A ‘successful Green Kumbh’: 6.25 lakh cloth bags distributed in place of 1.6 tonne plastic ones
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

To achieve their goal, the activists used various tricks to convince people.

Trimbakeshwar temple trustee faces assault charge; devotees say police manhandled them
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

A case of assault was registered against Satyapriya Shukla, one of the trustees of the famous Trimbakeshwar Devasthan temple.

Kumbh Mela: Heavy footfall for second shahi snan, chaos reigns supreme
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The day also marked the second shahi snan of sadhus belonging to various akharas.

On eve of Shahi Snan, rush to clean river
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

‘Foam’ in river will be cleaned, nothing to worry, says Nashik municipal body

BMC distributes tablets to 20 Vile Parle civic school students
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

This year around 22,599 tabs have been acquired of which 22,170 tabs will be distributed to Class VIII students of civic schools across the city.

Schools, teachers ask for clarification on contradictory orders by education department
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Schools asked to not conduct exams during festivals as well as to hold scholarship exams between Sept 14 and 25, even as Ganesh Chaturthi begins from Sept 17.

Schools, PTAs must decide on duration of festival holidays: Maharashtra government
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Education department says no demand for including permanent festival holidays in the academic year will be entertained any more.

Engineers’ conclave: ‘Waste management systems necessary to clean Ganga’
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Vinod Tare, a professor at the Indian Institute of Kanpur, led the consortia of seven IITs in preparing the first ‘Ganga river basin management plan 2015’.

Nashik Kumbh: Of sadhus and their unique styles that grabbed eyeballs
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

It seemed there was not just fierce rivalry among these sadhus to become the mahamandaleshwars, but there was stiff competition to grab maximum eyeballs when it came to style quotient as well.

‘Transforming M-ward’ project: 6 slum pockets do not have a toilet, 800 people defecate in open
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

According to the report by the TISS team, situation in Mankhurd is the worst with number of people per toilet seat exceeding 80.

Undertaking for principals triggers protests
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Wrong information in school database to attract action as part of reforms.

‘Education TDR scam’: CBI to probe after committee submits report, says Vinod Tawde
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

According to Tawde, his department found that during 2009-2011 around 1024 divisions (classes) were illegally shifted from schools in the city to schools in the suburbs.

Now, a mega survey to count out-of-school kids
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

The decision was taken by school education minister Vinod Tawde, following a meeting with NGOs.

Strike still on, taxis to stay off roads today
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Union says they will push for indefinite strike until state assures them action.

Mumbai University: Officials rush to clear pending issues as senate, council tenures get over
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Though university authorities assured that all pending issues would be resolved at Monday’s meetings, the senate members were not convinced.

RTI reply: 298 applications in 2 years for new colleges, Maharashtra government approved 1
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

During 2014-15, the higher and technical education department of the state received 130 applications for new colleges.

Teachers to get trained through YouTube as govt plans new exam pattern
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The MSBSHSE has decided to change the pattern of exam question paper for Class IX this year and Class X from next year.

Dalai Lama meets sadhus at Trimbakeshwar
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

He said, “It is due to these democratic values that people belonging to different religions and caste live in peace and harmony."

Sadhus clash over position in procession
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

After the clashes went on for a few minutes, Mahant Gyan Das intervened and resolved the matter and the procession began to move once again.

Norms set for shahi snan procession to Ramkund flouted
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The list restricted the use of animals like elephants, horses and camels during the procession.

Chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ fill air as sadhus march for holy dip
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The last Kumbh Mela in Nashik was held in 2003 and had witnessed a stampede, in which 33 people were killed during a royal procession.

Rising Muslim population a worry, says Praveen Togadia
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Praveen Togadia said that the rising Muslim population in India, as suggested in the census, is a cause for concern.

Nashik Kumbh Mela: First ‘shahi snan’ today, administration prepares to host 1 crore devotees
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The administration is expecting an overall footfall of 10 million this year. The footfall recorded in 2003 was six million.

Nashik Kumbh Mela: Huge akhara turnout leads to traffic chaos
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Sources said adding to the chaos, a sadhu of Bada Udasin Akhara got an electric shock and had to be hospitalised. He has been declared out of danger.

MNS demands Ganeshotsav vacation be included in academic calendar
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Convent schools say will protest move if not given the option between Christmas and Ganeshotsav vacation.

To ‘promote’ language, CBSE orders schools to observe ‘Sanskrit week’
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Told to organise events from August 26 to September 1; city teachers slam the move as another ‘attempt’ to impose the language on students.

FTII failed to use land for global film school in 30 years, shows RTI reply
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The institute, in its RTI reply, has stated that between 2010 and 2014, it did not conduct a certain course since four to five batches of different disciplines were running simultaneously.

Audit of Grants: UGC, HRD ministry pull up 150 MU colleges for not submitting report
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Set deadline; to hold meeting at UGC’s Western Regional Office in Pune in September.

Convent teachers seek their rights, want salary recommended by 6th pay panel
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

These schools in Mumbai — there are over 150 of them — are managed by the Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE).

Physical education teachers to teach Marathi in BMC-run schools
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Education Committee member Darade and a few other members of the education committee will discuss the issue with their seniors soons.

Story of ‘godwoman’ Radhe Maa: Meet Sukhwinder, who once tailored clothes and then became Radhe Maa
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Her journey from her roots in Hoshiarpur to the following, dances and police complaints in Mumbai.

‘Fake degree cases reported to Mumbai University on rise’
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The University has received 136 fake degree cases in just four months of the academic year 2015-16, pointing to the rising number of such cases.

Bajrang Dal, NSUI protest over wrong map at painting contest
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

On Friday, August 14, teachers of Sau Laxmibai English Medium school at Mulund distributed a map to 500 students for a competition as part of Independence Day celebration.

On a mission to trace forgotten heroes
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Sandip Gupta, national volunteer of Delhi-based NGO Hindu Foundation has taken an initiative to find such martyrs in the entire country and help their families get recognition from the government.

Maharashtra: Andheri school students develop rashes after using handwash
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan had recently mandated that schools must inclucate habits of washing hands amongst school children by making them do that every day before they are served mid-day meal.