Dahi Handi gets adventure sport status; would be regulated

 In a significant decision, Maharashtra government accorded the status of 'adventure sport' to the human pyramids of 'Govindas' which are formed during the Dahi Handi festival but said those below 12 years won't be able to participate in it.

Maharashtra declares ''Dahi-handi'' an adventure sport
Maharashtra declares ''Dahi-handi'' an adventure sport

 The Maharashtra government has decided to accord the status of `adventure sport` to the centuries old traditional `Dahi-handi` celebrations that mark Janmashthami every year, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Wednesday.

Plans afoot to transform Maha into educational hub: Tawde

Maharashtra government is working on a proposal to make the state an "educational hub" by encouraging setting up of private universities.

Three-member panel to probe procurements by Maha Departments

 Bowing to the Opposition's pressure, the Maharashtra government today agreed to constitute a three-member committee under Chief Secretary to inquire into procurements done in the last 15 years by various departments.

`Chikki scam': Council chairman asks Munde to submit reply

 The Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar today asked the Women and Child Welfare minister Pankaja Munde to submit a written explanation on the allegations of irregularities in the purchases worth Rs 206 crore by her department.

Maharashtra may bring law to regulate private coaching classes

Maharashtra government is planning to enact a law to regulate private coaching classes in the state, Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Monsoon session of Maharashtra Assembly

Monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature, beginning July 13, is expected to be a stormy one with allegations against some of the high profile ministers giving ample ammunition to the Congress-NCP opposition to corner the BJP-led government headed by Devendra Fadnavis.

Madrasas move aimed at strengthening education, says Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said they just want to strengthen the Madrasa education.

Maharashtra govt appeals resident doctors to call off strike

 Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday appealed to the resident doctors of government medical colleges to call off their indefinite strike, saying accepted most of their demands have been accepted.

PM Modi's 'na khaayenge, na khaane denge' statement a sham: NCP

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement, wherein he had said that neither he nor his ministers would promote corruption in any way, has proved to be a sham over the charges levelled against Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde and her state colleague Vinod Tawde.

Corruption in awarding contracts: Vinod Tawde cries 'political conspiracy'

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday said that the allegations of irregularities in awarding a Rs 191 crore contract against him are false and a 'political conspiracy'.

After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra
After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra

After Pankaja Munde, another Maharashtra minister has been accused of irregularities in awarding contracts.

BJP MLAs busy in collecting funds spent during Maharashtra Assembly polls: Anjali Damania

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and activist Anjali Damania on Tuesday criticised Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde for awarding contracts without proper tenders and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs have off late been busy in collecting the funds spent during the assembly polls.

Fake degrees have become a political trend: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray took potshots at the BJP here Thursday and said that it has become a trend to display fake degrees.

'Bogus' degree row: Congress protests outside Tawde residence

Congress workers held a protest this morning outside the residence of Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde as the party stepped up its attack on him in the educational degree row.

Vinod Tawde's degree is non-issue, says Maharashtra Chief Minister

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday defended the state education minister and BJP leader Vinod Tawde, who is caught up in a row over his educational qualification.

My degree is not bogus, Maharashtra education minister says after row
My degree is not bogus, Maharashtra education minister says after row

 Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said the engineering "degree" he obtained from a Pune institute in 1984 is not bogus as claimed by a television news channel.

Maharashtra govt mulls including yoga lessons in school

The Maharashtra Government is considering to include lessons on yoga in school curriculum, state School Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Sunday.