Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Lectures mark National Scientific Temper Day: Scientific discoveries have to be quality-checked for recognition
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

A series of lectures in schools and colleges was planned on the theme ‘Ask Why’, apart from the public lecture at TIFR. By Monday, over 10 lectures in schools and colleges had been completed and 18 more are planned in the next week.

Mumbai University puts RUSA funds in FD, violates guidelines
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

While Rs 5.86 crore was granted to the university under the RUSA 1.0 scheme — first phase — the university missed out on the funds allocated to the state this year, as there was not accreditation for the university from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

IIT-Bombay magazine: 26 per cent students say government curbing freedom
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

In the senior survey, 33 per cent of the respondents said they were ‘liberals’ but 51 per cent of the students said they did not subscribe to any political ideas.

Stranded in Kerala: Residents wait for roads, airport to open
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

M V Ramakrishnan, along with two other colleagues from the Keraleeya Kendra Sangathana in Matunga, had landed at Alleppey in Kerala on August 14 with 1,000 relief kits for the flood-affected families in Kuttanad village.

Cuffe Parade project: No demolition of higher floors until next hearing in High Court
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

The ambitious project by the Lodha Group at Wadala had run into trouble after a group of homebuyers, who bought flats in the project, recently served legal notices to the developer as well as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

Mumbai: 17 students fall ill after having midday meal
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

For the last 12 years, Sahyadri Vidyamandir has been receiving its midday meal from the Sri Lingeshwar Mahila Mandal, a women’s self-help group.

Meet Seema Rao, India’s first woman Commando trainer
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Along with husband Major Deepak Rao, Seema has so far trained more than 15,000 commandos from almost all Indian armed forces, including the NSG Black Cats, Airforce GARUD and the BSF.

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse shocking, hard to stay neutral: TISS audit team
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Koshish was started in 2006 as a student initiative at the Mumbai campus of TISS and has grown into full-fledged social intervention for rehabilitation of people living on the streets. The project now extends to Delhi, Maharashtra and Bihar.

Waive dining, hostel charges for SC, ST students: Panel to TISS
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

After a massive protest by students in February against the institute across all campuses over improper implementation of the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship scheme (GoI PMS), the NCST had recommended the institute to waive off the dining and hostel charges for ST students.

Need to improve quality of engineering graduates: PM Modi at IIT-Bombay
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

PM Modi said, “it is our social responsibility to ensure that not just quantity, but also the quality of our engineers is of the highest standard”.

Mumbai: Flat buyers move High Court, want ground to 40th floor registered under RERA
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The petitioners have now sought directions from the court that the ground to 40th floor be registered under RERA. They have also sought alternate accommodation till the demolition work of the top floors is completed.

Lectures, protests planned on Aug 20 to mark Scientific Temper Day
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

The idea is to spread rational thought that arose during the second edition of March for Science that was held earlier this year. In Pune, the National Scientific Temper Day will be observed over two days.

Homebuyers serve legal notices to developer, MMRDA; allege defects, wrongful demolition
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

On July 26, a group of flat owners, through their lawyers, wrote to Bellisimo Crown Buildmart Private Limited — a Lodha Group company — claiming that they were “forced to take possession of their flats, which were not complete as per the agreement”.

Consumer forums: Tariff hike sought by state power body unfair
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

In its mid-year tariff revision proposal to the MERC, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has sought a 15 per cent hike in its average cost of supply for 2018-19.

FYJC admissions: Only 46% applicants secure seats after two rounds
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

It is the lowest compared to the other five zones — Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati — where admissions are being held under the Centralised Admission Process (CAP).

Man held for making hoax call to PMO, claimed threat to Modi’s life
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The accused, Kashinath Mandal, who hails from Jharkhand, reportedly told investigators that his friend was recently killed by alleged Naxals in his hometown and that he has since wanted to meet the Prime Minister.

Mumbai: Slump in real estate sector continues despite drop in prices of housing units
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Sale of residential spaces has remained almost stagnant in the first half of 2018, according to the latest report by Knight Frank on the Indian Real Estate market.

Mumbai: Over 6,800 in-house quota seats added to online pool
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

OVER 6,800 in-house quota seats have been added to the pool of seats available for admission to junior colleges in the online process. Now, students have the option to apply for 99,735 vacant seats in the junior colleges across the city and suburbs. 

First-of-its-kind in India: 17 masters students move into new gender-neutral hostel at TISS
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Seventeen Masters students at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have moved into the new gender-neutral hostel on the campus.

FYJC admission delay: Colleges plan extra classes for students joining late
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

According to the new schedule released by the education department, the third round of admissions will get over by August 2 and the fourth round is scheduled between August 7 and 9.