Members of Parliament clashed with Bollywood stars. The exhibition match, held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, was organised by Adhunik Art Gallery, headed by Bollywood actor Priyanka Kothari, and was kicked off by an enthusiastic Baba Ramdev.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Wednesday July 13, 2016
For the drought-scarred district of Nashik, this week has brought long-awaited relief. With several parts of Maharashtra receiving record rainfall since Sunday, the Godavari River and reservoirs are brimming with water.
India News | Reported By Arshia Dhar, Tejas Mehta, Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Monday July 11, 2016
As the monsoon pours down over Maharashtra, a train headed from Surat in Gujarat to Nandurbar in northwest part of the state slid off its track this morning.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday July 11, 2016
The mayor of Mumbai on Sunday led officials from the municipal body to one the busiest parts of city. The mission? To inspect how they had fared on the deadline served last week to fill up all the potholes in Mumbai.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Sunday July 10, 2016
Fresh out of high school with top grades, Rishabh Porel wanted to study molecular biology for his graduation. But the lack of top colleges in the field in India has meant he had to turn to foreign shores.
India News | Reported by Arshia Dhar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday July 10, 2016
A day after divesting her of the important water conservation portfolio in the Cabinet reshuffle, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was seen as placating a seemingly upset Pankaja Munde, asking her to attend an international water summit.
Nagpur News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday July 9, 2016
People around 11-year-old Akhilesh Chandorkar, including his parents, always knew he was smart. But last week they found out he may be among the smartest people around.
India News | Reported by Arshia Dhar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday July 3, 2016
Former Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet landed into a controversy after his abusive posts on Twitter targeting a journalist. The Mumbai police have said they will take strong action in what is potentially a case of sexual harassment.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday June 26, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the government's flagship Smart City mission in 20 cities across the country from Pune, making a strong pitch to consider urbanisation as an opportunity to mitigate poverty.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Friday June 17, 2016
For residents of the tiny village of Bendase in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, crossing the Ulhas River to get to the nearest railway station literally means putting their lives on the line.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday June 11, 2016
Finally it's time for some smiles on the faces of Mumbaikars as heavy pre-monsoon showers welcomed the city in the early hours of Saturday.
India News | Reported By Arshia Dhar | Saturday June 11, 2016
Three years after renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune, the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has made the first arrest in the case.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Tuesday June 7, 2016
The Mumbai home of Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the father of India's nuclear programme, is now history. 'Mehrangir' - the bungalow in the upscale region of Malabar Hills in South Mumbai has been completely demolished, wiping out the legacy of Dr Bhabha.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday June 6, 2016
The felling of mangroves has been mandated as illegal by the Bombay High Court since as long back as 2005. But that has not worked as a deterrent for the gradual disappearance of the mangroves in the Kanakia Park region of Mira Road in the Thane suburbs of Mumbai.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Thursday June 2, 2016
As 12 fire engines worked through much of the evening and night on Tuesday to douse flames that broke out in the Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan on the outskirts of Mumbai, the worst affected were 1,500 people who live in a neighbouring slum.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday May 30, 2016
The severe drought in Maharashtra over the past few years has given birth to a floating population, migrating from the interiors of the state to the city.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday May 30, 2016
Debjani Dhar makes it a point to peep out of the window every time the Guwahati-Silchar passenger train makes a stop on its way to Silchar, a border town in Assam.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday May 28, 2016
The chemical factory blast in the Mumbai suburbs of Dombivali that killed 12 people and injured around 201 has left the families of the injured and missing in a state of confusion.
| Thursday May 26, 2016
On May 10, Pune farmer Devidas Maruti Parbhane sold almost a 1000 kg of onion at the city’s wholesale market. At the end of his transaction, he had earned Re 1. Mr Parbhane’s was not a rare distress sale. A bumper crop in Maharashtra has meant that prices have hit rock bottom. For farmers in the state, already struggling with a severe water sho...
Arshia Dhar | Wednesday May 25, 2016
The hospital, however, has promised waivers, but the doctors say they can do very little to avoid such expenditures.
Aurangabad News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday May 21, 2016
The first man in two years to have scaled Mount Everest, Rafiq Shaikh Patel of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, has created quite a record. Rafiq also happens to be the first policeman from Maharashtra to have reached the peak of the highest mountain in the world.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Wednesday May 18, 2016
One usually finds streets and flyways across the world being named after politicians and freedom fighters, however, breaking that norm are the narrow alleys in the Cuffe Parade slums of Mumbai.