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It empowered. But it also opened a Pandora’s box
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 06:11 AM IST
Dalits and tribals must continue to get representation. But the system is broken
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 07:35 PM IST
Khadse’s statement comes amid speculations that he is in touch with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders. Khadse, however, has refused to comment on the matter.
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiSurendra Gangan
Agar Malwa’s additional superintendent of police, Pradeep Patel, said they have registered a case against 12 people for rioting, confining persons, damaging property and attacking people. They have arrested four people out of the 12.
Published on Dec 02, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Bhopal/Agar Malwa |Pramod Carpenter
The commission has given 15 days to the chief secretary to collect data and submit the action report.
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Patiala
While the profiles of the elected candidates is not very different from those elected in the 2014 assembly elections, we observed a few changes, particularly with respect to age and experience of the elected MLAs.
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 03:18 AM IST
New Delhi |Saloni Bhogale, Basim Nissa, and Mohit Kumar
Income ceiling is the threshold over which OBC candidates would be barred from caste-based reservation in government jobs and admission to government- funded educational institutions.
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 01:36 AM IST
Nitish virtually took digs at the BJP, which has ruled the state for maximum period, and said the state carved out of undivided Bihar has not progressed the way it was expected to. He taunted the BJP government saying people from Bihar, where prohibition is in force, come to Jharkhand for liquor.
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Kumar Uttam
It will provide information about their numbers, economic status, and could be the basis for a 3rd OBC commission
Published on Sep 05, 2019 08:35 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh, till today, had quota in government jobs capped at 50% -- 14% for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 16% for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 20% for Scheduled Tribes (STs)—in line with Supreme Court’s 1992 guidelines.
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | HT Correspondent
The ministry, which is the nodal ministry for issues related to SCs, Scheduled Tribes (STs) and OBCs, is yet to formally take up the issue with the state’s Yogi Adityanath government.
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:47 AM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the presence of VBA candidates led to defeat of the Congress-NCP in nine seats, as the anti-BJP votes got split between them.
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 02:38 AM IST
Mumbai | HT Correspondent
It’s not their inability to transfer votes that resulted in their poor performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections; the two, in fact, did manage to transfer their votes to each other though the degree varied. The reasons for the alliance’s dismal performance lie somewhere else
Published on Jun 12, 2019 07:59 PM IST
The next census, in 2021, is slated to count OBCs for the first time in 90 years. The commission, headed by former high court chief justice G Rohini, is giving the finishing touches to its report that will be submitted next month.
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Sunetra Choudhury
Students from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes did not feature in the top 50 candidates across India and also lagged behind in the pass percentage recorded.
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 02:01 PM IST
New Delhi | Dhrubo Jyoti
Updated on May 19, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna/Patliputra/Arrah | Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
The outcome in this region will largely depend on caste alignments, particularly of the Other Backward Classes and the Dalits. The BJP has not fielded its sitting MPs in three (Etawah, Hardoi and Misrikh) out of four reserved seats. In all, the BJP has changed six candidates in the 13 seats that will be voting.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur |HT Correspondent
The BJP is hoping the induction of top Congress leaders would help it regain lost ground in Saurashtra, which has seven out of Gujarat’s 26 Lok Sabha seats.
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Junagadh/Rajkot | Hiral Dave
In August 2013, members of the Jat community of nearby Malikpura village, around 4 km from Kawal, allegedly killed Shahnawaz, a Muslim youth, after an altercation. In retaliation, a mob from Kawal killed two Jats – Sachin and his cousin, Gaurav. This sparked the violence.
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 08:18 PM IST
Muzaffarnagar |Anisha Dutta
One of the hazards associated with using socioreligious population figures to predict electoral outcomes is their variation, both in numbers and other attributes, across the country.
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
Arguing for Akhil Maratha Mahasangh, advocate Vineet Naik told a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre that the Mandal Commission had erred in terming Marathas a forward class.
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 04:33 AM IST
Mumbai |KAY Dodhiya
The Gaikwad commission report, which became the basis to grant 16% reservation to Marathas under the socially and educationally backward class (SEBC) category, was accurate, scientific and much-needed, petitioners arguing in support of the quota told the Bombay high court (HC) on Wednesday.
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 10:02 AM IST
Mumbai |K A Y Dodhiya
The uncertainty which the ruling party now faces is whether the gains of the EWS quota would be nullified by the ordinance to prevent a reduction in reserved jobs in higher educational institutions by the central government
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The organisers of the protest are also opposing any probable move on part of the state government to induct Marathas into the OBC category.
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Mumbai |Press Trust of India
The panel was set up in 2017 to look into an “equitable distribution” of OBC reservation benefits.
Published on Feb 06, 2019 11:44 PM IST
An HT analysis of a 2013 National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on Household Ownership and Operational Holdings in India shows that farmers from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category could be the biggest beneficiaries of this scheme.
Published on Feb 02, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Abhishek Jha
The Narendra Modi government is ready with a bill to introduce 10 per cent reservation for economically backward sections. The constitution amendment bill will be introduced in parliament tomorrow, the last day of the Winter Session.
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 08:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
First, BJP strategists believe that a shift of backward communities towards the Congress led to its crushing defeat in Chhattisgarh.
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 08:35 AM IST
New Delhi/Raipur |Kumar Uttam & Ritesh Mishra
The state government has given an undertaking to the HC that it will not make any appointments under the 16% reservation carved out by the government for the Maratha community
Published on Dec 20, 2018 12:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiK A Y Dodhiya
A senior minister, who did not wish to be named, said the government is looking at three options – 12, 14 and 16%.
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 07:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai