Jats

  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant 09-04-2014 08:29 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs 09-04-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: A week after the Supreme Court said that reservation for Jats should be carefully scrutinised, it has now said that they are prima facie convinced that reservations to Jats in government jobs under the OBC category is correct. The apex court has asked the Centre to file a...
  • Rajasthan tracker: BJP to win 21-25 seats, Cong routed, may get 0-2 03-04-2014 09:50 PM

    The ruling BJP is projected to sweep Rajasthan in the Lok Sabha elections. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar, the BJP is likely to win 21-25 seats in the states. The opposition Congress may get 0-2 seats and the others...
  • Haryana poll tracker: BJP-HJC take lead, Congress to come second 03-04-2014 09:43 PM

    The BJP-HJC combine is likely to end the dominance of the Congress in Haryana in this Lok Sabha election. According CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week election tracker, the BJP-HJC alliance may get 36 per cent votes. The Congress may get 30 per cent of the votes and the INLD is likely to get...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on plea challenging Jats' OBC quota 01-04-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the inclusion of Jats in the OBC category. The SC said the matter was serious and that the apex court will seek assistance of the Attorney General of India in the matter. The next hearing...
  • Ensure no glitches in implementation of Jat quota: BJP to government 04-03-2014 04:25 PM

    BJP on Tuesday said the government has been forced to grant reservation to Jats in the central OBC list due to agitation by the community and persistent political pressure and and hoped it will ensure that there are no glitches in its implementation. The principal opposition party claimed that it...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over BJP demand for reservation for Jats 04-03-2014 11:04 AM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly got off to a rough start again on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding reservation for Jats in the state. The Centre on Sunday had cleared reservation for Jats in government jobs, a move slammed by the opposition as "political expediency". Meanwhile,...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • Gujjars won't support Congress if reservation denied: Colonel Bainsla 03-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre cleared reservations for Jats in government jobs, Rajasthan Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla warned that his community won't support the Congress until it gets the same recognition too. "Our demands are more than genuine. Sachin Pilot has promised us reservation but nothing...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota 02-03-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats...
  • Jat reservation: NCBC to conduct public hearing in nine states 21-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Reservation for Jats in Central Government jobs has moved a step forward with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) deciding to conduct public hearing in nine States before arriving at a conclusion. This move by the commission comes a month after the government asked it to take an early...
  • Fed up of government assurances, Jats threaten agitation if denied reservation 14-01-2014 12:15 PM

    An organisation based in Uttar Pradesh fighting for reservation for the Jat community in government jobs has threatened to cut off water supply to Delhi in February if its demands are not met. President of Akhil Bharatiya Jaat Arakshan Samiti, based in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Yashpal Malik said the Jats...
  • Jammu Kashmir Gujjars demand OBC status for Jats in state 06-01-2014 07:05 AM

    A Gujjar organisation in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday supported the demand by the Jats community in the state for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category. We have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde supporting the demand of Jats in the state...
  • Jat leaders thank Rahul Gandhi for backing reservation demand 23-12-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: Hundreds of members of the Jat community led by Harayana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to thank him after the Cabinet asked the backward classes commission to expeditiously take a call on providing reservation to the community in Central government...
  • UPA asks National Commission for inclusion of Jats under OBC quota 22-12-2013 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: For several years Jats across the country have been demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category. With an eye on the 2014 polls, the Union Cabinet has now announced that it will ask the National Commission for Backward Classes to take an early...
  • Centre pushes reservation for Jats under OBC quota ahead of election 20-12-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The rattled Congress-led UPA at the Centre is planning to extend reservation to the Jats. According to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, if the National Backward Classes Commission (NBCC) gets back to the government at the earliest, the reservation could be a reality soon. However, he...
  • President's Bodyguards only for Rajput, Jat, Sikhs for functional requirement, admits Army to SC 02-10-2013 07:51 PM

    The Army has admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to President's Bodyguard (PBG) is open only to Hindu Rajputs, Hindu Jats and Jat Sikhs, saying that it is done purely on "functional requirement" and there is no caste and religion bias in it. In an affidavit filed in the...
  • Jat community should get reservation: Amarinder Singh 13-05-2013 05:30 AM

    Shimla: Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the Jat community should get reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category. The Congress leader was unanimously appointed president of the All India Jat Maha Sabha at its executive meeting in Shimla. After his appointment, he told reporters that...
  • Jat protesters breach security, enter Shinde's house; 142 arrested 10-04-2013 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday night arrested 142 protesters who barged into the residence of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to stage a protest demanding reservation for Jat community and a case of rioting has been slapped against them. A senior police official said a case has been registered...
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  • Rajasthan Cabinet resigns, Gehlot to visit Delhi 15-11-2011 02:32 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Tuesday said that the entire state Cabinet has resignation in the wake of a cabinet reshuffle. "All the ministers have put in their papers for the Cabinet reshuffle," Dhariwal said. He added that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will visit New Delhi on Tuesday...
  • Rajasthan Cabinet likely to be reshuffled 15-11-2011 08:41 AM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has called for an emergency meeting of his ministers on Tuesday. The meeting is in aid of a probable Cabinet reshuffle, sources said. The urgency for the meet comes at a time when a recently sacked minister faces the threat of being arrested in...
  • Rajasthan minister quits amid murder allegations 13-11-2011 09:09 AM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan minister of state for Environment and Forests Ramlal Jat resigned on Saturday after local media reports targeted him over a mysterious death of a woman. The victim Paras Devi was the wife of the Bhilwara Dairy chairman. She died under mysterious circumstances in a hospital on the September...
  • Mallika Sherawat turns sportswoman for film 30-10-2011 12:46 PM

    Mumbai: Glam girl Mallika Sherawat will play a Jat sprinter in an upcoming movie. Bhaag Milkha, bhaag! Mallika Sherawat is about to run you out of the stadium. The indefatigable newsmaker is all set to play a Jat athlete, a national-level sprinter to boot, in debutant direct Afzal Ahmad Rizvi's...
  • Bhanwari case: Maderna gets Jat community support 18-10-2011 01:21 AM

    Jodhpur: Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna on Monday got support from Jat community whose leaders today protested against his dismissal in connection with the mysterious disappearance of Bhanwari Devi. Several pradhans, sarpanches and block presidents affiliated to the ruling Congress tendered their resignations to register their protest. The pradhan of...