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  • 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.

  • Maharashtra: Vinod Tawde blames media for portraying ‘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 here Friday, Tawde had asked how many of them wanted to join politics.

  • Bhagwad Gita ‘non-religious’, nothing wrong in distributing it in education institutions: Vinod Tawde

    Mumbai: Terming the Bhagwad Gita a “non-religious” text and “a way of life”, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Saturday there is nothing communal in distributing the text in educational institutes. Tawde also said the copies of holy books of other religions can also be given to colleges, provided they are made available for free.

  • Maratha Quota Stir: Cabinet divided over strike call by government staffers

    Mumbai: The state cabinet seems to be divided over the strike call given by 17 lakh government employees. While Shiv Sena minister Diwakar Raote demanded strict action against the striking employees, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Vinod Tawde opposed him. He rallied behind the employees and advocated their demands.

  • Mumbai Rains Latest Updates: FYJC online admissions date for first merit list extended due to heavy rains

    Torrential rains lashed Mumbai and neighboring areas, causing water logging at several places and submerging rail tracks on some routes today. Several roads were waterlogged and rail tracks submerged at some places as heavy rains continued in the city and the suburbs since last night. Of the 26 weather stations in Mumbai and its suburbs, 14 recorded more than 100 mm rainfall since yesterday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here said, adding

  • 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.

  • Govt grants annual outlay of `366.48 cr for city suburbs

    Mumbai: The government of Maharashtra at the meeting of District Planning Committee approved an annual outlay of Rs 366.48 crore for Mumbai suburbs. This fund will be used for infrastructure and development work, said the guardian minister for suburbs, Vinod Tawde.

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    Maharashtra education dept issues new guidelines for schools asks them to mark attendance three times in a day

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra School Education department has issued guidelines for schools and junior colleges, mandating certain safety measures in students’ interest. A circular issued by the department said that every school and junior college should install CCTV cameras. Attendance should be marked thrice a day, and if a student is found missing, parents should be informed immediately through a text message, the circular said.

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    Supriya Sule targets state over ‘Chacha Chaudhary & Narendra Modi’ books

    Pune: NCP MP Supriya Sule on Monday  accused the BJP-led Maharashtra government of trying to “promote” its “ideology” through education by using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pictures on books being recommended for supplementary reading in schools.

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    Maharashtra: State is moving towards permitting ‘cluster universities’, says Vinod Tawde

    Kolhapur: The Maharashtra government was moving towards giving permission to “cluster universities” in which students would be able to get degrees in multiple disciplines, state Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Sunday said. “The Maharashtra government is now heading towards giving permission for cluster universities. About 10-12 cluster universities would start functioning in the state in the near future and students would get multi-disciplinary degrees,” Tawde said while addressing the media at the

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    17L Class X kids take aptitude test, commerce is the top pick

    Mumbai : Over 17.36 lakh students of Class 10 appeared for Kal Chachani which is survey test to check their field of interests and career choices. Majority of students are interested in the Commerce field as per this year’s survey conducted by the state education ministry.

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    Mumbai: Maharashtra govt to form international board for non-English schools 

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will set up an education board for the non-English medium schools in the state, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said today. “The government has decided to form the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) to prepare the syllabus for the non-English medium schools.

  • 15k answer-sheets of law yet to be assessedRonald Rodrigues

    Mumbai : Students are distressed as around 15,000 answer scripts of Law courses of winter semester examinations are pending to be assessed by the Mumbai University (MU). Last week, the university had assured to complete assessment within 10 days but still these answer scripts are pending as the online assessment process is going on at a slow rate.