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Cyclone Ockhi fallout: Hailstorm near Mumbai; schools shut

Mumbai: As Mumbai braces for Cyclone Ockhi, areas near the metropolis witnessed a spell of hailstorm, while schools and colleges in the city and adjoining districts have been closed today as a precautionary measure. Some parts of the Munbai-Pune Expressway experienced a hailstorm early today, police said. The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in […]

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Official bans song from ‘Padmavati’ at school functions

Bhopal: Amid the raging controversy over film “Padmavati”, an education officer in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district has issued a circular banning a song from the period drama from being played at cultural programmes in schools. However, the district collector today ordered for withdrawal of the circular with immediate effect and said a show cause notice […]

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MHRD to merge schools like Rajasthan did

New Delhi:┬áThe Union Human Resource Development Ministry wants to replicate the scheme adopted by the Rajasthan government to unify small schools of the State with big schools with better infrastructure. The ministry is looking into the feasibility of the scheme and other such schemes of other State governments that could improve the education in the […]