Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicBackward classes

Topic: Backward classes

Swami Prasad Maurya’s jump from BJP to SP hasn’t paid off, OBC leader trails in Fazilnagar

Maurya, an influential Other Backward Class (OBC) leader and five-time MLA, had also switched his constituency from Padrauna to Fazilnagar for this year’s polls.

Govt addressing only the ‘balconied’ classes, overlooking labourers, is arrogant & dangerous

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

OBC quota is for social backwardness, not economic, don’t change that — panel tells govt

In a letter to govt, the commission has taken strong exception to its new plan to include salary as a component to determine income ceiling for creamy layer of OBCs.

Damodar Swarup Seth, the socialist who felt Constituent Assembly didn’t represent all

Despite being a vocal advocate of minority rights, Seth was against reservation for 'backward classes'.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.