Maharashtra to implement Education Act from forthcoming year

Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced here that it is keen to implement the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission Fees) Act, 2015, from the forthcoming academic year.

Shiv Sena slams BJP minister for watering down 'prime-time' rule

Slamming the Maharashtra cultural affairs minister Vinod Tawde for redefining the 'prime-time' for screening of Marathi films in multiplexes between 12 noon to 9 pm, the ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena Saturday said Marathi films should get reserved slots of their choice.

State has no powers to regulate pre-primary admissions: Tawde

 The Right to Education Act is effective above first standard and there was no law by which state government could regulate pre-primary admission process, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said.

Maharashtra to bring 'cashless card scheme' for teachers

Maharashtra government will start a cashless card scheme for teachers under which they can avail treatment in private hospitals, the cost for which will be borne by government, state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Tuesday.

No plan to teach Gita in BMC schools, says Maharashtra Govt

The Maharashtra government on Friday made it clear that there was no plan to teach Bhagwad Gita to municipal school students here.

Common Entrance Test to be based on Maharashtra state syllabus

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) 2015, conducted for admissions to medical colleges in the state, would be based on the syllabus of Maharashtra state board, it was announced here on Monday.

Autistic students allowed to use calculator in 12th exam

 Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator.

Idea to include United Maharashtra agitation in books opposed

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde's attempt to include the 'Samyukta Maharashtra' agitation in school history textbooks has been vehemently opposed by pro-Vidarbha leaders here who described the proposal as not only "anti-Vidarbha" but also an unsuccessful bid to supress the demand for creation of a separate state.

Admissions already given under Maratha quota to be retained in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra cabinet has decided to retain admissions done as per the Maratha reservation quota before the state government's decision was stayed by the High Court.

Maharashtra govt to probe 'AIB' show after complaints over obscenity

Maharashtra cultural minister Vinod Tawde said the government had decided to investigate into the AIB event that took place at the Vallabhai Patel stadium last month.

No moral policing on AIB Roast: Tawde

After announcing an inquiry into a comedy show featuring filmmaker Karan Johar and actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for obscene language and content, the Maharashtra Government has said that it will only check if AIB had secured appropriate clearances.

Shiv Sena should not air views through newspaper edits: BJP

Taking a strong view of an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' criticising the government over drought-relief, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said it should not air views through the newspaper.

Maharashtra govt mulls including road safety lessons in school syllabus

Maharashtra government is mulling to incorporate lessons on road safety in school syllabus to inculcate safety habits among students, Education Minister Vinod Tawde has said.

Maharashtra govt to buy house in London where Ambedkar stayed

Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived.

Maha govt to set up study group on education status report

 Taking cognisance of a report of an NGO highlighting the declining standard of education in Maharashtra, the state government here decided to set up a study group to assess the situation, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Wednesday.

Shopkeepers should speak in Marathi, says Maharashtra Minister Vinod Tawde

Maharashtra Minister for Culture and Marathi language Vinod Tawde on Monday said shopkeepers in the state should speak in Marathi as there should be people's movement to promote the local language.

Shopkeepers should speak in Marathi, says BJP minister

Maharashtra Minister for Culture and Marathi language Vinod Tawde on Monday said shopkeepers in the state should speak in Marathi as there should be people's movement to promote the local language.

'No teacher will lose job due to excess staff or rule change'

 Maharashtra Government will draft its education policy keeping in focus all 2 crore students, Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Council on Thursday even as he sought to allay apprehensions over any teacher losing his job due to change in rules or presence of excess staff.

'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport

 Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it.

Legal advice sought on Mumbai University Vice Chancellor's appointment: Tawde

Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday that the government has sought all details from the High Court and is seeking legal advice pertaining to Rajan Welukar's appointment as Vice Chancellor of the Mumbai University.