Dipti Singh


Victoria owners reject govt offer of hawking licences
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The government resolution (GR) that was issued by the home department last week offers hawking licences plus Rs 1 lakh or Rs 3 lakh in compensation should they choose to not opt for the licence.

After protests, 7 TMC schools asked to stop charging students fee
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Following a news report in The Indian Express, the TMC has issued notices, to the schools to stop collecting fee from 2017-18.

3,000 students who failed SSC exams enroll for skill training
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Maharashtra has joined hands with National Yuva Co-operative Society (NYCS) to set up centres to provide skill development courses to interested students.

Municipal Corporation-run schools: Thane activists demand refund of fee charged by civic schools
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The matter came to light when an advocate, Shakeel Ahmed, approached the Court Naka municipal school in Thane for the admission of his son. Ahmed found out that the school charges a fees of Rs 1850 per year from students. While TMC officials call it a nominal fee, activist say that the civic body cannot charge a single rupee from the students.

7 civic schools in Thane charge fees: Educational rights group threatens to take schools to court
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Alleging violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, an educational rights group has threatened to move court against the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) after seven English-medium schools under the civic body were allegedly found charging fees.

Letter to President Pranab Mukherjee over ‘violence against Dalits, tribals, minorities’
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Ex-MP, Muslim bodies seek President’s intervention to ensure perpetrators of violence are brought to book

Maharashtra education dept warns parents against enrolling wards in Zakir Naik-run school
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Islamic International School was on the verge of shutdown when it was taken over by Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi’s Niyaz Welfare Trust

Elderly most abused and mistreated in Mumbai, Delhi much safer: Survey
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Bengaluru turned out to be the highest perpetrator with 70 per cent elders experiencing abuse and mistreatment in public places, followed by Hyderabad (60 per cent), Guwahati (59 per cent) Kolkata (52 percent), Chennai (49 per cent) and Mumbai (33 per cent)

Mira-Bhayander likely to get Mumbai police commissioner’s office
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

CM has announced that a police commissioner’s office will soon come up in the region along with an independent tehsil office

MNS seeks re-examination for BMC assistant commissioner posts
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Many aspirants belonging to NT and ST communities complained that they could not apply for the posts announced at the last minute while those who applied did not get relaxation of age as stipulated.

Maharashtra SSC result 2017: Autorickshaw driver from Mumbai scores 61 per cent
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Maharashtra SSC result 2017: The family plans a small celebration at their 8X12 feet home located in a dingy corner of a chawl in Babu Jagjeevan Ram Nagar at Mulund west.

Maharashtra SSC result 2017: Difficulties no hurdle for these three achievers
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Visually impaired girl fights all odds to score 90.8%. Priti’s score was not less than an achievement for her hospitalised mother, who had ferried her to and fro Khar and her school everyday. On Tuesday, her mother was undergoing a follow-up surgery for an injury suffered in a road accident two years ago.

Renaming liquor outlets will hamper business, say bar owners
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

While the matter came to light in March in the Legislative Council after a calling attention motion was raised by MLC Amarsinh Pandit and others, the state departments of labour and state excise appointed a 16-member committee on Saturday, aiming to amend the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Act, 1948.

Teachers hired ‘illegally’: Notices to 62 education officials
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

The state government, in May 2012, banned recruitment of teachers in primary, secondary and higher secondary schools till the excess teachers were absorbed in service. Despite this, 7,228 teachers were recruited between 2013-2016.

Maharashtra govt forms panel to ban naming of liquor, beedi products after deities, icons
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

NCP legislator Amarsinh Pandit and other legislators in the Upper House had raised an attention motion and said that many liquor shops, permit rooms, beer bars and beedi brands have such names.

Maharashtra govt forms study groups to look into funds delay to two depts
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The study groups, comprising four members each, will conduct a detailed study on the delays and other hurdles faced by these two departments in implementing these schemes.

Maharashtra’s decision to recruit teaching staff will increase corruption cases, allege school managements
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

On Tuesday, the state cabinet passed a decision that only those who clear an online screening and aptitude test will be hired by schools as teachers.

Govt nod to set up Maharashtra open schooling board
Wed, May 31, 2017

Currently, students who are unable to continue schooling have to drop out while those who fail in exams can appear for their board exam only as private candidates.

