Free Press Journal
  • Schools with less than 10 students to be shifted

    Education Minister Vinod Tawade told the media on Saturday, if the state were to strictly implement the Right to Education (RTE) Act, more than 12,000 schools would have closed down and the teachers would have lost their jobs.

  • zilla parishad deputy CEO held for taking bribe from MLA

    Nashik : The deputy chief executive officer of zilla parishad (ZP), Dhule was arrested while he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials said.

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    After BJP’s win in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena ties up with Congress eyes to consolidate its strength at State level

    It was just a week back when Shiv Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was elected as the mayor of Mumbai, with the outside support from Bharatiya Janta Party. But now Shiv Sena wants to consolidate its own presence in Maharashtra, but without immediately breaking its tie with BJP in the Maharashtra. Shiv Sena in view of consolidating its presence in Maharashtra has tied up with Congress, in Aurangabad and Ahmednagar districts for forming administrative

  • Congress: Vikhe, Thorat camps stake claim for A’nagarZilla Parishad prez post

    Mumbai: Despite Congress’ poor peformance in the recently-concluded civic and Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls, two senior party leaders are in a tussle to install their own supporter as the president of Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad, where it has managed to emerge as the single largest party.

  • Civic polls: Choppers to be used in Gadchiroli

    Mumbai: In order to ensure safety of the election staff and material in the Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district during the upcoming zilla parishad (ZP) and panchayat samiti polls, the Maharashtra government has decided to deploy two helicopters there.

  • Civic polls: Nomination forms to be accepted on Sundays too

    Mumbai: The State Election Commission has decided to accept nomination forms on Sundays as well for elections to Municipal corporation, Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti, to be held in two phases next month.

  • BMC Polls 2017: The fight for heading richest civic body is on

    With polls coming up in Maharashtra, the fight for heading BMC is on. Ten municipal corporations including Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur, 25 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis are scheduled to go to polls next month. Over seven crore voters in major cities and vast rural stretches areas will elect 1,258 corporators, 1,558 members of district councils and 3,116 panchayat samiti members.

  • ‘People are quite ignorant about Constitution’- E. Z. Khobragade

    Former IAS officer E Z Khobragade, while working as the chief executive officer, zilla parishad, Nagpur initiated the preamble reading programme in the year 2005 at the school level. He followed up on this issue with the state government, after which, in 2008, the Maharashtra government issued orders regarding celebrating Constitutional Day in all offices, schools and colleges on November 26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared that Constitutional Day will be

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    Edu minister inaugurates library in Palghar school

    Palghar : Minister for Higher and Technical Education Vinod Tawde was in Vasai on Thursday morning to inaugurate a library in a Zilla Parishad school on the occasion of late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday.

  • Yavatmal under grip of dry spell amid shortage of rainfall

    Yavatmal: As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district is under the grip of a strong dry spell. Yavatmal has received only 139.3 mm rainfall during the current monsoon season, which amounts to 37.3 per cent only, as against the normal average of 911.34 mm, according to district’s Agriculture Superintending Officer Anil Ingle.

  • Shiv Sena lashes out at BJP over truck with Congress in Gondia Zilla Parishad

    Mumbai: Taunting the BJP over joining hands with arch-rival Congress in Gondia Zilla Parishad, the Shiv Sena today said in politics it is not known when friends become enemies and vice versa, and cautioned its senior alliance partner that though the ZP tie-up may comfort it in near future, the thorns of its actions could prick it later.

  • Future of tribal students in 77 ZP schools in dark

    Mumbai : Electricity supply of at least 77 Zilla Parishad schools in the Kalyan tahsil has been cut off from the months as education officials forgot to pay the monthly electricity bills. Meanwhile students, mostly tribals, are deprived of computer classes and other activities in the schools.

  • Three BJP leaders elected as Palghar ZP committees chairperson

    Palghar: Three members of the BJP and one of Bahujan Vikas Agadi (BVA) won the election for chairperson of four committees of Zilla Parishad leaving Shiv Sena with no position in the committees. During the elections held here yesterday, BJP’s Vinita Kore was elected as chairperson of women and child welfare committee, Dharma Govari of social welfare and health, Ashok Vade of agriculture, while BVA’s Suresh Tare was elected as chairman of public works department. Earlier,