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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

14 migrant workers sleeping on tracks run over by goods train in Maharashtra's Aurangabad; railway ministry orders inquiry

Fourteen migrant workers were killed after being run over by a goods train in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Friday, according to several media reports.

The workers, who were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna, were returning to Madhya Pradesh, an official at the Karmad police station told PTI.

They had been walking along the rail tracks and slept on the rail tracks due to exhaustion, he said.

They were mowed down by the train at 5.15 am, the official added.

As per a report in The Times of India, these workers were employed at a major steel plant in Jalna.

ANI reported that another five workers were injured and that they had been shifted to Aurangabad civil hospital.

The driver tried to stop the freight train when he saw the labourers on the tracks in Maharashtra, the railway ministry said, adding it had ordered an inquiry. Reuters reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his anguish over the incident:

"I have just heard the sad news about labourers coming under the train, rescue work is underway," Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Twitter.

Under the lockdown, all public transport has been suspended so migrant workers heading home often have to walk long distances to get there.

The government has extended the lockdown until 17 May.

RPF and local police are on the spot, as per ANI.

More details are awaited.

With inputs from agencies

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