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  • Kirori Singh Bainsla to press for 5 per cent quota for SBC August 17, 2014

    Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla has called for a mahapanchayat in Bayana on Sunday to press for 5 per cent quota for special backward classes. The mahapanchayat is aimed at getting a positive response from the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan. The 5 per cent SBC quota has already been...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet the public in Jaipur every Wednesday June 17, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will meet the public in Jaipur on every Wednesday to redress their grievances and complaints, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said on Tuesday. "Ministers will also be present in the meeting," Rathore told reporters after a three-hour Cabinet meeting. He said Raje has issued directions that ministers...
  • Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation May 13, 2014

    Transgenders on Tuesday moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs. The NCBC's decision comes against the backdrop of a Supreme Court order, which has directed the Centre and...
  • 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. ...
  • BJP to hold social justice meet for Dalits, Backward Classes in TN February 15, 2014

    Close on the heels of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kerala visit where he tried to reach out to Dalits, BJP will hold a social justice conference in Madurai to woo backward classes ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "Lots of posts, vacancies reserved for SC, ST, and other backward classes...
  • HC seeks explanation on creamy layer concept February 13, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to explain as to why the concept of creamy layer cannot be made applicable in benefits extended under reservation to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. A bench of Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas in Jodhpur sought the explanation from the Advocate General...
  • Modi woos backward castes, says he's a victim of untouchability February 9, 2014

    Kochi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday tried to woo Dalits and other backward castes in Kerala and hit out at the UPA for considering Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission report suggesting reservation for minorities. While addressing a meeting of backward castes in Kerala, Modi invoked Dr BR Ambedkar...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss inclusion of 60 castes in OBC list tomorrow January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to take up on Thursday the issue of inclusion of about 60 castes from 13 states and Union Territories in the central list of OBCs. In the event of the Cabinet clearing the proposal by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, people hailing from...
  • UPA asks National Commission for inclusion of Jats under OBC quota December 22, 2013

    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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir govt seeks Rs 84 crore from Centre under BRGF August 23, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir government has sought Rs 84 crore from the Centre under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) to boost development of the state's backward districts. "A plan of Rs 84 crore under the BRGF from current year's plan has been sent to the Centre for allocation," minister for Rural...
  • Action against IAS, IPS officers seeking to create instability August 19, 2013

    Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Backward Castes Commission on Monday said certain IAS and IPS officers want to create instability in the state and government was identifying such officers. "There are some IAS and IPS officers, who want to create instability in the state...The state government is identifying such officers," Ram Asrey...
  • SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation on Monday came in for criticism in the Lok Sabha with members claiming that it would hit hard 80 per cent population of the country comprising SC, ST and Backwards. The judgement disallowing reservation in promotion in the faculty of AIIMS also...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya asks PM to drop proposal to reintroduce NEET July 29, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the Centre's move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses. Welcoming the judgement, she said it had finally brought to an...
  • Karnataka: Draft report on development of 6 backward districts ready, says Siddaramaiah July 16, 2013

    Bangalore: A Cabinet sub-committee entrusted with the task to formulate regulations vis-a-vis financial, social and educational development of people of six backward districts would submit its draft report to the government on tomorrow, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday. The Parliament a few months ago had inserted the Article 371(j) in...
  • Those in AC rooms should visit villages, says Hooda June 9, 2013

    Karnal: A day after Union minister Kumari Selja and some Congress leaders attacked him over "tardy implementation of Centre policies for the uplift of Dalits", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said those "in air conditioned rooms should personally visit" the villages to see the development. Hooda said...
  • Jat community should get reservation: Amarinder Singh May 13, 2013

    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 the...
  • BJP is a party of backward and arrogant thoughts: Gehlot May 13, 2013

    Jaipur: Continuing his scathing attack on BJP, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday dubbed it as a party with backward and arrogant thoughts. Addressing a rally in Pushkar town in Ajmer, Gehlot said, BJP only worked for inciting violence and riots. "In Rajasthan, during the previous BJP rule, 90...
  • 'Modi most well known backward caste leader' May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday batted for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime minister calling him the most well known backward caste leader nationally. "India's next Prime Minister should be from the backward classes. Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi has never talked about his...
  • Congress woos JD(U), Bihar gets Rs 12,000 crore development grant April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major move, the Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Backward Region Development Grant for Bihar and other states. Bihar got the lion's share of Rs 12,000 crore. The announcement came in the backdrop of souring relations between the JD(U) and the BJP, with some calling it an attempt...
  • J&K: RBA certificates issue taken up in Legislative Council April 6, 2013

    Jammu: The government was on Friday directed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council to look into the matter of issuance of Reserved Backward Areas (RBA) certificates to women who get married and move to the state's backward areas. The issuance of certificates under the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act...
  • People excited over special status to Bihar, says Nitish March 27, 2013

    Patna: The Holi this year has brought added joy to the people of Bihar amid heightening excitement and anticipation that the state could be granted special status, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday. Celebrating Holi at his official residence, Kumar could not hide his joy with the Centre reportedly...
  • Under pressure, UPA looks to woo Nitish, Mamata March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The crisis within the UPA seems to be taking new turns each day. With Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav threatening to withdraw support, the government is now looking for new allies. Its best option is JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has been demanding...
  • Congress does nothing for backward states, says BJP March 17, 2013

    Commenting at Nitish Kumar's Adhikar rally in New Delhi, BJP slammed the Congress for not doing much to improve backwards states. "Backward states should stop expecting anything from Congress. When BJP-led NDA will come to power, we will take care of everyone. Congress will do nothing for them," said BJP...
  • My comment was pro-Dalit, I still stand by it: Ashis Nandy January 28, 2013

    Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy defended his statements on Dalits and other backwards classes saying he stood by what he said and that he apologised only to those who were hurt by his statement. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Nandy said, "I don't feel hounded. I stand by what...
  • Take legal action against Ashis Nandy for his comments: Maya January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Slamming sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy for his statement blaming the OBCs, SCs, STs for corruption menace in the country, BSP supremo Mayawati asked for an immediate apology. Condemning the statement, Mayawati said that Nandy should be sent to jail. "Ashis Nandy should be sent to jail...
  • Most of the corrupt come from OBCs, SCs: Ashis Nandy January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy on Saturday made a controversial statement at the Jaipur Literature Festival claiming that Dalits and other backward castes were responsible for the corruption in the Indian society today. "It is a fact that most of the corrupt come from the OBC and the Scheduled...
  • Willing to support bill for backwards: Mayawati December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to project the image that her party's base was not limited to Scheduled Castes, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has said that she is willing to support a separate bill to provide reservation in promotion to backwards in government jobs. Favouring early implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations,...
  • It's our historical duty to make Dalits equal partners in India: Ashutosh December 17, 2012

    IBN7's managing editor Ashutosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Quota Bill on promotions. Q. Dear Ashutosh, Why is the opposition to this only the SP and no other party. What is the reason for BJP to support this? Are they seeing this help them in...
  • Naidu in Delhi to peddle his BC strategy September 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: With a BC song on his lips, TDP boss Chandrababu Naidu is in Delhi to serenade leaders of opposition parties. And he appeared to have won a new friend in Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav who said he would love to work with Naidu in future. According to...
  • Ramdev blames graft for Jharkhand's backwardness July 11, 2012

    Ranchi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday said corruption as the root cause for non-development of Jharkhand. "There is loot of Jal, Jungle and Jameen (water, forest and land) in Jharkhand, blocking the progress of the state. Along with the Centre, the state should also take effective steps to curb corruption,"...