Dipti Singh

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Mumbai: Behind this swachh, smart village, locals & the will to change
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Two artists, 120 locals, and a zeal to clean and beautify has brought about this transformation in Bhoiwada Village in Parel.

Now, students to lose marks for using SMS language in exams
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Students and parents are now being told that using such language in their exams would mean lower marks.

‘JNU ka sach’ series begins, AISF disrupts event amid security
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Outside Mumbai University’s Vidyanagri campus at Kalina, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad held the first edition of its ‘JNU ka sach’ (Truth of JNU) awareness programme, which was briefly disrupted by members of the All India Students Federation (AISF).

Budget 2016-17: Mumbai University plans to set up a new campus in UAE
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Awaiting govt’s go-ahead, says Vice C hancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh.

AICTE to take legal advice for approving courses
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

According AICTE officials, the move is to ensure that colleges do not resort to shortcuts or submit fake information, as the approval process has gone online and there is no physical verification of details provided.

Vinod Tawde assures of financial help for unaided schools
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Tawde assured the managements and teachers of the unaided schools that they would receive financial aid from the state government soon.

Melting pot: ‘Discrimination’ is there, but Africans say they find Mumbai better than other Indian cities
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

However, after living in Mumbai for two years, today he has earned quite a few Indian friends and the confidence to travel across the city without any fear.

Maharashtra: Board rules out re-exam for ‘leaked’ book keeping & accountancy paper
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Officials from the state board said that as the screen shot of the paper didn’t reach many students, it cannot be treated as a paper leak and hence there is no need for a re-exam, which would inconvenience lakhs of students.

Non-NET Fellowship Programme: 2 yrs on, TISS not reimbursed for stipends paid to researchers
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

The students now fear this will lead to many candidates not applying for non-NET fellowships at central institutes and universities like TISS, or universities not giving admissions for the fear of paying from their pockets.

Mumbai hyperlocal: Specially abled share ideas, and even lives, here
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

“We found that at these meetings, challenged candidates are called last, and are asked to wait till the others are done interacting,” Bubna, visually-impaired herself, said.

Mumbai: Students’ politics brews up again
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

According to experts and faculty at various institutes, the series of protests was the most political of activities in recent years.

English schools will not be sanctioned if it affects existing Marathi ones: Vinod Tawde
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

He said Marathi-medium schools were losing their hold and making way for English-medium schools in most parts of Maharashtra.

Teachers in state-run schools now demand paternity leave
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Teachers have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike from March 14 to press for their demands

Marathi till Class VII: Schools find move ‘politically motivated’, offer resistance
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Criticising Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Arundhati Chavan, president of PTA united Forum said these changes do not seem genuine and the need of the hour.

MNS finds new cause, asks schools to display names in Marathi
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

R N Podar group of schools made to put up temporary nameplates.

Hyper local: Residents of Bandra Kurla Complex and Kalanagar join hands to put an end to the run of bikers
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

The races, which earlier took place at the Bandra reclamation stretch, shifted to BKC, which has a long straight road with six lanes and is free of potholes.

Malpractice has gone digital with tech-savvy students
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

The latest examples of malpractices that have plagued the institutes, educational board and even university in the city is paper leak through social media and social networking sites.

Century-old library finds it hard to continue with no fund from BMC
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Of the 29 libraries run by the organisation since 1965, it had to shut 12 after the BMC stopped financial aid

Maharashtra’s freedom struggle in school History syllabus
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

School Education Minister Vinod Tawde announced that students studying in CBSE, ICSE and IB board schools will study Maharashtra’s history up to Class V.

Mumbai Residents’ group out to stop milk adulteration
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Members of NLRRF have even managed to get some accused nabbed including after the busting of one such racket late last year.

Campus buzz: Now, one tap will help you know what your child is up to at school
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

In Mumbai’s top schools, the information and communication from the school management is not even via email or WhatsApp anymore, but through a mobile application, built and managed by the school.

More cheating cases reported, board credits better invigilation
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Cases reported till 10th day of HSC exam this year were more than last year’s total.

Don Bosco refutes allegation: Handbook Smriti Irani mentioned was withdrawn way back in 2001
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

In September 2001, a series of protests by Shiv Sena over the handbook authored by Teesta Setalvad was staged.

Mumbai: Locals step up effort to clean Dahisar river
Fri, Feb 26, 2016

On the way, it picks up garbage and plastic from slums and effluent released by workshops. Municipal storm-water drains also empty into the river.

Now, a Kurla woman dies after falling off horse in Matheran
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Locals have been campaigning against illegal horse riding.

Playschools focus on ending anaemia, iron deficiency
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Swati Popat Vats, president of Podar Education Network which runs pre-school Podar Jumbo Kids said they have a strict no-junk food policy in the pre-school.

Children still vulnerable to sexual assault in school buses
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Between 2008-2010, many incidents of molestation, sexual assault and bus mishaps involving school bus drivers and staff came to light and were reported.

In solidarity with JNU, Rohith: More than 10,000 students head to Delhi
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Thousands will take part in Chalo Delhi (Let’s march to Delhi), organised by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice and Hyderabad Central University (HCU).

State cannot define what is nationalism: IIT-Bombay faculty
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Meanwhile, faculty members of other IITs have also issued a joint statement “condemning” the arrest of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

Maharashta Education Minister: Shivaji Maharaj was a management guru
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

The plan to include a chapter on Shivaji Maharaj “a management guru” was also mentioned in January by Tawde.

UK academics sign letter condemning govt for JNU row
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

More than 360 scholars and academics from Oxford University, Cambridge University and London School of Economics have signed a letter titled “#standwith JNU” which blames and condemns the BJP government for the action against JNU students. “We condemn the BJP government-sanctioned police action in the JNU campus and the illegal detention of the JNUSU President […]

First day of HSC: Over 40 cases of copying reported, question papers delivered in autorickshaws
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The highest number of cases were reported from Aurangabad and Nasik. Only one copying case was reported from Latur and no case was reported from Kolhapur division.

Mumbai: Raising funds for school to helping fire victims, residents show the way
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The association not only adopted the school but is also working on arranging funds for it under an initiative called ‘Shiksha Shakti’.

TISS teachers extend support to JNU students, stop lectures for a day
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

TISS teachers, academicians and students held a meeting in the campus Thursday, outside the institute’s convention centre. All the teachers and students wore black badges and decided to not conduct lectures on the campus for a day.

Trend across Mumbai schools: From heavy school bags to iPads and tabs
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The old methods of rote memorisation, remembering instead of learning is now being replaced by interactive learning.

Protests in Mumbai University against crackdown on JNU campus
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

The protesting students have demanded that Kanhaiya Kumar be released immediately and unconditionally.