Maharashtra News Highlights: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, plans to introduce a mandatory course on caste awareness. It is one of the initiatives taken by the SC/ST Cell of the institute, which believes that sensitisation is a way toward inclusivity.
The four-day old Shiv Sena-BJP government will face the floor test on July 4 during the special two-day session of the Legislative Assembly beginning Sunday. The election to the post of the Speaker of the House was held Sunday, in which BJP’s Rahul Narwekar was elected. Ahead the session, the Eknath Shinde-led faction of Shiv Sena sealed the legislative party office in the Vidhan Bhavan. The Maha Vikas Aghadi had fielded Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi.
Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who have extended support to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday returned to Mumbai from Goa on the eve of a special two-day session of the state legislature which will see election for the Assembly Speaker speaker’s as well as a floor test of the new government.