Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

BMC decision: 72 schools with less than 10 students to be merged with nearby institutes
Fri, May 25, 2018

Earlier this year, the state government announced the merger and shutdown of around 1,300 zilla parishad schools that had less than 10 enrolment.

Maharashtra: Recovery warrant against 6 builders for not refunding homebuyers’ money
Thu, May 24, 2018

Earlier, the authority had issued showcause notices to the developers for not complying with the orders and seeking response on why no penalty should be levied on them.

Mumbai University law students fret over delayed summer semester exams, results
Tue, May 22, 2018

The delay in results of winter semester exams has now pushed the summer semester exams to June. Students are now concerned that the university will publish the results late, like last year.

46% patients of tertiary care hospitals suffer from diabetes, hypertension, finds survey
Sun, May 20, 2018

Diabetes and hypertension accounted for 46 per cent of the complaints received at the four tertiary care hospitals in Mumbai between October 2015 and September 2017, according to the data collected in the study.

TISS fee row: NCSC asks institute not to take action against protesting students
Sat, May 19, 2018

A section of students has been protesting against the institute since February over improper implementation of the GoI PMS scheme after the institute decided to withdraw aid to SC/ST students and asked them to pay the fees upfront.

ICSE, ISC results declared: Three Mumbai students among toppers
Tue, May 15, 2018

Keeping up with the trend of high scorers in the city, seven Class X students from Mumbai feature in the top three list, which is almost half the number of all the top scorers in the country and abroad.

Maharashtra probes Mumbai University’s account books for last five years
Mon, May 14, 2018

Dinesh Kamble, acting registrar of the university, said, “The committee was set up with the Maharashtra Public Universities Act. It is routine procedure and the committee recently held a meeting with us.”

Mumbai: City dispensaries report most respiratory infection cases
Sun, May 13, 2018

A time trend of the data obtained also shows that the most number of ARI cases and that of fevers and age-related ailments were observed during the winter.

Mumbai: 12 transgenders among 4.35 lakh CET candidates
Thu, May 10, 2018

A TOTAL of 4.35 lakh candidates will take the Common Entrance Test (CET) on Thursday for admissions to engineering and pharmacy colleges in the state, of which 12 have identified themselves as transgender candidates.

Maharashtra: Statute panel says no to use of party symbols, names & photos of leaders in student council polls
Wed, May 09, 2018

THE STUDENT Council elections, which will make a comeback to university campuses this year after almost two decades, will be apolitical in nature, according to the recommendations of the statute committee. 

Next Mumbai University semester to start from June 18
Mon, May 07, 2018

Mohammed Tahir, a professor from Akbar Peerbhoy College of Commerce and Economics in Grant Road and a member of MU’s senate, said, “The next academic term will start from June 18 and continue till November 5.”

Govt using beef ban policy to ‘discipline’ citizens: Food archaeologists
Sun, May 06, 2018

The two-day conference, held at the Marathi Bhasha Bhavan in the Kalina campus of MU, is a confluence of archaeologists, food historians, food bloggers, nutritionists and food enthusiasts, where they exchange ideas about the culture surrounding food.

Starting today, foodies to talk history of chai, dal; culture surrounding them
Sat, May 05, 2018

“If anyone has wondered what influences food habits in India, whether the grains and vegetables are grown differently, what kind of cultural influences have morphed the cuisines, this conference will address some of these questions,” said Kurush Dalal, a faculty member.

International curriculum at 13 govt schools in Maharashtra
Fri, May 04, 2018

Experimental, interdisciplinary curriculum will be on a par with curricula taught at international schools, says Tawde

Row over scholarship at TISS, SC/ST students asked to pay upfront fee
Fri, May 04, 2018

Students, who have been protesting the fees charged from GoI-PMS eligible students, said the institute had failed to keep its promise and was going against the rules of the scholarship scheme.

Ultra supercritical thermal power plants proposed in Nagpur
Wed, May 02, 2018

Once the plants are commissioned, some of the existing old thermal plants will be retired in line with the Centre’s resolve to phase out power plants older than 25 years and replace them with supercritical ones.

Ujjani dam: ‘Department gets response from 24 firms to set up floating solar panels’
Tue, May 01, 2018

The solar panels, installed on an area of around 2,000 ha on the water surface of Ujjani reservoir, is also expected to reduce evaporation of water and ultimately, reduce loss.

One-thousand-MW solar power plan fails to take off, tender re-issued after poor response
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The state government aims to increase its solar energy capacity to 25,000 MW by 2025. So far the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd generates only 180 MW of solar energy.

‘IIT used to be male-dominated, not so much now with 23% women students’
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Director Devang Khakhar tells Priyanka Sahoo about the efforts being taken to further up the institute’s ranks and to make the campus women-friendly

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution: Bill defaulters owe Rs 38,000 crore to discom
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Despite launching various schemes in the past for defaulting consumers, the arrears have mounted since last year, when bills worth around Rs 29,000 crore were to be recovered from defaulters.