QUOTA

  • Odisha Cabinet cancels plots, houses allotted under discretionary quota since 1995 December 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a major move, the Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cancelled all the plots and houses allotted under discretionary quota since 1995. The vigilance panel will also initiate criminal proceedings against those who produced false affidavit to get discretionary quota meant for martyrs, sportspersons and distinguished personalities. A total of 1791...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Half of Tatkal tickets on 80 trains to be costlier October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Half of the Tatkal tickets on 80 trains have become costlier with the railways deciding to partially implement the dynamic fare system under which charges will depend on demand. The decision, clearly aimed at mopping up more revenues by the cash-strapped railways, comes in the midst of festival season...
  • Bombay HC to set up inquiry into allotment of flats from CM's quota September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it will initiate inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the alleged illegal allotment of flats under the Chief Minister's quota. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the Advocate General to consult the registry and come up...
  • HC to appoint retd judge to detect double allotment of flats from CM quota September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said that a one-man committee of a retired district judge would be appointed to scrutinise all applications since 1989 for acquiring flats under the Chief Minister's discretionary quota in Maharashtra in order to detect cases of double allotment. The suggestion was given by a...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 12, 2014

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  • CAG validates CNNIBN's revelation on misuse of discretionary quota by Odisha government August 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General has come up with a report validating CNNIBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNNIBN had exposed the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha over how the state government had illegally allotted...
  • Tribal students demand 50% domicile quota in Tata Football Academy August 5, 2014

    Activists of tribal students, Adivasi Chatra Ekta, demonstrated in front of the Tata Football Academy (TFA) for the second day today demanding preference to local talents in recruitment of cadets. Led by Chatra Ekta leader Jasai Mardi, over one hundred activists sat on a dharna since Monday demanding 50 per cent...
  • CM Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to Tamil Nadu July 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the Tamil...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling CongressNCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told reporters...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Centre, CongressNCP alliance lock horns over reservation for Marathas June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's decision to clear reservation for Marathas and Muslims has led to a fresh round of fire between the Centre and CongressNCP alliance in the state. The Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions....
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • Bombay HC fixes final hearing on PIL against CM's housing quota June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday fixed for July 28 the final hearing on a PIL challenging double or multiple allotment of houses from the Maharashtra Chief Minister's discretionary quota. A bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, asked petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to file an additional affidavit within a week...
  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cutoff at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cutoff for admissions to the fouryear undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college today. "This cutoff set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • BJP slams Congress for sub manifesto promising OBC quota to Muslims April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has stirred a hornet's nest by releasing a sub manifesto which has promised OBC quota to Muslims. The Congress released an additional manifesto on "empowerment of minorities" promising a quota of 4.5 per cent for backward Muslims in the existing other backward caste reservations. The BJP has...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? April 15, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education and...
  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims April 10, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh has been allotted a Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims from the Central pool for 2014. This was stated by Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Sanawwar Patel in Bhopal on Thursday. He said the Central Haj Committee had earlier alloted a quota of 2,613 to the State but later it...
  • 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...
  • Azam Khan urges Centre to restore Haj quota of Uttar Pradesh March 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday requested the Centre to reconsider its decision to decrease the Haj quota of the Uttar Pradesh. "I have written a letter to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid asking him to reconsider the Centre's decision to decrease Haj quota of the state," state Minority Welfare ~~amp;amp; Haj Minister, Azam Khan said in...
  • Congress to realease manifesto today, to focus on anti-graft bills March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is all set to release its 2014 Lok Sabha polls manifesto on Wednesday. It is likely to focus on the party's commitment to pass anti-corruption Bills and bring back black money. Rights-based legislations like the MNREGA, Food Security and the RTI are likely to be key...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi March 25, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • A Billion Votes: All the elections buzz from battleground Varanasi March 25, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Congress manifesto may focus on middle class, quota in private sector March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Congress at the Centre will release its 2014 manifesto on Wednesday. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be present during the release function. According to party sources, right to health and employment opportunities will be the main focus of the manifesto. Reservation for...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government March 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • 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...
  • SC junks PIL seeking job quotas based on income March 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking to do away with caste-based job reservation for Dalits, tribals and others and replacing it with quotas based on the economic criteria. Dismissing the plea by Manjit Singh Sachdeva, Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the petitioner if he...