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

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

Naga hand to OBC faces, Govt sends message with its Governor picks

Noted lawyer and former Janata Dal MP Jagdeep Dhankhar has been appointed as the Governor of West Bengal, replacing Keshari Nath Tripathi. Another senior BJP leader, Ramesh Bais, has been appointed Tripura Governor.


OBC sub-categorisation panel gets 6th extension

In its orders issued on May 21, two days before the results of the General Election, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment extended the Commission’s tenure for another two months beyond the current deadline of May 31.

In Ballia, gathbandhan candidate divides Brahmins, unites Rajputs

In this Lok Sabha seat, the two communities are roughly equal in numbers and together account for around 5 lakh votes.

Lok Sabha elections: In Maharshtra's Wardha, OBC communities hold the key

Sitting BJP MP Ramdas Tadas, who belongs to the Teli community, has angered members of the Kunbi community with alleged insensitive remarks during a community convention in the city earlier this year.

Caste in new moulds

The OBC is an umbrella category that, at the Centre, clubs together nearly 5,000 castes that are at different stages of social, political and economic advancement. It is a reasonable assumption that the better empowered castes in the OBC list have cornered the benefits of reservation to the exclusion of the rest.


Gujarat: PAAS leaders meet OBC panel chief, seek survey of Patidars

According to Panara, they told the Commission’s chairperson to first conduct a suvey of the Patidar community and then decide on its own, if to give the community separate reservation or to include them within the 27 per cent OBC quota.

OBC sub-categorisation panel gets 4th extension

The panel is mandated to divide 5,000-odd castes in the central OBC list into sub-categories for “more equitable distribution” of opportunities in central government jobs and educational institutions.

Quota for Marathas? Commission made 'favourable recommendations' in report to Maharashtra govt

According to a government source, the report has made favourable recommendations on the demands of the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, without disturbing the quota granted to Other Backward Classes (OBC).

MP comes up with software to ensure quota benefits reach needy SC/ST, OBC members

The software-based method, Weighted Indexing System (WIS), would help weed out the elite among the members of the SCs, STs and OBCs, thus providing space for the real needy within these communities, said Mahatme.

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Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

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

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

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.