Dipti Singh


Out-of-school children: Educationists slam survey, say results erroneous
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Govt has put the number of such children across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region at a paltry 2,984.

Rohith Vemula wouldn’t commit suicide over suspension: HCU ABVP head
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Kumar was in the city to speak to the media and clear his stand on the issue of Vemula’s death.

Maharshtra govt sanctions Rs 5 cr for Asiatic Society to digitise rare items
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

The Asiatic Society has a collection of over 1,00,000 books, 2,500 manuscripts and 1,200 maps - some of which date back to the 12th century.

Kick-start to start-ups in Mumbai colleges
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

College principals said these events also act as platforms for students to avail guidance from industry stalwarts, who are invited for sessions.

Maharashtra govt must apologise for omitting Gandhi’s name from Martyrs’ Day notice: TDF
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Members of TDF have written to the government, asking that when contribution of other leaders is celebrated and remembered on their birth and death anniversaries, why has the father of the nation been forgotten.

IIT-B e-summit: 4 start-ups attract investments worth Rs 15L
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

With an aim of helping start-ups raise funds, IIT-Bombay’s enterprenurship cell had launched ‘10-Minute Million’, an on-the-spot funding initiative, last year.

79th Anniversary: Khalsa college begins yearlong symposium for unsung heroes
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The yearlong symposium called ‘Sarfaroshei’ is divided into two parts — tribute to unsung heroes and a lecture series.

Just 3% Mumbai University colleges have permanent affiliation: RTI
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Of the total 770 colleges affiliated to MU, 746 don’t have permanent affiliation, a key criterion for applying to National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Chembur residents plan CCTVs to curb street crime
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

To bear Rs 22 lakh cost, posts identified to install cameras.

Campus Buzz: Campuses go the digital way
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Some colleges already have significant digital capabilities, but others are now looking at ways to boost digital infrastructure on campus with the help of teachers and students in the IT Department.

RTO refuses permit to women trained to drive school buses
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Cites lack of experience, says at least a year’s experience of driving a public transport is mandatory.

Clerics to use social media to counter-radicalise Muslim youth
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Pir Makhdum Saheb Charitable Trust is on Facebook and Twitter; to launch mobile app next week.

Tapping tourism potential: Maharashtra govt plans to convert forts into heritage hotels
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The proposal is part of the state government’s ‘Consultation Paper on Tourism Policy- 2016’ which among other things plans to exploit the tourism potential of over 350 forts that dot the state.

No new recruitment of teachers till decision on selection process: Maharashtra govt
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

A circular of the school education and sports department, dated January 14, states that no new appointments of teachers are to be made by schools and it also should not be approved by the state commissioner and director of primary and secondary education.

Mahim residents join hands against junkies
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The campaign now covers Cadell Road, the station area, Mahim bus depot, the Reti Bunder beach front and roads outside Mahim Dargah and St Michael’s Church.

Politicians, bureaucrats need training to combat urban challenges: Prithviraj Chavan
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Chavan said unless politicians and bureaucrats are trained to combat urban challenges, problems will remain unresolved leading to greater challenges.

Marks for students doing yoga daily: Vinod Tawde
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Tawde late on Wednesday night tweeted: “Urged students to benefit from yoga, students practising yoga everyday will be awarded marks like in sports.”

Students across Mumbai campuses protest Rohith suicide, call for action
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The protest started by Ambedkar Students Association, has prompted other student unions and groups to participate.

Identify a good idea, fall in love with it and go after it: Uber founder to IITians
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

According to him,there would always be a risk and chances of failure in start-ups

TISS students intensify stir against Dalit scholar’s death
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Calling the 28-year-old Vemula’s death as an ‘institutional murder’, over 300 students boycotted their classes, fieldwork and other academic activities on the campus in protest.

4 bravehearts from Maharashtra to get National Bravery Award
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The children will receive their awards from PM Narendra Modi on January 24 and will also participate in Republic Day parade.

Rahul Gandhi warns Mumbai Congress: Stop bickering
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

On the first day of his two-day Mumbai visit, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sent out a clear message to party leaders that he would be forced to enforce discipline if factional bickerings within the city unit continued. “Congress is a complicated party. Isme thoda aage piche chalta hain, kaafi factionalism hain. Logon ko gussa aa […]

After PhD at 78, cancer survivor says this is not the end
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Married to economist and banker Dr A C Shah at the age of 22, had just completed her BA in Gujarati Literature at that time and was keen not to stop studying.

Sea change, courtesy Juhu beach bums
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The group spends around three hours every Sunday morning to get down and dirty for an initiative they call Beach-o-Beach, originally a brainchild of actor Sandhya Mridul and Dipesh Tank.

Campus buzz: College fest sponsorship up, IIT tops with Rs 2.5 cr
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Big corporate houses have been approached for sponsorships for years, but the new stars of college festival bankrolling are start-up incubators, national news and entertainment channels, radio channels, banks, etc.

Public gathering to mark Samyukta Maharashtra Andolan on January 17
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Actor Amol Kolhe, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, advocate Madhavrao Chavan, Communist leader Prakash Reddy are expected to attend the gathering.

20% civic school students forced to quit due to lack of secondary schools
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

There are total of 1,121 municipal schools, which includes both lower primary schools (up to Class IV) and upper primary (Class I to VII)

Maratha reservation row delays results of sales tax inspector recruitment exam
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The move has angered the candidates and aspirants.

CISCE to print personalised answersheets for board candidates
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The answersheets will also have a pre-printed unique identification (UID) number.

Discarding e-waste the right way: A baby step towards a clean environment
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The initiative has grown slowly but steadily ever since Nipa Ranka and her husband Anil started an e-waste collection drive at their Walkeshwar house.

Campus Buzz: For kids, school excursions mean a trip to NASA space camp
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Two years ago, Sanil, a student of Ryan International School, with nine other students had spent a week in Orlando, and learnt how to make Rover prototypes for Mars.

Dedicate a fortnight to promote Marathi: BMC
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Initially, the government wanted to observe this fortnight-long event from May 1 to May15 that is around Maharashtra Day.

Top startup grand prize in Ketto’s kitty
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The Maharashtra based startup team will now present their startup idea to the international audience at Wharton conference at Philadelphia, on March 25.

10 start-ups to present their business ideas at Wharton event in Mumbai
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Around 750 start-ups had applied for the competition. Of them, 20 semi-finalists had been shortlisted, of which 10 finalists were selected for the forum

Now, aptitude test to help Class X students chart their future
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

The tests, described as first-of-its-kind, would be conducted online and also offline in schools without internet.

Seeking salary, polytechnic college teachers strike work
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Teachers say state govt exploiting them since 2010.