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City, state schools score poorly on infra

Tuesday 9 July '13

RTE Act: Less than 2 per cent in Mumbai and a little over 3 per cent in Maharashtra fulfil all criteria
MU's Thane sub-centre construction set to begin

Monday 8 July '13

Will provide relief to students who have to come to Fort or Kalina campuses from Thane
IIT-B students start Uttarakhand relief campaign, collect Rs 1 lakh in two days

Thursday 4 July '13

Students of IIT Bombay have started a massive relief drive for Uttarakhand. ‘Rahat floods’ includes both money and material collection.
Potential of social media remains untapped in India

Wednesday 3 July '13

A recent paper published in American Journal of Transplantation said social media push boosted the number of people who registered as organ donors 21-fold in a day
Where traffic & dirt don't move

Tuesday 2 July '13

MIHIKA BASU & SHARVARI PATWA find parking is major problem in D-Ward, where garbage has made 'gullis' home
State de-affiliates 70 polytechnics for poor academics

Friday 28 June '13

The state government has de-affiliated 70 polytechnics so far this year, including one in Mumbai, for poor academic performance.
State de-affiliates 70 polytechnics for poor academics

Friday 28 June '13

The state government has de-affiliated 70 polytechnics so far this year, including one in Mumbai, for poor academic performance.
Mumbai, Delhi top in publishing neuroscience research papers

Thursday 27 June '13

While the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and the Seth G D Medical College and KEM Hospital are the only two from the city among top 10 medical institutes which have made significant contributions to neu...
De-registration rule helps check rampant bunking at IIT-B

Tuesday 25 June '13

A strict penalty to de-register IIT Bombay students who bunk classes at the beginning of a semester has brought down first week absenteeism from over 70 to a little over five in less than two years.
The Widows Of 26/11

Sunday 9 June '13

A new study reveals how the terror attack has affected the lives of the wives of the deceased
DoT guidelines: Citizens may be part of telecom committees

Wednesday 5 June '13

Panels will have power to cut electricity supply to illegal cell phone towers.
TISS study reveals 55 per cent dropout rate in M-East ward

Monday 3 June '13

TISS is working with several agencies to create provisions for schooling and scholarships at the secondary level. A bunch of proposals has been submitted to authorities concerned.
Clause allowing installation of cell towers at all places removed

Thursday 30 May '13

South Mumbai residents had written to Deora protesting DoT model guidelines.
Can’t deny admission to children of sex workers: State

Tuesday 28 May '13

CRACKING the whip on schools flouting norms, the state has issued a government resolution (GR) that categorically says admission cannot be denied to children of sex workers and transgenders.
Residents say DoT guidelines ignore their suggestions

Tuesday 28 May '13

South Mumbai residents have written a strongly-worded letter to minister of state for communications and IT and shipping Milind Deora claiming the department of telecommunications (DoT) ignored opinio...
Soon, colleges will have to submit bi-monthly ragging reports

Monday 27 May '13

New UGC guidelines to be issued soon with regulations on “student entitlements”make it mandatory for colleges to report all ragging and harassment cases to Mumbai University (MU) once every two months...
Batting for the underprivileged

Sunday 26 May '13

Mangesh Bhalekar coaches municipal school students for free at DPZ Cricket Club.
DoT cellphone tower policy awaits BMC response

Friday 24 May '13

New guidelines, put up for public feedback on the DoT website earlier this month, come into effect on June 1.
26/11 widows are living a stressful life, shows TISS study

Thursday 23 May '13

Seventeen widows from Maharashtra, eight from Uttar Pradesh, seven from Bihar, and one each from Jharkhand and Kerala were studied. Fourteen of the 35 widows have health problems.
Guest of honour: Chinese Premier to meet Kotnis kin today

Tuesday 21 May '13

It’s a proud moment for us and a rare honour being bestowed upon the family and my brother,” said 92-year-old Manorama Kotnis, Dr Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis’s sister, who will meet Chinese Premier Li...


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