Tata Institute of Social Sciences: News

11 Jul 2020


Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

Merely days ago, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival announced that its head of marketing, Pallav Patankar had allegedly resigned from the post.

18 Mar 2020


After 'Kaamyaab', SRK to produce movie on Muzaffarpur shelter case

Even as he remains missing from the silver screen, Shah Rukh Khan continues to bring forward socially relevant stories through his production house.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

On Tuesday, Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where minors were raped, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

27 Jan 2020


Detained before CAA-protest in Hyderabad, Chandrashekhar Azad sent to Delhi

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who has emerged as one of the loudest critics of the Citizenship Amendment Act, was sent to Delhi this morning from Hyderabad, where he was detained last evening before a planned peaceful protest.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others, convicted

Brajesh Thakur, who ran a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur where minor girls were raped and assaulted, was held guilty by a Delhi court today.

18 Apr 2019


This man makes free videos for helping students crack competitive-exams

38-year-old Dinesh Miglani from Rohtak, Haryana, has over 4 lakh subscribers on his YouTube channel.

07 Jan 2019


#MuzaffarpurHorror: Girls forced to have sex, dance to vulgar songs

Months after the abuse meted on girls living inside a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar came to light, disturbing details have emerged.

17 Dec 2018


TISS Hyderabad students begin indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

After around a month of protests, students of the Hyderabad off-campus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) began an indefinite hunger strike on Monday morning.

13 Dec 2018


Mumbai: TISS student commits suicide, professor booked for abetment

On Tuesday, a professor of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was booked for abetment to suicide, after a 24-year-old MBA student of the institute took his own life by jumping off a 14-storey building in Powai.

29 Nov 2018


Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

The much-awaited draft Bill, which provides for reservation to the Maratha community will be tabled in the Maharashtra Legislature today.

28 Nov 2018


SC transfers 16 Bihar shelter home abuse cases to CBI

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar.

28 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Former TISS student accuses graduate adviser of sexual harassment

On Saturday, a former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) accused her graduate adviser of sexually harassing her while she was pursuing her M.A. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (now called M.A. in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations) from 2004-2006.

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor, who was affected by polio when he was three, has written a book critically examining the progress made in promoting teaching and research on Disability Studies.

25 Oct 2018


#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: SC calls details 'horrifying', wants Thakur out of Bihar

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the details highlighted in CBI's status report on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case were horrifying and scary.

Muzaffarpur home sex scandal: Prime accused shifted to Bhagalpur jail

Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, was today shifted to Special Central Jail in Bhagalpur from the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Jail, Muzaffarpur, a prison official said.

#MuzaffarpurHorror: Skeleton found by CBI believed to be of victim

In the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, the probe team found skeletons from a cremation ground in Sikandarpur, and it is believed to be of one of the victims.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.

28 Sep 2018


After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

A former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, has filed a complaint with the institute's internal complaints committee, alleging that he was raped by a visiting speaker.

Muzaffarpur shelter home horror: SC ends ban on media reporting

The Supreme Court on Thursday ended a ban on media reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, but asked the media to not sensationalize sexual harassment cases.

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

The Pune police, on Saturday, sought 90-days time to file chargesheet against the five activists, arrested on June 6, in connection to the Bhima Koregaon violence.

12 Aug 2018


Muzaffarpur sex-abuse: Cops recover influential people's numbers from accused

Police have recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes abuse case, which includes those of some "powerful" people, including a minister.

08 Aug 2018


Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

06 Aug 2018


Slamming 'protesters', Nitish says they don't care about girls' safety

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition and said those who protested at Jantar Mantar didn't care about girls' safety and that they should look at themselves first.

02 Aug 2018


Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals

The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.

29 Jul 2018


Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape

The Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse racket gets more horrifying by the day. The toll of raped girls has now increased to 34.

23 Jul 2018


Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

The Bihar police started excavation in a shelter home of Muzaffarpur after it was alleged that a minor was killed and buried there.

15 Jun 2018


NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

Kota, India's coaching capital, has claimed yet another life. Eighteen-year-old Karan Kumar Ghasi of Barmer hanged himself to death in his PG room today.

07 Apr 2018


TISS Mumbai to give India its first hostel for transgenders

In a first in India, Mumbai's Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is introducing a gender-neutral hostel space on campus for students from the upcoming academic year.

27 Feb 2018


TISS Hyderabad students start indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

Six students of the of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad have gone on an indefinite hunger strike in a bid to pressurize a negligent administration to address the issues regarding higher education of the marginalized.

27 Feb 2018


TISS: Protest over aid-cancellation for SC, ST, OBC students

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) students and alumni on Monday staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC, ST and OBC scholars.

28 Jan 2018


Drugs, sex, stress: Kota more than "coaching capital" of India

Since years, Kota has been the go-to destination for young IIT aspirants, but its claim to fame is turning dark.

04 Aug 2017


Mumbai: Bollywood singer Yash Wadali booked for molestation

Police arrested singer Yash Wadali after a woman complained that Wadali caught hold of her by her shirt collar, pushed her and lashed out abuses at her.

06 Jun 2017


Mumbai school trustee charged with raping 3 year old girl

A 57 year old school trustee and a nursery teacher were charged with allegedly raping a 3 year old girl at the school premises in Mumbai.

27 Mar 2017


Citizens' group challenges upcoming Shivaji memorial

A citizens' forum named APLI (A Port Lands Initiative) Mumbai, with the help of documents accessed through RTI, concluded that it is not feasible for the government to carry on with the construction of the upcoming Shivaji memorial worth Rs. 3,600crore.

07 Mar 2017


Maharashtra Government spent Rs. 8cr to advertise Modi's projects

On Monday, the state government of Maharashtra tabled supplementary demands worth Rs. 11,104cr, about 5% of the budget size of the current fiscal year.

30 Nov 2016

Bombay High Court

All that kept Mumbai buzzing

The Haji Ali dargah of Mumbai is in the news again.

08 Nov 2016

India Today

Senior journalist Girish Nikam passes away from heart attack

TV anchor and senior journalist Girish Nikam passed away on Monday due to a major heart attack.