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Number Theory: The class divide among Other Backward Classes in India

OBCs, as of now, are entitled to reservations not just on a caste-basis
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 09:49 PM IST

OBC list: Centre moves to give states the power

This marks the third time in as many years that the central government has brought legislation to effectively rollback a decision of the Supreme Court relating to lower castes.
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 04:45 AM IST

Centre approves 27% OBC, 10% EWS quota in medical courses

Students of BJ Medical College in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 12:47 AM IST

27% OBC quota in all-India medical admission, 10% for EWS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 06:38 PM IST

Cabinet decision: OBC sub-categorisation panel’s term extended

The Cabinet, which held its first in-person meeting this year, also approved the continuation of National Ayush Mission (NAM) as a centrally sponsored scheme for another five years till 2026.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:10 AM IST

DCAC’s three courses introduced this year fail to get UGC approval

Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:01 PM IST

In Bihar, how caste shapes politics and governance

The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 06:38 AM IST

Despite objections by ex councillors, Punjab govt notifies 50 Mohali MC ward list after delimitation

Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Published on Nov 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST

How Mandal changed, and did not change, India

Former prime minister, VP Singh, addressing a rally in August 1990 in support of the Mandal Commission
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST

DU admission: Aspirants unable to procure OBC/EWS certificates owing to pandemic shutdown

A group of teachers have also written to the administration asking that candidates be admitted based on previously issued certificates in the backdrop of the pandemic.
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 02:23 AM IST

OBC quota in medical seats only in central institutions: Govt informs HC

Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Jun 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik declares 4 names for Odisha RS polls, will need BJP’s help to win all

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced names of 4 party candidates for the Odisha Rajya Sabha polls.
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 10:10 PM IST

Why did Naveen Patnaik government pass the OBC Bill in a hurry |Opinion

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently stumped the opposition with the OBC Bill.
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Odisha to have 100 hostels for 10,000 OBC students

Naveen Patnaik government has proposed to sanction 100 hostels with an accommodation capacity for 10,000 OBC as well as SEBC students
Published on Feb 14, 2020 05:51 PM IST

1.37L cr allocated for SC, ST, OBC welfare; over 9K crore for Divyang

The allocation for the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities was 1,204.90 crore in 2019-20.
Published on Feb 02, 2020 01:14 PM IST

Bombay HC upholds govt’s decision to stop provisional appointments on reserved posts

A view of the Bombay High Court
Published on Jan 25, 2020 09:28 AM IST

Cabinet extends term of panel on OBC reservation for the 8th time

An initial report showed that a fourth of the benefits from reservations were going to 10 particular OBC groups, leaving 983 with almost no benefits, according to a draft report reviewed by HT.
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 05:57 AM IST

Odisha joins Maharashtra, Bihar to demand OBC enumeration with Census 2021

Last week, the state Cabinet had passed a resolution to request Centre for the census of OBC and SEBC.
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:51 PM IST

Odisha government to approach Centre for caste-wise enumeration of SEBCs, OBCs during 2021 census

The state government made the decision during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Published on Jan 12, 2020 09:25 AM IST

The CAA is meant to polarise India as part of the Hindutva enterprise

Modi should recognise the rising tide of discontent among the young on the party’s divisive policy prescriptions, and the arrogance of university administrations, as a reason for the protests
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:00 PM IST

Jharkhand: Local issues win over BJP’s Hindutva and vikas model

JMM working president and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Jharkhand, December 23, 2019
Published on Dec 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST

HRD approves extension of reservation to OBC students for admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalaya

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (HT photo)
Published on Dec 18, 2019 08:21 PM IST

The fight within the BJP: All eyes on Pankaja Munde’s rally today

All eyes are on the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja, as she holds a mega rally in Beed, Marathwada on Thursday.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST

Will be forced to take different step if BJP ignores me: Eknath Khadse

Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST

DMK seeks 50% quota for OBCs and 90% Central jobs in Tamil Nadu for Tamils

DMK’s Kanimozhi and TR Baalu led a delegation to PM Narendra Modi with 16 ‘major’ demands.
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 01:20 AM IST

OBC groom forced off horse, wedding procession attacked by upper caste men in Madhya Pradesh

A Other Backward Class (OBC) groom was beaten up and his wedding procession attacked by upper caste men in a village in Agar Malwa. (Representative Image)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 05:25 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Quota for backward classes a key election plank in ‘tribal state’

The BJP has promised to increase reservation to the OBC in proportion to their population and within the ambit of the constitutional provisions
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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