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Dipti Singh

Special Correspondent @mid_day. She covers education beat, also writes on climate change, environment and issues that are relevant to Mumbaikars.Twitter: @diptivsingh

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Women in higher education up nationally, but dip in state: Govt survey

Women in higher education up nationally, but dip in state: Govt survey

Number of female students in universities in the state reduced by 23,927 between 2019-20 and 2020-21, education dept officials say this is COVID impact; tally of universities of national importance also down by one... [Read More]

06 February,2023 08:01 AM IST | Mumbai | Dipti Singh
Think tank to help raise education standard in schools

Think tank to help raise education standard in schools

Pandemic-induced reversal of progress seen in 2018 spurs authorities into action ... [Read More]

06 February,2023 07:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Dipti Singh
Mumbai: BMC's Health, education budget have little new to offer city

Mumbai: BMC's Health, education budget have little new to offer city

With ‘COVID threat gone’, civic body cuts down health expenses by 9pc; to emphasise on vocational skills for secondary students... [Read More]

05 February,2023 08:05 AM IST | Mumbai | Dipti Singh
Budget 2023: Sector cheers at the highest education share ever

Budget 2023: Sector cheers at the highest education share ever

Educationists hail focus on skill-building through vocational training, innovative teachers’ training to meet needs of New Education Policy, technology and recovering from learning loss... [Read More]

02 February,2023 08:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Dipti Singh
Mumbai: Seven months on, four new university bldgs don’t have water connections

Mumbai: Seven months on, four new university bldgs don’t have water connections

Currently, two tankers bring water to varsity every two days, students in girls’ hostel irked at the lack of basic facilities... [Read More]

31 January,2023 07:36 AM IST | Mumbai | Dipti Singh
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B'wood Top Stories: Pathaan crosses Rs. 400 crore, Athiya-Rahul’s wedding menu

B'wood Top Stories: Pathaan crosses Rs. 400 crore, Athiya-Rahul’s wedding menu

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Pathaan becomes the first Hindi film to breach Rs. 400 crore nett in India, `Kabir Singh` stylist Swarnlekha Gupta to give Kiara her bridal look, BB16: This is what Sumbul Touqeer Khan told about her co-contestant MC Stan, EXCLUSIVE: The multi-cuisine menu of Athiya Shetty-KL Rahul’s wedding revealed, Sidharth Malhotra Kiara Advani Wedding: Shahid Kapoor, Mira jet off to Jaisalmer... [Read More]

05 February,2023 11:04 PM IST
Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Shehnaaz Gill attend Varun Sharma's birthday bash

Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Shehnaaz Gill attend Varun Sharma's birthday bash

Bollywood actor Varun Sharma who began his acting journey with the 2013 comedy-drama, `Fukrey` turned a year older on February 4.  Known for his exceptional comic timing, Varun celebrated his 33rd birthday in Mumbai on Saturday night. In his decade-long career in Bollywood, Sharma has acted in popular movies like `Dilwale`, `Dolly Ki Doli`, `Chhichhore` and `Roohi` to name a few. The actor who was last seen in Ranveer Singh-starrer `Cirkus` threw a grand birthday bash which was attended by his industry friends like Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Pulkit Samrat, Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi among several others. The guest list also included `Bigg Boss 13` fame Shehnaaz Gill, Sussanne Khan and boyfriend Arslan Goni, Arpita Khan Sharma and Aayush Sharma, Arbaaz Khan and Zaheer Iqbal. ... [Read More]

05 February,2023 04:00 PM IST
In Photos: Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal presents BMC Budget 2023

In Photos: Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal presents BMC Budget 2023

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the richest civic body in the country, on Saturday presented a Rs 52,619.07 crore budget for the year 2023-24, with the budgetary estimates crossing the Rs 50,000 crore-mark for the first time. (Pics/Anagha Sawant)... [Read More]

