'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.

Management quota admissions should be transparent: Vinod Tawde
Management quota admissions should be transparent: Vinod Tawde

Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday said there should be transparency in the admissions for management quota seats in various colleges and the process should be done on merit basis.

Maharashtra keen to groom youth leaders via college elections: Tawde

The Maharashtra government is keen to re-start college elections as they would groom student leaders and help them develop leadership skills, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Saturday.

BJP willing to form coalition govt with Sena in Maharashtra, MLAs to meet on October 28
BJP willing to form coalition govt with Sena in Maharashtra, MLAs to meet on October 28

Breaking the lull post Maharashtra Assembly election results, senior state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde on Sunday announced that the party is willing to form a government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Shiv Sena.

NCP or Shiv Sena? Fractured Maharashtra mandate puts BJP in a spot
NCP or Shiv Sena? Fractured Maharashtra mandate puts BJP in a spot

A day after Maharashtra Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, major political parties on Monday went into a huddle exploring ways for government formation but the picture remained nebulous with speculation rife about whether it will be an NCP-propped BJP ministry or a coalition regime with Shiv Sena.

Who will become the next Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana?

A day after a hostoric win Bharatiya Janata Party is busy designing strategy for government formation and deciding on the name of next chief ministers for Maharashtra and Haryana.

BJP's parliamentary board will take final decision on CM: Tawde
BJP's parliamentary board will take final decision on CM: Tawde

 With exit polls predicting BJP coming to power in Maharashtra, a senior leader of the state unit today said the final decision on who will be the Chief Minister will be taken by the party's parliamentary board.

Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Tawde to face tough debut, but likely to sail through

The maiden electoral battle for senior Maharashtra BJP leader Vinod Tawde may not be a cakewalk as former ally Shiv Sena reportedly wants its cadre to ensure his defeat since it blames him to be one of the architects of the breakup of the 25-year-old saffron alliance.

BJP supports Shiv Sena candidate in Vasai Assembly seat

The BJP may have snapped ties with Shiv Sena, but it has decided to support the latter's sitting MLA from Vasai Vivek Pandit on the ground of fighting "criminalisation of politics".

MLAs among BJP's list of 172 candidates for Maharashtra Assembly poll

A day after parting ways with its oldest ally Shiv Sena, BJP on Friday released its first list of 172 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections that includes its top leaders in the state.

Maharashtra polls: No 'final formula' in alliance, says BJP to Shiv Sena
Maharashtra polls: No 'final formula' in alliance, says BJP to Shiv Sena

Soon after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday rolled out a 'final formula' on seat sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde said BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is very old, should be taken forward.

BJP, Shiv Sena yet to agree on seat sharing

BJP and the Shiv Sena are yet to reach an agreement on seat-sharing for the October 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.

Seat-sharing row: BJP unsatisfied with Uddhav's 'final formula', alliance crisis deepens
Seat-sharing row: BJP unsatisfied with Uddhav's 'final formula', alliance crisis deepens

Addressing party workers in Mumbai, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "There is a tug of war in the alliance. What is happening right before elections is unfortunate. Seat distribution is a complicated affair."

New seat allotment formula likely for Maharashtra polls: Vinod Tawde

The BJP and Shiv Sena are likely to announce a new seat allotment formula for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, since the alliance includes four more partners, BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde said here on Monday.

`Modi wave will help BJP win 35-36 seats in Maharashtra`

The "Modi wave" across Maharashtra will increase BJP`s votes by 12 to 14 per cent and help the saffron party-led alliance to secure 35-36 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, a senior state BJP leader has said.

Tawde demands special session to decide on Adarsh panel findings

Vinod Tawde demanded a special session session of the Legislature to decide on findings of the Judicial Commission which probed the Adarsh housing society scam.

Maharashtra BJP submits papers to support Rs 73,000 crore graft allegations

The BJP in Maharashtra handed over documents in connection with the massive corruption in the Power sector to Deputy Chief Minister and State Power Minister Ajit Pawar.

BJP slams govt over relief package for rain-hit Vidarbha

BJP leader Vinod Tawde criticised the Centre as well as Maharashtra govt over meagre financial provision for the rain-hit areas in Vidarbha region.