Free Press Journal
  • Minister blames media for ‘dirty’ image of politics

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has blamed the media for portraying a “dirty” image of politics, evoking sharp reactions from the opposition parties as well as its restive ally Shiv Sena. Addressing a group of students at Wilson College on Friday, Tawde asked how many of them wanted to join politics.

  • Probe ordered by government after Pune school issues rules on girl’s innerwear

    Nagpur: A day after parents and student of Pune’s Maeer MIT School protested against the school’s diktat over specific colour innerwear, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said that a committee would be sent to the school and further steps will be taken on it.

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    Man tries to blacken Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde’s face at Satara

    Mumbai: A member of the Dhangar community tried to throw black powder at Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde in Satara on Friday. Tawde was in the Western Maharashtra city, about 250 km from here, for an event, when a person, later identified by police as Maruti Jankar, approached him with black powder and attempted to throw it at him.

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    Mahrashtra: ‘Act to be amended to ensure schools don’t overcharge’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde on Monday announced that the Regulation of Collection of Fee Act, would be amended to ensure that schools in the state do not charge exorbitant fees from students. “We will bring necessary amendments in Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2011,” the state education minister said.

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

    Mumbai: 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. The minister’s clarification came after media reports that his BE Electronics “degree” was fake. “I am a student of Pune’s Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth and I am proud of it. I have never hidden the degree I obtained from that university,” Tawde told reporters here.