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Vijay Singh

Singh is a journalist, writer and filmmaker living in Paris

Principal doubt on retirement age circular
Wed, Oct 21, 1998

MUMBAI, Oct 20: A recent state government circular, which has left to college principals the decision to extend the services of 60-year-o...

Sorry AIR bans Clapton’s Cocaine
Thu, Oct 01, 1998

September 30: The All India Radio (AIR) has banned Eric Clapton's classic song `Cocaine'I which had invited strong protests from anti-dru...

Minister’s rather public lesson to coaching class
Wed, Sep 30, 1998

MUMBAI, Sept 29: The College teacher-coaching class nexus suffered yet another blow today when in a surprise raid Minister of State for E...

Complaint against AIR on Cocaine high
Mon, Sep 28, 1998

MUMBAI, SEPT 27: International singer Eric Clapton's classic song `Cocaine' may be sweet music to many, but it struck a jarring note with...

Mumbai University may not disqualify dean of Ayurvedic Medicine
Thu, Sep 10, 1998

September 9: On the ground that the Maharashtra Universities Act (1994) is not applicable to a person who committed an examination malpra...

College teachers want class comfort
Sat, Sep 05, 1998

MUMBAI, Sept 4: If you will excuse the cliche, Big Brother is watching again. Professors and lecturers who are even remotely linked to co...

13 yrs later, `irregularity’ returns to haunt Ayurveda dean
Sat, Aug 29, 1998

MUMBAI, Aug 28: The ghost of a 13-year-old `examination irregularity' has been resurrected and is rocking the chair of the dean of the Un...

Still, defiant singer’s Rage Against State finds free expression
Sun, Aug 16, 1998

MUMBAI, Aug 15: F*** YOU, I won't do what you tell me (8 times building to a shout)F*** you, I won't do what you tell me! (8 times scream...

Pfizer’s riser not for every one: Doc
Wed, Aug 05, 1998

MUMBAI, August 4: A woman goes to a doctor with the hope of raising her husband's performance. The doc simply hands her a packet of viagr...

Governor invalidates two of VC’s nominations to council
Tue, Jul 28, 1998

MUMBAI, July 27: After nearly a year of deliberation, Chancellor Dr P C Alexander has overruled the Mumbai University and declared null a...

SA couple illegally held for nine days on drugs charge
Wed, Jul 08, 1998

MUMBAI, July 7: Two elderly South African nationals have accused the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of illegally confining them to their hot...

Stairway to "heaven", for a song
Fri, Jun 26, 1998

MUMBAI, June 25: Dope-heads consume a new-age prasad as they pay obeisance to the Goddess of Death, at a roadside shrine near Metro cinema. ...

Auto driver supervises TYBSc exams
Fri, May 22, 1998

MUMBAI, May 21: In yet another case of examination malpractice an autorickshaw driver appointed as an exam supervisor was alleged to have sn...

Kiss & tale: Nandgaonkar goes to police
Wed, May 13, 1998

MUMBAI, May 12: The Thought Police has officially urged Mumbai police to take action against the model-actor Marc Robinson and veejay Sophiy...

Minister’s naked fury over Swiss undies’ advertisement
Mon, May 11, 1998

MUMBAI, May 10: Morality Police has struck again in Mumbai. But this time it has nothing to do with rock 'n' roll or the anti-kissing drive ...

Examiners and answer papers bundled out of varsity hall
Wed, May 06, 1998

MAY 5: Several University examiners have been shifted from the Central Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Library in Mumbai University's Kalina ca...

Savage Garden: Petting prohibited
Thu, Apr 30, 1998

MUMBAI, April 29: Couples beware! The Culture Cops will not allow you and your mate to kiss and hug at the live show of Savage Garden at the...

Savage Garden & some obscene dilemma
Tue, Apr 28, 1998

MUMBAI, April 27: Savage Garden-if the name is any indication then this would be just the grist for the Script and Stage Performances Scruti...

Minister to issue guidelines
Sat, Apr 25, 1998

MUMBAI, April 24: Jolted into action by the Express Newsline expose on rampant copying in examinations, the state department of higher educa...

Caught on camera: cheating in exam
Fri, Apr 24, 1998

MUMBAI, April 23: Brazen and innovative instances of cheating by third year Bachelor of Commerce students were detected at the Siddharth Col...

Varsity’s attendant blues
Sat, Apr 18, 1998

If Leonardo DiCaprio presents a more tantalising picture than the digs of Harappa or hanging out in the canteen is more appetising than the ...

Navalkar’s new action on old act
Fri, Apr 10, 1998

MUMBAI, April 9: While State Minister Pramod Navalkar wonders at the breast-beating over the censoring of rock lyrics, claiming the committe...

Rang mein bhang: Navalkar rocks it again
Tue, Apr 07, 1998

MUMBAI, April 6: Rock music lovers may soon end up head-banging in vain with Rang Bhavan, Mumbai's traditional stomping ground and launching...

Go easy on English, examiners told
Thu, Mar 26, 1998

MUMBAI, March 25: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in a confidential circular has asked its examiners...

Bomb hoaxes test cops at HSC centres
Sat, Mar 14, 1998

MUMBAI, March 13: Police received bomb hoax calls from nearly seven HSC examination centres on Friday.Three bomb disposal squads were immedi...

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