Sub Quota

  • No stay on sub-quota quashing to hit IIT aspirants June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A total of 325 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants are likely to be affected if the quashing of 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities in central institutions was not stayed, the government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerji told this to the apex...
  • SC refuses to stay HC order against 4.5 pc sub-quota June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday again refused to stay the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities in Central educational institutions. This is the second setback for the government in the past three days. The case will now come up for hearing in...
  • Sub-quota row: SC to hear Centre's plea today June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear the Centre's plea in the sub-quota for minorities issue. The apex court had on Monday refused to stay the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in...
  • Sub-quota: Centre submits documents before SC June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on June 12 placed before the Supreme Court the "relevant" materials and documents on the basis of which it carved out 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities in the central educational institutions such as IITs. Additional solicitor General Gourab Banerji mentioned the issue and placed the documents...
  • Want a politician as the president, says Mulayam June 11, 2012

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Monday said that the party was against a bureaucrat becoming the next President of India. Addressing a press conference, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the Presidential candidate must have a political background. "The candidate should have a political background, we are not in...
  • SC refuses to admit Govt's plea on sub-quota June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay Andhra Pradesh High Court's order quashing 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within 27 per cent OBC quota in educational institutions. The apex court will hear the matter on Wednesday. The court asked the Centre to place supporting documents for...
  • Govt may move SC against HC minority quota order June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: With admissions underway to IITs and universities, the government could move the Supreme Court as early as next week to challenge Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing 4.5 per cent sub quota for minorities. Sources in the government said the HRD ministry is pressing for an appeal to be...
  • Govt may move SC on minority sub-quota June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre is likely to move Supreme Court on the minority sub-quota issue on Monday challenging Andhra Pradesh High Court order annulling its decision to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities from within the OBC quota. Minority Affairs Ministry has moved a reference to the Law...
  • Minority sub-quota: AG to look into AP HC order June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Going ahead with its decision to challenge the Andhra Pradesh High Court order annulling its decision to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities from within the OBC quota, Minority Affairs Ministry has moved a reference to the Law Ministry on the issue. "Attorney General GE Vahanvati will...
  • IITs not to implement minority sub-quota for now May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In the wake of the Andhra Pradesh High Court order striking down the 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities within OBC reservation, IITs have decided to abide by the ruling, "ignoring" the quota provision till further legal developments. With this, candidates who benefited under the sub-quota and shortlisted...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav, Suhasini Haidar May 29, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Salman Khurshid May 29, 2012

    Law Minister Salman Khurshid has said that minority sub-quotas are not aimed at minority appeasement but the empowerment of all communities. ...
  • News 360: Kolkata Knight Riders' frenzied homecoming May 29, 2012

    Kolkata was indeed the City of Joy on Tuesday as the Knight Riders returned to their home city having won their first ever Indian Premier League title. ...
  • Will Cong sub-quota politics work in the LS polls? May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It's a blow which the government was quick to recover from. Less than 24 hours after Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the sub-quota for minorities, the government is adamant to pursue it. The government has proposed creation of a 4.5 per cent sub-quota for notified minority groups out...
  • Religion based quota not legally sustainable: BJP May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Dismissing Law Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that he will take the 4.5 per cent sub-quota issue to the Supreme Court, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said religion based reservation was not legally sustainable and Congress had misled the minorities with the politically-motivated step. Asked about the government...
  • Minority sub-quota scrapped: Govt to move SC May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that the government would move the Supreme Court against a Andhra Pradesh High Court order scrapping 4.5 per cent minorities sub-quota. A division bench of the AP High Court on Monday set aside the Centre's decision to carve out a 4.5 per...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav, Suhasini Haidar May 28, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • BJP welcomes HC's decision on minority sub-quota May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Maintaining that its stand has been vindicated on the Muslim quota issue, BJP on Monday welcomed the Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision to quash 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the OBC reservations. "When these reservations were announced we had clearly said it is against the Constitution," BJP...
  • Andhra HC strikes down minorities sub-quota May 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: A Division Bench of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Monday struck down the office memorandum issued by the Central government creating a sub-quota for religious minorities out of the existing 27 per cent reservation for the other backward classes (OBCs). The Bench, comprising Chief Justice Madan B Lokur...
  • 'Sub-quota to double job opportunities for Muslims' May 7, 2012

    Jaipur: The Centre's move to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities will double the job opportunities for Muslim community, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said. "The 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would increase two fold the job opportunities for Muslims, who...
  • 'Minority sub-quota to double job opportunities' May 6, 2012

    Jaipur: The Centre's move to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would double the job opportunities for Muslim community, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said. "The 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would increase two fold the job opportunities for Muslims, who must get their rightful share...
  • Opposition sees nothing new in Prez speech March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday addressed her last joint session of Parliament before her term ends but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the speech had no new direction and added that the country could soon witness mid-term elections. While the President spoke about the economy, security, terrorism,...
  • Did not violate poll code: Beni Prasad to EC March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma has written to the Election Commission saying he did not violate the poll code. The Election Commission had asked Verma to explain his minority sub-quota remarks during a rally in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader is believed to have said that he was only...
  • EC grants personal hearing to Beni Prasad Verma February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma was on Tuesday granted personal hearing by the Election Commission to explain his minorities sub-quota remarks for which the poll body slapped a notice and he is likely to appear on Friday. The Commission, which met in New Delhi on Tuesday evening, decided to...
  • Quota remark part of the manifesto: Beni Prasad February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: In his reply to Election Commission's showcause notice over the minorities' sub-quota remark, Union Steel Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that the quota remark was part of the party manifesto. Verma also said that he didn't mean to violate the model code of conduct...
  • UP: BJP complains to EC over Beni's quota remark February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP has registered a complaint with the Election Commission against Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad for allegedly promising 9 per cent quota for Muslims during an election rally. At a public rally in Farrukhabad, the Prasad said, "Muslims will be given more facilities, Muslims will...
  • Sub-quota row: After EC relief, Salman faces FIR February 14, 2012

    Farroukhabad: While the Election Commission has decided to close the issue on Salman Khurshid, a new problem has cropped up for the Law Minister. A lawyer in Farroukhabad has filed an FIR against Khurshid for allegedly violating the Representation of People Act. "I have registered an FIR against Khurshid for his...
  • EC decides to close Khurshid chapter February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has decided to close the matter on Salman Khurshid after the latter wrote to the EC saying he had the highest regard for the institution. The Union Law Minister has been facing the Election Commission heat over a Muslim sub-quota remark that he made at...
  • Khurshid free to express his views: Priyanka February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a potential embarrassment for the Congress, Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday that Salman Khurshid was "free" to express his opinions and so was the Election Commission. Referring to the ongoing row between the Union Law Minister and the Election Commission over a Muslim sub-quota...
  • Salman Khurshid mum on apology to EC February 12, 2012

    As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets set to ask Law Minister Salman Khurshid to explain his stand on his standoff with the Election Commission, CNN-IBN asks some hitherto unanswered questions. Did Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid make the Muslim sub-quota remark because the Congress desperation for Muslim vote has grown...