Maharashtra govt to conduct screening tests for teachers’ appointment
Wed, May 31, 2017

Teachers will be hired based on their scores in a specials aptitude and entrance test that will be conducted online by the state school education department.

SSS founder ends his ‘Atmaklesh Yatra’: Will halt supply of milk, vegetables to Mumbai if farmers’ demands not met in 30 days, says Raju Shetti
Wed, May 31, 2017

“We have come walking all the way from Pune. During the nine-day-long march, none of the ministers of this government visited us. We are no criminals. We walked for the cause of farmers," said Raju Shetti.

NCP urges govt to make sanitary napkins tax free
Tue, May 30, 2017

“Taxation of sanitary napkins which is a basic necessity, denies its access to many. It will make sanitary napkins unaffordable for millions of poor Indian women, and the health is jeopardised” Wagh said.

‘BJP used us to pocket farmer votes, now we will bring govt to its knees’
Tue, May 30, 2017

Shetti warns of ‘blood’ if officials try to acquire farmers’ land without consent for Samruddhi project

‘Jai Maharashtra’ row: Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti threatens to intensify protest
Mon, May 29, 2017

According to Maloji Ashtekar, Marathi-speaking people demanding their rights is what the Karnataka government has termed as “anti-government”.

MU student elections may see delay of another year
Sun, May 28, 2017

Education minister Vinod Tawde will take a final call in the matter following a meeting with student leaders and university officials by May 30.

Most Gen Z shoppers buy from online stores, says TCS survey
Fri, May 26, 2017

The survey said that around 84 per cent, that is at least 8 out of every 10 teenagers, in Mumbai shop online.

Skill development: Government set to launch mobile app
Wed, May 24, 2017

The app will be launched on July 15 this year on the occasion of Skills Day.

‘Jai Maharashtra’ row: State revenue minister shoots letter to Karnataka CM, threatens legal action
Wed, May 24, 2017

Days after Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig sparked a row with his statement against chanting of the “Jai Maharashtra” slogan in the southern state, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday wrote to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, threatening legal action. Baig, Karnataka’s urban development minister, had allegedly said in Belgaum on Sunday that if elected […]

Maharashtra Khadi board focusing on village industry to boost local businesses
Mon, May 15, 2017

Draws up plans for honey collection, solar charkhas, pottery industry

Mumbai, Hingoli, Washim, Raigad, Jalna, Latur worst performers in state: Centre to evaluate midday meal scheme
Fri, May 12, 2017

As of now, the state government’s statistic for the 2017-18 academic year says 92,19,397 students are to be covered in 86,707 schools.

Govt pushes for patent to revive the dying legacy of Kolhapuri chappals
Wed, May 10, 2017

The profit margins for Lokare and Satpute’s workshop have shrunk from 40 per cent and 35 per cent a month to just 10-15 per cent, the two claim.

Stand-up Sourav Ghosh comedian invites MNS ire for ‘insulting’ Shivaji
Tue, May 09, 2017

Sourav Ghosh posts apology for saying some ‘silly things’, MNS wants FIR filed.

Triple Talaq: Ahead of Supreme Court hearing on May 11, women commission holds consultation session
Sun, May 07, 2017

As part of the session, several women who had been given arbitrary oral triple talaq shared their opinions on the practice.

Maharashtra: In India’s first village of books, locals hope for a tourism windfall
Fri, May 05, 2017

Laxmi Vasant Bhilare (75), who has been a housewife for over five decades now, looks after the books stacked in her premises in the village.

CRZ Norms: Fearing loss of homes and livelihood, Mumbai fishermen meet minister, seek demarcation of koliwadas
Wed, May 03, 2017

Representatives of the community reiterated their demand that the city’s 38 koliwadas be mapped and demarcated as CRZ III at the earliest

Maharashtra to introduce spoken English classes in Marathi schools
Mon, May 01, 2017

Failing to attract students, more Marathi-medium schools in the state are facing the inevitable conclusion — a shut down.

‘State discriminating against Marathi-medium schools’
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

The protesters had also demanded that the government publish a white paper on the state of these schools.