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Most street kids hawk, beg: Survey

A city-centric survey of street children in Mumbai by an NGO has revealed that around 47 per cent of the children are found at signals, followed by railway stations and tourist places.

Parents complain of fee exploitation

A group of parents protest outside St Xavier’s High School in Goregaon (east) on Saturday

Parents of various schools in the city have complained of being exploited by being asked to repay admission fees so that their child is promoted to Class I and V.

Won’t accept nobel peace prize: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Terming the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai ‘political’, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday said that he would never accept the award.

‘Lactating mothers favour boys over girls’

When it comes to breast-feeding, mothers favour boys and tend to neglect girls, a pattern particularly prevalent in slum and tribal areas, a study conducted by Tata Memorial Hospital in tribal areas o

Review plea to seek time till 2018 for NEET

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has given assurances that students from the state will not suffer by the implementation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that was made

Italian firm to prepare report on light metro

An Italian firm has been entrusted with the task of preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) proposed light metro rail between Thane-Kal

Petition will not impact Supreme Court order: Dilip Taur

Supreme Court advocate Dilip Taur who filed a petition on behalf of a student from Maharashtra seeking postponement of phase I of NEET from May 1 to July 24 has said the review petition being filed by

Cops claim to have busted gang of truck thieves

The police claims to have busted a gang of robbers who stole parked trucks on highways and in the city, after two persons were arrested by Gujarat police and five by Trombay police on Saturday.

Ashish Shelar welcomes demolition of Adarsh

Sanjay Nirupam

BJP chief Ashish Shelar on Saturday welcomed the high court’s decision to demolish the infamous Adarsh building and said that the state should file an FIR in the case.

2-year-old traced to Varanasi, 1 held

A missing two–year-old boy from Vasai has been traced to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and police officials have nabbed a person in connection with the kidnapping.

Saturday’s edition of this newspaper had a small but puzzling news report on page 12. It was headlined: “John Wayne Day scrapped in California over race row”.

Gujarat University has been asked to produce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s correspondence course degree. I wish they could find my diploma as well.