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Govandi citizens welfare forum unites to vote for development agendas

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Govandi Citizens Welfare Forum's manifesto prioritizes development, unity, and waste management

Mumbai, India - Feb. 8, 2024: Residents of Panchsheel Nagar Basti, Govandi West protest outside the Govandi ward office after the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished their 200 houses in Panchsheel Nagar Basti, Govandi West in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, February 8, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 09:37 AM IST

Actor gives up Shivaji roles after trolling over son Jahangir's name

Marathi actor Chinmay Mandlekar vows not to play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj again after trolls target his son's name, sparking controversy and support.

Actor known for playing Shivaji in six films trolled for naming his son Jahangir 11 yrs ago
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 09:04 AM IST

TISS students’ body demands revocation of Dalit PhD scholar’s suspension

TISS Students' Union demands revocation of Dalit scholar's suspension, labeling it as 'anti-national.' Timing and lack of transparency raise concerns.

TISS students’ body demands revocation of Dalit PhD scholar’s suspension
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 08:50 AM IST

More than 50 female students at MU hostel reported stomach ache, diarrhoea

More than 50 students at University of Mumbai's New Girls Hostel in Kalina campus fell ill with stomach ache and diarrhea, suspected to be from contaminated water. Immediate action taken.

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Updated on Apr 21, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Professor Shireesh Kedare appointed as the new director of IIT-B

The current director of IIT Bombay, professor Subhasis Chaudhari’s term ended on April 17. But IIT Council requested him to continue to hold the post

Professor Shireesh B Kedare
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 09:13 AM IST

TISS suspends PhD scholar for screening banned BBC documentary

Ramadas, who is also the general secretary of the PSF, has been barred for two years from all campuses, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur

TISS suspends PhD scholar for activism
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 09:23 AM IST

Tribal sports champs and 1500 others race to secure their old teaching jobs

Janan is one of 1500 tribal school teachers who find themselves thus unemployed and who now sell fruits and vegetable or work as daily wage labourers

Ramesh Sonawane, who is a post-graduate and serves as a kabaddi umpire during national tournaments, sells watermelons in Nashik to make ends meet.
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 09:21 AM IST

EC says Maharashtra teachers can't campaign during LS polls, faculty protests

EC has announced that it will closely monitor teachers of aided schools who engage in political campaigning while neglecting their assigned duties

Mumbai, India - August 10, 2022: A class session in progress at National College, Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 09:16 AM IST

At fair, British boarding schools stress all-round development

The fair, featuring 14 renowned British boarding schools, drew many students and parents who were looking for a more than academic excellence.

Mumbai, India - April 14, 2024: Convening admissions heads from 14 renowned British boarding schools is present at Mumbai at the British Boarding School. Notable attendees include Sevenoaks School, Millfield School, Haileybury School, and others. Consolers are counselling to parents at Lower Parel, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 14, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:43 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Why parents waited for over 12 hours at these state schools to admit their kids

Two schools run by municipal bodies in Karad and Jarag Nagar, Kolhapur -- presented a unique sight on the day of Gudi Padwa

Why parents queued up for over 12 hours at these municipal schools to admit their kids
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 08:51 AM IST

Education dept trashes thousands of letters opposing ‘school adoption’ scheme

To convey their concern to the government, a public movement to send postcards to the chief minister was launched by activists

Edu dept trashes thousands of letters opposing ‘school adoption’ scheme
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Yavatmal prof booked for refusing to work as poll officer over EVM suspicion

The professor refused to work for the upcoming Lok Sabha election citing ideological opposition to electronic voting machines

EVM Machine awareness program in Mumbai. Representational Image. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 12:20 PM IST

How EC is tracking Maharashtra's political activity, ensuring LS polls fair play

Election Commission enforces strict spending rules, monitors political activity on campuses in Mumbai. Seized goods worth ₹290 crore in Maharashtra.

Election Commission of India (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:53 AM IST

Students post video of errors in CET management studies question paper

Students raise concerns over multiple incorrect answers in the Masters in Management Studies (MMS/MBA) CET exam

Various MBA CET tutors posted a video on social media platforms which pointed out the wrong answers. (Image used for representation). (GETTY IMAGES.)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 09:43 AM IST

In IIT Bombay, 36% students fail to get jobs in 2024, campus hiring hit

IIT Bombay faces challenges as 36% of students are yet to secure jobs in 2024 placements, with concerns over low campus recruitment numbers.

