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Mumbai’s top science colleges are staring at an uncertain future

Many junior colleges, which have a tie-up with coaching institutes, also prepare students for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) or National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), along with HSC. Education activists call it a “money making racket”
Students check the merit list for admissions to junior colleges.(HT File)
Students check the merit list for admissions to junior colleges.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair

25,000 FYJC aspirants yet to get seats after 4 rounds

Admissions under the special merit list, which was the last merit-based admission round, concluded on August 19. Under the special round, a total of 56,375 students had applied for admission. Of these, only 28,978 students ended up confirming their admissions.
As per data shared by the state education department, nearly 1,30,000 seats are vacant across the MMR.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
As per data shared by the state education department, nearly 1,30,000 seats are vacant across the MMR.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 10:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

20-year plan for MMR may open floodgates to disasters

Exactly a year ago, the twin satellite towns of Vasai-Virar had been flooded, leading to no road or rail connectivity for days.
In July, the metropolitan areas of Thane, Kalyan, Ambernath, and Ulhasnagar were inundated after incessant heavy rainfall.
In July, the metropolitan areas of Thane, Kalyan, Ambernath, and Ulhasnagar were inundated after incessant heavy rainfall.
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 03:51 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

FYJC admissions: Maharashtra allows 30 MMR colleges to add extra divisions

These colleges, which include ones in Thane, are part of 63 colleges across Maharashtra that have received approval from the education department to start additional class divisions on a self-financed basis.
Even as thousands of junior college seats remain vacant every year, the state education department has permitted 30 colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region(MMR) to have additional divisions for 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Even as thousands of junior college seats remain vacant every year, the state education department has permitted 30 colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region(MMR) to have additional divisions for 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 04:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande

Mumbai’s forest areas finally get protective buffers, but not as envisaged

The Supreme Court had issued a directive to the Union environment ministry to declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair

Over 1.7 lakh FYJC seats vacant after three admission rounds in Mumbai

More than 1.24 lakh general category seats and 43,258 quota seats (reserved for minority and other categories)have been left vacant.
There are around 40,000 students yet to secure their admission in any college, hinting at a large number of vacant seats after regular rounds are completed.(HT Photo)
There are around 40,000 students yet to secure their admission in any college, hinting at a large number of vacant seats after regular rounds are completed.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 03:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Poor urban planning made Mumbai’s air worse: Study

The state urban development department (UDD), however, estimated that from 2014 to 2019, the built-up area would have increased in the same manner as “witnessed gradually” from 1975 to 2014.
Based on these comparisons, the study predicted that PM2.5 emissions in the city will rise 23% — to 60,950 tonnes in 2030 from 49,600 tonnes in 2018.(HT Photo)
Based on these comparisons, the study predicted that PM2.5 emissions in the city will rise 23% — to 60,950 tonnes in 2030 from 49,600 tonnes in 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Forget Hyperloop, what city needs is hyper-connectivity

With nearly 1.25 lakh vehicles a day and nearly 100 million people travelling every year on the Mumbai-Pune stretch, perhaps there is a niche market for the Hyperloop
Representative picture.(HT Photo)
Representative picture.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar

Putting commute on the right track: Maharashtra nod for three more Metro lines

Eight stations on this route, which falls under the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), will be built underground, taking the entire cost of the project to Rs 11,000 crore.
With this, the authority has got state approvals for all lines, except Metro 8 (Airport-Navi Mumbai airport), Metro 13 (Shivaji Chowk -Virar) and Metro 14 (Kanjurmarg-Badlapur).(HT Photo)
With this, the authority has got state approvals for all lines, except Metro 8 (Airport-Navi Mumbai airport), Metro 13 (Shivaji Chowk -Virar) and Metro 14 (Kanjurmarg-Badlapur).(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 04:48 AM IST
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FYJC second list out today, cut-offs may remain high