04 February,2023 01:37 PM IST
Unmissable ethnic looks of the bride and groom to be, Sidharth and Kiara

Unmissable ethnic looks of the bride and groom to be, Sidharth and Kiara

He is the tall and handsome hunk of Bollywood and she is the most happening diva of B-town. And every time when they come together, magic happens and sparks start flying! Be it their on-screen chemistry in `Shershaah` or their unspoken romance on social media, mushy camaraderie is something we can`t take our eyes off from. Yes! We are talking about Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. All eyes are on Sid and Kiara ever since the news of their nuptials broke out on social media. Currently, the most talked about couple in showbiz, the love birds have been making headlines with stories revolving around their marriage. Apart from their acting prowess and alluring looks, Sid and Kiara are also renowned for their impeccable fashion sense. From stealing the limelight on the red carpet with extravagant creations to making heads turn with chic and off-duty ensembles, the `Shershaah` stars know how to stand out with their unmatched sartorial choices. While the couple is set to walk the aisle as bride and groom at the majestic Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer on February 6, and we are sure that they will be a sight to behold in their glamorous yet traditional wedding attires, SNEHA SINGH NISHAD takes a look back at some of the swoon-worthy ethnic looks of our bride and groom to be, that will leave you stunned and speechless!  ... [Read More]

04 February,2023 11:50 AM IST
Pathaan continues to rule Box Office; Paparazzo confirms Sidharth-Kiara wedding

Pathaan continues to rule Box Office; Paparazzo confirms Sidharth-Kiara wedding

Exclusive video! Renuka Shahane on `Pathaan`: Shah Rukh is an iconic superstar. `Pathaan` Box Office: Shah Rukh Khan-starrer collects Rs. 17.50 crore on Day 8. Popular celebrity photographer spills the beans on Sidharth-Kiara`s wedding! Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh`s `Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani` gets release date. Deepika Padukone pens sweet birthday wish for sister Anisha... [Read More]

02 February,2023 07:52 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Journalist Siddique Kappan walks out of jail after 28 months

IN PHOTOS: Journalist Siddique Kappan walks out of jail after 28 months

Journalist Siddique Kappan walked out of jail on Thursday, a day after the sureties required for his bail were submitted in court. Kappan was released from jail at around 9.15 am, Jailor of Lucknow District Jail Rajendra Singh told PTI. Kappan’s lawyer and family members were present as he walked out of the jail.  The journalist is released after 28 months of incarceration. (All pictures by AFP and PTI)... [Read More]

02 February,2023 02:58 PM IST
Bollywood’s Top Stories: Siddharth Anand on SRK, Arijit Singh in Pune

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Siddharth Anand on SRK, Arijit Singh in Pune

Bollywood’s Top Stories: There was a thirst Shah Rukh Khan created for him, says Siddharth Anand, Masaba Gupta pens note for `gentle giant` Viv Richards, stepdad Viv Mehra, Shah Rukh Khan: In these four days, I’ve forgotten my last four years, Got7’s Jackson Wang explores the streets of Mumbai with Disha Patani, Arijit Singh enthralled the crowds at Pune concert.... [Read More]

31 January,2023 10:56 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Maharashtra Governor unfurls tricolor at Dadar's Shivaji park

IN PHOTOS: Maharashtra Governor unfurls tricolor at Dadar's Shivaji park

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday unfurled the national flag at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Maidan in Mumbai`s Dadar on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. While addressing the people of the state on the occasion of Republic Day, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said: I extend my greetings to the people of Maharashtra on the 74th anniversary of the Republic Day of India... [Read More]

26 January,2023 10:24 AM IST
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Budget 2023 | Prime Minister Modi’s Remarks On Union Budget

Budget 2023 | Prime Minister Modi’s Remarks On Union Budget

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his remarks on the Union Budget 2023. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget today in the parliament. The Finance Minister took a digital tablet, wrapped in a traditional ‘bahi-khata’ pouch to the parliament. This is the FMs fifth straight Budget presentation, which will also be the last for the current Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2024 general elections.... [Read More]

