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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.