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Tuesday, July 27, 2021



JD(U): Centre non-committal on caste census

July 24, 2021 9:29 am

JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi said: “We are incensed by the central government’s response towards caste census. The government remains non-committal on the issue."

Reservation in local bodies: Maharashtra govt asks backward classes commission to collect empirical data of OBCs

July 04, 2021 7:32 am

The government notification stated that the commission will conduct “contemporaneous rigorous inquiry” into the nature and implications of the backwardness of OBCs in local bodies.

NCP leader Khadse hits out at BJP, says party adopts ‘use and throw’ policy on OBC issues

June 29, 2021 7:09 pm

Eknath Khadse also claimed he was “forced to resign” as revenue minister in the Fadnavis government. He also accused the BJP of clipping the wings of OBC leaders such as Pankaja Munde, Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Rohini Khadse.

BJP won't rest till OBC quota in local bodies' polls is restored: Fadnavis

June 24, 2021 10:06 pm

The OBCs constitute 52 per cent of the population in the state with more than 350 castes and sub-castes. Since its foundation in 1980, the BJP has always played the OBC plank to emerge as a mainstream party in Maharashtra.

UP government on appointment spree, names new OBC panel chief

June 18, 2021 1:37 am

Saini, who is from Saharanpur, was serving as the Deputy Chairman of the commission for the last one year.

Bhujbal targets Centre for ‘failing to provide Census data on OBC’ in Maharashtra

June 07, 2021 8:50 pm

Urging workers to exercise restraint, Bhujpal said, “The MVA is committed to the OBC welfare. But if any injustice is done, we will launch a state-wide agitation to create awareness for the political rights of OBCs.”

Amidst OBC survey announcement, demand for reservation gains momentum

March 05, 2021 9:19 am

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said despite writing to the CM of Odisha twice seeking reservations for OBCs in government jobs and educational institutions and for SEBCs in educational institutions in Odisha, his request has remained unanswered till date.

What's left of the 'Mandal moment', politically and socially, now?

August 22, 2020 10:41 am

Rise of Hindutva politics and contradictions within OBC spectrum have exhausted the silent political revolution. Unfulfilled promise of job quotas may lead to a revival.

Maratha, OBC groups to file plea, seek provision for anticipatory bail

February 13, 2020 1:46 am

The 2018 judgement had stated there should be no automatic arrest after a complaint is filed under the Act. The apex court had also introduced a provision for anticipatory bail.

Modi formed OBC panel which earlier governments didn't do: Amit Shah

October 08, 2019 3:42 pm

The home minister also lauded the prime minister for integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India by abrogating Article 370.


Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

Kanpur: Upper caste community holds ‘semi-nude’ protest demanding reservation

February 24, 2016 10:53 am

Kanpur, Feb 24 (ANI): After the protests by the Jat community of Haryana demanding reservation in the other backward classes (OBC) category, upper caste people in Kanpur held a semi-nude protest demanding reservation. The protestors critised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for all the fake promises. The protesters raised slogans against BJP.

Jat unrest: Security forces teargassed protestors at Munak Canal

February 21, 2016 2:18 pm

Delhi-Haryana Border, Feb 21 (ANI): The security forces on Sunday used tear gas shells to disperse protestors at the Munak Canal on the Delhi-Haryana border amid the ongoing pro-reservation protest by the Jat community. The security personnel deployed on the site are trying to remove the agitators, who are protesting from the last seven days. The Jat protestors have also blocked NH 8 near Jaisinghpur Khera of Rewari district. Meanwhile, the police baton charged the protestors, who have blocked the NH 2 in Faridabad. At least 10 people have been killed and 150 injured as protests by the Jat community in Haryana demanding status for Other Backward Classes (OBC) continued for the seventh day.