Of the 2,209 registered students in IIT Bombay in 2023, 1,485 were placed, which means 32.8% remained unplaced last session as well, raising concerns over the relatively low number of students recruited via campus placements. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 12:30 PM IST

36% students from latest batch at IIT Bombay fail to get placed

Around 36% of IIT Bombay students are yet to secure jobs in the 2024 placements. Concerns rise over low campus recruitment due to global economic challenges.

Of the 2,209 registered students in IIT Bombay in 2023, 1,485 were placed (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Dharavi residents dream of ‘home in a tower’ as poor network hampers survey

Surveyors are currently verifying the documents of Dharavi residents and uploading them against the identification numbers allotted during the first phase.

Mumbai, India - April 1, 2024: The second phase of a comprehensive door-to-door survey in Dharavi commenced on April 1. In a 40 to 45 minutes survey for a single hutment the surveyor collected all the documents, finger prints as well as took a measurement of a home and gave a receipt to the owner. The daily target is to complete at least 40 hutments in the given area. The residents are supporting the survey as they are happy to live in a tower, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 1, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:28 PM IST

MPCB tightens biomedical waste disposal norms

MPCB issues new guidelines on biomedical waste management following audit, HCFs must register with CBWTF, segregate waste to avoid legal action from April 1.

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Updated on Mar 29, 2024 07:24 AM IST

CVTS surgeries in Nair hosp halted over non-payment of vendors’ bills

BMC-run BYL Nair hospital's dean ordered CVTS surgeries be referred to other hospitals due to pending bills, affecting patient care and surgeries.

Mumbai, India - August 04, 2021: A decorated main gate of BYL Nair Hospital during its centenary celebrations at Mumbai Central, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 04, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Thakur College faces row over alleged forced attendance at BJP leader’s son’s talk

Students at Thakur College in Mumbai express concerns over coercion to attend a seminar with Union Minister's son as speaker. Politicians and college officials respond.

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Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:48 AM IST

French Consul General visits state’s skill development centre

French Consul General visits Maharashtra's skill development center to enhance youth employability, fostering connections with French companies for job opportunities.

French Consul General visits state’s skill development centre
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Retired Maharashtra teachers for schools with less than 10 students

Mumbai: The state government also increased the minimum number of students in a class to have a full-time principal from 100 to 150

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Updated on Mar 21, 2024 09:31 AM IST

IIT-Bombay gears up for second edition of one-day queer festival on campus, Rangavali

This year’s event will feature a diverse range of activities, including poster-making, art kiosks, talent shows, fashion displays, and the screening of films from the Kashish film festival, a queer film festival collective based in Mumbai, focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities

This year event’s will be held on Saturday.
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Flyovers in limbo expose faulty planning

HT looks at four important projects that were touted as solutions to traffic and congestion woes but have remained in limbo for years

Flyovers in limbo expose faulty planning
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 06:50 AM IST
By, Anamika Gharat,

Maharashtra pushes for transgender inclusion in higher education institutions

The New Education Policy aims to establish transgender cells to serve as guardians, ensuring transgender students are not subjected to discrimination campus

According to the GR, every university must establish a dedicated cell along with appointing a coordinator to facilitate counselling, career guidance, and academic support specifically tailored for transgender students. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 10:31 AM IST

State mandates dress code for teachers

Teachers in the state will also be designated with a “Tr” before their names to “uphold the reverence associated with the teaching profession”, said education minister Deepak Kesarkar

India, Mumbai...August 08, 2012... Sanjot ( Teacher ) teaching student at a school in Bandra, Mumbai, India on Wednesday, August 08, 2012... Photo by Kalpak pathak / Hindustan Times. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 07:32 AM IST

TISS Students’ Union condemns denial of rights

TISS Students' Union condemns alleged infringement of students' rights on campus, criticizes restrictions on activities, and calls for clear guidelines from administration.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2024 07:22 AM IST

1,500 students’ careers on the line as MU withholds their final year results

Over 1,500 Mumbai University students face uncertainty over withheld final year results, affecting their employment prospects. Colleges failed to submit eligibility documents, leading to penalties. Students seek resolution.

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Updated on Mar 13, 2024 06:48 AM IST
By, Mumbai

TISS students’ body demands period leave

TISS students urge implementation of 'period leave' on campus, endorsed by 200 menstruating students. Similar policies in other universities prompt call for gender-sensitive changes.

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Updated on Mar 10, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Three years later, girls’ hostel in MU still waiting for mess facility

Mumbai university students at Savitribai Phule and Bhagini Nivedita hostels face 3-year wait for mess facilities, leading to long walks for meals.

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Updated on Mar 09, 2024 08:34 AM IST
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