Jayali Wavhal

Voice of America

Biden had said 'nothing will change', true to his words, US bombs Syria

Mid West
On Thursday - Joe Biden’s 36th day as the US President - he approved the military to conduct an airstrike in Syrian buildings that the Pentagon said were being used by Iranian-backed militia. This is the first explicit military action Biden has overseen since he has taken office almost a month ago.

The sixth extinction is nearing, what can we do?

The five extinctions of species, before this publication, were attributed to meteorites and volcanic eruptions over the last 450 million years. And now, the sixth extinction has everything to do with human beings.
Shubham Patil

To revisit Ghalib is to revisit a love as deep as devotion

Quick Reads
Even today, on his 152nd death anniversary, the maestro inspires thousands of people across ages to know about Urdu literature, and thus, potentially, also acquire a taste for it. His eloquent genius remains unparalleled at a zenith that has seldom been in reach, and will remain to be so.
The Indian Express

Tripura teachers to fight for their right to protest

On February 15th, the Joint Movement Committee of 10,323 terminated Tripura teachers will be holding a demonstration in state capital Agartala to protest the brutal police attack they faced during the sit-in protest on January 27th.
Indie Journal

Hassled with corruption, social activist decides against registering NGO

Earlier this week, a young social worker from Maharashtra’s Raigad decided to not register his non-governmental organisation (NGO) after the bureaucratic system kept hassling with him corrupt practices. Sachin Asha Subhash is the founder of Samajbandh, an organisation that aims at providing women in rural areas with free sanitary napkins made from recycled old clothes.
Indie Journal

20km on feet for basic healthcare: Story of Bhamragarh’s pregnant women

Last year, the stories of the ordeals faced by two pregnant women in Bhamragarh taluka of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, as they tried to reach the hospital to deliver their babies, shook the state. Bodhi Ramteke, a social worker active in the Bhamragarh area, had visited Roshni and other women, and documented their stories earlier in October 2020.

What Joe Biden did on his first day as POTUS

After being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden spent most of his first day reversing executive decisions that Donald Trump had made. During his presidency, Trump had signed several controversial mandates, directives and decisions that stirred discussions across the globe.

No takers for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin as world looks for viable alternatives

After India approved two vaccines against Coronavirus - Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield that is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and the indigenously manufactured Covaxin by Bharat Biotech - several other countries have expressed their interest in purchasing vaccines from India. While most countries want to place an order for Covishield, no country is known to have shown any explicit interest to buy Covaxin as of yet.
Money Control

As vaccines get long awaited approvals, long unanswered questions seek clarity

On Sunday, two vaccines for coronavirus have received approval from the drug regulatory of India, to everyone’s delight following a year-long battle with the COVID-19 induced pandemic. Oxford’s Covishield, which is being developed by Pune’s Serum Institute, and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, are the two vaccines that have been approved.
Indie Journal

Pune trade unions protest, appeal boycott of Jio

Protesters from Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), and Kamgar Sanghana Sanyukta Kruti Samiti (Pune) condemned the conglomerate duo of Ambani-Adani.
Indie Journal

The year that was 2020: Environmental Disasters that shook us

Quick Reads
As most of us still struggle to understand and believe the severities of an ongoing climate crisis, it becomes excessively critical to look back at some significant climate disasters of 2020. While the following list isn’t exhaustive, it functions as a reminder of what global warming is doing to the Earth and damaging our environment – gradually, and eventually.
Jayali Wavhal

Helping people speak out, 10 rupees a story

Quick Reads
Raj Dagwar, came to Pune from Dubai for studies, has been visiting Fergusson College (FC) Road in the evenings after 6 pm with a placard.
Navodaya Times

Uttarakhand's Aarey moment; 10,000 trees in Thano forest to be cut for Airport expansion

Yet another ‘Chipko movement’ is brewing in Uttarakhand's Dehradun, as the state government has sought approval to transfer 243 acres of forest land to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for the expansion of Dehradun’s main airport. The concerned area of land will cause deforestation of more than 10,000 trees in the Thano range of Uttarakhand.
The Boston Globe

To know how to handle mental ilness, we must learn how to identify it

Rajput’s death is a testimony to the false sense of a content life that money and fame convey. It underlines why is it important to recognize and talk about our mental well-being openly, especially in the present circumstances. But what most people are unaware of is how to identify mental illnesses and talk about them.
SARC broadcast

Exclusive: PM CARES fund to be audited by firm run by BJP sympathiser

The PM CARES fund has stirred another controversy as the Prime Minister’s office has given the mandate to a New Delhi based chartered accountancy firm SARC & Associates, a company founded and led by Sunil Kumar Gupta, to audit the fund. Political activists have found that Gupta has deep ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party
IT sector

With PIL filed in Telangana, exploitation in Indian IT sector surfaces again

Recently, three IT employees along with Vijay Gopal, head of Hyderabad based Forum Against Corruption, have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) at the Telangana High Court against renowned IT companies, Telangana State Principal Secretary, and the Labour commissioner regarding the issues faces faced by IT employees. Several leading companies like Cognizant, Caspex Technologies, Genpact, Accenture have been named in the PIL. The techies have appealed in the PIL, that 'white-collared slavery prevailing in the state in the name of employment' should end.

