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, 1 month ago
A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after being gang-raped allegedly by two persons in Bedivan Madhuvan village in Motihari district of Bihar, an incident which triggered protest by locals who today blocked National Highway 28 demanding speedy trial, police said. On June 15, the girl had gone to collect mangoes in an orchard where the two accused gang-raped her, they said quoting the complaint lodged by her family. Meanwhile, the victim’s father said he was being coerced by two of ...Rediff.com, 6 days 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 month ago
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