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  • Caste equations to decide the next Haryana CM 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After a historic win, comes the challenge of government formation in Haryana. The BJP with 47 seats has a clear majority but once again it boils down to caste equations. Emulating Bhajan Lal's formula of mobilising non-Jats, the choice in the BJP may finally narrow down to Karnal MLA...
  • Haryana: BJP prefers non-Jat leader for CM post, say sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the race for the post of Haryana CM heats up, BJP sources tell CNN-IBN that the state may get a non-Jat CM after a gap of over two decades. This indicates that Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar has an edge over Narnaund MLA Captain Abhimanyu who is a...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Violence rocks Hisar, Sirsa; 2 injured, several vehicles burnt October 15, 2014

    Hisar: Violence erupted in several parts of Haryana on Wednesday as the state went to polls. Clashes broke out between members of the Jat and Dalit communities in Hisar where several vehicles were burnt during the violence, the police said. The immediate cause for the violence was not known. The state...
  • Haryana polls: 92 Khaps holds the key to outcome October 12, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some 92 Khaps, a highly influential self-styled caste councils, in Haryana hold the key to the outcome of Assembly polls even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to them ahead of hustings. Khaps have drawn flak in recent years for controversial diktats on same-gotra (sub-caste) marriages and other...
  • Haryana politics witnessing a change in dynamics as smaller parties join the fray October 10, 2014

    In a state where the contest was traditionally between the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal, there is now a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party turning the contest triangular. Once BJP's staunch alliance partner, Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress is now an angry man. He was promised 45...
  • Haryana polls: Dalits live in fear in Mirchpur, have no hopes from any party October 1, 2014

    Mirchpur: As Haryana is going to polls on October 15, caste factor continue to play a crucial role in the state politics. Dalits make up 20 per cent of Haryana's population, above the national average of 16 per cent, but social and political clout still remains with the Jats. In 2010,...
  • Uttarakhand CM's focus on reviving tourism in state August 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said his focus on conducting the annual pilgrimages to the highaltitude shrines located in the state was meant to revive tourism which received a setback after last year's calamity. "As last year's calamity dealt a severe blow to the confidence of people wanting to...
  • Uttarakhand Governor directs review of arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra August 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which is held every 12 years, must be thoroughly reviewed before its start on August 18. Qureshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, said the meeting should be held at Raj Bhawan...
  • 'Unplanned tourist activities harmful for Uttarakhand grasslands' August 4, 2014

    Underlining the need to regulate tourism in grasslands of Uttarakhand, noted environmentalist Chandiprasad Bhatt has said pilgrims going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra this year should be made aware of the threat posed by unplanned tourist activities to these grasslands. "Unregulated and unplanned tourism in recent years is posing a...
  • Rajasthan government to begin with the repair of Indira Gandhi canal soon July 25, 2014

    Recruitment of 314 junior engineers, repairing of Indira Gandhi canal, efforts to increase water inflow to Pushkar lake in Ajmer are among the slew of promises made on Saturday by the Rajasthan government in the state Assembly. Water Resources Minister Sanwarlal Jat also assured the House that the government would make...
  • CJ Show: Dalits flee Haryana village to seek justice for women raped by upper cast men June 15, 2014

    Over 80 Dalit families belonging to Bhagana village in Haryana have fled to Delhi after they were allegedly threatened by Jats for protesting the abduction and rape of four women. Some of them turn CJ's to narrate their woeful story and to appeal for justice for the victims. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, rape survivors' pick up CJ mike to fight for justice, citizens talk about how power cuts affect them ,a CJ highlights the misuse of funds by civic bodies in Bangalore,homeless appeal the new government for rehabilitation. Plus, a fathers fight to save his lone child from...
  • 3 BJP MLAs resign from Rajasthan Assembly May 29, 2014

    Three BJP MLAs on Thursday resigned from Rajasthan Assembly after they were elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. The three MPs Om Birla, Bahadur Koli and Santosh Ahlawat, who were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kota, Bharatpur and Jhunjhunu seats respectively, submitted their resignation to...
  • Two exarmymen, two former bureaucrats elected as MPs May 20, 2014

    Rajasthan has elected two exArmy officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections. Among the 25 MPs, all from BJP, one is a PhD holder, one a Chartered Accountant, another an MBA while two hold Bachelors degree in law. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat has...
  • Ajmer LS Independent candidate Narayandas Sindhi passes away May 5, 2014

    Independent candidate Narayandas Sindhi, who was in fray for Lok Sabha polls from Ajmer constituency died here on Monday due to heart attack. He was 65. Sindhi had contested many Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Ajmer in the past, the DPIR sources said. He was also the owner and editor...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant April 9, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 detailed...
  • Rajasthan tracker: BJP to win 21-25 seats, Cong routed, may get 0-2 April 3, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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 April 1, 2014

    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 in the...
  • Ensure no glitches in implementation of Jat quota: BJP to government March 4, 2014

    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 was...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over BJP demand for reservation for Jats March 4, 2014

    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, the...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs March 3, 2014

    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 said...
  • Gujjars won't support Congress if reservation denied: Colonel Bainsla March 3, 2014

    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 has...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances March 3, 2014

    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 his...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota March 2, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • Jat reservation: NCBC to conduct public hearing in nine states January 21, 2014

    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 decision...
  • Fed up of government assurances, Jats threaten agitation if denied reservation January 14, 2014

    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 were...
  • Jammu Kashmir Gujjars demand OBC status for Jats in state January 6, 2014

    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 to...
  • Jat leaders thank Rahul Gandhi for backing reservation demand December 23, 2013

    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...