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25 Apr 2017

Maharashtra: Class 12 admission procedures to go online

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Maharashtra's Education Department said admission-procedures for Class 12 students in state-run junior colleges will go online from the academic year 2017-2018.

The decision targets transparency and curbing malpractices like donations and non-merit based admissions.

Students looking to switch college in Class 12 will now have to fill out an admission-form soon to be available on the portal mumbai11thadmission.net.

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Mumbai family committed suicide due to financial crunch: Cops

25 Apr 2017

Mumbai family committed suicide due to financial crunch: Cops

Mumbai Police say the family discovered hanging in Kamothe on Sunday faced serious financial issues.

The 50-year-old man who claimed he was an engineer was unemployed since 7 years.

The family hadn't been able to pay the due rent for their flat as well as the wife's clinic. Their daughter allegedly dropped out of school because of finances.

Maharashtra

Devgad and Sindhudurg's alphonso mangoes get GI tags

Increasing the total number of products with Geographical Identification (GI) tags in Maharashtra to 25, alphonsoes from Devgad and Sindhudurg will now have them too.

GI tags specify the geographical locations (towns, regions, countries) of where the products were created.

This move will stop vendors from falsely selling off other varieties of mangoes by claiming that they're alphonsoes.

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CR's commuter count per coach fell by 28% in 10yrs

Coaches of Central Railways have witnessed a reduction in congestion across all three suburban lines-Main, Harbour and TransHarbour despite an increase in the number of coaches for passengers.

A decade ago, the average commuter count per coach was 293; it has now fallen down to 209.

According to officials, the increasing services and conversion to 12-car rakes are a reason for the same.

BEST

BEST fleet to get 75 revamped buses today

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will roll out 75 new buses into its fleet today (Tuesday).

BEST has altogether solicited 303 buses costing Rs. 55 lakh each from Tata Motors.

The new buses feature automatic transmission (no clutch) for drivers, in-bus passenger announcement system, a central air-circulation system and more leg space.

It also includes 8 mobile charging points for passengers.

25 Apr 2017

Motorman forgets, drives Churchgate-Malad local till Kandivali

A motorman driving a Churchgate-Malad local on Monday morning drove the train till Kandivali's car shed instead of halting at Malad, creating a commotion amongst the hundreds of passengers travelling.

He later told railway officials that he had forgotten to halt the train at Malad, and had assumed that the train would have to stop at Borivali next.

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