In a major measure, Mumbai’s municipal corporation has sent legal notices to 249 private primary schools asking them to shut down. The step threatens to disrupt the already inadequate educational scenario in the city, reports Hepzi Anthony. IMAGE: Salim, 8, son of a migrant taxi driver, waits for his father at a taxi stand, as he prepares to go to school in Mumbai. PHOTOGRAPH: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. In a major clampdown, the Mumbai municipal corporation has sent legal notices to 249 ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Over six years after it expelled Amar Singh, the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday “unanimously” declared him as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls, setting the stage for his possible return to the party. The party also nominated six others, including former Union minister Beni Prasad Verma, an influential Kushwaha leader who recently quit Congress and returned to the Samajwadi Party, and realtor Sanjay Seth for the biennial polls scheduled next month. When asked about when would ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A man died and three others are in critical condition after a group of cow protection activists attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming poison, seeking ‘Rashtra mata’ (mother of nation) status to cow and beef ban across country, on the premises of collectorate in Rajkot, Gujarat. Despite deployment of police personnel, the eight activists managed to consume pesticides and were immediately rushed to civil hospital earlier in the day. “One of them, identified as Hindabhai ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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