Dipti Singh


As Centre asks states to map landless labourers, activists ask govt to clear pending wages first
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Of the 5.4 crore landless labourers identified during the Socio-Economic Caste Census, 41,73,705 are in Maharashtra.

‘Did You Know’: As Congress copies its tagline, Shiv Sena threatens to move EC
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

"The hijacking of our tagline shows how desperate they have become to reach out to the voters," Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said.

Civic polls: New-age sops to woo voters- free Wi-Fi zones, selfie points
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

With Internet and smartphones now an integral part of life, many potential contestants are using these tactics to attract voters in their wards, especially youngsters and housewives.

Mumbai suburbs top list in school dropout rates in state
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

As per the survey by the MHRD, the quality of secondary education in Maharashtra is lower than that of some other states, and of CBSE and ICSE schools.

Ready Reckoner 2017: Mumbai legislators oppose hike in RR rates
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congress MLA from Chandivali Arif Naseem Khan said the hike would also impact stamp duty charges.

Congress: Houses meant for airport slum rehabilitation given to others
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

According to Khan, the delay in rehabilitation of over 10,500 surveyed families in the priority list not just meant the neglect of the PAPs, but also of serious security threats.

Maharashtra: SCVT gets ‘society’ status to make it autonomous
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The state Cabinet Tuesday approved the memorandum of association and rules and regulations for the same.

Maharashtra cracks whip on co-operative societies
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Plans to amend Maharashtra Co-operative Institutions Act 1960; regulatory body on anvil to curb misappropriation.

Maharashtra plans Rapid Education to help academically weak students
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Move aims to stop schools from failing students in Class IX to achieve 100 per cent results in Class X

State aims to plant 50 crore saplings in three years
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

An official from the Rural Development department said Maharashtra has around 20 per cent land under forest cover, which the government was aiming to increase to 33 per cent in the next three years.

Guiding those missing education to night schools
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Niranjan Giri, a night school teacher, travels to different corners of the city, convincing those who can’t access school during the day to take up education in night schools.

Maharashtra Cabinet revises land allotment policy
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Fees payable for extension beyond 3-year deadline enhanced but allottees allowed to apply for five such extensions over 2 years

NCC cadets in Maharashtra will now learn to fly
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Cadets will be taught the basics of aeromodelling and warship modelling under this programme, through which cadets can also be trained in flying microlight aircraft.

Centre tells Maharashtra government to resolve all pending work under MNREGA
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

The review of work done by the Union Joint Secretary of MGNREGA found that at least 1,45,499 works that started in 2014-15 or before are still incomplete in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra to come up with rules to regulate preschool sector
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

"A policy is being worked out to bring play schools and daycares under the government’s purview,” an official said.

Father-son duo to design Chhatrapati Shivaji statue for mid-sea memorial
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The sculptor Ram Vanji Sutar, son Anil also sculpting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue

Maharashtra govt misusing ACB for political purposes: Congress
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Pankaja Munde said the ACB report and the clean chit have proven that all allegations against her and her department were totally baseless.

Counselling, remedial classes, new school but 9-year-old can’t forget 2013 horror
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Boy, then 6, was allegedly chained, made to clean toilet for fighting in class.

Third phase of civic polls: Results to be declared on Monday
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

There are 1,623 candidates in the fray, including 119 for the posts of president of municipal councils.

Twenty four firms on board, government-run industrial training institutes set for a makeover
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

‘Companies will install latest machinery in ITIs to train students, hire them’

Construction of school buildings: Two NMMC engineers get show-cause notice over cost irregularities
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The matter came to light following a special audit last month on cost escalations in the building of the two schools.

Maharashtra: Mahadev Jankar denies poll code violation
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

State Election Commissioner JS Saharia had last week instructed Gadchiroli Collector A S Naik to initiate criminal proceedings against Jankar for corrupt poll practices and poll code violations.

Now, take appointment for darshan at Shirdi shrine
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Devotees will get more time for darshan and entry will be given only through biometric cards provided to them.

‘1.29 crore NREGA workers have no bank accounts’
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

According to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) website, banks have so far opened 25.78-crore accounts under the scheme, with deposits totalling more than Rs 74,321.55 crore.

Taluka-level committees to re-investigate deaths at ashramshalas
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

These committees are also expected to re-investigate deaths at these residential schools, review schemes offered under the Tribal department and facilities provided at the tribal schools.

Mumbai: Marathi language fortnight from January 1
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

A fortnight highlighting and promoting Marathi language will be celebrated in all government, semi-government departments and offices, educational institutions and banks whether government or private.

No Special Educators for Children with Special Needs: Teachers plan nationwide protest tomorrow
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The Special Educators’ Forum of India (SEFI) has already submitted its charter of demands to the education departments of every state.

State govt slams Mumbai University for not using Rs 5 crore Central fund
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Fund was released under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan to improve higher education infrastructure

Advisory panel formed to guide govt on MNLU admissions
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The state was well within its powers to conduct a common entrance test for admissions to all law colleges, whether private, aided or unaided

Demonetisation: Funds hard to come by, Mumbai college fests may lose some sheen
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Many colleges in the city hold their annual fests between November and February, and the student organisers depend heavily on sponsorships.

Free medical insurance for Maharashtra’s lawmakers now
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

According to the proposal, an insurance broker to provide consultancy support for cashless medical insurance scheme for sitting and former MLAs and MLCs with their families will be appointed.

Karnataka-Maharashtra border row: Activists to launch mobile library, computer room for Marathi-speaking border villages
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The project will be inaugurated on November 28 by Shiv Sena chief Udddhav Thackeray in the presence of Industries Minister Subhash Desai.

25,000 ST students to be enrolled in English-medium schools in state every year
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

There is huge potential among tribal children and our state has been promoting their talents in fields of art, culture, sports and education.

Maharashtra schools with less than 20 students defy closure order
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Citing that these schools were an unnecessary burden on the state government, the direction for closure of these schools was ordered in 2014.

Maharashtra lags in imparting skill training to youths
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship department is not depending on the government funds in Maharashtra, said Principal Secretary Deepak Kapoor

Mumbai University fake degrees: Varsity told to upload list of cases
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The MU data, revealed through an RTI reply, shows it had detected total 1,187 fake degrees between academic years 2012-13 and 2015-16.