Gujjar

  • Cong LS candidate Mohammad Azharuddin faces opposition from party workers 20-03-2014 12:35 PM

    Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency, is facing opposition from party workers who are holding demonstrations and demanding the ticket be given to a local party worker. Some of the party workers burnt posters in Tonk and held demonstrations at Patel Circle...
  • 116-year old UP man finishes 200 metre race in 46.74 secs, wins gold 26-02-2014 08:15 PM

    Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District, Gujjar,...
  • 116-year old Dharampal Gujjar clears 200 metres in 46.74 secs 26-02-2014 07:41 PM

    Coimbatore: Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District,...
  • Six tigers, 86 leopards killed in 14 months in Uttarakhand 24-01-2014 08:30 AM

    Six tigers and 86 leopards were killed in Uttarakhand in a space of 14 months since the beginning of 2012 with unnatural factors like illegal poaching and accidents responsible for the deaths of 32 of them, says an official report. From the beginning of 2012 to February 2013 a total...
  • 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...
  • BSF arrests Pakistani national staying with Gujjar family for over 2 years 30-12-2013 04:32 PM

    A Pakistani national, who claimed to be staying with a Gujjar family for over two years in Kathua district's Hiranagar sector, has been arrested by BSF near the border and is being quizzed in connection with the twin militant attacks on October 26. The Pakistani, who identified himself as Mohmmad...
  • Gujjars announce support for Congress candidates 20-11-2013 11:57 PM

    The ruling Congress on Wednesday got a shot in the arm after Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla announced that his community members would vote for the party in the December 1 Rajasthan Assembly polls, following Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's "promise of 5% quota" for them. Bainsla, who met the Chief...
  • Vasundhara Raje, Rajnath Singh release state BJP's election manifesto 20-11-2013 03:49 PM

    Rajasthan BJP state president Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday released the party manifesto for the state, assuring 5 per cent reservation for Gujjar community, 24 hour power supply, schemes for welfare of girl child among other promises. Also present at the conference wasBJP president Rajnath Singh. "Our manifesto talks about serious...
  • Vasundhara Raje misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue: Ashok Gehlot 12-11-2013 03:31 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has accused BJP state president Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue by promising that the party would give five per cent reservation to the community if voted to power. Gehlot said the state government has already granted five per cent reservation under...
  • Gujjars get 5 per cent reservation in Rajasthan 29-11-2012 02:21 PM

    Jaipur: Finally, the Rajasthan government has given five per cent reservation to Gujjars. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gahlot's government gave the reservation to Gujjars under the Special Backward Classes (SBC) category without tampering with the quota for any other caste. But the move is already being questioned. The Gehlot government...
  • A week after clashes, uneasy calm in Bharatpur 20-09-2011 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: There is an uneasy calm at the Gopalgarh village, a week after eight people were killed in violent clashes between the local Gujjar and Meo Muslim communities. Bullet marks on the walls of the masjid are a reminder of what happened last Wednesday. Shops are closed, with very...
  • Caste questionnaire sparks row in Jaipur 22-01-2011 07:50 AM

    Jaipur: Barely two weeks since the State government was able resolve the Gujjar demand for reservations, a new controversy over quotas is brewing in the state. All because of a questionnaire prepared by the State Backward Class Commission. Questions meant to help district collectors identify economically weaker sections of higher...
  • Gujjars call off protests, 17-day stir ends 06-01-2011 08:08 AM

    Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose. "I have called off the agitation. I am satisfied with what...
  • Gujjars call off 17-day agitation 05-01-2011 09:40 PM

    Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose. The one per cent reservation quota for Gujjar in State job...
  • Gujjar Stir: Bainsla to meet Gehlot on Tuesday 04-01-2011 04:14 PM

    Jaipur: Colonel (retd) KS Bainsla, leader of Rajasthan's agitating Gujjar community, will on Tuesday hold talks with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, even as the community's stir for five percent reservation in government jobs entered its 16th day, disrupting some train services. Bainsla left Piloo Ka Pura near Bayana in Bharatpur...
  • Gujjars, Rajasthan government talks break down 03-01-2011 06:13 PM

    Jaipur: The talks on Monday between a motley delegation of the Gujjars and the Rajasthan government broke down, with the community leaders blaming the government for not accepting their three major demands, and continuing their job quota agitation for the 15th day. "They did not accept our demand to stop...
  • Talks fail to end impasse over quota to Gujjars 03-01-2011 07:56 AM

