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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.

‘Marathi language has not originated from Sanskrit’
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Twenty five languages are spoken across Maharashtra, not one of them have originated from Sanskrit, he added.

There is no ‘saffronisation’ of education, says Tawde
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Tawde said, “Some politically motivated people, who are representing the lazy teachers are upset, because people from their coterie were not appointed in the study committee."

Ambedkar’s name ‘purposely’ removed from ICSE textbooks: Congress activists
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Rajesh Ingale, general secretary of Mumbai North East district Congress, has written to the board asking it to rectify this or face protests.

Muslim professionals to give career guidance to students
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

A workshop, between August 15 and 22, aims to urge Muslim students to take up careers in law, media

Right To Education: Student card with chip to help govt track out-of-school children
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Nand Kumar, Principal Secretary, School Education, said nearly 40,000 out-of-school children from migrant families were traced during the recent survey conducted by the government.

Striking logistics staff barge into Flipkart’s office, threaten to make protest violent
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

The mob that reached the Flipkart’s office in Boston House building at Chakala, Andheri, went berserk after they found out that not a single senior Flipkart official was there to meet them.

Logistics staff go on strike, Flipkart, Myntra in a fix
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Employees seek better pay, fixed hours; MNS wing threatens to intensify stir.

Don’t force students to buy textbooks by pvt publishers: CBSE
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

All schools affiliated to CBSE have to follow a syllabi prescribed by the NCERT up to the middle class level (class VIII) and syllabi prescribed by CBSE board from class IX to class XII.

New V-C Sanjay Deshmukh meets MNS chief Raj Thackeray, says he is seeking inputs to improve MU
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Thackeray told Deshmukh that there is an urgent need to restore the sanctity of the prestigious university and its legacy.

45-day deadline over, MU fails to declare results of over 50 exams
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

In the absence of results, students are unable to take admission in other universities, while MU has been providing provisional admissions.

Teachers refuse to act as panch witness, union threatens stir
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

GR issued on May 12 says govt employees will act as panch witnesses in criminal cases that attract a sentence of seven years or more

Colleges affiliated with MU face staff crunch
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Vice-Chancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh on Tuesday said the university will review non-teaching staff.