After Kamala Mills horror, another fire in Mumbai building kills 4

Four persons, including a senior citizen, were killed in a fire that erupted in a residential building in Marol, Andheri East in the wee hours of Thursday. According to BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported at around 2 am in the Maimuna Building in the sprawling Bohra Colony, here. At least nine persons trapped… Continue reading After Kamala Mills horror, another fire in Mumbai building kills 4

Stone pelting, traffic blocked: Dalit protesters bring Mumbai to a halt

Many businesses in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai closed on Wednesday as protesters from a low-caste community blocked traffic and shopping malls and staged sit-ins on railway lines after clashes with right-wing Hindus. The call for a general strike across the western state of Maharashtra led to largely peaceful protests, but life in many… Continue reading Stone pelting, traffic blocked: Dalit protesters bring Mumbai to a halt

Virat, Anushka married in Italy! How star brands light up the catwalk

Business Standard is republishing this 11/12/2017 article in light of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma tying the knot on Monday in a private ceremony, reportedly at a countryside resort named Borgo Finocchieto in Italy. They used to be the names big fashion brands turned to when it was time to… Continue reading Virat, Anushka married in Italy! How star brands light up the catwalk

Max hospital fires two doctors for wrongfully declaring newborn baby dead

City-based private Max Super Specialty Hospital has terminated the services of two doctors involved in the declaration of a 22-week-old premature baby as dead while he was alive The hospital situated in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, which has also set up an inquiry into the matter and has two senior doctors from Indian Medical Association… Continue reading Max hospital fires two doctors for wrongfully declaring newborn baby dead

Statutory warning: Cigars deliver more nicotine than cigarettes, says study

Cigars may have a reputation for being safer than cigarettes, but they may be just as harmful and addictive, researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, have warned. A study by researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the US shows that small cigars have just as much if not more nicotine than cigarettes. They analysed… Continue reading Statutory warning: Cigars deliver more nicotine than cigarettes, says study

Of Padmavati’s historical veracity and belligerent sons of Mother India

The Rajputs in Rajasthan — or rather, a fringe group that claims to represent the entire community — has ensured that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is consigned, at least for the time being, to a limbo. Its release has been indefinitely delayed, different state governments have waded into the muddy debate and banned the film… Continue reading Of Padmavati’s historical veracity and belligerent sons of Mother India

Body with note ‘Padmavati ka virodh’ found hanging at Jaipur fort

The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the outer walls of Nahargarh Fort here on Friday morning, with the message “‘Padmavati‘ ka virodh” – in protest against the film “Padmavati”. The message, written on the stones near the fort wall adjacent to the body, read, “Hum putle nahin jalate….latkate hain” (we don’t… Continue reading Body with note ‘Padmavati ka virodh’ found hanging at Jaipur fort