Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maharashtra Government will be consulting its law and judiciary department on the future of educational institutions run by the outlawed Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. IRF Educational Trust of Naik runs the Islamic International School (IIS) at Mazgaon in Mumbai, which also has a branch in Chennai. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde had earlier said that the ban on IRF would not affect the students in the institutions and necessary measures for their rehabilitation would be taken. Sources in the state education department said…

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Maha govt widens fee waiver for students

Mumbai, Oct 13 (PTI) The BJP-led Maharashtra government today extended 50 per cent fee waiver to all categories of students pursuing professional and higher education courses with a family income of less than Rs six lakh and more than 60 per cent marks at the time of admission. The decision apparently comes in the backdrop of the campaign launched by the Maratha community seeking reservation in jobs and education. Addressing a press meet after a state Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Rajrishi Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojana…

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