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  • AgustaWestland's businesses spread across many sectors in India February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Italian company Finmeccanica's business is not limited to just helicopters. Its subsidiary AgustaWestland has been in India since the 1970s and has presence in many sectors. If the CBI examines the helicopter deal then AgustaWestland's other businesses in India too will come under investigation. Finmeccanica's business is spread over...
  • Rajasthan Police summons Ashis Nandy for questioning January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Police has summoned sociologist Ashis Nandy for questioning in connection with the controversial remark he made against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against him under Section 506 IPC (Criminal Intimidation) and the Scheduled...
  • Quota Bill brawl shames Parliament as MPs come to blows September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In yet another low, the fight over SCs/STs Quota Bill ended in a scuffle between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi party (SP). The MPs feel they did nothing wrong. The Bill was finally tabled but couldn't be taken up for discussion which comes as no surprise...
  • Govt clears Quota Bill, to be brought in Parliament tomorrow September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared reservation in job promotions for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs)in government service, despite opposition from the Samajwadi Party (SP). But the big question remains - with Parliament paralysed over coal blocks will the bill be able to go through the house....
  • SC likely to strike down quota in promotions: AG August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has reportedly written to the Law Ministry on reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in job promotions, pointing out that the proposal is not legally possible. Sources say that Vahanvati has told the Law Ministry that reservation for SCs/ STs in promotions...
  • PM calls all-party meet on SC/ST Bill on Aug 21 August 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court earlier rejected Mayawati demand for quota for promotion of SCs and STs in government jobs in UP. ...
  • SC/ST promotion quota bill in govt jobs on Aug 22 August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, the government on Thursday agreed to members' demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs. Minister of State for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a...
  • BSP rules, but UP top state in crimes against SCs, STs January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Crimes against the weakest sections of the society rose in 2007 for the third year running, with Uttar Pradesh topping the number of atrocities against Scheduled Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) members, official data shows. The Crime in 2007 report of the central government's National Crime Record Bureau...
  • Infosys, IIIT trains SC STs students June 24, 2007

    Bangalore: Infosys Techologies announced that the Special Training Programme (STP) for SC,ST students, conducted in partnership with the Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore was a "resounding success". The pilot intiative is aimed at enhancing the employability of students from the lower socio-economic background to enable them compete on an...
  • Quota for Creamy Layer of SCs, STs November 15, 2006

    New Delhi: The creamy layer of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs, STs) too will get the benefit of quota, a Group of Ministers (GoM) decided on Tuesday. The Supreme Court had on October 19 excluded the creamy layer from the "purview of reservation in public employment and promotions." The GoM on...