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Mumbai: New Cuffe Parade project comes under us, says MahaRERA
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

In case of the New Cuffe Parade project at Wadala, four of the towers were granted part OC for ground to 40th floor by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority on June 8, 2017, a month before the RERA came into being.

Mahadiscom has not paid bills for last six years, owes over Rs 10,000 crore: Mahagenco
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd (Mahagenco) has claimed that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (Mahadiscom) has not paid its bills for purchasing power over the past six years.

Granted IoE tag, IIT-Bombay projects 50% rise in revenues in five years
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

As an Institute of Eminence, the institute will be allowed to fix and charge the fees for foreign students.

Landmark Year For Xavier’s Institutes: Year-long festivities to continue till December 2019
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

While the St Xavier’s College and the St Xavier’s High School are in the 150th year of their existence, the Xavier Institute of Communications is marking its 50th anniversary.

Suburban Mumbai dotted with 217 illegal Ganesh pandals
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

This festival season, illegal Ganpati pandals are a sore spot for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the state government.

At TISS, India’s first gender-neutral hostel: ‘all students can come, chill’
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

The hostel is the culmination of a long-drawn campaign at TISS by Queer Collective (QC), an informal student body advocating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students as well as the management.

MahaRERA asks L&T Realty subsidiary to compensate homebuyer
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The regulatory body has directed L&T Parel Project LLP to pay interest on the buyer’s investment for five months.

For consumers outside Mumbai, power bills to go up by 3 to 5% from October
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

According to MERC order, new tariffs are effective from Sept 1; agricultural consumers to see a hike of around 6 %

BARC recommissions upgraded country’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Apsara was first made operational on August 4, 1956, becoming Asia’s first research reactor at the time. The design of the pool-type reactor using enriched uranium fuel was conceptualised in 1955 by Dr Homi Bhabha himself.

Institutes of eminence: Maharashtra govt rolls out tax sops, Jio institute to benefit
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

On July 9, the Union HRD Ministry had granted this status to Reliance Foundation’s Jio institute, which is proposed to come up on an 800-acre land parcel in Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s Karjat taluka.

IIT Bombay develops platform that can detect lung cancer from breath
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

The same platform can also be used to monitor air pollution levels or detect explosives such as TNT (trinitrotoluene).

LGBTQI members seek scrapping of UAPA
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Even as members of the LGBTQI community cheered the verdict, a section from the community took a political stand against the recent arrests of five human rights activists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Section 377 verdict: Tears, but this time of joy
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Amid hugs, cheers, confetti showers and beating drums, people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community, charted the further course of action — a larger fight for social acceptance, inclusive workplaces and constitutional rights.

Mumbai: Relief for builders, homebuyers as apex court lifts ban on construction
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The real estate sector, which is still reeling from policy changes over the past year such as Real Estate Regulation and Development Act and the Goods and Services Tax, was expected to slump further had the ban been in place.

Maharashtra: 52% students in PG courses are women
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

At least 45 per cent of the students in Maharashtra are women, according to the survey. However, the representation is skewed in favour of women among postgraduate students.

Despite traffic police drive, marginal dip in two-wheeler accidents since 2016
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Over 1,200 cases have been registered against two-wheelers in Mumbai by May this year.

11 years on, CBS yet to get its own building: Classes still held in portable cabins
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

In a far corner of the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai lies a maze of portable cabins. It operates in a maze of temporary structures where classes are held and laboratories are set up.

37,500 students yet to get admissions in FYJC: 22,000 allotted seats in special round; FCFS rounds to begin from August 27
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

According to an official from the education department, over 80 per cent of the total applicants for first year junior college admissions have now secured seats.

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.

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