Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Power cuts across state leave consumers fuming
Mon, May 22, 2017

The MSEDCL had earlier estimated a surplus of 2,000-3,000MW power, but fell short of 4,000MW.

Uday scheme: Maharashtra among best performers in providing electricity
Sun, May 21, 2017

A senior official of MSEDCL said the distribution company that has been marred by huge financial losses has benefited largely.

Industry mourns actor Reema Lagoo’s death
Fri, May 19, 2017

Reema’s daughter Mrunmayee performed the last rites during the funeral that went on till around 3.30 pm.

FYJC: 13,000 more seats in Mumbai junior colleges this year
Thu, May 18, 2017

A total of 2.92 lakh seats are available for around 3.15 lakh students who appeared for Class X exams in Mumbai this year

Private medical colleges management quota fee: Rs 7 lakh to Rs 71 lakh a year
Tue, May 16, 2017

For the first time in 25 years, colleges have revealed the fees charged under institutional and NRI quotas for 2017-18 after the state government made it mandatory.

Government policies hindering enforcement of RTE
Mon, May 15, 2017

Rules favouring patriarchy, online admission process unfriendly to disadvantaged groups and unpopular lottery system are some of the reasons given by parents, civic officers and activists for poor implementation of the Act

Mumbai University final year exams: Assessment begins, but no clarity on results yet
Sat, May 13, 2017

The university has to declare results within 45 days of conducting the examination. The deadline is May 17.

After outrage, publisher to drop ‘insensitive example’ from Commerce textbook
Sat, May 13, 2017

Book used by MU students explained national income through example of man marrying domestic help

Management quota fee: State government to act against medical institutions found overcharging
Fri, May 12, 2017

DMER says ‘strict action’ will be taken, from admission cancellation to imposition of fine.

NEET: Vernacular paper had different difficulty level, say aspirants, parents
Wed, May 10, 2017

The NEET exam was held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 10 languages at 1921 Exam Centres in 103 cities across the country.

A ‘wrong’ decimal costs 4 children RTE quota seats
Wed, May 10, 2017

Shown within a distance of 1.5 km on portal, school actually located 15 km away; parents write to DDE for redressal.

IIT-B professor wins Young Scientist award
Tue, May 09, 2017

Vikram Vishal, a 31-year-old assistant professor in the Earth Sciences department of the institute, received the Young Scientist award from the Indian National Science Academy, the country’ apex scientific society, for the year 2017.

Maharashtra: Board yet to decide how to evaluate papers which were stolen
Tue, May 09, 2017

On April 4, four days after the board exams ended, 516 answer-sheets were stolen from an evaluation centre at Isra Vidyalaya in Dahisar.

Maharashtra: Foods high in fat, salt, sugar to go off menu at all school canteens
Tue, May 09, 2017

The decision comes a year after the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development sent letters to states, asking them to ban such foods and encourage students to eat natural foods.

Mumbai: After four days of power outages, MSEDCL says 17,000 MW Sunday demand met, no load-shedding
Mon, May 08, 2017

“A demand for around 17,000 MW was recorded Sunday (in zones outside of Mumbai), all of which was met by the MSEDCL,” said a spokesperson for the state distribution company.

Power outages as Maharashtra faces 4,000 MW shortage
Sat, May 06, 2017

At least three units of Mahagenco generating a total of 1,120 MW have shut down owing to technical glitches.

TISS students’ union condemns faculty member’s suspension
Fri, May 05, 2017

The union issued a statement late Wednesday in which it said that the termination was not academically motivated but a politically motivated decision.

Professor wants IIT Bombay to set up anti-cheat squads
Wed, May 03, 2017

The professor wrote that not only were students hiding study materials and notes in toilets, there were also cases of imposters taking examinations on behalf of their friends

Maharashtra: MSEDCL earns Rs 400 crore from power trade with other states
Wed, May 03, 2017

In a bid to bolster its poor financial situation, MSEDCL has entered into short-term agreements with states such as Karnataka and West Bengal

70 per cent hike in number of applicants for BEd courses in Maharashtra
Tue, May 02, 2017

After a five-day extension in application date, the DHE by Monday received 40,475 registrations for BEd admissions of which 39,133 had already confirmed their applications

Maharashtra starts process to replace old thermal plants with supercritical ones
Mon, May 01, 2017

"Such plants need lesser amount of coal and have increased capacity. Supercritical plants cause at least eight times less pollution compared to the traditional power plants."

NEET: Maharashtra HC stays domicile quota in private, deemed medical colleges
Mon, May 01, 2017

On Thursday, the state released a GR demarcating 67 per cent of PG seats in private and deemed medical colleges for Maharashtra domicile aspirants.

Reservation in medical institutes: State colleges demand repeal of domicile condition, threaten stir
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Currently, the state government fills 50 per cent of the total seats in private and deemed institutes. These will now be reserved for aspirants in the state.

RTE misses the mark in Mumbai, yet again
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Seven in 10 applicants fail to secure admission.

Council discusses fee waiver, suicides: No change in IIT fee structure this year
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The discussion took place during a meeting of the IIT Council in Mumbai, chaired by Javadekar.

Application deadline for law courses extended till May 1
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Following last year’s debacle, the state formed a legal advisory committee this year to streamline the process.

Sweden ready to share green city experience, technology
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Sweden, a global leader in sustainable development, is intent on sharing its experience as well as technology with Maharashtra.

China-Pakistan economic corridor unacceptable to India: Shivshankar Menon
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

On March 4, Chinese diplomat Fu Ying asked India to reconsider its position on the BRI keeping in mind the “larger picture”.

Remark ‘against’ Chhatrapati Shivaji: Students demand quashing of FIR against professor
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

8 students from various colleges prepared report on case

MSEDCL to supply power to Uttar Pradesh for two months
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Under the short-term agreement, the state-owned utility will provide 445MW in April and 250MW of power in May.

Mumbai University to make Economic Survey part of curriculum
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The survey will be prescribed as a textbook under the ‘Contemporary Concerns’ topic, said professor Neeraj Hatekar.

Mumbai University hikes exam fees, student bodies threaten protest
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The university, in a senate meeting, decided that the exam fee charged from students would be increased by at least 50 per cent from the upcoming academic year.

NAAC accreditation: Set to lose grade, Mumbai University to seek extension
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Having failed to apply for reaccreditation in time, varsity is set to lose its Grade A accreditation with effect from April 20

MLA hostel electricity supply snapped for five minutes
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

According to BEST officials, the supply to the hostel was disconnected because the PWD, which maintains the hostel, had not paid electricity bills worth Rs17.23 lakh.

Evaluation of Mumbai University final year papers yet to begin
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Agency for new onscreen assessment process not appointed

IIT-B programme helps colleges across country to incubate start-ups
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

After the programme, an engineering college in Assam will soon start its incubation centre.