    Jaipur: Talks to end the 15-day-old impasse on the Gujjar quota issue failed to make much headway on Sunday with the agitators unrelenting on their demand for five per cent reservation in government jobs. The state government and the Gujjar agitators will have another round of talks on Monday, Energy...
  • Deadlock continues between Gujjars and govt 02-01-2011 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla refused to attend a fresh invitation for talks saying he first wants to know the outcome of talks between Congress leaders of his community and the government. After a fresh invitation for talks was made by the government this evening, Bainla refused to...
  • Deadlock over quota to Gujjars persists 02-01-2011 12:12 AM

    Jaipur: The deadlock over quota to Gujjars in Rajasthan persisted for the 13th day on Saturday as the community remained non-committal on a fresh invitation for talks tomorrow to sort out the issue. The Gujjar leaders are insisting that a decision will be taken only after it learns about the...
  • Rajasthan govt urges Gujjars to hold talks 01-01-2011 11:00 AM

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday requested the Gujjar community, agitating for five per cent reservation in jobs, to send a delegation to hold further talks on their charter of demands while their protests continued to affect train services in parts of the state. "We have requested them to send...
  • Gujjars to talk with Rajasthan Govt on Friday 31-12-2010 12:15 PM

    Jaipur: An amicable solution to the Gujjar agitation could be in sight with further talks between representatives of the community, demanding five per cent quota in government jobs, and the Rajasthan government expected on Friday afternoon. "We have decided to send a 21-member delegation to Jaipur to hold further talks...
  • Talks moving in positive direction: Gujjars 30-12-2010 11:55 PM

    Jaipur: Agitating Gujjars in Rajasthan, demanding 5 per cent quota in state jobs, on Thursday held second round of talks with the government after which the two sides said that the negotiations were moving in the positive direction. "The meeting was held amicably and the community is ready for next...
  • Gujjar leaders may meet Rajasthan Govt today 30-12-2010 11:48 AM

    Jaipur: A Gujjar delegation is likely to meet government officials in Bayana town of Bharatpur district on Thursday for talks aimed at ending the deadlock over the reservation issue. "A delegation comprising of around 15-25 Gujjars is expected to come here and meet us. I was informed by aides of...
  • Gujjar agitation hits Rajasthan tourism hard 30-12-2010 12:31 AM

    Jaipur: In Rajasthan the tourism industry seems to be paying the price for the Gujjar agitation. The blocking of rail and road traffic has left tourists refusing or unable to arrive in the dessert. The much-awaited Christmas-New Year trip to the Golden triangle of Delhi Agra and Jaipur became a...
  • Gujjars ready for talks with Rajasthan Govt 29-12-2010 02:46 PM

    Jaipur: Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla has agreed to hold talks with Rajasthan government over his community's demand for five per cent reservation in state government jobs and educational institutions. Colonel Bainsla, who is leading the agitation at Pilukapura, said that an eight-member delegation of Gujjars will hold talks...
  • Gujjar stir continues, protest in Delhi today 29-12-2010 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: It's the tenth day of the Gujjar protest and it is set to spill over to the national capital on Wednesday. A Gujjar mahasabha will be held at the Jantar Mantar today. The city is likely to see some disruptions as the Gujjars bring their protest to the...
  • Gehlot blames BJP for planning Gujjar protests 29-12-2010 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Gujjar protest will on Wednesday be seen in Delhi on the tenth day of their agitation, demanding five per cent quota in the OBC category in Government jobs and educational institutions. Blocked rail routes due to the Gujjar protests between Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Mumbai, road blockades between Jaipur and...
  • Raj CM again appeals to Gujjars to end agitation 28-12-2010 03:33 PM

    Jaipur: Making a fresh appeal to Gujjars to call off their agitation, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the community should understand the Government's limitations over the reservation issue as the matter is subjudice. "What is in our hands will be done for sure, but since the matter...
  • Impasse over Gujjar quota issue continues 28-12-2010 12:13 PM

    New Delhi: The stalemate over the Gujjar quota issue continued for the ninth day on Tuesday. Community leader Colonel Bainsla maintains that he is ready for talks. He will be sending five representatives to meet the Gehlot Government's three-member panel in Bayana on Tuesday. Talks have been inconclusive so far....