Reservation

  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Three IRB personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague 10-04-2014 09:39 AM

    In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Welfare of Jarawa tribes key issue in Andaman 09-04-2014 12:51 PM

    The conflict between commercial activities and welfare of Jarawa tribes is one of the key poll issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is witnessing a fierce fight among five major parties, including debutant AAP, for this lone Lok Sabha seat going to polls on Thursday. The issue remains so...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan tracker: BJP to win 21-25 seats, Cong routed, may get 0-2 03-04-2014 09:50 PM

    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...
  • Exclusive: Not worried about rupee overvaluation right now, says Rajan 02-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said he was not worried about rupee overvaluation for now. Strong foreign fund inflows over the last couple of months have lifted the rupee to an 8-month high, stoking concerns that India's exports could become uncompetitive. "When we were at 60/$, people...
  • BJP seeks votes of Biharis, but Shiv Sena beats them in Mumbai: Rahul 01-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Aurangabad: Pointing out that Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena beats up people of Bihar in Mumbai, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the former saying that its leaders are seeking votes in Bihar. While addressing a rally at Aurangabad in Bihar, Rahul said, "Shiv sainiks...
  • RBI gets EC approval to grant new bank licences 01-04-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: Ending weeks of uncertainty, the Election Commission on Tuesday allowed the Reserve Bank of India to issue licences for setting up new banks. "The Commission is of the view that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may take necessary action (for grant of in-principle approval for banking licences)...
  • RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged at 8 pc, CRR at 4 pc 01-04-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India maintained status quo in key rates on Tuesday, keeping the Repo Rate unchanged at 8 per cent and Cash Reserve Ratio at 4 per cent. The RBI also warned that failure to elect a stable government in the coming elections will accentuate "downside...
  • RBI likely to maintain status quo in monetary policy on Tuesday 31-03-2014 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank will come out with annual monetary policy on Tuesday amid expectations that it will maintain status quo because retail inflation, especially in food items, is yet to show definite signs of moderation. "It would be quite a tough call for the RBI in the given...
  • Congress to realease manifesto today, to focus on anti-graft bills 26-03-2014 09:20 AM

    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...
  • Rupee slumps 39 paise to end at 61.34 Vs US dollar 20-03-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday depreciated 39 paise, logging its biggest daily loss in nearly two months, to end at 61.34 versus the dollar on fears of capital outflows from emerging markets after Federal Reserve chief signalled a sooner than expected hike in US benchmark interest rates. On Wednesday night,...
  • Sensex loses 93 points to end at 21,740.09 20-03-2014 09:39 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Thursday closed 93 points down at its lowest level in two weeks on selling in banking, capital goods and power shares in line with weakness in global markets rattled by fears that the US Fed may hike interest rates sooner-than-expected. The Sensex, which had gained...
  • A day after Holi, heavy rush in trains from Bihar 18-03-2014 03:02 PM

    A day after Holi, most of the railway stations in Bihar were on Tuesday witnessing a heavy rush of passengers, mostly migrant workers returning to their work places outside the state, a railway official in Patna said. "It is a big challenge for us as there is a heavy rush...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer 18-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said....
  • Tiger killed in territorial fight in Kanha Reserve 13-03-2014 04:31 PM

    A tiger was killed in a territorial fight with another feline in Madhya Pradesh's Kanha Tiger Reserve, forest sources said on Thursday. The two-and-half year old tiger sustained fatal injuries in the territorial fight with another big cat on March 11 in Kisli range of the tiger reserve, they said....
  • Tiger found dead in Valmiki Tiger Reserve 10-03-2014 05:13 PM

    A tiger was found dead in acanal in Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in Bihar's West Champarandistrict on Monday, forest official said. According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore, the forest guards found the carcass of the tiger inSikpiya canal on road number seven of Madanpur forest range ofVTR. The...
  • A lot of work is required for the betterment of tribal areas: Margaret Alva 08-03-2014 07:35 PM

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Saturday said a lot of work was needed to be done for the betterment of tribal areas of Rajasthan and to address women issues there. "Though tribals in the state are happier as compared to other parts of the country, still a lot of work...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over BJP demand for reservation for Jats 04-03-2014 11:04 AM

    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,...
  • RBI grants 9 more months to exchange notes printed before 2005 03-03-2014 07:36 PM

    The Reserve Bank on Monday granted an additional nine months for the public to exchange currency notes printed before 2005, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, and set a deadline of January 1, 2015. "RBI has also advised banks to facilitate the exchange of these notes for full value...
  • Maharashtra government to discuss reservation for Maratha community 03-03-2014 12:31 PM

    Mumbai: Ahead of elections, the Congress also wooing not just the Jats, but the Maratha community in Maharashtra too. The state Cabinet is likely to discuss the issue of reservation for the community. A committee led by Industries Minister Narayan Rane has recommended 20 per cent reservation for Marathas. If...
  • Gujjars won't support Congress if reservation denied: Colonel Bainsla 03-03-2014 11:18 AM

    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...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    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...
  • RBI committed to "strongest growth possible": Rajan 26-02-2014 11:34 PM

    Under flak from various quarters for raising rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said the central bank is committed to the "strongest growth possible" and is on the same page as the Finance Ministry on this front. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also strongly favours targeting CPI inflation...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit 26-02-2014 11:21 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National...
  • Three Maoist cadres carrying rewards arrested in Bastar 26-02-2014 06:33 PM

    Three Maoists, including two women, who carried rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Wednesday. Two Maoist cadres were nabbed from the Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai police station limits of Narayanpur district last evening, Narayanpur...
  • Inflation views aligned with government, says Raghuram Rajan 24-02-2014 06:12 PM

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shared similar views on inflation management, while reiterating a call for the US Federal Reserve to be more sensitive to emerging economies. Rajan's comments, in an interview with CNBC, come after Finance...
  • G20 meet begins amid clamour for transparency in Fed tapering 22-02-2014 06:01 PM

    G20 ministers on Saturday began their two-day deliberations to work out a "real and tangible framework" to push global growth amid clamour for a more transparent tapering programme by the US Fed Reserve with a view to reducing volatility in the global financial markets. Australia, which is the chair of...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days 18-02-2014 11:53 AM

    India let another opportunity of a Test win on foreign soil slip from their hands when New Zealand managed to erase a 246-run deficit to plunder 680 for 7 in their second innings and shut down India's chances of a series-levelling win. Here's how it happened over the course of...