More than 61,000 seats have been confirmed; fewer seats in the open category will make contest fierce
Of the 1.85 lakh students who had applied for admissions under the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) this year, 1.34 lakh students have been allotted colleges in the first merit list.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Of the 1.85 lakh students who had applied for admissions under the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) this year, 1.34 lakh students have been allotted colleges in the first merit list.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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FYJC admissions: 1.17 lakh aspirants apply for commerce

Of the total 1.85 lakh students whose names appeared in the list, 1.17 lakh students opted for commerce for this year. In MMR, there are currently more than 1.74 lakh FYJC commerce seats.
The second-most popular choice of FYJC students in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region was science this year.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The second-most popular choice of FYJC students in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region was science this year.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Top scorers from CBSE, ICSE apply for FYJC seats in Maharashtra

Of the 1,487 aspirants with 95% and above score, only 301 from the state board
(Representational photo/HT)
(Representational photo/HT)
Published on Jul 07, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Mumbai receives 62% of July average rain

It rained heavily between July 1 and July 2 when the city recorded 375.2mm rain over 24 hours, the highest in 14 years and second highest in 45 years
Bikers brave the rain at Chheda Nagar on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Bikers brave the rain at Chheda Nagar on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Time to raise women’s share in economy: Economic Survey

In addition, the Survey highlights several positive changes in the social and health sectors such as an increase in the participation of women in the banking system, the declining maternal mortality ratio (MMR), among others.
The Survey also says that the proportion of women having a bank or savings account that they themselves use have increased from 15.5% in 2005-06 to 53% in 2015-16.(HT Photo)
The Survey also says that the proportion of women having a bank or savings account that they themselves use have increased from 15.5% in 2005-06 to 53% in 2015-16.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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FYJC admissions: More seats, fewer takers

Thursday was the last day to file applications. Of 2.11 lakh, 1.85 lakh students will be eligible for admissions in the general admission rounds that begin from July 12.
While the state increased the number of first year junior college seats, only 2.11 lakh students have applied for the courses, compared to last year’s 2.31 lakh.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
While the state increased the number of first year junior college seats, only 2.11 lakh students have applied for the courses, compared to last year’s 2.31 lakh.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande

Will move court against Maharashtra education department insisting on original marksheets: IGCSE students’ parents

As per the admission booklet, students from the other boards “can participate in this admission process with their provisional marksheet
ICGSE students and their parents are concerned that they may not get admissions for FYJC without their original Class 10 marksheets.(HT Photo)
ICGSE students and their parents are concerned that they may not get admissions for FYJC without their original Class 10 marksheets.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

FYJC admissions begin, but seat matrix not out yet

Education official says seat matrix is ready and will be upload on the website soon
FYJC admissions are underway in Mumbai(HT Photo)
FYJC admissions are underway in Mumbai(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Autos and taxis older than 15 years may go off roads

Despite app-based taxis falling under the Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017, which sets their age limit at 20 years, they are currently plying on All India Tourist Permit, which has the age bar of nine years.
This comes after a four-member state-appointed Khatua panel, headed by retired IAS officer B C Khatua, in its October 2017 report recommended lowering the age limit of taxis and autorickshaws.(HT Photo)
This comes after a four-member state-appointed Khatua panel, headed by retired IAS officer B C Khatua, in its October 2017 report recommended lowering the age limit of taxis and autorickshaws.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde

Metro-6 in Mumbai to be at a height of 38m above ground

Part of the corridor to run above 3 stretches, including Metro-4 line, in Kanjurmarg
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

98 of 849 junior colleges in Mumbai set to get extra seats

FYJC ADMISSIONS: Nearly 12% colleges eligible till now; colleges wanting to add seats can apply: officials
In 2018, more than 72,000 seats had remained vacant across 800 junior colleges in MMR after nine admission rounds.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
In 2018, more than 72,000 seats had remained vacant across 800 junior colleges in MMR after nine admission rounds.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Maharashtra government forms new body to run Mumbai’s Metro corridor

