Mumbai school shut since August 25; high court asks Maharashtra to clarify stand

The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to clear its stand over shifting of Matoshree Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International School at Borivli (West). The secondary division of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school has remained shut since August 25. The division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice Bharati Dangre said the state authorities should take a proactive stand for resolving the issue and posted the petition filed by Borivli residents Tushar Shah and Pragnesh Gopani, whose children are studying in the school, for further…

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Egypt Asks Cyprus To Extradite Hijacker: Reports

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger jet and forcing it to land in Cyprus while strapped with fake bombs may be prosecuted in his own country. Egypt’s public prosecutor has asked Cypriot authorities to extradite Seif Eldin Mustafa, according to Egyptian state television reports. Briton Ben Innes asked a crew member to take a photo of him with Mustafa Mustafa, who has been described by officials as being “psychologically unstable”, was remanded in custody earlier for eight days on suspicion of hijacking an EgyptAir aircraft. No formal charges were…

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ITBP chief asks students to think of the poor

NEW DELHI: As children become more and more individualistic in a consumption-driven economy, ITBP chief Subhash Goswami on Monday exhorted young students to understand the value of economic equity in the society and asked teachers to usher them on the right path. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of an ITBP school in Dwarka, Goswami narrated a French short story that spoke of a well-to-do family sitting in an upmarket restaurant frowning upon a hungry and poor family outside. The rich family also asked for the poor family’s immediate removal…

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