Abha Goradia

Abha works with the Mumbai bureau and covers the education beat as well as other stories she finds interesting.

Articles By Abha Goradia

Prof accused of sexual harassment: Mumbai’s TISS yet to act on ICC recommendations of ‘removal of service’

The internal complaints committee (ICC) of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) probed a sexual harassment complaint against Prof Vijayakumar P and recommended that he “should be removed from service at the institute within a month as per the service rules laid out in TISS bylaws”,

Model Bamboo Village: Project to train Gadchiroli villagers as bamboo artisans, entrepreneurs

A bamboo-based initiative - ‘Model bamboo village’ — started by Science and Technology Resource Centre (STRC) at Gondwana University in Gadchiroli — seeks to turn villagers into entrepreneurs, and subsequently transform their village economy.

Malad youth solves nine Rubik’s cubes underwater, creates Guinness record

A student of BSc (IT) at KES College in Kandivali, Prabhu solved nine such Rubik’s cubes sitting inside a pool of Goregaon Sports Club on December 9, last year. He completed the feat in just one minute and forty eight seconds.

Schools run by BMC won’t be affiliated to MIEB: Official

According to the current structure, a BMC school, in order to become a part of the MIEB, is required to pay Rs 20,000 as affiliation fee (for three years), Rs 10,000 for annual quality maintenance audits and Rs 25,000 per teacher for their training every year.

Mumbai University appoints examination coordinators to expedite result declaration

"For more than 300 examinations we conduct, the University has to assess less than 100 papers for each... Now, we have appointed one person to ensure that for the examinations, the results are announced on time," Vice-Chancellor Dr Suhas Pednekar said.

Mumbai: GLC principal issues showcause to agitators who ‘interacted’ with Aaditya Thackeray, MLA

The students and political party members entered the principal’s cabin, behaved in a rude manner and tried to pressurise her to conduct a re-test, stated the notice.

ISC Class XII results: Maharashtra topper 2nd in national merit list

Maharashtra ISC topper and city girl Mihika Samant is among the 16 students across the country who share the second rank in the merit list of the Class XII examinations, results of which were announced on Tuesday.

Maharashtra CBSE Class X topper: ‘I like Hawking, read books related to space; my goal is to pursue aeronautical engineering’

Adree Das scored 97 in Hindi, and full marks in other subjects. Calling Hindi his “weak” subject, he feels he may have lost the three marks in spelling mistakes.

CBSE results: Several schools refused to admit girl with cerebral palsy, today she scored 90.4% in Class 10 exams

People with cerebral palsy are often unable to walk independently or write or speak clearly. Mamta, who had to balance her studies with physiotherapy sessions to manage these symptoms, scored 452 out of 500. She was exempted from the Math paper and gave her other exams orally.

Mumbai: 45% of desilting work of nallahs in R Central Ward completed, says BMC

In August 2017, several cars of residents along the banks of the Dahisar river were swept away after heavy flooding during Monsoon.

Govt support for science dwindling globally: Scientists

World over, cities including New York and Berlin hosted marches as part of the movement. The ‘India March for Science’ will be held on August 9 across cities, it was announced.

Mumbai: Jet employees urge police to impound passports of airline’s ex-chairman, CEO

Several employees of Jet Airways have been reporting to work daily and said they would continue to do so till a final decision was taken by the management on May 10.

Mumbai: Freebies, discounts for customers with inked fingers

On Monday, several business establishments, restaurant chains and eateries across the city offered an array of discounts and freebies to encourage more people to vote.

Schools Get into Election groove: Discounts for parents who vote, rap songs by schoolchildren

Apart from students, many city schools too have taken steps such as carrying out “appointee elections” and offered discounts to parents who have voted during the admission process.

Jet staffer’s suicide: Colleagues were pooling money for him till salary crisis hit them

Singh’s colleagues believe that the financial constraints could have put additional pressure on him in the past few months.

New IIT-B director lists priorities: ‘Looking to diversify courses, draw more woman students’

Chaudhari took over as the director last week, succeeding Devang Khakhar, who served in the post for two consecutive terms. He has been a professor and artificial intelligence researcher in IIT-B’s department of electrical engineering for the past 29 years.

Mumbai University senate meet disrupted, adjourned

“The Chancellor has been aware of the situation where the meet was delayed and suggested that the agenda should be discussed through new statutes,” said Vice Chancellor Dr Suhas Pednekar.

CM Devendra Fadnavis again says, ‘Strap Congress leaders on rockets to Balakot’

At a campaign meeting for BJP’s North Mumbai candidate Gopal Shetty in Dahisar East, Fadnavis also took a dig at the Congress manifesto on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Sitting on a time bomb, say shopkeepers as fire breaks out in congested South Mumbai market

This is the second such incident reported in the area this year. In January, a minor fire had broke out in the rear side of the shopping centre, locals said.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi campaigns in Muslim-dominated Malvani

Naqvi, who spoke for close to 20 minutes, said that the proportion of terror activities and riots in the country has reduced substantially after the Modi government came to power. He also referred to the increase in Haj quota secured by the Modi government.