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BBMP Polls: CM Bommai welcomes SC order asking govt to complete delimitation process

May 21, 2022 7:52 am

The Supreme Court also asked the Karnataka government to complete the process of notifying the reservation of the wards for Other Backward Classes.

SC order on OBC quota: Ray of hope, says Maharashtra govt

January 20, 2022 3:35 am

🔴 The SC has directed the Maharashtra government to submit data on OBCs to MSCBC so that it can examine its correctness and make recommendations on the community's representation in local bodies polls.

Madras High Court quashes 10.5 per cent Vanniyar quota

November 01, 2021 4:02 pm

The Tamil Nadu Assembly had in February passed the then ruling AIADMK-piloted bill providing internal reservation of 10.5 per cent for Vanniyars, with the incumbent DMK government issuing an order in July this year for its implementation.

Centre's offer of 27 pc reservation in AIQ not acceptable, DMK tells Madras HC

August 04, 2021 1:12 pm

Senior counsel P Wilson said the state government would not accept anything short of the quantum of 50 per cent, if not 69 per cent, as recommended by the first bench of the High Court in its order passed in July last year.

State medical, engineering colleges: Bihar plans 33% reservation for girls

June 04, 2021 7:33 am

The move to reserve seats for girls is being seen as another political masterstroke of CM Nitish Kumar to consolidate his "caste-neutral" constituency of women.

Tamil Nadu: Implement 10.5% Vanniyar reservation without delay, says Ramadoss

June 03, 2021 4:21 pm

A government order (GO) was published by the Higher Education Department in April, other departments should have passed similar orders and the 10.5 per cent reservation for Vanniyar youths would have been implemented in education and employment, the PMK leader said

In national law schools, reservation for the elite

March 31, 2021 8:16 pm

Reservations for NRI, NRI-sponsored and foreign national students in premier law schools violate court verdicts, principles of equity

Maratha quota: MPSC plea in SC, seeks deletion of SEBC quota from job list, govt clueless

January 21, 2021 7:59 am

Sources said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed his Cabinet colleagues of plans to “initiate action against all those responsible” after it was also pointed out that the MPSC had sought legal opinion from experts who were known to have an anti-quota stance.

Delay in hearing, Maratha organisations say govt not interested in solving quota issue

January 21, 2021 7:30 am

The Maratha Kranti Morcha demanded that the government should give the highest priority to the case. On September 9, 2020, the SC had stayed Maratha reservation and recommended that the matter be referred to a larger bench for the final verdict.

Maratha quota: SC to hear schedule of hearing pleas on February 5

January 20, 2021 2:28 pm

One of the plea filed in the apex court had claimed that the SEBC Act breached the 50 per cent ceiling on reservation fixed by the top court in its landmark judgment in the Indira Sahwney case, also known as the 'Mandal verdict'.


New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category across all higher education institutions and universities from July 2019.

New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

January 16, 2019 5:55 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.

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.

Woman alleges gang-rape during Jat agitation in Haryana

February 29, 2016 4:51 am

Murthal, Feb 29 (ANI): Amid reports of mass sexual assaults during violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation, a woman has come forward saying that she was raped by seven men during the violent protests. Haryana’s Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rajshree Singh informed that the police has registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.Singh added the woman had also identified few perpetrators, one of them being her relative. He said that the woman claimed her 12-year-old daughter, who accompanied her in her car, was not raped but her clothes were torn apart.

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 row: Haryana CM offers compensation for innocents killed

February 23, 2016 12:02 pm

Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): Breaking his silence after the seven-day long agitation by the Jat community, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Tuesday offered compensation for the innocents killed in the reservation violence. Khattar added that a committee will also be formed to probe the lapses of police personnel and other district officials regarding the same.

Don't get influenced by emotions: Vidyut Jamwal tells Jat community

February 23, 2016 12:02 pm

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): In the wake of the ongoing protests by members of the Jat community demanding reservation in government jobs, actor Vidyut Jamwal has urged them not to get influenced by emotions.Vidyut said the people are misguided at times as they do not ponder over their action. Director Vipul Shah said that the government should come out with some solution as soon as possible.The members of the Jat Community have been protesting since the last ten days demanding reservation in government jobs.Vipul and Vidyut were present at the shoot of their upcoming film, 'Commando 2.'The film is directed by Dilip Ghosh and produced by Vipul Shah.

NH-1 blocked by Jat protestors reopens

February 23, 2016 6:34 am

Sonipat (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): The National Highway-1, which connects Delhi and Chandigarh, was reopened for traffic on Tuesday. The 456 kilometre-long highway had been blockaded by Jat agitators demanding reservation in government jobs and institutions.

Jat protestors set bus on fire in Bharatpur

February 22, 2016 4:01 pm

Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Feb 22 (ANI): The Jat agitators demanding reservation blocked roads in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Monday. The protestors blocked the roads and took to streets to register their agitation. The protestors also burnt a bus. Sporadic incidents of arson were reported as life in violence-torn Haryana limped back to normal with curfew being lifted gradually.

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.