The MMRDA got the Centre’s approval to set up the corporation on June 10. It is now finalising a logo for the company.
The Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMOCL) will carry out the “business and operation” of the upcoming 13 Metro corridors in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(HT file)
The Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMOCL) will carry out the “business and operation” of the upcoming 13 Metro corridors in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(HT file)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Expect showers in Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday as ‘Vayu’ blows this way

Konkan coast, including Mumbai, is likely to receive rainfall under the influence of a weather depression in southeast Arabian Sea, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ by Tuesday afternoon.
People caught in sudden heavy rain at Sion in Mumbai, on Monday, June 10, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
People caught in sudden heavy rain at Sion in Mumbai, on Monday, June 10, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 09:57 AM IST
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‘We are promoting public transport to reduce air pollution in Mumbai’: MPCB chief

MPCB chairman Sudhir Shrivastava says their main strategy is to address vehicular pollution and coordinate with different agencies to promote public transport and carpooling.
Maharashtra Pollution Control Board chairman Sudhir Shrivastava.(HTPhoto)
Maharashtra Pollution Control Board chairman Sudhir Shrivastava.(HTPhoto)
Published on Jun 05, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Industries playing a choke on Mumbai

SAFAR also released annual and seasonal data for PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 (smallest and deadliest PM) that witnessed an overall increase from 2017 to 2018.
“Research suggests that continuous exposure to noxious particles weakens children’s lungs,” said Dr Sanjeev Mehta, pulmonologist, department of chest medicine, Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.(HT Photo)
“Research suggests that continuous exposure to noxious particles weakens children’s lungs,” said Dr Sanjeev Mehta, pulmonologist, department of chest medicine, Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

MMR growth risks bird habitat, Navi Mumbai airport

The proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) is staring at another trouble, this time from birds.
HT has a copy of the report, which will be submitted to the state and the HC-appointed state mangroves committee this month. This is the second such report by BNHS in five years.(HT Photo)
HT has a copy of the report, which will be submitted to the state and the HC-appointed state mangroves committee this month. This is the second such report by BNHS in five years.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Infant deaths down in country but the job is far from done

While the decline is reason for cheer, the celebrations must be tempered with caution as too many children are still dying of avoidable causes before their first birthday.
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 05:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma

Congestion tax on vehicles along Mumbai Metro routes soon?

Mumbai civic body joins study conducted by the MMRDA to explore feasibility of idea
There is no decision yet on how much the congestion tax will be for private vehicles driven parallel to the Metro routes.(HT FILE)
There is no decision yet on how much the congestion tax will be for private vehicles driven parallel to the Metro routes.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai

20 of 35 new junior colleges in MMR to open in Thane

Around 5,200 seats will be up for grabs in these new colleges. The 35 colleges have most divisions in the science stream (27), followed by commerce (25) and arts (13
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

House this? Apartments likely to get cheaper soon

According to a report prepared by Liases Foras, a real estate research firm, builders have no alternative, but to reduce the prices by a minimum of 10%.
Currently, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) sees a sale of almost 70,000 units annually, of which 18,000 units are sold in Mumbai region.(HT Photo)
Currently, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) sees a sale of almost 70,000 units annually, of which 18,000 units are sold in Mumbai region.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 03:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath

2019 Lok Sabha election : BJP-Sena faces tough task to retain 17 seats won in Maharashtra

Most of the 17 constituencies, including six in Mumbai, are in urban areas where the BJP and Sena enjoy good support.
The saffron combine has, according to popular perception, performed fairly when it comes to urban infrastructure, owing to ongoing Metro projects, proposed coastal road and Mumbai Trans -Harbour Link, among others.(HT File)
The saffron combine has, according to popular perception, performed fairly when it comes to urban infrastructure, owing to ongoing Metro projects, proposed coastal road and Mumbai Trans -Harbour Link, among others.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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