Reservation

  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take up women's reservation bill in big way: Congress August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women's Reservation Bill in a big way with party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue during a meeting of eight thousand-odd Mahila Congress members on Wednesday. The All-India Conference...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 1-3 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 1-3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman normally applies for more than...
  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading anti-Naxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • Inflation at 5 month low of 5.19 per cent in July August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein rich items. It was at 5.43 per cent last month and 5.84 per cent in July 2013. Inflation in the overall food articles...
  • Crony capitalism hampers economic growth: RBI governor August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday came out strongly against "crony capitalism", saying it kills transparency and competition and hence is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity and economic growth. "By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth," Rajan said, delivering a...
  • RBI's tough inflation stance risks stand-off with Modi government August 9, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to achieve it, risking friction with the new government if he is seen as overstepping. Rajan, well known within the RBI for pragmatism, now must...
  • Two tigresses die in MP's wildlife reserves in separate incidents August 7, 2014

    Two tigresses, including an eight-year-old, died in the state in separate incidents, officials said. In the first incident, the carcass of an eight-year-old tigress, 'Kankati', was found on Wednesday in the overflowing Charanganga canal in Tala range of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Umaria district, said C H Murlikrishnan, director of the...
  • BJP to oppose any move by Telangana government on Muslim reservation August 6, 2014

    Sangareddy: BJP will oppose any move by the Telangana government to provide 12 per cent reservation to Muslims as had been promised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by K Chandrasekhar Rao, in its election manifesto, BJP state unit chief G Kishan Reddy said here on Tuesday. "BJP is...
  • RBI keeps repo rate unchanged, cuts SLR for banks by 0.5 pc August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a shortfall in monsoon rains spark a surge in food prices. The RBI also lowered banks' minimum bond holding requirements, known as the statutory liquidity ratio...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers August 5, 2014

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • Was the Pune landslide tragedy a man made disaster? August 1, 2014

    Pune: Could the massive landslide in Ambegaon in Pune have been averted? Some unheeded alarm bells raised in 2011 by a panel of experts could hold answers to whether the tragedy was a natural calamity or a man-made disaster. The Madhav Gadgil Committee's report on the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats had...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Mumbai High Court to hear PIL against Maratha reservation July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation against Maharashtra government providing 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, is scheduled to come up in Mumbai High Court on Wednesday. The PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, said that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group. It said that they...
  • Railway reservations to be overhauled through e-ticketing July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways' reservation system will be overhauled through e-ticketing systems, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said on Tuesday, presenting the railway budget for 2014-15 in parliament. "We will allow 120,000 users to simultaneously book online", Gowda said after he began his budget presentation quoting the philosophy of Kautilya about...
  • RBI restores overseas investment limit July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday restored the overseas investment limit of Indian companies to 400 percent of the firm's net worth after the rupee rebounded from last year's record low levels against the dollar. Last August, the RBI cut the overseas investment limit for companies to 100...
  • June factory activity grows at fastest pace since February July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian factory activity expanded in June at its quickest pace since February while output prices rose at the fastest rate in eight months, signalling a further rise in inflation that is bound to vex the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a business survey showed on Tuesday. The HSBC Manufacturing...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC against reservation for Marathas in Maharashtra June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's plans for 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, ahead of the assembly elections, have run into legal trouble. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by activist Ketan Tirodkar. The PIL says that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group....
  • Congress MP demands reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra government is set to announce its decision on the Rane Committee's recommendation for 20 per cent quota for Marathas, Congress MP Hussain Dalwai on Sunday made a strong pitch for reservation for Muslims in the state. "It would be a blunder on the part of...
  • Uttar Pradesh to soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh would soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit, which would be the country's 45th tiger reserve. A notification in this regard had been issued earlier this week, an official release said on Friday. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve was the state's first tiger reserve that came into existence in 1987,...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • Amangarh Tiger Reserve reserve makes special arrangements to combat heat wave June 12, 2014

    It's not just people but the animals in the wild who are reeling under the intense heatwave that has swept UP and other northern states. Considering the plight of the animals, the Amangarh Tiger Reserve authorities have taken special measures for providing water to them. Nine new tanks have been constructed...
  • 10-year-old female elephant found dead near Corbett Tiger Reserve June 11, 2014

    A 10-year old female elephant was found dead in a field close to the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, a forest official said. The elephant was found dead on Tuesday evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision, park warden of Corbett Tiger Reserve SC Upadhyay said. Prima...
  • MP government gives Rs 1.5 lakh to family of man killed by tiger June 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has given Rs 1.50 lakh compensation to the family of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a tiger in Khitauli range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Ramesh Bhumia, from Medra village in Barhi tehsil of Katni district, was killed in the tiger attack on May 27. A sum of...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday slashed import tariff value on gold and silver to $408 per 10 grams and $617 per kg respectively, in view of weakness in bullion prices globally. In the second fortnight of May, tariff value on imported gold stood at $424 per 10 grams and silver at...
  • RBI's '007' Raghuram Rajan faces pro-growth boss in Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Hailed as a troubleshooting "James Bond" of central bankers amid India's currency crisis last year, Raghuram Rajan was given a licence to kill inflation with higher interest rates and drive a programme of monetary policy reforms. Now, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may need all the...