No contact with more than 100 villages in flooded Gadchiroli

Heavy rains in Gadchiroli have caused the Parlakota river to overflow, thus submerging more than 200 villages in the district under water. While almost 500 civilians have been rehabilitated by authorities, contact with more than hundred villages is yet to be established to initiate any rescue operation.
News 18 Hindi

Medha Patkar ends hunger strike for flood victims after talks with govt

Patkar went on an indefinite hunger strike in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district demanding rehabilitation of people in flood affected districts of Barwani, Dhar and Aliraipur. She had also demanded opening up the channel gates of the Sardar Sarovar dam, as rising backwaters have flooded areas around Barwani.

The Amazon continues to burn, Bolsonaro busy blaming NGOs

For the last 18 days, more than 9,000 wildfires have spread through the Amazon rainforest, burning it down inch by inch. The forest, also known as ‘lungs of the earth’, plays a vital role in relieving the effects of global warming by absorbing vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and regulating the climate.

Alaska: Heatwave causes large numbers of Salmon deaths

Last week, hundreds of salmons were found dead along a river in Alaska. While the cause has been determined as the heatwave and climate change, experts have highlighted how a decline in fish population across the world can negatively impact the environment and economies of developing countries.
EC Vehicle

Suspicious movement of EVMs raises eyebrows in Solapur

Amid heavy flood situation across the western parts of Maharashtra, a Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) member has released two videos of EVM machines being suspiciously transported in two trucks, raising eyebrows just ahead of the assembly elections.
Dhairyasheel Mane

Amid floods, young Sena MP earns praise for owning to failures of gov, alleges negligence

The Member of Parliament, Dhairyasheel Mane, who represents the Hatkanangale constituency for the ruling Shiv Sena in the lower house of the parliament, criticised the Maharashtra government, where his party is a member of the ruling coalition, for showing negligence towards the flood affected areas of the state and its victims.
Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis faces flak for election campaigning amid Maharashtra flood

After facing flak for prioritising his Maha Janadesh tour over the floods in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis finally surveyed the flood affected areas in Kolhapur on Friday. The flood situation, owing to incessant rains in western Maharashtra has affected nearly 51,000 people in 200 villages along with 67,000 hectares of crops.

Yemen is undergoing the worst humanitarian crisis of recent times

Mid West
The five-year long war has set Yemen 20 years back in terms of development. Civilians are being killed on a daily basis, lakhs of them starving to death. Women and children are forced into human trafficking, prostitution and deployment in the army. Yet, the UN has failed to bring both war sides at a compromise of power, risking the lives of everyone in between.
juna bazaar

Police ban hawkers on traditional days of Juna Bazaar stalls

On July 23, an order was issued by the Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Ravindra Shisve, imposing a 30-day experimental ban on selling any kind of goods at the Juna Bazaar chowk. The order, which was issued after a proposal made by the traffic control branch, also declared the area between the Juna Bazaar chowk to Kumbharve chowk as a no-parking zone.
Sugarcane cutters

The curse of being a sugarcane cutter

Sugarcane cutters from Beed and their families are left in appalling conditions due to the drought, extreme poverty, seasonal migration and lack of alternative employment. Despite having a marginal piece of land in their names, they are forced to migrate every season to work as sugarcane cutters in the sugar belt of western Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and few parts of Andhra Pradesh.
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बँक बुडत असताना डॉयच बँकेच्या संचालकांवर महागडे सूट शिवून घेतल्याबद्दल टीका

दुसऱ्या तिमाहीत ३.१ अब्ज डॉलर्सचा तोटा झाल्यानंतर, डॉयच बँकेने जगभरातील आपल्या १८,००० कामगारांना कामावरून कमी करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला. परंतु, ज्या दिवशी डॉयचने आपल्या कर्मचाऱ्यांना काढून टाकण्यास सुरुवात केली, त्याच दिवशी बँकेच्या लंडन मधील कार्यालयात बँकेचे व्यवस्थापकीय संचालकांसाठी कमीतकमी $१२०० (जवळपास ९० हजार रुपये) प्रत्येकीचे सूट शिवण्यासाठी शाखेत टेलरिंग कंपनीला पाचारण करण्यात आलं होतं.

Wari in the times of Whatsapp

Usage of social media and technologyis being conveniently used to enhance the palakhi pilgrimage in the last few years. It is interesting to see that the palakhi tradition is being practiced since decades, and has managed to survive through the changing times, whilst acknowledging the contemporaries and taking them along.