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Second day of protest in TISS: Students boycott classes, first semester paper cancelled
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

The main gate was blocked by protesting students who did not allow anyone to enter or leave the campus.

Mumbai: HSC exam begins; Strict rules in place, nine latecomers miss first paper
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

“These nine students came to their respective exam centres after 11.20 am. As decided earlier, we did not allow anybody after that,” said Subhash Borse, secretary, Mumbai division of MSBSHSE.

Mumbai: TISS students boycott classes, stage agitation
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The protest started with boycott of classes and field work on Wednesday morning, and by evening the students blocked the gates and raised slogans against the institute management.

TISS students protest aid withdrawal
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Union plans rally, boycott of classes across all campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Accelerator and incubation centre for start-ups set up to promote entrepreneurship in Marathwada
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

MAGIC, which took part in the Magnetic Maharashtra summit held in Mumbai, is trying to build a start-up ecosystem in the Marathwada belt.

Artificial intelligence will help improve productivity: PM Modi at Mumbai University
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

“With each wave of new technology, new opportunities arise. It opens an entirely new paradigm of opportunities. New opportunities have always outnumbered old ones,” said Modi

TISS literature festival: We are swallowing lies but are we interested in truth, says Kiran Nagarkar
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Says government erasing memories of Gandhi, Nehru

‘Highest in nine years’: MU sees surge in enrolments for 2017-18
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Response has been positive despite predictions of a slump in admissions in light of the result ‘mess’ last year: officials

‘GST is providing a platform, we need to handhold, support small businesses as they get organised’
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is deliberating on the issue of simplification of return filing process so as to ease the compliance burden. Very soon, there would be a simple and easy return filing process in place.

Why less energy makes more business sense
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Startups use Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things to bring down energy consumption, electricity bills.

Govt urges AICTE not to approve new colleges this year
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Council yet to decide, says official

Popularity of tourist taxis on the rise in Mumbai
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The popularity of app-based cabs can be seen through numbers as well — at least eight times more number of new tourist cabs were registered in the city in 2016 compared to the year before.

1,300 schools to shut down: Maharashtra govt plans to give transport allowance to students to travel to nearby schools
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

School education secretary Nand Kumar said the government is mulling a conveyance allowance for students who are accommodated in schools which are not within 1 km from their homes.

School admission for wards of divorced women, widows made easier under RTE
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

“Earlier, there was no clarity on the matter and women were forced to produce certificates of their separated or estranged husband. Now, we have issued clear guidelines to make it easier for single women to admit their children under the RTE quota,” said a senior official on the condition of anonymity.

Agriculture courses: Admissions to be based on entrance tests
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Scores of MHT CET, NEET, JEE to be accepted; 30 per cent weightage to Class XII marks.

Maharshtra: Over 50 per cent traders didn’t file GSTR-1 returns for October, November
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Maharashtra GST Commissioner says mass notices will be sent to defaulters soon.

Second highest after Bengaluru: City-based startups raise funds worth over $609 million
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Investors looked at Mumbai more keenly than at Delhi, which saw a 3 per cent drop in fundings last year compared to 2016.

Maharashtra ferry capsize: Minutes before, some shared photos on FB
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

The girls — Sanskruti Mayavanshi, Sonal Surati and Jahnavi Surati — were classmates and neighbours. While Sonal and Sanskruti lived across the road from each other, Jahnavi lived a few metres away

3 teens die in Maharashtra ferry capsize
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

The deceased were identified as Sonal Bhagwan Surati, Janhawi Harish Surati and Sanskriti Mayavanshi — all 17 years old, the three lived in Masauli, in Ambedkar Nagar of Dahanu, metres from each other’s homes

Dahanu boat capsize: Village mourns girls who died in tragedy
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

All three teenagers who died were classmates; many had shared photos from ferry before it capsized

Young innovators attempt world record to highlight water crisis
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

RiiDL is an innovation centre and a technology business incubator, backed by the department of science and technology, at Somaiya Vidyavihar. Shetty added that with the world record, the makers want to stress on community ownership of the problem.

Week before exam: University of Mumbai announces fourth list for admissions
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The 19 seats are part of the 60 additional seats that the university added to the LLM course this year to accommodate law students who lost their chance for admission to other colleges because their results were not declared in time.

Bertrand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist: ‘Biggest challenge is not reaching the moon, but finding better life on Earth’
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Following the success of Solar Impulse 2 — a flight across the Pacific for five days and nights on a solar-powered aircraft, Piccard is now focusing on finding technology solutions that can protect the environment and are profitable endeavours.

CAT 2017: IIT-Bombay student one of 20 to score 100 percentile
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

CAT 2017 result: Close on the heels of Raj is another final-year student of IIT-B who secured 99.91 percentile. Suryansh Bhargava, 22, is finishing his dual degree course in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences.

Power outage: Threat of coal shortage remains in Mumbai
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

In five years, the peak demand of Mumbai has shot up by over 350MW.

Process to appoint new V-C of Mumbai University begins
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The selection committee — comprising former ISRO chief and scientist K Kasturirangan, chief executive officer of Cidco Bhushan Gagrani and director of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Uttarakhand, Shyam Lal Soni — met for the first time Friday to chart its course of action.

IIT-B plans to increase research funds, offer non-engineering courses
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Institute also aims to increase internal revenue to Rs 150 crore by 2022

Bhiwandi hopes for specific textile export policies
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Weavers say 2017 was a catastrophic year for textile industry, expect 2018 to be a promising one

2017 was not a great year for startups
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

At 1,288, significant drop in number of new registrations; nearly 6 times as many came up in 2016

Ahead of New Year, heaps of debris, no power supply, guests turned away
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Most sought-after entertainment hub cuts a sorry picture

Mumbai’s Kamala Mills fire: Hours after fire, it’s business as usual in the building complex
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Mumbai's Kamala Mills fire: Three of the five restaurants on the lane that houses the Trade House building, which caught fire around 12.30 am on Thursday, were open for business soon after they were granted permission by the authorities.

Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: BMC begins crackdown on restaurants in mill area
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

At least four restaurants in Lower Parel area faced the axe as the BMC initiated action against illegalities.

Mumbai’s Kamala Mills fire: BMC begins crackdown on restaurants in nearby areas
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: "We have parallely started inspection of restaurants in Kamala Mills and Raghuvanshi Mills. In case of violations, we are taking immediate action."

25 Zoroastrians on India tour to understand their religion, culture
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The 25 youngsters from the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, UAE and Pakistan are on a trip called ‘Return to Roots’. Visit is part of a programme called Return to Roots, an annual 12-day trip.

Iranshah Udvada Utsav: Tolerance part of our ethos, says Venkaiah Naidu
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Naidu was speaking at the Iranshah Udvada Utsav, a congregation of Parsis at Udvada village in Valsad district.

Iranshah Udvada Utsav: Low turnout; locals miffed with ‘commercialisation of religion’
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Some locals have quietly stayed away from the Utsav for similar reasons.