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  • 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...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SC agrees to hear Centre's plea to grant quota for minorities 19-02-2014 04:23 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Centre's plea seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. A bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan asked the government...
  • Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue 18-02-2014 07:11 PM

    The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The government filed an application pleading that it should be allowed to grant the...
  • Vasundhara Raje seeks inclusion of Jats in OBC central list 06-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union government to include Jat community of Bhartpur and Dholpur district in Other Backward Class (OBC) central list. She wrote a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently in this regard, according to a statement in Jaipur. Raje mentioned...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement 05-02-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. "The Congress is of the firm opinion that the system of reservation for SC, ST and OBCs must continue....
  • Cabinet likely to discuss inclusion of 60 castes in OBC list tomorrow 30-01-2014 12:05 AM

    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...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah advocates reservation in cooperative sector 15-01-2014 01:12 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has kicked up a row ahead of all important Lok Sabha elections. He is now advocating backward class reservation in the cooperative sector. Last week, addressing a conference of backward classes near Bangalore, he said that the backward classes must get reservation in the cooperative...
  • 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...
  • Rahul to meet members of minority communities in poll preparations 23-12-2013 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will interact with over 200 representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, on Monday to solicit their views and find out their demands and aspirations which may find a place in the party's 2014 poll manifesto. After holding a meeting with representatives of...
  • 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...
  • Seats still available at Delhi University even after new session begins 27-07-2013 12:35 AM

    With classes for the new academic session already started, Delhi University issued a ninth cut off list late on Friday night to fill up a number of seats still lying vacant along with a notification to all colleges to complete their admission process by July 31, 2013. Eight colleges issued...
  • Income limit of 'creamy layer' hiked to Rs 6 lakh per annum 16-05-2013 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to widen the ambit of beneficiaries getting reservation under the OBC quota, the Central government on Thursday enhanced the ceiling for applying the 'creamy layer' restriction on "socially advanced persons". While the income criteria so far was Rs 4.5 lakh per annum, the Union Cabinet...
  • Congress' Siddaramiah: Rise of the 'Outsider'

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    It was an extremely sultry afternoon by Bangalore standards. The Congress office on Queens's road, deserted till the second half of the counting day, was...

  • LJP to hold nationwide protest for SC reservations 21-04-2013 01:57 AM

    New Delhi: Accusing the government of being "apathetic" towards dalit issues, Lok Janshakti Party and Dalit Sena will hold a nationwide agitation in August 2013 to demand reservation for scheduled castes and OBCs in private jobs, judiciary and promotions. "We have decided to hold a nationwide agitation on August 9....
  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? 28-01-2013 10:41 PM

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • Ashis Nandy a criminal, should be arrested: PL Punia 28-01-2013 03:45 PM

    Punia said Ashis Nandy has disgraced many with his comment where he allegedly said that SC, ST and OBC people were "most corrupt". ...
  • I was misquoted: Ashis Nandy 26-01-2013 05:30 PM

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