Dipti Sonawala

Articles By Dipti Sonawala

Maratha Kranti Mook Morcha: While some shops stay shut, others do brisk business

The lakhs of participants of the Maratha Morcha who poured into Azad Maidan throughout the day may have been inconvenient for vehicles and pedestrians, but were a boon to vendors and shopkeepers who saw brisk business through Wednesday.

Wi-fi, solar-powered generators, washing machines soon at MU hostels

In a meeting held on April 3, a decision to improve amenities in students’ hostel was taken by university officials.

‘Ruia College charging capitation fees’

Students’ Grievance and Redressal Cell has asked the college to refund the money collected from the complainant.

Schools just won’t get their RTE Act together

The landmark Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act was introduced in Maharashtra in 2010, but most schools are flouting the law that mandates reserving 25 per cent of their seats for poor children.

MU clears Rs 427.11-crore budget for 2014-15 amid protests by senate members

The university has focused more on allocating funds towards various development projects, for which Rs 10.82 crore has been allocated.

With Rs 1.6 crore sponsorship,IIT-B Techfest gets bigger this year

Of the 1.6 crore collected around 1.3 crore will be used to pay for the lecturers’,artists’ travel fare and fees of some artists.

State govt grants aided status to 4,500 divisions of unaided schools

Teachers from 500 unaided school divisions in Mumbai stand to benefit

Supercars to rev up Techfest’s appeal this year

Over a lakh people are expected to visit the technological and innovation fair at IIT Bombay

Few takers for madrassa modernisation scheme

Only 160 of 1,880 Madrassas in the state have applied for the Rs 2.5-lakh aid under the ‘Dr Zakir Hussain Madrassa modernisation scheme’ ;deadline extended again

Mid-day meal case: Suppliers,bakery face action

FDA finds 4 times the prescribed colour in cupcake samples from school

‘Unaided minority schools may not reserve seats’

Academicians criticise move,say schools will resort to profiteering

Uproar over singer’s ‘sexist’ slurs at IIT-B

Palash Sen made the comments during concert at Mood Indigo.

Euphoria’s Palash Sen apologises day after his ‘sexist’ remark at IIT-B sparked row

Palash said: “Some students took offence to what I said. I apologise for that. It was meant to be humour."

State exempts principals,teachers from supervising mid-day meals,experts slam move

The move,however,has invited criticism from activists and academicians.

Parents ask wards not to have mid-day meal at Sakinaka school

School stops scheme; claims number of students who took ill inflated

Girl with learning disability may lose an academic year

As the board exam approaches,the girl’s case is still pending with no decision taken on it yet.

MU to award marks to BSc-IT students who were given less time to write exam

The varsity has also sought an explanation from the six colleges for the goof-up.

Panel raises doubts on functioning of ashram shalas

They said ashram shalas across the state need to be checked thoroughly by the state government.

Girl with learning disability eased out by school,alleges mother

The girl was denied permission to appear for board exams privately since it is meant only for those students who have left school in the month of July.

Panel slams cops for minor accused’s custody

A young photojournalist was gangraped by five men in the Shakti mills compound on August 22 .