Free Press Journal
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    Petrol at Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani

    Parbhani: Petroonl prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani, the highest in India, an official said. Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that while petrol was nearly touching the psychological barrier of Rs 90 per litre (at Rs 89.97), diesel prices stood at Rs 77.92 on Monday. The other highest centres include Nanded where petrol sold at Rs 89.78 per litre and diesel

  • Congress, NCP demand FIR, probe against sacked MU VC Sanjay Deshmukh

    Nagpur: The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party members in the state Assembly cornered the higher and technical education department over the mess in delayed of results by Mumbai University. The opposition demanded the resignation of minister of the department as well as a demand that a First Information Report (FIR) be filed against sacked vice chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh.

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    Mumbai University law student gets only two marks in paper, files police complaint

    After months of high tension on Mumbai University (MU) results, the fiasco still continues. Now, a student pursuing the Bachelor of Legal Sciences and Bachelor of Law (BLS LLB) degree has filed a written complaint seeking action against former vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, other MU officials and head of MeritTrac (the firm which was appointed for on-screen marking). Apparently, the student only got two marks and alleges that MU has cheated him.

  • Mere sacking of Mumbai University VC Sanjay Deshmukh not enough: Stakeholders

    Mumbai: Students, teachers and educationists have claimed that the removal of the vice-chancellor (VC) of the Mumbai University (MU) is not the only solution to solve the mess. They have appealed to the state government and the Governor of Maharashtra to discontinue the online assessment through MeritTrac agency for the next semester examination and initiate a judicial inquiry into this entire mess.

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    Everybody, including students, to blame for Mumbai University mess

    Mumbai: The wait is finally over as the results of the Mumbai University (MU) examinations have been declared. Students who have had a tough time with sleepless nights can finally breathe easy. So who is to blame for the chaos?  Just the university? If a reality check is done then everyone, including the students, are responsible for the mess.

  • Will take direct action to fix errors: New Mumbai University V-C

    Mumbai: In order to speed up the declaration of results, the new acting Vice-Chancellor of the Mumbai University (MU), Dr Devanand Shinde, has informed teachers to dedicate their time to complete the assessment process. Shinde called for an urgent meeting with the teachers concerned with the assessment of the subjects that are pending and discussed various measure to speed up the paper correction. Over 1.90 lakh answer scripts are pending

  • Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor sent on leave, Pro-VC takes charge

    Mumbai: Heads have started rolling over the exam results delay fiasco at Mumbai University (MU). Sources told Free Press Journal that Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh has been told to go on leave. It is likely that he will put in his papers as the authorities have zeroed in on Dr D.B. Shinde, now the VC of Shivaji University at Kolhapur, as Deshmukh’s successor.

  • Opposition outbursts as Mumbai youth dies in pothole accident

    Mumbai: While the civic body continues to receive flak from citizens for the rise in Mumbai’s potholes, its standing committee on Wednesday witnessed an outburst from opposition leaders after a 21 year old died in a pothole accident.

  • Pothole menace continues in Mumbai

    Mumbai: With the civic polls round the corner, the elected corporators in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have started demanding pothole free ride for the Mumbaikars. The corporators across the political parties have raised concerns over the MCGM failing to meet the deadline to repair the potholes before and after Ganeshotsav and have invited more trouble as the number of potholes has increased drastically because of the torrential rainfall from

  • Road scam probe report still in limbo

    Mumbai: The monsoon season is on the verge of getting over and yet the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has not come to the final outcome of preparing a road scam inquiry report which was set three months back.

  • MCGM Road scam: Civic body to suspend errant engineers

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has decided to suspend two executive engineers on the pending inquiry and start departmental enquiry against four sub-engineers who were found guilty of helping contractors get bail in the road scam. On Tuesday, after examining the reply given by the engineers, the civic body has taken a call of suspension. The suspension will be in effect after the city engineer issues written order.

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    Dr Shashikala Wanjari appointed VC of SNDT Women’s University

    Mumbai: Dr Shashikala Wanjari has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University which is celebrating its centenary this year, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao announced here today. Wanjari is presently serving as Professor and Head, Department of Education, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). She succeeds Professor Vasudha Kamat whose term ended on May 13.

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    Mumbai Univ VC becomes target of phone publicity stunt 

    Mumbai: “If you are unable to register on the Mumbai University’s website, then make a call to the Vice Chancellor who has caused you trouble,” says a message which is doing the rounds on the social media.