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  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: 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. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Maharashtra to involve students in cleanliness drive: Vinod Tawde November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to involve students to implement the state's cleanliness drive, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday. He was speaking after launching the cleanliness drive of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's education department as part of the 'Swachchata Abhiyan' campaign, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....
  • Maharashtra: Unfair on part of Sena to vote against BJP, says Vinod Tawde November 12, 2014

    As the Shiv Sena has decided to vote against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said the former's decision was unfair. Tawde said, "We hope Shiv Sena will reconsider its decision. It's not fair for Shiv Sena to vote against us. People of...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet portfolios announced, CM Fadnavis keeps Home, Housing November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday allocated portfolios to his ten-member council of ministers while keeping the Home, Urban Development, Housing and Health departments with himself. As per the information provided by the CMO, the portfolios not specifically allocated to any minister will be with the Chief Minister. Senior BJP...
  • BJP rules out alliance with NCP but not with Sena if it doesn't get majority in Maharashtra polls October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: With just two days left for the Maharashtra Assembly elections result, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vinod Tawde said that the party will certainly get majority. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Tawde also clarified that if the need arose to form a post-poll alliance, then the possibility of going...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP says it will play crucial role, BJP says no truck with it October 16, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said that his party would play a crucial role in the formation of the next government in Maharashtra, while BJP, touted to emerge as the single largest party, said it would never join hands with the Sharad Pawar-led party. "NCP will have a...
  • Maharashtra elections: Vinod Tawde to face tough poll debut, but likely to sail through October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: 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. However, the 'Narendra...
  • Maharashtra: We will win more than 200 seats, says BJP leader Vinod Tawde August 11, 2014

    Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Opposition leader of the Maharashtra State Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Monday has confidently said that the BJP along with it's alliance in the state will win more than 200 seats out of the 288 seats. "We are confident that the BJP along with...
  • Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena MPs to meet Railway Minister on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Apprehensive about an adverse fallout of the hike in train fares in the coming assembly polls, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra will meet Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in Delhi on Tuesday to "convey strong sentiments of commuters". "We will convey to the minister the strong sentiments of the...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech February 23, 2014

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection of...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
  • Police serve liquor to Sanjay Dutt inside Yerwada jail, alleges BJP December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Saturday alleged that jailed actor Sanjay Dutt was served liquor inside the jail by the policemen. Sanjay Dutt was lodged in Yerwada jail, Pune, in the 1993 boms blasts case. The actor is currently out on a 30day...
  • BJP demands modernisation of Jain, Sanskrit schools September 5, 2013

    Hitting out at the Maharashtra government for approving a proposal to allocate funds to modernise madrasas (Islamic seminaries) in the state, the BJP on Thursday demanded Rs five lakh each for the Jain, Vaishnav and Sanskrit schools. The government's decision to grant funds for the modernisation of madarsas is a move...
  • Rajnath seeks PM's intervention in tackling drought April 2, 2013

    Jalna: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in tackling the severe drought in Maharashtra. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not serious about tackling drought. Singh should tour the droughthit areas and give some relief to people," Rajnath told reporters at Bhakarwadi village...
  • Maharashtra: BJP leader objects to use of water for IPL April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: With just two days to go for its sixth season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is already surrounded by controversies. Maharashtra Opposition leader Vinod Tawde has objected to the use of water in stadiums in the droughthit state. Tawde argues that pitch maintenance in these stadiums will consume 60,000...