02 February,2023 03:43 PM IST | Mumbai
Budget 2023 | Watch Highlights Of The Union Budget

Budget 2023 | Watch Highlights Of The Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget today in the parliament. The Finance Minister took a digital tablet, wrapped in a traditional ‘bahi-khata’ pouch to the parliament. This is the FMs fifth straight Budget presentation, which will also be the last for the current Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2024 general elections. Here are the highlights from the Union Budget 2023. ... [Read More]

02 February,2023 11:15 AM IST | Mumbai
Finance Minister Makes Big Announcement For The ‘Hard Working Middle Class’

Finance Minister Makes Big Announcement For The ‘Hard Working Middle Class’

While presenting the budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a big announcement about the personal income tax for the ‘hardworking middle class’. Currently, those with an income of Rs 5 lakhs do not pay any income tax. The Finance Minister proposed to increase the rebate limit to Rs 7 lakhs in the new tax regime. She also made several other announcements related to the tax structure, the benefit of the standard deduction, the current tax rate, and tax exemption.... [Read More]

01 February,2023 05:58 PM IST
Budget 2023 | FM Nirmala Sitharaman Presents First Budget Of ‘Amrit Kaal’

Budget 2023 | FM Nirmala Sitharaman Presents First Budget Of ‘Amrit Kaal’

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the first budget of ‘Amrit Kaal’. This is Sitharaman`s fifth Budget presentation since 2019."The Indian economy is on the right track and heading towards a bright future," she said in her Budget 2023 speech.... [Read More]

01 February,2023 02:23 PM IST | Mumbai
Anubhav Singh Bassi Spilling Laughs At TJMM Trailer Launch

Anubhav Singh Bassi Spilling Laughs At TJMM Trailer Launch

Stand-up comedian Anubhav Singh Bassi will be making his film debut in the upcoming film `Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar`, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. His performance in the movie is an interesting aspect. `Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar`, which brings along Ranbir and Shraddha together for the first time, is directed by Luv Ranjan, produced by Luv Films` Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, and presented by T- Series` Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar. The film is all set to have a festive release worldwide in cinemas on March 8, 2023.... [Read More]

24 January,2023 11:03 PM IST | Mumbai
Tu Jhooti Main Makkar: Watch Ranbir’s Reaction On His ‘Jhooti’ Girlfriends

Tu Jhooti Main Makkar: Watch Ranbir’s Reaction On His ‘Jhooti’ Girlfriends

Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor at the trailer launch of Tu Jhooti Main Makkar reacted on working with each other for the time. Ranbir was asked about his previous ‘jhooti’ girlfriends, to which he gave a funny answer. `Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar`, which brings along Ranbir and Shraddha together for the first time, is directed by Luv Ranjan, produced by Luv Films` Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, and presented by T- Series` Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar. The film is all set to have a festive release worldwide in cinemas on March 8, 2023.... [Read More]

24 January,2023 06:25 PM IST | Mumbai
Urmila Matondkar Joins Bharat Jodo Yatra In Jammu

Urmila Matondkar Joins Bharat Jodo Yatra In Jammu

Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joins Bharat Jodo Yatra at Nagrota in Jammu. The actress took to Twitter to update her followers about the same. She was seen in Kashmiri attire with her husband Mohsin Akhtar Mir. The actress left Congress last year and has joined Shiv Sena.... [Read More]

24 January,2023 02:42 PM IST | Mumbai
Chhatriwali Screening: Jackky Bhagnani Cheer For Rakul Preet Singh

Chhatriwali Screening: Jackky Bhagnani Cheer For Rakul Preet Singh

The makers of the social drama Chhatriwali recently hosted a special screening of the movie for celebrities on Thursday night. Directed by Tejas Deoskar and produced by Ronni Screwvala, the film stars Rakul Preet Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Satish Kaushik, and Rajesh Tailang among others. The film revolves around Sanya Dhingra (Rakul), a female unemployed chemistry genius, who ends up fighting an important societal taboo of educating the youth about Sex Education. ... [Read More]

22 January,2023 06:32 PM IST | Mumbai
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